Dota 2 Championships Prize Pool Hits $8 Million

Sales of the Compendium are still going strong.

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The prize pool for the Dota 2 world championships The International is now greater than $8 million thanks to sales of its digital program.

The Compendium, as it’s called, was introduced last year as a digital interactive program for the competition, where you can keep track of the different teams and make predictions. Each Compendium costs $10, and each sale raises the prize pool by $2.50. As the prize pool grows and hits its stretch goals, more rewards unlock for all Compendium owners and, in some cases, all players.

Reaching the $8 million stretch goal will allow players to vote on which Hero they’d like to see get a reworked model.

The International Dota 2 Championships will take place July 18-21 at the Key Arena in Seattle. That gives Dota 2 fans plenty of time to hit the $10 million mark or even more. There are many more rewards and updates that come with this year’s Compendium. For more details, check out its official website, or GameSpot sister site onGamers’ great breakdown.

For more on Dota 2, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage.

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Discussion

49 comments
commander1122
commander1122

wew...so totally volvo earn 33$ million.....and only 25% go to the price pool? @@

commander1122
commander1122

if 8.5 million USD dollar only 25% from total 100% profit....than how much volvo earning now? @

vadagar1
vadagar1

once upon a time there were other MOBA games other than dota 2


and they all sucked BA***LLLS


the end

vadagar1
vadagar1

i actualy MADE money playing dota 2 


sold loads of drops on market and got other games with the cash :D

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

I guess Steam must have a lot of crappy games on it if people are throwing so much money at a free-to-play game.

gta5onlinefunny
gta5onlinefunny

AllI would be happy if $8 mil shared for every dota 2 players.... 

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

if all participant get that 8 mil share, would be fair.

sirapathetic01
sirapathetic01

$8million for ONE hero to have its in-game model changed?...


Am I the only one who thinks this is fishy?...COMPLETELY fishy...

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

$8 million, meh...  Let me know when it's $10 million, then it might be worth it.  :)

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

I wonder if hackers and cheats will win it all?

hitomo
hitomo

wow, talking about ripping off Players ... they are more ruthless then asian pay to win companys now

faizanhd
faizanhd

Defense of the Million Dollars

lorider25
lorider25

8 million...Maybe I should start learning how to play this game. Haha.

wexorian
wexorian

I would guess if riot did same thing how much pool prize would been, they have 6 million pool prize.

prats93
prats93

All this money over a fuking mod.

gajbutler
gajbutler

@jimmy_russell What does F2P have to do with how good a game is? A great business model tbh, get the game for free and you can choose to purchase cosmetic items if you want.. perfect tbh. Much better than spending £40 for Battlefield 4 and then having to spend another £40 because EA decide to charge you twice for the same game as you need premium. 

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

@sirapathetic01  There are about a dozen stretch goals below that.  They had to add some because the cap was 6 million.  This lazy article is literally copy and paste from the last one they made at at the $4 million mark with very minor edits.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

With the rate it's going. 10 million isn't a long shot... As well this is already the biggest esport prize pool in esports history.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

Your narrow minded view of PC gaming is horrid. This is dota 2... You haven't even played a MOBA have you?

Decadaver917
Decadaver917

@spacecadet25 

You realise its a tournament played live on stages with an audience watching, playing on the tournament computers......


The only way to cheat in a game like dota 2 would be some form of map hack to remove fog of war. Playing in front of a live audience would kinda give it away lol.

paulszki
paulszki

@hitomo You have no idea what you're talking about.

Every part of the game itself is free. And not in a "play a thousand years to unlock all heroes" kind of free like other mobas are doing it. No... it's "everything can be played from the get-go"-free. It doesn't get any more free than DotA2.

There is no rip-off. You can check out everything before buying it, including the compendium mentioned in the article. If you don't like it, you don't buy it. If you do like it, you can chose to spend money on it.

Decadaver917
Decadaver917

@hitomo 

Nothing in this compendium have any effect on the game. Its not pay to win, personally i did not have money to waste for special hats, so i didnt.If players felt ripped off, they wouldnt spend so much cash on something that has no effect on gameplay.

Elixir99
Elixir99

@prats93 yeah a mod that overshadowed the original game and is played by milllons of people, also ever heard of counter strike?

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@bldgirsh  I've played lots of online games, ruined by cheaters.  It's not just a PC problem, or a MOBA problem.

prats93
prats93

Dota is a mod, get over it.

Decadaver917
Decadaver917

@shinjuki @spacecadet25 @Decadaver917 

You cant cheat on stage tournament, you arent even allowed to temper with the computers ffs. No cheaters even make it to the qualifier let alone gets to the main event.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@steaminpotatoes @prats93  "Dota is a gift from the gods."

Wonderful, that means the rain dance I did for the Gods brought us Dota instead rain, barf!  I probably did the dance wrong or something, or wasn't sexy enough..

But I don't want to give you too much crap steaminpotatoes, I don't want to feel the wrath of your pimp hand! :)

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@Decadaver917  Pff, they could probably pull off some Ocean's 11 type stuff and get it done while everyone is distracted.  :)