For CS:GO esports teams and fans, nothing compares to competing in or watching a Major. Few teams have won more than once. It is always a LAN event featuring the best teams in the world competing for a huge prize pool in front of a crowd, where pressure is at its highest.
If you are wondering what the history of CS:GO Majors look like, then we've got you covered. This article outlines every single Major (18 at the time of writing), alongside which team won, where it took place, the dates, and even the tournament prize pools.
Update on 24 May 2023: We've updated this article with the latest information about all the CS:GO Major winners for the last time, as the BLAST Paris Major 2023 was the final CS:GO Major ever.
History of CS:GO Majors: Winners, Prize Pools & More
The table below features all the CS:GO Major tournaments, their respective winners, the country they took place in, dates, and prize pools. In the table, we start with the first one nearly a decade ago and work our way down to the next upcoming Major.
Please note: This list does not include the canceled ESL One: Rio 2020, which didn't happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|DreamHack Winter 2013||Fnatic||Sweden||28 to 30 Nov 2013||$250,000|
|ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014||Virtus.pro||Poland||13 to 16 March 2014||$250,000|
|ESL One: Cologne 2014||NIP||Germany||14 to 17 Aug 2014||$250,000|
|DreamHack Winter 2014||LDLC||Sweden||27 to 29 Nov 2014||$250,000|
|ESL One: Katowice 2015||Fnatic||Poland||12 to 15 March 2015||$250,000|
|ESL One: Cologne 2015||Fnatic||Germany||20 to 23 Aug 2015||$250,000|
|DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015||Envy||Romania||28 Oct to 1 Nov 2015||$250,000|
|MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016||Luminosity||United States||29 March to 3 April 2016||$1,000,000|
|ESL One: Cologne 2016||SK Gaming||Germany||5 to 10 July 2016||$1,000,000|
|ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017||Astralis||United States||22 to 29 Jan 2017||$1,000,000|
|PGL Major Kraków 2017||Gambit||Poland||16 to 23 July 2017||$1,000,000|
|ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018||Cloud9||United States||12 to 28 Jan 2018||$1,000,000|
|FACEIT Major: London 2018||Astralis||United Kingdom||5 to 23 Sept 2018||$1,000,000|
|IEM XIII - Katowice Major 2019||Astralis||Poland||13 Feb to 3 March 2019||$1,000,000|
|StarLadder Berlin Major 2019||Astralis||Germany||23 Aug to 8 Sept 2019||$1,000,000|
|PGL Major Stockholm 2021||Na'Vi||Sweden||26 Oct to 7 Nov 2021||$2,000,000|
|PGL Major Antwerp 2022||FaZe||Belgium||9 to 22 May 2022||$1,000,000|
|IEM Rio Major 2022||Outsiders||Brazil||31 Oct to 13 Nov 2022||$1,250,000|
|BLAST Paris Major 2023||Vitality||France||8 to 21 May 2023||$1,250,000|
The next CS:GO esports Major is the BLAST Paris Major 2023, which runs from 8 to 21 May, 2023. We will update the information above with the winner, alongside the next Major information, when it gets announced.
If you love CS:GO esports, then keep an eye on this article. We will update it in the years ahead so you always know which team won which Major and other pieces of relevant information so you can showcase your CS:GO knowledge.