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What happens when The International crosses $10 million?

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The International is one of the largest events on the Dota calendar. This weekend’s ESL-One will be played in an enormous stadium, but nothing compares to the prize pool offered by The International. And it’s about to break another record.

At the time of writing, the Compendium has led to a prize pool of $9 992 261. This means that we can be pretty sure that it will cross $10 million today. This means that the prize pool is surpassing most golf or tennis tournaments. Beyond that, we can estimate that the winners will probably take home about half, which means a grand prize of $5 million. The International is three weeks away, which means that even more people will be picking up a Compendium and contributing to the prize pool.

At the moment, the Compendium only lists stretch goals up until $10 million. This means that Valve is going to have to brainstorm about more cool goodies to give to gamers for their contributions. Plus, it all helps to get more people playing the game, contributing to the event, and means that this year’s International will probably have more eyeballs on it than any Dota tournament we’ve seen so far.

I really believe that more events should do something similar. People want to get involved, they want to feel like they’re part of the experience. I’m sure it’s an administrative nightmare for smaller tournament organizers, but it could offer such excellent extras. Valve has proved that this model works – now let’s see how other eSports (and perhaps traditional sports) make use of it to also grab extra revenue and spectator support.

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Last Updated: June 27, 2014

18 Comments

  1. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 27, 2014 at 15:32

    EVOPOINTS!!!! IT’S FRIDAY!!!!… Wait a sec… This aint evopoints?????? What sorcery is this?

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 27, 2014 at 15:34

      Admiral is on leave so would it really count? πŸ˜›

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 27, 2014 at 15:35

        He seems to make it count if I’m on leave or out of office. So it would have.

        *edit I have no idea why I said you 0_0

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 27, 2014 at 15:36

          LOL I was referring to you and Admirals competition in regards with EVO points.

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 27, 2014 at 15:37

            I edited my post. Have no idea why I said you or thought you were admiral messaging me *facepalm* #fail

          • Hammersteyn

            June 27, 2014 at 15:38

            Hahaha No worries πŸ˜‰
            At least you don’t misspell as much as I. Admirals always there to help me out.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 27, 2014 at 15:39

            Admiral’s*

          • Hammersteyn

            June 27, 2014 at 15:54

            There, you see πŸ˜›

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 27, 2014 at 20:03

        THE Admiral, not just Admiral Mr Steyn

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  2. Kromas

    June 27, 2014 at 15:50

    Valve proves that a lot of concepts can work. However they have also proven what not to do with certain things hence the large amount of junk pile games hitting their store and greenlight being excruciatingly horrible.

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  3. William Francis

    June 27, 2014 at 15:53

    As of 15:51 its at $10,005,380. BOOM!

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 27, 2014 at 16:00

      How many cents is .BOOM! worth πŸ˜›

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      • William Francis

        June 27, 2014 at 16:01

        lol Smartarse, it’s worth an EXPLOSIVE amount of nothings

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 27, 2014 at 16:05

          Hahahahaha sorry man, but it’s a little too quiet here.

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          • MrChinwag

            June 27, 2014 at 16:27

            .Boom the sound the Greece Economy made

          • Hammersteyn

            June 27, 2014 at 17:27

            Hahahaha

  4. Lizzard

    June 28, 2014 at 08:08

    I wish Starcraft would do this…. Blizzard… Hint Hint

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  5. DrKiller

    June 30, 2014 at 09:40

    Valve is sooo behind on development already πŸ˜‰

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