July 17, 2019
The prize fund of The International 2019 by Dota 2 overcame another millionth bar. At this moment, it is more than $ 29 million: which is $ 3.4 million more than the prize money on TI8. The amount will increase for another 41 days.
Initially, the TI9 prize pool was $ 1.6 million - as much the Valve developer company invested. The rest of the money was donated by Dota players who bought the Battle Pass and levels. 25% of those donations are added to the prize pool
July 1, when the prize fund of the main Dota 2 tournament surpassed the previous event, all players with a Battle Pass received ten levels as a gift. If the amount rises to $ 30 million, users will receive the same amount.
Source: Prize Pool Tracker
The International 2019 will be held August 15-25 in Shanghai. It will feature the 12 best teams in the Dota Pro Circuit 2018/2019 rating and one winner each in six regions.