Dota 2 launched its TI11 battle pass on September 2 and instantly noticed a serious spike in players.

The new Dota 2 battle pass is available in two components, the primary being launched earlier than The International 11 and the second after the main. The battle pass launched loads of new content material to the traditional MOBA, together with tons of recent skins and treasures.

Like earlier years, the battle pass is seen as a celebration of the largest Dota 2 occasion of the yr. Portions of every battle pass buy additionally go in the direction of the legendary prize pool for the worldwide event. This yr has turn out to be one of many greatest battle passes but.

Dota 2 sees a spike in concurrent players

Dota 2 has reached its highest concurrent participant rely in over two years. After the battle pass was dropped, Steamcharts reported a peak of 826,804 players.

Dota 2’s all-time peak was in March 2016, with nearly 1.3 million concurrent players. This quantity has slowly declined over the years, typical of an older recreation. But the latest battle pass noticed the participant rely shoot again up considerably. The previous yr has seen the height participant rely within the 600K and 700K vary.

Screengrab by way of Steamcharts

How a lot is the TI11 prize pool?

The International has traditionally had the very best prize swimming pools in esports historical past. The International 10 had a record-breaking $40 million prize pool, with an enormous portion coming from the players who bought battle passes.

Despite the spike in players, The International 11 battle pass hasn’t appeared to lift money on the similar charge as earlier battle passes. In the primary 10 hours, the latest battle pass didn’t attain the $5 million mark, a objective that was reached for the previous three years.

Dota 2's Prize Pool Tracker
Source: Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker

The smaller quantity of purchases could also be because of the battle pass being damaged into two components. Having to pay for 2 separate passes could make some Dota 2 players really feel stingy. There remains to be an opportunity that the present battle pass will proceed to develop quickly and surpass earlier years. While its begin wasn’t as explosive as in earlier years, there may be nonetheless time earlier than TI11 in October.