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The International 9 prize pool breakdown revealed

The prize pool breakdown for Dota 2's The International 9 has been revealed, and it's safe to say some players will be leaving Shanghai very happy at the end of August.
The International 9 prize pool breakdown revealed

Shortly after the Fortnite World Cup gave out the biggest prize pool in esports history with a total $30million on the line, Battle Pass sales in Dota 2 will be breaking the record once again just a month later, with the current crowdfunding efforts up to $32.89m with another week to go until the event starts on August 15.


The prize pool breakdown is as follows:

  • 1st – 45.5% ($14,599,910+)
  • 2nd – 13% ($4,171,403+)
  • 3rd – 9% ($2,887,895+)
  • 4th – 6% ($1,925,262+)
  • 5/6th – 3.5% ($1,123,070+)
  • 7/8th – 2.5% ($802,193+)
  • 9-12th – 2% ($641,754+)
  • 13-16th – 1.5% ($481,316+)
  • 17-18th – 0.25% ($80,219+)

There's been some debate in the Dota 2 community that this prize split isn't ideal, with many arguing that the lower teams should get more of a share of the prize pool for qualifying to the biggest tournament in esports.

Regardless, a lot of people are making a lot money this month, with TI9 taking place August 15-25 and even more money set to be raised.