CS:GO Paris Major 2023: Will it be the most exciting esports tournament ever?
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CS:GO Paris Major 2023: Will it be the most exciting esports tournament ever?

Counter-Strike:Global Offensive is here for its one last showdown to decide the winner of its last major! Catch up on all the information about the Major here Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has descended in Paris for one last ball. It is time for the BL

Satvik Pandey  | Published 08 May 2023 11:22 IST

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has descended in Paris for one last ball. It is time for the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023. After a long and interesting regional qualifiers, we have 32 teams that will be playing your favourite person’s favourite FPS, trying to get their hands on the last CS:GO major title ever.

The Paris Major 2023 will be the last Major played on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The next major, which is set to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2024, will be played on the upcoming successor to CS:GO, Counter-Strike 2. This transition has raised the expectations of the fans and the players alike as they wait for the last CS:GO Major Champions to be crowned in the City of Love.

BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 - Daily Updates

Champions Stage

Day 1 - Heroic and Vitality win their quarter-final match and move on to the semis, FaZe, Into the Breach sent to de_airport. [READ MORE...]

Day 2 - Apeks and GamerLegion set to take on the big guns in the semi-finals. [READ MORE...]

Day 3 - GamerLegion and Vitality one step closer to the crown! [READ MORE...]

Legends Stage

Day 1 - Heroic, Vitality, Liquid, and Monte get two wins each; FaZe, G2, 9INE, and Furia. [READ MORE...]

Day 2 - It's an all-Europe show at the Major, as Vitality and Heroic remain undefeated on the second day of the Legends stage. [READ MORE...]

Day 3 - fnatic end G2's run at the Major, NAVI crash 2-0 against Monte. [READ MORE...]

Day 4 - s1mple and KRIMZ's teams crash out of the running for the playoffs. [READ MORE...]

Challengers Stage

Day 1 - Apeks defeat NA powerhouse Team Liquid and Grahound to grab the top spot in the points table. [READ MORE...]

Day 2 - G2 and ENCE get their three-win quota and move on to the Legends stage. FaZe clan left hanging. [READ MORE...]

Day 3 - Ninjas in Pyjamas, Apeks, and FaZe qualify for the Legends stage, join G2 and ENCE. [READ MORE...]

Day 4 - Monte, Liquid, and GamerLegion round up the qualification to the Legends stage on Day 4. [READ MORE...]

Here's the schedule for the Champions stage of BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 -

Paris Major 2023 Final schedule


The teams that made it to the Legends stage of the tournament –

CSGO Paris Major Brackets

Kicking off Counter-Strike action Paris will be the Challengers Stage, starting on May 8, with the 2022 Antwerp Major Champions and latest winners of Intel Grand Slam, taking on the underdogs from Ukraine, Monte. During this stage of the tournament, teams from the Challengers and Contenders brackets will duke it out to make the cut for the next stage of the tournament.

A total of eight teams will move on to the Legends Stage. Starting May 13, 16 teams, including the ones from the Legends bracket, will be fighting tooth and nail to get their hands on this coveted trophy.

The story of the Paris Major 2023 Qualifiers

The build-up to this tournament has been insane. The Champions of the last Major held in Rio de Janeiro in 2022, Outsiders (now known as Virtus Pro), failed to qualify for the Challengers stage. Four-time major winners, Astralis too had to face disappointment, as they too did not make it out of the qualifiers.

FaZe Clan, who were being touted to be favourites to win this tournament, also had a nailbiter of a run in the qualifiers, as they beat the promising Cloud9 roster to grab the last spot in the Challengers stage.

There were some positives to take away from the qualifiers as well. Teams like 9INE, Fnatic, Into The Breach, and Bad News Eagles showed a lot of promise as they powered their way into the Legends bracket.

Where to watch the Paris Major 2023?

Matches of the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 will be broadcasted live on the official BLAST.tv channels on YouTube and Twitch in India and on BLAST.tv.

What’s next at the Pairs Major?

With the qualifiers setting the stage for an exciting tournament where it is really hard to pick favourites, it is really difficult to point out any team that already has one hand on the trophy. Valve has added the Viewer Pass and Sticker Capsules to commemorate the Paris 2023 Major to the game. So, all that is left for us, the fans, is to wait and watch as things unfold for one last time on the big stage in Paris, France. 

We hope that as we bid adieu to decade-long love, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and welcome a new and improved version of the game, Counter-Strike 2, we get a cracker of a tournament.

We will be covering all the daily happenings from Paris in our daily round-ups published here on SKOAR! 

So, grab your popcorn tubs and soda bottles, and SIT DOWN, as this is the beginning of the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023!

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