LIFE-CHANGING $60,000,000+ IN PRIZE MONEY


prize money

We are proud to announce an unprecedented total prize pool of more than $60 million for the inaugural Esports World Cup this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This life-changing sum is the largest prize pool ever awarded in the history of esports, shattering the previous record of $45 million set by Gamers8 in 2023.

The Esports World Cup’s historic prize pool matches its grand scale — the event will feature the world’s top Clubs and players in 20 distinct tournaments across 21 competitive titles, with more to be announced, throughout its eight-week schedule. The sizable reward represents a significant step forward in the Esport World Cup Foundation’s effort to grow the global esports industry while providing more sustainable career options for competitive players and multidisciplinary esports Clubs. It will also help support the EWC as a platform that draws the best players, teams and organizations together for an international celebration of esports excellence and fandom.

The Club Championship, an innovative cross-game competitive format unique to the EWC, will award $20 million to the top 16 Clubs based on their overall performance. The Club Championship is a new format focusing on multi-game competitions, with each Club having the opportunity to field its rosters in multiple titles. At the event’s conclusion, the Club with the best performance across various game championships will be crowned the world’s first Esports World Cup Club Champions.


prize distribution

The remaining prize pool will be divided into three additional distribution categories: Game Championships, Player Bounties and Qualifiers. Each of the 20 Game Championships competitions will have their own prize pool with a combined total exceeding $33 million. In addition, a $50,000 MVP player bounty will be awarded to a standout participant in each competition. More than $7 million will be awarded before the Game Championships start, as teams and players compete to qualify for available tournament spots across eligible qualifier events run by partnered Publishers and event organizers.

The EWC’s groundbreaking lineup of 21 participating titles consists of Apex Legends, Counter-Strike 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty Warzone, Dota 2, EA Sports FC 24, Fortnite, Free Fire, Honor of Kings, League of Legends, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Overwatch 2, PUBG Battlegrounds, PUBG MOBILE, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, RENNSPORT, Rocket League, StarCraft II, Street Fighter 6, Teamfight Tactics and TEKKEN 8.

In addition to its focus on competitive excellence, the EWC will transform Riyadh into the epicenter of esports fandom and gaming culture with a massive immersive Festival featuring gaming activations, community tournaments, pop culture celebrations, international experiences and much more. Additional information about the EWC Festival will be released at a later date.