ELEAGUE Major Boston: The New Champions Stage
Boston
It all comes down to this. Eight of the best teams in the world will compete for their slice of the $1 million prize pool. With the $500,000 first prize and title of Major Champion on the line, this is one you won't want to miss.

Event Dates:
January 26, 2018 through January 28, 2018

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Leads his team to the Promised Land
January 28, 2018
tarik put up an impressive 77/64 KD during Cloud9's 2-1 win over FaZe Clan in the ELEAGUE Major: Boston grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Many had questioned tarik's ability to lead a team over the years, as OpTic never seemed to string together much consistency during tarik's tenure with the team. That all came to a screeching halt during this series. tarik was doing it all for his team in Boston. Not only was he calling an incredible game as the in-game leader, but he was holding his own in terms of frags as well. He routinely showed up when his team needed him most with some of the best clutches we've ever seen. In a series filled with amazing clutches, tarik probably had the most clutch of them all. With his team down 19-18 in the second overtime, he put all four members of Cloud9 on his back and somehow came up with an incredible ace with a combination of expertly controlled sprays on the AK and ridiculously place snipes with the AWP. Watching this team wade their way through this grand final was truly a sight to see. Regardless of how Cloud9 performs the rest of the year -- for the rest of time, for that matter -- this team will forever be known as the first North American team to win a Major. What a time to be alive.
Drops 30 on Inferno to win Major
January 28, 2018
autimatic put together a 75/60 KD during Cloud9's 2-1 win over FaZe Clan during the ELEAGUE Major: Boston grand final.
ANALYSIS
Coming out the gate, autimatic was ready to play. He opened with an incredible 13/4 KD in the opening moments of the team's Game 1 win and then followed that up with another 10/0 start in Game 2. While they didn't manage to get the win in the first map, Cloud9 made sure to pound FaZe into submission during the second map. That set the grand finals up for an explosive end on Inferno. While his teammates were the one getting most of the flashy plays throughout that map, he was no slouch with a 30/26 KD.
Clutches up to keep Cloud9 alive
January 28, 2018
Stewie2k came up big with a 65/67 KD during Cloud9's historic 2-1 win over FaZe Clan during the ELEAGUE Major: Boston grand finals.
ANALYSIS
While everyone had big moments during this grand final, Stewie2k perhaps had the biggest of all. His massive 3k in Round 29 was the catalyst that forced a Round 30 on Inferno. He wasn't content to let that be his last highlight, however, as he stepped up once more with a smashing 4k in Round 30 to send the match into overtime. Once there, FaZe Clan put up a valiant effort, but they were simply no match for the heat that Stewie and Cloud9 were putting out in this series. It remains to be seen if Cloud9 can keep up this production throughout the rest of 2018, but they'll still have been part of quite possibly the best Major grand final in the history of Counter-Strike.
Assists team in historic win
January 28, 2018
RUSH tallied a 53/59 KD during Cloud9's 2-1 win over FaZe Clan during the ELEAGUE Major: Boston grand finals.
ANALYSIS
While RUSH may have ended up with the lowest KD of his team in this series, that's not to say that he was bringing the team down by any means. He managed to pick up a few clutches of his own, including a 3k with the Deagle late in the series to help his team battle back towards the tie. Once they forced those extra rounds, the series just had the feeling of a monumental Cloud9 win. While it took two overtimes to get there, Cloud9 finally prevailed over the vaunted FaZe Clan to take the 2-1 series and claim the Major title.
Finally wins a Major
January 28, 2018
Skadoodle posted an incredible 79/55 KD in Cloud9's big 2-1 win over FaZe Clan in the ELEAGUE Major: Boston grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Simply put, Skadoodle put the team on his back in this series. While it was surely a team effort as every member stepped up at one point or another, Skadoodle was constantly putting his skills on full display in this series. Whether it was on the AWP or the rifle, he was doing it all for Cloud9. After making it to the grand finals of a Major after eight tries, Skadoodle saved his best performance for the best possible moment as Cloud9 became the first-ever North American team to win a Major. With the team finally achieving this goal in January, who knows what will be in store for the rest of 2018.
Gets the clutches, but not the win
January 28, 2018
GuardiaN put up a 75/66 KD in the grand finals of ELEAGUE Major: Boston where FaZe Clan were taken down by Cloud9 in a 2-1 series.
ANALYSIS
GuardiaN was a walking, clutching highlight reel during this grand final series. Without his heroic efforts time and again, FaZe would have been downed far before the team even sniffed a second overtime. His play was simply incredible all throughout this series, showing why FaZe went out its way to pick him up last year. This series was also a stark reminder why clutches aren't all that is takes to win a Major in CS:GO. He may have been the MVP for his team, but Cloud9 simply brought out an incredibly well-rounded team performance to win this Major.
Falls short when his team needs him most
January 28, 2018
NiKo couldn't step up when his team needed him to in the ELEAGUE Major: Boston grand finals, finishing with a 64/70 KD in FaZe Clan's 2-1 loss to Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
NiKo is widely regarded as the best player in the world at the moment. Watching this series alone, you wouldn't have believed that fact. With FaZe Clan trading blows back and forth with Cloud9 over the course of three games and almost 100 rounds, this was truly NiKo's time to shine. The fact that he was playing in his first Major grand final clearly showed, however. While he did manage to find plenty of clutches, he simply waited a bit too long to show up and couldn't bring much consistency to this series. Over the first two games of the series, he tallied just a 28/43 KD. He led the team with a 28/28 KD in the final game, but it was GuardiaN coming up with clutch after clutch in that game to try and keep this team in the hunt. NiKo will certainly use this moment to build and come back stronger, but for now, he'll have to live with the sting of defeat.
Unable to lead his team to victory
January 28, 2018
karrigan struggled his way to a 47/70 KD in FaZe Clan's 2-1 loss to Cloud9 in the ELEAGUE Major: Boston grand finals.
ANALYSIS
While karrigan managed to call a great series against Cloud9, he simply couldn't get them over the final hump in the 41-round bout on Inferno that closed the series. More than that, he once again failed to show up in terms of kills. While he certainly isn't the one that the team depends on in terms of frags, but a bit more from him still would have been nice for his team in this series. His inability to get his team to overcome their emotions also played a big factor in this series, as each member of the team looked to be losing their composure during Game 2. Sure, they got it under control and made a bit of a run, but they still came up short in that game. Touted as the best team in the world coming into this series, this is one that will surely stick with karrigan for some time.
Close, but no cigar
January 28, 2018
olofmeister put together a 64/70 KD in FaZe Clan's 2-1 loss at the hands of Cloud9 in the grand finals of the ELEAGUE Major: Boston.
ANALYSIS
olofmeister certainly had his moments in this grand finals, but they simply didn't come in the moments that his team needed against Cloud9 in this explosive series. His teammates did most of the heavy lifting in the late stages of the 41-round third map. Had he shown up a bit more in those finals rounds, the outcome of this game very well could have been much different. Make no mistake, though, this FaZe team is still one of the best in the world and will continue to show up in these moments for some time to come.
Can't help team overcome C9
January 28, 2018
rain put together a 63/72 KD during FaZe Clan's 2-1 loss to Cloud9 in the ELEAGUE Major: Boston grand finals.
ANALYSIS
In this hotly contested grand finals, rain managed to have the second highest KD of the bunch, which is indicative of why his team ended up losing the series. While he's no slouch in his own right, he's not necessarily the one to bring the house down. In fact, once the game was on the line, it was GuardiaN and NiKo who were showing up. It was just far too little too late for them to stop the North American's of Cloud9 in this 91-round, three-game grand final.