Dota 2 International Prize Pool Reaches  Over $10 Million

Love it or hate it, with close to 11 Million monthly players, Dota 2 is the 2nd most popular MOBA in the world. Last year, Valve introduced the Compendium(TI4 Wiki) for the 4th International, the world championship series for the popular game.  With a starting prize pool of $1.6 Million the Compendium offered a way for players and fans of the game to purchase an in game item that contributed to the overall prize pool of the game. Priced at $10, $2.50 of each Compendium Purchase added to the total prize pool, and resulted in a  $10,930,698 pool for the winning teams, with the Final Champions bringing home nearly $5 Million. This year Valve has once again put up a starting $1.6 Million at the begging of May. Where does this number stand now? Well, let's take a look.

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Needless to say this prize pool just might break last years record by July 3rd. With the Open Qualifiers having just rounded up, this years International is shaping up to be quite an exciting event.  Be sure to mark the date, August 3-8.You can check out the teams that will be playing at the event here.
For more about what comes with a compendium purchase and a list of its stretch goals check out the Compendium Page.
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Source: Dota 2 Blog