BLAST will hold a CS:GO Major for the first time

We've all been following BLAST tournaments with excitement for years. They have always maintained the highest level of competition in CS:GO when major tournaments were not held. Now it's their turn to organize the Major. Paris Major 2023 will take place in May 2023.

Today, we'll take a look at how BLAST has organized tournaments before, and then the details of Paris Major 2023.

BLAST has been organizing tournaments since 2017

BLAST, one of CS:GO's leading tournament organizers, first set out on this path with the BLAST Pro Series. We all remember the BLAST Pro Series. It was first held in Copenhagen in 2017.

The tournament, which was held a total of 10 times in many leading cities of the world, last ended in 2019 in Copenhagen, and BLAST organized their first S Tier tournament, BLAST Pro Series: Global Final 2019.

After that, the BLAST Premier started. BLAST Premier is held twice a year, in Spring and Fall. At the end of the Regular season (Groups), the successful teams qualify for the Finals, while the relatively unsuccessful teams take part in the Showdown. Showdown tournaments are in A Tier, while Regular Season (Groups) and Finals are in S Tier tournament classification.

At the end of each year, a World Final is held once. For example, the upcoming World Final will be played in December 2022. With all these tournaments, BLAST, one of the favourite tournament organizers of CS:GO fans, will host a Major this time.

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Credit: BLAST Paris Major 2023 is coming

BLAST's first Major will be held on May 8, 2023 in Paris, France. Running until May 21, 24 leading CS:GO teams will compete for a $1,250,000 prize pool at the Accor Arena.

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that he would like to host the LoL Worlds and CS:GO Majors in France if he is re-elected in April 2022. Paris Major 2023 is one of the first results of this announcement, according to BLAST.

Robbie Douek, CEO of BLAST, excited to be holding a Major for the first time, said: “BLAST has always had an ambition and dream to be involved in a Major, an event that is rightly viewed as the pinnacle of esports and competitive gaming. We’ve been watching and waiting for the right moment to deliver an unforgettable Major. The time is now, with the Major 2023! Over the last few years we've been working hard to deliver the best esports entertainment on the planet, and more recently investing in a digital platform that will allow fans to get even closer to these experiences.

“Paris is the world class location to host the tournament and will precede another high profile international event in the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics. Next year marks 10 years of Majors and we are highly confident of marking this occasion by delivering the greatest Major to date for CS:GO fans to experience and enjoy. We will be working closely with Valve to ensure we meet and exceed the community’s expectations and deliver an incredible event.” Major will be one of the high-profile international events that France will host in the coming years, along with the 2023 Rugby World Cup, 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris and the 2025 Rugby League World Cup.

Important dates for Major 2023

We earlier mentioned that the tournament will start on May 8 and end on May 21, but these dates are valid for the Major Stage. Let's take a closer look at the dates together.

Although the exact dates are not known yet, Regional Major Ranking (RMR) qualifiers will be held in February and March. The RMRs themselves will start on April 3 and end on April 9. Afterwards, Major stage's Challengers Stage will be played between May 8-11 and Legends stage will be played between May 13-16. The highest level of competition will be at the Champions stage. The magnificent competition will start on May 18, and will continue until May 21. wants fans to get even closer to the action at the 2023 France Major. They plan to increase the viewing experience of fans with innovative and fan-first viewing features. You should not miss such an amazing tournament. Stay tuned to Luckbox and get the latest news about Paris Major 2023.