eSports: Dota 2 Tournament Breaks Its Own Record
Dota 2’s marquee tournament has broken its own record for the greatest prize pool in eSports history with a tote moving toward $25 million.
The International, otherwise called the biggest eSports competition on this planet, outperformed its 2017 aggregate of $24,787,916, denoting the 6th straight year of expanding prize pools since the competition moved to a crowd financed format in 2013.
Fans support the competition pot through in-game microtransactions, with Dota 2 designer Valve additionally providing $1.6 million as a cash prize.
The initial two International occasions, in 2011 and 2012, also had set prize pools of $1.6 million. In 2013, Valve presented a thing people could purchase, a “Summary,” with a part of the returns going toward growing the prize pool.
Bruh, like who still plays console games 😒, get a pc or build one and start playing Dota 2, “The International 2018 Breaks Record for Biggest Prize Pool in Esports History $24,800,000. Drop the COD, Drop the Fortnite, This is where the real competition is at. Add me on Steam.
— Jonathan (@Sernaximus) 21 August 2018
This turned out to be a lucrative thought, as the prize pool has developed each year since the Compendium was included. This year, Valve is offering a Battle Pass ($10), with 25 percent of all returns getting added to the prize pool.
The pool will be appropriated to the last 18 teams. The five-man club that wins ‘The International’ will procure a total of $10.9 million.
— Morten Jensen (@Kaptajnmolen) 20 August 2018
RT Polygon “Through the power of crowd-funding and Valve hats, Dota 2’s The International 8 tournament once again has the largest purse of any single esports event. (via flyingcourier) https://t.co/UjoH41njIl pic.twitter.com/UgP3efHdcv“
— Thunder Pals (@thunderpals) 20 August 2018
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