The prize pool of The International 2020 (TI10) has amassed a whopping US$40 million as of the final day of its crowdfunding period.
TI10 hit the US$40 million mark just before the end of its 136th day of crowdfunding, according to the Dota 2 prize pool tracker. The event’s crowdfunding period began in late May with the release of the TI10 Battle Pass, with 25% of all sales being added to the initial prize pool of US$1.6 million.
On the 92nd day of crowdfunding, TI10 broke the record for the biggest prize pool for a single esports event previously set by last year’s TI9 with US$34.3 million.
TI10’s prize pool has also grown the fastest compared to previous iterations of the tournament, amassing US$10 million after just two days of crowdfunding en route to its now massive US$40 million pot.
If we were to follow the prize pool distribution for TI9, which gave 45.5% of its US$34.3 million prize pool (over US$15.6 million) to eventual champions, OG, then the winners of TI10 would win a whopping US$18.2 million.
Here’s a breakdown of how the TI10 prize pool would be distributed if the distribution followed that of TI9:
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The International is Dota 2’s annual marquee tournament, which gathers the best teams from around the world to compete for millions of dollars, the highly sought-after Aegis of Champions, and the right to be called the best Dota team in the world.
The tournament’s tenth iteration, TI10, was originally intended to be held last August in Stockholm, Sweden. However, the tournament and the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) were delayed to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dota 2’s developer, Valve Corporation, announced early last month that they are planning to restart the DPC by January or February next year, with TI10 happening in Stockholm in August.