Valve has raised the bar for prize pool of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with a staggering 400% from the last year prize pool. Valve has just announced its prize pool for CS:GO’s championship events to $1 million. It was $250,000 in 2014 offered but with increased popularity makes its prize pool higher, with this Major League Gaming Columbus, which takes place in Ohio’s state capital between March 29 and April 3. According to a post on the official CS blog, the increased prize pool was a required response to the “incredible rate” of CS:GO’s influence on the pro-gaming scene.
In a statement, Valve said: “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”.