Dota 2's International Championship will contain an $18,004,354 prize pool.

1

The tournament's main event begins today in Seattle at 6pm UK time. 16 teams are competing in it for the chance to make it to Saturday's final (which also kicks off at 6pm UK time).

The first place team will win $6,481,567, followed by second at $2,790,675 and third at $2,160,522. Here's the full prize breakdown.

To put this in comparison, last year's The International set a record with $10.9m.

The winner's pool is funded by sales of the Dota Compendium, an interactive digital tournament companion that costs 6.69. 25 per cent of its sales go towards the International's prize.

Furthermore, there are in-app purchases in the Compendium should players want to level theirs up to 1000 and snag a sweet 1/5th scale replica of the International's winner's trophy.

There are other rewards for Compendium users leveling up their app. For example, purchasing the The International 2015 Collector's Cache ($1.99) gives players a 1 in 250 chance of obtaining the Immortal Faceless Rex, a heavily sought after courier.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (6)

About the author

Jeffrey Matulef

Jeffrey Matulef

Contributor

Jeffrey Matulef is the best-dressed man in 1984. Based in Portland, OR he operates as Eurogamer's US news editor.

More articles by Jeffrey Matulef

Comments (6)

Comments for this article are now closed, but please feel free to continue chatting on the forum!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related

Free to Play film review

Valve's Dota 2 doc humanises eSports stars, but only hints at the real story.

The best PC games

Old and new, this is our pick of the PC games you should play today.

Valve responds to Chinese players review bombing Dota 2 in protest against racist taunts in tournaments

"It is really damaging to the entire Dota community whenever even a single professional player uses discriminatory language."

Esport "killer games" aren't right for Olympics, says IOC

"We cannot have ... a game which is promoting violence."