Counter-Strike: International Offensive has joined a particularly unique membership of esports which have awarded greater than $100M in match prize cash, in keeping with information from Esports Earnings. The sport’s lifetime complete at time of writing sits at $100.09M USD awarded throughout 5,160 tournaments. CS:GO joins its sister Valve title Dota 2, which is the one recreation on file to have awarded greater than $200M in match payouts, due largely to the excessive figures accrued by its crowdfunded annual championship, The Worldwide.
Valve gives comparatively little prize cash to the CS:GO ecosystem, funding simply two $1M Majors every year. Nonetheless, lately the sport has seen a increase in large-scale tournaments organized by third events which provide their very own large payouts.
In line with Esports Earnings, CS:GO and Dota 2 are the one two video games within the $100M+ membership, although it’s price noting that Epic Video games dedicated $100M to its inaugural Fortnite season, whereas the prize cash monitoring platform lists the favored battle royale title at simply $93.9M. Regardless, the listing is unlikely to see one other addition past Fortnite any time quickly. League of Legends at present sits in fourth place with $76.9M throughout 2,453 tournaments. With no vital overhaul of its crowdfunding insurance policies, the few million handed out at playoff and worldwide championships every year will take a while to cross the $100M threshold.
At the moment Starcraft II sits in fifth place, far beneath its friends within the prime 5 at $33.5M from 5,885 tournaments. Merely put, whereas total esports prize cash is on the rise, the Large Three and Fortnite are merely leagues above all different contenders because of their mixed world match exercise and developer-funded competitors buildings.