Vulcun doubles eSports prize pool

Fantasy eSports website Vulcun is increasing their competitive gaming prize pool, making their prize pool the second largest in eSports.


It looks like competitive gamers are getting a raise. Fantasy eSports website Vulcun is increasing the 2015 Prize Pool from $4 million to $10 million. This makes the Vulcun prize pool the largest in Fantasy eSports and the second-largest in all of eSports, period, trailing only The International, the annual Dota 2 competition.

Of the $10 million in prize money, Vulcun reports on their blog that about $2 million of it has already been paid out to more than 142,000 players. The most successful Vulcun gamer, YJingtong, has grossed more than $61,000 this year and several others have won more than $25,000.

Here’s a compiled list of the Top 10 Prize Pools in eSports

  1. The International 2015 – $10.9 M [Dota2]
  2. Vulcun – $10.0 M [Fantasy eSports]
  3. League Championship Series – $5.5 M [League of Legends]
  4. DAC 2015 – $3.6 M [Dota2]
  5. Smite 2015 – $2.6 M [Smite]
  6. HOTS Championship (Heroes of the Storm) – $1.2M
  7. ESL ESEA Pro League (CS:GO) – $1.0M
  8. COD World Championship (Call of Duty) – $1.0M
  9. LPL Spring & Summer (League of Legends) – $756K
  10. i-League S3 (Dota2) – $420K
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