This year’s Compendium for the annual The International Dota 2 tournament was released last night by Valve. Within just hours of its availability, sales from the Compendium have already managed to raise this year’s prize pool to more than $4 million.
The Compendium was introduced in 2013 and costs $10. Each sale means a significant portion being reserved for the prize pool of The International. As the prize pool grows, new milestones are added by Valve. Hitting each one means more rewards for Compendium owners, and sometimes surprises for all players.
Completing special challenges and leveling up your Compendium will earn you Battle Points and different cosmetic items. Points can also be bought, and 25 percent of those sales are added to the overall prize pool.
It is a fantastic system thought by Valve in order to have the community chip in to raise the total prize pot. Last year, the Compendium managed to raise over $10 million, making it the largest pot ever recorded for an eSports event.
With this year’s Compendium already past the $4 million mark, Dota 2 is on track to break last year’s record and record a new achievement.
The International 2015 is going to take place between August 3-8 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA.