London is finally going to be home to a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major for the first time on September 20th-23rd. FACEIT will host the prestigious event at the SSE Arena, Wembley.
10,000 fans will get the opportunity to see the best players and teams in the esport compete for a colossal prize pool of $1,000,000 (£716,180). Not only that, they will face off for the title of Major champions, which carries serious weight considering there have only been twelve Majors thus far.
As well as hosting the top 24 teams in London, FACEIT will include new – and currently unannounced – features for the live broadcast to improve the viewing experience for fans who can’t be at the arena. Tickets for the FACEIT London Major will be available for purchase from April 2nd.
Michele Attisani, Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder of FACEIT said the following about London’s first CS:GO Major: “The community has been at the heart of everything we do at FACEIT, and we’re so grateful for the support of the players on our platform and those who’ve attended and watched ECS. We’re excited to create an amazing celebration of CS:GO to honor that commitment. We look forward to seeing everyone there in September.”
Esports Insider says: It’s incredible to see FACEIT go from hosting small, monthly competitions to a Major event in the capital of England. Hopefully the venue proves to be a great host so it won’t be the only time London hosts a huge CS:GO event such as this.