13.03.2018
Deconstructing ESL India Premiership’s 2018 Prizepool
With a 1 crore rupees prize pool, ESL India Premiership is one of the biggest esports leagues in the region.

ESL India Premiership returns to the 2018 competitive season with a bigger prize pool as well as minor format changes. Pegged at INR 1 crore or $154,000, the prize pool propels the Premiership as a prominent esports tournament in the Asian region as well puts us at par with a handful of international events.

But, how is the prize pool divided amongst the three seasons and more importantly, between the three games? Let’s find out!

SEASON WISE BREAKDOWN

SUMMER

FALL

WINTER

INR 33,30,000

INR 33,30,000

INR 33,30,000

GAME WISE BREAKDOWN

CS:GO

DOTA 2

CLASH ROYALE

INR 45,00,000

INR 45,00,000

INR 10,00,000

MASTER LEAGUE BREAKDOWN FOR EACH SEASON

PLACE

CS:GO

DOTA 2

CLASH ROYALE

1

INR 5,00,000

INR 5,00,000

INR 1,00,000

2

INR 2,50,000

INR 2,50,000

INR 50,000

3-4

INR 1,25,000

INR 1,25,000

INR 25,000

5-8

INR 75,000

INR 75,000

INR 12,500

9-12

INR 37,500

INR 37,500

INR 7,500

TOTAL

INR 14,50,000

INR 14,50,000

INR 2,80,000

CHALLENGER SERIES AND STARTER CUP

As you know, each season will host ONE Master League, THREE Challenger Series and THREE Starter Cups.  At the end of every monthly phase, the top two contestants across the different game titles participating in the Challenger Series and Starter Cups will be eligible to receive prizes as well. The distribution for this tier is as follows:

CHALLENGER SERIES BREAKDOWN FOR EACH PHASE

PLACE

CS:GO

DOTA 2

CLASH ROYALE

1

INR 10,000

INR 10,000

INR 2,500

2

INR 5,000

INR 5,000

INR 1,500

STARTER CUP BREAKDOWN FOR EACH PHASE

PLACE

CS:GO

DOTA 2

CLASH ROYALE

1

INR 1,500

INR 1,500

INR 500