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CS:GO Major Championships (casually called "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 where Fnatic beat Ninjas in Pyjamas in the final.

Teams[edit]

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

Challengers: Every major has an offline qualifier 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 Championships. There are both player autograph and team stickers. A portion of the money made from those stickers goes to the players and teams.

Pick'em is a challenge in-game where fans can buy stickers of teams and pick who will advance past certain stages or who will win certain matches. In some Majors, fans could purchase player autograph and play the Fantasy Game where they would predict who would get the best statistic in a certain category, such as Pistol kills.

List of Majors[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jan 19 - 28, 2018
$1,000,000
16 teams
USA Atlanta, USA
USA Boston, USA
  TBD
  TBD
Jul 16 - 23, 2017
$1,000,000
16 teams
Poland Kraków, Poland
  Gambit
  IMT
Jan 22 - 29, 2017
$1,000,000
16 teams
USA Atlanta, United States
  VP
Jul 5 - 10, 2016
$1,000,000
16 teams
Germany Cologne, Germany
  SK
  Liquid
Mar 29 - Apr 3, 2016
$1,000,000
16 teams
USA Columbus, United States
  LG
  Na`Vi
Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2015
$250,000
16 teams
Romania Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  Envy
  Na`Vi
Aug 20 - 23, 2015
$250,000
16 teams
Germany Cologne, Germany
  Fnatic
  Envy
Mar 12 - 15, 2015
$250,000
16 teams
Poland Katowice, Poland
  Fnatic
  NiP
Nov 27 - 29, 2014
$250,000
16 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
  LDLC
  NiP
Aug 14 - 17, 2014
$250,000
16 teams
Germany Cologne, Germany
  NiP
  Fnatic
Mar 13 - 16, 2014
$250,000
16 teams
Poland Katowice, Poland
  VP
  NiP
Nov 28 - 30, 2013
$250,000
16 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
  Fnatic
  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]

Organization medal table[edit]

Team Total
3 1 2 6
1 4 1 6
1 1 5 7
1 1 1 3
1 0 2 3
1 0 1 2
1 0 1 2
1 0 0 1
1 0 0 1
0 2 1 3
0 1 1 2
0 1 0 1
0 0 2 2
0 0 1 1
0 0 1 1
0 0 1 1
0 0 1 1
0 0 1 1

Country medal table[edit]

Team Total
4 5 4 13
2 1 3 6
2 1 1 4
1 1 5 7
1 0 5 6
1 3 2 4
1 2 1 4
1 0 0 1
0 2 1 3
0 1 2 3
0 1 1 2

HLTV MVP of Each Major[edit]

Major Player Team
DH Winter 2013 Sweden JW
ESL Katowice 2014 Poland pashaBiceps
ESL Cologne 2014 Sweden friberg
DH Winter 2014 France Happy
ESL Katowice 2015 Sweden olofmeister
ESL Cologne 2015 Sweden flusha
DH Cluj‑Napoca 2015 France kennyS
MLG Columbus 2016 Brazil coldzera
ESL Cologne 2016 Brazil coldzera
ELEAGUE 2017 Denmark Kjaerbye
PGL Kraków 2017 Kazakhstan AdreN

Titles won per Player[edit]

Player Team(s)
Sweden flusha 3
Sweden JW 3
Sweden pronax 3
Sweden olofmeister 2
Sweden KRiMZ 2
France Happy 2
France NBK 2
France kioShiMa 2
Brazil FalleN 2
Brazil fer 2
Brazil coldzera 2
Brazil fnx 2
Brazil TACO 2
Sweden Devilwalk 1
Sweden znajder 1
Poland TaZ 1
Poland NEO 1
Poland pashaBiceps 1
Poland Snax 1
Poland byali 1
Player Team(s)
Sweden f0rest 1
Sweden GeT_RiGhT 1
Sweden Xizt 1
Sweden friberg 1
Sweden Fifflaren 1
France shox 1
France SmithZz 1
France kennyS 1
France apEX 1
Denmark dev1ce 1
Denmark dupreeh 1
Denmark Xyp9x 1
Denmark Kjaerbye 1
Denmark gla1ve 1
Kazakhstan AdreN 1
Kazakhstan mou 1
Kazakhstan HObbit 1
Russia Dosia 1
Ukraine Zeus 1

Players That Have Attended All Majors[edit]

Player DH Winter 2013 EMS One Katowice 2014 ESL One Cologne 2014 DH Winter 2014 ESL One Katowice 2015 ESL One Cologne 2015 DH Cluj-Napoca 2015 MLG Columbus 2016 ESL One Cologne 2016 EL Atlanta 2017 PGL Kraków 2017 EL Boston 2018
Sweden flusha
Sweden JW
Sweden KRiMZ
Sweden olofmeister
Poland NEO
Poland TaZ
Poland byali
Poland Snax
Poland pashaBiceps
Denmark dev1ce
Denmark dupreeh
Denmark Xyp9x
Denmark cajunb
Russia seized
Ukraine Zeus
Ukraine markeloff
France shox
France NBK

Legends Across The Majors[edit]

DH Winter 2013 EMS One Katowice 2014 ESL One Cologne 2014 DH Winter 2014 ESL One Katowice 2015 ESL One Cologne 2015 DH Cluj-Napoca 2015 MLG Columbus 2016 ESL One Cologne 2016 EL Atlanta 2017 PGL Kraków 2017 EL Boston 2018

Participants by nation[edit]

Country DH Winter 2013 EMS One Katowice 2014 ESL One Cologne 2014 DH Winter 2014 ESL One Katowice 2015 ESL One Cologne 2015 DH Cluj-Napoca 2015 MLG Columbus 2016 ESL One Cologne 2016 EL Atlanta 2017 PGL Kraków 2017
Sweden Sweden 20 15 10 13 9 11 11 11 10 10 5
Denmark Denmark 17 16 10 15 5 5 10 6 11 12 11
France France 12 12 12 5 8 8 8 8 10 10 6
USA USA 8 8 6 7 7 8 13 16 9 6 4
Poland Poland 5 5 5 10 5 10 10 5 5 5 6
Ukraine Ukraine 5 5 7 6 7 5 5 7 5 7 6
Russia Russia 4 3 6 3 6 4 4 5 6 5 9
Brazil Brazil - - - - 5 5 5 5 5 4 10
Germany Germany - 2 - 9 5 4 3 3 3 2 6
Canada Canada 2 2 4 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 1
Australia Australia - 5 5 - 5 10 - - - - -
Norway Norway 2 - 5 - 5 1 2 2 3 2 1
Finland Finland - - - - 6 1 1 1 1 2 4
Belgium Belgium 2 2 2 - 1 2 2 2 1 1 -
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 1 1 1 - 1 - - 2 2 3 3
Slovakia Slovakia - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 - - 2 - - 1 1 2 1 1
Netherlands Netherlands - 1 - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
Switzerland Switzerland 1 1 1 - 1 1 - - - - -
India India - - 5 - - - - - - - -
South Africa South Africa - - - 5 - - - - - - -
Portugal Portugal - - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 -
Spain Spain - - - - - - - - 1 2 1
Serbia Serbia - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Estonia Estonia - - - - - - - - - - 2
Greece Greece - - - 1 - - - - - - -
Hungary Hungary - - - - - - - - - 1 -
Czech Republic Czech Republic - - - - - - - - - - 1