Turner’s ELEAGUE are the hosts of the tenth Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major, which will be held at the Fox Theatre from the 22nd to the 29th of January next year.
ELEAGUE is also set to broadcast the event on primetime North American television in addition to Twitch. It was the first event of its kind to be aired on primetime.
The tournament will feature the top eight teams from the previous major, dubbed “Legends”. The Legends will compete against eight “Challengers” who come through the tournament qualifiers.
The qualifiers will be held at the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta in December and presented live on Twitch. Eight teams eliminated in the group stage from the prior major will be included, as well as the top eight teams identified through Regional Minor Championships.
“When we launched ELEAGUE, we set out to deliver a best-in-class experience for eSports teams, players and fans and we’re grateful to the entire community for their ongoing support and engagement with our content,” said Lenny Daniels, President of Turner Sports.
“Less than one year since ELEAGUE’s debut, we’re thrilled to host the next CS: GO Major Championship and we will utilize all of our collective resources to help further elevate this prestigious event.”
“We’re proud and honored to host this CS: GO Major Championship after just one full season of ELEAGUE,” said Mark Shapiro, Chief Content Officer of WME/IMG.
“It is a testament to the positive response we’ve received from the entire esports community and the focus we’ve maintained on delivering an authentic, quality product each and every week through ELEAGUE. This is an exciting next step as we continue to expand our eSports portfolio.”
Tickets are available for interested fans.