Next Major to be held in 2018

The next Counter-Strike Major will take place in 2018, as early as January or February, HLTV.org has learned.

This means that the Major circuit for 2017 ended last weekend with PGL Major Krakow, roughly six months after the ELEAGUE Major had come to an end.

The news comes as little surprise as in 2016 Valve had already decided to support just two events, MLG Major Championship: Columbus and ESL One Cologne. Before that, there had been three Majors in both 2014 and 2015.

PGL Major Krakow was the second and last Major of 2017

Valve has asked multiple tournament organisers to submit proposals for the next Major, with ELEAGUE, ESL, PGL, DreamHack and StarLadder among the companies expected to throw their hat in the ring.

And while nothing has been set in stone yet, Valve has confirmed to HLTV.org that the 12th Major in Counter-Strike history is likely to be held in late January or early February, depending on the tournament organiser and venue availability.

#1
Spain SR4 
NOIZE
2017-07-27 00:16
#45
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Mexico xPeke 
''PGL Major Krakow was the second and last Major of 2016 '' HAHAHAHHAH
2017-07-27 00:17
#77
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Other anarh1st47 
GOOD LUCK STARLADDER #CISMAJOR
2017-07-27 00:20
inb4 gambit wins again
2017-07-27 00:27
#140
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Germany Spectrater 
Very unlikely to happen. Their only chance would be another final like the PGL one. I don't see them beat teams like Astralis/SK/FaZe in a final atm.
2017-07-27 00:45
They beat Astralis in the semifinal.
2017-07-27 00:57
#184
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Europe ROMAG 
astralis like to choke on semis newf
2017-07-27 01:21
thats not been true since eleague
2017-07-27 04:55
Wasn't true at eleauge*
2017-07-27 06:07
+9999
2017-07-27 08:07
#362
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Denmark eoNs! 
you know you're right ;)
2017-07-27 10:16
"since" wdym there's been one major since and they choked in semis
2017-07-27 10:15
so astralis wont face them in finals anyway...
2017-07-28 10:21
#393
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Germany Spectrater 
Which was like their first time they beat them in a Bo3, i guess? Doesn't mean they can do this every time now, they got lucky and managed to beat them. This time.
2017-07-27 12:28
#446
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Germany Zanooda 
Its like Sex. You will do it the first time and than again and again ... :D No X-God no Gambit !
2017-07-27 16:59
#431
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Wanna Clash and Cash match between Gambit and Astralis or Gambit and SK))
2017-07-27 15:26
#478
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Andorra KaozCC 
Clash for Cash is only for the teams which got to the final.
2017-07-28 00:07
#487
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Who said that??
2017-07-28 03:55
#510
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Andorra KaozCC 
Its kinda obvious. They just restage the grand final.
2017-07-30 02:37
You are so fucking stupid, they already beat Astralis. Fucking newfag
2017-08-02 11:20
#520
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Germany Spectrater 
Retard much?
2017-08-03 11:53
No pls starladder sucks
2017-07-27 01:01
#175
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Other anarh1st47 
why?
2017-07-27 01:02
X100 better than pgl
2017-07-27 01:08
umm...starladder panda was the head admin of pgl major...
2017-07-27 03:39
Just give it ESL. its the most traditional and we know what we get.
2017-07-27 09:36
SHITTY 720P
2017-07-27 14:43
Well for the epl they switched to 1080 so it shouldnt be any different at the majors
2017-07-27 15:02
oh i didnt know
2017-07-27 15:19
#381
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Other anarh1st47 
Panda only was near team and didnt configure smth(DonStepan said on starladder5)
2017-07-27 11:19
I liked the PGL major,im not blaming him for anything. Im not one of those people who cries for a little delay.
2017-07-27 14:21
#416
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Other anarh1st47 
Ye, pgl major was so spectacular. Not worst major
2017-07-27 14:23
#471
Zero | 
Slovakia Gramo 
Cluj was the worst imo
2017-07-27 20:34
#482
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Sweden zl1ze 
i really liked cluj, nice stage, nice production, good talent team and the team greenroom like in eurovision was really cool
2017-07-28 01:19
#434
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Brazil acci_ 
+9999999999999999999999
2017-07-27 15:48
#326
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United Kingdom XNL 
Just give it to ESL.
2017-07-27 08:52
IEM Katowice pls. After Krakow there must be something in Poland. The crowd was wild.
2017-07-27 08:57
#333
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United Kingdom XNL 
The crowd was great, the event was awful.
2017-07-27 09:00
I love polish crew!!!
2017-07-27 12:53
Poland didn't even have enough money for real computers. Players were playing with below 150fps at points plz no more majors in 3rd world
2017-07-27 16:37
#444
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Poland Konciox 
How many times do we have to repeat that it's the organizer's fault (PGL)...
2017-07-27 16:54
#450
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Europe duke` 
he's retarded, don't mind him. granted, pgl wasn't the best of majors, but i've seen pretty good events at poland, and you guys definitely have the best crowd.
2017-07-27 17:31
Australian crowd > polish crowd 10x
2017-07-27 20:12
#483
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Poland PaPaPawian 
2017-07-28 01:22
Reaction of polish people to a polish team in a poland against super unliked team in poland. Wooow
2017-07-28 20:41
#502
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Poland PaPaPawian 
Show me Australian reaction
2017-07-28 20:48
#484
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Poland PaPaPawian 
How retarded are u?
2017-07-28 01:24
I was in Krakow and it was LIT AF. Atmosphere was great, people were great. 10/10. Breaks were pretty bad but all in all, awesome event. I would def go if it were in Katowice.
