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Chinese eSports organization “Newbee eSports Club” set a world record by getting the biggest prize for eSports tournament after their team managed to win the grand final of the biggest tournament “The International 2014” and earned $ 5,028,308. 

In the United States The International 4 competes with the most popular sports. The prize pool of NBA Playoffs is $ 13,000,000 dollars and is shared between all the teams involved in the playoffs. The winners of the last competition received $ 2,300,000 dollars, that is 2.17 less than Newbee won.

Together with The International 2014 Valve managed to get ahead such prestigious golf tournaments, as The Open Championship ($ 8,800,000), The Masters ($ 9,000,000) and PGA Championship ($ 10,000,000). First “The Open Championship” was played in 1860, and the first “The International” – just three years ago. This shows how progressive cyber sport is nowadays. Prize pools get much bigger every year.

A starting prize pool of The International 2014 was $ 1,600,000. Thanks to the gaming community, amount of $ 9,328,675 was added. What’s interesting is that each player of the “Newbee” team had won more under one tournament, than any other cyber sportsman during his entire career.

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