E-sports has been developing strongly not only in Vietnam but all over the world. From familiar titles that have been associated with the entire decade of Esports development to new names that attract young gamers. Along with the increasing quality and scope, Esports tournaments also attract the community with huge prize money.
Statistics from Esports Charts have shown that in 2019 Esports tournaments spent more than 211 million USD for 4000 tournaments. This number also increased significantly in the following years. Now let’s take a look at the Esports tournaments with the most prestigious prizes in the history of this sport!
The International 2021 (DOTA 2)
Since its launch in 2011, The International (TI) has always been the leading name in the list of generous bonuses of Esports. The huge bonuses of TI periods bring an irresistible attraction. In particular, The International 2021 tournament taking place in Bucharest (Romania) is the leading playground in the “money” list with a total prize value of more than 40 million USD (about 994 billion VND).
At this tournament, Team Spirit was crowned champion and took home 18,208,300 USD in prize money (equivalent to 414 billion VND). Even the team that finished last at this TI also received up to 100 thousand USD in prize money (about 2.4 billion VND).
Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019
This is the golden age of Fortnite Esports when Epic Games spent up to 30 million USD on its game. Accordingly, Fortnite World Cup 2019 has 2 modes Solo and Duos. At Arthur Ashe Stadium (New York) with a capacity of more than 23,000 people, the tournament was full of excitement and an impressive story happened afterwards. 16-year-old boy – Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf brought home a prize of 3 million USD (more than 70 billion VND) thanks to the championship in solo play.
Honor of Kings International Championship 2022
This year’s World Championship of the game King of Glory also reached the top of the tournament with the biggest prize money in history. Specifically, Honor of Kings International Championship 2022 has a total prize money of up to 10 million USD (240 billion VND). The tournament is expected to start the group stage from December 3.
Previously, the Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC 2022) tournament was expected to combine 2 titles of Glory Royal and Lien Quan Mobile with a prize of 10 million USD announced. However, there was no handshake between these two names. Lien Quan Mobile alone will organize its own international tournament, Arena of Valor Premier League (APL) 2022, which will take place on November 16.
World Finals 2018
League of Legends is considered one of the most influential games in the world. Therefore, the major international tournaments of this game are very interested and the World Finals, of course, also have a small bonus. In particular, Worlds 2018 is the season with the biggest prize pool of this game with 6,450,000 USD (about 160 billion VND).
In this season, the Invictus Gaming team was crowned champion and received more than 2.4 million USD in prizes. Along with that, The Shy and his teammates also erased the absolute dominance of the teams from the LCK region (Korea). As for the recent Worlds seasons, Riot Games has no longer raised the reward level compared to before and only fixed it at $ 2,225,000.
PUBG Global Invitational.S 2021
PUBG’s biggest tournament of 2021 held in Incheon (Korea) has set the record for the largest total prize money of this subject to date. Accordingly, PUBG Corp’s tournament has a total prize pool of more than 7 million USD (VND 173 billion). Team Soniqs (USA) won the championship and received 1,296,189 USD in prize money (about 32 billion VND).
Although now PUBG has no longer maintained its No. 1 position as in its heyday, the sport is still widely loved around the world. Besides, PUBG’s professional arena has also been invested heavily over the years.