Features

The Biggest Video Game Competitions in the World

New research reveals the video game competitions, from Seattle to Seoul, that offer the biggest cash prizes as a reward for victory. Even the last on the list would earn the winner an easy $18,000, but topping the charts is The International, the biggest DOTA 2 game in the world, raking in an incredible $10,806,301 for the lucky champ!

 

Most of the championships are based in the US, including League of Legends, Call of Duty and Halo. However, a few are scattered on the other side of the globe – Counter-Strike Competitors would have to head to Changzou, China to take part, whilst those after the $150,000 prize for World of Tanks would find themselves in Warsaw, Poland. These are the games with the biggest available prizes:

  1. The InternationalDota 2 – The International offers a massive $9,139,002 prize pot for the winning team, and $20,770,640 in total across the championship. And your parents said playing games wouldn’t get you anywhere.
  2. LoL World ChampionshipLeague of Legends – League of Legends is known for its dedicated fans and its iconic characters, but the World Championship should be known for its $2,028,000 top prize.
  3. Call of Duty XP ChampionshipCall of Duty: Black Ops III – While CoD’s popularity has dipped in recent years from what it was, it’s still one of the most-played games among people who wouldn’t traditionally consider themselves to be “gamers” – but the shooter offers an $800,000 prize for the team who does most dedicate themselves to it.
  4. World Electronic Sports Games (CS:GO)Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Counter-Strike is a veteran of the competitive circuit, and the original game, released in 2000, spawned a full franchise, including Global Offensive, from which winners can expect to receive a prize of $800,000.00.
  5. Halo World ChampionshipHalo 5: Guardians – Halo was originally released in 2001, and has only gone from strength to strength with spin-offs and sequels. The third shooter in the top five, the winners will find themselves with a $500,000 prize.

 

Though the top five competitions feature only MOBAs and shooters, fear not – if you’re more of a strategy player or a collectible card game aficionado, there’s other ways you can claim victory, including Hearthstone and StarCraft 2. You can find the full list on the MrGamez site here

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What's New

To Top