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.
In just over a week the next CS:GO Major Championship will get under way! At the opening Challengers Stage (September 5-9), we’ll watch the top two teams from each region (Americas, Asia, CIS, and Europe) battle the bottom eight teams from last Major’s Legends Stage.
However, next time we will not extend an invitation to every bottom eight team from the Legends Stage. The two teams who finish 0-3 in the London Legends Stage will need to qualify through the Minors for Katowice 2019.
And so, two teams will make an early exit from the Major Championship circuit. To replace them, two additional teams will qualify from the regional Minors: the third-place teams from each region will take part in a brief playoff, with the top two advancing to the main event.
(In other words, two regions will send an extra team to Katowice)
Which teams will live to fight another day and which two will get sent back to the drawing board? Join us in London and find out!
Today we’re releasing an all-new weapon for CS:GO, the MP5-SD!
Often imitated but never equaled, the iconic MP5 is perhaps the most versatile and popular SMG in the world. This SD variant comes equipped with an integrated silencer and features higher movement speed at the cost of some damage and accuracy on the move.
An alternative to the MP7, the MP5-SD is currently available Offline and in Official Casual and Deathmatch servers. Equip the MP5-SD in your inventory, jump into a match, and let us know what you think!
Starting today, CS:GO’s Panorama UI is active by default for players on all supported operating systems. If you haven’t already tried it out, jump into a game and see what’s new!
Today we’re also launching the Horizon Case, featuring 17 new community weapon finishes, along with four all-new knives!
The FACEIT London Minors are underway, but it’s never too early to prepare for the future. Today we’re announcing that the first CS:GO Major Championship of 2019 will take place in Katowice!
The action unfolds over three weeks, starting with the opening matches of the Challengers Stage on February 14th. The event then moves to the International Congress Center (ICC), where fans can watch the Legends Stage live from February 21-24th.
Finally, the eight Legends head to the massive Spodek Arena from February 28th to March 3rd, as they fight for the title of Major Champion and the lion’s share of the $1,000,000 prize pool!
For more information about the 2019 IEM Katowice Major, visit http://en.intelextrememasters.com/