June 8, 2019
The prize fund of The International 2019 increased by $ 600,000 in 9 hours. After the release of the first Collector’s Cache, it grew from $15.9 million to $16.5 million. In 31 days after the Battle Pass was released, the amount exceeds last year’s prize pool by almost $ 3 million.
As usually, Valve invested $ 1.6 million in the prize pool. The remaining amount was collected by Dota 2 users who purchased the Battle Pass. 25% of each purchase of the Battle Pass and the levels for it are credited to the prize pool of the tournament - it was increased by 932%.
The International 2019 will be held from August 15 to 25 in Shanghai at the the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The championship will feature 12 best teams in the DPC 2018/2019 season and six regional qualifying winners.