Eight teams have been eliminated.
Eight legends have returned.
Eight teams will advance.
Watch this week as these 16 teams battle for a spot in the Champions Stage!
New CS:GO Steam Emoticons
If you’re watching the Major on Steam.tv, you can get all new Steam chat emoticons. To be eligible to receive emoticons, all you have to do is watch the Major on Steam.tv while logged in to a Steam Account with a license to the Full Edition of CS:GO.
The Major is about to begin and there are more ways to watch than ever! For a chance to receive collectible Souvenir Packages, view matches in-game through GOTV, on Steam.tv, or on Twitch with a linked Steam account.
Nuke and Inferno Collections
For the London Major we are introducing new weapon collections for Nuke (with contributions by Chemical Alia and Millenia), and Inferno (with contributions by kosear). You can find the new weapon finishes in Souvenir Packages during the event.
Each Souvenir Package contains a weapon from the collection of the map being played with golden stickers of the event, the participating teams, and a golden signature of the MVP from the round the souvenir dropped.
There’s still time to make your picks for the Challengers Stage, so don’t miss your chance to pick up some points toward a Pick’Em trophy!
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!