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How to Watch PGL Major Stockholm 2021 – teams, format, schedule, streams, predictions

CS-GO

20 Oct 2021

Gabriel Sciberras

We’ve been waiting all year for this event. Accordingly, the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 event is almost on the way later on this week, and we’re here to provide all the coverage. Indeed, with $2,000,000, it looks to be the first CS:GO Major event in a while. Read on for all the viewership details in this edition of How to Watch!

Event Background

Credits: PGL Twitter

Accordingly, this event brings with it some incredible storylines and changes too. Taking place offline, we’ll have 24 teams going at it offline at the Stockholm Avicii Arena.

There, they’ll be fighting for $2,000,0000 on the line. Running from the 26th October all the way to 7th November, we’ve been waiting a very long time for this.

To make it to this event. teams have been competing all year to earn their spot as either a Legend, Challenger or Contender. Below, find all the competitors conveniently listed:

Legends:

  • NInjas in Pyjamas
  • Team Vitality
  • G2 Esports
  • FURIA Esports
  • Team Liquid
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Natus Vincere
  • Gambit Esports

Challengers:

  • Astralis
  • ENCE
  • BIG
  • Movistar Riders
  • Heroic
  • MOUZ
  • paiN Gaming
  • Team Spirit
Credits: PGL Twitter

Contenders:

  • Copenhagen Flames
  • FaZe Clan
  • GODSENT
  • Virtus.pro
  • Entropiq
  • Sharks Esports
  • TYLOO
  • Renegades

Apart from the massive prize pool, teams will also e competing for a phenomenal amount of Pro Tour Points, together with points and seeds contributing to the BLAST Premier World Final.

Format

Let’s see how this tier system lends itself to the format of this very exciting event.

Credits: PGL Twitter

To kick things off, we’ll have the New Challengers Stage. Running from 26th October to 29th, we have our first 16 teams to start the competition. Indeed, a 16 team Swiss System Format will take place.

Accordingly, each team will follow the new format – with Elimination and Advancement matches sitting at BO3 while every other game will be BO1.

At this point in time, the top 8 will proceed to the New Legends tier, with the bottom 8 being eliminated.

Moving on to the New Legends Stage, we’ll once again witness a 16 Team Swiss System Format with the same rules as the prior stage. This stage will take place from October 30th to November 2nd, and once again 8 teams will be eliminated and the top 8 move to the New Champions Stage.

Credits: Silviu Stroie Twitter

Finally, we’ve reached the New Champions Stage. Now, instead of a Swiss System, a single-elimination bracket with BO3 matches will determine the final 8 teams.

Schedule for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021

With such a long an incredible event, we highly recommend visiting the event page in order to stay up to date with regards to the schedule and further information about the event.

Watch the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 on esportsguide

You can also watch PGL Major Stockholm 2021 live stream via our very own website. Providing an extensive list of the biggest esports together with streams for each esports match live today or upcoming matches.

Predictions

Credits: PGL Twitter

With regards to predictions, we immediately look towards the Legends Tier. Bearing this in mind, our definite favourite would have to be Natus Vincere. Behind them, the likes of Ninjas in Pyjamas and FURIA Esports are examples of threats who could snag the win with some strong performances.

Otherwise, the lower tier teams will have to work a lot harder in order to even have a chance here.

For more esports news, visit: https://www.esportsguide.com/news

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