Dota 2 fans have driven the prize pool for global championship The International to a new record high.
The multi-million dollar tournament is being partially crowdfunded again this year by sales of the Compendium.
The Compendium website now shows the total prize pool has topped $4 million, unlocking a Mini Pudge companion.
Valve’s original stake was $600,000; the rest of the funds are have been raised by the $2.50 pot contribution from the $10 Compendium cover price.
That’s over 1,360,000 sales since the scheme launched last week.
Valve has stretch goals in place right up till $6 million – which suddenly seems perfectly reasonable given