2017-07-27 23:13
Me 2. I lost it and I started yelling at some North fans with k0nfig masks on
2017-07-31 11:34
ESL Siberia! Kidding. Tbh I'd like to see next Major in Poland. The crowd was insane, but I don't think there will be 2 majors in a row in same country... I'm 2sad
2017-07-27 11:27
#391
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United Kingdom XNL 
They should bring the major to London!
2017-07-27 12:08
#445
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Germany Fabbsen 
Yeah but only with an instant qualifier spot to the major for uk
2017-07-27 16:58
#448
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United Kingdom XNL 
That would be insane!
2017-07-27 17:05
#449
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Germany Fabbsen 
James Sticker Incoming ;D
2017-07-27 17:11
#375
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CIS Exanto 
rip epicenter
2017-07-27 10:45
#451
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Europe duke` 
epicenter was one of the most awesome lans i've seen.
2017-07-27 17:32
#496
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CIS Exanto 
yep so sad they are likely not able to host a major
2017-07-28 11:09
I don't think that next Major is gonna be in Ukraine(but as I see it, that would be good.) However, I guess it'll be Dreamhack.
2017-07-27 11:18
mad?
2017-07-27 00:48
noise
2017-07-27 00:26
#134
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Finland eMBeJaana 
No pgl majors anymore pls
2017-07-27 00:42
#249
B1ad3 | 
Russia A!ien 
StarLadder pls
2017-07-27 04:06
Noce
2017-07-27 11:09
dududududududududududududududududududududududududududududududududududu please
2017-07-27 18:37
yes
2017-08-18 05:51
I cri
2017-07-27 00:16
#125
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United Kingdom trtr098 
expected
2017-07-27 00:33
#213
device | 
Albania donzfg 
Esl Copenhagen pls make it happen
2017-07-27 02:31
#410
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Germany r4jzN 
nt
2017-07-27 13:53
#3
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Myanmar Lemo2K 
Rip hype
2017-07-27 00:16
#5
Denmark DMGZ 
Gonna be sweet :D
2017-07-27 00:16
RIP
2017-07-27 00:16
#8
France Bouf 
NOOO :(
2017-07-27 00:16
WHY
2017-07-27 00:16
#13
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Turkey Rigney 
Lol sad
2017-07-27 00:16
#15
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
FUCKK
2017-07-27 00:16
r u fkin kiddin me
2017-07-27 00:16
PogChamp
2017-07-27 00:16
Time for dreamhack to get a major
2017-07-27 00:16
agreed
2017-07-27 21:24
true
2017-07-29 23:00
About fucking time
2017-08-01 13:46
#21
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Fuck thats so far away
2017-07-27 00:16
#70
United States BanU 
its only 6 months away, the same period of time between Eleague and PGL majors.
2017-07-27 00:19
Thats so far away anyway.
2017-07-27 00:23
#129
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Yes but theres also an off season so less tournaments to fill the gap. IMO there should be 3-4 a year.
2017-07-27 00:34
#133
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
4 is too many and 2 is somewhere between just enough and too little. Cluj-Napoca was terrible because it was right after Cologne but it Valve could properly space majors throughout the year then 3 a year would work. Maybe even alternate between 2 and 3 every other year.
2017-07-27 00:41
#160
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South Africa nimmaJ 
#159
2017-07-27 00:52
#437
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
the perfect spacing would be one every 4 months...
2017-07-27 16:20
dota 2 gets 3 majors and an international lol
2017-07-27 19:24
Whats way too much? Should be every 5/6 months
2017-07-27 00:42
#159
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Once every 4 months = 3 a year. Thats no stretch. 2015 and 14 were amazing in terms of the amount of tournies.
2017-07-27 00:52
+1
2017-07-27 01:53
You forget qualifiers, bootcamps, breaks and other tournaments and their qualifiers need to happen. Every 4 months is too much
2017-07-27 02:08
#268
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South Africa nimmaJ 
I already mentioned breaks and there's plenty of downtime as is, I'm sure players wouldn't mind 3 majors a year.
2017-07-27 05:57
#330
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United Kingdom XNL 
3 is too many. It forces teams to miss out big tournaments.
2017-07-27 09:01
#334
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South Africa nimmaJ 
You should be selective in the tournaments you attend and there's nothing bigger than majors anyway.
2017-07-27 09:00
#335
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United Kingdom XNL 
I don't see the problem with just having 1 every year. You still have other big events around them. Having 3 every year would make them less special.
2017-07-27 09:02
#340
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Tennis has 4 per year and they're ll huge and every single one is widely respected. I guess you could have just 1 and have it be like the international in Dota but you would really need to make it big. Bo3 groups, crowd funded prize pool, 2 weeks long. The whole 9 yards.
2017-07-27 09:05
#342
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United Kingdom XNL 
That's what it should be. 1 massive event every year.
2017-07-27 09:07
#457
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Yeah but Valve will never do that and having 2 so far apart most of the time the legends from the previous one don't even matter. 3 would space it out so that top teams sre usually still top teams.
2017-07-27 17:51
Dota has like 3-4 majors a year + The International plus countless big events all year, ye lets have only 1 major in CS Go because of nothing.
2017-07-28 02:07
#498
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United Kingdom XNL 
That's not a fair comparison, when most Dota events last 1-3 days.
2017-07-28 15:43
Yeah and its fair Dota big valve events every year have 20+ million prize pools combined and we don't even get 5 million for the pro's in our game made by the same fucking company? As the international grows the gaps only grows bigger and it's starting to get disgusting. Valve are retarded that's all i'm going to say.
2017-07-29 00:46
yeah let's make it 12 a year, why not
2017-07-27 00:54
#269
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Nice exaggeration as if 3 majors a year hasn't already been done.
2017-07-27 05:58
yes it was done, and valve recieved a lot of negative comments on majors being too frequent
2017-07-27 07:59
#312
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Any proof or?
