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TNC Predator win MDL Chengdu Dota2 Major – Final Placements

Published: 24/Nov/2019 16:09

by Scott Robertson


TNC Predator have taken the first major of the 2019-2020 Dota 2 Pro Circuit, and with it claim $300,000 and 4,850 vital points toward qualification for the International 2020. They defeated Vici Gaming 3-1 in the grand finals in Chengdu.

The Southeast Asian juggernaut TNC Predator have claimed another tournament trophy in their short but impressive history. The two-time WESG champions have claimed their second major trophy in the past month, having won ESL One Hamburg at the end of October, and their first Valve major trophy ever.

Chinese fans can still be proud of their domestic teams, as Invictus claimed third place and Vici took second at major’s end.

A fine consolation prize given that one of the best teams from China, PSG.LGD, opted to skip the first major of the year while one of their starters returns from injury. They weren’t the only top team to miss Chengdu.

For Dota 2 fans, they got to witness the primetime debuts of several new rosters, as a vast amount of organizations made big changes to their teams after The International 2019. Fans will still have to wait to see the DPC debuts for OG, Team Secret, PSG, and the ex-Team Liquid roster.

The next Dota 2 major will take place January 18-26, at DreamLeague Season 13 in Leipzig, Germany. The corresponding minor will take place just before that, at the WePlay! Bukovel Minor, at a tremendously unique Ukrainian location.

MDL Chengdu Dota2 Major – Final Placements

Place Team Cash Prize Dota Pro Circuit Points
1st TNC Predator $300,000 4,850
2nd Vici Gaming $160,000 3,000
3rd Invictus Gaming $110,000 2,100
4th Evil Geniuses $80,000 1,350
5th/6th Team Liquid $60,000 900
5th/6th J.Storm $60,000 900
7th/8th Alliance $40,000 450
7th/8th beastcoast $40,000 450
9th-12th EHOME $25,000 150
9th-12th Team Aster $25,000 150
9th-12th Fnatic $25,000 150
9th-12th Fighting PandaS $25,000 150
13th-16th Team Spirit $12,500 100
13th-16th Gambit Esports $12,500 100
13th-16th Team Unknown $12,500 100
13th-16th Team Adroit $12,500 100

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

Published: 10/Oct/2020 0:52

by Bill Cooney


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
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.