10 Video Game Tournaments With Staggering Prizes

Turbo Racing League

Turbo FAST may seem like an odd game to have such a high profile competition simply because it is a mobile app and a title based entirely on an animated film by Dreamworks. However, to help attract attention for the movie, Verizon and the app creators set up the Turbo Racing League $1,000,000 Shell-Out, with $250,000 going to the eventual winner.

Counter-Strike: Source

Valve’s Counter-Strike: Source is one of the most popular first-person shooters of all time, so it isn’t surprising that there are many gamers who have taken to playing the game competitively. The 2007 Championship Gaming Series Season culminated in a large Counter-Strike competition with a prize pool of $477,500. The California based tournament was won by Chicago Chimera, a mostly Canadian outfit, who bagged $250,000.