2017-07-27 08:24
dreamhack cluj
2017-07-27 08:35
#336
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South Africa nimmaJ 
I mean my favorite team won dreamhack cluj so I have no problem with it, I mean actual quotes from players or orgs.
2017-07-27 09:03
the negative comments came from fans, and there was less people watching cluj than the major before it. valve decided to increase time between majors to create more hype, and that worked. what exactly are you complaining about?
2017-07-27 09:17
#453
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South Africa nimmaJ 
I'm not complaining I'm having a conversation about whether or not more majors would be a better or worse thing, guess that's too hard for you to do. Either way I don't hear any players or orgs complaining about an oversaturation of majors, just irrational fans.
2017-07-27 17:47
do you know why valve hosts majors? hint: it's not for the players or the orgs
2017-07-27 18:02
#504
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South Africa nimmaJ 
#455
2017-07-29 01:54
viewership fell, there was a lack of interest and thousands of comments saying it was because it came too soon.
2017-07-29 08:07
#508
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Irrational claims from fans then, nothing more nothing less.
2017-07-29 23:10
Cluj came to fast so valve changed it. Good job valve
2017-07-27 09:59
#455
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Cluj was a great event, I really don't see the problem. It had a different winner than the previous major and we saw new teams rise. It's not like it was the exact same tournament due to the closeness of it to the previous major.
2017-07-27 17:48
#22
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Italy EzForRoob 
Mlg pls they were great
2017-07-27 00:16
+1, I'm guessing valve may go for 1 NA major and 1 EU major each year.
2017-07-27 00:45
If be happy with that, EL/MLG in N.A., then in EU probably Starladder/Dreamhack
2017-07-27 00:46
Starladder and Dreamhack would be a step down from ESL in terms of production value IMO. Cologne is the best event of the year IMO, major or not.
2017-07-27 00:51
Cologne is good yeah, ESL and PGL seem to fuck everything up though, I don't remember about the other 2 so I placed my bets there lmao
2017-07-27 00:52
#261
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Netherlands Lurox 
Cologne is from esl.
2017-07-27 05:38
And? I never said it wasn't man
2017-07-27 05:50
#270
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Well you said Cologne is the best and then went on to say that ESL fucks everything up. If they fucked everything up and are in charge of Cologne then clearly they don't fuck everything up.
2017-07-27 06:00
I said it was good not the best. Mlg is the best. Cologne still had a lot of issues but that doesn't stop it from being a decent event.
2017-07-27 06:00
#272
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South Africa nimmaJ 
MLG would be good if it was on twitch.
2017-07-27 06:01
Mlg csgo events are well were
2017-07-27 06:02
#274
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South Africa nimmaJ 
Sounds good then
2017-07-27 06:02
#346
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Denmark FAKFAVELAS 
MLG - 5HRS DELAYS IN GROUP STAGE
2017-07-27 09:19
That 5hr delay, was the match between Mousesports and Flipside.
2017-07-27 15:14
Mouz had insane NiKo back then tho
2017-07-27 20:22
#452
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Europe duke` 
fuck mlg, epicenter is the best
2017-07-27 17:35
#275
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Netherlands Lurox 
You say cologne is good and esl fucks everything up in 1 sence. So wtf you mean?
2017-07-27 06:02
Cologne still had a lot of issues but that doesn't stop it from being a decent event.
2017-07-27 06:03
#227
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United States flipfone 
Beyond the Summit major would be much better
2017-07-27 03:18
HAHAHAHAHA MADE MY DAY
2017-07-27 06:59
#301
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North America Kyl13 
GJ I LOVE U
2017-07-27 07:49
#24
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Brazil StupidNigNogs 
NOOOOO
2017-07-27 00:16
wtf
2017-07-27 00:16
#26
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Finland EdiEz 
fuck
2017-07-27 00:16
#27
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Sweden EnAiPi 
FeelsBadMan
2017-07-27 00:16
#28
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Poland kurwafa 
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS VALVE
2017-07-27 00:16
#30
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Slowly dying, nice
2017-07-27 00:16
what dying ? idiot,would be pretty boring - major at 3 months
2017-07-27 00:18
#79
United States BanU 
agreed. Valve saw how 3 majors is too many in a year after viewership was down during the 3rd major of 2015, as Cluj Napoca failed to generate much interest.
2017-07-27 00:21
Or Valve are greedy fucks, cuz ever since they upped the prize pool to 1kk, we no longer get 3 majors a year.
2017-07-27 00:31
#135
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Russia good1s0n 
2x1kk > 3x250k tho Not only in terms of money, but prestige too
2017-07-27 00:42
Yeah hes argument doesnt make any sense since 2 million dollar majors are still more than 3 250k majors.
2017-07-27 07:27
3x1kk > 2x1kk...
2017-07-27 12:55
#408
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Russia good1s0n 
I think you're missing the point here. Valve give much more money than they did before, and it's kinda weird to demand even more at this stage. 12x1kk is even better, so should they do that? A major is a prestigious event, so it's not that cool to have them often. With many leagues and tournaments emerging, there's no point to have 3 majors/year.
2017-07-27 13:53
I mean, I didn't see many people complain about three majors in 2014 or 2015 (Cluj was bad in itself, not due to low prestige or stuff like that). People wouldn't mind watching more events if the game was better overall, but that's another flaw of a somewhat flawed developer we have. Now we have the last major in July, which leads to no conclusion at the end of the season (year). Therefore teams are forced to make shuffles after the first major of the year, so it doesn't end up being very competitive one (like EL this year). I understand that it's not very fair from me to ask for another million a year, but I guess I just get frustrated after seeing what Dota gets, which made me think that Valve are super sceptical about investing in CS GO for whatever reason.
2017-07-27 15:14
Lmao cluj was just a terrible event it wasn't the timing DHW14 got tons of views
2017-07-27 00:32
shit format is the reason for poor viewership
2017-07-27 01:23
#164
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Brazil coldzao2 
3 majors + TI in dota, and its boring af because 3-4 months IS A LOT, but i have to admit CS has more big third party tournaments
2017-07-27 00:53
Ye we have loads of lans
2017-07-27 07:01
Isn't that cute, the same thing people started saying about CS back in 2003. Then it was REALLY going to die back in 2004. And REALLY REALLY going to die in 2005. Of course you children don't remember that, but I'm guessing you'll learn as we go.
2017-07-27 11:23
CS has been dying since 1.6, R.I.P.
2017-07-27 14:03
#32
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Bahrain CRY_A_RIVER 
what a joke
2017-07-27 00:16
#35
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Turkey meduckhad 
ESL Cologne loading
2017-07-27 00:17
an NA major start of the year then Cologne in the summer incoming.
2017-07-27 00:46
#36
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Brazil Henr1qu1n 
:'(
2017-07-27 00:17
Fucking valve they dont realise majors make them so much money
2017-07-27 00:17
3 majors a year was too much i guess since viewership wasnt good
2017-07-27 07:01
That's good, will hopefully feel more special.
2017-07-27 00:17
#42
LASER | 
Europe Laser_ 
good shit valve
2017-07-27 00:17
#43
Zeus | 
Belarus arty_lol 
CIS PLS
2017-07-27 00:17
HOST IN LONDON PLEASEEEE
2017-07-27 00:17
#46
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
Ggwp
2017-07-27 00:17
Starladder ? No thanks
2017-07-27 00:17
#168
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Other anarh1st47 
Why?
2017-07-27 00:56
#51
PAGO | 
Poland Karmowski 
expected
2017-07-27 00:17
#53
IvaNb | 
Denmark Hejl 
expected
2017-07-27 00:18
Fnatic to win #believe
2017-07-27 00:18
#56
Snax | 
Poland Mval 
That sucks...
2017-07-27 00:18
#58
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Russia r3sp 
csgo in 2018? whaat?
2017-07-27 00:18
#59
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France StickyRice 
6 months between Major, then it's obvious it is time to put an end to the "8 Legends rule". 4 Legends maximum, if you want to keep that "Legends rule" but you gotta win at least a BO3 in the playoffs (top 4) to be a Legend. 8 Legends (half of the field) is way too much it doesn't give much of a chance (only 8 spots to qualify) to get new teams at the Major.
2017-07-27 00:18
Wouldn't it be a disappointment for the teams that reached the playoffs? Like BIG or North.
2017-07-27 00:26
#122
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France StickyRice 
Yeah agree, so Valve should make that announcementfor that Jan/Feb 2018 Major that only top 4 will be Legends for the second Major of 2018, the one that should happen in July (if the planning remains the same). I would personally maybe be for less than 4 legends, because in 6 months lots of things happen so even some top 4 finalists could be shit 6 months later for the following Major but i guess Valve and the Major organizer wants to have the biggest names on the scene so they would rather be sure to have lots of big names already qualified for the following Major. I still think 4 Legends instead of 8 would be a good compromise between deleting that "Legends rule" (because it's a great reward for the teams that did well to be invited to the next Major) and the 8 Legends rule (because you only need to win 3 BO1 to be a Legend - i like the swiss system so that's not the problem in my opinion but you should win at least win a BO3 so reach top 4 to be a Legend) in my opinion.
2017-07-27 00:32
I dont believe a team that made playoffs last major isn't even top16 atm
2017-07-27 01:39
I also thought ouf that. But even if it works like that, 12 Challengers versus 4 Legends, seems like a Takeshi Castle. A lot of rotation will happen on the Challengers, and of course, we and Valve don't want some random team to show up as a challenger.
2017-07-27 10:00
It's kind of a hard compromise to give up. Either we get 12 new teams each major, or we keep the 8 from the last hoping that they maintain a "legend" form. Imo if there's gonna be a big gap in between majors (only 2 a year) it would make more sense to only keep the top 4, as expecting all 8 legend teams to maintain their form seems a bit unrealistic, but it's just my opinion.
2017-07-27 00:33
#139
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France StickyRice 
Agree with you with the high uncertainty that most of 8 Legends keep form and are still strong 6 months later.But, giving only 4 legends spots doesn't necessarly ensure that 12 new teams are playing the next Major, many of those 12 teams that will qualify already played the previous Major (or some before) but at least it gives 4 more spots (12 instead of 8) for upcoming teams to qualify.
2017-07-27 00:44
+1
2017-07-27 06:26
I agree
2017-07-27 08:27
Yep
2017-07-27 10:09
#60
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Brazil mrschagas 
São Paulo major 2018
2017-07-27 00:18
#61
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Sweden NIP Fanboy #1 
Lets hope for a bigger prizepool then.
2017-07-27 00:18
It will be either DH or starladder. Most likely DH
2017-07-27 00:18
plz >> DreamHack Summer and Winter Major !!
2017-07-27 00:18
#66
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Poland 0VERATED 
No no no not pgl in 2018 hate this
2017-07-27 00:19
nooo why so long? :c
2017-07-27 00:19
#74
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Uruguay Faq^v^ 
Why only two majors per year :(
2017-07-27 00:20
Valve greedy since they raised the prize poil
2017-07-27 00:48
#186
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Uruguay Faq^v^ 
Bro, we feed them with skins and all that shit, they can do a third major with decent prize pool, fucking volvo :(
2017-07-27 01:23
Its not about money, its about people interest. Community is more hyped and viewership is better when its 2 majors per year
2017-07-27 01:41
Its not only that, how tight wud be the schedule for the teams with so many majors? Look At sk, how many torneys did they participate in the last 3 months? And what did Astralis do? Skipped almost everything for the major. Its just that u have lots of "majors" throughout the year, with 200k plus prizes. Its too much for the teams imo. Or u gonna get all top4 teams only playing the majors in a year, not worth.
