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Esports World Cup Breaks Records with $60 Million Prize Pool in Riyadh

Esports World Cup Breaks Records with $60 Million Prize Pool in Riyadh

Experience the largest prize pool ($60 million) in esports history at the inaugural Esports World Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The inaugural Esports World Cup features $60 million prize pool taking place this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This monumental sum marks the largest prize pool ever awarded in the history of esports. It surpasses the previous record of $45 million set by Gamers8 in 2023. Check out more detailed information below:

The Esports World Cup Prize Pool

The Esports World Cup promises to be an event of unparalleled scale. It features the world’s top Clubs and players competing across 20 distinct tournaments spanning 19 competitive titles. This eight-week extravaganza represents a significant milestone for the Esport World Cup Foundation in its mission to foster the growth of the global esports industry while offering sustainable career opportunities for competitive players and multidisciplinary esports Clubs.

One of the highlights of the event is the Club Championship, an innovative cross-game competitive format exclusive to the EWC. With a prize pool of $20 million, the Club Championship will see the top 16 Clubs rewarded based on their overall performance across multiple titles. This groundbreaking format allows Clubs to field rosters in various games, culminating in the crowning of the world’s first Esports World Cup Club Champions.

The remaining prize pool will be allocated across three additional categories: Game Championships, Player Bounties, and Qualifiers. Each of the 20 Game Championships competitions will boast its own prize pool, totaling over $33 million. Additionally, standout participants in each competition will be awarded a $50,000 MVP player bounty. Over $7 million will be distributed during the qualification phase as teams and players vie for tournament spots across eligible qualifier events.

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The EWC will showcase a diverse lineup of 19 participating titles, including popular games like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and League of Legends, among others. Furthermore, the event aims to transform Riyadh into the ultimate destination for esports enthusiasts and gaming aficionados, featuring a massive immersive Festival with gaming activations, community tournaments, pop culture celebrations, and more.


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