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PGL to host Major in Krakow
Time: 2017-03-15 18:32
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Krakow has been chosen to stage the 11th Counter-Strike Major, Valve and PGL have announced.

The event will take place from July 16-23, with the group matches being played backstage, while the playoffs will be held at TAURON Arena Krakow, which hosted the League of Legends EU LCS Summer Finals last year. The total purse of $1million from the previous three Majors is kept the same.

This is the third time that a Major will be held in Poland, with the previous two having been hosted in Katowice by ESL, in 2014 and 2015. It is also the first Valve-sponsored event run by PGL, which assisted DreamHack with the production for the DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca Major, in 2015.

The PGL 2017 Krakow CS:GO Major Championship Series will kick off with the usual four Minor events, held in Asia, the Americas, CIS and Europe. The top teams from these regional events will secure spots at the PGL Krakow Major offline qualifier, joining the bottom eight from the ELEAGUE Major.

While the exact locations of the Minors and of the offline qualifier have not been disclosed, PGL has already released the complete schedule for the Major Series, which looks as follows: 

  • June 1-4: PGL Asia Minor Championship
  • June 8-11: PGL Americas Minor Championship
  • June 8-11: PGL CIS Minor Championship
  • June 15-18: PGL Europe Minor Championship
  • June 29 - July 2: Major Offline Qualifier
  • July 16-19: PGL Krakow Major Group Stage
  • July 21-23: PGL Krakow Major Main event

For the first time in the history of the Majors, all the matches, including the ones from the Minors and from the qualifier, will be streamed live in 1080p/60fps. The PGL Major Krakow will also "mark the debut of a host of new features aimed to make the viewing experience, both live and online, truly one of a kind", according to a statement from the event's organisers. 

The following eight teams have already secured spots at PGL Major Krakow, as a result of the Legend status earned in Atlanta:

Astralis Virtus.pro
fnatic SK
Natus Vincere Gambit
North FaZe

Having finished in the bottom eight at the ELEAGUE Major, the following teams have received direct invites to the offline qualifier:

Liquid G2*
mousesports OpTic
FlipSid3 HellRaisers

* G2 currently hold the ex-EnVyUs spot, and the ex-G2 spot is currently under review

Krakow? Wtf is this city?

Post edited 2017-03-15 18:34:28
2017-03-15 18:32:15
inb4 Vp out in groups again :D

Post edited 2017-03-15 18:33:39
2017-03-15 18:32:21
I really hope PGL can create a great show I cant wait!

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2017-03-15 18:46:56
yeah its cool inside
2017-03-15 18:52:11
Whoa! Looks sick
2017-03-16 11:47:24
Then rip crowd inb4... Total silence in the matches except when it appears pasha or snax saying nonsense in some interview then it would make the crowd feel for a few seconds shouting VirtusPro !!
2017-03-15 18:53:17
Watch Katowice finał and listen to "FAZE UP!"
2017-03-15 19:03:17
You weren't there so stfu. All Spodek was shouting "Faze Clan" every 30 secs.
2017-03-15 19:09:25
every 30 secs lol. Only against the rivals of astralis (who knows why :)) navi and faze in the grand final and they were only heard at the beginning of the game or in a round won by them. Undoubtedly one of the worst crowds i have seen

And also without people, was so sad see a lot of empty seats between the crowd

Post edited 2017-03-15 19:32:56
2017-03-15 19:25:15
2017-03-15 19:38:06
STFU, it wasn't even possible to find a free single seat... Some seats were empty only during breaks (ekhm, wc?), some people weren't allowed to get into the arena, coz it was full. If you write this just because of what you've seen on the stream, i will laugh...
2017-03-15 19:45:47
Im sure you are getting confuesed with Dreamhack Las Vages, Or you are just mentally retarded. Yes, the crowd wasnt as hyped because VP went out but spodek was still full, and the crowd was still better then most events, the Line to the spodek was hours long and npt everyone got in.
2017-03-16 16:14:57
I was little scared I would've been forced to watch a Grand Final at Spodek with silent crowd but fuck that! You Polish guys did great job at keeping the shit energetic!
2017-03-15 19:40:01
are you mad just because some cs go team have huge fan base? get a life
2017-03-15 19:59:40
2017-03-15 21:26:53
2017-03-15 18:32:24
rip cologne major
2017-03-15 18:33:02
ESL fucked up
2017-03-15 18:40:49
Who cares about cologne, ESLs production quality has been shit past months.
2017-03-15 19:04:26
inb4 comment deleted by mods :P
2017-03-15 18:33:38
Congrats, can you sign my profile?
2017-03-15 18:34:55
yaay,one of the most beautiful places in Poland
Krakow >> Kato so far...
just google it
prolly best tourny in '17 calendar
but why PGL ;'(
2017-03-15 18:41:14
PGL production is better than ESL, Eleague and etc reunited
2017-03-15 18:46:03
i agree but when i saw news i was hope for epicenter or starladder... just hope their debut on majors will be huuuuge, no. it must be huge ;]
2017-03-15 18:51:56
epicenter, lul. They definitely bring some gr8 ideas into cs tournament, but they also did a lot of mistakes. Them need to make another tournament where they can fix problems from last event, and then we can talk about hosting a major :)
2017-03-15 19:23:06
PGL is atleast onehundredandtwentytwothousandsninehundredandtwentyone times better than esl
2017-03-15 18:52:26
PGL has the best production and next-gen cameramen, we're really damn lucky this time!
2017-03-15 19:04:14
2017-03-15 20:30:45
PGL is a good production dude, I just don't know about Krakow ..., but as you said Krakow > Katowice so this gonna be good
2017-03-16 04:19:44
Tauron arena > spodek and krakow is beautiful city
2017-03-16 08:05:17
One of the prettiest citys in Poland
2017-03-15 18:44:28
*in Europe
2017-03-15 20:09:22
No in Poland don't want to fight but Western Europe has so much more to offer
2017-03-16 07:25:31
Just Google krakow and tauron arena :)
2017-03-16 08:06:00
Just don't argue

