The International 10, the pinnacle of Dota 2 esports, the biggest advertisement for the game and the highest prize pool in esports history, continues to set new viewership records and extend its outreach beyond just the Dota 2 community.
The analytical portal Esports Charts has published a new infographic showing how the dynamics of views of The International has changed since 2017. For example, the peak viewership rate for broadcasts have increased by about three times, and the number of hours of viewing have increased by two and a half times. Compared to the previous championship (TI9), the figures have increased by about 40% and 20%, respectively.
TI10 was the first Dota 2 Major after two years. So it wasn’t a surprise to see Dota 2 fans flock to the streams to watch who will win the largest prize pool in esports history. The Grand Finals of The International 10 is now the most popular Dota 2 match in history. With 2,741,514 peak viewers, it is significantly ahead of the second-highest match which was between OG and Team Liquid during TI9.
The International 10 took place between the 7th and the 17th of October in Bucharest, Romania. The total prize pool of the event was $40 million. The Russian team Team Spirit won the Grand Finals with a 3-2 score against Chinese team PSG.LGD and earned $18,2 million.