Thunderpick Hosting CSGO World Championship with a Record-Breaking Bitcoin Prize

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We live in a world today where games are more than just a pastime! Competitive gaming has gone mainstream, and players can win thousands of dollars. With several esports now getting sponsorships and recognition internationally, the way we see games has completely changed.

But of all the different e-gaming championships making their rounds on the internet, the Thunderpick World Championship, previously known as Thunderpick Bitcoin Series, seems to be the most captivating. And there are several reasons responsible for the 2023 Thunderpick CSGO World Championship rise to fame.

If you are here, it’s probably because you heard about the record-breaking Bitcoin prize Thunderpick promises to offer the 2023 CSGO World Championship winner. So, join us as we delve into the details about its sponsor, the prize, and why there has been so much fuss about this event.

What is Thunderpick?

Thunderpick is a licensed online casino and sportsbook. Established in 2017 and located in Curacao, Thunderpick offers a huge selection of markets.

As an online platform, it offers various payment options ranging from fiat currency to cryptocurrencies. Since its inception, Thunderpick has partnered with diverse bodies, particularly the high-profile North American esports organization Evil Geniuses which helped develop its reputation.

Due to these partnerships, Thunderpick has geared itself toward the fast-growing esports community. Today, despite Thunderpick being the best esports betting platform, it also features well over 400 extensive sports events to bet on, including events from football, basketball, and boxing leagues, to mention a few.

About the CSGO World Championship 2023

CSGO, also known as Counter Strike Global Offensive, is a first-person multiplayer shooter game developed in 2012 by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. The game is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series that gained so much attention that a major championship was created for it. The CSGO tournaments are so competitive, with massive prize pools.

The CSGO World Championship 2023 kicked off in July and run till November. And the best part is that Thunderpick, a crypto betting company has bared it on their shoulders to sponsor this year’s tournaments.

This competition will consist of the regional qualifiers and LAN finals. And, interestingly the prize pool will be paid out in Bitcoin, which is Thunderpick’s way of encouraging cryptocurrency adoption.

What is the Thunderpick Prize for CSGO World Championship 2023?

Previous CSGO World Championship has had a prize pool of about $100,000 or less shared about the top participants. But this year, Thunderpick has decided to turn things around in the competition by breaking the record to sponsor it with a whopping $600,000 pool prize. This will be the first time in the history of CSGO tournaments that a pool prize this high will be up for grabs by participants.

The pool prized and sponsored by Thunderpick will be shared amongst the top five qualifiers. The first four qualifiers will get $25,000 each, while the finalist will get the grand prize of $500,000.

Assisting Thunderpick in organizing this event is a reputable Berlin-based esports data company, GRID. The announcement of Thunderpick’s record-breaking sponsorship came less than a month after partnering with Evil Geniuses.

Popular Tournaments Thunderpick Sponsored

There is so much fuzz about Thunderpick’s announcement of its sponsorship deal for the 2023 CSGO World Championship because of the record-breaking amount. Note that the 2023 CSGO World Championship isn’t the first time Thunderpick has sponsored the CSGO tournaments or similar tournaments. Below are some of the popular esports tournaments sponsored by Thunderpick.

Thunderpick CSGO Bitcoin Series #1

The Thunderpick Bitcoin Series #1 is one of the most popular CSGO online tournaments from early last year. Officially, it kick-started on 17th January 2022 and ran till 7th Match 2022. What made this CSGO tournament so popular was that it consisted of 23 teams with a chance at winning up to 1.2 Bitcoin prize pool with at least $75,000 guaranteed.

Thunderpick CSGO Bitcoin Series #2

The Thunderpick Bitcoin Series #2 is another popular CSGO online tournament held late last year. This tournament kicked off on 28th November 2022 and ran till 6th February 2023. The tournament was made possible and organized by FISSURE but sponsored by Thunderpick.

A total of 16 teams competed in a Swiss format for a prize pool of $80,000 in this competition. In a Swiss format, the top 8 teams will qualify to play in a Play-In stage, whereas they will compete in a Double elimination bracket where two will be qualified to play in the playoffs along with two invites.


As you can see, the CSGO tournaments are well-known globally, and Thunderpick strategically positioning itself as the biggest sponsor is no mistake.

Considering Thunderpick is one of the big names for esports betting platforms, sponsoring one of the most popular esports tournaments is a marketing strategy to get its name to the target audience interested in the event.

This way, it will be able to get new users and increase the number of bets placed on its platform. Hopefully, Thunderpick will continue in its feat to sponsor more esports tournaments.