Why do cyberathletes love Dota 2: the overall discipline prize fund beat all possible records

17 August 2017 Why do cyberathletes love Dota 2: the overall discipline prize fund beat all possible records

Prize money in the popular Dota 2 game broke all records. Organizers gave away nearly $126 million to the tournament winners. For example, the total amount of prizes in other major cybersport disciplines, such as League of Legends, CS:GO, StarCraft II, Counter-Strike 1.6 and Heroes of the Storm was $122.5 million.

Dota 2 tournaments are the largest and most expensive ones. At the recently held The International 2017 championship, almost $24.8 million were played for, which is $4 million more than last year. The tournament’s winner Team Liquid took home $10.8 million. Almost the same amount of money was played for in 577 Counter-Strike tournaments together. And the total prize fund for Heroes of the Storm is even less, only $9 million for 367 competitions.

The next most prize-valuable discipline after Dota 2 is LoL, almost $42 million were won here. Third place is occupied by CS:GO with a total of $37.4 million. The next one is StarCraft II, where the winners received just over $23 million.

European Team Liquid took the main TI7 prize, beating the Chinese team Newbee with a score of 3:0.


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