About Awesome Games

Awesome Games

We're a group of twenty-somethings who love anything and everything gaming related. For many years now we've enjoyed playing games and it doesn't look like we're going to be growing out of this passion anytime soon.

There are five of us here at Awesome Games and we've been friends since school. Brought together by our love of playing games we came together to create this website because we knew we had something to share.

The idea behind this site is to create a one stop shop for gaming fans and to pass on some of the lessons we've learned over the last decade or so as well as enjoying and sharing what the gaming world has yet to offer us.read more


Best eSports Players

There are a number of players who have really made a name for themselves and we've chosen our top 10. We came up with this list because we consider them to have the greatest skill, star quality and to have had a great influence on the industry and eSports history.

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This multiplayer first-person shooter video game has been developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation. It was released in 2012 and is suitable for Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Linux platforms. It is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike...

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  • eSports Players Can Now Win Millions of Dollars


    In the last five years the payouts at top eSports competitions have become outrageous. Obviously, the size of the prize pool is no indication of the prestigiousness of the event, but it can make a big difference to who turns up to take part. When eSports prizes first started being given away they were minor items such as a Rolex or Ferrari car. While they were considered remarkable at the time, there is little comparison with the prizes given away nowadays. Many of the prize pools of today are large enough for players to retire on. Of course to win such a huge tournament you have to be world class player that has spent thousands of hours playing the same game. The majority of people are not like that so their only option is to gamble on the outcome of such tournaments. These are the top rated betting sites reviewed by experts that we could recommend you visit, if you want to learn more about betting and esports in general!

    Why are the eSports prize pools so big? A big part of it is the popularity of crowdfunding. Many developers are offering unique in-game items to players so that overall prize pools can be increased. Valve has been very successful at employing this kind of model and to date DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have been the best examples.

    eSports overall prize pools per tournament series

    To give you an idea of the kind of prizes to be won here's our list of the top 10 biggest prize pools on a tournament basis.

    The International 6 - $20.4 million: this is Valve's annual world championship in DOTA 2 and has been breaking prize pool records ever since the competition was first held. It is the most successful example of crowdfunded prize pools in the history of eSports. The winners if this event, Wings Gaming, took home a total of $9.1 million.

    The 2016 League of Legends World Championship - $5 million: the overall prize pool for this competition was increased for the first time because Riot Games has allowed the purchase of in-game items and it has been the largest event in the game's history in terms of prize money.

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  • Make Money Playing Video Games

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    Has anybody ever said that to you? Never a truer word has been spoken. And as a lover of video games you can pursue your passion and do something you love, every day of the year. Of course it's not going to be easy but how awesome would it be if you could earn a living playing video games? Success is not going to happen overnight, and it may even take more than a couple of years to reap any kind of rewards. Many gamers looking to make it a career, give up very quickly and end up hating something they once loved. We don't want that to be you, so here are some tips to help you find that dream job.

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