Where to Buy Dota 2’s TI10 Merch
For those attending TI, visiting The Secret Shop is one of the perks of being able to attend The International in person. For years, merch sold at The Secret Shop was limited and exclusive, with the only chance for fans to buy merchandise from The Secret Shop coming from resellers. In recent years, Valve’s given more chances for fans to buy merch online. Recently, Valve announced they would be partnering with We Are Nations for new Secret Shop merch. However, Valve and We Are Nations aren’t the only companies providing merchandise or sales for TI10 as teams and retailers are also taking advantage of the event to offer fans unique merch and deals.
Where to Buy Official TI10 Merch
Last week, Valve announced that the online Secret Shop was online and ready for orders. Those outside the United States are able to order official TI10 merch from The International x We Are Nations website. Those in the United States can order TI10 merch directly from the We Are Nations website.
The TI10 collection contains a variety of apparel and accessories ranging from drawstring bags, mugs, shirts, pins, water flasks, and scarves emblazoned with either the official TI10 emblem or one of the prints from the TI10 fan art collections. There’s a total of 5 fan art prints that fans can choose from.
The biggest draws of the We Are Nations TI10 collection have to be the tracksuit jacket and joggers, meant to resemble the same jacket and bottoms given to players competing at TI10.
While the following item may not be constituted as merch, it is a bonus that fans receive if they purchased a ticket to attend TI10 in person. Although Valve refunded tickets sold for TI10, they are giving out in-game Crimson Witness treasures to fans who connected their tickets to their Steam accounts, netting ticket holders the opportunity to receive Crimson Witness treasures while watching TI10 games in the Dota 2 client.
Where to Buy TI10 Team Merch
Valve and We Are Nations aren’t the only ones with TI10 merchandise up for grabs. Many of the teams competing at TI10 are either offering deals on merchandise or selling commemorative kits and merch to celebrate their event and their teams’ participation in Dota 2’s biggest event of the year.
Here are some of the teams offering either exclusive deals or merch related to TI10.
- Evil Geniuses: Evil Geniuses are selling player jerseys and merch in order to celebrate their Dota 2 team and their participation at TI10. The International collection by Evil Geniuses features apparel that combines the EG logo along with the colors of the Romanian flag to commemorate Evil Geniuses’ presence at TI10.
- OG: OG are selling a special jacket celebrating their back-to-back wins at The International. Two Aegises sit on the left side of the breast above the OG logo, commemorating OG’s historic wins. Unfortunately, this item is currently out of stock.
- Alliance: Alliance are currently offering a bundle that includes their TI10 jersey, a hoodie, and cap. Looking at their store, this seems to be the only way fans can buy Alliance’s TI10 jersey.
We Are Nations are also offering fans the same 2021 jerseys worn by Invictus Gaming and beastcoast. Team Undying and Quincy Crew’s jerseys are available for purchase through Sector Six. Other teams, such as Fnatic, T1, Team Secret, SG esports, and Thunder Predator are offering their 2021 jerseys through their official stores, but have no merchandise available specifically for TI10.
Other Retailers Offering TI10 Deals
Gaming chair retailer Secret Lab are offering a limited edition TI10 version of their 2022 Titan Evo chair. Secret Lab is also bringing the Dota 2 logo and pattern to the same chair for those interested.
Gaming accessories retailer Steelseries are offering a special 12% discount on all orders on their site as the official accessories provider for TI10. If you were looking to pick up either an Arctis headset or Steelseries’ new Prime Mini, be sure to put in an order before TI10 ends.
It’s always exciting to see teams and retailers offer merch to celebrate the biggest event in Dota 2 esports. Merchandise can be the best way to engage with an audience, and especially creative merch drops, such as League of Legends’ Worlds 2021 merch line, can help fans feel connected to an event.