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Esports World Cup: ECW's $60 million prize pool is largest in esports history

Esports World Cup: ECW's $60 million prize pool is largest in esports history

The Esports World Cup (EWC) is gearing up to be a game-changing event in the esports industry with a prize pool of over $60 million, the largest prize pool in esports history. 

 

Esports World Cup to last eight weeks

Organised by the Esports World Cup Foundation, the tournament will be eight weeks long and take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. With competitions across 19 esports titles, including popular games like Dota 2, League of Legends, and Fortnite, it is set to bring together gamers, publishers, and fans from around the globe.

 

Club Championship introduces new competition format

The prize pool will be distributed across various categories, including the Club Championship ($20m), Game Championships ($30m+), Qualifiers ($7.6m), and MVP Awards ($1.1m). The Club Championship, with a $20 million prize pool, introduces a unique competitive format where top esports organisations will compete across multiple games. The top organisation across the titles will win the championship and the largest share of the prize pool. 

 

Esports World Cup Foundation CEO expresses pride in event

Ralf Reichert, CEO of the Esports World Cup Foundation, expressed pride in the event's significance in a statement, saying, "More than $60 million is a testament to our investment in the future of global esports." Backed by the Saudi Arabian government, the EWC reflects Saudi Arabia's plans to expand into the gaming and esports sector.

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