CS:GO Devs announced today that starting with MLG Columbus Major, every Major would have a prize pool of $1 Million.
Pleased to announce: beginning with MLG Columbus 2016, each CS:GO Major Championship prize pool will be $1,000,000. https://t.co/610MbeM2xL
— cs:go (@csgo_dev) February 23, 2016
There have been 7 Valve Sponsored Majors till today and each Major has had a prize pool of $250,000.
This definitely will please a lot of the fans and players around the world as CS:GO has been lagging behind other e-sports in terms of the prize money despite having a huge spurt in popularity.
There will be 3 Majors this year and the first event is to be held on March 29th until April 3rd. The prestige of winning this event now has an added financial incentive of a $1,000,000 prize pool.
MLG Columbus Prize Distribution
✔ First North American #MLGCSMajor
✔ First $1,000,000 Prize Pool
— MLG (@MLG) February 24, 2016