Dota 2 championships prize pool tops $11.4M

dota_compendium…powered by sales of the game’s virtual Compendium.

The upcoming championships, which will be held in the Key Arena at Seattle Center starting Aug. 3, kicked off with a $1.6 million purse in late April.

In just days, sales of the Compendium, a virtual program which includes in-game challenges, fantasy league-style predictions and in-game cosmetic rewards, bumped the pool up to $5.5 million.

It took until the end of June for last year’s International prize pool to top $10 million through Compendium sales. The final prize pool last year was $10.9 million.

Full story: Polygon

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