ELEAGUE announced that they will host the next CS:GO Major. The Main Event will be played live at Agganis Arena in Boston from January 26 to 28.
The first ELEAGUE Major in Atlanta has been a great success, therefore it is no surprise that Valve entrusted them with a second one. This is the 12th Major in the entire history of CS:GO.
The qualifier and the group stage will take place at ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta, while for the playoffs the competition will move at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.
- Major Qualifier: January 12-15
- Group Stage: January 19-22
- Playoffs: January 26-28
As usual, eight Legends and eight Challengers will fight for the title of champion and a share of $1,000,000 prize pool.
- Gambit Esports
- SK Gaming
Immortals are listed among the Legends, but due to the recent changes in the roster, they could lose the invite. It is required to participate with at least 3/5 of the lineup that competed at the previous Major, PGL Krakow 2017.
- FlipSid3 Tactics
- G2 Esports
- Natus Vincere
- Seed (former PENTA)
- FaZe Clan
- Vega Squadron
The bottom eight teams of the previous major will fight in the Major qualifier against eight more teams determined by the Minors - two for each region.
PENTA disbanded recently, but three of the original members are still together under the name Seed - they retain the challenger spot.
- Asia - October 26-29 - Seoul
- CIS - October 26-29 - Bucharest
- Europe - November 2-5 - Bucharest
- Americas - November 2-5 - Toronto
Details on the online qualifiers are available here.
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