Valve just announced that the ESL One Katowice 2015 tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will have a nice $250,000 prize pool. It's not an actual pool that the winners can swim in, but that's still a lot of money.
Taking place at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland from March 12-15, the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will feature the eight quarter-finalists from DreamHack Winter 2014. They will be joined by eight teams to be determined through upcoming qualifiers. All of the matches will be streamed live via continuous high-quality coverage provided by ESL.

For the first time, the tournament qualifiers will take place offline at a special LAN event, with funding for both the event and travel support for all participating teams provided by Valve.

CS:GO Major tournaments draw record-breaking audiences, with more than 500,000 concurrent viewers watching the Grand Finals at DreamHack Winter 2014. Last year witnessed explosive growth for CS:GO, with player numbers growing by more than 250% and content contributors grossing more than $3.5 million dollars selling their items and maps for the game.

You can find out more about Katowice 2015 at the Katowice 2015 website. Isn't that nice how it works out like that? You can look forward to that tournament kicking off in the middle of March.