Valve Announces $1 Million for EACH Major CS:GO Tournament

Today Valve revealed CS:GO Major Tournaments will have prize pools that rival the World Championship pools for other FPS eSports.  A cool one million dollars is up for grabs for each major.  Valve says it’s all thanks to the massive community support and global popularity of the title.

“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.

We’re pleased to announce that beginning with MLG Columbus 2016, each CS:GO Major Championship prize pool will be $1,000,000.”- Valve 

As stated above, the first major LAN tournament will be MLG Columbus at Nationwide Arena in Ohio.

The prize pool breakdown for MLG Columbus:

Winner $500,000

Finalist $150,000

Semi-Finalist $70,000

Quarter Finalist $35,000

Group Stage $8,750

Tickets for MLG Columbus are available at


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