The International 9 prize pool has reached $25,693,207, surpassing last year's record high of $25,532,177 in just 55 days. The total is currently $6.1 million ahead of The International 2018's total after the same number of days.
On top of the $1.6 million provided by Valve, Dota 2 fan contributions have accounted for a little more than $24 million. That $24 million represents a nearly 1,500% increase on the base prize pool.
The Dota 2 International 2019 now has the biggest prize pool in the history of TI at over $25 Million. The Dota community is incredible and Valve put out a great product worth paying for. There's still 50 days left! #TI9 pic.twitter.com/YHbbz8V8ND— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) July 1, 2019
As a quarter of all TI 2019 Battle Pass sales join the prize pool, the level of fan contribution indicates player spending close to $100 million.
This marks the fourth time The International has managed to surpass its previous prize pool, as it has done each year since the institution of fan contributions.
The TI 2019 Battle Pass is still on sale for $9.99 at the Standard level, $29.35 to start at level 50, or $44.99 to start at level 100.
The International 2019 is scheduled to take place Aug. 15-25 at the Mercedez-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.
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