Dota 2's The International isn't only the biggest tournament in the world for Dota 2 fans and players, but also one of the biggest in general, and that's in no small part due to the mammoth prize pools it amasses year after year, achieved through Valve's sales of the Battle Pass in the game to give players extra content.
This year is no different either, as $24,787,916 USD has been gathered, beating last year's record by a slim margin. It's safe to say that this raises the stakes for whoever wins, and also attests to the popularity of esports and viablity as a career option.
Can it break records next year too?
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