Dota 2’s The Intercontinental, just one of the biggest esports tournaments in the environment, has damaged its individual record as the most valuable esports event, with this year’s prize pool already totaling far more than $34,396,000. The preceding document was a prize pool of $34.3 million from previous year’s celebration.
Dota 2 developer Valve was pressured to indefinitely delay this year’s iteration, The Worldwide 10, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. That hold off was announced in April. Valve has not still announced a new date. It’s not obvious if the event will even be using place in the course of 2020 at all.
Valve explained that it “can’t however commit” to a new date for The Intercontinental 10 or the return of the Dota Pro Circuit, a series of functions that figure out who qualifies for The Intercontinental, in a tweet on Monday.
In adhering to how the pandemic has been building globally, the current maximize in the unpredictability of COVID-19 means we can’t nonetheless dedicate to new dates for TI10 and the DPC. We share your eagerness in returning to these occasions, and will announce updates as before long as we can.
— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) August 25, 2020
The prize pool for The Global match is funded by buys of the Dota 2 fight go, which charges $9.99 (or $29.35 to unlock 50 extra degrees, or $44.99 to leap up 100 degrees at after). These passes reward players with in-match benefits and cosmetics as they development as a result of the amounts. A quarter of the proceeds from battle pass purchases are put in direction of the prize pool for the significant event, so as extensive as gamers proceed to invest in, the pool will carry on to expand.
Valve experienced formerly introduced that the present-day struggle pass will be out there right until September 19th. Which is lots of time for the prize pool to preserve increasing.