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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship at ESL One Cologne 2015

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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship at ESL One Cologne 2015

    The sixth consecutive $250,000 Major forCounter-Strike: Global Offensive once again returns to Cologne. Valve just announced that the next CS:GO Major Championship will take place at the LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany from August 20-23.
    (T)he upcoming CS:GO tournament will follow the progress of the Legends of ESL One Katowice 2015, who will be joined by eight Challengers decided by offline regional qualifiers. The event's matches will be streamed live via continuous high-quality coverage provided by ESL.

    This event will mark the sixth Major Championship for CS:GO. The previous CS:GO Major Championships have all generated record-breaking audiences, with the most recent event (ESL One Katowice 2015) reaching over one million concurrent viewers for the Grand Finals.

    With support provided by Valve, the CS:GO Major Championship at ESL One Cologne 2015 will showcase several new and special features, including the largest main stage in CS:GO history, multiple streams broadcasting every group stage and playoff match, extensive behind-the-scenes footage featuring players and Counter-Strike personalities, and -- for the first time -- offline regional qualifying events in Burbank (USA), Cologne (Germany) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

    Once again, fans of the game will be able to support their favorite teams by purchasing special ESL One Cologne 2015 team stickers. In the past, this crowd-funding support pulled i n more than $1.5 million. You can find out more at the ESL One website.