PGL to host $2 million CS:GO Stockholm Major this year

15 Jan, 2021 Gaming Events 42 0 Comment
PGL CS:GO Major Stockholm

The 2021 edition of CS:GO Major in Stockholm by PGL will be broadcast in 4K 60 FPS quality and will have a $2 million prize money

Esports tournament organizer PGL has announced that it will host the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major, marking its return after a two-year hiatus. The event will also be the first CS:GO Major to be broadcast in 4K 60 FPS quality. The tournament will feature a prize pool of $2 million prize pool, the largest in CS:GO history.

Event details

The event will take place in Stockholm, and this is the third time a Major will take place in the country since November 2013. Coincidentally, the event will also be the third Major that PGL has hosted. The tournament organizer previously hosted the Cluj-Napoca Major in 2015 and the Krakow Major in 2017.

Depending on the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Major is set to take place from October 23rd to November 7th 2020. Some of the best CSGO teams in the world are set to participate in the competition with organization’s battling it out for the largest chunk of its $2 million prize pool, the largest amount recorded for a Major.

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If all health and safety criteria are met, the event will be held at the Ericsson Globe in front of a live audience, from November 4th -7th, marking the event as one of the first to be held offline and to feature live spectators. With the rollout of a vaccine across the world, the organizers are optimistic that the PGL Major stands to be successfully held in the second half of 2021.

Continuing a legacy

Commenting on the news, Silviu Stroie, CEO, PGL, said, “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.

“We believe that 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,” mentioned Stroie.

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