Dota 2 Community Raises $500,000 in 6 Hours for TI
Last year, Valve released a digital compendium available for purchase in the Dota 2 Store, with $2.50 from every purchase contributing to the total prizepool for The International, the most important Dota 2 tournament of the year as well as the e-sports tournament with the largest prize pool ever. By the time The International arrived last year, the starting prize pool of $1.6 million exceeded $2.8 million – over $1.2 was raised by the community through compendium sales alone.
Naturally, given the success, the compendium returned this year and was released this morning and its already on track to beat last year’s record prize pool. Within just 6 hours of its release, the community raised the prize pool from $1.6 million to $2.1 million and the number is still growing fast. I wouldn’t be surprised if within a week the community would have raised an additional million for The International.
You can purchase your Compendium in the Dota 2 Store.