Valve’s latest Dota 2 Battle Pass is already breaking records

Valve Software

The latest Dota 2 Battle Pass was released yesterday, and it’s on track to give The International a record-breaking prize pool. (Twenty-five percent of each Battle Pass sale goes into that pot, to be added to a base pool of US$1.6 million.)

According to the Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker, this Battle Pass took 19 hours to surpass the previous first-day record, raising over US$7.5 million in that time.

Last year’s prize pool was a whopping US$34 million, raised in 112 days. As of this writing, the current one sits at just over US$8 million.

All this and we still have no idea when The International 10 will take place!

What is Dota 2?

The most-played game on Steam.
Every day, millions of players worldwide enter battle as one of over a hundred Dota heroes. And no matter if it’s their 10th hour of play or 1,000th, there’s always something new to discover. With regular updates that ensure a constant evolution of gameplay, features, and heroes, Dota 2 has truly taken on a life of its own.

One Battlefield. Infinite Possibilities.
When it comes to diversity of heroes, abilities, and powerful items, Dota boasts an endless array—no two games are the same. Any hero can fill multiple roles, and there’s an abundance of items to help meet the needs of each game. Dota doesn’t provide limitations on how to play, it empowers you to express your own style.

All heroes are free.
Competitive balance is Dota’s crown jewel, and to ensure everyone is playing on an even field, the core content of the game—like the vast pool of heroes—is available to all players. Fans can collect cosmetics for heroes and fun add-ons for the world they inhabit, but everything you need to play is already included before you join your first match.

Bring your friends and party up.
Dota is deep, and constantly evolving, but it’s never too late to join.
Learn the ropes playing co-op vs. bots. Sharpen your skills in the hero demo mode. Jump into the behavior- and skill-based matchmaking system that ensures you’ll be matched with the right players each game.

Dota 2 description on Steam

I have done a lot of different things over the course of my life and professional career. I have interviewed Oscar and Grammy winners and written cover stories for glossy newsstand magazines. I have played guitar in a rock band on national TV and run an independent music label for which I wrote all of the PR and marketing materials. In my spare time, I sweated out a novel about a world where raccoons are kings and dragons are real.

Leave a Comment