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How to watch Dota 2’s True Sight: The International 2019 documentary

Published: 27/Jan/2020 13:03

by Connor Bennett

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The newest installment of Dota 2’s True Sight series will be celebrating OG’s historic second International victory. So, here’s what you need to know about watching it as it finally premieres. 

The release of the True Sight documentary film that dives into the result of the previous The International event is something that the whole Dota 2 community looks forward to.

It gives fans an insight into what players were thinking and feeling during some of the most highly intense games of the annual event. With OG making history as the first team to win two TI titles – including going back-to-back – the newest True Sight will, again, put them under the microscope and show just how they made history. 

An image of n0tail and the OG team celebrating their win at The International 9
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OG made history as the first Dota 2 team to win two Internationals.

Where to watch True Sight: The International 2019 live

The showing of the True Sight documentary for The International 9 will kick off at 6pm GMT/1pm EST/10 am PST/7pm CET on Tuesday, January 28th. As ever, there will be slightly more to it than just watching the documentary.

Those that do want to watch the documentary with their fellow Dota 2 fanatics will have to head to either the dota2ti Twitch page or log into SteamTV. We’ve embedded the Twitch channel bellow though, so you don’t have to go anywhere.

Watch live video from dota2ti on www.twitch.tv

How to watch True Sight: The International 2019 on YouTube

However, If you’re busy on Tuesday and can’t make the live showing of the documentary, and the accompanying ceremony, then there is no need to worry. 

As ever, the full film will go live on the Dota2 YouTube channel at the conclusion of the live event, so make sure to keep an eye out on there.

With the now-iconic OG roster in flux following the retirement of Jesse ‘JerAx’ Vainikka and Aussie Anathan ‘Ana’ Pham returning to his break, the team will obviously have to make some big decisions about where they go next, especially as they go in search of trying to defend their TI crown for the third time. 

Of course, that will be no easy feat seeing as the new season of the Dota Pro Circuit is chock full of teams who have the talent to go on a TI winning run, but they’ll have to hope that the luck of the draw is with them.

The International 10 returns to Europe – Stockholm, Sweden, to be exact – in August, where the eventual winner will be the focus of next year’s True Sight film.

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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.