The Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 – $3 million
As a precursor to the Dota 2 Major circuit, the Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 has a prize money of $3,057,000, surpassing the Valve Majors prize pool of only $57,000. Taking place in Shanghai, China, Evil Geniuses are the team that took home the trophy after beating Vici Gaming 3-0, a victory completely tilted to one side in Dota 2 history.
The Dota 2 Valve Majors – $3 million
While the Dota 2 Majors’ preliminary system has changed significantly since its launch in November 2015, Valve’s first two tournaments have a prize of $3 million per event. With this huge amount of prize money, except for The International, this is considered the largest tournament in the Dota 2 circuit competition system. Of all the teams participating in the Majors, OG is considered the most successful team – winning 4 out of 6 Dota 2 Majors.
The Smite World Championship 2015 – $2.6 million
Smite’s first world tournament raised $1.6 million in prize money after Studio Hi-Rez crowfunding. Taking place at Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, the Cognitive Gaming champion team brought home $1.3 million, which is about half of the total prize money.
The Halo World Championship 2016 – $2.5 million
Fully funded by Microsoft Studios, the 2016 Halo World Championship has a total award of $2.5 million. The tournament gathered halo talents, with the championship prize and $1 million prize money belonging to CLG’s army.
The Call of Duty World League Championship 2016 – $2 million
Activision decided to double the prize pool at the 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship. This tournament has not yet been surpassed by other events of this game and is the only appearance of Call of Duty on this list.
Mid-Season Invitational 2017 – $1.6 million
The 3rd tournament of the League of Mid-Season Invitational increased the prize money from $250,000 initially to $1.6 million for selling in-game items.
World Electronic Sports Game 2016 – $1.5 million
The first attempt to create an E-sports world cup tournament by Chinese tycoon Alibaba won a $1.5 million prize pool for each of CS: GO and Dota 2.
ELEAGUE Season One – $1.4 million
Turner Sports’ first CS: GO tournament not only had great matches and great production teams, it was also one of the biggest award tournaments in CS: GO game history.