Stockholm in doubt for hosting the Major.
Esports event organizer PGL has given an update on their Major, hinting at a change in the location of their premier Counter-Strike Major tournament.
📢 Update on PGL CS:GO MAJOR 2021
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— PGL (@pglesports) July 20, 2021
PGL is currently in talks with Swedish authorities to work together on a plan for hosting the event. As mentioned in their release, the current situation allows only about 300 spectators inside the Avicii Arena, which can accommodate a large audience. However, if the pandemic eases, the authorities might lift the restrictions after September 15.
Considering CS:GO LAN was returning after a two-year-long break because of the pandemic, Stockholm was the first choice for hosting the Major. According to PGL, Sweden’s capital was a special place with a rich Counter-Strike heritage.
PGL has mentioned their backup plans in case the organization cannot host in Stockholm. They are in touch with two other European countries who have given a green light to run the CS:GO Major.
Recently, Valve had to move Dota 2’s biggest event from Stockholm because of the pandemic. The developers had to pick Bucharest, Romania and postpone the event. PGL has a brief window to decide on a location, considering the Major is set to take place in October 2021.
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