Mark your calendar and clear your schedule, the PGL Antwerp Major begins May 9th!
Ready to support your favorite teams? Team stickers, player autographs, and the Antwerp 2022 Viewer Pass are all available for purchase now! 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the 2022 Antwerp Major.
And for those of you who want to cheer in person, tickets are available for the main event!
Get the full CS:GO Major experience with the Antwerp 2022 Viewer Pass. With your Viewer Pass, you’ll get an upgradable Antwerp 2022 Event Coin, access to the Pick’em challenge, team graffiti, Steam.tv flair, and exclusive access to Antwerp 2022 Souvenir Packages.
Every time you upgrade your coin, you’ll receive a Souvenir Token that can redeemed for a Souvenir Package of the match of your choice. Souvenirs will feature gold stickers of the teams and map of the match you selected.
You can earn up to three Souvenir Tokens by playing the Pick’em Challenge, but if you want more, we’ve got you covered. Purchase the ‘Viewer Pass +3’ to start off with three Souvenir Tokens, or purchase as many Souvenir Tokens as you’d like once you’ve activated your Pass.
Team Stickers and Player Autographs (all of them!) are now available for purchase, and you can find them in the all-new ‘glitter’ style. Team Sticker Capsules and Player Autograph Capsules feature paper, glitter, holo, and gold stickers.
Shortly after the Major concludes, Champions Autograph Capsules will be available for purchase. These capsules will feature autographs of the players on the winning team, so stay tuned!
Operation Riptide has come to a close, but all of the game modes introduced in Riptide will live on, including short competitive matches and free-for-all deathmatch. Those of you who still have stars to spend can claim operation rewards until March 27th.
Turning the Tide
Today we’re swapping some of the community maps in CS:GO. Basalt, Ravine, Extraction, Insertion II, and County have been removed, and six new maps have entered the pool.
Iris and Climb have been added to official matchmaking, and are available in Casual, Competitive, and Deathmatch game modes.
In Wingman, you can try your hand at two new maps: Crete and Hive.
Meanwhile, there are two new Danger Zone maps available. Take a stroll through Vineyard, and watch your step in Ember!
The first Major Championship of 2022 will be hosted by PGL in Antwerp, Belgium, and will be held in the massive Antwerps Sportpaleis arena!
Viewers at home can tune in to the 4k broadcast of the Major from May 9-22, while those attending in person can pick up tickets for the playoffs, which will be held May 19-22.
More information about the main event, tickets, and the RMR qualifying events will be available soon.
All tournaments rely on a rulebook. For the Majors, the rulebook is written by the tournament organizer, with additional ‘supplementary’ rules provided directly by Valve. Those supplemental rules have evolved over time, and have not always been easy for fans or tournament organizers to find.
To reduce confusion over those supplemental rules, we have compiled our requirements into a public document that can be viewed here:
Today we are releasing The Boardroom Sticker Capsule, featuring 22 unique stickers from Steam Workshop artists.
So grab a seat, bring your coffee and check the design doc; these stickers are available now!
Today we shipping the Dreams & Nightmares Case, featuring 17 weapon finishes selected from the CS:GO Steam Workshop as part of the Dreams & Nightmares contest and the Gamma Knives from the Operation Riptide case as rare special items!
The CS:GO team reviewed over 15,000 entries from artists around the world and selected 17 weapon finishes to ship in the case. Each winning entry received $100,000 USD, for a grand total prize pool of $1.7 million.
The winning submissions were produced by 23 different artists, of which 14 were first-time contributors to the workshop. We want to thank everyone who submitted entries and took part in the contest.
The case is now available as an in-game drop and from the Steam Community Market!