PGL Major Stockholm 2021 CS:GO - Viewer's Guide

PGL Major Stockholm 2021In this CS:GO Major Championship Tournament betting and viewer's guide, we highlight the exclusive PGL Major Stockholm 2021. The playoffs of the event will be taking place at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm. Following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a return to large-scale events.

The Swedish government has taken it upon itself to ease travel restrictions, which is good news for esports players and fans. As a result, esport fans will be able to travel into the country and enjoy an array of esports competitions in the CS:GO PGL Major Stockholm 2021. Twenty-four teams will participate in the event, and they will be coming from all corners of the world.

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Last updated: 07/01/2022 – 23:45

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 – CS:GO Major Championship Tournament

With fans being allowed into the Avicii arena, this will be a thrilling CS:GO PGL Major Stockholm 2021. It'll be the first major in two years, following the absence in 2020. In 2019, it was the StarLadder Berlin Major, and in 2020, the ESL One Rio 2020 CS:GO Major was planned for Brazil, but it didn't take place due to the COVID-19 outbreak. A maximum of 15,000 fans will be able to attend this year's event.

The PGL Stockholm CS:GO Major is a priority in Stockholm and Sweden as a whole. As usual, the organizers are committed to the event and want it to be a success. PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will be the 16th edition of the CS:GO Major Championship. It will also be the third to be held in Stockholm, Sweden. There will be a whopping $2 million prize available for participants to share.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Tournament Formats & Stages

The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Tournament format consists of two 16 team swiss-system in the group stages and an 8 single-elimination team for the playoffs. Depending on how each team has qualified, teams will have to go through three different stages. Eight teams each will be eliminated from The New Challengers and New Legends Stage, leaving only 8 teams at the end of the day.

This is followed by the New Champions Stage, a single-elimination bracket. The quarter-finals and the semifinals ultimately boast the best of three matches. This S-tier CS:GO tournament is one of the most anticipated events this year, especially for esports gamers and fans. The Group Stage will be held between the 26th of October and the 3rd of November, and the playoffs on the 4th to the 7th of November.

The playoffs will be as follows, the 4th of November for the Quarterfinals 1 and 2, the 5th of November for the Quarterfinals 3 and 4, the 6th of November for the Semifinals 1 and 2, and the 7th of November for the Grand Finals and Show Match. Sweden is no stranger to hosting big-scale events like this major. It's the third time a Major is taking place in Sweden.

Challengers Stage 26.10. - 29.10.

  • 16 teams
  • 5 rounds of Swiss
  • Elimination & Advancement matches are Bo3
  • All other matches are Bo1

Legends Stage 30.10. - 02.11.

  • 16 teams
  • 5 rounds of Swiss
  • Elimination & Advancement matches are Bo3
  • All other matches are Bo1

Champions Stage 04.11. - 07.11.

  • 8 teams
  • Single-elimination bracket
  • All matches are Bo3

Teams participating in CS:GO PGL Major Stockholm 2021

A total number of 24 teams will participate in the event. These teams are categorized into Legends, Challengers, and Contenders. There is a regional major ranking system that has been slightly revised following the two-year break. The new formats are yet to be announced and finalized. The format was previously a 16 team swiss-system of group stages. There are 8 team single-elimination playoffs as well to confirm qualifiers.

Teams attending (A-Z)

Astralis (Europe RMR · Challengers)

  • 🇩🇰 Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth
  • 🇩🇰 Peter "⁠dupreeh⁠" Rasmussen
  • 🇩🇰 Emil "⁠Magisk⁠" Reif
  • 🇩🇰 Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander
  • 🇩🇰 Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald

BIG (Europe RMR · Challengers)

  • 🇩🇪 Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz
  • 🇩🇪 Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch
  • 🇩🇪 Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische
  • 🇩🇰 Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade
  • 🇩🇪 Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne

Copenhagen Flames (Europe RMR · Contenders)

