As we all know, The International 2019 Battle Pass arrived last night and even though there is always a huge injection into the prize pool initially, it would seem that people are even more hype about TI9 than they were about the last year’s iteration.
With just ten hours gone since the release of the battle pass, the prize pool for TI9 has already increased by over $3,500,000 – and we have now seen the fastest $5,000,000 prize pool in Battle Pass/Compendium history. With that information in hand (and an Earthshaker Arcana awaiting us at level 365), could this be the year that the TI prize pool breaks the $30,000,000 mark? I myself am skeptical about this, especially knowing that the real peak only comes as the Immortal Treasures and Battle Level Bundle are released!
At time of writing the prize pool sits at just above $5,000,000 which is a massive percentage ahead of where we were last year with the same amount of time passed – roughly $1,100,000 up. It took nearly 17 hours for the prize pool to reach this checkpoint last year – so we are definitely on the long road to a massive number. But, the graph generally begins to level out after 2-3 days, which is when we will see exactly where we stand.
In previous years these have been the prize pool amounts after only 24 hours: