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Watch the Paris CS:GO final live on the big screen at Cineworld this weekend

The last-ever Counter-Strike: Global Offensive final will screen in 31 UK cinemas on Sunday afternoon

Want to see the big esports game on the big screen? For the first time, Cineworld cinemas will live-stream a major gaming event, as the world’s 24 best Counter-Strike teams battle it out for the $1M+ Paris Major.

Taking place on Sunday, 21st May, the Paris Major Final of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will screen in 31 cinemas across the UK. The final takes place at 17:00 CEST tomorrow (4 pm on Sunday in the UK).

$1,250,000 tournament prize pool

BLAST Premier is a worldwide Counter-Strike tournament series that attracts tens of thousands of fans. The Paris Major is its live gaming competition which will see the world’s finest Counter-Strike teams compete for kudos and the lion’s share of a $1,250,000 prize pool. This year’s Paris Major has been running since Monday, 8th May, with the final scheduled for this weekend, taking place live in Paris at the Accor Arena and broadcast for fans to watch. Seeing it on the big screen will be a rare treat.

Alexander Lewin, VP of Distribution and Programming at BLAST, said: “The Paris Major is the pinnacle of the annual esports and competitive gaming calendar. We are delighted to team up with Cineworld to bring this unique event live to the big screen in eight countries worldwide and enable fans who cannot be in Paris to experience the event in the comfort of their community.”

Screenshot from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive official Steam page.

The first-person team shooter game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) remains hugely popular over 11 years after its launch in its current form, and 24 years since the CS franchise first appeared as a Half-Life mod in 1999. CS:GO boasts over 1 million active players per month and is one of the most well-known games for competitive esports worldwide. The maps appearing in this year’s Paris Major are Anubis, Mirage, Inferno, Nuke, Ancient, Overpass and Vertigo.

Final CS:GO Major tournament

This will be the last Major to feature CS:GO. From 2024, the tournament will be rolling over to the new Counter-Strike 2 game.

Cineworld’s VP of Operations, Shaun Jones, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this unique viewing experience for CS:GO fans in 31 cinemas across the UK. We want this watch party to feel exactly like that, a party, so get ready to grab your favourite snacks and cheer on your team.”

Where to watch

The screening will take place at Cineworld cinemas in Edinburgh, Middlesbrough, Sheffield, Leeds, Castleford, Belfast, Ashford, Birmingham Broad Street, Didsbury, Speke, Wolverhampton, Birmingham NEC, Nottingham, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Boldon, Ashford, Basildon, Greenwich (O2 Arena), Ipswich, Plymouth, Poole, Crawley, Loughborough, Cheltenham, Newport, Glasgow Silverburn, Hull, Broughton, Northampton, Watford and York.

Every live ticket also includes a drink and snack. You can book online at the Cineworld website. Read more about global esports on

Written By

Professional geek Dave is COO of Steel Media, the company behind Beyond Games. He oversees various events, marketing and editorial teams. Dave started his career writing game reviews in the 1990s and he’s since served as editor-in-chief of publications such as the official Microsoft magazine and entertainment mag SFX.

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