Looks like we know the destination of next year’s first grand tournament, as Boston will be hosting 2018’s first CS:GO Valve Major. ELEAGUE Major.
The ELEAGUE Major Boston will bring 16 of the world’s best CS:GO teams together for a two week long showdown which will culminate in live playoffs from Friday 26 January to Sunday 28 January at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. And as usual with ELEAGUE, all matches from qualifiers to grand finals will be streamed live on TV through TBS as well as Twitch, Youtube, ELEAGUE’s website.
Gambit Esports, Astralis, Virtus Pro, Fnatic, SK Gaming, BIG, North are all the confirmed teams so far, and Immortals will be invited in case they keep three of their four players on the roster. These eight teams earned their invites by placing in PGL Krakow Major’s top eight. The remaining eight teams will be decided by the Major qualifier, which will take teams who qualified for the previous major joined by those who prove themselves in the offline Minor qualifiers.
Expect more details to surfaces closer to the event. ELEAGUE hosted the ELEAGUE MAJOR: Atlanta last January, which managed to break records when Astralis and Virtus Pro fought in the finals that ended with the former holding its first Major title ever.