Valve increases prize pool for sponsored CS:GO tournaments
As opposed to League of Legends, Dota, Hearthstone or Heroes Of The Storm, CS:GO has always been found wanting when it comes to prize money for major events. Dota 2 alone placed $18 million on the line for the competing teams during last year’s The International. While not being the sole purpose of the game, large money prizes increase the stakes, force a greater degree of involvement on the players which of course provides the fans with more and more entertainment.
But always adapting and always improving Valve has now upped the ante. Starting with MLG Columbus all events which are sponsored by Valve will find the purses increased in value. The usual prize of $250000 will be considerably increased so that the teams will now be battling for a whopping clean $1,000,000 per Valve sponsored tournament.
The gaming titan had this to say :
When we announced the first CS:GO Major Championship in 2013, we hoped the Majors would be rallying points for the community, tent-pole events that could draw new audiences and amplify the value of all events.
Since then, the professional CS:GO community has been growing at an incredible rate. CS:GO tournaments are now among the largest esports events in the world, drawing global audiences of millions of viewers, filling massive venues, and garnering higher prize pools. Professional CS:GO has grown, and the CS:GO Major Championships are about to grow with it.
We’re pleased to announce that beginning with MLG Columbus 2016, each CS:GO Major Championship prize pool will be $1,000,000.
We look forward to another great year of CS:GO competition.
Fans all over the world will be looking forward to much more intense competitions, a lot more adrenaline filled finals and maybe even a lot of increased interest from betting websites and betting communities.
Here is to an eventful years in CS:GO!