Counter-Strike: GO’s championship competitions just got a whole lot more valuable.
In a brief announcement on Counter-Strike: GO’s website, it revealed an increase in prize pool values, thanks to overall increased interest in the game.
Professional CS:GO has grown, and the CS:GO Major Championships are about to grow with it. We’re pleased to announce that beginning with MLG Columbus 2016, each CS:GO Major Championship prize pool will be $1,000,000. We look forward to another great year of CS:GO competition.
We recently ranked our top 10 PC exclusive games of the last five years, and though Counter-Strike: GO did not make the cut (it is available on consoles, as well), it was certainly part of the discussion. You can read that list here.
This is big news for professional Counter-Strike: GO players, but also for GO watchers as it raises the stakes quite a bit.