Dota 2’s International Prize Pool Hits over $20M USD

Dota 2’s International Prize Pool Hits over $20M USD

The 2017 Dota 2 International is right around the corner, and the prize pool is the biggest it’s ever been. It’s also the biggest cash-pot in esports history.

At time of reporting, the prize pool currently sits at $20,802,679 USD – which is $30,000 USD more than last year’s total. Fans contribute to that through the purchase of a Battle Pass, which grants access to unique cosmetic items and other bonuses. Players can level up their Battle Pass and gain more items through playing the game, or through real-money purchases.

25-percent of proceeds from Battle Pass purchases go towards the prize pool, meaning Valve has actually generated around $80 million USD.

There’s still one month left for that total to increase. The International runs from August 7 to 12 at Seattle’s KeyArena. Some of the best teams from around the world will compete for the cash prize.

To put this value in context, GameSpot collected some data. The 2017 Masters golf tournament had an $11 million USD prize pool, while the FIFA World Cup in 2018 is set to have $700 million USD. For videogames, the Rocket League Championship Series gave out $300,000 USD, while the Halo 5 World Championship gave out $1 million USD.

You can track the size of the prize pool here.



 

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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by Paorio
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 3:28 PM
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This is ridiculous, but money in sports is ridiculous so I guess this is the proof that esports have the potential to be on almost equal terms with sports (In the chess-sport category but much more successful).
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 4:55 PM
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"pc exclusives suck"
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 5:09 PM
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MAN PC EXCLUSIVES ARE THE BEST.
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 6:22 PM
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13 July 2017, 04:55 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
"pc exclusives suck"
hey friend, it seems you've accidentally made a bad post on the internet. would you like to try again?
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 7:32 PM
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13 July 2017, 06:22 PM Reply to Syn-Ryn
hey friend, it seems you've accidentally made a bad post on the internet. would you like to try again?
Console Peasants: "Pc exclusives suck"
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 13 Jul 2017 7:35 PM
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13 July 2017, 05:09 PM Reply to Bank
MAN PC EXCLUSIVES ARE THE BEST.
Is portal 2 considered an exclusive, since you can't play it on the ps4? Valve got sick of consoles taking up to 3 months to update their games,
they are working on 3 games, 2 confirmed to be vr, i hope the other is l4d3 :D