Following their success with the ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017, Valve announced that the ELEAGUE shall return to host the third CS:GO Major Championship to be held in North America, Boston 2018. The event is to feature an expected prize pool of $1,000,000 USD, to be fought over by another 16 teams.
The group stage, lasting from January 19th to 22nd, is to be held at the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, but will be closed to spectators. The Major playoffs are to be held later at the spectacular Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, starting on January 26th, and concluding with the Grand finals on January 28th, 2018.
Each match (including the finals) will be decided in a Bo3 series.
Single Elimination, with no consolidation bracket.