Rankings
- Most Prize Money Awarded





This list represents the top 100 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 Games Awarding Prize Money


#1
$96,111,120.41
1847 Players
713 Tournaments

#2
$38,911,954.32
4650 Players
1851 Tournaments

#3
$31,635,643.78
7203 Players
2262 Tournaments

#4
$22,418,974.29
1639 Players
4211 Tournaments

#5
$10,771,935.77
2590 Players
573 Tournaments


6.Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft$7,971,160.991174 Players582 Tournaments
7.Heroes of the Storm$7,443,173.30821 Players356 Tournaments
8.StarCraft: Brood War$7,031,271.21553 Players389 Tournaments
9.Smite$6,643,162.75446 Players76 Tournaments
10.WarCraft III$4,683,904.11404 Players882 Tournaments
11.Halo 5: Guardians$4,432,730.97194 Players46 Tournaments
12.Call of Duty: Black Ops III$3,826,654.41380 Players72 Tournaments
13.World of WarCraft$3,041,837.61279 Players70 Tournaments
14.World of Tanks$2,856,496.59344 Players44 Tournaments
15.Heroes of Newerth$2,791,636.99805 Players366 Tournaments
16.Overwatch$2,686,748.501638 Players381 Tournaments
17.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare$2,598,295.00769 Players401 Tournaments
18.Counter-Strike: Source$2,427,204.62857 Players200 Tournaments
19.Super Smash Bros. Melee$2,050,930.601462 Players2125 Tournaments
20.CrossFire$1,846,373.15249 Players39 Tournaments
21.Halo 3$1,832,079.40163 Players32 Tournaments
22.Call of Duty: Ghosts$1,572,641.54153 Players74 Tournaments
23.Halo 2$1,489,362.47119 Players71 Tournaments
24.Call of Duty: Black Ops 2$1,448,149.70143 Players49 Tournaments
25.Quake III Arena$1,132,881.07231 Players96 Tournaments
26.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3$1,092,795.18155 Players34 Tournaments
27.Painkiller$1,015,000.0048 Players13 Tournaments
28.Turbo Racing League$1,000,000.0016 Players9 Tournaments
29.Defense of the Ancients$857,420.65451 Players94 Tournaments
30.Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare$845,830.23224 Players36 Tournaments
31.Gears of War 4$803,285.0084 Players22 Tournaments
32.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U$787,073.67828 Players568 Tournaments
33.Halo: Reach$772,089.9797 Players28 Tournaments
34.Street Fighter V$745,594.03129 Players53 Tournaments
35.H1Z1$740,572.0055 Players5 Tournaments
36.Ultra Street Fighter IV$730,620.23197 Players209 Tournaments
37.Vainglory$667,021.19237 Players30 Tournaments
38.Quake Live$663,245.95197 Players389 Tournaments
39.Quake 4$555,171.7288 Players50 Tournaments
40.Rocket League$526,962.95213 Players126 Tournaments
41.Mortal Kombat X$523,052.4297 Players61 Tournaments
42.Madden NFL 2017$504,000.0035 Players4 Tournaments
43.Dead or Alive 4$497,745.3145 Players13 Tournaments
44.KartRider$491,206.0061 Players18 Tournaments
45.Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings$485,600.00140 Players15 Tournaments
46.Guild Wars 2$476,005.50152 Players57 Tournaments
47.Halo 2 Anniversary$468,705.0595 Players20 Tournaments
48.FIFA 13$457,827.9850 Players61 Tournaments
49.Halo 4$430,748.7666 Players19 Tournaments
50.Counter-Strike Online$406,989.6070 Players11 Tournaments
51.Madden NFL 2013$400,000.008 Players1 Tournament
52.Team Fortress 2$385,744.96736 Players100 Tournaments
53.Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare$379,352.22376 Players74 Tournaments
54.Call of Duty: Black Ops$346,393.48117 Players21 Tournaments
55.Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition$342,565.65152 Players202 Tournaments
56.Paladins$332,241.5896 Players12 Tournaments
57.Rainbow Six Siege$298,744.9775 Players12 Tournaments
58.Project Gotham Racing 3$297,286.8533 Players10 Tournaments
59.Point Blank$293,597.75186 Players25 Tournaments
60.World in Conflict$293,338.2336 Players11 Tournaments
61.Halo: Combat Evolved$264,281.00112 Players38 Tournaments
62.ShootMania Storm$261,687.0480 Players40 Tournaments
63.Doom 3$257,748.1614 Players4 Tournaments
64.Gears of War$252,195.5733 Players18 Tournaments
65.Super Smash Bros. Brawl$236,362.57468 Players320 Tournaments
66.FIFA 07$230,812.2334 Players12 Tournaments
67.Battlefield 4$230,297.85159 Players141 Tournaments
68.Forza Motorsport 2$222,000.0017 Players2 Tournaments
69.FIFA 08$207,129.9468 Players17 Tournaments
70.Killer Instinct (2013)$191,106.96112 Players38 Tournaments
71.F.E.A.R.$177,500.0020 Players5 Tournaments
72.Rainbow Six: Vegas$176,400.77137 Players7 Tournaments
73.Project M$159,825.99463 Players272 Tournaments
74.FIFA 15$143,283.15162 Players349 Tournaments
75.Unreal Tournament 2003$141,856.4130 Players13 Tournaments
76.Gears of War 2$135,000.000 Players5 Tournaments
77.Unreal Tournament 2004$133,969.3341 Players12 Tournaments
78.Mortal Kombat 9$133,631.6763 Players25 Tournaments
79.Tekken 7$133,176.3261 Players15 Tournaments
80.S.K.I.L.L. - Special Force 2$132,532.9382 Players21 Tournaments
81.Evolve$131,509.05110 Players33 Tournaments
82.Special Force$130,250.000 Players3 Tournaments
83.Tekken 6$118,874.6459 Players28 Tournaments
84.FIFA 09$117,718.3449 Players18 Tournaments
85.FIFA 16$114,943.5951 Players23 Tournaments
86.Quake II$113,600.0026 Players6 Tournaments
87.FIFA 10$113,126.7160 Players47 Tournaments
88.TrackMania Nations Forever$111,875.5976 Players40 Tournaments
89.Brawlhalla$106,341.49179 Players105 Tournaments
90.Unreal Tournament 3$104,977.827 Players4 Tournaments
91.FIFA 06$103,764.5314 Players9 Tournaments
92.Blade & Soul$103,401.1216 Players2 Tournaments
93.Clash Royale$103,109.2927 Players6 Tournaments
94.Soul Calibur IV$100,260.004 Players3 Tournaments
95.Mortal Kombat XL$100,071.3925 Players7 Tournaments
96.Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3$100,009.69169 Players147 Tournaments
97.Madden NFL 2006$100,000.001 Player1 Tournament
98.Madden NFL 2007$100,000.001 Player1 Tournament
99.Madden NFL 2008$100,000.001 Player1 Tournament
100.Madden NFL 2009$100,000.001 Player1 Tournament