DOTA 2's The International 2019 Prize Pool Ready to Pass Fortnite World Cup

Nicholas Barth,

July 15, 2019 2:39 PM

DOTA 2 looks to not be willing to let Fortnite Battle Royale and its World Cup competition keep the record of the largest prize pool in esports history, as the prize pool for The International 2019 continues to climb.

Epic Games took the esports community by surprise when it announced that the 2019 Fortnite World Cup competition would have a prize pool of $30,000,000. This extremely lucrative prize pool caused the Fortnite World Cup to break the record for the largest prize pool in esports history. However, DOTA 2's upcoming premiere event of The International 2019 is almost ready to surpass the $30,000,000 prize pool of the Fortnite World Cup and retake its spot as the most lucrative esports prize pool in history. 

DOTA 2 The International 2019 Prize Pool

At the time of this writing, the prize pool for the DOTA 2 competition of The International 2019 is currently at a total of $29,011, 187. With over 41 days left for the DOTA 2 community to continue to contribute crowdfunding towards the massive DOTA 2 prize pool of The International 2019, it is safe to assume that the high-profile esports event will indeed surpass the prize money available for players to earn in the Fortnite World Cup. 

While the large amount of the Fortnite World Cup prize pool looked to be a truly difficult beast for any other esports tournament to beat when it comes to awarding such a large amount of prize money, it was widely considered that the only event that would be able to surpass the Fortnite World Cup would be DOTA 2 and The International 2019. 

The reasoning for this confidence in the popular DOTA 2 competition is that The International has historically been known for having the largest prize pool in esports history with every new year surpassing previous years. Thanks to remarkably consistent support by the DOTA 2 community every year when it comes to crowdfunding the prize pool of The International, it was expected that the 2019 edition of the event would be able to pass the extremely high amount that Epic Games has put towards the prize pool of the Fortnite World Cup. 

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