Epic Games will be having their $30 million prize pool event this month, the Fortnite World Cup. However, the race to be the biggest prize pool event in esports history is heating up as Valve’s Dota 2 is coming for the first place, and it’s coming fast.

Fortnite World Cup $30m prize pool
Fortnite World Cup will begin this July with a huge prize pool.

Dota 2's The International

The International is the biggest Dota 2 event of the year. It’s not just about the money, it’s about the pride to compete with the best Dota 2 teams around the world. Just like the previous years, Valve invested the initial $1.6 million. Subsequently, the company released the Battle Pass, having players contribute to the final prize pool by purchasing the Pass.

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The International 2019 is having its prize pool increased every day.

In 2018, the final prize pool was $25,532,17. You can definitely tell that this year will be another booming year for Dota 2, as the current pool for this year has already exceeded $25 million, with 55 more days to go.

Earlier this month, on Jun 26th, Valve released the Weekend Bundle sale, offering a huge deal of rewards at a 75% discount of $30. As a result, the prize pool literally exploded and almost broke the records after 9 years of release.

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The Weekend Bundle sale from Valve really pumped up the final prize pool over the last few days.

For your information, 12 teams have received direct invites to TI. As EPICENTER Major closed out, the Open Qualifiers registration is now open for registration.

CEO 2019

In the meantime, check out for CEO 2019 with all the best fighting titles like Street Fighter V, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7 and Super Smash Bros. In addition, Guilty Gear, BlazBlue and Dance Dance Revolution will also be there, so make sure you check them out.

Last but not least, Fortnite is having another tournament going on right now. The event features big names like Ninja and Myth, competing for $20,000 prize here at Daytona Beach. Don’t miss any actions and watch the tournament on Twitch, via the UMG Events channel.