The Dota 2 International is occurring subsequent week, bringing collectively the perfect Dota 2 gamers to share in an infinite prize pool – the largest that any esport event has ever supplied.
The International has been held yearly since 2011, and began with a prize pool of simply $1.6 million. Now, with ten days of fundraising nonetheless remaining, The International 2019 has raised $33,009,045 for its prize pool, averaging $317,263 day-after-day. The occasion, hosted by Valve, brings collectively the world’s finest Dota 2 gamers, and this yr the competitors is occurring in Shanghai on the Mercedes-Benz area. 25% of proceeds from the sale of Dota 2 battle passes is at the moment being put in the direction of the pool, including as much as an infinite complete.
The International runs from August 20 to 25, and might be watched by both Twitch or SteamTV. Last yr’s winner was the European staff OG, which took residence $11,234,158. As it at the moment stands, the winner of the 2019 International will take residence $15,019,115, however that quantity is more likely to rise as extra money is available in.
The International also broke a record final yr for having probably the most cash up for grabs, which was then overtaken by the Fortnite World Cup simply final month. The 2019 International has overtaken Fortnite’s $30 million pool, although, to as soon as once more current the biggest sum ever for an esports event. Whatever the top determine finally ends up being, it may be huge.