It was achieved in 74 days. Especially big boosts in terms of collected money were on the 1st, 32nd, 51st, and 67th day when $5,819,288, $1,103,139, $2,898,448, $1,506,241 were collected, respectively.
The prize pool keeps growing and it will be distributed among 18 participants of The International 2019. The distribution of grabs changes from a year to a year but one thing stays unchanged - the winner of the Dota 2 World Championship takes 44% of grabs. The pool will be finally formed at the end of TI9.
The International 2019 will be hosted on August 15-25. Twelve of eighteen teams have guaranteed themselves a slot in the tournament due to great results during the whole season Dota Pro Circuit 2018/2019. The rest of the participants made it through regional qualifiers.
The list of participants of The International 2019:
- Team Secret (DPC — 1st place)
- Virtus.pro (DPC — 2nd place)
- Vici Gaming (DPC — 3rd place)
- Evil Geniuses (DPC — 4th place)
- Team Liquid (DPC — 5th place)
- PSG.LGD (DPC — 6th place)
- Fnatic (DPC — 7th place)
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (DPC — 8th place)
- TNC Predator (DPC — 9th place)
- OG (DPC — 10th place)
- Alliance (DPC — 11th place)
- Keen Gaming (DPC — 12th place)
- Forward Gaming (North America)
- Infamous (South America)
- Chaos Esports Club (Europe)
- Natus Vincere (CIS)
- Royal Never Give Up (China)
- Mineski (Southeast Asia)