Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s first major because 2019 is booked. In the meantime, at least.

PGL has revealed that it will host the next CSGO significant in Stockholm, Sweden. The occasion is currently scheduled to happen from October 23 to November 7 and will feature a $2 million prize pool.

“This year, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting back, where everything began in November 2013, when the first-ever CSGO Major took place in Sweden. PGL MAJOR STOCKHOLM 2021 will be the third Major taking place in Sweden and the first one in Stockholm. The centerpiece of the 16th CSGO Major will take location at Ericsson Globe in front of a live audience, from November 4-7,” PGL announced in a statement.

PGL noted that this is contingent on the event having the ability to logistically come together, which will just become certain closer to the date of the occasion. That stated, this is welcome news for CSGO fans worldwide.

The last CSGO Major was the StarLadder Berlin Major, which happened in 2019. This was indicated to be followed by the ESL One Rio Major in Brazil in May 2020, however the occasion was eventually ditched. Online “regional significant” events were revealed to keep top groups active and figure out the participants for when live competitions can return.

Though the strategy long seemed to be that the next CSGO significant would still be hosted by ESL, the plan plainly altered. Worth keeping in mind is the reality that the occasion will be hosted by PGL, the business that has run Dota 2’s The International in the last few years. It will also be hosted in the exact same area as The International 10, which is tentatively scheduled to occur in August 2021.

The next CSGO major that occurs is scheduled to happen in Stockholm, Sweden. This is the very first time a CSGO major will be held in Stockholm and the first time it will take place in Sweden given that the DreamHack Winter Season Major in Jonkoping in 2014.

The competitors in the PGL Stockholm Maor have not yet been determined, however likely will be based upon the Regional Major Rankings system presented in 2020. The RMR is figured out by a circuit of online regional competitions. Groups are awarded points for their efficiencies in these tournaments, with reductions based on lineup modifications made over time.

Each region gets a particular number of areas in the significant, ranging from 11 for Europe to one for Oceania. The highest-ranked teams from each region get invites to the significant.

There have been between 3 and four occasions for each area, though it is uncertain the number of more might be introduced before the PGL Stockholm Major takes location.