The prize pool for annual Dota 2 event, The International 8, is now over $20 million, Valve's website reports.
Valve's Dota 2 event, The International 8, now has a prize pool of over $20 million. The tracker on Valve's website updates the prize pool total after sales are made for the in-game Battle Pass. Although fans pointed out the prize pool tracking was slower than The International 7, the prize pool is continuing to grow. It is crowd funded, meaning the support and participation of Dota 2 players is key in having a large prize pool.
Client updates in Dota 2 add updates for players who purchase the Battle Pass, rewarding players with exclusive features and rewards.
There are 18 teams competing at The International 8. A handful were directly invited, while others needed to earn their spot through regional qualifiers.
The International 8 runs from Aug.15-25 in Vancouver, Canada.
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