Regional Minor Championship: Europe

Dreamhack is hosting Europe’s Regional Minor in Tours, France this weekend. Eight European teams advanced through two online qualifiers for the chance to win their share of the $50,000 prize pool and qualify for the upcoming CS:GO Major. Catch all the action streaming live on Twitch and GOTV beginning with Saturday’s Group Stage at 11:40 CEST. The best-of-three playoff games begin at 11:20 CEST on Sunday and Monday.

Art Contest & Regional Minor: Asia


We are happy to announce the first CS:GO contest with the Polycount video game art community! Contestants will create new finishes for various weapons that our art team will judge. Winners will have their finishes added to an upcoming CS:GO weapon case.

We have shipped over 90 weapon finishes made by the CS:GO community with each finish earning over $40,000 on average.

To get involved head over to the Polycount website and read the contest rules.
We’re excited to see the designs the Polycount community creates.

Regional Minor Championship: Asia


CS:GO’s Regional Minor Championships are underway, and we’ve already added two teams from the CIS region to our LAN Qualifier roster. Congratulations to Empire and Fluffy Gangsters!

Now our attention turns to Seoul, where eight teams will battle for their chance at qualifying for CS:GO’s next Major and the lion’s share of a $50,000 prize pool. Join us this week for the PGL KeSPA Regional Minor Championship Asia.

The event begins May 5th, with the playoffs taking place the 6th through 8th, streamed live on Twitch and in-client for CS:GO players in the region. The weekend broadcast begins at 18:00 KST (Korea Standard Time, UTC +9) so don’t miss it!

Trichromacy

Today’s update introduces the all-new Chroma 3 Case, featuring a series of community designed weapon finishes, as well as a chance at a rare knife with one of the six finishes featured in the original Chroma Case.

Regional Minor Championship: CIS Region


The CS:GO Regional Minor Championships are set to begin this week, starting with the CIS region.

The event starts Thursday, April 28th at 10:00 CEST, with the playoffs beginning Saturday, April 30th at 12:45 CEST.

If you’re in the CIS region, you’ll be able to view the playoffs in-client. Otherwise, head to the StarLadder Twitch channel and check it out!

Nuclear Option


Today, we’re reintroducing Nuke to the Active Duty map group, and moving Inferno to the reserves.

Nuke will be featured as one of the seven maps played at the CS:GO Major Championship at ESL One Cologne 2016. So queue up, put it through its paces, and send us your feedback!

ESL One Cologne 2016

CS:GO’s Next Major

Today we’re excited to announce that the next CS:GO Major Championship will take place in July at ESL One Cologne, with playoff matches held in the LANXESS Arena.

Taking place July 5 – 10 in Cologne, Germany, the next CS:GO Major Championship will feature the top eight teams (Legends) from MLG Columbus 2016, who will compete against eight Challengers decided by a LAN qualifier. The qualifier will include the eight teams eliminated in the group stage of MLG Columbus 2016, as well as eight teams identified through Regional Minor Championships.

Legends and Challengers will battle for the title of CS:GO Major Champion, as well as the lion’s share of a $1,000,000 prize pool. The entire event will be streamed live via continuous coverage by ESL, with all matches featured on the official stream.

For more information about ESL One Cologne, please visit: http://esl-one.com/csgo/cologne-2016/

Minor Adjustment

For the upcoming Regional Minor Championships, we’re raising the stakes while making some adjustments to format: the winner of the Regional Minor Championship will take home the largest portion of the $50,000 prize pool, and both finalists (identified via double-elimination playoff) will be invited to the Major’s offline qualifier.

To accommodate a wider range of teams, players are now allowed to participate if they played in the most recent Major, provided their team does not consist of three or more players who played together in that event (such teams would already be directly invited to the qualifier or Major).

Regional Minor Championships are set to begin in May:

Europe Region – Hosted by DreamHack
CIS Region – Hosted by StarLadder
Asia Region – Hosted by PGL
Americas Region – TBD