TI6 prize pool is now only $1 million shy of the TI5 record breaking prize pool. With the impending release of the Immortal Treasure III and only three weeks left, TI6 prize pool is bound to shatter records. If we take away the $1,600,000 Valve chipped in, we’re left with over $15,821,688 raised by the community. However, only 25% of the proceeds of each sale contributes to the prize pool. Therefore, the Dota 2 community actually spent almost $63,286,752 on TI6 Battle Passes and levels.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) July 13, 2016
TI6 prize pool continues to make headway on last year’s prize of $18,429,613 – the largest in esports history to date. With only 22 days remaining until the big event, the TI6 total pooled funds is only $1 million away from reaching TI5’s award. It is expected that the TI6 prize pool will easily shatter TI5’s record.
Since Valve issued the Battle Level Bundle – a summer sale with savings of over 60% on July 1st, the prize pool was increased by a staggering $3 million.
The last week has had a slow and steady climb after the initial boost from the bundle sales, but the money continues to flow in at a regular pace. And, as a reminder to all – the impending Immortal Treasure III release is still lurking on the horizon.
The treasure delivery is sure to cause another spike that could easily tip the scales over to outweigh TI5.
At 14:30 CEST, on July 13, the total TI6 prize pool has reached $17,421,688. If we take away the base prize pool of $1,600,000 provided by Valve, we’re left with $15,821,688 contributed by the community – a 988.86% increase.
According to the TI6 prize pool tracker that provides real time daily comparison graphs, this year’s International prize pool continued to grow at a faster pace than last year’s record-setting prize fund.
TI6 prize pool contributions
The Dota 2 community can contribute to TI6 prize pool by purchasing The International 6 Battle Pass. The basic version is available for $9.99, while the Level 50 Battle Pass is on sale for a discounted price of $26.99. Owners can also purchase bundles of 5, 11 and 24 levels to upgrade their Battle Passes, for $2.49, $4.99, and $9.99.
If the TI6 prize pool surpasses last year’s total, each Battle Pass owner will be rewarded three Trust of the Benefactor treasures. Each of those treasures might contain a 2016 Immortal Treasure, a Random Hero Set, an Arcana Set, or an ultra rare chance at one of the following limited-run prizes:
In order to bring TI6 prize pool to $19 million, the Dota 2 community would have to spend $69,600,000, leaving Valve with over $50 million on their hands.
The International is the annual Dota 2 tournament hosted by Valve Corporation. The International made its debut in August 2011, with a total prize pool of $1.6 million.
Last year’s event, The International 5, took place between August 3rd-8th at the KeyArena – a multi-purpose arena in Seattle, Washington, with a maximum capacity of over 17,000. The Dota 2 community contributed with a staggering $16,829,613 to the $1.6 million base prize pool, making the total prize fund of almost $18,429,613 million the largest in esports history. The International titleholder is North-American team Evil Geniuses.
This year’s main event will take place at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, between August 3rd-13th. All 16 participating teams will advance to the main event and are expected to receive a share of the prize-pool.
The International 6 prize pool has outpaced The International 5 one from the very beginning. In the first two hours, the Battle Pass sales have enhanced the prize pool by close to $275,000 – a 38% increase compared to the TI5 sales in the same period of time. The prize pool broke the $10 million mark on June 5th and became just $1 million shy of TI5 on July 13.