World’s Top 5 E-Sports Tournaments

The sports world has become an industry. Of course, e-sports has taken its share.

Today we are talking about a billions of dollars of e-sports sector. There are some of the e-sports games that the prizes given to the lip. Today, the prize for any e-sports event starts from at least $ 1 million. Last year there were only 20 $ 1 million-worth tournaments. In these tournaments, games like Halo 5, CS: GO, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, rFactor2, Dota 2, Hearthstone are played.

In this article, we will look at the 5 biggest e-sports tournaments in the world.

5. Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Highest prize: $ 1,500,000

Total prize: $ 4,000,000

Number of tournaments: 72

The 13th version of the legendary war game Call of Duty Infinite Warfare was played in the biggest e-sports tournaments of last year. Every year, tournaments about Call of Duty’s latest game play keep the game popular.

20 million people watched last year’s tournament online. The tournament played on the Playstation also confirmed the console’s presence in the field of e-sports.

Let’s share an interesting anecdote about the game: The Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s trailer was the most negative dislike video on Youtube. Since the game is set in a futuristic environment, we can say that the Call of Duty series was protested by players who loved the World War II environment.

4. Heroes Of The Storm

Highest prize: $ 1,000,000

Total prize: $ 4,700,000

Number of tournaments: 31

Introduced in 2015, Heroes Of The Storm is one of the youngest games in the e-sports world. The intense support of the Blizzard company is also influential in the popularity of the game.

In 2018, 3.6 million people watched the international final competitions of the game live.

3. League Of Legends (LoL)

Highest prize:  $ 5,000,000

Total prize:  $ 12,000,000

Number of tournaments:  139

League Of Legends (LoL) is considered the world’s most played e-sports game. LoL, the most played game in 2016 and 2017, has a huge audience. A total of 106 million people watched the game’s world finals. Moreover, 104 million of this monitoring was from China alone.

The developer of the game, Riot Games, organizes a tournament of 20 teams for Europe and North America and 10 teams per continent for other continents.

2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)

Highest prize:  $ 1,000,000

Total prize:  $ 19,000,000

Number of tournaments:  839

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, better known as CS: GO, organized 4 times $ 1 million worth of tournaments last year. Although CS: GO is the stage for the lowest prize tournaments, the popularity of the game and the large number of tournaments bring the total prize pool to a large sum of $ 19 million.

The CS: GO tournament in Krakow, Poland was one of the biggest e-sports events of last year. A total of 40 million people watched a part of the tournament, and 1,897,000 people watched the game at the same time.

1. Defense Of The Ancients 2 (Dota 2)

Highest prize:  $ 24.5 million

Total prize:  $ 38,000,000

Number of tournaments:  158

Dota 2 continues to be the world’s most award-winning game for the last 4 years. The 2014 leg of internationally organized tournaments continues to be the highest prize given by a total of 5 million awards.

Some of these great prizes are given by the game’s developer Valve. The remaining prizes come from the in-game purchases of players playing Dota2. In other words, 25% of in-game purchases enter the tournament, while the rest enters the company’s vault.

A total of 92 million people watched Dota2 last year. So much so that in a part of the game 11 million people were watching the game at the same time.

In the last four years, Dota2 has 43 million millionaires as champions.

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