The Awakener kill event had a total of $30k in price pool and was funded by a very generous follower of Zizaran. Zizaran made the choice to use all of the money to organize this huge PoE event, which resulted in a collection of all of the best PoE players competing for some of the big boss kills. Just to clarify, Zizaran had the option to keep some of the money but chose not to do so, in addition to that he excluded himself from winning a price at all. Here you can check out the winners for the different objectives completed. Most of them were boss kills. There was also a $4000 prize for the deepest delver.
Overall GGG seems very happy with how the event went and are “keen to bring more similar events to the community in the future”.