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ELEAGUE to host the next CS:GO-Major

The North American organization ELEAGUE has announced that it will be hosting the next CS:GO Major-event in January of 2018. The upcoming huge championship with the support of Valve was named as ELEAGUE Major: Boston.


The 12th Major in the history of the game will run from 19-28 January. The Group Stage of ELEAGUE Major: Boston will take place in ELEAGUE Arena, which is well-known for us after two past seasons of ELEAGUE CS:GO, and Agganis Arena will be the venue for the event’s decisive Playoffs stage. This building is located on the territory of the Boston University’s campus and has 7,200 seats. It’s worth noting that ELEAGUE already has a positive experience on working with Valve. At the beginning of 2017, ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta happened, where the Danish team Astralis came out on top.

Participants of ELEAGUE Major: Boston will be defined by the old system of invites and qualifiers. Top-8 teams by the results of PGL Major Krakow will be invited to the Main Event, and the other part of Krakow’s contenders will go directly to the last LAN-qualifier.

Legends of PGL Major Krakow 2017
   
Gambit Esports Immortals
Virtus.pro Astralis
North SK Gaming
fnatic BIG

 

First part of participants within the LAN-qualifier for EL Major: Boston
   
Vega Squadron Na'Vi
FlipSid3 G2 Esports
Cloud9 Seed (ex-PENTA)
FaZe Clan mousesports


And here’s the another thing: other teams will have to play in the regional Minors for CIS, Europe, America and Asia, organization process of which will be taken care of by CEVO. The dates for the LAN-finals are known right now:

  • • October 26-29 - Asia Minor (Seoul)
  • • October 26-29 - CIS Minor (Bucharest)
  • • November 2-5 - Europe Minor (Bucharest)
  • • November 2-5 - Americas Minor (Toronto)
  • • January 12-15 - Main Qualifier (Atlanta)
  • • January 19-22 - ELEAGUE Major Boston Group Stage (Atlanta)
  • • January 26-28 - ELEAGUE Major Boston Playoffs (Boston)


ELEAGUE promise to use Twitch, YouTube, their own website and TBS during the coverage of ELEAGUE Major: Boston. The prize-pool will be the same, staying on a $1 million mark. More detailed information about the event, featuring the format and the start of ticket-sale, is expected to came out in the last weeks before the Main Event.

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