Video: Best memories from the first 15 CS:GO Majors

Relive the unforgettable rounds from the game's most prestigious tournaments in the lead-up to the PGL Major Stockholm.

From Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon's incredible 1v3 clutch on Dust2 in 2013 to Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's three-second, three-bullet sequence on Train in 2019, every CS:GO Major provided us unique moments that stand the test of time. Some were a result of individual skill, some were pulled off thanks to brilliant gamesense, and others required a bit of luck — but all of them resulted in much than just a round won.

coldzera's jumping double at MLG Columbus remains one of the most iconic Major plays

Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski's "Sneaky Beaky" play on Mirage against NIP defined him as a player, while Mihail "⁠Dosia⁠" Stolyarov's bank-breaking HE against Immortals remains iconic. Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David's quad kill hold on Mirage changed the tides of the semi-final against Liquid, setting the Brazilian squad on route to establishing their era while the North American team took years to become a truly dominant side.

Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip' locking down B on Inferno against FaZe brought redemption and the first Major title to North America, while plays such as Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer's boost on Overpass and Hovik "⁠KQLY⁠" Tovmassian's jumping one-tap remain controversial to this day.

Click play on the video below, made by Radosław "MAKKU" Makuch to watch the 10-minute video to relive some of the best memories from the first 15 CS:GO Majors.

You can find other HLTV highlights as well as episodes of the HLTV Confirmed show on the official HLTV YouTube channel.

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1358
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1534
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1766
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
France Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
2063
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1905
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1427
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Nostalgia!
2021-10-22 21:00
13 replies
+1 However Kqly?? Nice givin xiiters attention lmao morons 😂😂🤡
2021-10-22 21:20
1 reply
men he totally not xiter only in mm :)
2021-10-22 21:35
>nostalgia >Signed up 2019-05-12 clown
2021-10-28 17:28
9 replies
hltv = watching cs 🤣
2021-10-29 00:21
1 reply
newfag cant b8
2021-11-04 21:02
#148
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Korea Shazil
hltv = watching cs 🤣
2021-11-04 20:29
watch in twitch/youtube/cs/new account? no, we can watch majors only in hltv. clown
2021-11-06 16:27
5 replies
Signed up 2020-12-27 leave clown
2021-11-06 17:07
4 replies
if i signed up latest than u i must leave? nice,in 2021 people look when profile was signed. i watched cs matches in raiz videos, i mustnt watch on hltv. i will be not surprised if u will be ignore cuz u havent anything to say:/ clown
2021-11-06 18:09
3 replies
gfycat.com/ru/cloudysophisticatedeastern.. ps: Signed up 2020-12-27 leave clown
2021-11-06 18:14
2 replies
yasno slit ocherednoy clown p.s. luchshe ne pishi nichego nikomy, a to eshe bolblshe opozorishsya
2021-11-06 18:24
1 reply
gfycat.com/ru/cloudysophisticatedeastern.. ps: Signed up 2020-12-27 lmao russian cyka blyat speakin
2021-11-06 18:50
+1 nice nickname, including
2021-11-03 17:52
Niiice
2021-10-22 21:01
#5
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Japan KotpeHead
BR undeserved
2021-10-22 21:02
18 replies
cry is free no scene
2021-10-22 21:55
16 replies
Br undeserved
2021-10-22 23:18
11 replies
Cry is free no major scene :)
2021-10-26 08:55
10 replies
Wut nibba?, Navi top 1
2021-10-27 09:32
9 replies
so what? we've been there too, only Astralis has more time in a row as top 1 than our line btw
2021-10-27 14:33
3 replies
BR undeserved
2021-10-27 15:24
2 replies
2021-10-27 15:54
1 reply
hahahaha chinese
2021-10-30 03:08
#146
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Brazil DaRos517
Russians can't say anything related to majors before they win 2
2021-11-03 21:46
4 replies
u so stupid. we must have 2 majors to say true? nice 0 iq
2021-11-06 16:35
3 replies
#157
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Brazil DaRos517
Yes
2021-11-06 16:43
2 replies
well how u see we saying true without 2 majors:)
2021-11-06 17:54
1 reply
#164
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Brazil DaRos517
learn english
2021-11-06 20:30
Stay Quiet BR. The Scandinavian is here.
2021-11-05 12:15
3 replies
good for you kid
2021-11-05 13:22
2 replies
Stay mad, stay as the 3rd best region.
2021-11-05 13:53
1 reply
go eat ur rotten fish
2021-11-05 15:20
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Uruguay !skoolage
-1
2021-10-26 21:26
Pretty cool
2021-10-22 21:02
nice
2021-10-22 21:02
good video
2021-10-22 21:02
Fak man, I don't wanna cry 😢
2021-10-22 21:02
Nope, sorry - not gonna cry tonight.
2021-10-22 21:03
the xseven 1v1 against s1mple. goosbumps
2021-10-22 21:04
2 replies
And painful to watch. However i think NaVi wouldn't beat Astralis in the finals, if S1mple won that.
2021-10-23 18:32
1 reply
Nah definitely not, Astralis was still in peak form then
2021-10-23 21:03
coldzera brought so many memories, man i miss this guy dominating so much
2021-10-22 21:06
Device's 1v3 in 3 seconds with 3 Headshots on 3 bullets with 3 points of health deserved a graffiti.
2021-10-22 21:13
16 replies
#24
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Romania wadd
yeah, thats so underrated
2021-10-22 21:20
+1
2021-10-22 21:23
not at all. You saw equal plays in many other matches from different players. Graffiti should only be for things that are unique and probably could only deliver by these players alone.
2021-10-22 21:31
5 replies
Nah He deserved one.
2021-10-22 21:52
yeah because only olofmeister can defuse in a moltov good one
2021-10-22 22:06
3 replies
nope but only can do it in a crucial round that decides everything.
2021-10-22 22:16
You cant be so brave to actually defuse on fire
2021-10-23 10:27
C9 also should get one for their defuse
2021-10-23 13:23
but he shot 7 bullets tho?
2021-10-22 21:42
7 replies
But 3 bullet and 3 HS tho?
2021-10-22 21:52
6 replies
4 wasted shots mean you suck.
2021-10-22 21:54
1 reply
#75
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Well, not really but I get the point you're trying to make.
2021-10-22 22:28
But 3 is different from 7, nah?
2021-10-22 21:54
3 replies
3 HS on 3 bullets are 3 HS on 3 bullets.
2021-10-22 21:56
2 replies
whiffing 4 shots then hitting 3 is not equal to only hitting 3 shots
2021-10-22 23:20
1 reply
But hitting 3 shots in a row to get 3 heashot kills is what's the gist about.
2021-10-23 06:02
this made me cry...
2021-10-22 21:14
5 replies
There is something wrong with you then
2021-10-22 22:52
4 replies
why
2021-10-23 10:04
3 replies
Nobody cries watching cs highlights. And if you do, you should go see a therapist
2021-10-23 10:07
2 replies
It's not just highlights. It's nostalgic moments from all the majors. I've been watching csgo scene from cluj napoca 2015 and I miss those times.
2021-10-23 10:19
1 reply
If they add g2 failed defuse on nuke you will not cry
2021-10-23 10:28
#18
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Russia mshkoda
Nostalgy cry😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
2021-10-22 21:15
Good video and that actually included clips I hadn’t seen. Especially the device banana play was a very good clip
2021-10-22 21:16
nice video Radek ;))
2021-10-22 21:17
1 reply
thanks rodaku
2021-10-22 21:22
#23
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Brazil urisco
POOOOOOOG
2021-10-22 21:20
xseveN > s1mple
2021-10-22 21:22
just beautiful i love cs
2021-10-22 21:24
My best moment was when Flusha on Cache looked "aimlocked" from under B heaven to the vent room. That is a scene I never forget. Even now I see the scene in my head. This is literally CS for me. I am not gonna lie Back then 2016 When S1mple made his drop I was like "yeah okay" but when I watch it today I think wtf.
2021-10-22 21:27
xseven EZ
2021-10-22 21:28
#32
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Estonia E$t0
nuts edit
2021-10-22 21:28
cool!
2021-10-22 21:30
nice
2021-10-22 21:32
#36
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Hungary F1z3s
good vibes, excited for the major letsgoooooooo
2021-10-22 21:32
#37
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Denmark michufan
15 years of Major highlights and still cadiaN's clutch in the ESL Pro League Season 13 grand final beats them all.
2021-10-22 21:32
6 replies
Love the commentary even more than the actual scene <3
2021-10-22 21:48
Hunden told him where everyone is
2021-10-22 22:45
3 replies
#93
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Austria rdg138
Imagine...
2021-10-23 00:06
This is true?
2021-10-23 12:18
1 reply
Nah... Just joking
2021-10-23 12:23
refrezh 1v5>>>>>>>>>
2021-10-23 10:03
#39
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Poland Aiko_
Where neo 1vs5 on overpass ;-;
2021-10-22 21:35
2 replies
it wasn't major
2021-10-22 21:38
dreamhack open isnt major lmao
2021-10-22 21:43
#40
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Uzbekistan MUK
Where highlight with top2 player of the world
2021-10-22 21:35
Yeah, that was a great time)
2021-10-22 21:38
am i the only one who this video made cry?
2021-10-22 21:40
2 replies
Can you kids shut up about this crying bs? Nobody cries watching cs highlights. And if you do, you should go see a therapist
2021-10-22 22:48
most of the video, nope, the s1mple lost clutch alone makes me sad. That's the only clutch attempt added where they lost the round but everyone knows, the 7 seconds, the unwinnable clutch and he wallbangs, everyone is believing and then, it fukken hurts. It's the most memorable lost clutch in csgo history. nt s1mple.
2021-10-23 16:01
#44
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Chile 1cristiaan
beautiful
2021-10-22 21:41
#47
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United States Will767
that was amazing
2021-10-22 21:45
cool vid for newbs
2021-10-22 21:48
1 reply
Cool vid for old farts too
2021-10-22 22:53
Look at 2015 Cologne Semmler and Anders and compare them now
2021-10-22 21:48
"Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David's quad kill hold on Mirage changed the tides of the semi-final against Liquid, setting the Brazilian squad on route to establishing their era while the North American team took years to become a truly dominant side." Every brazilian hater rn: It'S NoT eRa, sK/lUmINoSiTy dIdN't hAvE a ErA BUAHHH
2021-10-22 21:53
bro this fucking hype for the major is about to kill me no joke
2021-10-22 21:54
sad how many unskilled awp noscopes are considered the "exciting memorable plays"
2021-10-22 21:55
2 replies
Bait harder Sure they are lucky but it still takes skill to place the imaginary crosshair(which you can't see) onto the target. It's a testament to the players crosshair placement and visualization skills
2021-10-22 22:49
1 reply
#120
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Ukraine bvs_
not only this, but those players have balls to go for those plays. For example s1mple's play - u rly have to be brave to go for that shit
2021-10-23 13:00
Lovely video!
2021-10-22 21:56
CSGO 2012-16 (read old patch) was more playable, enjoyable for players & entertaining for viewers. Maps were clear, no shadows and necessary stuff like nowadays ones full with shit shadows & textures I miss old sound of AK & M4 - just amazing. CSGO 2017-2021 patch is so ridioculous ( awp & tapping ) stuff, which make csgo so random, pugging game, one of the reason why teams/scene are so unstable and inconsistent. Also ingame economy sucks About edit, just great
2021-10-22 22:02
3 replies
old AK sound is objectively ear rape
2021-10-22 22:12
Old ak sound is horrible
2021-10-22 22:50
#94
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El Salvador Bredalow
Old awp sound was so epic
2021-10-23 00:14
#63
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CIS elefiveS
thanks hltv for doing what PGL should have done. Much love <3
2021-10-22 22:03
#67
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Other KlNG
how dare you not include olof tec-9 ace
2021-10-22 22:09
Great video for newfags like me!
2021-10-22 22:09
incredible video nice job MAKKU
2021-10-22 22:12
Damn i miss Hiko, Cold, Happy, Flusha and Olaf on their peaks
2021-10-22 22:23
Legendary...
2021-10-22 22:23
15 years of Major highlights and still cadiaN's clutch in the ESL Pro League Season 13 grand final beats them all.
2021-10-22 22:25
3 replies
wouldn't be possible with crowd noise
2021-10-22 22:40
#97
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Brazil hugoooo
Not 15 years of majors you dumbo, it's 6 years (2013 to 2019). 15 is the numbers of Majors ever held.
2021-10-23 00:55
1 reply
I havent laughed this hard in a week xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2021-10-23 04:26
#76
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Hungary szia
magnificent gz hltv
2021-10-22 22:34
#80
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Brazil Guadachuva
F Hiko
2021-10-22 22:41
mir is the best player to ever play csgo
2021-10-22 23:30
Nice video, but shouldn't show highlights from a banned cheater
2021-10-22 23:43
#92
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Russia Rapu
S1mple vs Ence :( Probably, only the Finns were glad that S1mple could not win this clutch :(
2021-10-23 00:05
2 replies
Pain.
2021-10-23 06:44
s1mple could have played that last 1v1 against xseven so much better, but he got way too greedy and actually deserved that. Still great attempt from him and made my heart stop for awhile :)
2021-10-23 09:34
#96
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Brazil hugoooo
"OMG!!! INHUMAN REACTIONS!!!" "WHAAAAT!! A JUMPING DOUBLE FOR COOOOOOLD!!!!" - Semmler cheering for allu's on his 3k on train as Anders almost breaks his own neck casting the last frag My favorites
2021-10-23 00:54
Anders is a fucking goat, it's been a long while since I've heard his hype like this, so long since I've heard his last hyped ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!?!?!?!?!?!? LETS GO <3
2021-10-23 02:18
Great video thank you. Hope for an epic Major this year.
2021-10-23 07:29
Wtf hltv I'm crying now :(
2021-10-23 07:41
FeelsStrongMan
2021-10-23 09:18
Glad to see how they included simple in that video. Made flashy plays. managed lucky RNG noscope. then baited the teammate to get kills. failed the round. failed the majors. it trully is well reflecting video on the past of the majors. also - turretzeras jumping no-scopes are also extremely overrrated RNG.
2021-10-23 11:14
amazing video!!! imagine beeing Xseven in that spot at that score in that game 1 v 1 with the best player at that time and probably this year as well unless something stupid happens to Navy i wonder what was the graffiti he did over s1mple, anybody knows?
2021-10-23 11:31
GG that s1mple moment could change everything
2021-10-23 13:07
Nothing beats the boston major final in 2018. it was absolutely insane! i watched it live, forever a legend final period.
2021-10-23 16:01
1 reply
#149
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Korea Shazil
were u there?????
2021-11-04 20:30
<3 i love to see this. It has been a dream of mine. I live through these plays
2021-10-23 16:46
#126
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Brazil Largato
great video
2021-10-23 17:51
Nice video, so many memories, man, it's over 8 years since the first CS:GO Major, the time goes on so fast :(
2021-10-23 18:10
amazing
2021-10-23 21:58
#131
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Brazil MadVini
CASTER: A JUMPING DOUBLE FOR COLD! s0mple: :O
2021-10-23 22:34
Why was the closer device shitting on EG.. that shit broke my heart..
2021-10-24 05:30
gud job
2021-10-25 18:36
right in the feels <3 great video
2021-10-27 06:56
#142
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Finland fr0zeNid
nostalgia af
2021-10-28 23:40
best game ever
2021-11-04 13:59
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