Esports World Cup announces recording-breaking $60 million prize pool

Esports World Cup announces recording-breaking $60 million prize pool
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Sascha Heinisch

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16th Apr 2024 14:00

The Esports World Cup has announced its total prize pool. Over $60 million (€56.44 million/£48.2 million) will be up for grabs in the 19 different competitions at the event, with most of the pool split between Club and Game Champions.

Prize pool breakdown

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The Esports World Cup is a multi-game tournament hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the first time this year. Over the summer, professional esports teams from 19 different titles will attend and play for the top spots. While its name might suggest nations playing against each other, it is esports organisations with their respective rosters playing in the various titles.

As the Esports World Cup Foundation announced today, in addition to the rewards from each individual competition, the tournament will also feature a Club leaderboard that will award $20 million (€18.81 million/£16.07 million) to the top 16 best organisations.

While the specific way in which teams will be ranked is currently unknown, it's assumed that points will be accrued by the different esports the teams participate in at the Esports World Cup, and their aggregated performances will determine their eventual placement.

$30 million (€28.22 million/£24.10 million) of the prize pool will go to the top-ranking teams in each of the 20 competitions, though a specific distribution between the titles is currently unknown. On top of the price money up for grabs for teams at the event, the qualifiers amount to more than $7 million (€6.58 million/£5.62 million). Lastly, $50,000 (€47,030/£40,170) will be given to each game's MVP.

Which games will be at the Esports World Cup?

Overtaking its predecessor Gamers8, the Esports World Cup is the event with the largest esports prize pool of all time, which had thrown TI 10 of the top spot just last year.

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In total, 19 different esports titles will be played at EWC. The titles are:

  • ESL R1
  • Rocket League
  • PUBG MOBILE
  • TEKKEN 8
  • StarCraft II
  • Counter-Strike 2
  • Overwatch 2
  • Dota 2
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Free Fire
  • EA Sports FC 24
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Teamfight Tactics
  • Apex Legends
  • PUBG Battleground
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Siege
  • Honor of Kings
  • Street Fighter 6

Definitive dates for the entire event haven't been communicated yet, and breakdowns of the price pools for each title are also unknown so far. Only select titles, such as PUBG Mobile, have confirmed their individual price pool to be $3,000,000 (€2,821,800/£2,410,200). 

Sascha Heinisch
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Sascha Heinisch
Sascha "Yiska" Heinisch is a Senior Esports Journalist at GGRecon. He's been creating content in esports for over 10 years, starting with Warcraft 3.
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