Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince has spent $22k on the Dota 2 battle pass so far

The prince has deep pockets

We’re three weeks into Dota 2’s The International battle pass, and although Valve has issued many changes to the way the pass works this year, there’s one thing that’s remained a constant: The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, is still the biggest spender.

During the first week of the 2020 battle pass, we reported that the he had topped the leaderboard with a $9,344 spend, but he’s since doubled that. Stats from Stratz show the prince, whose in-game name is Purrrrrfect Devil Angel Yukeo, has spent a grand total of $22,812 on the pass so far, climbing to level 54,790 in the process.

This means the 35-year-old has already surpassed the amount he spent on last year’s pass by a grand. He’s still a long way off from his 2018 total though, when he spent $42,000 to reach level 101,127.

As many Dota 2 fans will know, a portion of the money spent on the battle pass goes towards The International‘s total prize pool. This year’s total is so far sitting at more than $15 million, and many predict it’ll hit $37 million by the time the pass comes to a close.

Since the prince is the biggest spender so far this year, it’s believed he’s contributed $5,000 to the prize pool by himself, which is pretty impressive.

The International 2020 has been postponed indefinitely by Valve due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The tournament is likely to take place next year.