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Dota 2 update leaks TI10 Battle Pass: All-Star match, event game, more

Published: 6/Feb/2020 11:13

by Kamil Malinowski

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Dota 2 was hit with a small update on Feb 3, mostly focusing on bug fixes and minor adjustments, however, fans have also found some interesting hidden content. 

Dota 2 is no stranger to tiny patches as the game is usually updated at least once a week, with small bug fixes or adjustments to non-competitive elements being the norm.

Most of the time, that’s all there is to the update and players barely notice any changes. However, this time a huge set of changes have been leaked, with The International 2020’s Battle Pass contents being found hidden in the files.

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Challenges, predictions, coaching, and more will be returning in the TI10 Battle Pass.

The International 2020 Battle Pass leaks

Reddit user MSTRMN_ was the first to point out what the update has brought, highlighting the key features of the Battle Pass.

So far, it is confirmed that The International 2020 Battle Pass will contain: Achievements, Wagering, Coaches’ Challenge, Event game (the game itself is unconfirmed), Tipping, Favorite team, All-Star match at TI10, Fantasy league, and predictions.

The Battle Pass will likely contain more content, but many fans believe that this is the majority of it – giving everyone a sneak-peek into TI10.

Other content such as a ‘creep card’ and a ‘glossary’ have also been discovered, but no details about them have been confirmed. Some players believe the creep card will be a new HUD panel for creeps, while the glossary will be a database for all things Dota.

The Battle Pass itself is usually released in May, with The International taking place just a few months later in August.

Unfortunately, there was no indication of a release date in this leak, but at least it is confirmed that the Battle Pass is well on the way to being ready sometime in the future, and fans will have a better idea of what to expect.

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DOTA 2’s The International 10 achieves world record $40 million prize pool

Published: 10/Oct/2020 0:52

by Bill Cooney

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There certainly won’t be any shortage of prize money at DOTA 2’s The International in 2020, with a record-setting amount of over $40 million for the prize pool being accumulated.

The pinnacle of Dota 2 esports is one of the largest celebrations of the popular MOBA, and its record-setting prize pool is a big part of that. Valve usually contributes a baseline of $1.6 million to the pot with the rest coming from player purchases.

25% of all sales for applicable in-game items purchased from the Battle Pass also go into the reward, which has just passed another impressive milestone.

Close to a month after The International 10’s prize pool surpassed that of the 2019 competition’s roughly $33 million mark, it’s now surpassed the ridiculous sum of $40 million.

The International 2020 Prize Pool
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Not only is $40 million a record sum for DOTA events, it’s also a record for esports in general.

What’s even more impressive is how quickly fans and players managed to build up to such a staggering dollar amount. In 2019, the then-record breaking sum of $34.3 million was reached in about 110 days before the event began.

The International 10’s prize pool got to that record-breaking number in only 93 days, and reached the $40 million mark roughly a month later just as the Battle Pass ended.

It was clear shortly after the initial launch of the Battle Pass for 2020, that we could very well be in store for another record-breaking year. On the first day of sales, the contribution from battle pass sales reached $6.5 million far above the previous first-day record of $5.8 million.

Biggest Prize Pools in Esports

  1. The International 2020 – $40,000,000+
  2. The International 2019 – $34,330,069
  3. The International 2018 – $25,532,177
  4. The International 2016 – $20,770,460.00
  5. The International 2015 – $18,429,613.05
  6. Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019: Solo – $15,287,500.00

Source: Esports Earnings

Dota 2 Prize Tracker
The TI10 prize pool has absolutely smashed every previous year so far.

As you can tell from the above graph, the $40 million in prize money far exceeds the high point it’s reached in previous years, exponentially higher than even last year’s record-setting spectacle, which was also miles ahead of previous years at basically every step of the way.

Obviously, not being able to physically travel to or watch the premier live event for DOTA 2 esports did little to nothing to dampen fan’s enthusiasm, and as a result, we now officially have a new world record for the largest prize pool at an esports event in history.