The International 4 (Dota 2) Prize Pool Grows To Over $5 Million
It's now the largest prize pool ever in E-Sports with the expected winnings (50%) for first place at $2.5 Million. That's almost as much as the entire previous largest prize pool for The International 3 in 2013 which was at $2.8 Million.
This is also not the final total since the amount of money that can be added based on buying The Compendium and booster points for your Compendium doesn't stop till The International 4's main event. Currently there are regional qualifiers going on, with the first qualifier being North America and ending today, May 15, 2014.