10 Video Game Tournaments With Staggering Prizes

The popularity of video games in the past decade has led to a growing trend of eSports, where gamers compete against each other for cash prizes that can rival those of more traditional sports. The competitions range in size but some of the biggest can see dozens of teams battling against each other to win millions of dollars. Some tournaments can even attract huge numbers of viewers, with many of them televised in countries such as South Korea. While there are plenty of contests based around games such as Dota 2, this article will look at individual games that offer the biggest prizes.

Halo 4

While Halo doesn’t have as much of an eSport community as other first-person shooters such as Call of Duty and Counter-Strike, it still has a dedicated competitive following. To mark the release of Halo 4, developer 343 Industries teamed up with Virgin gaming to set up the Halo 4 Global Championship, giving those taking part the chance to win a $200,000 first prize.

World of Tanks

World of Tanks has become one of the most played multiplayer games since its launch in 2011, with players able to download the game across a range of platforms such as Xbox One and PC. This year the makers set up the CPL World Tour Wargaming World of Tanks Grand Finals 2015, which offered a prize pool of $300,000 and a first prize of $100,000.