The 10 best moments in the history of CS:GO majors
Today we have prepared a unique article that will take you on a journey through the most exciting and unforgettable moments in the history of CS:GO majors.
Majors are the main tournaments in the world of CS:GO, where the best teams from all over the world gather to compete and fight for the prestigious title of champion. For many years, these events have given us genuine emotions, exciting turns of events, and incredible showcases of players’ skills.
In our special review, we selected ten of the most striking moments that left an indelible mark in the history of CS:GO majors. Outstanding episodes await you, where virtuosic aiming, tactical skill, and unexpected decisions turn the course of matches.
We will tell you the details of each moment so that you can fully appreciate their significance and greatness. And to plunge you even deeper into the atmosphere, we will attach a video where you can see these dizzying moments with your own eyes.
Ready to get acquainted with the legendary situations that left their mark on the history of CS:GO? Then fasten your seatbelts because our exciting journey through the most impressive moments of the majors is about to begin!
#1 - Stewie2k holds the B point at ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018
And the first to open our top is the American Jack Stewie2K Yip, who at that time played for the Cloud9 team. Cloud9 and FaZe Clan met in the finals of ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018. The fight was unreal. And here comes the third map of Inferno. The score is 15:14 in favor of FaZe Clan, and they are in the last seconds reaching to B plant!
In these moments, Stewie2K was in complete harmony with the game environment, as if dancing a deadly dance with enemies. An impressive combination of quick reaction, flawless aiming, and coolness allowed him to gain the upper hand by destroying 4 enemies!
Remember that after that, Cloud9 won with a score of 22:19 and took the major.
#2 - Magisk pistol ace against Team Liquid
And our next top moment belongs to the Danish player Emil Magisk Reif.
At that time, Magisk was still playing for the Astralis team. It was the semi-final of FACEIT Major: London 2018, where Astralis and Team Liquid met. At that time, Astralis were already at the peak of their era, and this was confirmed by Magisk, who scored an ace in the first pistol round of the second map (Mirage).
After that, Astralis calmly took this match and won the final against NAVI.
#3 - coldzera jumps and destroys everyone at MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016
The Luminosity Gaming team fails miserably on the second map of Mirage. It is already losing with a score of 15:9 when coldzera suddenly appears, who simply jumps on a car under point B and kills 4 opponents.
The sight is simply unimaginable. By the way, Luminosity Gaming won this match after that. But unfortunately, they lost later in the final.
#4 - s1mple in flight on Cache during ESL One: Cologne 2016
Thanks to his outstanding game, the Counter-Strike developers and community recognized this moment as unique and created in-game graffiti depicting s1mple and his two no-scopes. This graffiti became a recognition of his achievement and an integral part of the culture of the game, which can still be seen on the Cache map.
But after that, the s1mple’s team lost to Sk Gaming 0:2 in the final.
#5 - electroNic in the 1v4 clutch at PGL Major Kraków 2017 against Fnatic
And so electroNic remained in the clutch of a 1v4 situation, which he took away with only UMP-45!
Remember that the FlipSid3 Tactics team made it to the playoffs but was eliminated after the first match.
#6 - electroNic makes an ACE against BIG at FACEIT Major: London 2018
In 2018, 2 main teams, represented by NAVI and Astralis, are fighting for their era. And already in the first round of the Natus Vincere championship playoff stage, they meet with BIG and simply slice them into a salad.
The rifler of the team, Denys electroNic Sharipov, made a beautiful ace against BIG, using only an AK-47.
However, the team of “born to win” made it to the tournament finals with ease, but at that time, Astralis destroyed them in the finals.
#7 - pashaBiceps won a legendary 1v4 clutch against Immortals at PGL Major Krakow 2017
But even such an incredible moment from pashaBiceps did not save the team from losing the tournament after this match.
#8 - NiKo saves FaZe Clan with the 1v3 clutch at ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018 vs. mousesports
But the greatest Bosnian rifler did not allow them to do this. The guys won this and the next match, but unfortunately or fortunately, they lost the tournament's final to the Cloud9 team.
#9 - ZywOo won the 1v4 clatch vs. G2 at BLAST.tv Major Paris 2023
The action occurred in the Legends Stage's first round on the Nuke map. By the way, Team Vitality passed with a score of 3:0, and then won the major.
#10 - olofmeister at ESL One Cologne 2014
One of the most memorable moments in Counter-Strike history was olofmeister's highlight for Fnatic against Team Dignitas in the ESL One Cologne 2014 semifinals. On the second map, the game was tied at 14-14, and it was at this moment that olofmeister came and entered history with this defuse under the effect of a Molotov cocktail.
After that, the developers immortalized the moment with the graffiti on the Overpass map!
Today, in 2023, we can remember these epic moments with nostalgia, realizing that the last CS:GO major - BLAST.tv Major Paris 2023 has already passed, and the game is fading away. But CS2 is already looming on the horizon, the continuation of the legendary game, which will continue to delight us with its exciting competitions and unforgettable moments.
S1mple and many other players left an indelible mark in the history of CS:GO, and their contribution to the development of competitive esports will undoubtedly be remembered. While the game gives way to new horizons, it will remain in the hearts of fans and memories of legendary moments!