E-Sport Crowdfunding Prize Money

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.

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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