The BLAST.tv Paris Major is drawing near. The Danish tournament organiser has finally secured hosting rights to CS:GO’s most prestigious tournament.
It will also be the first CS:GO Major hosted in France, a country that has produced a number of elite players over the years, including three two-time Major winners.
CS:GO fans will be able to follow the tournament on BLAST.tv, a viewing platform that was launched last year by the tournament organiser. It was developed to improve the viewing experience through a range of innovative features, including live stats, interactive timelines, and polls.
More details about alternative viewing options should be announced by BLAST in the weeks leading up to the event. There will also be a slew of community streamers hosting watch parties in multiple languages throughout the tournament.
The event will take place between the 8th and the 21nd of May and will follow the three-stage format that was introduced by Valve in 2018. The Accor Arena, an indoor sports arena and concert hall located in the neighborhood of Bercy, will host the Champions Stage, with tickets still available here.
The schedule for each stage of the tournament is:
- Challengers Stage: May 8 -11
- Legends Stage: May 13-16
- Champions Stage: May 18-21
The Major will begin with the Challengers Stage, featuring 16 teams and a Swiss system. The early rounds will be played in a best-of-one format before the best-of-three elimination and advancement matches.
The top eight teams will progress to the Legends Stage, where they will join the top-ranked teams determined by the Regional Major Qualifiers. This phase will feature the same format as the Challengers Stage.
Only eight teams will make it to the Champions Stage, a single-elimination bracket in which every match will be played in a best-of-three format.
The 24 teams attending the Paris Major will be determined by Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournaments in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. These qualifying events will run between the 6th and the 15th of April in Copenhagen (Europe), Monterrey (Americas) and Ulaanbaatar (Asia-Pacific).