While esports fans are watching the Dota 2 and CS: GO Majors going on right now, featuring some incredible matches between the top teams in the world, we also have a lot to look forward to later this year. The 15th Anniversary CS: GO Major has been announced and the final stages will take place in Germany. This is a tournament that no CS: GO fans should miss out on, featuring a $1 million prize pool.

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Valve announced this 15th Anniversary CS: GO Major on the official CS: GO blog, detailing the dates for each stage of the tournament. The 15th Anniversary CS: GO Major’s Champions Stage will be held in the mammoth Mercedes-Benz Arena that can house 14,000 fans in September. It is sure to be a spectacular event, hosted by Starladder. Before the Champions Stage, there is a lot of action to look forward to. Check out the schedule below:

  • July 17-21 – Europe & Americas Minors
  • July 24-28 – CIS & Asia Minors
  • July 29 – Minor Play-in
  • August 20-25 – Challengers Stage
  • August 27-September 1 – Legends Stage
  • September 5-8 – Champions Stage

Alexander Chegrinez, StarLadder’s Head of Business Development, issued a statement about their company hosting the 15th Anniversary CS: GO Major:

Our company was founded out of an immense passion for Counter-Strike. Our very first tournaments many years ago started with CS. This game was and remains as a critical part of who we are, we grew up with it, and couldn’t be more excited. It is a great honor for us to host the 15th anniversary Major in such a stunning venue, and for such an incredible community! We will do our best to impress the fans and deliver a truly memorable Major!

As someone who loves watching every big CS: GO tournament, I am very excited about this upcoming major and loving the IEM Katowice Major going on right now. When the 15th Anniversary CS: GO Major begins, we will be sure to update you with all the latest news surrounding the tournament.

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Which teams do you hope to see make it through the qualifiers and which is your favourite CS: GO team? Let us know in the comment section below.


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