Esports World Cup Foundation Announces Largest Prize Pool in Esports History

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Esports World Cup Foundation Announces Largest Prize Pool in Esports History

The Esports World Cup to be held this Summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will feature a massively “life-changing’ prize pool, and the number will blow you away.


Through a press release, the Esports World Cup Foundation (EWCF) on Tuesday, April 16 announced the record-breaking prize pool of $60 million dollars for its massive Esports World Cup event. The ‘life-changing prize money’ is the biggest ever prize pool in esports histroy, shattering a 45$ million record earlier set by the Gamers8 tournament in 2023.

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$60 Million+ Prize Pool To Be Spread Across Qualifiers, Game Championship and Club Championship

Through the press release, the Esports World Cup Foundation also revealed that the total prize pool will be divided across four segments, the Club Championship ($20million), Game Championships ($30million+), Qualifiers ($7.6million), and the MVP Awards ($1.1million). The Game Championships will feature a large chunk of the prize pool.

The CEO of EWCF, Ralf Rachert, reported through the press release, “Setting the record for largest esports prize pool is a remarkable achievement, but what I’m most proud of is the positive message this sends to the wider esports and gaming community. More than $60 million is a testament to our investment in the future of global esports, a commitment to esports fans who deserve exceptional events and an extension of our mission to create meaningful competitive opportunities with life-changing prize pools for esports athletes everywhere.”

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The tournament is set to feature 19 titles, and those include multiple esports games, including League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Rocket League, PUBG, Rainbow Six, Fortnite, MLBB, and more.


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