Everyone who loves competitive CS:GO loves to follow the Majors. They’re where the competition is fiercest and the truly elite players of the world clash together for a prize pool of $1 million. This can have a lot of people asking when is CS:GO’s next major, what are the dates, and where can I watch it. This article is here to help with that question.
The next Valve-sponsored Major: FACEIT London Major
The next Major to take place in CS:GO is the FACEIT London Major in September. This event will take place in London, UK from 5 September – 23 September 2018.
The way the FACEIT Major will be split up is that the New Challengers Stage, which used to be the Main Qualifier, will take place from 5-9 September. This will include the 8 teams that placed top 2 in each of the Minor tournaments, as well as the bottom 8 teams from the last major, ELEAGUE Boston 2018.
After the New Challengers Stage will come the New Legends Stage from 12-16 September. This was previously known as the group stage of the Major. This will feature the top 8 teams that make it out of the New Challengers Stage, as well as the top 8 teams from the ELEAGUE Major Boston tournament. The New Legends Stage will utilize the Bucholz system for the first time ever in a CS:GO Major.
Next will come the grand finale: The New Champions Stage. This used to be called the Major Playoffs, and will run from 20-23 September live from the SSE Arena in London to finish off the tourney. This will stage will feature the 8 teams who made it out of the New Legends Stage, and will crown one of these teams as CS:GO Major champions on 23 September, championship Sunday. The winner will receive $500,000.
We hope this has given you all the information you need regarding when the next CS:GO Major is. After the FACEIT London Major 2018 will be IEM Katowice 2019, hosted by ESL in Poland.
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