The International 2017's Record-Breaking Prize Pool: $20 Million and Counting


The International 2017's Record-Breaking Prize Pool: $20 Million and Counting
  1. The International 2017's Record-Breaking Prize Pool: $20 Million and Counting
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    The International is DOTA 2's annual superbowl. It's quite simply the game's biggest, most anticipated event every year. On August 2nd, players from 25 countries will converge at the usual place: the KeyArena in Seattle. But the real story here is its prize pool, which just passed last year’s amount...of $20,770,460. And it's not stopping there. The International is actually a crowdfunded event—Valve only puts in the first $1.6 million every year, with fans donating the…
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The International is DOTA 2's annual superbowl. It's quite simply the game's biggest, most anticipated event every year. On August 2nd, players from 25 countries will converge at the usual place: the KeyArena in Seattle. But the real story here is its prize pool, which just passed last year’s amount...of $20,770,460.

And it's not stopping there. The International is actually a crowdfunded event—Valve only puts in the first $1.6 million every year, with fans donating the rest in return for in-game rewards and the TI7 compendium (a booklet that updates with stats during the tournament, and lets you make predictions on the results). So we don’t even know the final amount yet. There’s still over a month left for it to climb well beyond 20 MILLION dollars, with 

TI7 Prize Pools

Which brings us to the real reason so many people who don’t follow DOTA still care about The International: it’s the single biggest payout in all of esports. The event doubles as a metric for the financial growth of the esports industry. It’s the most money anyone can make in a weekend playing a…

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