Dota 2 International 2021 Prize Pool crosses $40 Million

Exploding Prize Pool

TI10 now boasts the second-largest prize pool in the history of video gaming. The first-place team and its members have been immortalized in Dota 2 history with their names inscribed on the Aegis.

The prize pool for The International 2014 (TI4) swelled to US$10,923,977, with a grand prize of over US$5 million given to Chinese team Newbee.

With the help of the Compendium, The International 2015 (TI5) generated a prize pool of US$18,429,613 amid speculation over whether the event could continue its meteoric rise. TI6 continued to dazzle as it surpassed the $20 million barriers, a feat that was deemed impossible at the time.


The rise of TI’s prize pools was expected to slow down. Some even predicted that The International 2017 (TI7) would have a smaller prize pool than previous events. With the Battle Pass, TI7 proved critics wrong by amassing a prize pool of US$24,787,916 — of which over US$10.8 million was won.

The International 2018 (TI8) came dangerously close to succumbing to the pressure but amassed a total of US$25,532,177, and T19 collected US$34 million.

Following record-breaking prize pools of $5 million, $10 million, and $20 million, The International 2020 prize pool had surpassed $30 million in just two months since its introduction.


The entire prize pool for the International 2021 is $40,018,195. The International ten also eclipsed the amount of prize money it was able to provide last year, which was upwards of 35 million dollars, resulting from surpassing the historic milestone.


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