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The 10 Largest Global Prize Pools In Esports (2022)

From The International 10 to the PUBG Global Invitational, these events had the biggest prize pool.

Esports tournaments have come a long way with prize pools for the events getting more and more impressive. In fact, the prize pools have played a major role in creating Esports as a legitimate profession for many players. If you are wondering what the largest global prize pools in Esports are, this article has the answers for you.

The Biggest Prize Pools In Esports

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There are a lot of games like DOT 2 and PUBG that have international tournaments created around them. Some of these tournaments have quite large amounts of payouts. Here are the biggest prize pools in Esports.

The International 10 – $40 million

The International is a Valve-sponsored DOTA 2 championship that has consistently been the top contender in the highest prize pools in Esports. While the earlier versions of the tournament offered around $1.6 million in the prize pool, The International 10 broke the bank with a $40 million prize pool.

 The 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals – $30.4 million

The Fortnite World Cup Finals were a first for Epic and they spared no expense. With a total prize pool of $30.4 million, the solo finalist earned $3 million while the duo finalists shared the $3 million.

The 2021 Honor of Kings World Champion Cup – $7.7 million

This tournament was hosted in 2021 in Beijing with 12 of the best teams from around the world participating. The event had a prize pool of $7.7 million which is a steep drop from The 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals but still a substantial amount.

PUBG Global Invitational- $7.1 million

The 2021 PUBG Global Invitational came in with a prize pool of $7.1 million. The event was held partially offline and saw Susquehanna Soniqs walk away with the major prize share.

The 2018 League of Legends World Championship – $6.4 million

The 2018 League of Legends World Championships had a prize pool of $6.4 million making it one of the highest prize pools in Esports history. It was definitely the largest prize pool in the game’s history.

The 2020 Call of Duty League Championship – $4.6 million

The 2020 Call of Duty League Championship went online due to the pandemic but this did not influence the prize pool in any way. With $4.6 million up for grabs, the Dallas Empire secured $1.5 million for securing first place.

PUBG Global Championship 2021 – $4.4 million

PUBG Global Championship 2021 also did not disappoint in terms of the prize pool. Winners took home a massive chunk with $1,378,264 from the $4.4 million prize pool.

Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series – Clubs Standings – $4 million

Fortnite also joined in the big leagues with its Fortnite Fall Skirmish Series – Clubs Standings getting a prize pool of $4 million.

Overwatch League 2019 – Playoffs – $3.5 million

Overwatch League 2019 – Playoffs had an overall prize pool of $3.5 million. The an Francisco Shock clinched the title for themselves in this tournament.

The Dota 2 Asia Championship – $3 million

Wrapping up the list is The Dota 2 Asia Championship with a prize pool of $3 million. The event was hosted in Shanghai, China. The Evil Geniuses’ took home the championship for this event.

These are the biggest prize pools in Esports. We will update the list as tournaments up their prize pools and break records. For more gaming content, check out the Top Richest Gaming YouTubers In India.