Alibaba is a technology company who has recently announced their creation of a tournament that will have record breaking prize pools. It is predicted by the company that the tournament will cost $15 million or more USD. The company stated they will have multiple eSports game tournaments for games including Dota 2, CS:GO, Hearthstone and Starcraft 2.
Alibaba has also stated that the prize pools for each of these tournaments will be 1.5 million for Dota 2 and CS:GO as well as 400.000 and 300.000 for Hearthstone and Starcraft 2 respectively. For CS:GO this is the biggest prize pool in he history of Counter Strike. In fact it even surpasses the Valve events for the game making it a historical tournament.
This tournament is one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year and will likely make a huge impact on eSports leading to the influence of other companies taking an interest in the competitive gaming scene. It is the beginning of the growth of eSports and the start of something new for the passion we all love.