PGL to host $2 million CSGO Major in Stockholm

January 15, 2021 | 0 | 54| |

First CS:GO Major after a 2 years break

Details of the next CS:GO Major are now in the public domain. The PGL Major will be the first CSGO Major in nearly two years. The event will take place in front of a live audience at the Ericsson Globe. PGL announced the $2 million event will take place only if “all safety conditions to hold live competitive events are met by that time”. The StarLadder Berlin Major was the last CS:GO Major and it took place in August 2019. 

A main event with a Live audience

The first CS:GO Major of 2021 will occur between October 23 and November 7. The main event of the 16th CS:GO Major will take place at Ericsson Globe. This will be in front of a live audience, from November 4-7. The qualified teams will fight for a massive $2 million prize pool. This event is PGL’s third event after Cluj-Napoca 2015 and the PGL Krakow in 2017. 

What’s Unique to the PGL CS:GO Major?

This is the first Major that will be broadcast in 4k 60FPS quality. In addition to the superior quality, the PGL Major might also include innovative Augmented Reality elements and a new custom HUD.

After several months of online play, CS:GO fans will be happy to know that they can watch their favorite teams compete in an offline event. Despite the ease of transition to an online format, offline events hold a special place for CS:GO fans and players alike. 

First of all, my colleagues and I are passionate fans of CS. We grew up and watched this game getting bigger and bigger, just at the same pace as our development as a company. We have timeless memories with our past Counter-Strike shows, and, honestly, we owe a lot to this game, as players and as a company. […] This community deserves the best product this franchise has ever seen. Our goal is to celebrate the game in the best way possible, and we will work hard for this. Silviu Stroie, CEO PGL.

The event organizer will release more details about the format, tickets and lineup later. 

Stay tuned to for the latest news and all important information about the PGL Stockholm CS:GO Major. 

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