Prize pools of the eSports international tournaments get bigger every month, which has been demonstrated twice this summer.
The Fortnite’s record for the biggest eSports prize pool that amounted to $30 million lasted less than a month. A new record amount surpassed the previous one by more than $3.5 million.
The International (TI) annual Dota 2 championship wowed the world eSports community with a striking $33,663,217 prize pool to be paid to this year’s winners. Considering that first place will get more than $15 million, each of the winning team’s five players will become at least $3 million richer. The good thing is that the gamers won’t be taxed as individuals because the winning will initially be taken by the organization they play for.
The money for the prize pool has been collected via Dota 2 crowdfunding. Despite fears that the tournament wouldn’t be able to break the last year’s prize record considering only $800 thousand IT 2018 prize pool rise compared to IT 2017, The International 2019 was able to get the same amount in half of the fund-raising campaign period.
The main event started in Shanghai on August 20 and will continue until August 25 with the Grand Final’s results being known. The teams are currently going through the double-elimination playoffs that will show who is better prepared to become a 2019 champion.
As mentioned earlier, this August is full of eSports events that attract millions of fans from all over the globe.
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