Dota 2 Compendium Raises $4 Million Prize Pool Overnight

The 2015 International is on track to break last year's record.

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Valve has released the 2015 Compendium to its annual Dota 2 tournament The International last night, and proceeds from its sales have already raised the championship’s overall prize pool to more than $4 million.

First introduced in 2013, the Compendium is 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. When the Compendium hits $4.5 million, for example, Valve will add new loading screens to the game.

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Leveling up your Compendium by using it and completing special challenges will reward you with Battle Point and different items. You can also just buy points to level up, and 25 percent of those sales will also add to the overall prize pool.

Last year, the Compendium helped drive the total prize pool to over $10 million, making it the largest purse for any eSports event in history.

Valve sold tickets to the 2015 International in two waves of 10,000 tickets in late March, both of which sold out in less than 10 minutes.

This year's International takes place August 3-8 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, the city that's hosted the last three tournaments.

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Best Dota2 Event ever to have happened is TI3. Most epic nail biting finals ever in e-sports.

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Ti3 was the best e-sport event till date. The most epic finals ever. I don't think any other e-sport can beat that.

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This years Compendium is total bullshit, cash grab. There is no freaking way to level up, you have to buy points. (Last year you would get Point drops, but no matter how much you play this year, no free Points)
And the Stretch Goals, lol what a joke, 4.5Mill is Loading Screens!

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@13Persia13: So you're complaining that you need to spend money on an optional in-game item in order to get more rewards? I hope you realise how stupid you sound. That's the whole point Sherlock, even last year you couldn't get 1/3 of the way towards level 100 or so without spending $ on points.

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@Dolmar9191@13Persia13: Yes I'm the stupid one here. I'm saying last year you could have leveled up without paying, but this year there is no freaking way.
Read the comment before writing.

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@13Persia13@Dolmar9191: Did your parents or the Creator told you that you need to buy compendium to live?.. it's just your personal preference.. too much ignorant people nowadays..

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@shokoy888@13Persia13@Dolmar9191: Too many troll wannabe noticed nowadays.

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I always wondered where the prize money came from.

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So anyone know when dota 3 will be coming out?

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I don't find eSport entertaining, at all. But even people who do have to admit last year's The International finals were unwatchable. It was quite possibly the worst top-tier meta I have ever seen. At 10 minutes the match devolved into a dog-pile at mid until until one team snowballed the other who forfeited by the 15 minute mark. I don't think any of the matches lasted more than 20 minutes or had any kind of interesting strategy. My buddy made me watch it trying to get me interested, he amazingly failed.

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@SerOlmy: Same boat, as a gamer myself I think I would rather spend the day walking around a garden centre with a bus load of old age pensioners than watch a dota2 stream.

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@blank3k@SerOlmy: because that's you.. and you are not the other people that do love watching competitive matches. Hence, there are alot of reasons why other people watch, either they want to improve, or maybe their friends are the players itself. Stick the facts right and please do not act as an ignorant.

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I was a student during TI4 and i camp for days inside my room to watch most of the match...

I'm not sure i can watch them all since i had a job now... TT_TT

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@anpyun123: well if you HAD a job then your free now :P

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@Voredor@anpyun123: Woops... broken english... lol... i mean have a job...

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Can't wait to stream TI5. damn sleepless night again

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@archav3n: hahaha same here... could not wait to watch for this freaking new meta Gayming.

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just won 2 games with techies ... so much fun

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@saltful: time is not wasted if you are having fun

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@ThatAngryMan@saltful: nice thought over there.. but how does an 'Angry Man' having fun? o.0

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That reminds me, I should play some Dota 2 tonight

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@xolivierx: dos