Top esports tournaments listed by prize money got a new addition to the list with the Fortnite World Cup taking place July 26.
The inaugural Fortnie World Cup took place at Arthur Ashe Stadium with over $30 million awarded to players in attendance. The winner of the solo competition, Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, won $3 million, the most amount of money ever awarded to a single individual in an esports competition.
Where does the Fortnite World Cup rank among the top esports tournaments in terms of prize money? Here are the ten largest esports tournaments listed by prize money.
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Top Esports Tournaments Listed by Prize Money: 10 Biggest Esports Tournaments Ever
Top Esports Tournaments by Prize Pool
- The International 2018 - $25,532,177
- The International 2017 - $24,687,919
- The International 2016 - $20,770,460
- The International 2015 - $18,429,613
- Fortnite World Cup 2019 (Solo) - $15,287,500
- Fortnite World Cup 2019 (Duos) - $15,100,100
- The International 2014 - $10,931,103
- League of Legends World Championship 2018 - $6,450,000
- League of Legends World Championship 2016 - $5,070,000
- League of Legends World Championship 2017 - $4,946,969
The International, Dota 2's world championship, tops the list with four consecutive events and is expected to top 2018's prize pool with the latest iteration.
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