PGL confirms Major’s Challengers Stage seeding

Tournament operator PGL has announced the pairings of the first round of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Challengers Stage. The opening matches correspond to the previously unveiled seeding by Liquipedia, which was formed based on the results of the RMRs.

In the first stage of the upcoming Major, sixteen teams will compete in the Swiss system, where three wins ensure advancing to the next stage, and three losses deprive of a chance to continue the competition. The Challengers Stage will start in the best-of-one format, while the elimination and promotion matches will be played as best-of-threes.

The confirmed matchups in the round 1 of the Challengers Stage at PGL Major Antwerp 2022:

 Vitality –  Complexity
 G2 –  Liquid
 Astralis –  IHC
 MIBR –  Outsiders
 Bad News Eagles –  Eternal Fire 
 forZe –  Renegades
 Imperial –  Team Spirit 
 ENCE –  9z 

The eight strongest teams will advance to the Legends Stage, the format of which is no different to the Challengers Stage. These teams will be joined by Heroic, Copenhagen Flames, BIG, Cloud9, FURIA, FaZe, NIP and NAVI, who had previously secured the spots among the Legends.

PGL Major Antwerp 2022 will take place from May 9 to 22 at the Antwerps Sportpaleis site in the Belgian city of Antwerp. 24 participants of the prestigious event will compete for a total prize pool of $1 million.