Just get a train ticket and check out western cities they all more beautiful then the ones in the east
2017-03-17 15:18:53
Which ones?
2017-03-17 22:33:57
Pretty much every western capital , cities located at coasts, lakes or rivers

2017-03-18 21:07:00
Have you ever been or at least saw pictures of Krakow?
2017-03-18 21:13:36
one of the best cities of Europe
if you visit Poland you should check Krakow

Post edited 2017-03-15 18:59:54
2017-03-15 18:59:37
PAPA (not biceps) WAS THERE
2017-03-15 19:01:46
2017-03-15 19:15:59
That was a second capital of Poland with huge history, Snax living there
2017-03-15 20:28:08
krakow is actually a really nice city dude
2017-03-16 11:23:56
Nice! glhf to the teams

edit: faze will win this

Post edited 2017-03-15 18:34:11
2017-03-15 18:32:15
Yeah, Cluj-Napoca had the best production so far...
Only shit crowd
2017-03-15 18:34:00
yep u said it!
2017-03-15 18:34:33
so proud that the ceo of pgl is from romania
2017-03-15 18:40:02
Who cares about the ceo of pgl. It's about the players
2017-03-15 18:54:23
All this couldnt happen without him
2017-03-15 19:58:07
Isnt PGL Romanian company?
2017-03-15 20:05:44
yes it is
2017-03-15 21:50:30
as soon as it turns out that the pgl is actually a good event people will care about the ceo of pgl ;)
2017-03-15 20:00:19

Post edited 2017-03-15 18:32:26
2017-03-15 18:32:16
Awesome! New major!

Post edited 2017-03-15 18:32:29
2017-03-15 18:32:17
ez 4 PrOLAND

Post edited 2017-03-15 18:32:25
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2017-03-15 18:32:21
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great news
2017-03-15 18:32:23
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2017-03-15 18:32:27
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Rip Cologne
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yes sir
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Post edited 2017-03-15 18:33:49
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Cool :D
2017-03-15 18:32:37
wtf new major in Poland, and not Katowice
2017-03-15 18:32:38
2017-03-15 18:32:41
pgl best production
2017-03-15 18:32:46
2017-03-15 18:32:50
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ez for VP
2017-03-15 18:32:51
2017-03-15 18:32:51
PGL really?
2017-03-15 18:32:55
gj valve not giving esl another major, they don't deserve it
not to sure about krakow though but Poland has good crowds
2017-03-15 18:32:55
and how exactly does pgl deserve it? esl one cologne was an incredible event every single time.
no idea why they wanna fuck with that honestly.

Post edited 2017-03-15 18:41:13
2017-03-15 18:41:04
ESL production

enough said
2017-03-15 18:58:52
whats wrong with that?

i mean they aint as good as eleague, but they have solid oldschool production. no fancy ass 4 different camera shots on screen at the same time like PGL used to in the past, but thats actually a good thing.
2017-03-15 19:05:10
ESL is a bunch of greedy cunts. Glad to see them snuffed by valve.
2017-03-16 16:15:46
krakow is a really nice city
2017-03-15 18:43:54
the arena looks great too
2017-03-15 19:01:08
the last tournament showed poland has actually one of the worst crowds...
2017-03-15 22:00:54
What? :P
2017-03-18 09:32:45
that vp chant in the finals was even more ridiculous than na usa chants. sure, if vp actually does make it in the finals than polish crowd is great - for vp at least, but if vp out in the groups again then meh.
2017-03-18 16:06:14
Were you even watching IEM Katowice?
2017-03-18 20:45:41
why would i be making that comment if i wasn't? did you not hear the VP chant in the finals?
2017-03-19 03:03:07
Yes, I heard. But I heard also always "FazeUP, FazeUP"...
Chanting VP (only few times) is just a respect for this players. Without VP this crowd was still amazing.
2017-03-19 09:43:15
2017-03-15 18:32:58
finally IN EU
2017-03-15 18:33:05
2017-03-15 18:33:07
NA City
2017-03-15 18:33:08
Not enough jobless minorities to be a NA city
2017-03-15 19:07:55
PGL bestest
2017-03-15 18:33:13
2017-03-15 18:33:18
fuck exams I want souvenir cases
2017-03-15 18:33:20
Ehh major is just during the vacation peroid here in Poland. Bestest terms <3
2017-03-17 22:36:00
Forget my comment, I thought it was in June but its in July :p
2017-03-17 22:39:38
How long does vacation peroid take in Belgium? I Poland it's 2 months for studends below university level
2017-03-17 22:43:12
Same, I have my exams from 10 to 20 June. I thought the Major will be during my period but no.
2017-03-17 22:45:24
You have exams each class?
2017-03-17 22:56:17
Yes... :( So annoying, we have 2 exams period during the year. One before or after Christmas (depend if u are in university or not) and another one in June.
2017-03-17 23:01:38
Lol in Poland there was 1 exam when you were ending primary school (it's going to be deleted) next one is when you end gymnasium (i'm going to have them soon :C) then exam when you're 18 and then university. I feel sorry for you bro :c
2017-03-17 23:17:44
Its better in Poland. in Belgium idk why we are not doing same things as French or Dutchs.. (coz in Belgium we have 1side where we speak french and 1side where we speak Dutch) so shitty xD
2017-03-17 23:23:09
Yeah i know about this distribution. It's complicated, you must learn both languages as a native speaker, right?
2017-03-18 08:28:16
Yea, I speak French since I was baby and I learn Dutch since 9years and I learn English only since 3years xd (started Dutch at 8yo and English at 14yo...)
2017-03-18 09:04:31
I learn english since i was 7 years old, i was learning in school, then in private school (one of the best in country, around 200 per month for 4 lessons per week) but i didnt have time for my friends, and imagining them playing football or something while i was sitting in school after school. I also had exams there, everything was passed for 95% at least :D
2017-03-18 09:08:40
Nice and sad story, I wish now its ok for you :)
2017-03-18 09:12:47
Poland best country to host major !
2017-03-15 18:33:30
2017-03-15 18:33:31
2017-03-15 18:33:43
rip cologne.

and rip PGL, they will get torn to shreds unless they literally increase their production value by about 300%.

also rip thorin, best man on the analysis desk.
2017-03-15 18:33:46
why rip thorin?
2017-03-15 18:37:24
bcs he wont go to poland.
2017-03-15 18:37:45
2017-03-15 18:38:05
2017-03-15 18:47:13
good bcs if he cant go, angry polaks cant kill him.

the desk will suffer tho, noone will give a fuck. thorin is irreplaceable.
2017-03-15 18:48:36
thorin is irreplaceable? good one!

