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Each member of The International 2019 winning team will take home more than $3,000,000. This puts Dota2 and Valve in the absolute lead in terms of esports prize pool records.

Courtesy of the Dota 2 community and its contribution at this year’s TI prize pool, Epic Games and their Fortnite World Cup are officially behind TI9 even in terms of individual player earnings. Last month the 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf took home $3,000,000 along with the Solo Championship title of Fortnite World Cup. For a good whole month he was the first professional player to cash in such a prize for winning a competition in the esports field. He became the 10th player in the all-time esports highest earnings, but his position is seriously in danger now as five Dota 2 players are now bound to win on the 25th of August, 2019 over three million dollars.

With TI9 prize pool going a little over the 33M milestone today, chances are that by the end of the tournament in Shanghai, China, we will see another spike as the Trove Carafe treasure might become available. The recent surge was registered over the release of the Tiny Prestige item available in the TI9 Battle Pass at level 255 and by the release of the Custom Dire and Radiant Creeps which unlock at level 182. TI9 Champions will receive 45.5% of the prize pool total and as of now, that’s $15,025,193.


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