In the world of eSports, StarCraft 2 and League of Legends have been the best for payouts. Last year, Riot even paid out $2 million for its finals. But Dota 2 might be surpassing that… today!
The International 3 (IT3) is still doing the West and East Qualifiers, but through a strange form of crowd funding, the prize pool is already almost at $2 million – and we haven’t even gotten to the main competition! Check this out:
There’s still a lot of money in eSports – here is some data from the last few years.
The Dota 2 client is made for eSports – it even has built in streaming and sharing capabilities. Once it is out of beta, I wonder if it will surpass the others in eSports popularity – the big prizes certainly don’t hurt! Perhaps LoL will have to step up their game to keep the lead.