$19.2 million awarded in prize money in 2022's CS:GO pro scene
In 2022, the total prize pool of all tournaments held in the CS:GO pro scene amounted to $19,257,191, according to the statistics provided by esports wiki Liquipedia.
IEM Rio Major 2022 became the competition with the highest cash reward for participants – $1.25 million. The $1 million mark was also reached at four other tournaments: IEM Katowice 2022, PGL Major Antwerp 2022, IEM Cologne 2022 and BLAST Premier World Final 2022.
The leaders in terms of prize money won are FaZe with $1,861,750. Rounding out the top three best teams of the year in this respect are G2 and Heroic, whose tournament earnings amounted to $887,250 and $847,500, respectively.
The top 20 teams in terms of prize money won in 2022 looks as follows:
Compared to last year, the total prize pool of all CS:GO events decreased by 10.5%. In 2021, a total of $21,283,394 were awarded in prize money in the pro scene.