DOTA 2's massive tournament, The International 10 has accumulated a record breaking prize pool, large enough to make you choke. Currently at an unbelievable $40 million, the event has broken and subsequently set the record for prize pool in an esports tournament.
As a way of integrating esports into the title more actively, Valve allows 25% of applicable in-game player purchases (i.e. the battle pass) to go directly into the prize pool. Last year, this system allowed The International to reach $33 million, which is a major difference compared to this year, and it makes you wonder what it could be like the next time around.
The International 10 is likely set to begin next year, due to a series of delays resulting from the pandemic. This does mean however that the prize pool will keep amassing until the tournament takes place.
You can keep a tab on the growing prize pool, as well as see what The International battle pass offers here.