Valve will only be organizing the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in 2018, albeit as early as January or February, making it the second consecutive year that there will be only two CS:GO Majors.
Valve, who confirmed the news to HLTV.org, essentially ruled that the Major circuit for 2017 ended last weekend with the conclusion PGL Major Krakow, roughly six months after the ELEAGUE Major had come to an end.
It was a tradition that Valve started just last year, as the company who owns Dota 2 and CS:GO had decided then to support just two events, MLG Major Championship: Columbus and ESL One Cologne.
However, each year before then had seen three Majors. Each of them boasted prize pool of $250,000 — in 2014 and 2015 — by DreamHack and ESL.
Although Major events, now held in two different halves of the year rewards winners with the lion’s share of a $1 million prize pool and with different organizers in PGL, ELEAGUE and MLG, many are hoping that Valve reforms future Majors mainly in terms of qualification and match formatting
Valve has requested multiple organizers such as ELEAGUE, ESL, PGL, DreamHack and StarLadder to submit proposals for the next major, and despite no confirmation as of yet Valve had simply went ahead and broke the news to HLTV.