Top 3 eSports Games hit $128.7 Million Worth Prize Pools in 2019

The year 2019 brought huge tournament prize pools for the most successful eSports players in the world. According to data gathered by, the three most profitable eSports games in the world hit $128.7 million in combined prize pools last year. The Fortnite, as the leading eSports game in 2019, accounted for half of that amount.

Fortnite Prize Pools Reached Over $64 Million in 2019

Analyzed by the cumulative tournament prize pool, the 2019 data shows Fornite is the leading eSports game in the world. An online video game developed by Epic Games brought $64.4 million worth prize pools in 2019. Nearly 2.300 Fornite players took part in 350 tournaments last year. With more than $3 million prize money in 2019, US gamer Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf ranked as the most successful Fortnite player in the world.

Dota 2 ranked second on the list of the most profitable eSports games in 2019, with $46.9 million worth prize pools. However, the multiplayer online battle arena video game is leading in terms of the overall tournament prize pool. The International 2019, which took place in Shanghai in August 2019, is the leading eSports tournament in the world, with a total prize pool worth $34.33 million. Statistics show that during last year, nearly 1300 players competed in 204 Dota 2 tournaments. A Finnish Dota 2 player Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka was the most successful among them and ended 2019 with $3.1 million in prize money.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ranked as the third leading eSports game last year. During 2019, nearly 3.800 CS:GO players took place in 718 tournaments competing for $21.5 million worth prize money. The US gamer Jakey “Stewie2k” Yip was the most successful one and ended the year with $482.700 in prize money.

The Year 2019 Brought $211 Million in eSports Prize Money

The 2019 data show that the last year was lucrative for the most successful eSports players. According to the statistics, all eSports events awarded more than $211 million in prize pool money. This number represents a huge jump compared to 2018, which brought $162.7 million worth prize pools. In comparison, six years ago, all eSports tournaments brought $37.5 million worth prizes. An amount that was outpaced by only one eSports tournament in 2019.

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