Dota 2 Battle Pass bundle extended after TI10 prize pool surge

Valve has announced it will extend the sale of the Dota 2 Battle Pass level bundle for another three days after the item caused The International prize pool to surge by $8 million in a single week. The bundle will now be available until July 2.

The level bundle, which offers fans a 75% discount, gives fans 120 levels of the battle pass, nine Immortal Treasure I items, six Immortal Treasure II items, and three Immortal III items for $29.99. Since the bundle has proved to be so popular, Valve has given into player demand and extended the bundle purchase date by a couple of days.

There might be more behind the decision to extend the bundle date than sheer demand, though. 25% of all battle pass-related purchases go towards The International 10’s prize pool, and stats show it’s grown by $8 million in the last few days, bringing the grand total to $24 million.

While it’s clear that the $8 million isn’t just down to bundle sales, it has played a big role. Players are limited to just two per person since it allows them to skip 240 levels with very little effort.

The International 10 prize pool currently stands at $24,027,222, which is about $6 million more than this time last year. Since TI10 has been postponed – possibly even to 2021 – it’s looking likely that the tournament is going to break its own record for the biggest prize pool in esports.