ESL And BLAST Announce All CS2 Tournament Dates For 2025

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ESL and BLAST Announce All CS2 Tournament Dates for 2025

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Aditya Singh Rawat
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ESL and BLAST have already announced their tournament dates for 2025 including those of the two Majors.
BLAST has announced six tournaments and ESL has announced eight tournaments, together running for 160 days.
The first tournament of 2025 will be organized by BLAST and shall run from 13th to 26th January.

The two major Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) tournament organizers, ESL and BLAST, have announced all tournament dates for 2025. The decision comes within the first quarter of 2024 and seems to have been made due to major changes implemented by Valve on how tournament organizers must operate from next year onwards.

In August 2023, Valve took some major steps towards leveling the competitive playing field for all teams by introducing three requirements that would essentially end leagues and tournaments with partnered teams.

This means that the 2025 circuit will be far more open with teams either being invited based on Valve's ranking system or through open qualifiers, effectively changing how most CS2 tournaments currently function.


ESL and BLAST: Complete CS2 Tournament Calendar for 2025

In 2023, Valve took a huge step that is about to severely impact how CS2 tournaments are organized from next year onwards.

The current partnered league and direct invite system will end, paving the path for more qualifier-based events and a centralized ranking system under Valve's control which will be used to invite teams if required.

ESL and BLAST have taken these requirements under consideration to release their tournament dates for 2025 more than 10 months in advance.


BLAST has announced a total of six tournaments for 2025 which include the seasonal opener that has become a sort of norm over the last few years.

BLAST CS2 Tournament Dates 2025

  1. 13th to 26th January 2025 | 14 Days

  2. 17th to 30th March 2025 | 14 Days

  3. 28th April to 4th May 2025 | 7 Days

  4. 4th to 17th August 2025 | 14 Days

  5. 25th August to 7th September 2025 | 14 Days

  6. 10th to 16th November 2025 | 7 Days

BLAST will take up 70 days of the year for their scheduled tournaments and follow an updated variant of their current seasonal split.


ESL has announced a total of eight tournaments for 2025 which will take up the most number of days from the total available for the entire competitive calendar.

ESL CS2 Tournament Dates 2025

  1. 29th January to 9th February 2025 | 12 Days

  2. 25th February to 16th March 2025 | 20 Days

  3. 21st to 27th April 2025 | 7 Days

  4. 19th to 25th May 2025 | 7 Days

  5. 23rd July to 3rd August 2025 | 12 Days

  6. 20th to 24th August 2025 | 5 Days

  7. 23rd September to 12th October 2025 | 20 Days

  8. 3rd to 9th November 2025 | 7 Days

ESL will take 90 days of the year for their scheduled tournaments and follow an updated variant of their current seasonal split.

ESL CS2 Tournament Dates 2025

Major CS2 Tournament Dates 2025

Apart from this, dates for the two Majors have also been revealed which will take place during the middle and towards the end of 2025.

  1. 9th to 22nd June 2025 - First Major | 14 Days

  2. 1st to 14th December 2025 - Second Major | 14 Days

The two Majors will take 28 days of the year but the organizers will be shortlisted and made public at a later point in time.


BLAST and ESL will together run for a total of 160 days and if the Majors are also included then all CS2 tournaments listed above will comprise of 188 days, leaving almost no space for other third-party tournaments to run without facing any sort of scheduling conflict.

More tournament details will be revealed in the due course of time as we reach closer to the end of 2024 like tournament names, how they will run, format, prize pool, and other details.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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