Majors

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CS:GO Major Championship (named by fans as "Majors") are tournaments with a prize pool of at least $250,000 sponsored by Valve and recent editions include special in-game features. The first event hosted by Valve was DreamHack Winter 2013 but it's name CS:GO Championship (later changed to CS:GO Major Championship, when Fnatic beat Ninjas in Pyjamas in the finals.


Teams[edit]

Legends: The top eight teams from every tournament gain "Legend" status, and are automatically qualified into the next major.

Challengers: Every major has an offline qualifier about a month before the main event. The top eight teams from the Qualifier are given "Challenger" status.

Stickers and Pick'em[edit]

Stickers are included in newer Valve sponsored CS:GO Major Championship. There are both player and team stickers. A portion of the money made from those stickers goes straight to the players and teams.

Pick'em is a challenge in-game where people can buy the stickers of teams and players and pick who will win, or who will get the best statistic in a certain category, such as Pistol kills.


Start End Name G S Prize pool T# Location Winner Runner-Up
2017-07-16 Jul 16 2017 2017-07-23 Jul 23 2017 PGL Major Kraków 2017   $1,000,000 16 Poland Kraków TBD TBD
2017-01-22 Jan 22 2017 2017-01-29 Jan 29 2017 ELEAGUE Major 2017   $1,000,000 16 USA Atlanta Astralis Astralis Virtus.pro VP
2016-07-05 Jul 05 2016 2016-07-10 Jul 10 2016 ESL One: Cologne 2016 ESL $1,000,000 16 Germany Cologne SK Gaming SK Team Liquid Liquid
2016-03-29 Mar 29 2016 2016-04-03 Apr 03 2016 MLG Major Championship: Columbus Major League Gaming $1,000,000 16 USA Columbus Luminosity Gaming LG Natus Vincere Na`Vi
2015-10-28 Oct 28 2015 2015-11-01 Nov 01 2015 DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 DreamHack Open $250,000 16 Romania Cluj-Napoca Team EnVyUs nV Natus Vincere Na`Vi
2015-08-20 Aug 20 2015 2015-08-23 Aug 23 2015 ESL One: Cologne 2015 ESL $250,000 16 Germany Cologne Fnatic Fnatic Team EnVyUs nV
2015-03-12 Mar 12 2015 2015-03-15 Mar 15 2015 ESL One: Katowice 2015 ESL $250,000 16 Poland Katowice Fnatic Fnatic Ninjas in Pyjamas NiP
2014-11-27 Nov 27 2014 2014-11-29 Nov 29 2014 DreamHack Winter 2014 DreamHack $250,000 16 Sweden Jönköping Team LDLC.com LDLC Ninjas in Pyjamas NiP
2014-08-14 Aug 14 2014 2014-08-17 Aug 17 2014 ESL One: Cologne 2014 ESL $250,000 16 Germany Cologne Ninjas in Pyjamas NiP Fnatic Fnatic
2014-03-13 Mar 13 2014 2014-03-16 Mar 16 2014 ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014 ESL Major Series One $250,000 16 Poland Katowice Virtus.pro VP Ninjas in Pyjamas NiP
2013-11-28 Nov 28 2013 2013-11-30 Nov 30 2013 DreamHack Winter 2013 DreamHack $250,000 16 Sweden Jönköping Fnatic Fnatic Ninjas in Pyjamas NiP

Souvenir Cases[edit]

With all Valve sponsored majors, Valve offers exclusive cases. These cases drop to random people watching that game, and the case drop is decided by the map currently being played.† You can get a case by watching the game either on Twitch.TV or CS:GO's GOTV. However, during MLG Columbus you could also get drops by watching MLG.TV.


†Map based cases first appeared for ESL One Cologne 2014

Selected Statistics[edit]

Titles won per Organisation[edit]

 - Fnatic Fnatic
 - Virtus.pro Virtus.proNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in PyjamasTeam LDLC.com Team LDLC.comTeam EnVyUs Team EnVyUsLuminosity Gaming Luminosity GamingSK Gaming SK GamingAstralis Astralis

Titles won per Player[edit]

 - Sweden JW - Sweden flusha - Sweden pronax
 - Sweden KRiMZ - Sweden olofmeister - France Happy - France kioShiMa - France NBK - Brazil FalleN - Brazil fer - Brazil coldzera - Brazil fnx - Brazil TACO
 - Sweden Devilwalk - Sweden znajder - Poland NEO - Poland TaZ - Poland Snax - Poland pasha - Poland byali - Sweden GeT_RiGhT - Sweden Fifflaren - Sweden friberg - Sweden f0rest - Sweden Xizt - France apEX - France kennyS - France shox - France SmithZz - Denmark dev1ce - Denmark dupreeh - Denmark Xyp9x - Denmark Kjaerbye - Denmark gla1ve

Titles won per Country[edit]

 - Sweden Sweden
 - France France - Brazil Brazil
 - Poland Poland - Denmark Denmark