The continued growth of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as a staple on the tournament scene continues, with one of Europe's largest and oldest tournament organisers unveiling a large pot of gold recently.
Image courtesy of Dreamhack and Adela Sznajder.
DreamHack, which has been running as the world's largest LAN party, a digital festival and a gathering of all things gaming for quite some time, has announced that they will be giving away US$1 million in prizes just for CS:GO in 2016.
The announcement came from DreamHack's head of eSports, Marc Winther, on Twitter around midnight.
Excited to move forward in plans and announce things soon. @DreamHack will offer $1,000,000 to CS:GO in 2016!
— Marc Winther (@marcwinther) January 4, 2016
The prize pool follows the US$575,000 given away at DreamHack Winter 2015, which held tournaments for CS:GO, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Dota 2, Hearthstone, StarCraft 2, and more. The event played host to 820 "pro players" from 39 countries, with over 56,000 spectators and 8167 people attending the BYOC portion of the event.