It was only yesterday that the long-awaited “The International” Battle Pass and compendium were released with a host of old and new features and cosmetics. As usual,25% of all proceeds from the battle pass are added to the prize pool of The International DOTA 2 tournament. Just like all recent years, the prize pool began at its usual 1.6 million $ put up by Valve Corporation.
Within an hour of its release, the prize pool had already crossed $2 million.
Just over 6 hours later, the dota community’s contributions pushed the prize pool past $4 million.
With around 8 hours left in the day, the prize pool inched past $6 million.
By the end of the day, the prize pool was touching $8 million.
Prize pool in previous years after 24 hours:
- 2018: $5,669,282
- 2017: $4,782,066
- 2016: $4,204,753
- 2015: $3,527,102
- 2014: $2,682,056