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PGL announce Stockholm Major schedule » TalkEsport

PGL will host CSGO’s first pandemic-hit major in Sweden after a span of two years. After a long stint of trial and tribulation, the event organizers were finally able to organize the much-anticipated Counter Strike Major in the capital of Sweden.  

PGL on Twitter have revealed the schedule for their upcoming Counter Strike: Global Offensive Major to be held in Stockholm, Sweden. The $2,000,000 tournament will be played from October 26 onwards till November 7 and will feature the top 24 teams who made it from the regional RMR (Regional Major Ranking) events. According to the schedule, every stage of the major will be played over the course of four days each, Challengers, Legends, and the Champions. Ticket sales for the event opened at the end of September

pgl major schedule

The Challengers and Legends stages will see teams engage in the fashionable swiss format where the initial and mid matchups would be none other than the Best of 1 series while either the qualification or elimination would depend upon an outcome from that of a Best of 3 tiebreakers. The above two stages would be played without an audience at the Annexet sports venue and would further head over to the Avicii Arena for the Big stage Champions event. The latter stage would follow a single elimination bracket towards the Grand Finals.

Challengers Stage (16 Teams: 8 RMR Challengers + 8 Contenders): October 26-29

  • 5 swiss rounds
  • Initial matches will be BO1
  • Elimination/Qualification would depend upon a BO3

Legends Stage (16 Teams: 8 RMR Challengers + 8 Challengers): October 30-November 11 

  • 5 swiss rounds
  • Initial matches will be BO1
  • 3. Elimination/Qualification would depend upon a BO3

Simultaneously teams from Europe and North America are yet to populate the Challengers and Legends tables as the Regional Major Rankings are still underway while we speak about the schedule of the forthcoming Marquee event except the CIS region, which have already listed Natus Vincere, Gambit Esports, and Team Spirit, the first two directly receiving the Legends status while the latter joins BIG Clan from Europe in the Challengers Stage. 

At the moment, Team Liquid are the only team from North America to have grabbed the Legends status.

The Challengers Stage consists of a total of 16 teams, 8 from Europe, 3 from the CIS region, 2 from North America, and one each from the Oceanic, Chinese, and South American regions. As said above, with the RMR events being still played, six more teams will join BIG Clan and Team Spirit while the rest eight teams will need to battle out at the Contenders to earn a spot at the former. 

For now, 16 teams have been confirmed at the major and the list is as follows:

Natus Vincere (L)
Gambit Esports (L)
Team Liquid(L)
Astralis
Heroic
Spirit
Virtus.pro
Sharks Esports
L = Already confirmed in the Legends Stage according to standings at the RMR events. 
G2 Esports
FURIA
Team Vitality
NiP
BIG Clan
Mousesports
Entropiq
Renegades

Eight teams from the Challengers would then move onto the Champions event, to be played from November 7-11 in front of a live audience at the Avicii arena, where a single elimination bracket would decide their fate towards the Major trophy alongside a lion’s share of $1,000,000 from the whooping prize pool. 

Champions Stage (Top 8 teams from the Legends Stage): From November 7-11

  • Single Elimination Bracket
  • All matches would be BO3

Do stay tuned with us at TalkEsport for further news and updates on the PGL Stockholm CSGO Major.

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