After Two-Year Hiatus, Valve Announces Next CS: GO Major to be Played in Stockholm
After trying, however ultimately needing to cancel both the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Majors in 2020, Valve has granted the very first Significant for 2021 to the PGL Esports. The PGL Major Stockholm 2021, set to occur from Oct. 23-Nov. 7, will now have the largest reward pool ever at a Significant at a cool $2M USD. Additionally, it will be the very first Significant to be broadcast in 4K at 60 FPS. This marks the third CS: GO Major ever to be held in Sweden and the very first for Stockholm which will be held at the Ericsson Globe in front of a live audience, from Nov. 4-7.
Last year the COVID-19 pandemic devastated the Major scene, requiring competition organizer ESL to cancel its Major that was set to happen in Rio De Janeiro. ESL made a valiant attempt to save the Major by delaying the event from May to November, however as COVID numbers spiked over the course of the year, it had no choice however to merely cancel.
The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will be the third CS: GO Major in which PGL will be included and has actually prepared some upgrades in relation to audience experience. The tournament organizer is wanting to include some ingenious Enhanced Reality components, brand name brand-new customized HUDs, and other brand-new functions to be revealed at a later date.