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$5 000 000?
The Riot's league announcement of their second season had broken the news exploding the community. Not a surprise - 5 million green reasons more to play League of Legends. The culmination is rapidly approaching, so it's time to summarize past tournaments and find out if the prize pool of the second season is as big as it was promised to be. Isn't there any couple of millions "left aside"?

The starting point is going to be July of 2011, when the finals of the first season were held. We will also count in those tournaments which started previous to but ended after the actual announcement.

According to Leaguepedia, there were 109 events held since that moment. 9 more tournaments are underway, while 4 more events will happen before October, 10th (when the second season starts). We will also see the same number of events after the second season final starts. It's certain that this list doesn't include many $100-$1000 tournaments. The cumulative prize pool of these events should consist of $3,000,000. The events are organized in chronological order. Some of the prize pools are not 100% precise because of the currency exchange rates.

Tournaments held between the end of the first season and the beginning of the second one:
  1. $9 825 - Tencent Game Arena Grand Prix 2011
  2. $32 000 - IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne
  3. $20 000 - 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Raleigh
  4. $4 250 - Newegg Summer Wanfest 2011
  5. $5 000 - Sound Blaster Nations Championship
  6. $2 500 - MobaFire Take Your Best Shot
  7. $2 000 - CSN Dawn of Champions Cup 2011
  8. $32 000 - IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou
  9. $20 000 - IGN ProLeague Season 3 - Atlantic City
  10. $30 000 - Samsung Euro Championship 2011
  11. $32 000 - IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York
  12. $2 500 - Rampage King of The Hill Series
  13. $50 000 - Tencent Games Carnival 2011
  14. $30 000 - 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Providence
  15. $34 000 - 2011 World Cyber Games/Main Tournament
  16. $5 000 - National ESL Premier League Season 2
  17. $4 000 - CLG's Last Call 2011
  18. $9 500 - World GameMaster Tournament 2012
  19. $32 000 - IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
  20. $3 190 - Kings of Europe
  21. $7 000 - IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo
  22. $2 552 - MobaFire King of the Union
  23. $1 276 - Cdiscount Cup 1
  24. $1 750 - Alienware Arena North America: Winter
  25. $1 750 - Alienware Arena Europe: Winter
  26. $25 000 - LoLPro.com Curse Invitational
  27. $100 000 - IEM Season VI - World Championship
  28. $5 000 - IGN ProLeague SXSW All-Stars
  29. $200 - CSN playLEGENDS Points Cup 1
  30. $14 000 - Fatal1ty Gaming Gear League of Legends Tournament
  31. $5 742 - HeartoWin Cup
  32. $1 000 - SK Trophy March
  33. $200 - CSN playLEGENDS Points Cup 2
  34. $638 - 4Players.de All or Nothing
  35. $1 914 - Absolute Pro League: March
  36. $1 276 - Cdiscount Cup 2
  37. $5 000 - Leaguecraft ggClassic
  38. $600 - RaidCall PLAY Cup 1
  39. $12 200 - The Gathering 2012
  40. $50 000 - IGN ProLeague Season 4 - Las Vegas
  41. $10 208 - Gamers Assembly 2012
  42. $200 - CSN playLEGENDS Points Cup 3
  43. 957 - DLCompare Pro Cup 1
  44. $3 000 - ESGN Intime Razer Championship
  45. $200 - CSN playLEGENDS Points Cup 4
  46. $1 276 - 4Players.de All or Nothing 2
  47. $10 300 - ESL Pro Series Germany/Spring 2012
  48. $10 000 - NVIDIA Game Festival 2012
  49. $12 761 - Absolute Pro League: April
  50. $1 800 - CSN playLEGENDS Finals
  51. $1 750 - Alienware Arena North America: Spring
  52. $1 750 - Alienware Arena Europe: Spring
  • Total: $651 065
Tournaments held after the announcement of the second season:
  1. $6 000 - Garena Premier League
  2. $9 500 - Insomnia45 LAN
  3. $1 918 - Solomid EU Tournament Circuit
