The total prize pool for The International 2015 Dota 2 Championships has now surpassed $17.2 million (USD). That figure is now more than all previous years (2011-2014) combined. Last year's International already smashed records by offering up a final prize pool of $10,931,103. Keep in mind that this figure was made mostly from sales of the Dota 2 Compendium. Actually, only a quarter of the profits from sales of the Compendium go towards this prize pool, leaving the rest for Valve. That's not too shabby for something that is only a digital item.

Speaking of Valve, they also updated their Dota 2 blog today with information about the schedule for The International 2015.

You can see the current schedule over at the Dota 2 website.