Valve's annual Dota 2 tournament has comfortably had the fattest prize pool in all of esports for the last few years. And this year's iteration was no exception, with fans expecting the 2016 International to be even more lucrative.
In the last 24 hours, that's precisely what has happened. The total prize pool for this year's International is currently sitting just over $US18.5 million, almost $25 million in Australian dollars. But that's a pittance compared to the revenue Valve has made already.