May 10, 2019
Vikram Reddy posted the picture on how The International’s prize pool changed in 24 hours after the Battle Pass release over the last 5 years. The International 2019 already got $ 1.7 million - more than the last years event in the same amount of time.
24 hours after the Battle Pass release, the TI9 prize fund exceeded $ 7.4 million. Last year, after the same amount of time, the TI8 prize pool was $ 5.6 million.
Battle Pass for The International 2019 was released on the night of May 8th. 25% of the money from its sales goes directly to the prize fund of the tournament. The starting amount is $ 1.6 million, as all the past years.