That is 30% larger than TI18’s first day.
The Worldwide 19, this yr’s flagship Dota 2 event, hit practically $6 million of prize pool funding throughout the first 24 hours, breaking the document set by final yr’s event.
The prize pool, which on the time of writing sits at simply over $eight million, is raised by way of gross sales of The Worldwide Battle Move. 25% of every Battle Move sale goes in direction of the prize pool.
As famous by Dota 2 insider Wykrhm Reddy on Twitter, the primary 24 hours of the Battle Move being on sale dwarfed TI18’s prize pool by $1.7million. At the moment, this yr’s Worldwide is 30% forward of final yr’s on the identical stage.
The First 24 Hours — TI9 has had the most important opening day in TI historical past dwarfing the already large peak of TI8 by over $1.7 Million USD. Even the increase margin in comparison with any two consecutive TI’s has been greater than doubled. At the moment TI9 is 30% forward of TI8 at identical stage #TI9 pic.twitter.com/lshmCPBYz1
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) Might eight, 2019
The Worldwide 19 is the ultimate part of the annual Dota Professional Circuit, now in its ninth yr. This yr will see the finale held in China for the primary time, with the video games being performed in Shanghai.
The Battle Move gives a variety of bonuses for Dota 2 followers seeking to become involved with TI19, and is available in three totally different variants: commonplace, stage 50, and stage 100. Levelling up a Battle Move gives in-game rewards, similar to the brand new Residing Towers which flip the sport’s static protection towers into animated, rock-throwing golems. There’s additionally the traditional options of the Compendium, in-game tipping, wagering, and trivia.
Not performed Dota 2 earlier than? The Worldwide is the right time to become involved, with beginner streams providing entry-level-friendly commentary on the video games being performed by the game’s high gamers. However what’s tougher, Dota 2 or League of Legends? We obtained a LoL professional to strive Dota 2 to search out out.
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