Valve has studied with the International Olympic Committee in selecting its eSport venue. The International Dota 2 tournament is known as the highest prize in esports in the world. The TI’s bonuses get higher every year. In last year, when TI9 was held in Shanghai China, the prize level reached $ 34.3 million.
In August this year, the biggest tournament of Dota 2 will take place for the first time in the Swedish capital Stockholm. As revealed by Valve, Vancouver of Canada has raised $ 7.8 million to contribute to the budget after the TI8 event.
The host cities previously had a large number of visitors who guaranteed to spend money on hotels, restaurants and tourist destinations. Moreover, Valve also cooperates with local companies to undertake tasks such as service, construction, decoration, printing, security, transportation and entertainment. These activities bring significant resources to boost the economy of the host city.
According to Rod Breslau, each member of OG will receive $ 3.1 million. If you compare this number with some other major tournaments or traditional sports. You can see the difference in the amount of money the players and athletes receive.
The International 2019 – the world Dota2 champion is the most expensive eSports tournament on the planet with a total prize pool of $ 34 million. Anathan Pham’s Optimism Greatness team has won the championship twice. He received a reward of more than $ 15 million and was engraved on the prestigious Aegis shield.
The International Championship 2019 has brought 5 OG members $ 15.5 million. This number is many times higher than that of some traditional sports.
Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep only received $ 2.9 million when they won the championship at the prestigious Wimbledon tennis tournament. Engadget thinks that the champions of world golf and tennis tournaments may be more famous. But it is clear that the amount they receive is still not equal to some of the top gamers.