These days he ruins any desk he is on by trying to be edgy and crack jokes all the time, except he is clearly too socially awkward to hit the mark 90% of the time.

If he toned down the jokes a lot and stuck to being an analyst he would be much better.
2017-03-15 19:24:25
except he's not a good analyst either
2017-03-15 19:30:33
haha you're not wrong there
2017-03-15 20:26:08
never claimed he was great at in-depth analysis or that he never spouts bullshit.

but nobody understands to set the scene for a matchup like he does or explains the storylines and the significance of it like he does.

and he adds spice, which is where everyone else miserably fails and it just ends up looking staged or cringey.
2017-03-15 22:15:48
I don't need him to explain storylines and matchups, I know them all already
2017-03-16 02:43:06
lol if u dont give a fuck about it and ur not gonna watch it anyway then what the fuck do u care even
2017-03-16 03:00:56
yeah if ur honest tho usually in between the games u just fuck off and do something else instead of listening to the dry, mediocre desks which are just packed with raw analysis stuff.

and tone down the jokes? when is the last time u watched a desk with thorin on? i believe ur either confusing his twitter personality with his desk personality or the last time u watched was gfnity 2015 or some shit.
2017-03-15 19:52:19
When I say tone down I don't mean in offensiveness I mean in frequency. I can't remember the last time I watched him on a desk, maybe at the major, but he tries to meme far too often and quite regularly interrupts the other analysts to do so (or just keeps joking when the desk host is trying to move it along). Honestly he's just not that funny so I don't think it adds anything.
2017-03-15 20:28:22
most of the guys u usually see on analysis desks have great chemistry with him.

take yanko for example: he adds: good in-depth analysis and breakdown of rounds. in broken english and with little charisma. pair that with fuckin natu or vendetta or some pro/ex pro that also doesnt have much charisma and would pretty much do the same as he does and u got a boring desk.

add thorin who is great at explaining storylines, general analysis, charisma, jokes, banter, lightens everything up and kaboom u got the best of both worlds. sick analysis but its not boring. its not so fucking vanilla.
2017-03-15 22:12:29
Plenty of other people with good English and a better sense of humour than Thorin. Clearly you relate to his sense of humour but I find it more and more awkward.
2017-03-15 22:33:24
rly? so who has a great sense of humor that u regularly see on analysis desks?

dont mention guys that just show that whenever its initiated by thorin.
2017-03-16 00:24:26
YnK > Thoorin kek
2017-03-15 18:59:17

ynk is good, dont get me wrong. he is good together with thorin. on his own with moses and machine or whatever tho, thats quickly gonna get boring.

ynk can be replaced by a variety of people.

nobody can make the desk as entertaining as thorin can tho.
2017-03-15 19:07:26
SeemsGood Thanks YNK SeemsGood

ResidentSpeeper Thanks YNK ResidentSpeeper
2017-03-15 19:46:46
ResidentSleeper is op

Ok I agree, mr. ginger is entertaining af but- dont. Let. Him. Predict.
2017-03-15 22:40:32
say about his predictions what u want, make fun of him when hes wrong, whatever.

at least he usually has reasons behind his predictions which are stringent and well thought-out, even if i often myself disagree with them.

hindsight is 20/20 and 99% of children flaming him after the match would only be able to flip a coin if u asked them to make a prediction.
2017-03-16 00:26:33
he can't go to poland. he is very much disliked ;)
2017-03-15 18:38:20
2017-03-15 18:34:06
WTF?! Why not Katowice? Would have been much better, but nonetheless n1ce PGL
2017-03-15 18:34:12
why better? The city is almost the same, and arena https://az851360.vo.msecnd.net/media/4138/tauron-a.. ;)
2017-03-15 19:09:21
Bigger arena in Krakow, might have almost 18k seats ;)
2017-03-15 19:17:36
the area in Katowice has ~12k seats
Cologne ~18k seats
krakow has 18k-max. 22k seats

2017-03-15 19:21:51
22k seats only on small-stage events like Box...
2017-03-15 20:03:29
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18 000 sets god damn
2017-03-15 18:34:29
Knew it
2017-03-15 18:34:39
This was unexpected.
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Are you going? It's not that far
2017-03-16 08:14:00
Why EnVyUs? they don't have a majority lineup from Atlanta
2017-03-15 18:35:11
to make it possible for nip to get to the qualifier through the minor
2017-03-15 18:39:30
2017-03-15 18:40:44
What? NICE
2017-03-15 18:35:15
Cool to see another major in Poland!
2017-03-15 18:35:18
why krakow wtf
2017-03-15 18:35:19
Krakow alone is better than Katowice tbh
2017-03-15 18:44:50
best city in poland so it's kurwa amazing
2017-03-15 18:35:24
Nice new Major lul more drops incoming
2017-03-15 18:35:26
wow, nice.
2017-03-15 18:35:31
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2017-03-15 18:35:36
2 majors a year?
2017-03-15 18:36:05
Gg rip esl one cologne. That was the best fucking event with the esl one katowice and they ruined both..... esl is making huge mistakes and also valve is
2017-03-15 18:36:06
Valve wants to rotate between different companies, to keep up the competition...
2017-03-15 18:39:23
Yeah but the 15000 specatators at cologne stadium was just amazing, the event also is really cool so i dont get why changing everything since not in all the cities and countries there is the same ammount of people interested in the game. It's not like for example with football that in every single state there are millions of people interested in it
2017-03-15 18:44:01
Well, Krakow is only 80km away from Katowice. So basically same crowd. Which has always been awesome.
2017-03-15 18:46:25
Well Krakow has 18000 so it will be more amazing
2017-03-15 19:05:24
I really hope so
2017-03-15 19:06:39
2017-03-15 18:36:07
ez vp
2017-03-15 18:36:17
2017-03-15 18:36:41
Where? Wtf is krakrow?
2017-03-15 18:37:11
Polska my friend, educate urself
2017-03-15 18:38:45
old capital sity ;v