2017-07-27 03:52
#75
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Finland taavett1 
There should be 3 Majors every year. That would be nice... I think half year is too long time, 4 months would be good.
2017-07-27 00:20
#239
2017-07-27 03:52
EXPECTED Vavle so shit, fuck you Vavle, they dont care about CS at all
2017-07-27 00:20
#80
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
WTF?!
2017-07-27 00:21
#81
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India transformer 
Starladder or epicenter should be given a chance to hold a major for CIS fans.
2017-07-27 00:21
#351
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Epicenter would be so great
2017-07-27 09:43
Moscow was good xD
2017-07-27 20:38
Epicenter Moscow 2018
2017-07-27 00:21
#84
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United Kingdom Peath 
It's been a while since a DreamHack Winter was a Major. Maybe once more for old times' sake?
2017-07-27 00:21
#86
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Brazil coachdag3x 
it'd be nice an annual major with 32 teams and 2,500,000 prizepool
2017-07-27 00:22
CS:GO Major aint UCL bro.
2017-07-27 16:23
Totally agree, they should switch to annual World Cup with at least 2,000,000$ prize pool and 32 teams, like all the sports are having The World Cup annually (expect football). It should get bigger coverage, may be TV coverage in some countries and all the matches should be held on stage, with the live crowd watching. Would be anticipated and would get alot of hype, especially if the first place winners will get 1,000,000$ prize.
2017-07-27 17:49
#88
 | 
Singapore alltimeloser 
ESL one cologne 2018 major confirmed xdddddd
2017-07-27 00:22
#95
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
as early as January or February, so not Cologne
2017-07-27 00:24
#91
 | 
United States jh8 
2nd week of FEBRUARY PLZ
2017-07-27 00:23
good
2017-07-27 00:24
EPICENTER PLS
2017-07-27 00:24
It's good to have just 2 majors per year, 3 was too much. Right now Valve need to lock at least 2 weeks before major without tournaments
2017-07-27 00:25
dota 2 has 4
2017-07-27 02:53
#239
2017-07-27 03:53
Expected, noboy is watching this rigged shit game
2017-07-27 00:25
#100
oskar | 
Czech Republic SteveCZ 
Raise the prizepool then valve
2017-07-27 00:26
#105
 | 
Russia m0L 
GOOD LUCK STARLADDER #CISMAJOR
2017-07-27 00:27
Gj volvo 2 majors this years only? Atleast raise prizepool for 2018 at 1.5milion
2017-07-27 00:28
#108
 | 
Russia razorVJ 
Pls don't choose ELEAGUE Volvo.
2017-07-27 00:28
#110
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Russia Rowel 
StarLadder
2017-07-27 00:28
Majors should be at least 3-4 times per year, like Tennis and Golf.
2017-07-27 00:29
#115
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United States kdog 
So fucking stupid
2017-07-27 00:30
Dreamhack eleague esl thanks
2017-07-27 00:30
ELEAGUE Major 2018 in February ESL One: Cologne 2018 in June Dreamhack Winter 2018 in October This would be good
2017-07-27 10:16
2 major on year imo is good, but i think PGL was to early after Cologne bc most team take cologne like bootcamp not like the big lan
2017-07-27 00:31
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
2017-07-27 00:32
#127
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Switzerland Sylleo 
most contracts finish at the end of december, bad timing
2017-07-27 00:33
good
2017-07-27 00:38
#132
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
pls ESL KATOWICE
2017-07-27 00:39
#138
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
starladder take my energy #GOSTARLADDER #RUNCiS
2017-07-27 00:43
#172
 | 
Other anarh1st47 
#gostarladder
2017-07-27 01:00
#143
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Brazil LukeCS7 
Ez ELEAGUE again
2017-07-27 00:46
valve doesnt have 3mil to give out lul
2017-07-27 00:46
#151
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Brazil R_ananias 
And they get a lot a money from majors aswell !!! It's profitable for sure.
2017-07-27 00:48
I feel like Starladder will be given a chance. Specially after Gambit won in Krakow.
2017-07-27 00:47
#148
ZywOo | 
Canada pain^ 
DREAMHACK pls
2017-07-27 00:47
#153
 | 
CIS sergioff 
I want Starladder Major
2017-07-27 00:48
#154
TaZ | 
Poland l0dzio 
1. DH Las Vegas 2. IEM Katowice 2018 :)
2017-07-27 00:51
#155
 | 
Russia alabar 
dota major was in Ukraine cs:go major will be in Ukraine PROFIT
2017-07-27 00:49
#156
 | 
Estonia mr_abdul 
2 majors per year is nice imo
2017-07-27 00:49
#157
mir | 
Ukraine v1adyb0y 
The Starladder Major Kiev CiS Major PLS GABE I TRUST IN YOU <3
2017-07-27 00:49
fuck that why isnt there 3 majors a year anymore?
2017-07-27 00:52
StarLadder please
2017-07-27 00:53
#166
 | 
United States Xmplary 
are valve just trying to kill the game at this point?
2017-07-27 00:54
#167
 | 
France StickyRice 
New prizepool for Majors : 2.5 million $ prizemoney 1 million for 1st 500.000$ for 2nd (BO5 final) 250.000$ for 3rd 150.000$ for 4th (BO3 3rd place decider game) 100.000 for 5th-8th 25.0000$ for 9th 16th (or a bit less than 100.000 for 5th-8th but a bit more money for teams not qualifying to playoffs but giving a bit more money than 25.000$ for teams that won games during swiss phase like 1-3 and 2-3 teams) Only top 4 Legends. Thank me later
2017-07-27 00:56
#284
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Malaysia byaIi 
never happend
2017-07-27 06:30
Meanwhile Dota 2 has like 4 Majors and the TI. Fuck you Valve. If CSGO had same treatment like Dota 2 in terms of tournament support and back-end development, it would have been 3x more popular and better game than now.