  • 🇩🇰 Rasmus "⁠HooXi⁠" Nielsen
  • 🇩🇰 Nico "⁠nicoodoz⁠" Tamjidi
  • 🇩🇰 Fredrik "⁠roeJ⁠" Jørgensen
  • 🇩🇰 Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard
  • 🇩🇰 Rasmus "⁠Zyphon⁠" Nordfos

ENCE (Europe RMR · Challengers)

  • 🇩🇰 Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer
  • 🇫🇮 Joonas "⁠doto⁠" Forss
  • 🇵🇱 Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha
  • 🇵🇱 Olek "⁠hades⁠" Miskiewicz
  • 🇮🇱 Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi

Entropiq (CIS RMR · Contenders)

  • 🇷🇺 Aleksey "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov
  • 🇷🇺 Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko
  • 🇰🇿 Viktor "⁠Lack1⁠" Boldyrev
  • 🇷🇺 Aleksey "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev
  • 🇷🇺 Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy

Evil Geniuses (North America RMR · Legends)

  • 🇵🇱 Michał "MICHU" Müller
  • 🇨🇦 Peter "Stanisław" Jarguz
  • 🇺🇸 Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte
  • 🇧🇬 Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov
  • 🇺🇸 Owen "oBo" Schlatter

FaZe Clan (Europe RMR · Contenders)

  • 🇩🇰 Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen
  • 🇸🇪 Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer
  • 🇳🇴 Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard
  • 🇨🇦 Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken
  • 🇱🇻 Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants

FURIA (North America RMR · Legends)

  • 🇧🇷 Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan
  • 🇧🇷 Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos
  • 🇧🇷 Vinicius "⁠VINI⁠" Figueiredo
  • 🇧🇷 Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato
  • 🇧🇷 André "⁠drop⁠" Abreu

G2 Esports (Europe RMR · Legends)

  • 🇫🇷 Audric "JaCkz" Jug
  • 🇧🇦 Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
  • 🇧🇦 Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač
  • 🇫🇷 François "AmaNEk" Delaunay
  • 🇷🇸 Nemanja "nexa" Isaković

Gambit (CIS RMR · Legends)

  • 🇰🇿 Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov
  • 🇷🇺 Timofey "interz" Yakushin
  • 🇷🇺 Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov
  • 🇷🇺 Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov
  • 🇷🇺 Vladislav "nafany" Gorshkov

GODSENT (North America RMR · Contenders)

  • 🇧🇷 Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo
  • 🇧🇷 João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos
  • 🇧🇷 Eduardo "⁠dumau⁠" Wolkmer
  • 🇧🇷 Bruno "⁠b4rtiN⁠" Câmara
  • 🇧🇷 Bruno "⁠latto⁠" Rebelatto

Heroic (Europe RMR · Challengers)

  • 🇩🇰 Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller
  • 🇩🇰 Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali
  • 🇩🇰 Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund
  • 🇩🇰 René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen
  • 🇩🇰 Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck

Liquid (North America RMR · Legends)

  • 🇧🇷 Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo
  • 🇨🇦 Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic
  • 🇺🇸 Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski
  • 🇺🇸 Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip
  • 🇺🇸 Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince

MOUZ (Europe RMR · Challengers)

  • 🇦🇺 Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong
  • 🇸🇰 David "⁠frozen⁠" Čerňanský
  • 🇩🇰 Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand
  • 🇪🇪 Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool
  • 🇱🇹 Aurimas "⁠Bymas⁠" Pipiras

Movistar Riders (Europe RMR · Challengers)

  • 🇪🇸 Alejandro "⁠alex⁠" Masanet
  • 🇪🇸 Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano
  • 🇪🇸 Raúl "⁠DeathZz⁠" Jordán Nieto
  • 🇪🇸 Alvaro "⁠SunPayus⁠" Garcia
  • 🇪🇸 David "⁠dav1g⁠" Granado Bermudo

