TI10 has collected the largest prize pool in esports history
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Today, on the 26th of August, 2020, Valve has recorded the largest prize pool in esports history: Dota 2's The International 10 now has $34,331k+ at stake, $32,731k of which was donated by the players through the Battle Pass, released 92 days ago. Over the same period, the previous TI's prize pool reached $32 million.
The International 10 now has the LARGEST PRIZE POOL for any single tournament in the history of esports. It surpasses the record previously held by The International 9 at $34.33 Million. #TI10 #Dota2 pic.twitter.com/KtEB0pMty5— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) August 26, 2020
Every Battle pass holder will get 10,000 points for reaching this goal (approximately next week). The next goal is in $4 million from users, which will also grant additional Battle Pass points.
Here are the graphics on how the prize pool was growing compared to previous TIs.
However, Valve had announced a day before that they did not know when the World Cup would take place. On their Twitter, they complained about the COVID-19 pandemic and said they could not give exact dates even for the new DPC season.
In following how the pandemic has been developing globally, the recent increase in the unpredictability of COVID-19 means we can’t yet commit to new dates for TI10 and the DPC. We share your eagerness in returning to these events, and will announce updates as soon as we can.— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) August 25, 2020
Still, they've launched a series of videos and a hashtag #TIMoments, where people share their favorite memories and emotions about Dota 2's biggest yearly event.
For the past nine years, August has been a time of excitement for the entire Dota2 community.— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) August 25, 2020
During the next six days, let's remember some of its best moments together. #TIMoments pic.twitter.com/Bi1JB6tG60
Even with the OMEGA League running in full throttle, it is sad not to have The International this year. All we can do is focus on staying safe, wearing masks and do everything we can to fight the pandemic so we can get our beloved TI as soon as possible.