In just over 14 days since the start of Battle Pass sales, the prize pool of The International 2019 has exceeded $13,000,000, which is more than 50% of the previous year prize pool.
Traditionally the base prize pool of The International 2019 was set at $1,600,000. The sales of Battle Pass started on May 8th, with 25% of sales going directly to the prize pool. It is worth noting that the prize pool reached this number without any additional content drops. Last year the prize pool reached $25,500,000 in 110 days.
For the first time in the history this year’s The International will be held in China. The tournament is scheduled for August 15th – 25th, the main event will take place at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.