Reports say that ESL has been selected to host the first Valve Major of 2019. This came as a surprise to many because ESL has an exclusive distribution contract with YouTube and Facebook. Valve typically picks tournaments with the greatest ease of access for their Majors. It is possible that the tournament will be IEM Katowice, which is one of the few ESL events that can still be shown on Twitch.
Source: Dot Esports