Mad Catz prize distribution unveiled
By: MIRAA
Time: 2013-02-21 14:19
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Esports Heaven has announced how the €10,000 prize purse of the Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational will be distributed.

Right now, all eyes are on the Austrian event, which will take place this weekend at the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel, as some of Europe's strongest teams will lock horns in the first major international tournament of 2013.

Ninjas in Pyjamas will be looking to pick up where they left off in 2012, having won all LAN events they have so far attended, keeping an impressive unbeaten run in the process.

Teams like VeryGames, who recently picked up Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, ESC Gaming and Natus Vincere will also be in attendance, ready to give the Swedes a run for their money.

Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational prize breakdown:

1. €6,000
2. €3,000
3. €1,000

HLTV.org will be in Vienna this weekend to cover the event on site, so stay tuned to our website for all information about the Austrian event.

by: ambus
#1
cool
2013-02-21 14:20:41
cs 1.6 prize money > cs:GO hahah
it's rly cool
2013-02-21 15:18:53
by: Alth
#25
Yeah man 1.6 is more lively than ever.
2013-02-21 15:42:47
u seem mad
2013-02-21 18:25:47
He seems right
2013-02-21 18:29:59
OH REALLY
2013-02-21 18:32:57
1.6 current prize money = 0$
2013-02-21 21:42:48
nice
2013-02-21 14:21:06
niiiCexD
2013-02-21 14:21:09
i love you nick
2013-02-21 14:35:55
not bad
2013-02-21 14:24:46
yeah not bad
2013-02-21 14:25:06
LMAO! What a misers!
2013-02-21 14:26:57
dont forget org of this tourney paid living in vienna
2013-02-21 14:28:50
the teams paid the living in vienna, not the org
2013-02-21 14:41:29
lol y, seems OK
2013-02-21 14:29:48
These prizes are fucking low, thats why.
2013-02-21 14:31:48
you can see that next touney will be with much more money
15 k and more
2013-02-21 15:03:52
yeah CPH games have pretty nice prize pool
2013-02-21 20:07:41
ofc not, very low prizes, specially for a new game that teams are switching and training hard

players of topteams in 1.6 lived with earned money on the game, in csgo they need one job too i think -.-'
2013-02-21 14:46:54
Or they could just study on distance (study from home) and get paid for that aswell? :) Atleast Swede's
2013-02-21 14:50:07
the money you earn on study cant even pay your toilet paper
2013-02-21 14:55:19
by: ptR2
#17
Maybe not in shit countries like brazil, but you get decent money when studying in Nordic countries
2013-02-21 15:06:56
without a flag u cant say nothing about my country, sorry
2013-02-21 15:10:24
He has Earth flag :(
2013-02-21 17:57:34
:((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
2013-02-21 19:43:32
I get 800 Euros a month for studying.
2013-02-21 16:38:22
And where are you? :D
2013-02-21 16:49:10
and what life quality did u get with just 800 euros ? -__-
2013-02-21 17:26:36
I get approx 1200 euro a month from studying. My rent is 400 euros, food and bills is about 300 so in total I pay 700 euro for living each month, wich means I have about 500 euro left each month, aka a normal pro gaming salary.
2013-02-21 17:51:44
I wanna study in sweden - are you sure its 1200? thats like 2x the amount danes get.

and my bills are about 2x times yours...
2013-02-21 17:55:26
Yeah i'm sure, its more like 1250~..And yeah Denmark is pretty expensive compared to Sweden..Your alcohol is waay cheaper though
2013-02-21 19:00:34
sweden is pretty equal in living costs to denmark, it depends on where you live in each country.
2013-02-21 21:08:16
im not talking bills - more his study support - which is 2x the amount danes would ever get (not accounting for jobs on the side)
2013-02-22 01:08:36
What are you even talking about from 2009~ on there were barely tournaments for 1.6 compared to CS:GO now. If this organisation keeps hosting tournament like this they host like 4-5 a year. Don't forget it's € and not $.
2013-02-21 15:08:16
i cant understand your point, but if u doubt enter on 1.6 tournaments coverage and search for prizes, 80% of randon tournaments in 1.6 had more prizes than 90% of csgo tournaments

edit : its €6.000 for the whole team
for example : NiP won this tournament

they need to divide the prize in 5 players and maybe with manager

€1.000 max for each one, who can live with this ?

