The International 10 Battle Pass Reaches $30M Mark
The International 10 (TI10) has no definite date yet as the COVID-19 pandemic still looms. But regardless of the date, Dota 2 fans won’t have to worry about the biggest esports event of the year as TI10 just surpassed the $30-million mark for its prize pool.
Based on The Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker, the prize pool currently sits at $30,086,588. At the time of writing, Dota 2 fans and players have contributed $28,486,588 to the $1,600,000 base prize pool donated by Valve. Since the launch and after 62 days of being on sale, the sales increased by 1780.41%.
TI10’s prize pool hasn’t surpassed TI9’s record yet—which is $34,330,068, but it’s way ahead of last year’s prize pool trajectory. The record saw an increase of around $3.6 million after being on sale for over 62 days. Compared to the prize pool for The International 8, there’s a $10 million increase.
This year’s prize pool is projected to reach $35 million and more as Valve extended the Battle Pass end date by a week. Instead of closing its stores on September 12, fans and players still have a chance to buy items and complete their missions until September 19.
The International 10 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Valve initially planned to host the event at a later date in 2020, but the company recently released a statement that the event is likely to begin in 2020. Meanwhile, fans can enjoy watching as well as betting on Bitcoin Dota 2 betting odds that cover both major and minor events.
“After extensive consideration of the global health emergency stemming from COVID-19, we have made the difficult choice to delay The International…We have been exploring various date possibilities, but it is likely that the event will need to happen in 2021. Given the highly volatile landscape for local gathering restrictions, virus trajectory, and global travel policies, we don’t expect to have enough confidence to communicate firm dates in the near future. In the meantime, we are working on restructuring the DPC season for the fall, and will be providing more information as soon as we have it,” Valve said in a press release.
Furthermore, fans can join special Dota 2 events online and see additional items in the 2020 Battle Pass before September 19. Valve currently addresses Dota 2 Game Coordinator issues in the Battle Pass and will soon release new updates.