In a recent blog post, Valve announced that, starting with the MLG Columbus 2016 championship, each CS:GO Major Championship prize pool will be increased from $250,000 to $1,000,000.
As HLTV.org has pointed out, “the initially crowd-funded events have featured a $250,000 prize pool since their inception at the end of 2013, with 7 such tournaments having taken place so far.”
MLG have also revealed the distribution of the prize pool money to the 16 teams that participate, and it goes as:
- 1. $500,000
- 2. $150,000
- 3-4. $70,000
- 5-8. $35,000
- 9-16. $8,750
MLG Columbus 2016 will take place March 29th – April 3rd in Columbus, Ohio. The final qualifying round for the remaining 8 teams to move on to MLG Columbus takes place this week, February 26th – 28th.