BLAST has announced that it will be in charge of producing the first CS:GO Major of 2023. In May next year the BLAST Paris Major 2023 first Major of CS:GO will be hosted in France.
After Berlin, London, Stockholm and other European cities, a 2023 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major will be hosted by BLAST Premier in Paris next May, French President Emmanuel Macron has officially confirmed.
This will be the first international tournament taking place in France since the game’s release in 2012. Many rumors surfaced a few weeks ago, following the promise the President made of France welcoming a “Major international esports tournament in 2023,” last June.
The event is set to be held between the 8th and the 21st of May with qualifiers taking place from February through to April, and is expected to be a celebration of CS:GO as the title reached its tenth anniversary earlier in 2022.
BLAST has confirmed the dates of the entire circuit around its first Major. After announcing the headquarters in Paris, France, BLAST Major dates will be as follows:
- RMR open qualifiers: February – March (Dates to be confirmed)
- RMR Qualifier: 3rd to 9th of April
- Major: 8th to 21st of May
- Challengers Phase: 8th to 11th of May
- Legends Phase: 13th to 16th of May
- Champions Phase (Playoffs): 18th to 21st of May