The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 commonly referred to as the PGL Major 2021 or the Stockholm 2021 will be the sixteenth in a series of counter-strike Global Offensive Major Championship if it will happen. To understand what the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is, it is important to understand the background of the championship:
Understanding Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championships
They are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) esports tournaments sponsored and developed by Valve a renowned game developer. The first-ever Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major was hosted by Dream Hack and was played in Jönköping, Sweden in 2013. Being the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the winning sixteen teams would split a total prize pool of US$250,000.
Since the first tournament, there have been a number of tournaments with the recent one featuring twenty-four teams from different places in the world competing for a total prize pool of US$2,000,000. This is why the Majors are seen as the most popular, crucial, and competitive tournaments in the Global Offensive Scene. Majors are also of special interest to igamers looking for betting odds on esports and other games.
The recent champions are the Assails. They became the current defending champions after emerging winners for the fourth time in the Majors championship. The recent winning of the Major Titlein the Star Ladder Berlin Majors in 2019 made them the record holders for the team with the majority titles in the history of global offensive majors
Format of The Global Offensive Major Championships
Earning of tittles in the global offensive major championship is based on where the team comes from and how far the team goes into the major
The Legends: These are the leading eight teams drawn from every Major gain. They attain “Legend” status, and are eligible to compete in the next stage of the competition i.e.theMajor’s New Legends as they are The Current Legends.
The New Challengers: These are the leading eight teams from the New Challengers. They attain Challenger status at the current Major and are eligible to play against the Current Legends.
The Previous Major’s Fallen: These are the leading six teams from the previous Major’s New Legends. They attain the Previous Majors title and are eligible to play in the next Major’s New Challengers Stage.
The Minors’ Champions: These are the leading 2 teams from every regional Minor Championship and the leading 2 teams among the 3rd place Minor teams who qualify to the next Major’s New Challengers Stage.
Stickers-Comprised of both team stickers and autographed stickers from players whose sales proceeds go to the team.
Pick’em -in-game where fans purchase stickers and bet which team will win in the next matches.
CS: GO PGL Major Stockholm2021
Since its announcement in January 2021, The PGL Major Stockholm is among the highly anticipated tournaments of 2021.The CS: GO PGL Major Stockholm 2021is an S-tier tournament boasting a total prize pool of $2 million which is also accompanied by numerous Tournament Circuit Points. One of the major reasons why Sweden may be chosen to host this year’s Global Offensive Major Championship is that it has been very influential to the game. Most of the popular celebrity players hail from Sweden. This include Robin “flusha” Rönnquist, Olof “olofmeister”, andKajbjer Gustafsson
Depending on the qualification of the teams, the teams will undergo a vigorous three different stages in the PGL Major Stockholm. These are The New Challengers Stage, The New Challengers Stage, and The New Championship Stage. In the initial New Challengers Stage and The New Legends stage, there will be the elimination of a total eight teams which will ensure that there only remain eight teams. The New Championship stage is a one-time elimination bracket which is followed by the quarter-finals and the semifinals. What is more interesting about the championship is that it will be streamed live in 4K Resolution.
Will the Much Anticipated PGL Major Stockholm Happen?
The big anticipated answer is yes. The PGL Major Stockholm will happen. This is after Sweden eased travel restrictions allowing for the organizers to go ahead and plan the awaited tournament. This was confirmed by Lena Hallengren the serving Swedish Minister who removed all social gathering restrictions.
Swedish Travel Restrictions
At first, most of the 24 participating teams were uncertain of they will be allowed to enter the country based on the current travel restrictions. However, after consultations, the health ministry declared that it would get authorizations for their full rosters. Fortunately, three weeks ago, Swedish officials announced that a simple negative covid test would be enough for players to enter the country. The Avicii Arena, which can host 14 000 spectators was also a point of concern. Thanks to the Swedish Government, many efforts have been put in place to ensure mass vaccination
The highly anticipated PGL Major Stockholm is set to happen from October 23 to November 7 2021. We can only wait and see how it will turn out.