Valve’s Dota 2 has once again managed to reach its prize pool goal for The International Tournament. Valve set the prize pool to $15 million and fans made it possible with their support and love for Dota 2.
The fifth International Championship now has the biggest purse in the history of eSports events. Reaching $15 million was the last stretch of the goal but due to overwhelming support, it has gone slightly past that. Prize pool currently stand at $15,021,702.
The final stretch gave contributors access to an immortal item for Axe along with an Axe-centric-comic. For the time being, we don’t know if Valve will continue adding more stretch goals to encourage the community to keep contributing or not.
The International 5 Compendium was released back in May with a base goal of only $1.6 million. It took to the community only 24 hours to go through five stretch goals and boost the prize pool to $2 million. Valve also generated a lot of money when it released the Immortal Treasure II, which managed to gather $265,817 in the first 24 hours.
On the other hand, Collector’s Cache generated $1.32 million in 48 hours, taking the prize pool past TI4. The International 4 closed at $10,931,103.
It’s safe to say that no goal is too high for the community, quite possibly they will go past $20 million for The International 6.
Do you think Valve can reach any set goal for TI prize pool? It seems they will keep pushing each time and take the pool higher.