LOL introduced crowdfunding this month for the first time. This was after they had accused Valve of begging money from its players.
The league Prize Pool ticker has already crossed the 4 million mark. This was after Riot followed Valve’s strategy of allowing players to buff the prize pool by microtransactions and buying cosmetic items online in game.
With the League world championships still going on, the prize pool is still set to increase. This is the first year that Riot has introduced crowdfunding to increase the prize pool. The comparison with Dota’s prize pool is but inevitable.