Sprain your thumb? Better get in shape as e-sports is the new game in town and its fans are crowdfunding event prizes.
The 2016 Halo World Championship had a total prize pool of $2.5 million, and the first place team took home $1 million. That’s the biggest first place prize in console e-sports history. Of that amount, the players from all over the world raised $1.5 million by crowdfunding from October 2015 to February 2016. Halo 5 is available on only the XBox, which shows how passionate the player/fans are today.
This article/op-ed piece is exhorting Call of Duty players to crowdfund $3 million for its championship matches.