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The Top Highest Prize Pool Tournaments 

1. The International  

The International 2017

The prestigious tournament The International or also known as TI, in short, began in 2011, offering a prize pool of a whopping $1.6 million which remained the same amount the following year. In 2013, Valve Corporation introduced the Battle Pass which gives you the possibility to purchase Team Quests, Prestige Towers, Fantasy player cards and much more. In fact, 25% of all Battle Pass sales were and still are contributed to the prize pool. TI 3 had a basic total reward of $1.6 million however with the compendium in place another $1.2 million was added to reach a total of a surprising $2.8 million.

 

The premier event continued to raise the prize rewards at TI 4 offering an overwhelming $10.9 million and at The International 5 the global sum went up to a staggering $18 million. With each year that passed, records continued to be broken in 2016, the Dota 2 esports tournament extended the cash prize to a remarkable $20 million. 

 

The premier event, International 7 surpassed the previous year reaching a record of a jaw-dropping $24 million. The Dota 2 betting site offered the best odds for TI7, where Team Liquid won the grand finals against Newbee with an amazing score, 3-0. The proud masters of dota, TL took home their highest cash reward of a whopping $10.8 million, while the Blue Knights took home $3.9 million coming in second place.

 

The International 2018, the latest dota 2 event that was organized by Valve is a great example of successfully crowdfunded prize pools in esports. In fact, the total amount reached a staggering $25.5 million. The Grand Finals saw top Dota units, OG win over PSG.LGD with a close score of 3-2, taking home their first cash prize of a staggering $11.5 million.

 

2. LOL World Championship 

LOL Worlds Championship 2018

The League of Legends World Championship is already in its seventh esports tournament in the series since its foundation in 2011. Over the span of seven years, the LOL Series all started from a small prize pool of $100K where Fnatic won the title and $50K. The League of Legends Worlds Season 2 global reward had reached $2 million, while in Season 3 the global sum up for grabs surpassed last year by another $50K.

 

The Worlds prize pool remained the same offering a stunning $2.1 million for two consecutive years, in 2014 and 2015. In the next League of Legends World Championship held in 2016, the total cash reward went up to a whole new level offering a staggering $5 million.

 

As for LOL World Championship 2018, Riot Games allowed League of Legends fans like you to purchase digital goods like Championship Ashe and Ward skins, adding the fan contribution of an extra $2.3 million raising the prize pool to a remarkable $4.6 million. Thanks to our partners who offered the best League of Legends betting odds many fans bet on their favorite esports team that participated in The LOL World Championship 2017. The grand finals saw top LOL teams, Samsung Galaxy wins over SK Telecom T1 with a remarkable record 3-0, taking home their first prize of $1.7 million while SKT claimed the second prize of $667K.                            

 

3. The Kiev Major

The Kiev Major

The dota 2 esports tournament, The Kiev Major is listed as the third highest prize pool reaching a total of $3 million. The premier event was an unforgettable experience of exciting video games with the best dota 2 betting odds for the major match as well as the chance to prove the team’s gaming worth and secure a spot at The International. The entertaining grand finals of the most recent Kiev Major showed a surprising victory over OG defeating the home favorites, Virtus.Pro with a record of 3-2, taking home the first prize of $1 million.

 

4. Mid-Season Invitational

Mid Season Invitational

The Mid-Seasonal Invitational is a League of Legends event that has been organized since 2015 that offered a total reward of $200K at the time. The following year, the premier match raised the global cash prize to a $450K where the winners, SKT took home the MSI title and $250K.

 

The fourth highest prize pool in an esports tournament would have to be The Mid-Seasonal Invitational held in 2017, originally offered a basic reward of $1 million. The organizers made it possible for League of Legends esports fans from around the world to buy the Conqueror Karma and Ward skins. On top of this, the fan contribution from digital sales amounted to $1.4 million, where 25% of revenue was added, reaching a global sum of $1.69 million.

 

 

The MSI 2018 prize pool of $1.3 million was lower compared to 2017 where $750K was contributed from the Conqueror Varus and Conqueror Ward skins, to add a spectacular $1,000,000 to the total prize pool. Royal Never Give Up won the League of Legends tournament claiming the reward of $527K. 

                                                                                    

5. World Electronic Sports Games

WESG esports tournament

The highest prize pool so far in the CSGO scene was the World Electronic Sports Games , that featured the top teams that battled for their share from a massive prize pool of a staggering $1.5 million. Although there is no crowdfunding for this kind of competition, many gaming fans out there like you can buy CS skins and player stickers in support of your favorite squad through the best CSGO betting sites.    

 

The WESG has seen some of the best esports teams that fought until the last minute, offering the best CSGO betting odds around. In the WESG 2016, the prize pool reached a $1.5 million that was distributed among the top eight CSGO teams. In the Semifinals, Space Soldiers finished in fourth place winning $60K while Virtus.Pro in the third took home a reward of $200K. The grand finals saw EnVyUs beat Team Kinguin with a record 2-0, with the first prize that amounted to $800K while the second reward was $400K. 

 

6. Eleague Season 1

ELEAGUE season 1

Every year the much awaited Eleague matches bring all the CSGO hype to Atlanta. The event featured Counter-Strike top players that competed for their share from a prize pool of $1.4 million. Over 19 million viewers watched online the esports tournament following how the fanatic gamers beat Navi and Virtuous Pros defeated Mousesports in the semifinals. The Counter-Strike team Virtus.Pro won the grand finals to claim the first prize of $400K, beating Fnatic who finished in second claiming their reward of $140K. The eight top CS teams of the esports tournament earned their spot in the Eleague Season 2 where they competed for their share from the total prize pool of $1.1 million, where many got to place their best Counter-Strike bets.   

 

                                        

7. ESL One Hamburg

ESL One Hamburg 2017

One of the memorable Dota 2 esports tournaments held in 2017 was the ESL One Hamburg. The total prize pool offered reached a whopping $1 million together with a total of 1500 dota pro circuit points. The ESL One Hamburg title was won by Virtus.Pro walking away with their first prize of $500K.

 

ESL and Mercedes made a sponsorship deal for the first time in an esports event. For the whole weekend of the gaming event, the top esports teams got to drive around the streets of Hamburg in their team-branded cars. Better yet, the fans and the broadcast talent got to vote for the most valued dota 2 top player of ESL One Hamburg. The voted MVP was none other than Virtus.Pro Solo who won the Mercedes-Benz that cost around $50K.   

   

As for ESL One Hamburg 2018 is fast approaching. Although the event still has to take place, the fixed prize pool is set to $300K at the moment. The tournament will feature top dota teams such as Virtus.Pro, Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Mineski, Ninjas in Pyjamas and VG Gaming among many others.                          

                                                                                

8. PGL Major Krakow 2017

PGL Major Krakow

One of the Counter-Strike esports events held in the summer was the PGL Major Krakow that offered a cash reward of $1 million. The event featured the best esports teams competing for the major title, offering you the CSGO betting odds for the PGL Major Krakow.

 

The Counter-Strike team of Gambit Gaming won the PGL Major Krakow 2017, walking away with their first prize of $500K. The second runner-ups were none other than Immortals taking home their reward of $150K while top CSGO teams, Astralis and Virtus.Pro proudly claimed their $70K winnings. 

 

Like in every game, competition is at its best in prestigious tournaments featuring the best esports games offering high prize pools. Most events are promoted way before so that crowdfunding is possible to help raise the winnings. The financial support from fans gives more motivation to esports players to train harder and play their best performances in the game to win prizes while also breaking records. 

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