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    dota 2 the international

    If you’re one of the very, very few people invited to Dota 2‘s The International 4 tournament, then you stand a chance of winning quite a lot of money.

    Earlier today, the prize pool for the tournament hit $10 million USD – and it’s still going up as, at time of writing, it stands at $10,021,614. It’s important to note that this isn’t the grand prize; the money itself will be divided up between everyone who wins prize money at the tournament. Still: as far as I’m aware, that’s the biggest prize pool for a videogame, ever, and likely the biggest first prize too.

    Of more importance to you and I (unless you’re one of the few going there to compete, in which case, hello!) is that this means every single stretch goal has been hit. The full list of stuff is below. I can’t say I expect Valve to add more stretch goals at this point, but hey – you never know.

    The International 4 itself will be taking place from 18 July to 21 July, in Seattle’s KeyArena. If you fancy reading up on a bit of International 4 related drama that doesn’t quite merit a news item on its own, go have a read of the situation going on with Fnatic and Era.

    1. Evolving Battle Point Booster
    2. Loading Screen treasure
    3. Arcana vote
    4. Special Edition HUD
    5. Solo Championship vote
    6. All Random Deathmatch game mode
    7. Immortal treasures
    8. Chat emoticons
    9. Mini-Pudge courier
    10. New music
    11. 1v1 Mid-Only Practice matchmaking
    12. Environmental effects
    13. Base customisation
    14. Daily hero challenge
    15. Alternate voice vote + voice pack
    16. Favourite hero analysis tool
    17. Model update vote
    18. Multi-kill banner
    19. Afterparty broadcast feat. Darude
    20. New upgraded creep models
    21. A to Z challenge support
    22. Victory prediction taunt

    And also the bonus Techie taunt. We’re still waiting on the majority of these bonuses, but hey, it’s Valve.

    Tim McDonald
    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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