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6 Highest-Paying Esports Games Of 2020 So Far

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Despite the world grinding to a halt, esports continues to thrive.

In 2019, global revenue from esports topped $1billion and with the popularity of competitive increasing, gamers and sponsors continue to see the benefits.

But, what about during a pandemic?

Though many big tournaments have been cancelled, the gaming goes on at home and viewing figures are rising each month.

New research from esports betting company Unikrn has revealed the biggest esports of 2020 so far by prize money won**.

1. DOTA 2

 

Prize money (2020): $6,000,000

Tournaments: 54

Average prize: $111,111

Prize money (all-time): $224,300,000

The highest-paid game in esports continues to lead the way when it comes to prize money in 2020.

Last year, the game offloaded $52million in prize money with The International 2019 contributing to $34.3million of that.

Winning team OG picked up $15.6million between their five members, each taking home more than Tiger Woods at the 2019 Masters ($2.07million)

2. CS:GO

 

Prize money (2020): $4,900,000

Tournaments: 96

Average prize: $51,042

Prize money (all-time): $96,200,000

The most active game in 2020, CS:GO has had tournaments going out almost every week.

Since the start of the year, the average number of Twitch viewers watching streamers and matches has almost tripled from 45,000 viewers in January to 120,000 viewers in April.

3. Rainbow Six Siege

 

Prize money (2020): $4,000,000

Tournaments: 18

Average prize: $222,222

Prize money (all-time): $12,100,000

This year’s Six Invitational 2020 in February saw a $3million prize pot, higher than any previous year.

Despite being released in 2015, Rainbow Six Siege’s popularity continues to grow.

As of this month, the game has surpassed 60 millions players worldwide.

4. League of Legends

 

Prize money (2020): $2,900,000

Tournaments: 26

Average prize: $111,538

Prize money (all-time): $75,600,000

The real-time strategy game developed by Riot Games is the fourth highest-paying game in history with over $75million in prize money.

The publisher announced last month that it was having to cancel this year’s Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), the game’s second largest international annual event.

However, fans will be excited for the start of the LPL that begins this weekend.

5. Rocket League

 

Prize money (2020): $1,500,000

Tournaments: 17

Average prize: $88,235

Prize money (all-time): $8,900,000

Rocket League has recently stepped into the mainstream with the BBC broadcasting the European Spring Series last month.

Previously, Season 9 of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) saw almost $1million paid out across the tournament from February to April.

6. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)

 

Prize money (2020): $1,500,000

Tournaments: 21

Average prize: $71,429

Prize money (all-time): $22,000,000

Another esport that has had to cancel a big tournament. In PUBG’s case, the PGS 2020 in Berlin was set to go ahead in April.

The creators have since committed to hosting four events around the world in 2020 as long as it adheres to government advice.

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A spokesperson for Unikrn said: “Postponing The International 2020 was the responsible choice from Valve, and it is only making this event larger and more anticipated.

“In the first 24 hours, The International compendium earned $24,000,000 from fans supporting the event, putting it on pace to be the largest esports prize in history.

“This enthusiasm isn’t unique to DOTA 2. Esports are continuing to accelerate in popularity, especially during these unprecedented times.”

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** Statistics taken from www.esportsearnings.com (does not include charitable prize money, salaries, earning reductions)

HIGHEST-PAYING ESPORTS OF 2020 (BY PRIZE MONEY)

2020 prize money No. of tournaments Average prize money
Game
DOTA2 $6,000,000 54 $111,111
CS:GO $4,900,000 96 $51,042
Rainbow Six: Siege $4,000,000 18 $222,222
League of Legends $2,900,000 26 $111,538
Rocket League $1,500,000 17 $88,235
PUBG $1,500,000 21 $71,429
Hearthstone $1,200,000 8 $150,000
Magic The Gathering $1,100,000 1 $1,100,000
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare $1,100,000 19 $57,895
Arena of Valor $827,000 2 $413,500

HIGHEST-PAYING ESPORTS OF ALL-TIME (BY PRIZE MONEY)

Total Prize Money 2020 prize money No. of tournaments Average prize money
Game
DOTA2 $224,300,000 $6,000,000 54 $111,111
CS:GO $96,200,000 $4,900,000 96 $51,042
Fortnite $85,300,000 $600,000 3 $200,000
League of Legends $75,600,000 $2,900,000 26 $111,538
Starcraft $32,800,000 $500,000 46 $10,870
PLAYERUNKNOWN $22,000,000 $1,500,000 21 $71,429
Overwatch $21,700,000 $12,000 2 $6,000
Hearthstone $21,200,000 $1,200,000 8 $150,000
Heroes of Storm $18,100,000 $4,000 1 $4,000
Arena of Valor $14,600,000 $827,000 2 $413,500


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Anzu Signs Exclusivity Deal with Axis Games

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Anzu, the world-leading provider of in-game advertising, has expanded its cooperation with independent game developer Axis Games.

