Calling all Dota 2 Cosplayers! The biggest cosplay stage for our beloved game has been set. TI8 Cosplay Competition kicks off in Vancouver!
Its the time of the year. After all the huddle to watch our favorite teams pitting against each other in every major or minor all across the globe, the time has come for the best of the best to fight in a bigger and badder stage. Definitely a sight to behold. But if you’re a Dota 2 player and a cosplayer or cosplay enthusiast too, well, the TI8 Cosplay Competition is here to double the fun for you.
Registrations are now open! Register here.
Bear in mind, the deadline for registrations is on August 21st, 23:59 (PT).
All dedicated cosplayers are invited to craft their best Dota 2-themed costumes and make the journey to Vancouver, British Columbia in August for the Main Event of The International 2018. Participating contestants do not need to be event ticket holders — all cosplayers who register to participate will be admitted for free to the Judging Phase near the event venue.
The Judging phase will be followed by a Cosplay Live Presentation, where the 15 finalists will get the chance to truly embody their favorite characters.
I had the exquisite pleasure to join the TI6 Cosplay Competition and they have not changed the format since. All cosplayers are invited (free admission) to the judging phase close to the arena. After all judging has been done, 15 finalists will be selected to perform live on stage- yup, in the arena.
- $3000 for the Best In Show Award
- $1500 for the Best Technique Award
- $1500 for the Biggest Transformation Award
- $1500 for the Most Innovative Award
- $500 each for the 15 finalists
For event rules and regulations, see here.
We’re expecting nothing less from our fellow Dota 2 cosplayers. Last year’s and the years before that have showcased highly artistic cosplays (to say the least). Surely, the TI Cosplay Competitions get better and better every year.
Join in on the fun! We’re sure we will! (Can’t deny how happy we were here.)