The 2020 Dota 2 Battle Pass has been out for only two days, and yet the prize pool for The International 10 has reached 8 digits. It’s not surprising however, due to the plethora of new features and content it brings to the table. The Battle Pass is already being widely considered to be the best Battle Pass to have come out in the history of Dota 2, and it’s not even completely released yet, with a lot more still to come through the upcoming months.
A big part of the reason for this prize pool is none other than the prince of Saudi Arabia himself – Abdullah bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – who apparently is also an avid Dota 2 player and enthusiast.
The prince has already leveled up his TI10 Battle Pass to 9623 in only two days, which undoubtedly skyrocketed the prize pool for this year’s TI. For the unaware, 25% of the purchases from the Battle Pass are directly used to fund The International prize pool every year – a part of the reason why Dota 2 still holds its head up high as the esport with the biggest prize pool in history.
Considering he bought the level 100 Battle Pass which costs 45$, the man spent at least a total of $3960 to reach that level, which is certainly not a joke (unless you’re a Saudi prince I guess).
What’s even more shocking is the fact that he had surpassed the 100,000 level mark in each of 2017, 2018 and 2019, going a whopping 175,457 levels in the first, and 101,127 and 100,820 levels I’m the next two years respectively.
Judging by the paradigm, chances are that the madlad is in no way going to stop at just 10k this year either. Fans can expect him to cross 100k once again, especially when you consider the amount of stuff this Battle Pass brings to the table.
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