The International Dota 2 tournament prize pool hits $4M
The International, Valve's worldwide Dota 2 championship tournament, is currently sitting on a prize pool totaling more than $4 million due to 2014 Compendium sales.
Valve opened sales of the official digital program for the International 2014 championships over the weekend for $10, where $2.50 of every sale is contributed to the prize pool.
In-game rewards unlock for Compendium owners and Dota 2 players as the contributing funds hits stretch goals. For instance, the $4 million stretch goal unlocked the Mini-Pudge Courier. Hitting the $4.5 million and $5 million marks unlock new music and new matchmaking, respectively.
Regional qualifiers are currently underway in eight countries, with the sold out finals slated for July 18-21 at KeyArena in Seattle.