2017-07-27 01:12
+1, and there would be so many better teams
2017-07-27 01:13
+1 i think the only reason valve doesnt stop supporting csgo altogether is because they make too much money from it to be ignored, so they just throw a random update here and there to make us happy and thats about it as soon as csgo stops making absurd amounts of money (and that will happen sooner or later) valve will completely ignore csgo and pretend it doesnt even exist, like tf2
2017-07-27 01:26
you think beggar csgo users can rack up a prize pool like Dota 2 users? 20 million ? Ill be surpirsed if CSGO International prize pool even crosses 1 million..
2017-07-27 03:41
#338
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Greece hekzy 
Facepalm. CSGO and Dota2 make very similar revenues per year. Just in 2015 Dota2 made only 17million more. A difference of less than 10%. Ao how is it fair that the Dota2 majors have 500% the prizepool?
2017-07-27 09:04
Mate. The prize pool of TI is sponsored by people spending money on LEVELS in the COMPENDIUM...the BATTLE PASS,specifically. it DOES NOT include earnings from elsewhere....Valve doesnt sponsor TI prize pool I doubt there are enough players to fund such a prize pool,as i said before.
2017-07-27 14:23
#419
 | 
Greece hekzy 
But I'm telling you that the csgo populace generates close to the same revenue as Dota2's populace so what makes you think they can't generate close to the same compendium revenue.
2017-07-27 14:39
We will never know.....because there wont a CSGO TI...
2017-07-27 14:41
#432
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Greece hekzy 
Rip london
2017-07-27 15:28
i made 2 comments with wrong english,fuck im autistic. I wrote right instead of write in another comment. Must be the anti biotics im on,at the moment.
2017-07-27 16:27
#441
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Greece hekzy 
I understand :(
2017-07-27 16:31
#239
2017-07-27 03:55
#178
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Palestine hevCS 
EPICENTER
2017-07-27 01:12
2 majors a year, looks like the end of CSGO...I don't want another Polish or east EU major again, DreamHackWinter was the best and keep Cologne I guess.
2017-07-27 01:14
#181
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Spain Alser 
booo Valve please improve majors, otherwise you're just saving money by doing this you pricks
2017-07-27 01:15
#182
 | 
Sweden godname 
NOO WTF VALVE
2017-07-27 01:17
#183
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Venezuela Kennedy^_^ 
Major 2018 with source 2 included? :O
2017-07-27 01:20
pff only 2 majors per year? booooring
2017-07-27 01:24
#188
Poland n1u 
ESL or DH please :(
2017-07-27 01:25
Why is valve limiting the majors.......................
2017-07-27 01:28
#192
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Kazakhstan kanjargo 
CSGO is dying, if 2018 will have 1m$ prizepool this will be end of cs. Dota has 4 majors with 3m$ per year. And other games will grow
2017-07-27 01:29
not dying, its just not as big as other games. Its actually growing.
2017-07-27 01:51
#218
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Estonia swag420weed 
CS most popular fps and will always be...
2017-07-27 02:48
lul not true. Dota will end up with 3 majors 2016-17 . And for the next season Valve has announced that "Dota Majors must have a minimum $500,000 prize pool and will receive an additional $500,000 toward the pool from Valve"
2017-07-27 11:46
Dota major already had 3 million prize pool..
2017-07-27 14:45
so fucking bad... its atleast 6 months away then. lol.
2017-07-27 01:29
5/6 months rip cs:go [*]
2017-07-27 01:33
#223
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Malaysia byaIi 
R.I.Perinnho
2017-07-27 03:00
So fucking shit bring back 3 majors a year do one every 4 months it's so fucking gay
2017-07-27 01:35
+1
2017-07-27 02:31
#199
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
stupid valve
2017-07-27 01:47
#203
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
Dreamhack Winter Maybe?
2017-07-27 01:56
No DHW, pathetic.
2017-07-27 02:04
#206
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Poland ramones1 
Its good
2017-07-27 02:09
São Paulo 2018
2017-07-27 02:13
#209
 | 
United States Pbor 
So lame and boring 2majors a year valve does not give a fuck about this game hahaha
2017-07-27 02:15
#224
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
true
2017-07-27 03:06
#210
 | 
Argentina roulettesoad 
E league please
2017-07-27 02:20
Well I'll have to wait for 6-7 months for new major stickers. FeelsBadman
2017-07-27 02:28
#215
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Portugal samf0rd 
DREAMHACK MAJOR INC
2017-07-27 02:35
2 majors are more than enough. TOo many tours in between to watch plus its so stressful for pros to attend all other big tours PLUS 3 majors PLUS time to train etc etc. 2 is great
2017-07-27 02:45
#222
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World breezy0 
exactly, and when there's too many it becomes meaningless. imagine football world cup every year? would be dumb.
2017-07-27 02:55
Theres a champions league every year, national championships and cups all over the place. Is that dumb too?
2017-07-27 03:59
Theres a single champions league every year. Not 3 every 4 months. Thats what breezy0 saying. Cs has 2 and 2 are more than enough imho.
2017-07-27 05:11
cs doesnt have national championships and the champions league runs ALL FUCKIN YEAR LONG bunch of worthless pricks
2017-07-27 10:40
You moron, there are so many tours in a year and upon that you have 2 champions leagues ( majors ) in a year. Stfu crybaby. 2 is more than enough
2017-07-27 12:41
Poor little pros and their stress
2017-07-27 03:58
xD true.. maybe they should quit
2017-07-27 06:06
Cryyy
2017-07-27 12:42
#221
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World breezy0 
2 a year is really good!
