The CS:GO Major Championship Series is just a week away from the main event – the top sixteen CS:GO teams from around the world are set to battle in Krakow, Poland for the title of CS:GO Major Champion! Join in the competitive spirit by supporting your favorite teams and players. Team stickers, player autographs, and team graffiti are all available for purchase in-game or from the Steam Community Market, with 50% of the proceeds going to players and organizations.
Team Pick’Em Challenge
Use your Team Stickers as game pieces in the Team Pick’Em Challenge, a prediction game where you can earn points toward a Krakow 2017 Team Pick’Em Trophy.
Make your first set of predictions before the group stage begins – pick all of the teams that will advance to the playoffs, and predict the most (and least) successful teams. Make your second set of predictions after the group stage is over and before the playoffs begin – build a bracket and predict the Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Grand Final winners.
Make your picks and display your favorite teams with pride – the next CS:GO Major is almost here!
War Games are back as this week’s Operation Hydra event. You can now select the War Games you want from a lobby. Jump into a match and try out these unique twists on classic gameplay!
This week’s Operation Hydra event, Weapons Expert, is live! How deep is your weapon pool? Play a 5v5 best-of-30 match with a twist – once you buy a weapon, you can’t buy it again for the rest of the match. Coordinate with your team, grind the enemy out of weapons, and try to keep your best options available!
Operation Hydra features the all-new Operation Hydra Events–a 2v2 competitive mode, a 5v5 mode that requires broad weapon proficiency, and twists on classic game rules including a chance to play using a special heavy armor, low-gravity sniping, team deathmatch, knife and zeus-only, and others. There’s more – Operation Hydra features a set of new and returning community maps available for casual and competitive modes, along with a full Guardian Mission campaign, an Operation Coin upgradable to the new Diamond level, an Operation Journal with friends leaderboards, the opportunity to gain extra XP, Operation weapon drops, and the all new Operation Hydra Case!
For a limited time, the R8 Revolver and Negev are enabled in Competitive Matchmaking in order to evaluate their impact.
Over the past few weeks we’ve watched players use the newly adjusted weapons in the casual game modes, and the next step is to try them out in a competitive environment. We expect that the Negev will be a situational weapon that will require experimentation on the part of teams to be effective, so as a starting point its price has been lowered significantly.
Give them a shot and tell us what you think!