PGL is poised to host the second consecutive CS:GO Major and the first such tournament in 2022, PGL CS: GO MAJOR ANTWERP 2022. The first World Championship is scheduled to take place from 9order to 22nd Mayhas a total prize of $1 million USD.
This will be Belgium’s first time hosting the CS:GO Major, in the port city of Antwerp. The knockout stages of the tournament will be played in front of a live audience, taking place in Antwerps Sportpaleis The stadium has a maximum capacity of nearly 24,000 spectators.
Belgium’s second-largest city, Antwerp, will be the fifth consecutive European venue that will host the CS:GO Major after Stockholm, Berlin, Katowice and London. With a second tournament of similar stature reported taking place in Rio de Janeiro, it looks like North America may have to wait until 2023 to secure a Major on its soil.
PGL CS: GO Major Antwerp 2022 – Full Details
After the success of PGL Major Stockholm 2021, break many records to become most viewed and then the biggest CS:GO tournament ever in gaming history, Romania tournament organizers are back once again with PGL Major Antwerp 2022.
The first official Major of 2022 will take place in Antwerp, Belgium. This is the first tournament to take place in the country, following in the footsteps of Charleroi Esports that took place a few years ago in 2019.
Currently, the final leg of the tournament is scheduled to take place in front of a live audience at the Antwerps Sportpaleis arena, which has a maximum capacity of 23,359 spectators and 18,400 seats.
Silviu Stroie, CEO of PGL, believes that fans play an important role in the CS:GO universe, and to have the best performance possible, players need to feel the energy that a duel crowded school brings. He went on to say that,
Furthermore, Stroie said that they will be closely monitoring the global pandemic situation, checking every detail, and in case things go worse, they are ready to adjust their plans to be on the safe side. for everyone participating in this tournament.
The Antwerp Major will take place May 9-22. The nearly two-week long CS:GO tournament will deliver the first world championship of the year.
More detailed match schedule will be as follows,
New challenge stage: 9order up to 12order May 2022
New Legendary Stage: 14order to 17order May 2022
New Championship Stage: 19order to 22nd May 2022
Unlike last time, the PGL Major Antwerp 2021 will have a total prize pool of $1,000,000 USD, which will likely be split among the top 16 teams as usual.
However, the broadcast will not suffer any losses as it becomes only the second Main Tournament, after the PGL Major Stockholm 2021, to have a 4K live stream.
Furthermore, PGL has also taken over the responsibility of organizing the ultimate RMR tournaments, through which the teams qualifying for the Major will be decided.
Details regarding the tournament will be announced at a later stage, including updates on ticket sales, tournament format, talent present at the tournament and other important information.
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