Natus Vincere (CIS RMR · Legends)

  • 🇺🇦 Aleksandr ⁠"s1mple" Kostyliev
  • 🇷🇺 Denis "electronic" Sharipov
  • 🇷🇺 Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov
  • 🇷🇺 Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy
  • 🇺🇦 Valeriy "B1T" Vakhovskiy

NIP (Europe RMR · Legends)

  • 🇩🇰 Nicolai "⁠device"⁠ Reedtz
  • 🇸🇪 Fredrik ⁠⁠"⁠REZ"⁠ Sterner
  • 🇸🇪 Hampus "⁠hampus"⁠ Poser
  • 🇸🇪 Nicolas "⁠Plopski"⁠ Gonzalez Zamora/li>
  • 🇸🇪 Linus 'LNZ' Holtäng

paiN Gaming (North America RMR · Challengers)

  • 🇧🇷 Vinicios "⁠PKL⁠" Coelho
  • 🇧🇷 Gabriel "⁠NEKIZ⁠" Schenato
  • 🇧🇷 Wesley "⁠hardzao⁠" Lopes
  • 🇧🇷 Rodrigo "⁠biguzera⁠" Bittencourt
  • 🇧🇷 Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa

Renegades (Oceania RMR · Contenders)

  • 🇦🇺 Simon "⁠Sico⁠" Williams
  • 🇦🇺 Alistair "⁠aliStair⁠" Johnston
  • 🇦🇺 Joshua "⁠INS⁠" Potter
  • 🇦🇺 Jordan "⁠Hatz⁠" Bajic
  • 🇦🇺 Liam "⁠malta⁠" Schembri

Sharks Esports (South America RMR · Contenders)

  • 🇧🇷 Jhonatan "⁠jnt⁠" Silva
  • 🇧🇷 Fillipe "⁠pancc⁠" Martins
  • 🇧🇷 Antonio "⁠realziN⁠" Oliveira
  • 🇧🇷 Lucas "⁠Lucaozy⁠" Neves
  • 🇧🇷 Romeu "⁠zevy⁠" Rocco

Spirit (CIS RMR · Challengers)

  • 🇷🇺 Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov
  • 🇷🇺 Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov
  • 🇺🇦 Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev
  • 🇷🇺 Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov
  • 🇷🇺 Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev

TYLOO (Asia RMR · Contenders)

  • 🇨🇳 YuLun "⁠Summer⁠" Cai
  • 🇨🇳 YuanZhang "⁠Attacker⁠" Sheng
  • 🇨🇳 HaoWen "⁠somebody⁠" Xu
  • 🇨🇳 Kelun "⁠SLOWLY⁠" Sun
  • 🇨🇳 Zhenghao "⁠DANK1NG⁠" Lv

Virtus.pro (CIS RMR · Contenders)

  • 🇷🇺 Evgeny "⁠FL1T⁠" Lebedev
  • 🇰🇿 Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov
  • 🇰🇿 Alexey "⁠Qikert⁠" Golubev
  • 🇷🇺 Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali
  • 🇱🇻 Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis

Vitality (Europe RMR · Legends)

  • 🇫🇷 Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon
  • 🇫🇷 Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire
  • 🇫🇷 Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut
  • 🇫🇷 Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier
  • 🇫🇷 Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van

PGL Stockholm 2021 CS:GO Majors Betting Guide

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After that, you should be ready to place your first bet. However, before betting on an outcome in the CS:GO Major 2021, it's vital that you do some research. Consider the different statistics and information available such as the head-to-head statistics and team strength, as this will considerably boost your chances of winning. Unfortunately, when it comes to CS:GO, many people fail because they bet based on emotions.

As part of your research, you need to consider the available betting markets and look for the best odds. We will explain more about CS:GO betting markets and odds later on in the article. Wherever possible, claim bonuses and use them to boost your bankroll. The goal should be to avoid chasing a losing streak, win some money, and enjoy yourself betting on CS:GO PGL Major Stockholm 2021.

