Today we’re excited to announce the 2017 Krakow CS:GO Major Championship Series, hosted by PGL.
The eight week event will span June 1 to July 23, beginning with the Asia Regional Minor Championship and culminating in the Major Championship Grand Final Match in the Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland.
Representing Their Region
It all starts on June 1, with the Regional Minor Championship in Asia, with the Americas (June 8), CIS (June 8), and Europe (June 15) to follow. At each Minor, eight teams will compete for the chance to win their share of a $50,000 prize pool and advance on the road to the Major Championship.
Finding the Challengers
On June 29th, the top two teams from each Minor will head to the LAN Qualifier, where they’ll face off against the lower eight teams from the Atlanta Major. Over four days, these teams will battle it out to determine which half will become Major Challengers, and which half will go home.
The Final Showdown
This past January, in Atlanta, Astralis triumphed over 15 teams to become the reigning CS:GO Major Champions. They and the other 7 finalists became Legends and secured a direct invitation to the Major in Krakow.
The PGL 2017 Krakow Major Championship begins July 16th with Legends and Challengers fighting for their share of a $1,000,000 prize pool and a chance to become Major Champions in front of fans and viewers worldwide.
From July 16th to July 19th, all sixteen teams will compete in a group stage to advance to the playoffs. On July 21st, the new Legends will take to the main stage at the Tauron Arena for the playoffs, with the Grand Final taking place July 23rd.
The PGL 2017 Krakow CS:GO Major Championship Series:
June 1-4 – Asia Regional Minor Championship
June 8-11 – CIS Regional Minor Championship
June 8-11 – Americas Regional Minor Championship
June 15-18 – Europe Regional Minor Championship
June 29 – July 2 – Major Championship LAN Qualifier
July 16 – 19 – Major Championship Group Stage
July 21 – 23 – Major Championship Playoffs
For more details on the PGL 2017 Krakow CS:GO Major Championship Series, visit: major.pglesports.com
In the wake of the ELEAGUE Major (congratulations Astralis!), we’re making a change to the map pool: Inferno has returned to Active Duty, replacing Dust II, and will be featured at the next CS:GO Major. As in the past, the updated Active Duty pool is automatically selected when you enter Matchmaking.*
And in Casual and Deathmatch game modes, it’s now a bit easier to play your favorite maps. Map groups have been separated into additional categories: Active Duty, Hostage, Reserves, and Dust II.
*(don’t worry, it’s just as easy as ever to play Dust II. It’s now front and center on the Competitive Matchmaking map selection screen)
Congratulations to Astralis, the winners of ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017! They take home $500,000 of the $1,000,000 prize pool. This is their first Major title.
Astralis won the best of three against Virtus.Pro, winning on Overpass(16-14) and then on Train(16-14). If you missed any of the matches or want to watch the highlights, you can download all the games from the ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017 tab in the WATCH menu.
We’d like to thank all the teams, everyone at ELEAGUE , and most of all the Counter-Strike community for making this tournament possible.
It all comes down to this. Two teams have fought their way to the Finals. Watch to see who will be crowned as the Champions of Atlanta 2017.
All of the playoff spots have been filled. Now the spotlight turns to the Fox Theatre where the Quarterfinals will get underway on Friday the 27th at 10am EST (4:00 PM CEST).
Be sure to use your team stickers to fill out the Pick’Em: Playoff Bracket before the start of the Playoffs.
As always you can watch the Playoffs on GOTV or on Twitch.