FACEIT Major London 2018


The most illustrious event in CS:GO is coming to London as FACEIT welcomes over 10,000 fans and millions of viewers around the world to the SSE Arena, Wembley. Who will be crowned the next undisputed CS:GO champions of the Universe?

Tournament Format

FACEIT will be hosting the Major from start to finish, including the Open Qualifiers, Minors, Challengers and Grand Finals. More details on formats and dates can be found below.

Open Qualifiers

  • Between 14 May – 17 June: anyone can enter, up to 1024 teams
  • Single Elimination bracket
  • 8 Teams EU, CIS, NA progress to Closed Qualifiers
  • 2 Teams South America go straight to Americas Minor
  • 6 Teams Asia progress straight to Asia Minor

Closed Qualifiers

  • CIS 1-3 June, NA 22-24 June, EU 29 June – 1 July;
  • Top 8 per region, + 8 invited teams;
  • Swiss format;
  • Top 8 EU, CIS and Top 6 NA progress to Minors;


  • Americas 7-11 July, CIS 10-13 July, Asia 16-20 July, EU 19-20 July;
  • Top 6 teams from NA Closed Qualifier, 2 teams from South America Open Qualifiers, Top 8 teams from EU and CIS Closed Qualifiers and 6 teams from Asia Open Qualifiers + 2 invited teams;
  • GSL-Style groups + Double Elimination playoffs. Top 2 progress to Major Challenger Stage;

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  • 5–9 September
  • 2 teams from each regional Minor
  • Bottom 8 from previous Major
  • Rogue and compLexity (AME), Renegades and Tyloo (Asia), Hellraisers and Spirit (CIS), OpTic and NiP (EU)


  • 12–16 September
  • 8 teams from Challengers Stage
  • Top 8 from previous Major
  • Cloud9, FaZe, MIBR, Na’Vi, Mousesports, Fnatic, G2, Winstrike


  • 20–23 September
  • Top 8 from Legends stage
  • Live from The SSE Arena, Wembley


Whether you’re watching live from the arena, at home, or out with friends, the FACEIT London Major will have an incredible choice of viewing options.

Live on this website

As the Major gets underway, fans will be able to watch every moment live on this site. Viewers here will get access to unique features, and the true curated London Major experience.

Live on our streaming Channel

The FACEIT London Major will also be streamed on YouTube, on Twitch and by our partner boardcasters.

Pubstomp/viewing parties

We’ll be partnering with bars and venues worldwide to broadcast the Major and provide the ultimate viewing party experience. Viewers will be able to grab a drink and watch the Major in style with local CS:GO fans. You can find all viewing parties at www.barcraft.com

Live in London

Soak up the atmosphere, grab some exclusive gear, and experience the highs and lows at the SSE Arena Wembley. The only way to get this close to the action is to be here in person.

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