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.
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.
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.