Mobile might really be the future of everything soon, including esports. Several mobile game titles have been making headlines and breaking prize pool records, for most of the time, a tournament’s prize pool is a reflection of just how big an esports event is.
So far, the biggest esports prize pool in history is Dota 2 The International 10’s impressive US$40 million.
When it comes to the mobile game scene, which tournaments have the biggest mobile esports prize pools? Here are the top ten tournaments with the biggest mobile esports prize pools.
Mobile tournaments with the biggest mobile esports prize pools
10. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang MPL ID Season 8
MPL ID Season 8 Prize pool: US$300,000
MPL ID is Indonesia’s most popular MOBA tournament. MPL ID Season 8 offers the biggest mobile esports prize pool out of all the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional Leagues at about US$300,000.
This Season 8 is highlighted by a new Mobile Legends team, Rebellion Genflix joining the league, and the return of Muhammad “Wannn” Ridwan to EVOS Legends.
Check out MPL ID Season 8’s results and schedule here.
9. Free Fire Continental Series
Free Fire Continental Series prize pool: US$900,000
The Free Fire Continental Series recorded 2 million views last year, featuring teams from the EMEA, America, and Asia. The tournament boasted a US$900,000 prize pool across all three regions.
Free Fire is Garena’s most successful multiplayer battle royale game.
8. PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 Finals
PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 Finals prize pool: US$1,200,000
Nova Esports bagged the PUBGM Global Championship Season 0: Finals 2020, taking home a whopping US$700,000. They bested other PUBGM teams like Four Angry Men, Natus Vincere, and Team Secret.
7. Peacekeeper Elite Championship 2021
Peacekeeper Elite Championship 2021 prize pool: US$1,848,614
The Peacekeeper Elite Championship (PEC) has been held three times over the last few years, and this year, it’s offering a US$1.8 million prize pool. Nova Esports won the last PEC tournament with US$751,000.
Peacekeeper Elite is the Chinese version of PUBGM.
5. Free Fire World Series 2021
Free Fire World Series 2021 prize pool: US$2,000,000
Singapore hosted the Free Fire World Series 2021, the game’s first offline tournament since it shifted to an online format in 2020.
This tournament holds the record for the biggest mobile esports prize pool in Free Fire history. It is tied with CODM World Championship’s US$2,000,000 prize pool.
5. Call of Duty Mobile World Championship 2021
Call of Duty Mobile World Championship 2021 prize pool: US$2,000,000
The Call of Duty Mobile World Championship was the first mobile gaming esports tournament to record a US$1 million prize pool. In the most recent year, the tournament doubled its prize money to US$2,000,000.
A total of 16 teams will compete at the CODM World Championship 2021 later this year.
4. Peacekeeper Elite League 2021 Season 3
Peacekeeper Elite League 2021 Season 3 prize pool: US$3,140,515
The Peacekeeper Elite League is a local championship featuring China-based teams. With a US$3.1 million prize pool, this local tournament is surprisingly even bigger than its World Championship tournament.
3. PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021
PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021 prize pool: US$6,000,000
The top battle royale teams from around the world will compete in the biggest PUBGM esports event. The tournament will offer an astounding US$6 million prize pool, the biggest mobile esports prize pool in PUBGM history.
The Southeast Asian region will receive the highest seeding and field three teams.
2. Honor of Kings World Champion Cup 2021
Honor of Kings World Champion Cup 2021 prize pool: US$7,719,867
While most of the titles on this list are battle royale games, the top two mobile game tournaments with the biggest mobile esports prize pools belong to the MOBA genre.
China’s Honor of Kings World Champion Cup 2021 handed out US$3.2 million to its championship winning team, QG Happy.
1. Arena of Valor World Cup 2022
Arena of Valor World Cup 2022 prize pool: US$8,000,000
Another Tencent Games title, Arena of Valor has the biggest mobile esports prize pool in the mobile game scene.
The upcoming Arena of Valor World Cup (AWC) 2022 will combine Arena of Valor and Honor of Kings. AWC 2022 is expected to exceed US$8,000,000, higher than any other prize pool that either games have offered in the past.
This has been translated from Jedsada Chanapinijwong’s original Thai article.