Manila, Philippines – The International, Valve’s annual worldwide DotA2 tournament has reached its stretch goal of $10-million in prize money for its 2014 event making it the largest e-sport event with the highest prize pool ever.
Previous records were held by The International 2013 ($2,874,407.00) at second highest and League of Legends’ Season 3 World Championship ($2,050,000.00) at third.
Last year, Valve gave the DotA community the ability to contribute and raise the prize pool through the purchase of the Compendium, a virtual and interactive booklet that keeps track of the said tournament. Players who purchase the Compendium receive various rewards as the prize pool reaches a stretch goal.
Of the $10 million prize pool, $8.4 million was raised from 25% of the total Compendium sales, while the remaining $1.6 million was seeded by Valve as the base prize money.
The International is Valve Corp.’s largest DotA2 championship tournament where top tier teams from all around the globe are invited to compete for a grab at the community-supported prize pool, a chance to claim the tournament trophy, the Aegis of Champions, and earn the title as TI4 Champions.
The International 2014 will be held on July 18 – 21 (Broadcasted in the Philippines, July 19 – 22) at the KeyArena, Seattle Center, Washington.
DotA2 is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) PC game developed and distributed by Valve Corporation with over 700,000 concurrent players at its daily peak. – Rappler.com
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