Paris Major 2023: Everything you need to know

The last-ever CS:GO Major is just around the corner, as the Paris Major is due to send off CS:GO in style, before the launch of Counter-Strike 2 later this year. Paris Major dates, schedule and format

The Paris Major is due to run from May 8-21, giving CS:GO its final time in the spotlight through a month-long schedule of world-class gameplay.

The action will begin with the Challengers Stage, which will run from May 8-11. There are 16 teams in this stage, competing in a Swiss System Format. The teams competing in the Challengers Stage are made up of eight Challengers teams and eight Contenders teams, as seen below.

Every match will be high-stakes here, with almost all matches being best-of-one. That's with the exception of the best-of-three elimination and advancement matches. Only half of the Challengers Stage teams will make it through to the next stage of the tournament, as the bottom eight teams will be eliminated.

With the Challengers Stage out of the way, it's time for the Legends Stage - which will take place from May 13-16. This will be under yet another 16-Team Swiss System format, with the survivors of the Challengers Stage facing off against the eight Legends teams (seen below). Similarly to the Challengers Stage, all matches will be best-of-one, except the best-of-three Elimination and Advancement matches.

At the end of the Legends Stage, the top eight teams will move on to the Champions Stage, the final leg of the tournament - taking place from May 18-21. The other half of the remaining teams will be eliminated from the tournament. Matches during the Champions Stage will be best-of-three under a Single-Elimination bracket. Paris Major prize pool

The Paris Major is offering a grand prize pool of $1,250,000 and over 9,000 BLAST Premier points. The ultimate winner will not only receive the lion's share of the prize money, but they will also qualify for both IEM Cologne 2023 as well as the BLAST Premier World Final.

Place Prize Money BLAST Premier Points
1st $500,000 3,500
2nd $170,000 2,750
3rd-4th $80,000 1,775
5th-8th $45,000 1,050
9th-11th $20,000  
12th-14th $20,000  
15th-16th $20,000  
17th-19th $10,000  
20th-22nd $10,000  
23rd-24th $10,000 Paris Major teams

A total of 24 teams will be competing in the Paris Major, split across the Legends, Challengers and Contenders teams.

The Challengers and Contenders teams will be the first to step into the spotlight at the Paris Major, with the teams being as follows. Paris Major Contenders teams

ENCE MOUZ Team Liquid Grayhound Gaming
Complexity Gaming The MongolZ Fluxo FaZe Clan Paris Major Challengers teams

Monte paiN Gaming G2 Esports GamerLegion
FORZE Esports Apeks Ninjas in Pyjamas OG


The Legends teams, meanwhile, will be the last to take the spotlight. The following eight teams will face off against the surviving teams from the Challengers Stage at the Legends Stage, running from May 13-16 Paris Major Legends teams

Natus Vincere 9INE FURIA Esports Fnatic
Heroic Into The Breach Team Vitality Bad News Eagles

How to watch Paris Major

If you really want to see off the last CS:GO Major in style, you can attend the Paris Major in person in the Accor Arena.

Tickets are available to see the Legends Stage matches via the website. A variety of options of available, including single-day passes and a four-day passes.

But if you can't attend in person, there's no reason to despair. You can watch the entire Major, from the Challengers Stage right up to the Grand Final, right here on Luckbox!

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