Esports World Cup announces $60M collective prizepool

That's a lot of money.

The organizers for the Esports World Cup have announced that they will be providing $60 million in prizepools across the 19 games held this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The multi-event tournament will be held for the first time this summer with professional teams from across the globe competing across several different titles. The organizer had previously announced that they would be providing six-figure stipends to 28 organizations to help support their continued esports efforts. Additionally, the EWC would provide a one time stimulus for organizations that are entering new titles.

Alongside the individual prizepools for each title, there will be a "Club Leaderboard" where the top sixteen teams will get to split approximately $20 million in prizepool. How teams will be ranked in this leaderboard is unknown, but it's assumed that it will be based on organizational performance across each of the held titles during the lengthy event.

Of the total $60 million, $20 million is distributed in the aforementioned leaderboard, $30 million will go towards the individual game tournaments, $7.6 million has been allocated towards qualifiers, and there will be $1.1 million distributed as part of MVP Awards.

Specific dates for the event have not be revealed, however the Esports World Cup North American Open Qualifier begins tonight with teams like Liquid, NRG, and Wildcard entering with the hopes of joining M80 and Legacy in the closed qualifier later this week.

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#1(With 0 replies)
April 16, 2024 02:40PM
saudi arabia spent 1.5b on esl and faceit

if theyre gonna sportswash us i think we can pinch a few more pennies out of em
#2(With 0 replies)
April 16, 2024 11:10PM
#3(With 3 replies)
April 17, 2024 02:42PM
Why would I watch non-professionals compete for copious amounts of money? Tony Romo is a hell of a golfer for not being a professional but not a lot of people are going to go watch him play golf unless you just adore the guy.
#4(With 2 replies)
April 18, 2024 09:10AM
I'm lost, what on earth does this have to do with the article?
#5(With 1 replies)
April 18, 2024 10:23AM
Let him cook
#6(With 0 replies)
April 18, 2024 02:08PM
I'm not hating, I'm just a confused old man.
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