The increasing prize money per tournament shows very well how much the eSport scene has developed in recent years. Many players who have been around for a long time have become multi-millionaires through tournament winnings alone (with the salaries + sponsorship bonuses, the top players earn even more). The prize pools are still very different from game to game, with Dota 2 still undefeated at the top. The eSports Betting Team has the top 3 prize money per game for you to get a better idea of what the organizations and players deserve.
THE BIGGEST ESPORT PRIZE POOLS
Update March 2019: Fortnite has replaced Dota 2 with the highest prize money in an eSport event. The Fortnite World Cup will win a total of $ 30,000,000, with the winner of the solo event alone worth $ 3 million.
DOTA 2 – TOP 3 PRICE MONEY
The world’s largest Dota 2 tournament, The International, leads the ranking by a wide margin. In second place, according to events, are the Dota 2 Asia Championships of 2015. At that time, there were about $ 3 million to win. Behind him is the Boston Major from 2016. The TI8 tops the Dota 2 with over 25 million in prize money:
- The International 2018 – $ 25,532,177
- The International 2017 – $ 24,687,916
- The International 2016 – $ 20,770,640
LOL – TOP 3 PRICE FEES
In League of Legends, the prize money list dominates the World Cup, which is always held between September and November. However, the LoL World Championship 2017 is only in second place, a year earlier there was a little more to win. The Mid-Season Invitational, which won $ 1,690,000 in prize money in 2017, has already disappeared from the top three.
- LoL World Cup 2018 – $ 6.450 million
- LoL World Championship 2016 – $ 5,070,000
- LoL World Cup 2017 – $ 4,596,578
CS: GO – TOP 3 PRICE FEES
At the World Electronics Sports Games there were twice the biggest cash prizes at CS: GO, $ 1.5 million. This is followed by the ELEAGUE Major 2018, where there are exactly 1 million to win. The CSGO Epicenter 2017 won $ 500,000 and this event follows the WESG and the Eleague Major.
- WESG 2017 – $ 1,500,000
- WESG 2016 – $ 1,500.00
- ELEAGUE Major 2018 – $ 1,000,000.
HEARTHSTONE – TOP 3 PRICE FEES
The HCT World Championship, which will be played in Janaur 2018, is in first place with the BlizzCon of 2016. Both times there was a massive prize money totaling one million US dollars. This is followed by the Hearthstone Global Games, where 2017 national teams played against each other for victory.
- BlizzCon 2016 – $ 1,000,000
- Hearthstone World Cup 2017 – $ 1,000,000
- Hearthstone Global Games – $ 332,000
OVERWATCH – TOP 3 PRICE FEES
The Overwatch League, which will be played throughout 2018, is the flagship of Blizzard. With a massive $ 3.5 million prize pool, Season 1 even made it into the top 10 highest prize money of all the events played. In the second season, there are even more to win with 5 million US dollars. This is followed by the Overwatch Open with “only” $ 300,000 in prize money.
- Overwatch League Season 2 – $ 5,000,000
- Overwatch League Season 1 – $ 3.5 million
- Overwatch Open – $ 300,000
ROCKET LEAGUE – TOP 3 PRICE FEES
At Rocket League, the prize money still moves in the lower altitudes. $ 150,000 so far was the maximum that was played in the Autoball game by Psyonix. In 2018, the ELEAGUE Cup will be held for the first time, which can compete with the highest prize pool. Season 6’s RLCS finale has taken the lead with $ 500,000 in prize money:
- RLCS Season 7 – $ 1,000,000
- RLCS Finals Season 6 – $ 500,000
- RLCS Finals Season 5 – $ 250,000
PUBG – TOP 3 PRICE MONEY
The unknown player has a very good development behind it, with the PUBG Europe League there is a separate league from the beginning of 2019, which is enormously important for the development of team structures. The prize money of the PEL can be seen with a million euros. Only the Global Invitational is still ahead of the league.
- PUBG Global Invitational – $ 2,000,000
- PUBG Europe League – 1.000.000 €
- Broadcaster Royale – $ 300,000
FORTNITE – TOP 3 PRICE FEES
The Fortnite World Cup breaks all records in a record at the record prize money. With 30 million US dollars Fortnite leaves the previous leader Dota 2 (with The International) just behind. In total, Epicgames will invest $ 100 million in eSport in 2019.
- Fortnite World Cup – $ 30 million
- Fortnite Fall Skirmish – $ 10,000,000
- Fortnite Winter Royale – $ 1,000,000.