In a article published yesterday, The Shotcaller reported that the MSI 2018 Prize Pool had been increased by 1.4 million USD based on the sales of Conqueror Varus and the Conqueror Ward Skin.
After being contacted by Riot representatives, this number is false. The German League of Legends twitter account accidentally published incorrect information, which was what our news report was based on.
According to Riot, the actual amount of money in the MSI 2018 prize pool comes down to 970,880 USD so far.
720,880 USD came off the sales of Conqueror Varus and the Conqueror Ward Skin.
According to Riot, there was miscommunication between the English-speaking and the German-speaking Riot representatives that caused this mix-up.