so so so so many years ago
2017-03-15 18:39:01
I wonder how much PGL had to pay Valve to get the next major in Krakow and not at Cologne...
2017-03-15 18:38:02
You're a retard.
2017-03-16 16:52:57
It's all them greasy burgers...
2017-03-16 17:16:14
Nice place because Krakow is a very, very beautiful place. If u want to see something more than cs u have to visit Poland and Krakow. Amazing city!
Have a nice day
Snax has Major at home

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2017-03-15 18:38:17
nice !
2017-03-15 18:38:35
nice one, but bragging about 1080p is not nice as it shouldve been done 5 years ago
2017-03-15 18:38:52
It wasn't (maybe still isn't) cost effective for stream providers like twitch to stream in 1080p60, especially for large scale events. Even 720p60 is pushing it.

Back of the envelope calculation : Even if 20% of the 1 million concurrent viewers watch at 6mbps (absolute bare minimum... still pretty shit quality).

They'd need 200000 x 6 = about 1.2 tbps bandwidth. The cost of bandwidth has to be offset by the revenues via advertisements or otherwise.
2017-03-16 04:06:16
didint think of that, but still
2017-03-16 05:08:23
2017-03-15 18:39:28
Back to back VP can win a major again, here in Poland.
2017-03-15 18:39:31
2017-03-15 18:39:32
I really wan't to see crowd for VP :D, Poland get another chance to pray for Their team :)
2017-03-15 18:39:35
VP, you can't fuck up this time...
2017-03-15 18:40:00
dont worry 2nd major win incoming
2017-03-15 18:52:50
sweet dream
2017-03-15 18:54:36
ez for snax cuz macheta
2017-03-15 18:40:22
2017-03-15 18:43:10
am i right brother ?
2017-03-15 18:44:27
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2017-03-15 18:40:55
major in Snax hometown OpieOP OpieOP
2017-03-15 18:41:04
Wtf why not in cologne???
2017-03-15 18:41:26
Because Cologne was not that good in 2016, because ESL prod is not the best we could get, and Polish crowd is sick
2017-03-15 20:21:38
vp out of groups expected
2017-03-15 18:41:47
How funny would it be if virtus.premier gets eliminated
2017-03-15 18:42:11
How cool would it be if NA teams gets eliminated in qualifier, huh?
2017-03-15 19:13:27
pretty funny actually
2017-03-15 19:21:04
2017-03-15 18:42:16
No NiP? :D
2017-03-15 18:42:23
eZaF 4 FaZe

2017-03-15 18:42:52
SICK! PGL is awesome!
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rip cologne
2017-03-15 18:44:34
nice, krakow is awsome
2017-03-15 18:44:35
Fun fact: Kraków is Snax's hometown.

Btw, pasha called it: https://twitter.com/paszaBiceps/status/82745625296.. - 03.02.2017r.

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2017-03-15 18:44:56
dank memes inc.

2017-03-15 18:47:45
2017-03-15 18:45:01
Fucking smog
2017-03-15 18:45:24
So Cologne won't be major like Katowice, sad
2017-03-15 18:46:06
Poland will show why they're #1 crowd XD, just let VP get out of groups haha
2017-03-15 18:46:44
People in this city believe in dragons...
2017-03-15 18:46:10
Mad cuz no major in germany? lul, why u have to be mad mate
2017-03-15 18:47:19
im pretty sure there has been a major in germany
2017-03-15 18:53:22
I mean in this year ;p
2017-03-15 18:54:16
ahaha i like katowice ez :D
2017-03-15 18:46:29
Lets go
Poland crowd and major waooooo
2017-03-15 18:46:30
Major by PGL, fuck yeah, best production ever!
2017-03-15 18:46:39
2017-03-15 21:13:16
Krakow - best city in Poland + Polish fans are the best in the world :-))

this gonna be good!
2017-03-15 18:46:49
2017-03-15 18:46:53
How do you fill a stadium in Poland, when the entry is not free?
2017-03-15 18:47:43
Katowice was expensive and tickets were sold most quickly
2017-03-15 20:12:38
VP Win PGL Krakow 2017
2017-03-15 18:47:53
2017-03-15 18:47:59
2017-03-15 18:48:14
LEST FUCKING GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-03-15 18:49:42
Fuking yeah!!!
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2017-03-15 18:50:26
2017-03-15 18:51:00
I'm actually in Polen during the groups stage. Might take the trip down from Warsaw to see some CS:GO.
Are all the games in the arena?
2017-03-15 18:51:24
What do you mean about "all games"?

Stage group would be probably w/o crowd but i can be wrong
2017-03-15 18:52:54
Okay, if the groups stage is without crowds, when it would be stupid to travel from Warsaw.
2017-03-15 19:56:19
I can't be sure about that but last time stage gropus was without people iirc
2017-03-15 19:57:19
Group stages are often played in the backstage area while the arena is being prepared
2017-03-15 20:23:33
My friend, its never stupid to visit Krakow, its most beautifull city in Poland.
2017-03-15 21:46:25
Virtus.pro will win easily.
2017-03-15 18:51:58
2017-03-15 18:51:58
<3 it's gonna be awesome
2017-03-15 18:52:23
FINALLY a EU event, jesus.

