The International 10 prize pool breaks all records and continues to climb

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

The International 10 has reached $34,343,651 setting a new record for the largest prize pool in esports history. 

With the prize pool starting at $1,600,000 crowdfunding has the potential to surpass all previous expectations, bringing the total reward to a whopping $34,343,651 ($32,743,651 added). 

Only 25% of the sales contribute to the prize pool meaning that $130,974,604 has already been spent in purchases by fans across the globe.

Last year, The International prize pool reached $34,330,068 ($32,730,068 added).

The TI10 prize pool tracker provides real-time hourly and daily comparison graphs. This year’s prize had a spike in sales, and then gradually grew at a faster pace than last year’s fund.

Where and when will this year's prize pool stop at? Seems the sky's the limit and Valve has made no indication they plan on cutting the crowdfunding anytime soon. 

The International 10

Last summer during The International 9, Valve announced that their 10th-anniversary iteration of the pinnacle of all Dota 2 events would be held in Stockholm, Sweden. European fans rejoiced as it would be the first International held on European soil since The International 1 was held in Germany. 

But the best-laid plans of mice and men —including esports and Valve — often go awry. 

After extensive consideration of the global health emergency stemming from COVID-19, we have made the difficult choice to delay The International. We have been exploring various date possibilities, but it is likely that the event will need to happen in 2021. Given the highly volatile landscape for local gathering restrictions, virus trajectory, and global travel policies, we don’t expect to have enough confidence to communicate firm dates in the near future. 

Just yesterday Valve announced that there are still no dates set for TI10 and that the DPC 2020-2021 season has been put on hold indefinitely. 


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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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