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PGL Antwerp Major - How to watch, schedule, teams, format and more

A complete viewer's guide to the CS:GO PGL Antwerp Major 2022, including how to watch live via stream, the format, teams, schedule and more.
PGL Antwerp Major - How to watch, schedule, teams, format and more
As the first major for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) of the year, the PGL Antwerp Major 2022 should be an exciting event for any esports fan. If you don't want to miss any of the action, then our CS:GO PGL Antwerp Major 2022 viewer's guide has you covered.

In this guide for the PGL Antwerp Major 2022, we tell you exactly how you can watch the CS:GO esports action live, explain the format, all 24 teams competing, the exact schedule featuring dates, times and matchups, and more.

How to watch PGL Antwerp Major stream

CS:GO PGL Antwerp Major 2022 format teams schedule dates times how to watch prize pool stages matchups
The best of the best will host and cast PGL Antwerp Major 2022 matches each day. (Picture: PGL)

There's nothing quite as exciting as watching a CS:GO Major take place, filled to the brim with talented casters and hosts (as you can see above) and the best teams in the world competing.

You can watch the PGL Antwerp Major live via the official PGL Twitch channel. For your viewing convenience, we've embedded the Twitch channel below for the A Stream. There's also a B Stream, which runs on the PGL CS:GO Twitch channel.

CS:GO esports fans can also watch PGL Antwerp Major 2022 matches live via the official PGL YouTube channel.

PGL Antwerp Major format and CS:GO teams

There are a total of three stages to the PGL Antwerp Major 2022. Check out an explanation of the stages for those who don’t know how CS:GO Majors work, and the 24 teams competing.

CS:GO PGL Antwerp Major 2022 format teams schedule dates times how to watch prize pool stages matchups
24 teams will fight across multiple stages of the PGL Antwerp Major 2022 for their share of the $1 million prize pool. (Picture: PGL)

Challenger Stage format:

  • 16 Team Swiss System Format.
  • Elimination and Advancement matches are Bo3
  • All other matches are Bo1
  • The Buchholz system & initial seeds are used to seed matches

Antwerp Major Challenger teams:

  • G2
  • ENCE
  • Astralis
  • Vitality
  • MIBR
  • forZe
  • Imperial
  • Bad News Eagles

Antwerp Major Contenders teams:

  • Outsiders
  • Team Liquid
  • Complexity
  • 9z
  • Spirit
  • Eternal Fire
  • IHC
  • Renegades

The top eight proceed to The Legends Stage, while the bottom eight teams are eliminated from the PGL Antwerp Major 2022.

Legends stage format:

The top eight teams from the Challengers stage will join the Legends status teams in the Legends stage. The same format is used for this stage of the PGL Antwerp Major 2022.

Antwerp Major Legends teams:

  • FaZe
  • Natus Vincere
  • Cloud9
  • Heroic
  • NIP
  • FURIA
  • BIG
  • Copenhagen Flames

The top eight teams proceed to The Champions Stage, while the bottom eight teams are eliminated from the PGL Antwerp major 2022.

Champions Stage format:

The top eight teams from the Legends stage will compete in a single-elimination bracket. Seeding will be done using the final rankings from the Legends Stage. In this stage, all matches are best-of-three.

PGL Antwerp Major schedule - dates and times

CS:GO PGL Antwerp Major 2022 format teams schedule dates times how to watch prize pool stages matchups
The PGL Antwerp Major 2022 runs from 9th to 22nd May 2022. (Picture: PGL)

Running from 9th to 22nd May 2022, the PGL Antwerp Major features multiple stages as noted in the teams and format outline above. These stages also have their own dates that CS:GO esports fans need to be aware of.

  • Challenger stage schedule - 9th to 12th May.
  • Legends stage schedule - 14th to 17th May.
  • Champions stage schedule - 19th to 22nd May.

In terms of start times, at least for the Challengers stage, we know that each day matches will begin at 10:00 UTC and run until roughly 14:00 UTC or later.

Check out the first round of PGL Antwerp Major matches below.

CS:GO PGL Antwerp Major 2022 format teams schedule dates times how to watch prize pool stages matchups
The first day's matchups and exact schedule for PGL Antwerp Major 2022. (Picture: PGL)

The tournament will take place in Belgium, at the massive Antwerps Sportpaleis arena with a crowd for the Champions stage!

Teams will be competing for their share of the massive $1 million prize pool. The winner gets the lion's share at $500,000 and of course, etch their name into the CS:GO esports history books.

We will update our readers on everything going on at the PGL Antwerp Major 2022, share our Pick'Em predictions as the tournament progressions, and results for all stages, so stay tuned!

 

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