Valve's Big Dota 2 Tournament Will Hand Out Over $US6 Million

Valve's Big Dota 2 Tournament Will Hand Out Over $US6 Million

The prize pool for Valve's Dota 2 International has already exceeded $US6 million — $US6 million! — officially making it the largest tournament in gaming history. Well, really, it's been the largest tournament in gaming history for a while now. Last year's Dota 2 International was worth $US2.8 million, which until now was the biggest prize pool ever doled out in competitive video games.

This is all possible thanks to crowdfunding — anyone who buys a Dota 2 Compendiumfrom Valve contributes $US2.50 to the prize pool. There are also a whole bunch of stretch goals that open up new features in Dota 2, all of which have already been unlocked, because damn, $US6 million.


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    I don't particularly like some of Dota 2's design choices but I will say this, the way in which they raise funds for their tournaments is pretty awesome.

    anyone who buys a Dota 2 Compendiumfrom Valve contributes $US2.50 to the prize pool.
    A quarter of compendium point purchases also go toward the stretch goals.

    Last edited 21/05/14 7:22 pm

    Why cant they do this for tf2? I want a aussie tournament sponsored or created by valve that i can get owned in.
    and why nit add the spectate match features to?

    in before butthurt league players?

      I like it when people say 'butthurt'. It's a little signal to me that says "Let's never be friends".

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