TI6 Prize Pool is now $20 million strong and counting on the eve before the TI6 main event gets kicked off. With the release of the Immortal Treasures III and the commencement of the big day lurking around the corner, the prize pool climb has once again picked up some pace. One week ago it shattered the TI5 record of $18,429,613.
Thanks to the Dota 2 community’s contributions following the release of the Immortal Treasures III and the opening ceremonies getting set to begin, the TI6 prize pool is now $20 million.
At 18:00 CEST, on August 7th, the total TI6 prize pool has reached $20,001,759. The community has contributed a staggering 1150.11% total increase.
If we take away the $1,600,000 Valve chipped in, we’re left with over $18,401,759 raised by the community.
However, only 25% of the proceeds of each Battle Pass sale is added up to the TI6 prize pool. Therefore, the Dota 2 community has actually spent over $67.3 million on TI6 Battle Passes and levels.
The TI6 prize pool tracker provides real-time hourly and daily comparison graphs. This year’s prize has gradually grown at a faster pace than last year’s fund.
According to esportsearnings.com, top seven out of ten of the biggest esports tournaments in history are Dota 2 competitions. The rankings have not been updated to include the TI6 prize pool at no. 1.
In addition to dwarfing most esports tournaments prize funds, the TI6 prize pool has even surpassed the prizes of well-known, some centuries old, traditional sporting events, such as the Cricket World Cup, The Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, and others.
Based recent data, the esports market is currently at $892 million and is expected to pass the $1 billion mark in 2017. Dota2’s contribution to the market size cannot be denied.
TI6 prize pool distribution
The total prize pool currently stands at a staggering $20,001,759.
- First Place – 44% – $8,800,774
- Second Place -16.5% – $3,300,290
- Third Place – 10.5% – $2,100,185
- Fourth Place – 7% – $1,400,123
- Fifth/Sixth Place – 4.5% – $900,079
- Seventh/Eight Place – 2.5% – $500,044
- Ninth-Twelfth Place – 1.5% – $300,026
- Thirteenth – Sixteenth Place – .5% – $100,009
TI6 prize pool contributions
The Dota 2 community can contribute to the 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, respectively.
The Battle Pass comes with three Immortal Treasures, community challenges and exciting daily quests, a brand new wagering system, the possibility to compete in weekly Battle Cups, and a myriad of rewards waiting to be unlocked for up to level 2,500.
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 at that time. 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 8th-13th. All 16 participating teams will advance to the main event and will receive a share of the TI6 prize pool.
The International 6 prize pool has outpaced The International 5 one from the very beginning. As of July 27th, the total TI6 prize pool has already broken last year’s record, thus becoming the largest in esports history.