Feb 23 2016 - 8:09 pm
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CS:GO Major's Prize Pool Increased

Valve Corporation has surprisingly announced that all sponsored major championships will include a prize pool of $1,000,000.
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Valve Corporation has surprisingly announced that all sponsored major championships will include a prize pool of $1,000,000. This is a 75 percent increase from the previous pools’ amounts and shows a significant growth in the competitive Counter-Strike community.

https://twitter.com/csgo_dev/status/702273257282514944

Many have been calling for an increase since Dota 2’s The International 2015, an event also sponsored by Valve, which reached an impressive $18 million prize pool. The new prize money is on top of the already user subsidized sticker money, which is a percentage of the money spent on team stickers divvied up between the qualified teams.

With Valve sponsoring four major tournaments a year, the prize pools will be set at a much more lucrative $4 million total altogether, which will not even include the aforementioned sticker money. Teams will have a higher drive when competing at upcoming majors, furthering the popularity of Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive as a major eSports title.

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