Team Liquid's EliGE explains why he's upset over The International's massive prize pool
As a lot of esport enthusiasts know, the International is the premier Dota 2 event of the year. It’s a grueling event for all teams that dishes out “life changing money” for orgs thanks in part to its crowd-funded prize pool. Meanwhile, in the CS:GO landscape, pro players get special in-game “stickers” during big tournaments that contribute to their event earnings.
Dota 2 and CS:GO share a commonality in their publisher, Valve, and some think that the company can be doing a lot more to facilitate the team-shooter like it has been doing for the MOBA’s competitive scene.
In a June 15 Tweet, EliGE was stunned at The International’s $18.4 million pot, realizing just how much money the tournament yields for teams:
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