ESEA announce S16 prize distribution
ESEA have announced the prize distribution for all divisions of its sixteenth season of league play.
ESEA have steadily grown their prize purse since the league was founded in early 2009, and now give out more than $83,000 in prizes for season 16 in CS:GO, CS 1.6 and TF2.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets a lion's share of that purse, with $66,900 to be given out for the game. $47,500 has been given to the global Invite division; an increase of $8,000.
This season should see all Europeans attend the finals in Dallas
Furthermore, ESEA has adjusted the distribution of the prize money in a way that should guarantee that all European teams who qualify will make the trip across the Atlantic.
A minimum of $3,000 will be given out for every team, built into the prize pot, similarly to how ESL has dealt with travel support for years. Below are the full prize distributions:
|Global Invite||NA Main||EU/NA Intermediate||EU/NA Open|
|1. $20,000||1. $1,800||1. $1,300||1. $1,000|
|2. $6,000||2. $1,200||2. $850||2. $650|
|3. $4,500||3. $800||3. $650||3. $500|
|4. $4,000||4. $600||4. $600||4. $300|
|5-6. $3,500||5-6. $350||5-6. $250||5-6. $200|
|7-8. $3,000||-||7-8. $150||7-8. $150|
ESEA's prize money distribution is identical for both European and North American Intermediate and Open divisions. You can find the prizes for other games here.
ESEA League Season 16 is currently live and we recently posted an update to see who are currently favored to qualify for the global finals to be held in Dallas, TX at the end of June.