League of Legends
The 2017 tournament, hosted in China, also grew a considerable prize pool of roughly $5 million. Riot once again in 2017 decided to take profits from skin sales to increase the prize pool. The initial pool was $2 million and 250 thousand dollars, however, Championship Ashe, the new championship skin for 2017, sold well. 25% of Championship Ashe and ward sales allowed the prize pool to grow. 24 teams battled until only SK TelecomT1 and Samsung Galaxy were the last 2 teams standing. Samsung Galaxy won dominantly with a 3-0 against SK TelecomT1 in The National Stadium(Birds Nest) in Beijing, allowing Samsung Galaxy to take home the 1st place prize pool of $1.8 million.