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TOP 10 CSGO Tournaments Prize Pools

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the earliest video game titles that was adopted by the esports community and nowadays, many CS:GO competitions are held annually. As the esports scene grew over the years, so has the prize pool of the game competitions and when it comes to prize pools, CS:GO tournaments have had some of the biggest, which is why we will be taking a look at the top 10 CS:GO tournaments prize pools.

1. PGL Major Stockholm 2021

PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • Date: 2021-10-26 to 2021-11-07
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Prize Pool: $2,000,000.00

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 was the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive of 2021. The total prize pool $2,000,000 was spread among 16 teams. Natus Vincere took the first place and got a prize of $1,000,000.00. G2 Esports came on the second place with $300,000.00.

2. World Electronic Sports Games 2016

World Electronic Sports Games 2016
  • Date: 2017-01-12 to 2017-01-15
  • Location: Changzhou, China
  • Prize Pool: $1,500,000.00

The World Electronic Sports Games 2016 was one of the biggest CS:GO tournaments and single-handedly had one of the biggest prize pools up-to-date. The total amount of prize money distributed during this event was $1,500,000 and it was divided between eight teams. Team EnVyUs won the tournament and received $800,000. Team Kinguin from Poland came in second and received half of the mentioned amount while received only a quarter for finishing third.

3. World Electronic Sports Games 2017 (CS:GO Male)

World Electronic Sports Games 2017
  • Date: 2018-03-13 to 2018-03-18
  • Location: Haikou, Hainan, China
  • Prize Pool: $1,500,000.00

The World Electronic Sports Games 2017 was held in China, and just like in 2016 the prize pool for the tournament remained the same. Fnatic won the competition with Space Soldiers coming in second. While the first prize remained equal in amount, the second was lowered to $300,000 and the third to $150,000 which was won by Russia.

4. ELEAGUE Season 1

ELEAGUE Season 1
  • Date: 2016-05-24 to 2016-07-30
  • Location: Atlanta, USA
  • Prize Pool: $1,410,000.00

ELEAGUE Season 1 was held in Atlanta USA in 2018, it was marked as one of the largest ever CS:GO events containing a prize pool of $1,410,000.The team that took home the victory along with $400,000 was while fnatic came in second taking $140,000 and mousesports took the third place along with the prize of $70,000.


  • Date: 2016-10-21 to 2016-12-03
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Prize Pool: $1,100,000.00

The second season of ELEAGUE was held in the USA, Georgia and had a prize pool of $1,100,000 which was significantly lower than the one from the previous season. OpTic Gaming won the competition taking home $400,000, Astralis came in second and received $140,000 while FaZe Clan finished third winning $60 000.

6. ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017

ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017
  • Date: 2017-09-08 to 2017-10-13
  • Location: Atlanta, USA
  • Prize Pool: $1,000,000.00

Here we have ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier which prize pool makes up to $1,000,000. The tournament was held in 2017 in Atlanta and the prize was distributed between sixteen teams. FaZe Clan took the victory and half of the prize money, Astralis came in second and won $150,000 while Cloud9 finished third and won $70,000.

If you would like to know more about some of the top upcoming CS:GO tournaments of 2020, you can read our article on the most anticipated CS:GO upcoming tournaments. You can also check out our articles for information regarding other CS:GO events like the ESL One Cologne 2020 - The Cathedral of CS:GO and the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIV - World Championship.

7. ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018

ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018
  • Date: 2018-07-21 to 2018-07-29
  • Location: Atlanta, USA
  • Prize Pool: $1,000,000.00

Next up is the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 tournament which took place in Atlanta and had $1,000,000 in prize money. Astralis snatched victory along with $500,000 with Team Liquid coming in second taking $200,000 and mousesports placing third and taking home $80,000.

8. ELEAGUE Major 2017

ELEAGUE Major 2017
  • Date: 2017-01-22 to 2017-01-29
  • Location: Atlanta, USA
  • Prize Pool: $1,000,000.00

ELEAGUE Major 2017 was held in Atlanta. The prize pool prepared for this competition was $1,000,000. Astralis won the cup as well as half of the prize pool, received $150,000 for finishing in second place and Fnatic and SK Gaming got $70,000 for finishing third and fourth respectively.

9. ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018

ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • Date: 2018-01-12 to 2018-01-28
  • Location: Boston, USA
  • Prize Pool: $1,000,000.00

ELEAGUE Major: Boston was held in Boston in January of 2018 and the money was distributed in the same way as in ELEAGUE Major 2017 with Cloud9 being the winners, FaZe Clan the runner up and Natus Vincere finishing third.

10. ESL One: Cologne 2016

ESL One: Cologne 2016
  • Date: 2016-07-05 to 2016-07-10
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Prize Pool: $1,000,000.00

ESL One: Cologne 2016 tournament which was held in Germany featured a $1.000.000 as rewards for the teams who prove themselves and make it to the top.The money was distributed with SK Gaming, Team Liquid, and fnatic finishing in first, second and third place.

This is the top 10 CS:GO tournaments prize pool list. While we did cover a lot of the major competitions, there are surely more out there. What are your top ten picks? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get more interesting articles about Esports.

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