On 26th August, The International 10 made esports history by having the biggest prize pool ever for a single tournament. Now, in the early hours of the morning on 29th September, The International 10 prize pool has reached yet another milestone.
The International 10 prize pool
At the time of writing, the prize pool for The International 10 sits at a mind-blowing million.
What makes this even more impressive is how Valve only gave the first $1.6 million, and the prize pool grew to such a massive number thanks to Dota 2 fans throwing their wallets at the Dota 2 Battle Pass and related purchases.
This means over $37.4 million came from fans, and if you keep in mind only 25% of Battle Pass and related purchases go into the prize pool, with the rest going to Valve, the numbers are truly incredible.
The graph from Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker showcases the tremendous growth below.
(Picture: Prize Pool Tracker)
The last spike in the prize pool graph indicates when Valve released Immortal Treasure III. At the time of writing, there are still 10 days left for the prize pool to grow, as the Dota 2 Battle Pass ends on 9th October 2020.
Unfortunately, at the current trajectory, the prize pool will not hit the $40 million mark, and Valve doesn't seem to have plans to release another treasure to boost the prize pool.
If the prize pool does reach the mammoth $40 million mark, all Dota 2 Battle Pass owners will get 10,000 Battle Points, which translates to 10 Battle Pass levels.