The International 5 prize pool surpassed the $9,000,000 mark over the weekend with the total sitting at $9,086,425 at the time of writing. Passing $9m means that the Wyvern Hatchling Courier stretch goal has been achieved.
The milestone was reached just hours before the Chinese qualifier kicked off in the early hours of Monday morning. The Chinese qualifier (along with the American qualifier) is due to run until Thursday 28 May with the European and SEA qualifiers taking place over the weekend. You can check out the qualifiers over on Twitch, where ODPixel is currently casting the Wings vs CDEC game.