A 50 Million Dollar eSports Prize Pool?

Biggest eSports prize pool ever

Imagine playing your favourite videogame for a 50 million dollar eSports prize pool. You win, lift the trophy and get handed a cheque. You just earned 20 million dollars for winning first place. Crazy fantasy, right?

This tournament might actually happen in the next five years. Prize pools in all eSports are rising. The biggest tournaments of the year make their winners millionaires. The biggest of them all is The International. This is the yearly Dota 2 world championship. The International 2017 had a total eSports prize pool of 25 million dollars. Team Liquid took home 10 million dollars for winning first place.

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An eSports Revolution

The International had its first edition in 2011. Valve, developer of Dota 2, funded the 1.6 million dollar prize pool. This was a revolutionary eSports prize pool in 2011. Almost no eSports tournament ever exceeded 100.000 dollars, and certainly not 1 million! Na’Vi won 1 million dollars for first place and became legends. But this was just the start.

In 2013, everything changed. Valve introduced crowdfunding to increase the prize pool. Players could purchase in-game items, and 25% of sales were added to the prize pool. These items included the ‘Compendium’ and ‘Battle Pass’ and gave in-game benefits. The total increased to 2.8 million dollars, again the biggest in eSports history. But this was just the beginning. Each next year saw a massive increase: 10 million in 2014, 18 million in 2015, 20 million in 2016 and finally 25 million in 2017.

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Bigger than the Super Bowl

If The International continues to grow, 2022 might feature a 50 million dollar prize pool. This would be more than the Super Bowl! However, it is unlikely that Dota 2 will keep growing at the same rate. Experts predict that The International won’t grow as much in the next years. So, is a 50 million dollar eSports prize pool still a crazy fantasy?

No! Dota 2 might never hit 50 million. But new eSports games will emerge and become even more popular. The International showed us how to run successful crowdfunding campaigns. Maybe in five or ten years, Dota 3 will launch and set new records. The prestigious 50 million tournament will happen within ten years, you can count on that.

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Counter Logic Gaming exit CS:GO

Counter Logic Gaming have “stepped back” from Counter-Strike, the organisation announced Thursday.

They will no longer field their primary or academy rosters, but will retain CLG Red, their women’s team, a spokesperson for CLG said.

This news follows a report by independent journal Jarek “DeKay” Lewis that CLG was leaving CS:GO due to internal financial issues within the team. CLG’s press release does not explain why the organisation is leaving CS:GO.

“CLG has been in competitive Counter Strike since the beginning of 2015. Since then, the competitive sport, community, and industry has grown massively into what it is today,” CLG wrote in a press release. “It has been amazing to see the collective rise of esports and CS:GO at the forefront of it. After several months of analysis and internal discussion around our business strategy, as well as the economics of the sport, we reached this difficult decision.”

“As great as the organisation is, I never felt that they were convinced in CSGO enough to dish out money to get the players needed to succeed,” FNS wrote.

“My entire goal in 2017 was to win or at least make a grand final and when we were coming close and making deep runs at tournaments, it seemed like a good idea to stay, but looking back, I should have just departed when Imapet did. Regardless of that, I’m glad I was able to fulfil my contract with CLG and stick out the entire year with them. Again, I wish the players and organisation nothing but the best of luck.”

CLG first entered CS:GO in 2015, and were often considered one of the stronger North American teams in the scene. CLG were also recently purchased by the Madison Square Garden Company, who own the New York Knicks, and acquired a spot in the  North American League of Legends Championship Series.

In the press release CLG say they are “parting ways” with their main and academy CS:GO rosters, though DeKay’s initial report alleged that CLG would keep players under contract to sell them to other organisations.

Counter Logic Gaming

Whether this is the end for Counter Logic Gaming, or they rise up again and conquer the CS:GO scene, we don’t know. One thing we do know; it’s going to be an interesting story to follow.

Spotlight: FaZe Clan CS:GO eSports

FaZe Clan’s Superstars

FaZe Clan made their debut in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2016. The team was known as the most prestigious Call of Duty eSports team and as YouTube famous. FaZe was initially plagued with bad results and roster changes. Finally, the eSports dream team is here. Five of the best players in the game joined up to form the ultimate team. Just like Master Mazuma is the ultimate eSports betting site.

 

FaZe rain

Longest lasting member of FaZe is rain. His team G2 was bought by FaZe for $700.000. rain is the entry-fragger of the team, which means he plays aggressively and goes in first. He often gets the most kills but also the most deaths.

 

FaZe Olofmeister

Olofmeister was player of the year in 2015. He gained notoriety for boosting (jumping on a teammate’s back) in tournaments to get to unfair spots on the map. Regardless of the scandal, Olofmeister remains a top 10 player in the world. His role as lurker means he tries to flank and surprise enemies.

