CS:GO Championship Playoffs Boston 2018

The next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Major Championship Series will go down January 26 – 28 in Boston of 2018. Two final teams from the regional championships in America, CIS, Asia, & Europe  will battle it out for their share in a $1,000,000 prize and the title of CS:GO Major Champion.

The teams throwing their hat in the ring include:

Gambit Esports

Astralis (the previous Major Champion)

SK Gaming



Team North


Last year’s bottom eight are still in contention in the Minor Championships, which decide the remainder of the 16 teams who will compete in the Major. Minors take place October 26 in Seoul and Bucharest – and it’s not an event you’ll want to miss.

The Championship

As any fan knows, CS:GO Major Championships live up to the hype. The event has grown from its humble beginnings in 2013, when prize pools only started with $250,000. The Legends who make it through, however, aren’t likely in it just for the money – the glory of CS:GO Major Champion carries a cache all its own. Challengers still have a lot to be proud of – and they can use offline events to build their game.

What’s Happening in Boston

The Major circuit for 2017 wrapped up in July. Valve previously stated it only planned to support the MLG Major Championship Columbus and ESL One Cologne. Valve recently confirmed that the 12th Counter-Strike Majors will take place in late January.

Players will compete in the CS: Go Major Qualifier, Group Stage and Playoffs on two consecutive weekends. Fans can view all levels of the event as they’re streamed live on Twitch, and YouTube. Here’s the schedule:

  • ELEAGUE Major Qualifier – January 12 – 15 in Atlanta
  • ELEAGUE Major Group Stage – January 19 – 22 in Atlanta
  • Playoffs – January 26 – 28 in Boston

Fans can purchase a three-day ticket for the Majors for $120 on ELEAGUE’S website. ELEAGUE is a professional e-sports league that has been broadcasting since 2016.

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