Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Major Championships Arenas

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By Esports Tripper
Last Updated: April 21, 2021

Counter-Strike has always been a highly popular Esports series, starting with the original Counter Strike in 1999. But Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has really taken the globe by storm, and in 2020 gave a total of $14.75M in prize money across all the competitions, the most of any Esports game that year.

The highest level of competition for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are events known as the Majors, which are usually held 2 or 3 times a year at locations all around the globe. Below is a brief history of all of the tournaments to date, along with the Esports Venues they took place at.

Tournament Venue Location Prize Money
Dreamhack Winter 2013 Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre Jönköping, Sweden $250,000
EMS One Katowice 2014 Spodek Arena Katowice, Poland $250,000
ESL One Cologne 2014 Cologne Exhibition Centre Cologne, Germany $250,000
DreamHack Winter 2014 Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre Jönköping, Sweden $250,000
ESL One Katowice 2015 Spodek Arena Katowice, Poland $250,000
ESL One Cologne 2015 Lanxess Arena Cologne, Germany $250,000
DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 Polyvalent Hall Cluj-Napoca, Romania $250,000
MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016 Nationwide Arena Columbus, United States $1,000,000
ESL One Cologne 2016 Lanxess Arena Cologne, Germany $1,000,000
ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017 Fox Theatre Atlanta, United States $1,000,000
PGL Major: Kraków 2017 Tauron Arena Kraków Kraków, Poland $1,000,000
ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 Agganis Arena Boston, United States $1,000,000
FACEIT Major: London 2018 The SSE Arena London, United Kingdom $1,000,000
Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII – Katowice Major 2019 Spodek Arena Katowice, Poland $1,000,000
StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019 Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin, Germany $1,000,000
ESL One Rio Major 2020 Jeunesse Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil $2,000,000
PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Ericsson Globe Stockholm, Sweden $2,000,000
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Last Updated: April 21, 2021