Next Valve Major delayed to January 2017

The next Valve-sponsored Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major will not be held this year, but is expected to take place in January 2017.

After three Majors in each of 2014 and 2015, this calendar year will be only marked by two Valve Majors: MLG Columbus and ESL One Cologne.

Valve recently asked various tournament organizers to submit their proposal for where and when they could run the tenth CS: GO Major, a custom they had maintained in the Major selection process.

Valve confirmed at that point that they are aiming for January 2017 for the event.

It is still not determined which tournament organizer and location will be in charge of expanding on the CS: GO legacy, but MLG have already stated they have the stadium ready to repeat this year’s Columbus event.

DreamHack had also been expected to be a strong contended after organizing a Major each of the past 3 years (DH Winter in 2013 and 2014, and DH Cluj in 2015).

But with the announcement, they will end up empty handed this year. Meanwhile, numerous other organizers, such as ELEAGUE, FACEIT, ESL, Starladder, ESWC and possibly more have also submitted their proposals to Valve.


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