PARIS MAJOR 2023 SET TO BE LAST EVER CS:GO MAJOR - CS2 MAJOR IN MARCH 2024

PARIS MAJOR 2023 SET TO BE LAST EVER CS:GO MAJOR – CS2 MAJOR IN MARCH 2024

Valve is wasting no time in rolling everything over to Counter-Strike 2, including one of the biggest esports events in the world.

The announcement of Counter Strike 2 earlier this week marked the beginning of a whole new era for what is perhaps the most storied shooter in videogame history. It will also mark the end of an era, as Valve announced today that the upcoming Paris Major 2023 will be the last Major Championship event ever played on that version of the game.

The Majors are mostly-annual CS:GO championship events, held in locales around the world and with big money prizes up for grabs. The previous championship event, the Rio Major 2022(opens in new tab), had a $1.25 million prize pool, and the Paris Major will offer the same. Like the game itself, the Majors remain massively popular despite its age: It’s been running since 2013 and still sells out major arenas, and is broadcast around the world in multiple languages.

Ever since Dreamhack Winter 2013, the CS:GO Major has been the pinnacle of glory. With Counter-Strike 2 now announced to be on the way for Summer 2023, Valve has announced today that the BLAST.tv Paris Major will be the only Major in 2023 and the final Major in CS:GO.

A fitting place to see off CS:GO, the BLAST.tv Paris Major will now be an even more historical event.

The second Major of the year will no longer be happening. Instead, the next Major will be in March 2024 and will be played on Counter-Strike 2.

CSGO MAJOR WINNERS HISTORY

●Dreamhack Winter 2013: Fnatic (Runners-up: NIP)

●EMS One Katowice 2014: Virtus.pro (Runners-up: NIP)

●ESL ONE Cologne 2014: NIP (Runners-up: Fnatic)

●Dreamhack Winter 2014: LDLC (Runners-up: NIP)

●ESL One Katowice 2015: Fnatic (Runners-up: NIP)

●ESL One Cologne 2015: Fnatic (Runners-up: Envy)

●Dreamhack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015: (Envy Runners-up: NAVI)

●MLG Columbus 2016: Luminosity (Runners-up: NAVI)

●ESL One Cologne 2016: SK Gaming (Runners-up: Liquid)

●ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017: Astralis (Runners-up: Virtus.pro)

●PGL Krakow 2017: Gambit (Runners-up: Immortals)

●ELEAGUE Boston 2018: Cloud9 (Runners-up: FaZe)

●FACEIT London 2018: Astralis (Runners-up: NAVI)

●IEM Katowice 2019: Astralis (Runners-up: ENCE)

●Starladder Berlin 2019: Astralis (Runners-up: AVANGAR)

●PGL Stockholm 2021: NAVI (Runners-up: G2)

●PGL Antwerp 2022: FaZe (Runners-up: NAVI)

●IEM Rio 2022: Outsiders (Runners-up: Heroic)

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