The prize pool of The International 2019 Dota 2 has finally exceeded the $ 30 million Fortnite World Cup and continues to grow.
The international, now in its ninth edition, is Dota’s flagship event, with 18 teams competing for 10 days to become the new champions.
Each year, the prize pool of the event has steadily increased thanks to the crowdfunding of the fans. Under the pressure of the strong cash prize Fortnite World Cup, the community of Dota 2 finally mobilized and broke records.
Yesterday 21 July, Dota finally eclipsed the $30 million cash prize bar of the Fortnite World Cup by a few thousand dollars.
At the time of writing this article, The International 9’s prize pool is $30,054,154 according to the Dota 2 prize pool tracking website, and it looks set to continue on its crazy relative run. at previous international events.
At present, the International 9 has already exceeded $5 million, the cash prize of 25.5 million last year. It took a little over 105 days for fans to raise this incredible amount.
However, 35 days from the end of crowdfunding, the prize pool could very well continue to reach new heights.
While the Fortnite World Cup is fast approaching, on July 26, Epic Games will most certainly be disappointed not to be able to boast of having offered the biggest cash prize for an e-sports tournament.
Indeed, to this day, thanks to the incredible support given to Dota by the fans, they now hold the new record of cash prize of an e-sport tournament.