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Countdown to BLAST Paris 2023: The Next Major CS: GO Event

| By Yaroslav Moklyak
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Are you a fan of the popular first-person shooter game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)? If so, you might wonder when the next major tournament, or “major,” will occur. The anticipation for these events can be intense as they bring together the best teams worldwide to compete for massive prize pools and bragging rights. The countdown to the next Major, BLAST Paris 2023, is already underway, and fans are eager to find out which clubs will succeed.

What is the Next CS: GO Major's Location and Date?

The upcoming CS: GO Major will take place in Paris, France, and be run by BLAST. The competition will last from 8th May to 21st May for two weeks. Twenty-four teams from across the world will battle for the Trophy and the majority of the $1,250,000 as in Rio.

The tournament will be “the largest Major to date,” according to BLAST CEO Robbie Douek, who announced on the company’s website. Additionally, it will be the first CS: GO Major competition run by BLAST.

CS: GO Major Tournament Format

Since the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 competition, Valve has used a new CS: GO Major tournament structure, increasing the tournament size from 16 to 24 teams and renaming each stage. The current CS: GO Major format will probably be around for a while. The CS: GO Major competition format is displayed below, with the Challengers Stage serving as the first stage of the competition.

Challenger Stage:

  • Swiss System 16 Team Format
  • Matches for advancement and elimination are Bo3
  • Other games are all Bo1
  • The top 8 Teams reach the Legends Stage
  • Eight of the weakest teams are eliminated

Legends Stage:

  • Swiss System 16 Team Format
  • Matches for advancement and elimination are Bo3
  • Other games are all Bo1
  • The top 8 Teams reach the Champions Stage
  • Eight of the weakest teams are eliminated

Champions Stage:

There will be a single-elimination bracket competition amongst the top eight Legends teams. For seeding, the final standings from the Legends Stage will be utilized. At this point, every match is a best-of-three set.

Enhance the Viewing Experiences of CS: GO!

In addition to the excitement of watching the action unfold, many fans also enjoy betting online on eSports, and CS: GO is one of the most popular games to bet on. Several bets can be placed on CS: GO matches and tournaments.

One of the popular types of bets in a CS: GO tournament is the “win the bet,” which involves placing a wager on which team will win a particular match. This type of bet is usually made before the match begins, and the odds are based on the relative strength of the two teams.

Another type of bet often offered at CS: GO tournaments is the “overall winner” bet, which enables you to bet on the team you think will win. This type of bet is usually made before the tournament begins, and the odds are based on the strength of all the teams in the tournament.

In addition to these traditional types of bets, many betting online sportbooks also offer “live bets” during a CS: GO match. Such types of bets allow you to place wagers on events that are happening in real-time, such as which team will win the following map or which player will make the next kill. Live betting adds an exciting element of strategy to the betting experience, as you can adjust your bets based on how the match progresses.

Conclusion

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an excellent game for various reasons. Its ability to maintain such a large audience in the eSports scene is something that only some games have been able to replicate. There are several S-tier CS: GO championships throughout the year, but the Major is still regarded as the most important event due to its exceptional atmosphere, the stickers explicitly created for the competition, and the opportunity to win a trophy that will be displayed on Steam in perpetuity.