- The International 2020
- 40018195 US dollar(s)
- Not Applicable ()
The largest prize pool for an esports tournament is $40,018,195 (£30,944,400), which was raised between 22 May and 9 October 2020 by in-game purchases by player's in Valve's MOBA DotA2. The prize pool was to be dispensed at The International 2020 (originally scheduled for 18–23 Aug 2020), but the coronavirus pandemic, and the cancellation of The International 2020, means that it won't be until 2021 that players will get a chance to claim these prizes.
The International, is the biggest prize pool in eSports history. However, the Covid pandemic has delayed plans for the tournament to take place in 2020, so the pros taking part will have to wait until 2021 for a chance to grab their share of that pot of cash.