Back in July we announced the Dreams & Nightmares Workshop Contest, a $1 mil art event offering the ten winning entries $100,000 each for their dream or nightmare themed weapon finish for CS:GO.
By the time the deadline for submissions hit in October, we had received over 15,000 entries.
The CS:GO team reviewed the amazing work from artists and teams from all parts of the globe, and decided that ten winners wouldn’t be enough. So, an additional seven winning submissions were selected (17 winning entries total) for a grand total prize pool of $1.7 million.
The winning submissions were produced by 24 different artists, of which 14 were first-time contributors to the workshop. We’re currently contacting the winners, and will work with them over the coming weeks as we prepare their items to get shipped in the game.
We want to thank everyone who took the time to contribute their work. We hope to see more from you in the future.
Today we are releasing the Battlefield 2042 Sticker Capsule, featuring 12 unique stickers from EA’s incoming shooter, Battlefield 2042, releasing November 19th on Steam!
So get your Wingsuit and be Ready for Battle; the stickers are now available in-game!
After nearly two years, CS:GO has finally crowned a new Major Champion. In front of a roaring Stockholm arena and with record breaking viewership, NAVI took the grand final from G2 in dramatic double-overtime fashion and closed out the series 2-0.
Today we’re releasing player autograph capsules to celebrate the champions and other finalists from the PGL Stockholm 2021 Major. You’ll find s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, b1t, and Perfecto in the Champions Autographs capsule, with autographs in paper, holo, and gold.
All of the other finalists can be found in the Finalists Autographs capsule, also with autographs in paper, holo, and gold.
Ready to show your support for these legends of CS:GO? 50% of the proceeds are shared with the players and organizations taking part in the Major.
Hot off their live performance at the Major, you can grab the Verkkar’s Flashbang Dance Music Kit (featuring Counter-Strike icon Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert). Grab a music kit and give their ears a ring!
We started with 24 of the world’s best teams, and now we’re down to the final eight as we enter the Champions Stage of the 2021 Stockholm Major.
G2 and NaVi went undefeated in the Legends Stage–comfortably earning their playoff spot–while FURIA, Heroic, and Gambit recovered from day 1 losses with two straight wins. The remaining finalists were decided in dramatic fashion on the fifth day, with Vitality, Virtus.Pro and Ninjas in Pyjamas each going to the third map in their best-of-three series to earn their trip to the Champions Stage.
Watch live coverage beginning 4 November on Steam.tv, in GOTV, or on one of several other streaming platforms to see which team will become the next CS:GO Major Champions.
Don’t forget to make your playoff picks in the Pick’Em Challenge before the matches begin. And if you haven’t picked up a Viewer Pass yet, it’s not too late! You can find the Viewer Pass, along with Team Sticker Capsules and Team Patch Packs on the 2021 Stockholm Major Steam page.
After two long years, the Major has finally returned. Join us for the next two weeks as 24 teams battle for their share of a $2,000,000 prize pool and the chance to be crowned CS:GO’s next Major Champion!
There’s still time to support your favorite teams at the Major by picking up a Viewer Pass or some team stickers and patches. And don’t forget to make your picks in the Pick’Em challenge before the first matches begin!
It’s been a while, so here’s a quick recap on how the Majors work:
First, teams are sorted through Regional Major Ranking events, and the number of teams invited from each region depends on how well that region performed in the last Major. The top 8 ranked teams are invited as Legends, the next 8 as Challengers, and the last 8 as Contenders.
Then, the Major begins with the ‘Challengers’ stage where Challengers and Contenders compete in a Swiss format (three wins and you move on, three losses and you’re eliminated).
Next is the ‘Legends’ stage, where Legends face off against the top 8 from the prior stage, again in a Swiss format.
Finally, the top 8 teams reach the Playoffs, a single-elimination bracket where the winner takes all!
Click here for more information on the PGL Stockholm 2021 Major.