Considering that the international COVID-19 pandemic hit, Valve cancelled several CS: GO Majors, as these massive tournaments need to occur on LAN. Now, we finally know when the next CS: GO Major will occur, and CS: GO esports fans can mark their calendars.

As revealed by PGL Esports, the very first Major of 2021 will take location in between 23 October and 7 November 2021. This is, naturally, if all security conditions to hold live, competitive events, are completely met by that time. Yes, CS: GO will return to Sweden. In case you didn’t know, the very first CS: GO Major occurred in Sweden back in November 2013.

This will be the 16th CS: GO Major, and the centerpiece will be held in front of a live audience at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm from 4 to 7 November 2021. The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will also include the biggest prize pool in CS: GO esports history, a massive $2 million. At the existing Dollar to Rand exchange rate, that’s roughly R30.4 million.

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An overall of 24 teams will complete for their share of the mammoth prize swimming pool. Teams will be able to qualify by means of a series of Regional Major Ranking (RMR) events throughout 2021. Valve will share more details about the 2021 RMR soon. For those who can’t wait to watch the CS: GO esports action, the next Major will be streamed in 4K 60fps.