Gamers add $1 million to DotA 2's 'The International' prize pool

$1 million has been added to DotA 2's The Internatioanl championship tournament.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jul 29 2013 11:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The world's largest DotA 2 championship tournament, The International, kicks off on Friday with group stage play and has quite the prize pool: over $2.7 million.

Gamers add $1 million to DotA 2's 'The International' prize pool | TweakTown.com

An extra $1 million has been added thanks to the sales of virtual items within DotA 2 by fellow gamers, so the prize pool could increase in the coming days. The DotA 2 Interaction Compendium has been on sale for nearly three months now, and allows gamers to make predictions for the tournament, as well as create fantasy teams within DotA 2.

Each sale is worth $10, with $2.50 of each sale going toward the tournament's prize pool, which has now passed $2.7 million. Valve have helped out here, with stretch-goal incentives that have seen six of the seven teams claiming thus far. The latest provides Compendium owners a new immortal item, as well as the other five perks unlocked up until now.

First prize in The International is at least $1 million, second receives $250,000 and third, $150,000. Not too bad at all if you ask me.

NEWS SOURCE:kotaku.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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