Where to Bet on PGL Major Stockholm 2021? – Best CS:GO Major Betting Sites

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PGL Major Stockholm 2021 CS:GO Betting Bonuses & Free Bets

There are different betting bonus types you can claim at top CS:GO online betting sites. This includes welcome bonuses, free CS:GO bets, deposit bonuses, risk-free bets, and many others. With the right bonus, you will be able to bet more on CS:GO and other esports games without having to risk too much money. Besides that, you can be lucky to win money from the bonuses.

Depending on the esports betting site, you may need to provide a promo code to claim bonuses. This is usually an alphanumeric code that you can enter into a particular field, and the bonus will be added to your account instantly. However, be aware that most of the bonuses offered by sportsbooks for CS:GO betting are deposit bonuses, so you have to make a qualifying deposit to claim them.

Before you claim any bonus, make sure you go through the terms and conditions that apply. In most cases, esports betting bonuses come with a wagering requirement that players must fulfill before collecting the winnings made from it. Additionally, there is usually a minimum odd for bets placed using the bonus money. You can check the promotions section of a betting site to see its available bonuses.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 CS:GO Betting Markets

There are three main betting markets you should be aware of if you are a new player seeking to gamble on CS:GO. Winners of the tournament, matches, and maps. Despite the fact that there are other betting markets, we'll concentrate on these three. These betting markets exist to provide you with opportunities. So, let's take a look at how each one works and how they can be beneficial to you.

Tournament Winner

Tournament Winner Betting is a prop bet, where you bet on a team that will win the entire tournament. For example, you can bet on the player that will win the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 right at the start of the competition. This form of wager necessitates a high level of trust in your chosen team. However, it's one of the best and easy betting options.

Match Winner

The Match Winner bet is another betting market available in the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 event. So how does match-winner work? It is the most basic and straightforward bet accessible and offered by almost every esports betting site. You simply choose which team you believe will win a certain match. It's a fantastic way to see how well you know the game and the teams.

Map Winner

Map Winner betting is one of the CS:GO special bets that heavily rely on team information. Bets on CS:GO Map Winners are usually put on BO3 or BO5 matches. This is a unique form of CS:GO wagers in which you choose a specific map that you believe a team will win. This should provide the gamer with some excellent odds and opportunities to win.

Handicap

There's plenty of room for handicap wagers in the tournament as well. Handicaps or point spread is a negative or positive advantage that a sportsbook gives a team. For instance, if you bet on Team A with a -2.5 handicap, the team would have to beat their opponents by at least 3 points margin to win your wager. Most top esports betting sites offer handicap betting for CS:GO matches.

Total number of maps / rounds

The total number of maps or rounds can only be used in Bo3 and Bo5 matches. In this bet type, you are simply predicting the total maps or rounds a particular team will be able to run. For example, you can bet on a team to run over 1.5 maps, and if it does, you win. This is a lucrative bet that is common among players.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Betting Odds

CS:GO skin betting and esports betting sites will post future odds as soon as they have a complete list of participants of the PGL Major Stockholm 2021. The odds for consequent rounds are typically available an hour or so after the end of the previous round. The odds determine how much you stand to win as it is multiplied by your wager. So it's beneficial to play at a esports betting site that offers the highest odds.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Tournament Winner Betting Odds

The PGL Major teams will be split into three categories: Legends, Challengers, and Contenders. There are no active tournament winner odds at the moment, but closer to the event, there will be. Top betting sites that cover the tournament will provide tournament winner betting odds as early as possible.

Region to Win PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Odds

Before the Stockholm Major, there were four regional qualifiers. Each regional qualifier was called "Minors", which featured eight teams for each region.

However, the system was revised into the Regional Major Ranking system, which will determine the 24 teams to participate.

