Today, the gaming industry is one of the fastest-growing industries. Decades back it would have been hard to imagine that the gaming industry will reach this level as it is today. What made them this popular and this big is Esports.
Esports events and tournaments have completely changed the picture of the gaming industry. With these events begin held annually or biannually by every big gaming company not only companies can earn money but also players, to some extent some viewers also earn money.
But do you know who among these giant gaming companies are the ones that held the biggest esports event with the biggest prize pools at stake? If your answer is No then I got you.
I’m here to tell you about these Big Fat Gaming companies and who among these top gaming companies held the biggest esports event.
So, stick around and you will learn a lot from this Blog.
Gaming Company that organizes the biggest esports Tournaments(2022)
On the 10th position is a tournament organized by the Ubisoft game Six Invitational is an annual professional Rainbow Six Siege tournament. This year it was held on January 14th, 2022. Firstly it was being held in Quebec, Canada but due to event restrictions, it was moved to Stockholm, Sweden.
Developer host this event annually and the prize pool is racked up to $3,000,000 USD. This includes $500,000 USD prize money and an additional 30% of all Road to S.I. 2022 Battle Pass sales. And with this amount of money on the table it archives its 10th position in this list. But this is not the only factor viewers are certainly not less which is around ~300K.
Valorant is another FPS-based game in which there are a few unique characters and these characters have their unique ability apart from this there are two teams one is tasked to either eliminate other team players with a gun or power or plant/defuse the bomb.
Even though it is still new as compared to other players in this list it made it to the top 10 due to its massive fan base.
This is not all that made Valorant Champions famous it is also due to its prize pool which is $1,000,000 USD and massive watch duration of 46,048,311. According to the esports chart, its peak view went up to 1.5 Million. This year’s Valorant Champions took place in Istanbul.
Call of Duty League
Even though Call of Duty cannot be compared with other Esports Events in this list nonetheless it still holds its position very firm be it in terms of prize pool or be it in terms of views. If you look at the past record of Call Of Duty they can be considered successful as Call of Duty World League Championship has averaged around 200K-300K viewers. With a prize pool of around $2 Million.
Activision the organizer of this event has pushed its limit and held a prize pool of $6 Million in the year 2020 also let’s not forget about its view average view for this event is 50,178. So, without a doubt this event going to be one of the biggest events out there.
Free Fire World Series
Despite being new in the esports scenario it can achieve the top position if we look at the figure just in terms of viewers which is 5.4 Million. Even if you look at the average view duration of this tournament it still is the highest which is 2.08 Million.
The prize pool of this was not also shabby it stand at 2 Million USD. The tournament of the Free Fire World Series was held in Sentosa, Singapore. And a total number of teams that participated in this tournament was 18. The tournament of 2022 is yet to happen.
PUBG Mobile Global Championship
Yet another Mobile league game is on this list. Just like its PC version OUBG mobile is an FPS shooting game in which one has to survive on an island by killing other 100 players.
PUBG Mobile has surpassed its original PC version. PUBG Mobile Global Championship is held on an annual base. The main player’s base of this game is South Asia and South East Asia.
PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2022 had a prize pool of $4,000,000 USD.
PUBG Mobile Global Championship had a peak view of 646,633 and had an avg. View of 376,869 during its 2021 event.
The Honor Of Kings Champion Cup
Another Mobile game that has made into this list. The honor of Kings Champion Cup is held by Arena Of Valor. This game was developed in china for mainly their Chinese audience but later it was released globally. It is your other MOBA but for mobile. And it was made by Riot under another subsidy of theirs.
The honor of Kings Champion Cup has a prize pool of $10,000,000 USD for 2022. Pretty Big for a mobile game isn’t it? It had a peak view of 3,801,998 and an hour watched of 605,163,214 in the event of 2021.
Fortnite World Cup
Well, you must have heard that news that got us all by surprise that a gamer won a prize pool of $ 3 Million. Personally, I was shocked on the one hand people were making money while playing games and I was wasting time playing gaming gaining nothing.
Apart from that Fortnite World Cup had a prize pool of a total of $ 30 Million. It had an avg. View of 1,189,447 and total views of 2,334,826. And since then it had been one of the top 5 esports organizing companies.
CSGO Major Championships
On the third position in this list, is a game that is on the leaderboard for 2 decades. This game is all over the leader board be it on the list of the best games or on the list of biggest esports games. This game is there and if you are the 90s or early 20s kid then you might have grown up playing this game.
This game is none other than CS: GO. CSGO Major Championships has a total prize pool of US$250,000and this amount is split among the 16 teams that participate in the tournament. CSGO Major Championships has an avg. of 593,061 and a peak view of 2,748,434.
displaying the IEM Katowice trophy from one of the biggest esports tournaments
An actual veteran when it comes to esports tournaments, CSGO is the poster child for esports competition. From the revolutionary beginnings of the original Counter-Strike all the way to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This game has always been in tune with what esports is all about. And with 20 years of the biggest and most influential tournaments, CSGO Majors have it all.
League of Legends World Championship (Worlds)
Yet another game that has been there for a long time. And is still growing be it its mobile version or be it its PC version. Similar to DOTA 2 and other MOBA games it is a 5v5 game with 100+ champions to choose from with their unique skills and ability.
League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) has a prize pool of $2,225,000 USD. It is huge and I really mean it it’s a huge amount for games. And Numbers of teams participating in this tournament is 24. Here are a few statistics of views from the 2021 tournament. Peak view 4,018,728, Avg. View duration 1,298,219 and total hour watched is 174,826,793.
The International (TI)
If you are a little bit familiar with esports then you might have heard about DOTA 2. Well, guess what they are the biggest organizers of the esports tournament. And they mostly are at the no.1 position as this game is under the wings of Valve one of the well-known gaming company.
They annually; held this event for DOTA 2 players. Dota 2 is not only famous for its prize pool and large tournament but also the best MOBA title in the world, which explains its large prize pool and large tournament. The international holds the record of the highest prize pool of anyone in the industry which is $40 million in winnings.
Here Few Other Tournaments that are worth mentioning-
M3 World Championship
Intel Extreme Masters World Championship
Evolution Championship Series
HALO World Championship
Overwatch World Cup
Now let’s take a look at the biggest esports that had record-breaking views, watch hours, and prize pool.
Free Fire World Series 2019 Rio
Fortnite World Cup 2019
Free Fire Continental Series 2020 Asia
The International 10
MBLL M2 World Championship
PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0
2020 League of Legends World Championship
2019 League of Legends World Championship
2021 League of Legends World Championship
Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore
And with this, I would like to put an end to this Blog. Hope you learned something new about your favorite esports and its prize pool. Let me know if you want me to add the names of the winner of the following tournaments.
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Data Of Views, Hours, and Prize Pool were collected from Echart