Highest Prize Money eSPORTS Tournament

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 | 1

Highest Prize Money in ESports Gaming tournaments

Dota 2’s tournament called “The International 2014” became the highest paying competition in Esports gaming category, total of around $6 million will be distributed among the teams with winner taking home half of it. So we decided to research top 10 highest paying gaming tournaments in the world and here is the list of them all.

Largest Esports (Gaming) Tournaments – Overall Prize Money
Tournament Game Total Prize Money Teams Players
The International 2013 Dota 2 $6m  8 40
LoL Season Three World Championship League of Legends $2.05m 14 70
Call of Duty Championship 2014  Call of Duty: Ghosts $1m 8 32
Call of Duty XP  Call of duty (MF3) $1m 8 32
CPL World Tour Finals 2005  Painkiller $510,000 32
CGS 2007 (CS: Source) Counter-Strike: Source $455,000 11 55
Halo 4 Global Championship  Halo 4 $300,000 8
MLG Dallas 2010 (Halo 3) Halo 3 $280,000 8 32
LPL Summer 2014  League of Legends $239,000 8 48
WCS 2013 Global Finals  Star Craft II $250,000 16
OnGameNet The Champions League of Legends $244,000 22 90
EMS One Katowice 2014 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive $250,000 16 80

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Biggest Single Player Tournaments – Individual Gaming
Tournament Game Total Prize Money Teams Players
CPL World Tour Finals 2005 Pain Killer $510,000
Halo 4 Global Championship Halo 4 $300,000
WCS 2013 Global Finals Star Craft II $250,000
GSL Super Tournament 2011 Star Craft II $185,000
GSL Open Season 3 Star Craft II $172,000
WCS Korea 2014 Season 1 Premier Star Craft II $151,000
WCS 2013 Season 3 Finals Star Craft II $150,000
Virgin Gaming FIFA Challenge 2013 FIFA 13 $140,000
Virgin Gaming MADDEN Challenge 2013 Madden 13 $140,000

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    The international 2014 prize pool is now close to $10M.



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