Cloud9 has become the first American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster to win a Major Championship. Cloud9 defeated FaZe Clan 14-16, 16-10, and 22-19 (2OT) in the Grand Final event that took place earlier tonight.

Perhaps just as impressive are the numbers that ELEAGUE pulled in for tonight's event. More than 1,130,000 streams were broadcast at the same time. That has now set a new record on Twitch for most concurrent streams at one time for a single channel. The previous record was also apparently held by ELEAGUE from the the first Major they hosted. I say concurrent streams because there were undoubtedly far more than 1.13 million people watching, especially if people had viewing parties.

Huh, looks like Counter-Strike is still popular. If only there was a fan website with a highly specific URL that was dedicated to that game. I couldn't even imagine. And then Twitch too, bringing in those huge numbers. You'd have to be a damned fool to sign a partnership anywhere else, like Facebook (and then subsequently issue wrongful DMCA takedowns and request bans against popular Twitch streamers before getting smacked upside the head by Valve). I mean, haha, that's wacky!

Valve had a few words to say via Counter-Strike.net.
Congratulations to Cloud9, winners of the ELEAGUE Boston 2018 CS:GO Major Championship! This was their first time as Finalists and will take home $500,000 of the $1,000,000 prize pool.

If you missed any of the matches or want to watch the highlights, you can download all the games from the ELEAGUE Boston 2018 tab in the WATCH menu.

We would like to thank all of the teams, everyone at ELEAGUE, and the Counter-Strike community for making this tournament possible.

You can check out a few photographs from tonight's final moments below. The ELEAGUE site has more photos from throughout the entire event, a look at the standings, and a quick info dump of every team that was competing.

Congratulations to Cloud9 on tonight's win!