Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Natus Vincere star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev may have leaked the location of the next CSGO Major.
CSGO Majors are the biggest and most prestigious events of the game, hosted only two times a year and boasting an impressive $1 million prize pool.
They are hosted all around the world and always provide an electric atmosphere, with fans jumping at a chance to attend a Major in their home country. Normally, they are revealed by the tournament organizer in a special announcement, but S1mple may just have leaked the next one.[ad name=”article2″]
Reddit user wellwellsky shared that the Ukranian was broadcasting on his Instagram and popular soccer player Neymar Jr tuned in.
He then greeted the player, before sharing that the next Counter-Strike Major will be played in Brazil and that he hopes Neymar will go to watch and enjoy it.
Not much has been confirmed about the next Major, however, it is scheduled to be played in May 2020 and with a fairly lengthy qualification process, it is likely that the location has already been chosen and some players may have heard about it.
The most recent Major, hosted by StarLadder in Berlin, was announced in February and began in August. S1mple’s ‘leak’ came in November, once again seven months before the start of the event, so it may be more than coincidence.
If the next Major is hosted in Brazil, then it will be the first to be hosted in all of South America, as well as only the fourth outside of Europe.
No official announcement has been made by Valve or any tournament organizer, but with the scheduled date looming ever closer, it’s only a matter of time until something is revealed.
This isn’t the first time that Neymar has been involved in CSGO, the player is known to play the game in his spare time and is close friends with the MiBR squad, playing with them on multiple occasions in recent years.
Perhaps he will make a special appearance if the event is hosted in his home country.