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