Post edited 2013-02-21 15:14:41
2013-02-21 15:12:44
I'm saying that you can win only with winning all their tournaments like $30000 (if they keep hosting tournaments) in a year.
Theres gonna be Copenhagen Games with roughly $22000 for the first place.
There are gonna be 5? dreamhacks this year including the final event in late 2013.
There's gonna be a 10000€ in France very soon.
Techlabs Cup just has started to host CS:GO tournaments. ($8000 for the first)
There is gonna be the global final for the ESEA league with $17.500 for the first.
ESL hands out $156.000 just for their EMS ONE league in 2013.
In late 2013 theres gonna be the new event in Dubai with $40000.
Esports heaven has announced their next event already in England with 11.500�.

Not to mention national leagues and weekly cups like Go4CS:GO at ESL.

Thats what just came to my mind. (:

Post edited 2013-02-21 15:22:17
2013-02-21 15:21:52
youre so deluded
you really think all organizations pay on time ? pufff....
2013-02-21 17:28:08
youre so dumb its painful to read.



2013-02-21 16:52:15
There are other tournaments + Cups aswell. Also don't forget the salary they get. Oh and if you want to become rich with gaming you're obviously not going to become. A fulltime gamer can easily live with 1000€ monthly.
2013-02-21 17:35:41
without social life and a shit life quality, -.-'
2013-02-21 18:01:18
I'm wondering what you can do with $1300 in Brazil. :-)
2013-02-21 18:51:48
SC2 pros are laughing at you since some of em earning monthly more money than your whole family per year :D

and if im right for example verygames they have kinda nice salary +-1k monthly + tournaments earnings. most of then are still kinda young 17 18 19 so they are still in school. I mean they are probably smiling at you right now .)

Post edited 2013-02-21 19:53:35
2013-02-21 19:50:55
There is such a thing called salary which NiP players get every month and which contains around 800 euros or even more. Knowing that NiP is a stable organization it probably does. Also read again what #23 wrote and stop being retarded
2013-02-21 18:40:29
dude, cant u understand my point ? im not talking about NiP, im talking about top teams and competitive organizations, not about NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP NiP

everything on csgo is NiP, GeT_A_BRAiN
2013-02-21 19:47:08
Top team players also get salaries in case you didn't know. Which i wouldn't be surprised if you didn't. Also start reading your own post because like I said, you look retarded
2013-02-21 19:52:13
and u look a trollhunter with poor arguments
ill not even reply you anymore, maybe youre just a litte frustrated kid
2013-02-21 20:22:49
Funny how you mentioned the word arguments
2013-02-21 20:34:51
Good prizes. Good luck to all that is involved!
2013-02-21 14:31:59
nice
2013-02-21 15:20:21
nice
2013-02-21 15:36:21
by: bist
#26
You should be happy that you even have LANs like this with those prizes, cause could be nothing.
2013-02-21 15:49:13
I'm sure prize money will increase once viewing figures are up. First tournament (LAN) that mad catz have sponsored for the prizepot, depending on how it goes and what they get out of it, if the tournament is a huge success then I'm sure you'll be seeing the prizemoney doubled if not more.


ESH have only just started running LAN events - so far I think there main aim is to make them as successful as possible, they are known to have amazing contacts with industry and will be able to secure larger prize fund as time goes by, exact same happened with CSS tournaments they had provided before i.e. Gadget Show tournaments,


Best of luck all teams.
2013-02-21 16:00:57
I think the all together the total prize pool for CSGO for this year will easily get $500,000. Dreamhack, ESWC, ESports heaven, IEM, Dubai Games, cophen, CG, ESEA, EMS, EPS, Tech. All together would eeasly get 500k plus. I couldnt evne think of anymore. But i know theres more. I could see the total prize money for CSGO for tournaments reaching near 1mill. Would be nice if someone could total up tootal prize pool for csgo.
2013-02-21 16:27:13
I think your aiming a little high. imo
2013-02-21 17:46:07
500k sounds about right
2013-02-21 19:36:53

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