18th Apr 2019 by Cam Brierley

Updated 25th Apr 2019

When is the next CS:GO Major in 2019? Dates, location, schedule, how to watch, jobs & more

Keep up to date with when the next CS:GO Major will be taking place, where it's located and how you can tune in to watch with our constantly-updated article.

Nothing is celebrated in the CS:GO calendar like the Majors are. They’re the tournaments that bring global attention to the game and the ones that tend to produce storylines and matches that no other event can compete with.

The next CS:GO Major in 2019 will be the StarLadder Berlin Major. This will be the fifteenth CS:GO Major to date, and the first one organized by StarLadder.

The Berlin Major starts on August 20, 2019 and concludes with a (hopefully) epic grand final on September 8. Here’s what the schedule of the next Major looks like:

  • August 20-25: New Challengers Stage
  • August 27-September 1: New Legends Stage
  • September 5-8: New Champions Stage

The playoffs (named the “New Champions Stage”) will be held in the Mercedes-Benz Arena, a magnificent venue with a maximum capacity of 14,000, which is located in Berlin, one of the most active hiring cities in Europe for esports jobs.

The prize pool of the upcoming CS:GO Major is no different to recent events, with $1,000,000 on offer for the main tournament.

Tickets will go on sale for the Major in April 2019 and will only be available on the Mercedes-Benz Arena website.

Currently, there have been no announcements on where the Berlin Major will be streamed, but as has been the case with all Majors so far you can expect to find it on the homepage of Twitch, which, coincidentally, is the most active hiring company on Hitmarker at the moment.

Astralis are the reigning Major champions, claiming victory at IEM Katowice in March. As the undisputed best team in the world and showing no signs of slowing down, it will be interesting to see if Astralis can pick up another Major victory to become the first team in history to win three in a row.

We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any jobs with StarLadder that give people the opportunity to work at the Major! There is no opportunity as epic for a CS:GO fan as that. Keep an eye on our jobs feed and drop us a follow on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss them!

If you need a refresher of who won all of the past majors, we’ve compiled a full list for you below:

Previous $1,000,000 Majors:

  • IEM Katowice 2019 | Katowice, Poland | March 2019 | Winners: Astralis
  • FACEIT Major 2018 | London, England | September 2018 | Winners: Astralis
  • Eleague Major 2018 | Boston, USA | January 2018 | Winners: Cloud9
  • PGL Krakow 2017 | Kraków, Poland | July 2017 | Winners: Gambit
  • Eleague Major 2017 | Atlanta, USA | January 2017 | Winners: Astralis
  • ESL One Cologne 2016 | Cologne, Germany | July 2016 | Winners: SK Gaming
  • MLG Columbus 2016 | Columbus, USA | March/April 2016 | Winners: Luminosity Gaming

Previous $250,000 Majors

  • DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015 | Cluj-Napoca, Romania | October 2015 | Winners: Team Envy
  • ESL One Cologne 2015 | Cologne, Germany | August 2015 | Winners: Fnatic
  • ESL One Katowice 2015 | Katowice, Poland | March 2015 | Winners: Fnatic
  • DreamHack Winter 2014 | Jönköping, Sweden | November 2014 | Winners: Team LDLC
  • ESL One Cologne 2014 | Cologne, Germany | August 2014 | Winners: Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • ESL One Katowice 2014 | Katowice, Poland | March 2014 | Winners: Virtus.pro
  • DreamHack Winter 2013 | Jönköping, Sweden | November 2013 | Winners: Fnatic

Image credit: DreamHack / Sebastian Ekman