Next CSGO major to be held in January 2017

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Next CSGO major

According to the intel gathered by HLTV.org, Valve is observing proposals submitted by different event organizers to have the next CSGO major conducted in January 2017, dates of which are tentative yet.

Next CSGO major

SK Gaming, winners of both the majors of 2016.

Fragmented to the general pattern followed by Valve from past years, this year we will not be able to experience any further CSGO major.  After DreamHack Winters in 2013, this is the first time when Valve has concluded the year with less than 3 majors, 2014 and 2015 both witnessed 3 majors each with DreamHack getting their share of the event in every year, surprisingly DreamHack will be left long-faced for the year 2016.

Next CSGO major

List of CSGO Majors

DateEventOrganizerPrize poolWinnerLocation
January 2017ELEAGUE MajorTurner Sports$1,000,000?Fox Studios, Atlanta
July 2016ESL One Cologne 2016ESL$1,000,000SK GamingCologne
March 2016MLG Columbus 2016MLG$1,000,000Luminosity (now SK)Columbus
October 2015DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015DreamHack$250,000EnVyUsCluj-Napoca
August 2015ESL One Cologne 2015ESL$250,000FnaticColumbus
March 2015ESL One Katowice 2015ESL$250,000FnaticKatowice
November 2014DreamHack Winter 2014DreamHack$250,000LDLCJönköping
August 2014ESL One Cologne 2016ESL$250,000NiPColonge
March 2014EMS Katowice 2014ESL$250,000Virtus. ProKatowice
November 2013DreamHack Winter 2013DreamHack$250,000FnaticJönköping

The seven-month gap between the majors is definitely not unique but unexpected as the community expected another major in October this year.

Also the matter of the fact, this is the first time when a single team has been the champions of the majors all throughout the year, compendious to that, SK Gaming winning two consecutive majors this year MLG Columbus 2016 followed by ESL One Cologne 2016. The tenth major will be scheduled in the month of January next year.

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