2017-03-15 18:52:34
This is great news! I really like PGL, but they need to hire observers and not use their own.
2017-03-15 18:53:12
If you're talking about the s1mple 1v2 in Cologne, that was an unfortunate case, but a very rare one as well. Their observers have been good throughout the time.
2017-03-16 16:54:48
Not only that. I remember that I found the observing in the last PGL tournament I watched (couldn't tell you which) was subpar. Of course, this doesn't mean they are always like this or that they can't improve, but it would be a good idea to at least have one top tier observer imo.
2017-03-16 17:19:39
NICE <3 Poland
2017-03-15 18:54:10

2017-03-15 18:54:41
are these the guys who did that live action shit at their event?
2017-03-15 18:55:32
will be sick major host by PGL
2017-03-15 18:56:31
fucking awesome
amazing city
amazing arena
and July
I must be there
2017-03-15 18:56:40

can't wait, crowd will be amazing. Poland always delivers with CS:GO events, the major should be even better than usual!
2017-03-15 18:56:50
fuck yeah ! im gonna be there for 100%
2017-03-15 18:56:57
and i have only 1h trip to krakow from my home HYPE !
2017-03-15 18:57:43
>For the first time in the history of the Majors, all the matches, including the ones from the Minors and from the qualifier, will be streamed live in 1080p/60fps.

Took them long enough but FINALLY! THE FUTURE IS HERE!

Post edited 2017-03-15 18:57:26
2017-03-15 18:57:19
OMG <3 So fucking happy that I live in Krakow! Will be even better than Katowice <3
2017-03-15 18:57:33
no qualifying ?
2017-03-15 18:58:43
YEAH! Welcome to Krakow! You won't be disappointed for sure!
2017-03-15 18:58:51
2017-03-15 19:00:50
it's nice to see pgl organising a major. really enjoyed their way of doing stuff.
2017-03-15 19:01:04
DansGame PGL MAJOR DansGame
2017-03-15 19:01:13
Gambit hype
2017-03-15 19:01:22
2017-03-15 19:03:02
Omg Omg Omg! Maybe some new knife skin for this occasion? Krakow city of Machete and also home city of The Beast Snax himself.

BTW I hope you will all enjoy our beloved city!
2017-03-15 19:03:09
Damn.. Krakow is fancy tourist city.. I guess it will be very expensive to stay in hotel for 2 weeks of event
2017-03-15 19:04:01
They have a bunch of cheap hotels.
2017-03-15 19:43:23
for west EU countries is cheap as fu*ck
2017-03-15 20:07:51
nice pls 30 vs 30 wisla vs cracovia hooligans fight on stage pls its better than hardwell

Post edited 2017-03-15 19:04:47
2017-03-15 19:04:36
this would be epic .
i would put semmler in the middle so i never have to hear him cast again
2017-03-15 19:06:47
2017-03-15 19:04:43
2017-03-15 19:05:24
1080p 60fps stream PogChamp
2017-03-15 19:05:29
100km from me niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
2017-03-15 19:06:17
ohh you are from BB?;)
2017-03-15 20:06:39
Krakow city of knives, watchout for your Karambit guys
2017-03-15 19:06:50
2017-03-15 19:08:05
OMFG bedt major ever 3 milion vievers vp win hypeeeee
2017-03-15 19:08:25
hardwell is playing in that arena in may
and also where to get tickets?

Post edited 2017-03-15 19:11:58
2017-03-15 19:08:34
No tickets on sale for now as far as I can tell.
2017-03-15 20:48:30
looks like it, hopefully hltv will post when its started
2017-03-15 20:49:13
No more ESL shit FeelsGoodMan
2017-03-15 19:10:44

For me it being anything but ESL is the best news, but PGL is just icing on the cake, they're awesome
2017-03-15 19:49:32
2017-03-15 19:10:57
2017-03-15 19:11:07
Best place in Poland to hold Major. For curious people arena is called Tauron Arena, you can look it up.
2017-03-15 19:12:29
It says in first paragraph: "while the playoffs will be held at TAURON Arena Krakow".
2017-03-15 19:16:12
Rip Cologne...but at least it's. PGL
2017-03-15 19:15:17
EnvyUs is not supposed to go thrue minor évent?
2017-03-15 19:16:50
2017-03-15 19:16:59
rip nip
2017-03-15 19:17:34
2017-03-15 19:17:39
PGL lol
2017-03-15 19:18:14
We have to wait until July for the next major? D:
2017-03-15 19:18:48
Why not? You would like to see a major to become an everyday thing?

Should be once a year in my opinion.
2017-03-15 20:37:33
2017-03-15 19:20:10

why not back in Romania ?

2017-03-15 19:21:10
Shitty cs scene. And only minecraft kids in the crowd. Did you see the Cluj crowd? It was dead. Never again plz.
2017-03-15 19:42:16
Because I'm sure that the crowd bothers you so much when you're watching from your basement.

2017-03-16 16:56:16
Nt no scene fgt.
2017-03-16 20:48:47
oh fuck u got me
2017-03-16 20:52:08
I sure did. The cluj and bucharest crowds were shit and doesn't deserve more tournaments. Props to PGL for the awesome production tho. Looking forward to the PGL Major with an awesome crowd and awesome production.
2017-03-16 22:39:54
The crowd in the last DH Bucharest event was indeed shit but that's because DH didn't impose any age limit and the venue was basically a palyground. Other than that, the crowds were great in all the other CS:GO events held in Romania.

But sure thing a retarded and ignorant swedish kid will hate on Romanian CS fans and label their crowds as 'shit' just because of some stereotypes he heard in the media.

Gotta love how retards like you always say the the crowd in Cluj was 'shit' but none are able to say why exactly is it so.

