On the official Counter-strike: Global Offensive blog, Valve has released an announcement. All Majors, as in tournaments, have had the prize pool of $250,000 which has never been exceeded by any tournament until now. Starting with the upcoming MLG Columbus 2016, which takes place March 29 through April 3, all future CS:GO majors will have a prize pool of $1 million!

With this kind of financial support that Valve is putting into CS:GO, they hope to bring in even more players and viewers. According to Valve, CS:GO was the second-most watched game on Twitch in 2015, League of Legends being the first, of course.

On a side note, Valve has released another update for CS:GO fixing some current bugs. You can check the release notes.

Links: Official Counter-strike: Global Offensive blog, Valve, release notes, MLG CS:GO press release