As of June 1, 2014, the current prize pool of DOTA 2's The International 4 reached more than US$ 8 Million and its still going up every second. With this amount, the DOTA 2's International Tournament breaks world record as the highest prize pool money for a single event. With 57 days more to go, will the prize pool reach its' US$ 10 million mark? With this big amount of cash, how will the tournament organizers decide in giving the cash prizes to the participants? Will this year's champion take home the biggest share in history or will it be evenly divided to all teams?
Like the previous year's The International, valve implements Stretch Goals to entice its' loyal players with different rewards. This year's stretch goals could had been the biggest factor that influenced loyal DOTA 2 players to buy this year's compendium and level it up by buying compendium points in the market. With each purchase, $ 2.50 is contributed to the prize pool. With proper mathematical computations, of current prize pool deducted with the US$ 1.6 million starting prize money and divide it with the $ 2.50 per purchase, an approximate 2,500,000 purchases were made by all DOTA 2 players.
The Stretch Goals
As the total prize pool reaches each stretch goal, its rewards will be unlocked for each compendium owner. Some stretch goals also have extra bonuses depending on your Compendium Level. All rewards will be granted to Compendium owners regardless of time of purchase.
The Immortal Treasures
The Immortal Treasures could be the greatest contributing factor that entices DOTA 2 players to purchase compendium this year and level it up by performing different tasks and purchasing extra points in the market. For every ten levels, compendium owners could receive Immortal Strongboxes in their armory with nine possible primary immortals and a chance of granting up to two bonus immortals. A preview was provided by DOTACinema in their Youtube Channel. Each immortals customizes hero appearance and skills.
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