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The International 2014 Dota 2 tournament prize pool shoots past $10M

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The International, Valve's worldwide Dota 2 championship tournament, now sits on a prize pool totaling more than $10 million thanks to 2014 Compendium sales.

Valve opened sales of the official digital program for the International 2014 championships in May for $10, where $2.50 of every sale contributes to the prize pool. Funds from its sale grew the tournament's pot of $1.6 million set by Valve to $4 million within a week. In contrast, compendium contributions helped raise last year's The International's prize pool to a total of $2.8 million.

In-game rewards unlock for Compendium owners and Dota 2 players as the rapidly accruing funds hit stretch goals. For instance, the $4 million and $5 million stretch goals unlocked the Mini-Pudge Courier and new matchmaking, respectively. New goals were added when it surpassed the $6 million and mark exhausted milestones. The latest fundraising achievement will introduce the Victory Prediction Taunt.

More details about The Compendium, which allows fans to keep up to date with competitors and matches, and its fundraising stretch goals are outlined on The International's official site. The tournament's sold out finals are slated for July 18-21 at KeyArena in Seattle. Alliance beat Natus Vincere in last year's final to win more than $1.4 million in prize money.