The Worldwide 10 (TI10) prize pool has surpassed $25M USD, with the current Dota 2 Battle Cross degree bundle sale having raised the whole event winnings by a single-day file of $4M.
The overall TI Prize Pool, on the time of writing. Credit score: Valve
As proven by the Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker, as of day 37 since launch the present whole is $6.2M and 34.7% greater than at this level final yr. On day 30, the prize pool jumped from $16M to $20M, greater than every other single day improve (barring the preliminary day of sale for the Battle Cross) in its seven yr historical past.
The Battle Cross is an annual in-game merchandise and content material pack for Dota 2, with which gamers can play, degree up, and earn a bounty of principally digital rewards. Gamers can begin at degree one for $9.99, and both progress via gameplay or by shopping for further ranges. Of the whole gross sales, 25% are siphoned off to the The Worldwide prize pool, which begins at $1.6M (provided by Dota 2’s writer, Valve Company), and final yr reached a file whole of $34M.
On June 24 Valve launched a 120 degree bundle on the market at $29.99, which the writer claims represents a 75% saving. For the primary month, ranges have been offered in bundles of 50 at $29.35, or 100 for $44.99. This sale boosted the prize pool by $8M within the final week alone, and whereas initially made out there solely till June 24, was prolonged till the tip of July 2.
It needs to be famous that the discounted Battle Degree bundle additionally features a set of Immortal Treasures, and are restricted to 2 per Steam account. Extra Battle Degree bundles will probably be made out there throughout the Battle Cross’ availability, and there are additionally “Immortal Treasure” collections to spice up the tempo of the prize pool improve.
As well as, right now marks the discharge of the Collector’s Cache, a brand new treasure assortment created from submitted paintings (voted for by followers). Costing $2.49, Unboxing 15 treasures will mechanically grant 36 Battle Ranges, and undesirable treasures will be recycled for 2 ranges. The Cache will solely be on sale for 30 days.
As beforehand reported, the TI10 prize pool has narrowly hovered above the expansion price of final yr, probably as a result of recession and socioeconomic harm created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event itself has been delayed to an unspecified date—however there isn’t any indication but that the Battle Cross’ availability will probably be prolonged in consequence.