Recently Valve made sweeping changes to the format, the nomenclature and the schedule of the upcoming CSGO major. The Major will see twenty four teams instead of sixteen and will feature the best teams from each region competing against each other. This also means that there will be more and more teams in the Major.
Jake, Stewie2k from Cloud9 believes that this will only serve to devalue the importance of the Major. Making it to the top sixteen used to carry a prestige and a pride in itself and that will be degraded with this change.
Qualifying for the major was always an accomplishment, regardless how we finished. Earning your own sticker and having it be a symbol of yourself in the game is when I knew I put my foot through the door. 24 teams at a major devalues the importance and competition 🙁
— Jake (@Stewie) December 13, 2017