dupreeh: "NAVI and Gambit are the major's favorites. Teams from Europe and America are not as strong"
Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen, the player of Astralis, considers NAVI and Gambit to be the main favorites of PGL Major Stockholm 2021. In Dane's opinion, which he shared during a press conference before the start of the IEM Fall 2021 Europe playoffs, the rest of the contenders for the title of the tournament from Valve are not strong enough.
The parts quoted are the translation from our Russian website.
All squads want to make it to the main tournament of the year. It's nice that we have already achieved this goal. I think NAVI and Gambit are the major's favorites. Teams from Europe and America are not as good. It seems to me that the rest of the championship contenders are still in the process of finding the optimal play style. G2 were looking good before the summer break, but now have suddenly lost a step. The same goes for Heroic.
Speaking about Astralis' prospects, Rasmussen noted that recent successes have boosted the team's confidence ahead of PGL Major Stockholm 2021.
Securing a slot in the major and making it to the BLAST fall season final have definitely lit a spark for our team. It's good that now we can leave all questions about the future aside and focus on the most important thing - playing Counter-Strike.
Astralis come to the major realizing that anything is possible. In addition, we still have time to improve some moments. I think we can make it far in Stockholm.
It should be reminded that the next major will be held in the capital of Sweden from October 26 to November 7. 24 teams from all over the world will compete for the prize money of $2 million.