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

Everything CS:GO fans need to know about the PGL Stockholm Major, from how to watch all the action, to the tournament format, schedule, teams and more.
It’s been over two years since we saw Astralis lift the StarLadder Berlin Major trophy back in September 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been no CS:GO Major since. With the PGL Stockholm Major, featuring the biggest prize pool in CS:GO esports history, kicking off on 26th October 2021, we are extremely excited to watch the tournament, which takes place at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Here's everything you need to know about the PGL Stockholm Major, from how to watch all the CS:GO action, to the format, prize pool, teams and schedule. 

The biggest prize pool in CS:GO history

The PGL Stockholm Major features the biggest prize pool in CS:GO esports history, weighing in at $2 million! 

At the time of writing, the prize pool distribution has not been announced but we suspect the winner will get the lion's share.

PGL Stockholm Major teams

Teams are divided into three groups based on their RMR standings. There are a total of 24 teams competing at the PGL Stockholm Major, with the "Contenders" being the lowest ranked, followed by the "Challengers" and finally, the Legends.

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All the PGL Stockholm Major teams. (Picture: PGL)

Check out the teams and their respective categories below.

Legends teams:

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • G2 Esports
  • Team Vitality
  • Team Liquid
  • FURIA
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Gambit Esports
  • Natus Vincere

Challengers teams:

  • BIG
  • ENCE
  • Astralis
  • Movistar Riders
  • Mousesports
  • Heroic
  • paiN Gaming
  • Team Spirit

Contenders teams:

  • FaZe Clan
  • GODSENT
  • Copenhagen Flames
  • Virtus.pro
  • Renegades
  • Sharks Esports
  • Entropiq
  • TYLOO

The teams in their categories are sorted in no particular order, in case you were wondering.

PGL Stockholm Major format & schedule

It all starts with the Challengers stage, with a 16 Team Swiss System Format. The top eight teams proceed to the Legends stage, while the bottom eight teams get eliminated. This stage runs from 26 to 29 October.

From 30 October to 2 November, the Legends stage will take place via a 16 Team Swiss System Format. The top eight teams proceed to the Champions stage, while the bottom eight teams get eliminated.

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Schedule overview for the PGL Stockholm Major stages. (Picture: PGL)

Lastly, the Champions Stage will run from 4 to 7 November 2021. It features a single-elimination bracket and all matches will be best-of-three.

Both the Challengers and Contenders teams start in the Challengers stage, while the Legends teams await in the Legends stage.

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Matchups and times for the first day of the Major! (Picture: PGL)

Matches are scheduled to start at 09:00 BST each day.

How to watch PGL Stockholm Major

You can catch all the PGL Stockholm Major action via the PGL Twitch and YouTube channels. This will be the first CS:GO Major broadcasted in 4K, which is a nice added bonus for viewers.

We've embedded the Twitch channel below for your convenience.

We simply can't wait to watch the PGL Stockholm Major. It should be an exciting prospect for all CS:GO esports fans, as we will finally get another Major champion after more than two years of waiting.

 

Don't forget to check out our dedicated CS:GO section for esports, news, guides and more. 

Featured image courtesy of Valve.