Valve hints at TI for CS:GO
Valve chief Erik Johnson has admitted that CS:GO could have an event as big as The International in the future.
The fourth edition of The International is currently taking place at KeyArena, in Seattle, with the biggest prize purse in the history of eSports - $10,7 million, raised by fans - up for grabs in this Dota 2 tournament.
With CS:GO's numbers increasing every month, many have been asking Valve to organise a similar event for this game, and Erik Johnson acknowledges that community response to The International "is something that is going to be pretty difficult to ignore for any game team".
"I don’t know if it would be called The International, but the guys working on Counter-Strike made a lot of progress on supporting the professional community around that game," he told Prodota.ru
"We all work at the same company and share a lot of ideas, and given how successful this tournament [The International] has become I don’t see any reason why a lot of the same things couldn't be applied directly to Counter-Strike."
In recent months, Valve has supported two different tournaments - DreamHack Winter and EMS One Katowice -, and the company will also be supporting the upcoming ESL One Cologne event, which will take place from August 14th to 17th.