The International 10 (TI10) Dota 2 tournament's prize pool finally exceeded $36 million, a result that was achieved just 104 days after the start of TI10 Battle Pass was released. Last year, $33.7 Million was raised during the same time period.
TI10’s Prize Pool Exceeds the $36 Million USD
The International 10’s prize pool crossed the $36 Million mark on 8th September 2020. No other esports tournament has a higher prize pool.
The $36,000,000 prize pool was reached in 104 days after the release of the Battle Pass 2020. In comparison, The International 9 (TI9) raised $33.7 Million during the same time period. The International 8 raised $25 Million USD within this time frame.
It is surprising to see the community raise over $36 Million USD considering the fact that TI10 doesn’t even have a scheduled date and venue at the moment.
With 11 days left until the expiration of the TI10 Battle Pass, the prize pool will grow by a meager margin, given the expected Immortal Treasure III. But it is unlikely that this will increase the prize pool by any significant proportion. So it unlikely that it will cross the $40 Million USD. Unfortunately, this also means that Valve will not be able to reward fans with another extra 10 Battle Pass levels.