We’re excited to announce CS:GO’s next Major Championship Series will be hosted by ELEAGUE, with Playoffs taking place in Boston, January 26-28.
Two teams from Regional Minor Championships in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and CIS regions will advance as contenders at the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier.
Asia – October 26-29, Seoul
CIS – October 26-29, Bucharest
Europe – November 2-5, Bucharest
Americas – November 2-5, Toronto
Contenders, Challengers, Legends
For the first time, the CS:GO Major Qualifier, Group Stage, and Playoffs will take place across consecutive weekends, with all stages of the event streamed live on Twitch, ELEAGUE.com and YouTube.
It starts with the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier (Jan. 12-15) and ELEAGUE Major Group Stage (Jan. 19-22) at the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta. The event culminates with the Playoffs (Jan. 26-28) at the Agganis Arena in Boston, with the winner taking home their share of the $1,000,000 prize pool and becoming CS:GO Major Champions!
For tickets and more information, visit www.eleague.com
Operation Hydra will be extended until November 13th, and operation passes are now 50% off! This will give new players who joined us recently a chance to spend some time playing operation maps and events.
After Operation Hydra ends, some of its most popular features will live on.
First, the most-played operation game modes during the final month of the operation will be added to CS:GO. Second, the most played operation maps of the final month in Competitive Matchmaking and Casual (currently Agency and Austria, respectively) will replace the least played maps in those modes.
Which maps and modes will end up in CS:GO? It’s up to you, so jump into a match and add some playtime to your favorites!
Today our favorite game becomes truly global as we welcome a massive community of the most dedicated gamers in the world. To all of the new players joining us through Perfect World in China, welcome to CS:GO!
Join CS:GO today!
Low-latency Chinese servers, instant Prime matchmaking status, it’s all free when you sign up for a CS:GO account through Perfect World and complete a quick identity verification process (CS:GO licenses are also available for purchase for your Perfect World account).
Perfect World players who join us in the first month will receive a free graffiti pattern and two free stickers, featuring art created by Perfect World. These stickers and graffiti will be available for purchase worldwide starting in October.
Today we’re also introducing the new Spectrum 2 Case, available to all CS:GO players worldwide. The case includes a series of community-designed weapon finishes, with a rare special item from the second generation of knives in Chroma finishes.
This week, players had a chance to evaluate changes to the Glock, P250, and unarmored aimpunch (click here for details). Those changes are now live, so jump on to a server and give them a try.
Congratulations to Gambit, the winners of PGL Krakow 2017! They take home $500,000 of the $1,000,000 prize pool. This is their first Major title.
Gambit came from behind to claim victory over Immortals. They lost Cobblestone(4-16) but then rallied to win on Train(16-11) and Inferno(16-10). If you missed any of the matches or want to watch the highlights, you can download all the games from the PGL Krakow 2017 tab in the WATCH menu.
We’d like to thank all the teams, everyone at PGL , and most of all the Counter-Strike community for making this tournament possible.
The road to the finals has seen its share of legends go down in flames. Astralis were overwhelmed by Gambit. Immortals stunned with a commanding win over Virtus.pro. Both teams will now battle to see who can win their first Major Championship.