Game maker Valve released the International 2020 Battle Pass for Dota 2 on Monday, launching a major prize source for the largest prize pool in esports. Last year, The International 9 had a prize pool of $ 34.3 million, with OG $ 15.6 million after dominating an 18-team field in Shanghai.
The International 10 was scheduled to take place this summer in Stockholm, but Valve announced on May 1 that the event had been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. With 25 percent of all Battle Pass sales going to The International 10, the prize pool had risen late to $ 4.77 million from Monday night.
The base Battle Pass costs $ 9.99, with a Level 50 bundle for $ 29.35 and a Level 100 bundle for $ 44.99. Players who purchase the Battle Pass receive in-game rewards and bonuses. The new Battle Pass also adds Guilds, making team building easier.