Valve has reached its subsequent milestone for The International 2022, with the prize pool hitting $10 million on the again of steady battle cross gross sales—however that hasn’t stopped it from lagging behind a number of of Dota 2’s earlier data. 

Since launching on Sept. 1, the TI11 battle cross has been chugging alongside at a strong pace that has the occasion sitting miles forward of most different esport prize swimming pools traditionally.

But, in comparison with the final two iterations of The International this battle cross has dropped off and is slowly shedding floor on their projections. 

In simply over 24 hours TI11 broke the $7 million mark and was holding pace with each the 2019 and 2021 occasions, which presently maintain the 2 highest prize pool totals in esports historical past at $34,292,599 and $40,018,195 respectively.

Over the final week, 2022 gross sales have started dipping to the purpose the place the graph is nearly flatlining, with the hole between the three current occasions slowly widening.

As of 12am CT on Sept. 9, the TI11 prize pool sits at $10,067,686, factoring in each Valve’s default base complete of $1.6 million and the contributed $8,467,686 from 25 p.c of complete present battle cross spending. That is nearly $1.5 million behind TI9 and over $2 million behind the present record holder in TI10, with a quickly shrinking window to make up that floor.

Even if Valve pushes extra Level Bundles stay on Steam for gamers to buy, 2022’s battle cross continues to be going through a shortened timeline to lift money for TI11. This is because of Part I of the battle cross ending on Nov. 2, with Part II starting the day after and eradicating that 25 p.c pay in for the occasion since it is going to be over.

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Two months shouldn’t be sufficient time for this battle cross to lift over $40 million, and the neighborhood may be very clearly not inclined to spend as heavily both based on the numbers.

Now, whether or not that’s because of the battle cross dividing its content material into two components, thus limiting the choices for Part I, continues to be unknown, however the responses to this 12 months’s battle cross have been largely detrimental.

Going off that, it will seemingly be the primary time since 2011 that TI has not damaged its personal record for largest Dota 2 and general esports prize pool, which would depart TI10 because the reigning title holder.

The risk of a stunning comeback continues to be on the desk, however with every day that passes and tendencies persevering with to negatively impression gross sales, it turns into much less and fewer seemingly.