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dj WHEAT Gets Hit on By Random Woman During TI Stream Hosted at a Sports Bar

Published: 24/Aug/2018 17:57 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 18:07

by Virginia Glaze

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Director of Twitch Studios, djWHEAT, was approached by a woman during The International’s Late Game stream.

The Late Game, so-named for Dota’s jargon concerning later stages of each fight, is streamed at the end of each day at the world’s largest esport event, The International.

Taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, this particular Late Game was hosted by Twitch director djWHEAT and Dota2 content creator PyrionFlax. The two joined Dota’s players and fanbase at the Pint, a sports bar just a few steps away from the Rogers arena.

However, there was more than the game to be discussed in this particular broadcast: djWHEAT was also at the center of a woman’s’ affections, who made her intentions known in the middle of the stream.

During a later portion of the stream, djWHEAT looked off-camera to a woman about to enter the bar. As though she were unsure of stepping inside, he encouraged her to join the group, but was soon confronted with a different situation entirely.

“Wait – did she give you the ‘phone number’ sign?”

PyrionFax mimicked the action, placing his hand next to his ear in the shape of a cell phone. djWHEAT appeared to immediately recoil, looking down at his cue cards and saying, “I don’t know.”

The woman in question approached the two, and djWHEAT asked her if she was a Dota2 fan. She appeared to have no knowledge of the game, giving a humorous response.

“I’ve got attitude, but I don’t know about Dota2.”

djWHEAT explained The International and invited her to drink with the group. She accepted, but asked if the drinks would be on him.

djWHEAT accepted and the woman was shooed off the stream to a smattering of applause. The Late Game was made even more interesting than before, and The International hasn’t even concluded yet.

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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.