Dota 2 The International 2015 hiting 15 Million USD Prize Pool

Dota 2 The International 2015  hiting 15 Million USD Prize Pool

Dota 2 The International 2015 hiting 15 Million USD Prize Pool

Comments 📅05 July 2015, 15:35


If you think last year’s The International total price pool of nearly 11 million is a lot,  wait until you see the total prize pool for this year. According to Dota Price Pool Tracker, the current price pool amount stands at over 15 million USD  and it is still growing. This tournament is the largest in e-Sports, but not just e-Sports itself. If you compare with the other sports, for example the latest Golf Masters 2015 which was held on April, solely by the prize pool of 10 millions USD it has loose out by 5 million USD to The Internationals.

The price amount do not just grow simply by asking Dota 2 fans to donate to the ’cause’, but instead money is raised similar to a crowdfunding method through a sales percentage  of The Compendium. The Compendium is an in-game virtual book that players can buy and level up either through game play or by spending more money, which in return will provide special items and unlock-ables. 25% of all Compendium sales will go into this prize pool. From the current trend for this year it is expected to reach around 16 million USD or more.

The International is an annual electronic sports Dota 2 championship tournament hosted by its very own Game Developer ,Valve Corporation. Sixteen teams are given invitations to compete in this tournament. The first tournament (2011) took place in Cologne Germany, the other years (2012-2014) were held  in Seattle. This year . The International 2015 will be scheduled to take place at Seattle as well.

10 teams will be directly invited to the to the tournament.
4 winners of each regional qualifier will join the 10 directly invited teams.
4 runner-ups of each regional qualifier will be invited to Seattle to compete in the phase one of the playoffs.

Invited Teams:
Vici Gaming
Evil Geniuses
Team Secret
Invictus Gaming
LGD Gaming
Cloud 9
Team Empire
Virtus Pro
Newbee
Fnatic

Qualified Teams
EHOME
compLexity Gaming
MVP HOT6ix
Natus Vincere

Playoffs Phase One Teams
CDEC Gaming
Team Archon
MVP Phoenix
Vega Squadron

 

Source: WikipediaDota Price Pool Tracker

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