Posted February 24, 2016 by Garth Holden in News

Valve finally starts throwing money at its other child – CSGO prize pool grows


If you talk about money in eSports, someone will mention Dota 2’s The International. Valve has another game with a strong eSports following, but CS:GO is in a completely different league from its own MOBA. Now, things are finally starting to change.

Beginning with MLG Columbus 2016, each CS:GO Major Championship prize pool will be $1 million. That is a massive jump from $250,000.

“When we announced the first CS:GO Major Championship in 2013, we hoped the Majors would be rallying points for the community, tent-pole events that could draw new audiences and amplify the value of all events,” Valve said on the Counter-Strike blog.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the second most-played game on Steam, trailing behind Dota 2. It is also the second most-watched game on Twitch, second only to League of Legends. About time CS:GO got a bit more love and room to grow the competitive scene.

Source: Eurogamer

Garth Holden

Sometimes called the Dream Breaker, Valshen is often spotted playing anything with the letters RPG somewhere in the title or genre. Or apologising for things that his beard did.