Dota 2 to give biggest prize?

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In the world of eSports, StarCraft 2 and League of Legends have been the best for payouts.  Last year, Riot even paid out $2 million for its finals.  But Dota 2 might be surpassing that… today!

The International 3 (IT3) is still doing the West and East Qualifiers, but through a strange form of crowd funding, the prize pool is already almost at $2 million – and we haven’t even gotten to the main competition!  Check this out:

There’s still a lot of money  in eSports – here is some data from the last few years.

The Dota 2 client is made for eSports – it even has built in streaming and sharing capabilities.  Once it is out of beta, I wonder if it will surpass the others in eSports popularity – the big prizes certainly don’t hurt!  Perhaps LoL will have to step up their game to keep the lead.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2013

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