Thanks to everyone buying the current Dota 2 Battle Pass, the prize pool for The International 2019 tournament has now officially surpassed $30 million.
For those not keeping up with it all or simply not following: 25% of Dota 2 Battle Pass purchases go towards the prize pool, with Valve taking the rest. This makes it a rather lucrative deal for Valve but it does also mean anyone participating in the tournament has the possibility of winning a large sum too.
Considering Epic Games put up $30 million for the Fortnite World Cup Finals going on later this month, they previously held the title for the largest single prize pool which Valve have now taken back with The International 2019 currently sitting at $30,286,138. Worth noting, this sum was boosted quite a bit by Valve doing a discount on buying extra Battle Pass levels back in June. Valve do still have until mid August for it to keep building up, so it could easily hit $31 million at this rate.
The International 2019 will be taking place from August 20-25. Will you be watching?
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