As the competitive landscape of Valve’s FPS continues to evolve and expand globally, an announcement from Perfect World has marked a significant milestone: the second Major of CS2 in 2024 will be held in Shanghai, China. This revelation came just before the final showdown of the CS Asia Championships 2023 between FaZe Clan and MOUZ.
Transition to a New Era in Competitive Counter-Strike
Counter-Strike’s competitive scene is nearly complete in its transition from CS:GO to CS2, with all major international tournaments now taking place in the updated platform. The CS Asia Championships 2023, which started on November 8 and featured teams like Astralis, ENCE, FaZe, and Ninjas in Pyjamas, led up to the grand finale and a highly anticipated announcement. Prior to the final game, Perfect World, the tournament organizer, announced the venue for the 2024 second Major of CS2: Shanghai, China.
Confirming the Buzz: Shanghai Awaits
This announcement puts to rest the rumors swirling about the next Major’s location. However, details regarding the dates remain undisclosed, unlike the Denmark event. As it stands, the first Major of 2024 is set to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from March 17 to March 31, with qualifiers and RMR events already scheduled. While there is much speculation, the community might have to wait a bit longer for Perfect World to release the full itinerary for the Shanghai Major.
Perfect World Esports will be the host and organizer of the second Counter-Strike 2 Major of 2024, to be held in Shanghai, China.
See you there. pic.twitter.com/CUXCNdAlsf
— Perfect World Esports (@PWRDEsports) November 12, 2023
Asia’s First: A New Chapter for Counter-Strike
For the first time in Counter-Strike history, the Asian continent will host a tournament of this magnitude, signifying Valve’s intention to open the doors to the Chinese community. This move parallels what Riot Games achieved with Valorant and the Shanghai Masters, highlighting a strategic expansion into new territories.
Shanghai Major 2024: A Landmark Event in the Global Esports Arena of Counter-Strike
As we prepare for this groundbreaking event, enthusiasts and competitors alike are advised to stay tuned for further updates regarding the tournament’s specifics. The Shanghai Major stands not only as a pivotal esports event but also as a testament to the ever-growing global appeal of competitive Counter-Strike.