Top 10 Highest Prize Pool Esports Tournaments Ever

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Looking for the Highest prize pool tournaments in the esports and gaming industry? Well, Noobs2pro is here with the latest and most mind-blowing esports tournaments prizes that will make you consider a career in gaming. With the rise of esports, we are seeing a huge increase in tournament prize pools. Unfortunately, there are no massive tournaments in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic but we are looking forward to 2021. So without further ado here are the Top 10 Highest Prize Pool Tournaments of the decade.

  1. The International 2019  (34.3 Million dollars)
  2. The International 2018  (25.5 Million dollars)
  3. The International 2017  (24.6 Million dollars)
  4. The International 2016  (20.7 Million dollars)
  5. The International 2015  (18.4 Million dollars)
  6. Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Solo (15.2 Million dollars)
  7. Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Duo (15.1 Million dollars)
  8. The International 2014  (10.9 Million dollars)
  9. LoL 2018 World Championship (6.4 Million dollars)
  10. LoL 2016 World Championship (5.0 Million dollars)

Here are the complete details of the Tournaments and all you need to know:

1) The International 2019: DOTA 2 Championships

This was the largest ever esports tournament to date with a prize pool of $34.3 million dollars. The tournament had the top 18 teams with a total of 90 players. This was the highest season for gaming in 2019 battle for the place of champions and the biggest prize pool in esports history. This esports tournament happened in Shanghai, China.

Winners:

dota 2 2019 international winners
Dota 2 2019 international winners

Stats:

Location: Shanghai, China
Date: 2019-08-15 to 
Game: Dota 2
Prize Pool: $34,330,069.00
Teams: 18 teams (Total 90 Players)

2) The International 2018: DOTA 2 Championships

This was undoubtedly one of the best esports tournaments in the history of gaming with intense action and excitement. The Prize pool was $25.5 million dollars. Dota 2 is always the highest prize pool game in the gaming industry. The tournament took place in Vancouver, Canada.

Winners:

DotA 2 2018 international winners
DotA 2 2018 international winners

Stats:

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Date: 2018-08-15 to 
Game: Dota 2
Prize Pool: $25,532,177.00
Teams: 18 teams (Total 90 Players)

3) The International 2017: DOTA 2 Championships

One of the most exciting competitions where team liquid took the prize. The Prize pool was $24.6 million dollars. The tournament had the top 18 teams with a total of 90 players. This event was the seventh tournament with the name ‘The International.’ The tournament was held in Seattle, USA.

Winners:

DotA 2 2017 international winners
Dota 2 2017 international winners

Stats:

Location: Seattle, USA
Date: 2017-08-02 to 
Game: Dota 2
Prize Pool: $24,687,919.00
Teams: 18 teams (Total 90 Players)

 

4) The International 2016: DOTA 2 Championships

One of the most awaited esports tournaments where Wings gaming took the prize. The Prize pool was $20.7 million dollars. This event is the sixth tournament to bear the name ‘The International.’ It happened in Seattle, USA. It had 16 teams with a total of 80 players participating in the tournament.

Winners:

Dota 2 2016 international winners
Dota 2 2016 international winners

Stats:

Location: Seattle, USA
Date: 2016-08-03 to 
Game: Dota 2
Prize Pool: $20,770,460.00
Teams: 16 teams (Total 80 Players)

5) The International 2015: DOTA 2 Championships

It also happened in Seattle, USA. The Prize pool was $18.4 million dollars. The team evil geniuses took the first prize and became legends in Dota 2 history. It had 16 teams with a total of 80 players participating in the tournament.

Winners:

Dota 2 2015 international winners
Dota 2 2015 international winners

Stats:

Location: Seattle, USA
Date: 2015-08-03 to 
Game: Dota 2
Prize Pool: $18,429,613.00
Teams: 16 teams (Total 80 Players)

 

6) Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Solo

Fortnite is one of the few games that have a high prize pool for esports tournaments. The 2019 Fortnite World cup final was the biggest Fortnite tournament ever.  It happened in New York. The Prize pool was $15.2 million dollars. Team sentinels took the first prize

Winners:

Fortnite world cup international winners
Fortnite world cup international winners

Stats:

Location: New York, USA
Date: 2019-07-28
Game: Fortnite
Prize Pool: $15,287,500.00
Teams: 100 players

7) Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Duo

Fortnite is one of the few games that have a high prize pool for esports tournaments. The 2019 Fortnite World cup final was the biggest Fortnite tournament ever.  It happened in New York. The Prize pool was $15.1 million dollars. Team Aqua took the first prize

Winners:

Fortnite world cup international winners
Fortnite world cup international winners

Stats:

Location: New York, USA
Date: 2019-07-27
Game: Fortnite
Prize Pool: $15,100,000.00
Teams: 50 teams (100 players)

8) The International 2014: DOTA 2 Championships

The tickets for the esports event were sold out within an hour of going on sale. The Prize pool was $10.9 million dollars. The team newbee took the first prize and became legends in Dota 2 history. It had 14 teams with a total of 70 players participating in the tournament. It also happened in Seattle, USA.

Winners:

Dota 2 2014 international winners
Dota 2 2014 international winners

Stats:

Location: Seattle, USA
Date: 2014-07-08 to 
Game: Dota 2
Prize Pool: $10,931,103.00
Teams: 14 teams (Total 70 Players)

9) LOL 2018 World Championships

League of Legends world championships 2018 is the only league of legends event to have a prize of more than $6.4 million dollars. The team Invictus Gaming took the first prize and became legends in LOL history. It had 24 teams with a total of 130 players participating in the tournament for the best league of legends team.

Winners:

LOL 2018 World Championships winners
LOL 2018 World Championships winners

Stats:

Location: Incheon, Korea
Date: 2018-10-01 to 
Game: League of Legends (LOL)
Prize Pool: 6,450,000.00
Teams: 24 teams (Total 130 Players)

10) LOL 2016 World Championships

The League of Legends PC game has maintained quite the hype even in 2016. The world championship had a prize pool of over $5 million dollars. The tournament had 16 teams competing for the first place. SK Telecom T1 esports team took the first prize in the tournament and made history in the LOL world.

Winners:

Lol 2016 World championship winners
Lol 2016 World championship winners

Stats:

Location: Oakland, California
Date: 2016-09-29 to 
Game: League of Legends (LOL)
Prize Pool: $5,070,000.00
Teams: 16 teams (86 players)
That’s all folks. These were the top 10 highest prize pool esports tournaments ever.  With the rise of esports, we are sure to see more and more exciting esports tournaments. We will keep updating the list whenever there is a new esports tournament. Support the site, share the posts, and keep gaming.
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