Dota 2, Valve’s crown jewel when it comes to international e-sport titles and Valve titles, in general, has always been at the top of the charts. Host to one of the biggest, most influential events known to many as TI or “The International”, Dota 2 has always had a massive scale parallel to none.
This time around is no different. In fact, the scale of things has grown by quite a sum breaking its very own record of last times TI 9 hosting a prize pool of a hefty $30 million. This year’s prize pool itself has already crossed the $34 million mark making it the largest prize pool for a single tournament in esports history. Dota 2 has always had a very distinct following that keeps on increasing at a slow and steady rate every year and what makes the tournaments exciting are the visuals and dynamics of its gameplay.
One of the key reasons why this Valve hosted event manages to raise such a massive figure is due to the involvement of every cycle’s Battle Pass. Introducing countless gifts, features and items the Battle Pass itself offers a fair value for its price. Moreover about a quarter of all proceedings make their way directly to the prize pool giving both players and enthusiasts a sense of satisfaction and belonging.
Furthermore, the immense scale of things always helps gaming cause throughout the world. Making waves across continents, The International grasps the attention of folks irrespective of interest, background or anything in between. Raising the bar for the modern e-sports scene is something Valve has done effectively and it just shows how far we’ve come.