  • Europe holds 11 slots;
  • CIS holds 5 slots,
  • North America has 5 slots,
  • while Asia, Oceania, and South America hold one slot each.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 MVP Odds

The best esports betting sites will also offer odds for MVP (Most Valuable Player) betting. The betting odds are very competitive. With this option, you can bet on a player to win the MVP awards. However, it takes careful consideration of the best players and teams participating in the tournament to predict the MVP award winner correctly.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 CS:GO Betting Tips

Fans are gearing up for the announcement of odds from bookies to secure the best odds. As the largest in CS:GO in European history, the PGL Major Stockholm will be a good event for players to bet on. However, as usual, it's important you do your homework before making any placing bets. Here are some of the facts available in PGL Major Stockholm 2021 and tips that may be useful.

  • The prize pool for the event is $2,000,000
  • The odds and qualifiers for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will be announced soon.
  • The best CS:GO betting odds are spread across a number of markets.
  • Gamblers can enjoy unique rewards and promotional offers for the competition at the best sportsbooks.
  • Online betting generally enables gamblers to have a more strategic and comfortable play. This is because online esports betting allows you to organize and prepare yourself accordingly. As a result, you also have fewer distractions.
  • Newcomers to the ecosystem need first to understand how CS:GO gameplay and betting works. There are free services across the web and articles with all the information and help you need to cultivate a gambler's CS:GO betting knowledge.
  • Once you understand how the gameplay works and the betting styles, you will be able to know what CS:GO bets and markets are the best for you. You can also find suitable betting strategies to use.

One of the common mistakes that bettors make when betting on CS:GO matches, including the CS:GO Major tournaments, is to bet using emotions. While a favorite team has a better chance of winning a map or round, it makes more sense to consider other factors. Pay close attention to the team's statistics, and where possible, check their head-to-head information. This will help you make the best predictions possible.

CS:GO PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Betting Predictions

There are no PGL Major Stockholm 2021 CS:GO betting predictions at the moment. This is because no solid details are available yet. Most esports betting sites are yet to provide their odds for the matches in the tournament, and not much information is available about the teams that will be participating. As a result, there is no telling for sure which team will win the competition.

However, you can use the different tips that we've provided in the previous section to help you predict the possible outcome for each round. In addition, you can count on us to provide you with updates regarding the CS:GO PGL Major Stockholm 2021. There are great tipsters out there that know what to look for in the games. But regardless, always remember that gambling is a risky business.

Once teams and game details of the tournament are available, you can start finding different predictions online. Some tipsters also provide live betting predictions that can help you take advantage of great odds while a particular round or match is ongoing. To improve your chances of winning, you should endeavor to compare tipsters' predictions with yours instead of believing theirs and placing bets without verifying the facts.

Who will win the CS:GO Major 2021 in Stockholm?

Currently, the defending champions are Astralis. After winning their fourth major at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, they will be back to defend the title, and they are undoubtedly one of the teams to watch out for. However, other exciting and strong teams will participate in the tournament, so there is no way to know for sure who will win the PGL Major Stockholm 2021.

The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will start with the New Challengers level. Eight of 16 teams will proceed to the New Legends stage. They'll be joined by eight teams who have Legend status. After that, only eight teams will move on to the playoffs. This stage is the New Champions stage. All the spots will be determined based on the last Regional Major Ranking tournament, the IEM Fall 2021.

Stockholm 2021 — The end of the Astralis era?

The Danish CS:GO team, Astralis, might slump because their star player Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz made a big switch. Since he left, the team has been struggling to find its footing. There has been a multitude of rumors that most of the players on the team are stepping down. It definitely looks like the "Astralis era" is coming to an end. They're still in the running, though, since they last won.

Without a doubt, the team will give its all in the tournament. They usually have a slow start in some tournaments, which was seen in early 2019 and 2020. However, during the StarLadder Berlin Major in 2019, they came alive and started destroying the other teams. In 2020, they won the EPL and some other tournaments, and by the end of the year, they became the number 1 team.

