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Post by Eorl @ 03:07pm 16/05/14 | 12 Comments
After sitting at $4 million only just three days ago, Dota 2 fans have kicked in an extra $1 million in prize pool funding for their upcoming The International 2014 eSports event.

Valve originally kicked in just $600,000 to start the prize pool off, with users pitching in the rest since its debut only just this weekend gone. The rather rapid increase is all thanks to a $2.50 donation from any player purchasing the Compendium, an all-in-one digital in-game book that offers users the chance to interact with fans and eSports players.

More details about The Compendium, which allows fans to keep up to date with competitors and matches, and its fundraising stretch goals are on The International's official site. The International will be held at Seattle’s Key Arena From July 18th to July 21st.



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konstie
Posted 03:20pm 16/5/14
Edit: Wow!
carson
Posted 05:00pm 16/5/14
It's going to hit 6mil. I plan to buy at least 2 more 9.99 booster packs. Already up to $10 contributed.
Gung-ho
Posted 05:40pm 16/5/14
Valve are making a killing from the International.
Initial prize pool - $600K

With 25% of the sales going towards the prize pools Valve's cut is 75%.

Prize pool has increased by $4.4M which means Valve's current cut is about $7.7M (from an estimated $13.1M). Now it's true that Valve do have some operating costs but I think it's fair to say some people are using money for toilet paper because of the International.
Dondi
Posted 05:51pm 16/5/14
I thought Valve put in $1.6 million
midunno
Posted 05:58pm 16/5/14
No wonder they arent fixing tf2
Ozzy
Posted 04:55pm 17/5/14
Ausgamers team for next year?
konstie
Posted 05:13pm 17/5/14
Ausgamers team for next year?


ha! i'd be down for that
carson
Posted 03:20pm 18/5/14
Is tf2 even broken?
Sir Redhat
Posted 12:52pm 20/5/14
I am trying to play the last 4 compendium heroes of the 10 hero challenge.

How do I even tinker?
Crash
Posted 12:58pm 20/5/14
I am trying to play the last 4 compendium heroes of the 10 hero challenge.

How do I even tinker?

Boots of travel to lane > Blink to trees > March of machines > Reload > March of Machines > Boots of Travel to fountain > Repeat

In the compendium you can re-roll your uncompleted heroes if you have trouble, i believe you can only do this once though.
reload!
Posted 10:58pm 20/5/14
boom, $6M achieved.
if split the same as last year, first place will get >$3M :o
Sir Redhat
Posted 07:41am 21/5/14
In the compendium you can re-roll your uncompleted heroes if you have trouble, i believe you can only do this once though.


I rerolled and got axe and dragon knight :D

boom, $6M achieved.
if split the same as last year, first place will get >$3M :o


Is there any other game with a prize pool of this much?
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