2017-07-27 02:55
Source 2 HYPE!
2017-07-27 03:11
#226
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Brazil sprk1 
what? nooo
2017-07-27 03:14
#228
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Valve .. valve .. valve ..
2017-07-27 03:21
sir this is a valve pr representative you can not write valve three times it is forbidden only two is acceptable as gaben never learned how to count to three and it confuses him thank you
2017-07-27 03:35
#407
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
I'm sorry :( Hail lord gaben!
2017-07-27 13:37
Tennis has 4 grand slams a year and nobody complains, but some autistic faggots actually think that 2 csgo majors is good coz "hype" No major championship throughout the year, other premier events feel like they dont matter with teams skipping them and being unprepared, congratz, now csgo pro scene is smaller than 1.6 was Meanwhile gaben be like "Welcome to the International"
2017-07-27 03:40
Cry you fuking moron. There are so many tours thru the years with great prizes that 2 majors upon all those other tournaments are more than enough. This isnt tennis fuking crybaby. 3 majors is an overkill. Cry poor shit that want to make money over majors. Cry
2017-07-27 12:43
Stfu with ur "cry" nonsense u br wannabe retard, ur little eyes get hurt from watching too much cs? Gaben promised u a glock skin for defending him? Mediocre little bastard who takes less instead of more, pathetic.
2017-07-28 05:34
Cry all you want poor shit ! People like you dont care about Counter strike, its community and E-sports. You poor shit. If you want money come to give you some for free.
2017-07-28 05:46
Go drink your milk boy, summer doesnt last.
2017-07-28 05:48
I read you like open book. Youre poor
2017-07-28 05:49
+ ELEAGUE PLS, BEST MAJOR EVER!
2017-07-27 03:40
Just make one huge event like TI for CSGO... pls Gaben.
2017-07-27 03:44
Ez for cs_summit kappa EPICCENTER major would be awesome. GG
2017-07-27 03:46
+ ELEAGUE PLS, BEST MAJOR EVER!sssssssss
2017-07-27 03:48
#246
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Netherlands Yak_41M 
ehhhh makes sense i guess, ill see you scrubs in person at ESL NY... glhf
2017-07-27 04:01
bye scene
2017-07-27 04:05
i want a major in China
2017-07-27 04:41
#252
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United Kingdom Yuli 
Noooooo!
2017-07-27 04:46
#254
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Finland sonicz 
Sounds like Valve IS going to release source 2 for csgo with in that time.
2017-07-27 04:55
People are getting bored of csgo and valve isn't making enough money lul
2017-07-27 05:07
This sucks. Do like Tennis ffs, 4 majors per year. And get rid of Bo1 while you're at it.
2017-07-27 05:10
starladder next
2017-07-27 05:27
Idk why people are upset, Starladder will be good major
2017-07-27 05:39
1. Gay 2. Where's MLG at? Columbus was awesome
2017-07-27 05:39
starladder/epicenter would be good
2017-07-27 05:44
#265
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Russia Unkn0wN25 
MOSCOW MAJOR , PLZZZZZZ!!!!
2017-07-27 05:48
0/8
2017-07-27 10:19
pls next time sticker like katowice 2014
2017-07-27 06:07
#282
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
MAJOR IN BRAZIL PLZ GABE !
2017-07-27 06:26
no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
2017-08-01 13:50
CIS major or Asia major PogChamp
2017-07-27 07:06
#292
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
damn oh well we go on
2017-07-27 07:16
#293
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Russia deadforest 
DreamHack Major Sarajevo 2018! GO GO GO!!!
2017-07-27 07:21
Why no epicenter on the list?
2017-07-27 07:26
DreamHack please win this one. I don't want to deal with any more shitty majors
2017-07-27 07:29
Thank god honestly because this gives valve time to change this game and get rid of stuff like OP pistols
2017-07-27 07:57
#306
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Germany BangQStar 
#feelsbadman :(
2017-07-27 08:09
#307
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Germany eryXn 
so, enough time to implement Source2, am i rite?
2017-07-27 08:10
#309
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Russia Reph 
Starladder PogChamp
2017-07-27 08:15
It will be a Starladder major and ESL Cologne 2018
2017-07-27 08:30
VP will come back in 2018! See ya!
2017-07-27 08:32
Denmark would be noice
2017-07-27 08:36
FUCK
2017-07-27 08:43
#327
woxic | 
Slovakia HRTomi 
Its better to spend 20,700,000$ on single major for dota2 instead of making 3 majors for CS. NA Logic
2017-07-27 08:54
NiP will win the next major in 2017.
2017-07-27 08:55
#337
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Indonesia BunCit 
Valve should bring Major to Asia next year.
2017-07-27 09:04
ESL one Las Angeles. Or Eleague Anaheim. Comon. Southern California needs a major.
2017-07-27 09:04
#344
Aleksib | 
Portugal lies2 
Why not epicenter?
2017-07-27 09:17
#347
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Lithuania Afgan` 
Hope so, that Valve till next major will release new source engine lul...
2017-07-27 09:22
pls go CIS MAJOR! STARLADDER!
2017-07-27 09:35
#352
rain | 
Norway KimZay 
Dreamhack in Sweden/Norway would be great. and if it's happening most likely Jönköping or Malmö in Sweden. and in Norway Stavanger, Bergen or Oslo.
2017-07-27 09:56
Please let dreamhack host it. They are the best
2017-07-27 09:56
katowice better
2017-07-27 10:19
Katowice is a city, not an organizer.
2017-07-27 10:22
ik
2017-07-27 10:30
So do you mean ESL?
2017-07-27 16:30
ye
2017-07-27 17:04
Giff major please
2017-07-27 10:27
#371
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CIS tER_ 
in starladder we trust
2017-07-27 10:34
DREAMHACK BUDAPEST IS COMING!
2017-07-27 10:39
2 majors per year is enough. I mean, a major should be something special, that everybody waits for. 6 months is a good period for fans to thirst for it to come.
2017-07-27 10:39
Well said.
2017-07-28 05:47
#376
Zajda | 
Europe Zajda 
rip if ELEAGUE
2017-07-27 10:45
#377
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Sweden aer1aL 
No PGL please...
2017-07-27 10:48
Go to Moskow CIS:GO GO GO GO
2017-07-27 10:52
#384
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Greece her-1g 
I think it would be better to have 1 major per year like international. Crowdfunded, bigger viewership, more prize money, played for longer time with bo3 round robin!
2017-07-27 11:30
Not bad idea
2017-07-28 05:48
#386
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Russia Wa1D 
StarLadder pls , Major in the CIS Moscow , Saints-Petersburg!
2017-07-27 11:43
#387
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Andorra glassis 
another MLG or ELEAGUE pls
2017-07-27 11:44
#479
 | 
France GUNERSBB 
ye best majors
2017-07-28 00:19
#389
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Russia RacerJuiced_ 
Starladder major Moscow 20!8
2017-07-27 11:51
Jan/Feb - summer time in Australia. Perfect place to host it. :)
2017-07-27 11:52
PGL so bad
2017-07-27 12:45
Less skins. :(((
2017-07-27 12:49
+MLG +ELEAGUE
2017-07-27 12:57
#403
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Malaysia phyzell 
Dreamhack ATL better fix their calendar. Viewerships for this year was fuctup.
2017-07-27 13:12
#404
kNgV- | 
Brazil Sp4rkes 
ESL Sao Paulo confirmed
2017-07-27 13:22
#406
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Luxembourg alex24 
meanwhile valve is gonna drop 5 cases and 100 new skins no new updates, no source2
2017-07-27 13:30
Next major will be Dreamhack Winter in Sweden 100% confirmed
2017-07-27 13:53
#411
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Germany r4jzN 
bring back dreamhack winter
2017-07-27 13:58
PGL MAJOR LUL
2017-07-27 14:02
#414
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Estonia teremartin 
RIP EPICENTER :(
2017-07-27 14:07
NAY
2017-07-27 14:29
IMO the major should have more teams, just imagine the last major plus Optic, Liquid,Dignitas and Envyus per example, Valve would make so much more money if every NA fan was watching, every portuguese fan was watching dignitas and everyone was watching ScreaM because of his huge fanbase
2017-07-27 14:41
dignitrash XD
2017-07-27 14:45
#425
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
Dreamhack, Starleadder or EPICENTER!
2017-07-27 14:49
#427
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Denmark ta1ket 
I hope its gonna be ESL And DreamHack :)
2017-07-27 15:03
#433
 | 
World ExoticSeamen 
#RUNPENTA
2017-07-27 15:31
#435
Snax | 
Poland dediw3e4 
Give it to dreamhack plzzzz
2017-07-27 16:18
#436
 | 
Sweden lagcats 
so far away ;&
2017-07-27 16:20
#442
 | 
United Kingdom CupcakKe 
UK Major I are think this.
2017-07-27 16:35
#454
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Brazil Djentleman 
To the Volvo... Dota 2 > CSGO no more words...
2017-07-27 17:47
#458
s1mple | 
Ukraine st1ng7 
Starladder will be best Major. MLG and Eleague are good too
2017-07-27 17:57
I just don't understand Valve, ok have 2 majors per year, but don't have one at the beginning of the year and the other one in the middle of summer, when people go on vacation. Like April/May and October/November are great for these types of action, people go to school/work them they come home to relax and watch the major.
2017-07-27 18:50
#463
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Belgium adumonBE 
Thank you! Can't wait for next season to start, LET's GO!!
2017-07-27 19:01
please cologne
2017-07-27 19:12
Gambit has won every second Major Tournament of 2017. Let that sink in boys.
2017-07-27 19:21
#467
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Brazil Charizaldo 
BRAZILIAN MAJOR HYPE
2017-07-27 19:26
no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
2017-08-01 13:48
#468
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Russia AR4ER 
Very good that Gambit win last Major of 2017! Still can't believe ;)
2017-07-27 19:34
If they are going to have only 2 majors a year I think they should expand the amount of days and teams the events have. bo3 elimination game is a must and even better if everything is bo3.
2017-07-27 20:48
ESL >>>> ALL
2017-07-27 21:49
#480
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Europe Neramun 
oh man i didnt even watch krakow major because so fucking boring and nobody care about this shit event, e-league was the only good shit worth watching this year
2017-07-28 00:54
expected af
2017-07-28 00:56
So that means Gambit will be relevant for another 6 months even though they won't be winning anything nice.
2017-07-28 02:11
StarLadder rly nice Major.
2017-07-28 09:03
DHW PLZ
2017-07-28 12:33
#499
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Ukraine WhiteREP 
Lets StarLadder Major
2017-07-28 19:09
#500
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Sweden Froxez 
COMMENT NUMBURU 500
2017-07-28 19:15
fuck u gaben cmonBruh
2017-07-29 23:16
#511
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Kazakhstan dOcx3 
GO next Major from Kazakhstan! Location: Almaty > Almaty arena: a capacity of 12 000 people! Repost
2017-07-30 08:50
major in Kazakhstan? no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
2017-08-01 13:48
DREAMHACK CLUJ NAPOCA 2018 by ZOWIE Format:GSL
2017-07-30 08:52
Gonna be great!
2017-08-01 13:52
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