Recent Roster Changes before PGL Major Stockholm 2021

Many team members have made some major switches. These switches are either great blows for some teams or have proven to be a success for some. After six years with the team, Natus Vincere, Flamie is no longer contracted. Dev1ce left the team Astralis to join NiP. This major move was worth a shocking $1 million. Coldzera also decided to leave the team, FaZe Clan, to join Complexity.

It was recently announced that XANTARES⁠ was released from his contract, making him eligible to join a new team ahead of the start of the season. This announcement came two weeks after he stepped down from an active roster. The final teams are yet to be announced for this year's PGL Major. Fans are looking forward to the new set of rosters and the announcement of new members.

When PGL finally gave an update on the upcoming location of the major, it did not provide a statement about the teams' roster. However, to ensure that the event is a success and accessible to all the players, we are confident PGL will see to it and make sure teams meet deadlines. They are also keeping a close eye on the acknowledgment of specific activities by the Swedish authorities.

The first deadline was for the changes in Sweden's temporary entry ban, which affected entry for fans and players into the country. Luckily this was lifted, and the PGL will be taking place in Stockholm. The second deadline was on the 15th of September where the organizers would see how many people would be allowed into the Avicii arena. They're hoping to fill the arena to its capacity.

Our Favorites to Win PGP Major Stockholm 2021

There are some fan favorites, and those teams are anticipated to make a breakthrough in this year's PGL Major Stockholm 2021 competition. These teams range from Gambit, Navi, Astralis, G2, and NiP. After a two-year hiatus, the teams are gearing up for great success and to make their fans proud. They all need to find their footing and assert dominance. The exciting part is that anything can happen.
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Natus Vincere

Natus Vincere, aka NaVi, are coming into this major following two consecutive titles. It would've been three had Gambit not triumphed the BLAST Premier Spring Finals in January 2020. These two teams are running head to head, and they are coming in with an iron fist. It will be hard to knock them down. NaVi's recent success is because of their top contributor to the team; member 'S1mple'.
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Team NiP

Ninjas in Pyjamas is a team worth mentioning. They've shown that they're capable of doing great things. They currently have one of the world's best players, 'device', in their roster. With him alone, they pose a threat to every team. NiP has the potential to break through and take big wins at the PGL Major Stockholm 2021. Even though they didn't show dominance in the last four events, there's some hope.
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Gambit

Gambit's team members 'Sh1ro' and 'Ax1le' took the scene by storm this February when they stood their ground, rose to the occasion, and bagged a $400,000 prize pool at the IEM XV World Championship. If Gambit gets off to a decent start, they will definitely
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Astralis

After 'Device's' departure, Astralis might have a difficult start, but they are not entirely doomed. Some have said that the team losing Dev1ce as an experienced leader will be tough. Furthermore, since some other members also decided to leave the team, they might have a difficult CS:GO Major this year. However, with the anticipation of the announcement of their new roster alteration, more greatness might follow for the team.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Prize Pool

The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will have a massive $2 million prize pool. This is the biggest prize pool ever seen in CS:GO history. There is a lot of excitement surrounding this year's Major after the long break. With a bigger prize pool comes more enthusiasm and great team spirit. Fans are looking forward to betting, watching, and participating in the most exciting major yet.

  • The teams of 24 will make it through to the Regional Major Rankings
  • The new prize pool is an increase from the $1,000,000 of previous Majors to $2,000,000
  • All safety conditions to hold live, competitive events are fully met in Sweden

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Map Pool

The map pool consists of Dust II, Mirage, Inferno, Nuke, Ancient, Overpass, and Vertigo. Ancient, also known as 'de_ancient,' is a new bomb map in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

de_Ancient – New map on CS:GO Major 2021

CS:GO is adding some updates to the new map, Ancient. Ancient is set to be introduced into the competitive map pool in time for the return of majors. Valve has made a series of visual and gameplay changes to the new map. Update 1.37.9.1 was released on the 13th of May with several new additions. Some of the changes include removing shoulder angles on the site and some visuals.

