Gaming prizes have increased in monetary value as the industry has grown. What started out as a favourite past time, grew into a competitive sport, with gaming prizes becoming bigger and bigger as the entire industry continues to boom.

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With the VS Gaming Festival looming with an enticingly R1.5 million prize pool, we thought we’d look at some of the biggest and most lavish gaming prizes that have surely changed the winners’ lives.

Dota 2

You can’t think eSports without immediately thinking Dota 2. This free-to-play MOBA is one of the most popular competitive video games out there. Teams from around the world battle it out to stand a chance to win some of the biggest gaming prizes in the industry.

It’s estimated that Dota 2 has given away more than $100 million in gaming prizes across 748 tournaments between 1953 players.

League of Legends

As one of the most popular MOBA games out there, League of Legends has made many gamers’ dreams come true with some of the huge gaming prizes given at tournaments. One of the biggest and most life-changing gaming prizes was given during the World Championships in 2014. During this tournament, 16 teams from around the world competed for huge gaming prizes, including a $1 million paycheque which went to winning Korean team, Samsung Galaxy White.

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StarCraft II

This military science fiction real-time strategy video game has awarded many gaming prizes to gamers with sore thumbs and throbbing eyeballs.

It’s estimated that the popular game that has been around since 2010 has awarded $22,994,001.90 in gaming prize pools in tournaments around the world.

Call of Duty

The release of Call of Duty games are marked by Call of Duty Championships. These give gamers the opportunity to win massive gaming prizes, including a more than $2 million prize pool.

Every year players compete to stand a chance to win their share of the huge gaming prizes.

Which are some of the gaming prizes that would change your life? Drop us a comment below and let us know.

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