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5 Gaming Tournaments With The Highest Winning Prize Ever

| Published on October 17, 2020

  • The Internation 9 had the richest tournament prize pool in esports history with the prize money of $32.9M.
  • Fortnite’s first ever world championship was hosted in 2019 with the second highest winning prize money ever.

The online gaming industry has witnessed a boom in business over the past few years. With the technologial and gaming UI development, more and more people are turning towards esports.

This has also become a way of earning for many gamers as they live stream their sessions on their Youtube channels. The popularity of online games have spread so much that it has lead to the esports championship to become a global event.

Today we bring you the 5 gaming championships with the highest winning prize ever.

5. The 2020 Honor of Kings World Champion Cup

Organized by Tencent and VSPN, the 2020 Honor of Kings World Champion Cup is a World championship event for Honor of Kings. ‘Honor of Kings’ is a mobile multiplayer online battle arena developed by Timi Studio Group and published by Tencent Games.

The tournament took place in China across Shanghai and Bejing. And due to the Pandemic, the tournament only allowed players residing in China before the lockdown.

Winning Prize Pool: Rs 33.7 crore ($ 4.6 Million)

4. The 2020 Call of Duty League Championship

The Call of Duty League Championship 2020 is the playoffs portion of the global professional franchised offline Call of Duty league operated by Activision that will decide the World Champions of the ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ season.

The playoffs took place on the 19th-23rd August with the Championship Weekend taking place on the 29th-30th August 2020.

Winning Prize Pool: Rs 33.7 crore ($ 4.6 Million)

3. The 2018 League of Legends World Championship

The 2018 League of Legends World Championship was the eighth world championship for League of Legends, an esports tournament for the video game developed by Riot Games. It was held from October 1 to November 3, 2018, in cities across South Korea. The winner of the championship were Invictus Gaming.

Winning Prize Pool: Rs 47 crore ($6.4 Million)

2. The 2019 Fortnite world cup finals

The first ever Fortnite World Cup Finals were hsted by Epic Games in 2019. The event was won by 16-year-old American Kyle Giersdorf, known online as Bugha.

Winning Prize Pool: Rs 222 crore ($30 Million)

1. The International 9

The International 2019 was the ninth annual Dota 2 championship tournament. As per ESPN, The International had once again set the record for the richest tournament prize pool in esports history, breaking the $30 million dollar record set by the inaugural Fortnite World Cup in 2019.

Winning Prize Pool: Rs 241 crore ($32.9 Million)

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