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Valve announced that from now on each major tournament's prize pool will be $1,000,000!
* Update: Prizemoney distribution has been added at the bottom.
With the first major of 2016, MLG Columbus, looming around the corner in a little over a month from now Valve have announced that the total prize pool will be increased from $250,000 to $1,000,000.
The initially crowd-funded events have featured a $250,000 prize pool since their inception at the end of 2013, with 7 such tournaments having taken place so far.
The Seattle-based company announced this evening that from now on each major will have $1,000,000 up for grabs to be distributed among the participating teams.
"...The professional CS:GO community has been growing at an incredible rate. CS:GO tournaments are now among the largest esports events in the world, drawing global audiences of millions of viewers, filling massive venues, and garnering higher prize pools.
Professional CS:GO has grown, and the CS:GO Major Championships are about to grow with it." - reads an excerpt from the official post.
MLG also revealed that the distribution will undergo a massive change, as teams that exit in the group stage will barely get rewarded at all, while the winner will run away with half of the prizemoney:
The next major, MLG Columbus, is set to take place from March 29th-April 3rd in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The qualifier where the final eight teams (the Challengers) will be found is set to take place later this week from February 26-28th, and you can see which teams will be participating here.
Post edited 2016-02-24 00:29:53
So volvo, plz even out prize money
Not 500k to winner
Post edited 2016-02-25 20:00:15
device said they got offered 10k per month so you can think that any team (maybe exept lg) get 5k€ atleast
NA maybe even more
This current prize distribution is basically helping the rich and shifting on the poor
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We all know CSGO is like the unwanted child of Valve
May you take your money and not spend it all at one place.
THANK MR GABEN
now majors will keep their prestigious status
so easy fnatic/envy
Post edited 2016-02-24 00:43:24
Now all the people saying Katowice will be a major can shut their pieholes.
But most people here seems to forget what happened to the dota2 community after they got shitloads of money for their "major"..
All the teams stopped attending other tournaments, and we as a community was left with just one tournament a year that had the best teams.
Im afraid this will happen to csgo as well :(
Rather than _1_ tournament each year, which is happening in dota :)
Okay, better make more small tournaments, 20$ 1st place, 5k$ second and put fnatic for each vs low teams? :O
Post edited 2016-02-24 01:33:37
I would rather have 4 x 250k tournaments than ONE 1mill tournament each year.
But like I said, we have more than one major each year, so this wont be an issue atm.
imagine how IBP and epsilon feel being banned from this.
Post edited 2016-02-24 01:02:14
Don't get me wrong , it's a good thing but for crying out loud , do something about that anticheat or whatever.
Wtf is this low minded community
You really have to be the most retarded person playing/watching this game to believe that the scene is clean right now and that the temptation to cheat won't be bigger with $1mil prize pool.
And who where they? The only real pro - KQLY
rest onliners with low nab Sf
The fact is that they were cheating for quite a while and only got caught because they were retards.
Also , we don't really know when they cheated , was it only online or at lan but if they took that path of cheating they did it to win big cuz it wouldn't make sense to risk your career for small prizes.
Anyway , they only got caught because someone ignored the warnings to not use the cheat and the source code got in esea's hands and then in valve's but think about all the other players that we're careful and got even more careful after this episode.
Post edited 2016-02-24 01:22:18
imagine if a pro would cheat and be vacced live? Prison for him.. so no WORIEEEZ
100% secure and cheat free would be absolutely no internet access.Everything setup with location based servers.
And most important thing , list with every player gear and the organizers providing said gear every match.
Now that would be 100% secure.
after DH Winter 2014 it's almost impossible to cheat on lan
online? sure but all big qualifications are being played on lan anyway
almost 0% chances that someone will be able to use cheats on a major or major quals
1m for cheaters to grab, joke.
So basicly cheaters are gonna get rewarded with 1,000,000!!
Post edited 2016-02-24 01:29:04
Where are all the people saying Katowice is the real major before this announcement....
If it was Fnatic winning uberly insane amounts of money 50% of the time and the rest of the time either NaVi, NV or LG then NiP or VP wouldn't even try and they would quit.
So the game would be played between 5 teams or less.
So obviously teams around 15-20th rank wouldn't develop and the game wouldn't grow.
Post edited 2016-02-24 01:59:56
Bad b8 i knw
I think the next major will be the best one we gonna watch so far. Teams must be grinding hard right now.
Now make majors with 32 teams instead of 16, improve the group stages with better systems and we are home for a while.
Post edited 2016-02-24 01:55:43
Obviously, with an even bigger prizepot.
I like the idea of watching a more complete tournament.
Post edited 2016-02-24 02:28:32
>prize pool @1M -> AMAGAD SO MANY HACKERS WILL BE PLAYING
No one's ever happy in here xD
Good step forward, hope the game gets the attention it deserves from the devs as well.
Post edited 2016-02-24 03:18:53
EDIT: Now that I think about it, with the way sticker money works, the teams that go out in the groupstage still see a nice payday. I guess this just incentivizes teams to win--stickermoney shouldn't dominate the equation
Post edited 2016-02-24 03:41:57
Edit just times every places earnings by 4x
idk the others.
Post edited 2016-02-24 04:25:01
Pretty sure The Mongolz are feeling even more frustrated now that the prize pool has been bumped to $1M.
more fair for weaker team
play in major and get 8k reward,rolf.what the hell is that
Post edited 2016-02-24 10:27:04
is about the same ratio:
For those that don't compete (9-16) $8,750 should be enough to cover their flights so they're no worse off
sticker money is a nice bonus. Gonna buy $2k worth of adreN stickers
Post edited 2016-02-24 12:01:57
2. $150,000 | Astralis
3-4. $70,000 | Fnatic & EnvyUs
5-8. $35,000 | Na'Vi & FaZe & NiP & Luminosity
9-16. $8,750 | Rest
League of Legends Season 2 World Championship 2012: $1,970,000.00
Dota Source 2: 2014 closed beta, 2015 open
CGS 2007 (CS: Source): $477,500.00 (was it even Valve to host it?)
CS:GO Major 2016: $1,000,000
As if Valve ever cared about community. Nope. They pay attention to what is bringing more money. So obvious.
assuming $8m sticker sales like last time
Valve keeps $4m but adds $1m to prize pool
1st: $400k + 19% -- $1.92m
2nd: $200k + 13% -- $1.24m
3-4th: $80k + 10% -- $880k
5-8th: $40k + 6% -- $520k
9-16th: $10k + 3% -- $250k
I'd be up for a bootcamp for a share of $2m
Post edited 2016-02-24 13:56:57
lol kiddos this money in any case aint for you lol.
so im asking
why do you hype?
Thats not true at all. Teams that exit in groups get propotionally more than they used to.
Now we can start competing with the other big games! (prize money)
This is so great that I'm sure valve didn't think of it and probably fought against it
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