Valve and the Dota 2 community has another celebration to make as The International 7 has officially crashed The International 6 record of having the largest prize pot in the history of esports.
As of July 24, TI7 has a total of $22,155,567 of prize pot – that is 11.47% ahead of TI6’s. The base prize pool of TI7 is similar to TI6 which was only $1,600,000 but thanks to the seasonal compendium, the community was able to raise a total of $20,555,567. The amount is expected to increase since there are still 20 days to go before TI7 crowdfunding ends.
The compendium, or now known as The Battle Pass, was first introduced during TI3 as a crowd funding method where 25% of the proceeds goes to The International prize pot. In this year’s compendium, Valve unveiled never-before-released contents to the community particularly the Dota 2 multiplayer campaign mode dubbed Siltbreaker. Valves announced that Siltbreaker will come in three parts but only the first part has been released so far. With Parts 2 and 3 still in line, a drastic increase of the prize pool is expected to occur in the coming weeks.
The International 7 will be held on August 7-12 at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA. Eighteen teams are about to compete in the biggest fight of the esports history. This will be the first TI where there will be no defending champions.