Let me help you 'The crowd in Cluj was shit because I'm a fucking brainwashed moron who heard some shit stereotypes about Romanian people and because I'm also a retard I'm mistaking stereotypes for facts because that's how far my mental ability and my education go. So I'm hating on everything related to Romania and Romanians because of that reason alone'. I gotta go read something now. Lowered myself to a retard's standards, gotta make up for that.

Get lost you fucking disgrace.
2017-03-16 23:17:34
Damn you're such a piece of shit.. The crowd was shit in Cluj compared to events in Cologne and Katowice.

Ive never said a single bad thing about Romanians you mongoloid fucktard. I even have a few friends from Romania and i know that the stereotypes are not true!
2017-03-18 15:56:11
Because it was one of the worst majors?
2017-03-15 19:46:23
Good PGL hosts Poland otherwise it would suck that ugly ESL
2017-03-15 20:11:18
Well, the company that produced 'one of the worst majors', brings a major back to your country after ESL screwed you up on Katowice, while trying to maintain Cologne alive. Ungrateful cunt.
2017-03-16 16:57:55
I'm not talking about producer - I'm talking about literally the worst crowd of all the majors.
2017-03-16 18:13:40
And why was it so? U been there?
2017-03-16 18:27:07
I have seen the stream. It was the worst crowd in history of majors. They only "chauting" (if that hardly noticed voice can be called) was during grand final. Katowice, Cologne, Jonkoping even that murica major had better crowd.
2017-03-16 21:07:19
'chauting'? The fuck is that?

PGL's streams keep the sound within the venue very low because they want to let the people hear the game and the casters. I'm sure that you've never attended a PGL event. PGL Season 1 was held in a cinema theater the crowd was fairly loud during the TSM vs VP matches since both teams were crowd favorites. However, when I watched the stream, I could hardly hear the crowd.

Also, Romanian crowds don't freak out over a video game. They just sit and watch. DH Bucharest 2016 was an exception though. It truly was a shit show because, for some reason, a huge amount of kids (I'm talking about 12 year olds and below that) were allowed inside. Parents were simply dropping them at the venue as if it was some after school session and the kids treated the venue like it was a playground. However, the crowds at other DH Bucharest events, as well as the crowds at DH Cluj-Napoca events have been really civilized. They don't have to cheer, everybody has their own way to enjoy themselves. Who the fuck are you to tell them how to enjoy themselves?

Also, another downside of DH Cluj-Napoca was that it wasn't a CS:GO event exclusively, so people naturally wandered around the venue to check out other games as well.

I'm still pretty sure that what's bothering you in fact is that it was held in Romania and you only know a bunch of shit stereotypes about us and probably dislike us because of those. Gotta mention that if so, you're a hypocrite, if not straight up retarded when considering the fact that Poland receives a lot of hatred because of some shit stereotypes as well.
2017-03-16 21:29:13
Lol. You are a really stupid patriot arent you? I have nothing against Romania. The crowd was just shit. You came up here with excuses. No one cares about your excuses. Crowd was a simple shit. PGL now wants to host a major in a country that has a history of great cheering and making a good atmosphere at majors. Romania didn't pass the test.
2017-03-17 08:18:01
2017-03-15 19:21:37
Nice place to give us a major!

Brazil zil zil zil zil zil is our time again!

We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2017-03-15 19:22:03
Bad decision by valve. ESL One Cologne should be a major. 2 big events back to back in poland is stupid.
2017-03-15 19:22:16
Katowice aint big, just normal
2017-03-15 19:45:29
Awesome but why Poland, you guys already have Katowice :(
2017-03-15 19:23:08
2017-03-15 19:23:40
Yeah! Hype!
2017-03-15 19:23:53
Fukin YEAH
2017-03-15 19:26:02
2017-03-15 19:29:14
PGL. Nice! Now where's my CounterPit Major!?!?1?!
2017-03-15 19:31:47
It's in Poland because Poland is one of most safest countries in Europe. No bombings or terrorist attacks, haha.
2017-03-15 19:32:18
It is also the first Valve-sponsored event run by PGL, which assisted DreamHack with the production for the DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca Major, in 2015.
Oh great I remember in Cluj there was 30 minute breaks plus analysis between every single bo1 in groups. It took forever to finish the matches.
2017-03-15 19:32:54
Good news, Polish people are chill. I just hope Major will never return to Germanistan.
2017-03-15 19:33:19
I hope the major will return to Swedistan.
2017-03-15 19:39:46
Yeah. Maybe no to Jonkping but what about that globe arena in Stockholm that held Dreamhack Stockolm back in 2014?
2017-03-15 19:47:15
2017-03-15 19:33:30
so Cologne just got fucked pretty harshly & DH Open Atlanta.....however im excited to see PGL try again at a major
2017-03-15 19:33:34
Krakow best Sausage <3
2017-03-15 19:34:52
Kielbasa Krakowska ;)
2017-03-15 20:04:20
? :D
2017-03-15 20:54:48
it means sausage from Krakow ;)
2017-03-15 21:10:30
ok :D
2017-03-16 09:23:13
PGL DansGame
2017-03-15 19:35:18

PGL has probably the best production value in the scene, especially compared to ESL whose production has always been the lowest shit dumpster imaginable.
More like PGL PogChamp

Post edited 2017-03-15 19:46:59
2017-03-15 19:46:43
Ez 3rd majorinho in Polando
Ez Virtus.Premiere
2017-03-15 19:38:01
NiP has to fight their way even to get to the offline qualifier.
2017-03-15 19:38:44
why Envy Us at offline qualifiers ? they only have two players of the same team from last major..
2017-03-15 19:38:57
Happy, sixer, scream?
They all played @ Atlanta Major
2017-03-15 19:46:28
but not at the same team.. happy & sixer in Envy Us, Scream in G2.. i tought it was a rule about that
2017-03-15 19:55:41
Well, I don't know how it will go. I guess Envy spot is under investigation as article said "* G2 currently hold the ex-EnVyUs spot, and the ex-G2 spot is currently under review".
2017-03-15 19:57:00
2017-03-15 19:40:34
NICE ! PGL major hype!!! Last time they were involved in a major, the production quality was very good, and had the best talent,casters and crew, ive seen in a major (Cluj) the only thing lacking there was the crowd, but this time i expect poland to deliver in that subject!
2017-03-15 19:42:04
especially coz its Pasha city ;)
2017-03-15 20:03:43
Omg yes it's not in NA.

