- Most Prize Money Awarded

This list represents the top 50 games in esports with the most prize money based on information published on the internet. Sources include news articles, forum posts, live report threads, interviews, official statements, reliable databases, VODs and other publicly-accessable sources that preserve "historical" information.

Top 50 Games Awarding Prize Money

1477 Players
606 Tournaments

4064 Players
1706 Tournaments

1531 Players
3587 Tournaments

4676 Players
1470 Tournaments

2582 Players
571 Tournaments

6.StarCraft: Brood War$6,726,061.88533 Players350 Tournaments
7.Smite$5,398,267.66308 Players57 Tournaments
8.Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft$4,228,215.20859 Players449 Tournaments
9.WarCraft III$4,060,260.12359 Players775 Tournaments
10.Heroes of the Storm$3,611,665.26730 Players309 Tournaments
11.World of Tanks$2,690,496.59344 Players43 Tournaments
12.Halo 5: Guardians$2,681,652.63132 Players23 Tournaments
13.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare$2,598,295.00769 Players401 Tournaments
14.World of WarCraft$2,569,337.61240 Players65 Tournaments
15.Heroes of Newerth$2,419,092.18783 Players329 Tournaments
16.Counter-Strike: Source$2,395,963.08830 Players196 Tournaments
17.Halo 3$1,832,079.40163 Players32 Tournaments
18.Call of Duty: Ghosts$1,569,291.38145 Players73 Tournaments
19.Call of Duty: Black Ops 2$1,448,149.70143 Players49 Tournaments
20.Halo 2$1,445,362.47115 Players69 Tournaments
21.Super Smash Bros. Melee$1,151,921.02912 Players1037 Tournaments
22.Quake III Arena$1,132,881.07231 Players96 Tournaments
23.CrossFire$1,106,413.25204 Players28 Tournaments
24.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3$1,092,795.18155 Players34 Tournaments
25.Painkiller$1,015,000.0048 Players13 Tournaments
26.Turbo Racing League$1,000,000.0016 Players9 Tournaments
27.Defense of the Ancients$857,420.65451 Players94 Tournaments
28.Halo: Reach$772,089.9797 Players28 Tournaments
29.Ultra Street Fighter IV$727,853.62186 Players204 Tournaments
30.Call of Duty: Black Ops III$659,834.71275 Players49 Tournaments
31.Quake Live$635,197.39197 Players366 Tournaments
32.Quake 4$555,171.7288 Players50 Tournaments
33.Dead or Alive 4$497,745.3145 Players13 Tournaments
34.Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings$485,600.00140 Players15 Tournaments
35.Halo 2 Anniversary$465,551.1491 Players19 Tournaments
36.Halo 4$422,800.0043 Players17 Tournaments
37.Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare$352,006.57353 Players67 Tournaments
38.Call of Duty: Black Ops$346,393.48117 Players21 Tournaments
39.Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition$338,369.68148 Players198 Tournaments
40.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U$318,582.49490 Players289 Tournaments
41.Mortal Kombat X$308,307.4383 Players52 Tournaments
42.World in Conflict$293,338.2336 Players10 Tournaments
43.Team Fortress 2$272,977.07473 Players66 Tournaments
44.Halo: Combat Evolved$263,931.00106 Players38 Tournaments
45.ShootMania Storm$261,687.0481 Players40 Tournaments
46.Doom 3$257,748.1614 Players4 Tournaments
47.Project Gotham Racing 3$253,286.8529 Players8 Tournaments
48.Gears of War$252,195.5732 Players18 Tournaments
49.Point Blank$248,597.75184 Players24 Tournaments
50.Forza Motorsport 2$222,000.0017 Players2 Tournaments