CS:GO Majors In-Game Items & Specials

There are several CS:GO Majors In-Game Items & Specials. These can be beneficial to fans and can be seen as investments. They include PGL Major Stockholm 2021 stickers, patches, souvenir packages, a viewer pass, and the Pick'Em Challenge. These game items and specials work hand in hand. For example, to be eligible for Souvenir Packages, you must first redeem a Viewer Pass on your account. After that, you have to complete specific challenges to upgrade your Event Coin.

Viewer Pass holders are also able to buy the Souvenir Package in-game. Souvenir packages are not made available at random anymore for users who are watching the Major. The only time a Souvenir Package is created is when a user upgrades their Event Coin or makes sure to buy a Souvenir Package redemption. Event Coins can be upgraded three times during a Major, from Bronze, Silver, Gold, to Diamond.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Viewer Pass & Coin

A CS:GO Viewer Pass is an in-game item, which can be bought. Purchasers have access to exclusive souvenir packages. These are an Event Coin that can be upgraded, the Major Pick'Em Challenge, unlimited team graffiti for the duration of the whole Major, and a special chat for the duration of the event. Fans can also send Viewer Passes as gifts a week after buying them.

CS:GO Major 2021 Pick'ems

Pick 'em is an in-game challenge where avid fans can buy cool PGL Stockholm 2021 stickers of all the teams. Fans pick who will advance through certain stages or who will win specific matches. At some CS:GO Majors, fans are able to purchase player autograph stickers. They are also able to play a Pick'ems Fantasy Game where they can predict who would get the best result in a certain category.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Stickers & Capsules

Players can invest in CS:GO Major stickers and capsules. PGL Major Stockholm 2021 sticker capsules can be bought in-game but only for a limited amount of time. The capsules typically contain a random sticker. The stickers vary in price, and you can also see them as investments. On the 10th of September, Valve released the Community Sticker Capsule of 2021 for CS:GO. However, some sticker capsules need a key to open them while CS:GO Major sticker capsules do not.

CS:GO Major 2021 Souvenir Packages

As mentioned earlier, to be eligible for the Souvenir Packages, you must first make sure to redeem a Viewer Pass on your CS:GO account. After that, you need to complete several challenges to upgrade your Event Coin. Those with Viewer Pass holders can purchase Souvenir Package redemptions during the game. The challenges include watching live matches, making correct picks, and completing missions along the way.

Stockholm 2021 Souvenir Packages:

  • Stockholm 2021 Dust II Souvenir Package (The 2021 Dust 2 Collection)
  • Stockholm 2021 Mirage Souvenir Package (The 2021 Mirage Collection)
  • Stockholm 2021 Vertigo Souvenir Package (The 2021 Vertigo Collection)
  • Stockholm 2021 Nuke Souvenir Package (The 2018 Nuke Collection)
  • Stockholm 2021 Ancient Souvenir Package (The Ancient Collection)
  • Stockholm 2021 Overpass Souvenir Package (The Overpass Collection)
  • Stockholm 2021 Inferno Souvenir Package (The 2018 Inferno Collection

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Live Streams – How to Watch CS:GO Majors

Fans will be able to buy tickets and watch from the Avicii arena in Stockholm, Sweden, or they will be able to stream it. There are several streaming platforms that will showcase the event. Fans across the globe will be able to stream the Major in 4k. A number of betting sites will be covering the event in great detail for all fans globally.

twitch.tv/pgl (primary)
twitch.tv/pgl2 (secondary)
youtube.com/pgl

The calendars will be updated for the upcoming matches, and insights will be released. Fans will not miss out on all the activities taking place as there will be enough information and details online. As soon as all the details and fixtures of the tournament are available, players can start planning how best to enjoy the event. Those that cannot afford to buy a can stream the entire competition online.

