Dota 2 International prize pool tops $2.6 million, unlocks new bonus

By Brenna Hillier
29 July 2013 00:49 GMT

Dota 2 players have passed the sixth and penultimate stretch goal for sales of The Compendium, unlocking a new bonus and pouring $2.6 million into The International’s prize pool.

From a base of $1.6 million, the prize pool for The International increases by $2.50 for every sale of the Compendium, an interactive guide to Dota 2. At time of writing, the total accumulated stood at $2,698,017.

$2.6 million was the sixth stretch goal of seven, and awards a new Immortal item to all compendium owners.

With about $500,000 more – 200,000 further sales – the community will unlock the final goal, which will allow Compendium owners to choose the next Dota 2 champion.

The total passed $2 million as recently as May.

The International is Valve’s annual Dota 2 tournament, which serves as the world championship. The finals will be held in Seatlle from August 7 through 11.

Thanks, Polygon.

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