T19 prize pool now USD 32M

Posted on: Aug 08, 2019 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

Valve raises the record bar for the biggest prize pool in the esports history to USD 32,000,000, beating their own record from only a week ago when The International 2019 was outshining Epic Games’ Fortnite World Cup.

On July 21 the TI9 prize pool reached the USD 30,000,000 milestone courtesy of the Young Invoker Hero Persona prestige item set, available to all those who raised their 2019 Battle Pass to level 305. A week later the prize pool was 31 million dollars without any other new cosmetics or Battle Pass features being added. This year Valve waited for an extended period of time to release the last Immortal Treasure, and although the wait wasn’t totally worth, as the item sets featured in Treasure III were received with a rather big wave of negative reactions, the TI prize pool is still growing. 

The International 2019 is quickly approaching, and besides the Battle Pass features yet to come, Valve is also yet to announce the broadcast talent and to release the annual Trove Carafe chest, which usually contains item sets with an autograph of the people on the English, Russian and Chinese broadcasts.


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