ELEAGUE to Host Next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship, January 26-28, 2018 in Boston

ELEAGUE Major Qualifier & Group Stage Competition to be Held at ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta

ELEAGUE, the premium esports tournament and content brand from Turner and IMG, will hold its second Major Championship in two years featuring Valve’s popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The ELEAGUE Major: Boston will showcase live competition originating from Boston University’s Agganis Arena – including the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship – Friday through Sunday, January 26-28.

Early round competition, including the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier (January 12-15) and Group Stage (January 19-22), will take place at ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta. Digital coverage of the ELEAGUE Major: Boston will include the Qualifier, Group Stage and Playoffs presented live across Twitch, ELEAGUE.com and YouTube, with programming also available on TBS.

Road to Boston

Sixteen CS:GO teams will compete for the title of The ELEAGUE Major: Boston Champion. The top eight finishers from the previous Major – PGL Major Champion Gambit Esports, previous ELEAGUE Major Champion Astralis, Immortals, Virtus.pro, FNATIC, SK Gaming, BIG and Team North – will be invited as Legend teams. The bottom eight finishers from the prior Major will compete for eight Challenger berths via the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier.

The Minors

Minor Championships will determine the eight teams – two each from the Americas, Asia, Europe and CIS regions – that will also participate in the ELEAGUE Major Qualifier. They will face the aforementioned bottom eight teams from the previous Major. The Minors will begin with the Asia and CIS tournaments, held Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 26-29, in Seoul, South Korea and Bucharest, Romania. Minors action will continue with Europe and Americas events, Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 2-5, in Bucharest and Toronto.


Regional open online qualifiers for the Minors will begin Saturday, Oct. 7 and run according to the following schedule. Those interested in competing can use the links below to sign up.