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.

n1
2014-04-22 11:05
no chance for US teams if EU teams are gonna travel
2014-04-22 11:17
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Spain b1sS
iBP seems very strong and reliable too, i would like to see a good fight between EU and USA
2014-04-22 14:01
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Spain b1sS
forgot Denial and Manajuma. It's gonna be a good ESEA LAN
2014-04-22 14:21
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it's gonna be more interesting than last season , Im looking forward to see IBP and MJ yes
2014-04-22 15:29
1.6? nice! Coverage possible?
2014-04-22 11:35
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Slovakia radeoNko
nice
2014-04-22 13:46
Nice. Complexity might not even qualify :(
2014-04-22 13:50
1 reply
Considering their current condition, it would be for their own good.
2014-04-22 14:21
nice
2014-04-22 14:21
Where is Brazil??
2014-04-22 14:31
1 reply
in south america.
2014-04-22 15:59
What? There will be a 1.6 LAN? :Dd Didn't the game die a year ago?
2014-04-22 14:55
4 replies
1.6 didn't died, 1.6 was killed for big events but still exist ;)
2014-04-22 14:59
3 replies
The funniest thing is that they're still going to make a 1.6 LAN game (At least that's what HLTV is saying). I wonder who will be attending :3
2014-04-22 15:02
2 replies
FalleN its ur time to shine!
2014-04-22 15:11
There is no 1.6 at the LAN. Only online Open division.
2014-04-23 08:09
coolio
2014-04-22 17:25
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France cedd
1.6 doesn't have LAN at ESEA, it's just Open online division prize for NA. There are only LANs for CS:GO and TF2 Invite divisions
2014-04-22 19:39
esea wont offer a 1.6 lan, but they still host online tournys for 1.6 so that people can compete and make $$
2014-04-23 02:04
good to see esea still care about 1.6 xD
2014-04-23 02:43
woke up, stared at the screen and thought ESEA announced a $16 prize distribution; wasn't surprised. still only 1/110th of the bitcoin earnings and lpkanes private jet fund. i guess it beats nothing. competing in this game shouldn't be about choosing lesser evils. :/
2014-04-23 08:39
u think shroud can use his triggerbot on lan?
2014-04-23 15:36
n1
2014-04-26 13:23
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