After successfully integrating the ad platform solution into Axis Game’s mobile version of Axis Football League, the expansion will bring Anzu’s blended in-game ads to a growing set of Axis Football gaming titles on PC and console devices.

The exclusive deal is happening at an opportune time for Axis Games as the company plans to start an esports league this year and stream its matches during the upcoming NFL season, which aligns well with the player database, 95% of whom are US-based. The blended in-game banner and video ads will assist with transforming the digital gaming environment into one that more closely replicates the atmosphere of real-world NFL games.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with Anzu. Their ability to supply relevant and dynamic ad content will add a large amount of life, immersion, and realism to the stadiums in our game,” Danny Jugan, President of Axis Games, said.

“We are delighted to expand our relationship with Axis Games, and it’s coming at a great time as they prepare to launch and stream their esports league. As game developers, they continue to show their creativity through innovative game features, and this next step – adding in-game ads to their PC and console football games – will deliver a better user experience for players and those watching the live stream,” Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO of Anzu, said.


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Stats Perform Extends its Partnership with Australian National Basketball League

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Sports data and AI technology company Stats Perform has extended its multi-year, exclusive official betting data and streaming partnership with Australia’s rapidly growing Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL).

The combination of Stats Perform’s premium in-stadium ultrafast data, low latency live streaming and high quality basketball creates premium in-play betting experiences that are trusted by leading odds providers and licensed sports betting operators and their customers.

“Few global basketball leagues can rival the NBL’s atmosphere, quality and entertainment. We’re honoured to have been trusted to safely deliver high quality NBL betting experiences to their growing global audience for a number of years. In that time we’ve seen the competition and our partnership go from strength to strength, and we’re excited to continue working together to drive future growth,” Alex Rice, Stats Perform Chief Rights Officer, said.

Stats Perform has also been announced as an official integrity partner of the NBL. Stats Perform’s Integrity Operations team will support the NBL in its innovative approach to preventing match manipulation and betting fraud through monitoring and intelligence.

“The NBL is almost unrecognisable from when we first started working with Stats Perform but whilst many things have change our need for a trusted partner to safely manage and grow our betting rights distribution has stayed the same and we’re very pleased to renew our partnership,” Brad Joyner, Chief Commercial Officer of Hungry Jack’s NBL, said.

The NBL official betting data and betting live streaming rights form part of Stats Perform’s betting content portfolio which also includes Spanish La Liga soccer, French Ligue 1 soccer, MLS soccer, WTA Tennis and numerous other sports and competitions. The rights are safely distributed to licensed sportsbooks to create exceptional trusted betting experiences online, on mobile and in retail betting venues.


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NSoft’s numbers betting for Fortuna Czechia’s web

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Fortuna Czechia has integrated NSoft’s numbers betting games into its existing online business for the Czech Republic’s market. Lucky Six, the most popular draw-based betting game from NSoft, is now available to Fortuna Czechia’s online players. The web integration has also included Lucky X and Next Six, irreplaceable companions of Lucky Six evergreen.

Lucky Six by NSoft has been thriving in Fortuna Czechia shops. The game was first released at the beginning of 2019 in retail. It exceeded and doubled the results compared to the initial expectations and projections. The popularity of the game among Fortuna Czechia’s players has paid off for one lucky winner in particular. Namely, in February 2020, a lucky Lucky Six’s player won an impressive amount of 24.9K EUR.

“Lucky Six excels. The game is popular at every market and on every channel. Neat design and simplicity are the main assets of Lucy Six followed by clean backend solution and constant improvement of user experience and user interface. It really stands out. We are very happy to have it integrated into Fortuna Czechia web as well, after a successful year and a half in Fortuna’s bet shops” stated Karlo Kralj, Regional Sales Manager at NSoft.

“Based on a great experience with the Lucky Six lottery launched in our retail stores in 2019, I’m happy to announce that also our online customers can enjoy this unique game on mobile and desktop. In addition to Lucky 6, we have introduced another 2 new games and I believe all of them will become very popular and attractive to both our existing and new customers,” said David Vaněk, CEO of Fortuna Czech Republic.


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