The overall money for The International 10 tournament rose to $35 million, per the Dota 2 prize pool tracker.
By comparison, The International 9 took in $34.33 million. Last year’s Dota showpiece eclipsed the mark that was briefly held by the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, which paid out $30 million.
The prize pool for The International 10 has been crowdfunded by the sale of in-game items within Dota 2. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from Valve’s in-game sales goes toward The International prize pool.
TI10 originally was scheduled to be held Aug. 18-23 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. An indefinite postponement was announced on April 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic, and a new date has yet to be announced. Organizer Valve said then the event likely would be moved to 2021.
—Field Level Media