All CSGO Major champions in history

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CS:GO, the most recent iteration of Counter-Strike, released in 2012, and is a stalwart title for esports worldwide. As the game is about to make way for Counter-Strike 2, here are all the CS:GO Major champions over the years.

The CS:GO Major is the pinnacle of the game. Although there are many other trophies that teams aspire to win, the Majors are reserved for an elite few who battled their way through regional qualifiers before facing the toughest opposition globally, with prestige and prize money on the line.

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CS:GO has seen many Major winners, and dynasties form and fall, with multiple teams and players lifting a Major trophy more than once.

Vitality won the last CS:GO Major, in Paris

The Majors are also unique in that they have been hosted by multiple different tournament organizers over the years, at Valve’s choosing, and so they bring with them a chance for new talent on the broadcast side, and new ways to showcase the teams that make it to the top.

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With Counter-Strike 2 about to take over the competitive circuit, Astralis, Fnatic and the Brazilian super team LG/SK remain the only teams who were able to lift a Major trophy twice in one calendar year.

All CS:GO Major winners over the years

2013DreamHack WinterFnaticJW, flusha, schneider, Devilwalk, pronax
2014ESL Major Series One KatowiceVirtus.proTaZ, NEO, pashaBiceps, Snax, byali
2014ESL One: CologneNinjas in Pyjamasf0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt, Fifflaren, friberg
2014DreamHack WinterTeam LDLC.comNBK, SmithZz, kioShiMa, shox, Happy
2015ESL One: KatowiceFnaticJW, flusha, olofmeister, pronax, KRIMZ
2015DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca Team EnVyUsHappy, NBK, kioShiMa, kennyS, apEX
2015ESL One: CologneFnaticJW, flusha, pronax, olofmeister, KRIMZ
2016MLG Major Championship: ColumbusLuminosityFalleN, fer, coldzera, fnx, TACO
2016ESL One: CologneSK GamingFalleN, fer, coldzera, fnx, TACO
2017ELEAGUE Major: AtlantaAstralisdevice, dupreeh, Xyp9x, Kjaerbye, gla1ve
2017PGL Major KrakówGambit EsportsDosia, AdreN, mou, Zeus, HObbit
2018ELEAGUE Major: BostonCloud9Skadoodle, Stewie2K, autimatic, RUSH, tarik
2018FACEIT Major: LondonAstralisdevice, dupreeh, Xyp9x, Magisk, gla1ve
2019IEM Season XIII – KatowiceAstralisdevice, dupreeh, Xyp9x, Magisk, gla1ve
2019StarLadder Berlin MajorAstralisdevice, dupreeh, Xyp9x, Magisk, gla1ve
2021PGL Major StockholmNatus Vinceres1mple, electroNic, Boombl4, Perfecto, b1t
2022PGL Major AntwerpFaZe Clanrain, broky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz
2022IEM Rio MajorOutsidersqikert, Jame, FL1T, n0rb3r7, fame Paris MajorVitalityZywOo, apEX, Magisk, dupreeh, Spinx

CS:GO Major champions by number of trophies

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dupreeh won the most CS:GO Majors of any player, four with Astralis and one with Vitality

Winning one Major is a feat that many players in CS:GO never achieve, and earning more than one is an even more exclusive club among those who have graced the big stage. The esport has seen players establish dynasties across years of competition, or get hot enough to win multiple trophies in a short time span. But Astralis’ run from 2018-2019 has cemented their status as one of the winningest squads in the FPS title.

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With Vitality’s victory at the BLAST Paris Major, Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen cemented his legacy in the game. He is the player with the most Major trophies of all, five, leaving behind his former Astralis teammates Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth, Nicolai ‘dev1ce Reedtz and Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander.

Number of Major trophiesPlayers
4device, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk
3JW, flusha, pronax
2olofmeister, NBK, kioShiMa, Happy, FalleN, fer, coldzera, fnx, TACO, KRIMZ, apEX
1schneider, Devilwalk, TaZ, NEO, pashaBiceps, Snax, byali, f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt, Fifflaren, friberg, SmithZz, shox, qikert, Jame, FL1T, n0rb3r7, fame, dastan, Kjaerbye, Dosia, AdreN, mou, Zeus, HObbit, Skadoodle, Stewie2K, autimatic, RUSH, tarik, s1mple, electroNic, Boombl4, Perfecto, b1t, B1ad3, rain, broky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz, ZywOo, Spinx

CS:GO Major champions by country

The CS:GO Major has graced many countries and seen players from across the world lift the trophy.

The Major has been hosted across the world, in Europe, North America and South America. While the crown of champions has traditionally been dominated by Europeans, Brazilians and North Americans have managed to diversify the Major winner pool.

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Sweden, Denmark and France still have the most number of Major winners across the board thanks to the early Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas teams, Astralis and the French teams from the mid-2010s.

The most recent additions to the list of Major champions are Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut and Lotan ‘Spinx’ Giladi. The latter is also the first player from Israel to win a Major.

SwedenJW, flusha, schneider, Devilwalk, pronax, olofmeister, KRIMZ, f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt, Fifflaren, friberg, znajder (13)
FranceHappy, NBK, kioShiMa, kennyS, apEX, SmithZz, shox, ZywOo (8)
Denmarkdevice, dupreeh, Xyp9x, Magisk, gla1ve, Kjaerbye, karrigan (7)
BrazilFalleN, fer, coldzera, fnx, TACO, (5)
USASkadoodle, Stewie2K, autimatic, RUSH, tarik (5)
PolandTaZ, NEO, pashaBiceps, Snax, byali (5)
RussiaJame, FL1T, n0rb3r7, fame, electroNic, Boombl4, Perfecto, Dosia (8)
Kazakhstanqikert, HObbit, mou, AdreN (4)
Ukraines1mple, b1t, Zeus (3)
Norwayrain (1)
CanadaTwistzz (1)
Estoniaropz (1)
Latviabroky (1)
IsraelSpinx (1)

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