PGL will host the next CS:GO Major in Stockholm
Tournament operator PGL announced that he will host the next CS:GO major, which will be held from October 23 to November 7 with an increased prize pool of $2 million. The venue of the first world championship in two years will be the Swedish capital Stockholm.
According to the official press release, playoff matches are scheduled for the Ericsson Globe arena with an audience. However, the organizers stressed that the event will take place only if all safety conditions against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic are met.
First of all, my colleagues and I are passionate fans of CS. We grew up and watched this game getting bigger and bigger, just at the same pace as our development as a company. We have timeless memories with our past Counter-Strike shows, and, honestly, we owe a lot to this game, as players and as a company. We believe that this community deserves the best product this franchise has ever seen. Our goal is to celebrate the game in the best way possible, and we will work hard for this
Silviu Stroie, CEO PGL
The last CS:GO major was held in September 2019 under the auspices of StarLadder. The next tournament from Valve, which was to be hosted by the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, was first postponed and then canceled altogether due to the worsening epidemiological situation in the world.