So, Valve launched The International 10 ‘Dota 2’ Battle Pass back in May, earlier this year. This, despite the competition being postponed to next year (2021). But the bigger question that’s been playing in a lot of our minds recently is, what’s the prize pool?
Dota 2 – The International Prize Pool: History in the making?
Why does Dota 2’s The International Prize Pool matter? Why is it such a big deal? Well, 25% from all sales of Battle Passes are accumulated into this thing called a “Prize Pool”. This is the prize money that professional Dota 2 esports teams will be competing for. In short, the prize money is crowdfunded.
At the end of the day, The International 2019’s total prize pool was a whopping 34 MILLION USD (approx RM 144,485,000.00). That is insane, as it gives you an idea of just how big the tournament is. But you probably understand now, why this whole thing is such a big deal. The bigger question here though is; Will we see records broken further with The International 10?
The International 10
Just to clear the air, yes, the tournament was supposed to take place this year. Next month (August) to be exact. And no, we won’t be seeing The International 10 this year (2020). The tournament however has been postponed to next year (2021). So what’s the current prize pool given the current global situation with Covid-19?
With the release of the Battle Pass earlier this year, the amount accumulated so far is a massive 29.5 million USD (approx RM 125,448,750.00). We’re halfway there, so what do you guys think? Will we see another broken record? Let us know in the comments below!