CHARTS: Dota 2 International 2019 content takes Steam Top Ten No.1 spot as prize pool surpasses $25m

CHARTS: Dota 2 International 2019 content takes Steam Top Ten No.1 spot as prize pool surpasses $25m

The prize pool for Dota 2 competition The International has smashed past $25m, largely due to fans of the title buying the Battle Level Bundle on Steam.

That content took the No.1 spot in the Steam Top Ten last week and gives Dota 2 users a huge discount on Battle Pass Levels within the game. The base prize pool for The International 2019 is $1.6m, with another $23,841,385 coming from contributions from the community at the time of writing.

Second place is missing due to an error with the Steam charts, but the No.3 spot goes to Capcom's Monster Hunter: World. This title has already been something of a smash hit, selling xxx copies since its launch in xxx. UK and EMEA marketing boss Antoine Molant said that PC was the second largest platform for the game, a share which might well have grown as the title reaches its lowest price to date as part of the Steam Summer Sale.

Grand Theft Auto V rises three positions up the Steam Top Ten to No.4 thanks to the sale event which saw its price halved to $14.99. Meanwhile, the newly-released Total War: Three Kingdoms comes in at fifth place with a ten per cent discount in the Steam Summer Sale ahead of Facepunch's fan favourite MMO title Rust, whose price was slashed to $8.75.

Meanwhile, From Software and Activision's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice re-enters the Top Ten due to the game having its first price drop since launch.

Valve's own Index VR headset manages to make it into the Top Ten again, this time at No.8.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending June 29th:

1. The International 2019 Battle Level Bundle, Valve
3. Monster Hunter World, Capcom
4. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
5. Total War: Three Kingdoms, Sega
6. Rust, Facepunch
7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Activision
8. Valve Index VR Kit
9. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, 505 Games
10. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, CD Projekt

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