TI10 prize pool reaches record amount as $34m barrier is broken

The TI10 prize pool has reached a record amount for any esports tournament - despite details of the event itself still to be confirmed.

Dota 2 creators Valve confirmed on Wednesday the TI10 prize pool had passed the $34,330,068 reached for the TI9 prize pool.

At the time of publishing, the TI10 prize pool was at $34,339,739.


The prize pool at Dota 2's flagship event is largely dependent on sales of the annual Battle Pass, with publishers Valve donating 25% of sales to the tournament prize pool.

Before TI9, the previous record was set for TI8 in 2018, which was $23,932,177. Before that, the previous biggest prize pool was TI7's $23,187,916.

TI10 dates still up in the air

TI10 was originally scheduled to take place in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 2020 but was postponed, along with the remainder of the Dota Pro Circuit, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The dates for TI10 and the resumption of the DPC are still to be confirmed. Indeed, Valve posted an update to say the events are postponed "indefinitely".

A tweet from the official account for The International read: "In following how the pandemic has been developing globally, the recent increase in the unpredictability of COVID-19 means we can’t yet commit to new dates for TI10 and the DPC.

"We share your eagerness in returning to these events, and will announce updates as soon as we can."

Pictures: Valve and Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker.