Sources: Valve targets Shanghai for second 2024 Major
The second Counter-Strike 2 Major is planned to be organized by Perfect World and PGL in December 2024.
Sources have revealed to HLTV.org and Dust2.com.br that plans are in place for Shanghai, China to host the second Major of 2024 in early December.
The tournament will be organized by Perfect World, the publisher of Counter-Strike in China, in partnership with PGL. PGL is also in charge of the first Major of 2024 and the first to be played in CS2.
The RMR qualifiers for the event are planned to take place from October 26-November 13, with the Major itself set to follow just over two weeks later from December 1-15.
The end-of-year date is in line with Valve's recent launch of a request for proposals for the four Majors taking place in 2025-2026. In it, the developers revealed the events have been moved to conclude each season in the middle of June and early December.
Should the PW CS2 Major Shanghai run as planned, it will be the first Major to take place in Asia. HLTV knows that Valve previously planned for Asia to host the second Major of 2023, with China and Singapore among the locations considered, until they scrapped the tournament due to the anticipated launch of Counter-Strike 2.