The tenth version of The Worldwide, Dota 2’s largest yearly event, has surpassed the $40 million greenback prize pool mark for the primary time ever.
The milestone was crossed on Friday, Oct. 9, the ultimate day the place event contributions had been accepted. This 12 months’s Worldwide was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a complete of 136 days the place the neighborhood might contribute. Final 12 months’s TI closed contributions on the 110 day mark. There is no such thing as a confirmed date for The Worldwide 10, however Valve hopes to carry it in Stockholm, Sweden in August of 2021.
This 12 months’s Worldwide had already damaged the report for largest prize pool by hitting $36.6 million, eclipsing final 12 months’s $34.3 million, again in August. This 12 months the neighborhood contributed over $38.4 million, including to Valve’s annual $1.6 million base.
Valve has been placing up its $1.6 million since 2011, however since 2013, followers have been in a position to contribute to the pot by purchases of the Dota 2 battle go, the place 25% of the fee is shipped on to the TI prize pool.
The highest 5 prize swimming pools in esports historical past stay the 2015-2019 TI occasions in descending order, with 2020 set to take the #1 spot.