Krakow looks like a chill city, I'm hyped for this major.
2017-03-15 19:42:17
2017-03-15 19:44:01
FUCK YESSS!!! PGL always had awesome production. I hope ESL will never host another major, becuase their production value is the lowest garbage in the universe. PGL was always ahead of the game with the replays, the overlays, keeping up with the schedule etc etc. And its held in Poland, EU timezones and epic crowd inc. Thank you Valve, this is the best CS news ive read in a while.. I'm fucking hyped already
2017-03-15 19:45:07
2017-03-15 20:03:01
too ez
2017-03-15 19:48:25
Rip esl one cologne major?
2017-03-15 19:48:57
fuck no poland crowd worst crowd
2017-03-15 19:50:04
2017-03-15 19:52:39
lmao im not mad its just the truth after vp is out of the tournament the arena wont be full :D
2017-03-15 19:55:38
lol they will win this major
2017-03-15 19:56:07
bookmark this
no they wont if they win i gonna give u a 5$ skin if they lose u have to give me a 5$ skin. deal?
2017-03-15 19:57:27

screanshot xd
2017-03-15 19:58:00
Cool, not so far away from my city
2017-03-15 19:50:34
rip cologne =(
2017-03-15 19:50:38
2017-03-15 19:51:37
2017-03-15 19:51:55
hooolollly fuckkkk niceeeee ez for Proland
2017-03-15 19:52:08
PGL KREYGASM yay finally valve returned pgl to us
2017-03-15 19:53:24
SHIT no Thorin at the next major :(
2017-03-15 19:59:37
Wow nice Katowice 50km from me and Krakow 100 ;) i will be there on SOAD concert so maybe i will stay there for this Major xD
2017-03-15 20:01:47
Wow Vavle just fucked COLOGNE with that major choice...

But PGL > ESL so not that bad. Serves them right for the shitty streaming and org skills.
2017-03-15 20:01:52
PGL yay should be some good teams but how big is the cs scene in this city?
2017-03-15 20:05:33
Spodek = 11.000 max of ppl watching
Tauron arena = 22 000 max of ppl watching
2017-03-15 20:10:10
Lets gooo PogChamp
2017-03-15 20:12:01
Everyone hates Romania but when it comes to PGL they lick their ass. Pathetic
2017-03-15 20:12:29
PGL.ro what about that, is PGL now international ?
2017-03-15 20:13:27
PGL it's a Romanian Organization
2017-03-17 13:38:14
Yeah right, i had a team at cs 1.6 in pgl.ro thats why i wondering why they now international.
2017-03-19 11:13:14
PGL Kreygasm
2017-03-15 20:17:29
RIP ESL Cologne 2017
2017-03-15 20:21:19
Yess. Eu major at last and pgl production is nice. Hypeee :)
2017-03-15 20:23:33
Wow, was expecting a Cologne major but cool to have a new location.

ESL will be pissed that it starts literally a week after Cologne; I can see them struggling to get a good field as teams playing at the major will be saving strats, and obviously half the teams will have just qualified for the major a week before Cologne. They'll be hoping a big name team or two fails to qualify so they will come.

2017-03-15 20:27:53
Nice nice pgl
2017-03-15 20:31:28
I hope Godtus Pro will practice like they never did :-)
2017-03-15 20:31:31
better upgrade your Internet guys Kappa
2017-03-15 20:34:31
Krakow= new Katowice
2017-03-15 20:36:51
*TBA = NIP 4 sure..Ill go shoot myself now
2017-03-15 20:41:47
thx god no more NA major
2017-03-15 20:44:07
I like that Valve is letting new tournament organizers sponsor majors, just like ELEAGUE.

What's gonna happen with Cologne then...
2017-03-15 20:45:46
ESL one cologne is still a 250k tournament.
2017-03-16 07:52:39
2017-03-16 09:54:21
PGL has done 3 majors in dota
2017-03-16 16:25:13
i dont think this is a dota site
2017-03-16 20:40:40
"new tournament organizers"
How are they new organizers if they works with valve for a long time?
2017-03-16 20:47:26
in csgo they are new for the major
2017-03-16 20:47:52
They've been in the CS scene since 2001. "New" alright mate.

Post edited 2017-03-17 22:23:49
2017-03-17 22:23:40
learn to read. in csgo they are new for the major
2017-03-17 22:26:26
They aren't new. In Dota, CS:GO or anything else. They're so experienced.
2017-03-17 22:27:39
major in csgo
2017-03-17 22:28:15
2017-03-17 22:29:05
in terms of hosting, they are
2017-03-17 22:29:44
They are not.
2017-03-17 22:30:34
then tell me which PGL major in csgo there has been
2017-03-17 22:31:06
Cluj-Napoca 2015. Do you really think DreamHack set everything up? I can tell you they didn't, because i was there.

