Counter-Strike Major Championship grows and Valve adds a bigger cash prizes


Counter-Strike shines in #eSports and continues on to impressive #growth in popularity. Valve have added more money into prize pools.

Just #announced and beginning with MLG Columbus 2016, each CS:GO Major Championship prize pool will be a solid $1m. That’s and increase from the previous $250,000.

Since then, the professional CS:GO community has been growing at an incredible rate. 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,” Valve outlines in the Counter-Strike blog.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is typically been the second most-played game on Steam, behind Dota 2 of course. 10.3 million players took on the competitive first-person shooter last month. At it’s peak just yesterday, an impressive 639,856 people were playing. Not bad for a Wednesday.

CS:GO has been the second most-watched game on Twitch, behind MOBA behemoth League of Legends. At the time of writing, 30,000 people were watching gameplay.


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