CS:GO Major Championship
Prelims - January 12 - 15
Group Stage - January 19 - 22
Playoffs - January 26 - 28
Boston Major Stickers Now Available!
Team stickers, team graffiti, and stickers autographed by CS:GO pro players are now available for purchase in-game, from the Steam Community Market, or from the 50 piece Mega Bundle on Steam. 50% of the proceeds go to the players and organizations at Boston 2018.
Team Stickers
Place them on your weapons to show support for your favorite team. You can get Holo and Foil team stickers by purchasing team sticker capsules featuring the Legends, Returning Challengers, or Minor Challengers. You can play the Boston 2018 Team Pick'Em Challenge exclusively with team stickers.
Player Autograph Stickers
Paper, Foil, and Gold stickers are available in player autograph capsules, featuring the Legends, Returning Challengers, or Minor Challengers. Each player in the tournament has an autographed sticker you can place on a weapon to show support for that player or team.
Team Graffiti
Make a statement during your next match, and support your favorite teams by purchasing their team graffiti.
The bundle contains 50 items commemorating players and organizations participating in the Boston 2018 Major: one team sticker and one team graffiti from each of the 24 participating teams, one ELEAGUE sticker and one ELEAGUE graffiti. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this event bundle support the players and organizations.
  Play the Boston 2018 Team Pick'Em Challenge
Predict which teams will advance to earn points toward an Boston 2018 Team Pick'Em Trophy! Using Team Stickers, make your first set of predictions before the Preliminary Stage begins on January 12. Make a second set of predictions before the Group Stage begins on January 19. A third set of predictions should be made before the Playoffs begin on January 26.
Preliminary Stage and Group Stage
For each stage, pick one of the two undefeated teams (record 3-0), the seven others who advance, and of the two teams that will be eliminated without winning any matches (record 0-3). Correct picks are worth 1 point each in the Preliminary Stage, and 3 points each in the Group stage. Picks are locked when the Stage begins, on January 12 (Prelims) and January 19 (Group).
Playoffs
You only get one chance, so make it count! Build your bracket and predict the Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Grand Final winners. You'll earn 12 points for each correct Quarterfinal pick, 10 points for each correct Semifinal pick, and 7 points for picking the Grand Final winner. You can start building your bracket as soon as the group stage is over, and you'll have until January 26 to make adjustments. Once the playoffs start, brackets are locked, so make sure your bracket is ready!
Pick'Em Challenge Trophy
The Pick’Em Challenge trophy is a badge that can be displayed next to your avatar in game. Earn enough points by making correct picks in the Pick'Em Challenge, and you'll receive a bronze, silver, or gold trophy. Trophies will be awarded after the tournament concludes.
Global and Friends Leaderboards
In addition to winning a trophy for playing the Pick'Em game, you can compete with your friends on the Friends Leaderboard. Each stage of the event provides an opportunity to score points.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boston 2018 Team Pick'Em Challenge?

In the Pick’Em Challenge, your goal is to score as many points as possible by correctly picking the teams that will advance (and perform well, or poorly) during the Group Stage, and by correctly picking teams that win their matchups during the Playoffs.

How do I play the Boston 2018 Team Pick'Em Challenge?

The Boston 2018 Team Pick'Em Challenge is played exclusively with Team Stickers, which are available for purchase in-game or from the Steam Community Market. To make a pick in the Pick'Em Challenge, you must own an unused sticker for the picked team. A single team sticker is sufficient for picking that team in any stage of the event.

What happens when I make a pick?

Making a pick in the Preliminary and Group Stages will lock the sticker and it will not be usable or trade-able until all games in that stage are completed. Similarly, making a pick for the Playoffs will lock the sticker until the tournament is complete. You may change your pick before each stage begins but undoing a pick will not unlock the sticker—it will remain unusable and untrade-able.

When can I play the Boston 2018 Team Pick'Em Challenge?

You have three opportunities to play the Pick'Em Challenge. You can make picks for the Preliminary Stage, the Group Stage and the Playoffs. Make your picks before the beginning of each stage and the finals. After the first game begins, all picks are locked.

How do I score points in the Boston 2018 Team Pick'Em Challenge?

You can score up to 111 points by making correct picks in the Team Pick'Em Challenge. During the Preliminary and Group Stages, you will earn points for each correct pick (9 points available in the Prelims, 27 points available in the Group Stage). During the Playoffs, you will earn 12 points for every correct Quarterfinal pick, 10 points for every correct Semifinal pick, and 7 points for correctly picking the Grand Final Champions (75 points available).

What do I get for picking correctly in the Boston 2018 Team Pick'Em Challenge?

You can earn a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Pick'Em Challenge Trophy by scoring 25, 50, or 75 points, respectively. Pick'Em Challenge Trophies are badges that are displayable on your CS:GO avatar and on your Steam profile. In addition to winning a trophy, you can compete with your friends on the Pick'Em Friends Leaderboard.