Location: Avicii Arena, Stockholm, Sweden 🇸🇪

The Avicii Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, will be packed with fans again. The tournament will be starting on the 26th of October, and it will last until the 7th of November. The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will have an amazing $2 million prize pool. This is the biggest prize pool in the history of CS:GO. Fans will be able to place bets at top betting sites and enjoy the tournament.

The location is convenient for a live audience, especially after the COVID-19 concerns. Fans will be able to watch their favorite teams from the comfort of the Avicii Arena. The Avicii Arena is a landmark on its own as it is the largest hemispherical building on earth. It took two and a half years to build, and fans will be proud to make their presence here known.

PGL Stockholm 2021 CS:GO Major Tickets

The tickets for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 are set to go on sale on the 22nd of September. They will be released at 10am CET. The playoffs will be held between November 4-7 at the Avicii arena in Stockholm, Sweden. With all indoor restrictions lifted, the Avicii Arena is ready to be packed and house fans again. This will be the first time in the last 15 months.

  • Thursday November 4: Quarter finals 1 and 2
  • Friday November 5: Quarter finals 3 and 4
  • Saturday November 6: Semifinals 1 and 2
  • Sunday November 7: Finals

No “Spring Major” in 2021 - First CS:GO Major in Two Years

There was no spring major in 2021, but after a two-year hiatus, the CS:GO Major is taking place. The event coverage will be on a number of top esports betting sites, and there are plans for a live audience. PGL has also promised to stream the event in 4k and 60 FPS for audiences worldwide. This means that audiences can watch it on the PGL Twitch channel.

The PGL team wants to create endless memories for their audience. Especially after the shocking turn of events of the global pandemic. They look to work hard to deliver the best product possible for this franchise. Their ultimate goal is to celebrate the game in the best way possible. They also want to ensure that it is an entertaining experience, as well as a fulfilling one.

The ESL One Rio 2020 CS:GO Major Has Been Canceled Due to COVID-19

Last year the ESL One Rio 2020 CS:GO Major based in Brazil was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and outbreak. ESL made sure to park its only CS:GO Major of 2020 to protect gamers and fans. They released a statement that the event couldn't be salvaged. The conditions in Brazil were awful due to the pandemic, so they could not go on with the major.

Upcoming CS:GO Majors 2022 and 2023

Developer Valve is already planning to run two CS:GO Major tournaments in 2022 and 2023. They are tentatively opening up proposals for the events, making plans to hold one Major in May and another event in November in both years. There will also be a Regional Major Ranking tournament that will take place before each event in Europe, Asia/Oceania, CIS, North America, and South America.

PGL Stockholm 2021 CS:GO Major — Summary

Now that it is official that the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PGL Major 2021 is going ahead in Stockholm, Sweden. There is a lot to look forward to. With the sales of the tickets going live for the tournament's playoffs, fans can gear up for the most anticipated esports event of this year. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus outbreak halted the competition for two years, but the teams will bring in all the energy this year.

With all indoor restrictions raised in Sweden, the Avicii Arena is set to be filled with passionate and eager fans yet again. This is happening for the first time in quite a long time. With the biggest prize pool in CS:GO history, this is guaranteed to be a thrilling experience for both players and fans. Once bookies release odds, betting will start to take place, and who knows, you may be lucky to win big.

PGL Stockholm 2021 CS:GO Major – FAQ

Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions you may have about the PGL Major Stockholm 2021.

What is the PGL Major Stockholm 2021?

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is a Swedish tournament organized by PGL, a Romanian-based organization. The event is held offline and is the first Major after a gap caused by the COVID-19 outbreak following the StarLadder Major 2019 in Berlin.

When is the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 taking place?

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is taking place between the 26th of October and the 7th of November 2021. After a two-year gap, fans are looking forward to this event.

Where is the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 held?

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is going to take place in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Avicii arena. This Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship is going to be the 16th edition.

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