Program Overview

Intel, the Official Esports Event Partner for the Olympic Games, presents the Intel World Open ahead of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The Intel World Open Beijing will feature Dota 2 as the primary game, and will be open to both professional and amateur players in China.

Participants in China can register starting October 20th with qualifying stages starting in mid-October and running through mid-December. The grand finals live event will be held in Shanghai – with an accompanying global broadcast for viewers to witness the crowning of the Intel World Open Beijing champion.

Format description

Current content:

  • Qualifiers: Qualifiers will be run in China, with four teams from the qualifiers advancing to the Grand Finals.
  • Grand Finals: Four teams from the qualifiers and four professional Dota 2 teams will compete live, in person at the Intel World Open Beijing.
Intel World Open Dota 2 Tune In The Path to Beijing

Dota 2 Dates

Registration Opens: October 20, 2021
Open Qualifiers: October 30, 2021 to November 28, 2021
Closed Qualifiers: December 7, 2021 to December 19, 2021
Live Grand Finals: January 19, 2022 to January 22, 2022

The Rules

  • All players must be over 18 years of age at the time of registration to participate.
  • The tournament is a five person per team format.
  • All games in the Grand Finals will be best of 3 except for the finals match which will be best of 5 mode.


Q: Do I have to play on a specific platform?

A: The tournament will be held on PC

Q: Is the Intel World Open competition part of DPC?

A: No, the Intel World Open operates outside those tournaments

Q: I’m signed to an esports organization or have personal sponsors, how does that affect my participation in the IWO?

A: All players are allowed to play in the Intel World Open, but no external sponsors, brands or commercial partnerships are permitted.