Post edited 2017-03-17 22:33:00
2017-03-17 22:32:04
PGL Cluj-Napoca? I aren't think tha t
2017-03-17 22:35:16
Doesn't matter what you think. Reality is i was there and i know what's what.
2017-03-17 22:35:59
reality is that the name is Dreamhack Cluj-Napoca, not PGL. Hosted by Dreamhack
2017-03-17 22:36:54
Ok, you're dumb, nvm.
2017-03-17 22:38:58
Yeah I can read, I'm pretty dumb. Sorry
2017-03-17 22:39:32
nice krakow great city been there. Also great news PGL is gonna host it, way better than ESL.
2017-03-15 20:49:21
cry biatch, make Poland great again. Nice job PGL
2017-03-15 20:52:30
2017-03-15 21:00:15
GJ 2020 all majors in poland POLAND GONNA CHANGE TO INTERNATION ESPORT COUNTRY and you still gonna call them toilet cleaners after they make economy in your country hahah
2017-03-15 21:02:41
not cologne anymore? ggwp VP
2017-03-15 21:03:57
XD they set fire Xddddd
2017-03-15 21:47:21
this will be major krawkow
2017-03-15 22:34:17
in the middle of summer -.-
2017-03-15 21:17:56
2017-03-15 21:39:31
Lol nip has to even try to qualify for the qulifier so weird to even think that, oh well, actually not really i guess...
2017-03-15 21:40:12
Not only nip. Envy lost their qualifier spot.
2017-03-15 22:55:48
ez major
2017-03-15 21:47:30
Now Gaben an go and do his "pity event" elsewhere, no IEM Katowice 2017 major = f off gaben u fat "ass"...
Valve is just another monopoly...
2017-03-15 22:22:46
PL is new NA (e.g. 'PL crowd')
2017-03-15 22:44:27
I aren't think that
2017-03-16 07:37:48

Valve please make it happen!
2017-03-15 23:04:02
Nice! PGL = Best CSGO Production
2017-03-15 23:25:17
Damn this so fcuking good
2017-03-16 00:04:43
2017-03-16 00:14:12
2017-03-16 00:27:46

2017-03-16 02:52:13
crowd will boo astralis into the semifinal loss
2017-03-16 04:01:18
RIP Cologne major. I really doubt this is going to be better.
2017-03-16 04:01:49
C9 or RNG to this Major
2017-03-16 06:54:22
pgl production is the worst. terrible overhead map fly-bys during rounds. useless overlays and graphs giving us information we already have. awful on stage hosts that can barely speak english. way to go valve.
2017-03-16 07:08:43
also known communist leader, SILVIU STROE, OWNER OF PGL, known friends with real arm dealers etc and communist
2017-03-18 09:22:50
u wot?
2017-03-23 19:15:18
PGL has the best production quality no doubt

at cluj major they handled the production, and DH was the organizer
2017-03-16 07:09:31
No wonder cluj was such a nice event! DH and PGL know their shit unlike ESL.
2017-03-16 12:04:06
Have been to krakow, beautiful place..

Hyped for this major, pgl production as well and vp get another chance into Europe homeland..

Edit : Guys ESL ONE COLOGNE is still a 250k $ tournament at the same venue, not being a major should not affect it, unless..

Post edited 2017-03-16 07:54:32
2017-03-16 07:48:13
Nice major in ger again
2017-03-16 08:15:13
Wow! This is really great news! I'm very excited already. Krakow is a beautiful and amazing city, full of history and interesting things to see besides from the major itself. People who say otherwise have probably never been there.

It actually got me so intrigued I'm thinking of going myself, first time on an event, should be a major :)

Cheers for Krakow! <3
2017-03-16 08:24:46
cheers mate
2017-03-17 15:11:43
"For the first time in the history of the Majors, all the matches, including the ones from the Minors and from the qualifier, will be streamed live in 1080p/60fps. "

Hell. Its about time.
2017-03-16 08:35:32

10x better teams with ,,Legend,, status than on last major
2017-03-16 09:39:47
in my city wooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!
2017-03-16 10:38:37
Must feel nice ehh!

PGL is much superior to ESL in terms of production anyway so looking forward to this event.
2017-03-16 12:02:30
pleas no Thorin thiz time
2017-03-16 10:38:45
ez virtus pro
2017-03-16 10:42:28
2017-03-16 11:12:57
Major in Poland PogChamp
2017-03-16 12:37:05
var Krakow = new Krakow();
2017-03-16 13:11:19
2017-03-16 13:40:03
PGL woop woop

gonna be sick production value. esl is dogshit compared to PGL
2017-03-16 14:52:46
ESL is dogshit even compared to Silver 1s observing
2017-03-16 16:54:04
Thank FUCK! Finally no ESL major. Sad to see Cologne go, but ESLs production and organization (hello, delays!) are rage-inducing.
2017-03-16 15:14:35
Wow one of the few not mad germans. I read this thread and 80% of germans were mad that major is in kraków not in cologne, beside the fact that Germany had major in 2016 and Poland had it in 2014 so dumb :D
2017-03-16 15:17:44
Germans have all the right to be mad to see their prime event not be a Major simply because ESL says fuck you Twitch.tv. Not to mention that ESL Cologne was the only of the 3 original Majors to run last year. It's a big loss for German CSGO. Also, Poland's last major was in 2015, not 2014
2017-03-16 16:52:01
what the fuck are you talking about? it was 2014


Post edited 2017-03-18 12:26:10
2017-03-18 12:25:46
nvm lol

Post edited 2017-03-18 21:15:42
2017-03-18 21:15:02
Finally, major in Poland, im gonna be there :)
2017-03-16 15:19:27
who has tickets for cologne aswell ? rip
2017-03-16 15:56:42
Goodbye ESL, may you never get a Major again.
2017-03-16 16:47:07
I'm pretty sure they won't. They seem to have upset Valve with that WESA thing of theirs. Hiring Dazed as a caster was also against Valve's will. I saw that coming.
2017-03-16 17:01:54

Post edited 2017-03-18 12:19:58
2017-03-18 12:19:39
fuck valve
2017-03-18 12:24:58
Wow Crack ow lul gz
2017-03-19 01:18:48
ez for VP
2017-03-19 13:41:24
Guys, Is it worth to buy Premium tickets? It looks like you will be further from stage than people with standart tickets so meeting with players seems harder.
2017-04-20 14:16:55

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