Earlier this month the world’s best national football teams competed in the Women’s World Cup in France for a total prize pool of $30m (£24m). The United States came out on top, bagging $4 million (£3.2m) for besting their competitors.
This weekend, another sports competition with a $30m prize pot takes place at Flushing Meadows, the home of the US Open tennis tournament. The victor will take home $3m (£2.4m), almost as much as the winners of the Women’s World Cup. Given the competition is being held at the home of a tennis grand slam tournament, it’s fitting that the winner will bag more than this year’s Wimbledon champions did. The sport that can attract such big prizes? Fortnite.