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Valve has recently started selling it's 2014 digital program for the upcoming Dota 2 eSport championship, and proceeds from the compendium are helping boost the prize pool to staggering new heights.
This year's Compendium allows fans to follow the competitors and make predictions on matches. It digital program costs $10, and $2.50 of that money goes towards The International's prize pool. As this pool grows, Dota 2 strech goals unlock, giving Compendium owners and other Dota players access to things like new chat emoticons, new music, and new environmental effects.
Last year, Valve pulled off a similar crowd funding system and broke prize records with over $2.8 million in prizes awarded. This year's compendium just went on sale and Valve has already raised over $3.2 Million in prize money.
[Source: Dota 2 via Polygon]
Our TakeThat's a lot of money, and it makes me wish I was good at Dota 2. The stretch goal system is a clever insentive to get more players to purchase this program and invested in the competition.
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