Millionaires in the making: Record-setting $20M esports purse

At over $20 million and climbing, the sixth International has the single largest purse in esports history. The International, Dota 2’s premier tournament, is essentially an esports World Cup. Teams gather from around the world to compete for the top prize—almost $9 million this year—and TI6 continues the tournament’s record-breaking tradition. How does Dota 2 developer Valve, and the Dota 2 scene, continue to increase its enormous payout?

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