  4. $10 000 - Corsair Vengeance Cup (started in March)
  5. $154 800 - OnGameNet The Champions Spring 2012 (started in Match)
  6. $1 279 - 4Players.de All or Nothing 311
  7. $6 500 - ESL Major Series/Season IX (started in December 2011)
  8. $1 279 - Cdiscount Cup 3 (started in April)
  9. $2 000 - Solomid NA Tournament Circuit
  10. $950 - Go4LoL Pro Asia Season 1
  11. $500 - RaidCall PLAY Cup 2
  12. $1 000 - SK Trophy May
  13. $1279 - In2LOL Kickoff EU Tournament
  14. $20 000 - Reign of Gaming International Invitational (started in April)
  15. $1279 - Esports Heaven Medion Challenge 2012
  16. $1279 - In2LOL Kickoff NA Tournament
  17. $40 000 - 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Spring
  18. $1 918 - League of Champions
  19. $5 790 - StarsWar 7
  20. $10 000 - GIGABYTE Esports LAN
  21. $40 000 - DreamHack Summer 2012
  22. $1279  - 4Players.de All or Nothing 4
  23. $3 837 - LDLC Nashor's Trophy
  24. $55 000 - Tencent Game Arena Grand Prix 2012
  25. $16 000 - Solomid NA Tournament Circuit (8 events)
  26. $1 918 - Absolute Arena Cup
  27. $12 792 - Absolute Pro League: May
  28. $3 837 - Leaguepedia NA Invitational
  29. $15 000 - National ESL Pro Series Season 3
  30. $1 000 - SK Trophy June
  31. $1279 - Absolute Arena Cup 2
  32. $1 000 - IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown/Qualifiers
  33. $1 950 - IGN ProLeague Season 5/Taiwanese Qualifiers
  34. $8 000 - Elite of Europe
  35. $1279 - League of Champions July
  36. $7 000  - Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade - 
  37. $1 000 - Absolute Arena Invitational
  38. $1 000 - RaidCall PLAY Cup 3
  39. $40 000 - European Challenger Circuit: Poland
  40. $1 000 - Cdiscount Cup 4
  41. $10 000 - 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Arena
  42. $3 000 - IGN ProLeague Elites
  43. $1 000 - SK Trophy July
  44. $40 000 - IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown
  45. $150 000 - Season Two/Regional Finals - Cologne
  46. $25 000 - Campus Gaming Party: Berlin
  47. $40 000 - 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship
  48. $4 003 - Insomnia46 LAN
  49. $9 000 - NLB Summer 2012
  50. $5 675 - Season Two/Regional Finals - Taipei
  51. $9 082 - ESL Pro Series Germany/Summer 2012
  52. $150 000 - Season Two/Regional Finals - Seattle
  53. $89 474 - OnGameNet The Champions Summer 2012
  54. $1279 - SK Trophy August
  55. $7 600 - CPL Shenyang 2012
  56. $9 000 - Season Two/Regional Finals - Da Nang
  57. $1279 - aAa Pro Challenge
  • Total: $1 046 834
    Ongoing tournaments:
    1. $4 000 - IGN ProLeague Season 5/North American Qualifiers (4 events)
    2. $4 000 - IGN ProLeague Season 5/European Qualifiers (4 events)
    3. $40 000 - Garena Premier League/Season 1
    4. $6 396 - ESL Major Series/Season X
    5. $11 039 - PLL Challenge
    6. $12 792 - The Siege
    7. $15 000 - National ESL Pro Series Season 4
    8. $11 039 - GIGABYTE StarsWar League
    • Total: $104 266
    Upcoming tournaments:
    1. $6 391 - DreamHack Valencia 2012
    2. $50 000 - IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Guangzhou
    3. MLG Pro Circuit/Fall/Arena
    • Total: $56 391+
      Tournaments planned after the finals of the second season:
      1. $100 000 - IGN ProLeague Season 5 (November)
      2. MLG Fall Championship 2012 (November)
      3. $24 000 - International eSports Festival 2012 (November)
      4. DreamHack Winter 2012 (November)
      • Total: $124 000+
        Putting everything together we get $1,982,556. The prize pools of 3 tournaments remain unknown. There is also no information about the events held in China plus many of the $100-$1000 tourneys which might give us the total close to $3,000,000.

        P.S.: If you think that some event is missing on the list, tell us about it in the comment section below. Please, don't forget to add a link with the prize money. Thank you.
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