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The inaugural tournament of the Esports World Cup is all set to redefine the esports industry and level up competitive gaming. The tournament recently made a groundbreaking announcement, where they announced a massive prize pool of $60 million. The first edition of the World Cup will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and will be a revolutionary event in the history of esports. 

The massive prize pool announced by the organisers of the tournament will break all the previous records, surpassing Gamers8’s prize pool record of $45 million in 2023. The move shows the dedication of the organisers to breaking all the stereotypes of the industry and making new paths for the players and the clubs. Talking about the format of the tournament, the Esports World Cup will have 20 tournaments, that will cover a total of 19 games. 

The objective behind the extensive lineup reflects the ambition to bring together all the top clubs and players in several gaming disciplines. The World Cup will have a Club Championship, which would be a pioneering cross-game competitive format that will reward the clubs based on their overall performances across several titles. According to it, a total of $20 million prize pool has been allocated to the top 16 clubs. 

The remaining prize pool will be distributed across three categories; Game Championships, Player Bounties, and Qualifiers. Each of the 20 Game Championships will have its prize pool, that will collectively exceed $33 million. Not only this, but it will also allow the outstanding players to earn huge prize money of $50,000 MVP, whereas $7 million is set to be awarded during the qualifying phase. 

The Esports World Cup will feature several titles including Apex Legends, Dota 2, Fortnite, League of Legends, and more.