ELEAGUE has broke the news that they will be hosting the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in Boston on January next year.
The group stage of what will be the 12th Major in the CS:GO discipline will run from January 19-22 at the ELEAGUE Arena, in Atlanta, while the playoffs will be held from January 26-28 at the Agganis Arena at a 7,200-seat arena located on the campus of Boston University.
ELEAGUE’s announcement confirms earlier reports by Valve that the next Counter-Strike Major would only take place only next year, making 2017 the second year in a row with just two Valve-sponsored events.
It will also be the second time that round Turner’s ELEAGUE has been named the host for a Counter-Strike Major, after the organization had also hosted the first Major of 2017 — also in Atlanta — which saw Astralis take home the grand prize of $500,000. – Cara Daftar Sbobet
That particular prize money amount will be kept in the coming major, which features 16 teams — half of which have already been decided after earning their Legend statuses at PGL Major Krakow.
However, ELEAGUE still lists Immortals as one of the eight teams with Legend status despite the fact that the Brazilian side currently have just two players from the squad that reached the final in Krakow on their active roster.
In the meantime, the CIS open qualifier will be the first one to start immediately, taking place on October 9-10, while qualifiers for other regions will also start and end by the end of this month through to early November.