 

FaZe NiKo

NiKo is one of the faster rising stars of the game. He was the number 11 player of 2016 and has only gotten better. FaZe bought NiKo from Mousesports for over $500.000, the biggest transfer in CS:GO history. NiKo is one of the best in the world with assault rifles and sniper rifles.

 

FaZe GuardiaN

GuardiaN played Counter-Strike professionally since 2009. His highest ranking came in 2015, when he was the second best player in the world after Olofmeister. GuardiaN is known for his skill with the AWP sniper rifle.

 

FaZe karrigan

Team leader karrigan brings discipline in the team. He often sacrifices his own life and weapons for the team. Without karrigan, FaZe would be four superstars each trying to play 1 versus 5. karrigan makes sure everyone sticks to the gameplan.

FaZe Clan finally has its CS:GO dream team. Master Mazuma predicts that the team will end SK Gaming’s reign and dominate 2018. Make sure to follow eSports and make money on mastermazuma.com.

Top 10 videogame cosplay girls

These are the hottest videogame cosplay girls

Master Mazuma brings you the top ten hottest videogame cosplay girls. These girls dress up sexily as your favourite videogame characters. And they make big money doing it. Scroll down to discover these hot girls in sexy cosplay. And when you’re finished, make sure to earn some real money yourself with videogames on mastermazuma.com!

Vera Chimera

Australian videogame cosplayer Vera Chimera is a cosplay veteran. She’s a big name at conventions and regularly talks at panels.

Favourite cosplay: Lilith (Borderlands)

Fun fact: Vera loves motorcycles!

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Marie-Claude Bourbonnais

Marie-Claude Bourbonnais Videogame Cosplay

This French Canadian beauty used her popularity to create a successful brand. Marie-Claude has her own website, original merchandise and numerous magazine appearances.

Favourite cosplay: Power Girl (DC Universe)

Fun fact: Because of her curvy body type, she’s able to cosplay as the most big-breasted videogame characters. Definitely worth checking out.

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Jannet Incosplay

Jannet Incosplay Videogame Cosplay

This Russian beauty cosplays videogame, anime and comic book characters. Jannet definitely doesn’t shy away from sexier characters.

Favourite cosplay: Widowmaker (Overwatch)

Fun fact: Jannet is an expert wig-stylist. She creates her own amazing hairstyles.

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Adrianne Curry

Adrianne Curry Videogame Cosplay

This babe won the first season of America’s Next Top Model! She also modeled for Playboy and other big magazines. Adrianne uses her gorgeous looks to create amazing cosplays.

Favourite cosplay: Mileena (Mortal Kombat)

Fun fact: Adrianne recently retired from cosplay. Luckily she left a large collection!

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VampyBitMe

VampyBitMe Videogame Cosplay

Asian hottie VampyBitMe appeared in the Playboy and For Him Magazine. It’s easy to see why: She might have the hottest body among videogame cosplay girls.

Favourite cosplay: Psylocke (Marvel)

Fun fact: VampyBitMe is of Vietnamese-American descent.

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Tasha Cosplay

Tasha Cosplay Videogame Cosplay

Tasha is the leader of Korean cosplay group Spiral Cats. She does both incredibly sexy and super detailed realistic cosplays.

Favourite cosplay: Kerrigan (StarCraft)

Fun fact: Tasha worked as professional cosplayer for League of Legends and StarCraft 2.

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Katyuska Moonfox

Katyuska Moonfox Videogame Cosplay

This curvy cosplayer from Australia loves skin tight costumes. She has cosplayed as many sexy videogame characters.

Favourite cosplay: Tifa Lockheart (Final Fantasy)

Fun fact: Katyuska also studies game development, because videogames are her passion!

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Yaya Han

Yaya Han Videogame Cosplay

Yaya Han is one of the most experienced videogame cosplay girls. She pioneered cosplay in the West almost 20 years ago. Yaya is known for being extremely well-endowed.

Favourite cosplay: Chun Lee (Street Fighter)

Fun fact: Yaya is in her thirties but looks like she’s still in her twenties!

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Alodia Gosiengfiao

Alodia Gosiengfiao Videogame Cosplay

Alodia Gosiengfiao is not only a succesful cosplayer, but also a film and tv star. Her career can only get better with her incredible looks.

Favourite cosplay: Baroness (G.I. Joe)

Fun fact: Alodia is a big name in the Phillippines. She regularly appears in the Top 100 Sexiest Women.

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Jessica Nigri

Jessica Nigri Videogame Cosplay

The queen of videogame cosplay. Jessica Nigri is by far the most popular cosplayer in the world…. and it’s easy to see why. She’s even appeared in movies and tv shows. Jessica can cosplay anything from realistic to sexy.

Favourite cosplay: Sexy Pokémon

Fun fact: Jessica loves to cosplay as sexy versions of popular videogame characters. She became famous with her sexy Pikachu costume.

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