The International 10 Now Has the Highest Prize Pool in Esports History

The International 10 Now Has the Highest Prize Pool in Esports History

The International 10 Now Has the Highest Prize Pool in Esports History

Tonight the prize pool of The International 10 has exceeded the last year’s record – now the tournament’s prize pool sits just a little above $34,330,000, making it the biggest one in the history of esports.

While last year it took 107 days to reach $34M, this year the number was achieved in just 88 days. The current Battle Pass will remain active for another 25 days, and with some big additions still ahead – like Windranger arcana and Immortal Treasure III – it is safe to assume that the prize pool will go way ahead of $35M.

Traditionally Valve provide $1,600,000 to the prize pool, while the rest of it is accumulated by the community through the Battle Pass sales, which contribute 25% to the pool. Although The International events do not have sponsors, year after year they break records in the prize money amount. Excluding TI10, the list of biggest esports events looks as follows:

  • 1. The International 2019 – $34,330,069
  • 2. The International 2018 – $25,532,177
  • 3. The International 2017 – $24,687,919
  • 4. The International 2016 – $20,770,460
  • 5. The International 2015 – $18,429,613
  • 6. Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Solo – $15,287,500
  • 7. Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Duo – $15,100,000
  • 8. The International 2014 – $10,931,103
  • 9. LoL 2018 World Championship – $6,450,000
  • 10. LoL 2016 World Championship – $5,070,000

The International 10 was initially planned to be held from August 18th to 23rd in Stockholm, Sweden. However, the event was indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier we reported that VALVE still do not have new dates for neither T10 or Dota Pro Circuit.

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