Congratulations to NaVi and Astralis who will face off in Sunday’s FACEIT Major Grand Final!
NaVi swept the morning semifinal, beating MIBR 16:10 on Overpass and 16:5 on Dust II. Astralis took the second semifinal 2-0, beating Team Liquid 16:8 on Nuke and 16:7 on Mirage.
On September 5th, 24 teams began their pursuit of a CS:GO Major Championship. The Challengers Stage reduced the field from 24 to 16 and the Legends Stage determined the eight teams that will advance to the Champions Stage at London’s Wembley Arena. Complexity and Liquid finished with 3-0 records; Astralis, Big and Na’ Vi moved on at 3-1; and Faze, Hellraisers, and mibr made the cut by going 3-2.
Now, the eight Legends prepare for the final stage of the FACEIT London Major. Watch live coverage beginning Thursday at 14:15 UTC+1 on Steam.tv, on the official Twitch stream, and in-game on GOTV to see which team will become the next CS:GO Major Champions.
Don’t forget to make your Playoff picks now in the Pick’Em Challenge before the matches begin at 14:15 UTC+1!
If you need it, here is a link to a time zone converter.
Eight teams have been eliminated.
Eight legends have returned.
Eight teams will advance.
Watch this week as these 16 teams battle for a spot in the Champions Stage!
New CS:GO Steam Emoticons
If you’re watching the Major on Steam.tv, you can get all new Steam chat emoticons. To be eligible to receive emoticons, all you have to do is watch the Major on Steam.tv while logged in to a Steam Account with a license to the Full Edition of CS:GO.
The Major is about to begin and there are more ways to watch than ever! For a chance to receive collectible Souvenir Packages, view matches in-game through GOTV, on Steam.tv, or on Twitch with a linked Steam account.
Nuke and Inferno Collections
For the London Major we are introducing new weapon collections for Nuke (with contributions by Chemical Alia and Millenia), and Inferno (with contributions by kosear). You can find the new weapon finishes in Souvenir Packages during the event.
Each Souvenir Package contains a weapon from the collection of the map being played with golden stickers of the event, the participating teams, and a golden signature of the MVP from the round the souvenir dropped.
There’s still time to make your picks for the Challengers Stage, so don’t miss your chance to pick up some points toward a Pick’Em trophy!
Join us on September 5th for the FACEIT London Major, where twenty-four teams will compete over the course of three weeks to become the next CS:GO Major Champion!
Support Your Favorite Teams
The Major begins next week, but you can start supporting your favorite teams and players today. Team stickers, player autographs, and team graffiti are all available for purchase in-game, from the Steam Community Market, and from the Mega Bundle on Steam. 50% of the proceeds go to the players and organizations taking part in the FACEIT London Major.
Team Stickers can be used in the London 2018 Pick’Em Challenge. Earn points toward a Pick’Em Trophy by picking the best (and absolute worst) performing teams in the Challengers and Legends stages, and by building your bracket for the Playoffs. Watch the tournament to see how your picks turned out!
Watch Every Minute
The FACEIT London Major will be viewable on a wide range of platforms, including Twitch, Youtube, in-game via GOTV, and the new Steam.tv. For the first time, viewers will be able to watch the Major via GOTV even if they don’t own CS:GO–later today, CS:GO will be freely available for offline play and GOTV viewing by installing “CS:GO – Free” from the Steam Store.