The International 2019 Dota 2 competition set a new record for the prize fund at a LAN tournament.
What is known
According to a special counter, in 2019$30,136,205 will be up for grabs at the tournament. Initially, Valve invested $1.6 million in the prize pool, but thanks to sales of the Battle Pass and its levels, gamers managed to increase the amount. There are 36 days left until the end of the training camp, but this is already a record for LAN tournaments.
At the same time, if we consider the prize fundTaking into account the qualifications, then Fortnite takes the lead. Epic Games allocated $30 million to the Fortnite World Cup tournament, and the company gave away another $11 million at the qualifiers. Thus, the total fund of the Fortnite World Championship is $41 million. At the same time, for qualifying for The International 2019, including the Dota Pro Circuit tournament series, the fund of majors and minors amounted to $36.5 million.
Let us remind you that The International 2019 will be held from August 15 to 25 in Shanghai, and the Fortnite World Cup will begin on July 26 in New York and end on July 28.