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ELEAGUE to host the first CS:GO Major of 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia

September 28, 2016 John Paolo "Sandata" Bago

Not content with fielding a second season of their successful, televised Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league, ELEAGUE seems to be gearing up for an explosive start to 2017.

ELEAGUE, the professional esports organization formed in partnership between Turner and WME | IMG, will host the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Major Championship to be held January 22-29, 2017, in Atlanta.

The ELEAGUE Major is the 10th Major Championship in the history of CS:GO will kick-start the 2017 competitive year for the Valve shooter title.

This year’s Major will feature the top eight teams from the previous Major, ESL ONE: Cologne 2016, going up against eight other teams decided by a qualifier round.

The Major Qualifier will be held on December 15-18 from the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta and presented live on Twitch. The Major Qualifier will feature the bottom 8 eliminated teams from the group stage ESL ONE: Cologne 2016, as well as the top eight teams coming up through a Regional Minor Championships.

In total, 16 of the best CS:GO teams will fight over a $1 million prize purse. The grand final, to be played in the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta, will be simulcast on TBS and on Twitch.

ELEAGUE Arena within Turner Studios in Atlanta will host CS:GO Major Championship event coverage from Sunday through Wednesday, Jan. 22-25, with Fox Theatre as the host venue Friday through Sunday, Jan. 27-29.