Stockholm to host the 2021 CS: GO Major, with the biggest ever prize pool
Valve in addition to PGL have announced the return of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s next Significant Championship that will take location this year in Sweden.
Not only has competitive esport CS: GO returned, it’s coming back with a bang too. This will be the greatest single prize swimming pool in CS: GO history with twenty 4 teams completing for 2 million dollars USD. Not only that, this will also be the first event that is broadcast live in 4K resolution. The primary occasion will be during November 4-7, so they’re leaving adequate time to hopefully see COVID-19 get a little more under control as this will be an in-person occasion with a live audience.
“First of all, my coworkers and I are enthusiastic fans of CS. We grew up and watched this video game getting larger and bigger, just at the same speed as our development as a company. We have timeless memories with our previous Counter-Strike programs, and, honestly, we owe a lot to this game, as players and as a business. Our company believe that this community is worthy of the very best product this franchise has ever seen. Our objective is to commemorate the game in the very best method possible, and we will strive for this” – Silviu Stroie, CEO PGL.
Teams will be selected based on development through a series of Regional Major Ranking (RMR), these will be online to start with and ultimately an offline in-person event for each area before the Significant starts.