Cosmetic items for the 12th Valve Major are now available for purchase within the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive client.
The upcoming ELEAGUE Major in Boston, Massachusetts will feature 24 teams from around the world from Jan. 12 to 28, and each of those teams and their players have their own stickers to commemorate their hard work in the qualifier stages and in the last Major. There are four types of capsules that can be bought: Legends, Returning Challengers, Minor Challengers, and Player Autographs.
Sticker and graffiti designs are fairly similar to the last ELEAGUE Major in Atlanta, and almost every item is $0.99, with the exception of the Holo/Foil Capsules ($4.99). The only big change to the stickers are the three variations for the player-autographed items—standard, foil, and gold. Also this time around, “Boston 2018” is inscribed at the bottom right.
There are also a lot of newer stickers because many new organizations are joining the Major team pool for the first time in CS:GO history. Those organizations include Space Soldiers, Misfits, Avangar, TyLoo, Quantum Bellator, Sprout Esports, and 100 Thieves. These teams are mostly included thanks to the expansion of the official Major to include the qualifier staging, expanding the pool of teams from 16 to 24.
As for the traditional Pick’Em viewer challenge, it’s pretty much the same, except there’s an added Preliminary Stage before the usual Group Stage and Playoff Stage. More information on the Pick’Em Challenge, as well as the Boston Major and its teams, can be found on the Counter-Strike blog.