Il Dota 2 International 2019, the championships dedicated to Valve's F2P Moba, set two new records for the world of eSports.
According to a press release shared after the conclusion of the championships held at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, the event has raised a prize pool of over 33 million dollars. This is, according to reports, the biggest prize pool in eSports history and one of the biggest prizes available in any sport so far.
- Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) July 21th, 2019
After the end of the league games, OG took home the victory, and it is the first time that a team has won the tournament for several consecutive years. This has also allowed the team to become the team with the highest earnings in sports of all time.
The Dota 2 international championships have grown a lot since their first incarnation at the Xcomm Gamescom, with a prize pool of "only" 2011 million dollars, making them one of the most important sporting events in the world.