The ELEAGUE Major: Boston to Begin Friday, Jan. 12, Featuring Stacked Field of 24 Teams

Posted by Justin D Williams 

unnamed.jpg

ELEAGUE, the premium esports tournament and content brand from Turner and IMG, today revealed the star-studded teams set to compete in The ELEAGUE Major: Boston, the 12th Major Championship in CS:GO history and the first to use newly-unveiled competition stage names from game publisher Valve.

The ELEAGUE Major: Boston will begin with Valve’s The New Challengers stage (formerly the “Major Qualifier”), Friday-MondayJan. 12-15, beginning each day at 10 a.m. ET with live coverage presented on Twitch from ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta. Additionally, select matches will be available onELEAGUE’s Game Command, an innovative mosaic video player that allows the user to choose from thousands of CS:GO viewing combinations.

The New Challengers stage will feature the eight Minor Champions and Runners Up – Renegades andTyLoo from Asia; Avangar and QB Fire from CIS; Space Soldiers and EnVyUs from Europe; and,Misfits and Team Liquid from the Americas – competing against the bottom eight finishers from the previous Major: Cloud9FaZe ClanG2 EsportsNatus VincereMousesportsSprout (formerlySeed), FlipSid3 Tactics and Vega Squadron.

Live The ELEAGUE Major: Boston action will continue with Valve’s The New Legends stage (formerly the “Group Stage”), Friday-MondayJan. 19-22, beginning each day at 10 a.m. with live coverage presented on Twitch from ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta. The New Legends stage will pit the eight new Challenger teams against the top eight finishers from the previous Major: Gambit Esports100 Thieves(formerly Immortals), AstralisVirtus.proNorthBIGSK Gaming and Fnatic.

The eight new Legend teams to emerge will compete at Agganis Arena in BostonJan. 26-28, duringThe New Champions stage (formerly the “Playoffs”). Live Twitch coverage of The New Champions stage will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday and SaturdayJan. 26-27, while live coverage of the event’s final day will begin at Noon on SundayJan. 28.

Five Part ELEAGUE Major: Boston Feature Series to Debut Friday, Feb. 9, on TBS

In addition to live event coverage, ELEAGUE will take fans on an all-access journey with tournament favorites and hopefuls as they pursue The ELEAGUE Major: Boston trophy. The series will air for five consecutive Fridays on TBS, premiering FridayFeb. 9. Viewers will get to know superstar players and relative unknowns from the boot camp preparation phase through the Grand Final, as they seek CS:GOglory at The ELEAGUE Major: Boston.

Agganis Arena Fan Experience

The ELEAGUE Major: Boston will ignite the passion of CS:GO fans around the world as it infiltrates Boston’s Agganis Arena, Jan. 26-28, with ticketed guests receiving an RFID-enabled badge. For the first time at a CS:GO Major, attendees will become eligible to receive souvenir drops (randomly awarded in-game items) while watching the live competition, by linking their Steam accounts to their RFID badges. The badges will also make arena entry and re-entry simple, as well as unlock themed in-arena experiences. Three-day tickets are available at  ELEAGUE.com/major, where fans can also find Boston hotel and visitor information.