PGL announces $110,000 league

PGL has announced that it will organise a CS:GO league with cash prizes amounting to $110,000.

PGL has been the backbone of the Romanian e-sports scene for many years, hosting countless domestic tournaments and also a number of DreamHack stops, which have attracted teams and players from all over the world.

Following up on the announcement that every DreamHack stop will feature CS:GO this year, PGL has announced the first details about its CS:GO Championship Series (CCS) European league, which will have a whopping $110,000 prize purse.

CCS Kick Off season will feature a total of eight teams, six of whom will be invited by PGL, while the remaining two will come from online qualifiers. The league will end with the offline finals at DreamHack Bucharest, from April 24-26.


CCS Kick Off Season with $110,000 pool

The participants will be drawn into two groups of four teams, with the group winners automatically moving on to the season finals. The remaining teams will face off in a relegation stage for the last two places at the event in Bucharest.

The CCS online qualifiers will take place towards the end of February, with more info about registration and tournament format due to be announced shortly. The main league is scheduled to start on March 6.

Below you can find the prize distribution of CCS Kick Off Season:

  • Group Phase - $17,000
  • Last Chance Tournament - $8,000
  • Offline Finals - $75,000 + $10,000 in travel support

The $75,000 purse will be distributed among the top four finishers as follows:

1. $40,000
2. $20,000
3. $10,000
4. $5,000

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nice
2015-02-11 15:31
28 replies
nice
2015-02-11 15:40
local teams ez
2015-02-11 16:21
25 replies
They better sponsor This money to the humans living in romania so 3rd world has something to eat
2015-02-11 17:34
24 replies
speakes the one from Costa Rica ... YOLO ! how the fuck do you have network down there ? Should we borrow our garbage so you can have something to eat ?
2015-02-11 18:41
23 replies
he have right, u are from 3rd world
2015-02-11 18:45
7 replies
#150
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Romania tijo
he has*
2015-02-11 19:05
6 replies
he is*
2015-02-11 19:25
5 replies
LOL
2015-02-11 19:59
+1
2015-02-11 22:58
hahahaha
2015-02-11 23:50
Lmao
2015-02-12 11:37
GG pt! Well played haha
2015-02-12 16:39
No offense but I've never seen a polite Romanian in mm
2015-02-12 11:39
9 replies
No offense but I´ve never seen a polite no flager in mm
2015-02-12 13:36
8 replies
So are trying to be funny or smth ?
2015-02-12 14:37
7 replies
So are you trying to learn english or smth?
2015-02-12 16:04
6 replies
So are you trying to be an asshole or smth ?
2015-02-12 16:05
5 replies
hmmm no
2015-02-12 16:06
4 replies
So stop acting like an asshole
2015-02-12 16:16
3 replies
hmmm no
2015-02-12 16:17
2 replies
Since you are retarded I skip talking to you , you can go fuck yourself now , gl cuntie ^^
2015-02-12 16:22
1 reply
hmmm no
2015-02-12 16:25
Nice try 3rd world... Im from europe and with my monthly sallary i could buy your city haha
2015-02-12 16:38
And i was in romania once lots of romas and garbage there... Maybe you can send your garbage to some 4th world country... Thats how it works... I bring my useless stuff to some red cross boys and they send it to romania, and your kids and familys are happy cuz they never had something nice and beautiful in their hands and in fact for me its just useless oldschool stuff
2015-02-12 16:42
Thug life bro i feel with you
2015-02-12 16:43
2 replies
I bet you're hungarian.
2015-02-12 18:08
1 reply
Hahaha almost bro almost ^^ not sure if an hungarian could say stuff like this
2015-02-12 19:22
ty
2015-02-12 08:26
nice
2015-02-11 15:31
3 replies
are you talking about Costa Rica ?
2015-02-11 17:51
2 replies
#145
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Romania numkedila
+1
2015-02-11 18:56
1 reply
Im living in a country in europe, next week when the redcross brings you my garbage youll be happy about "new" stuff to play with or "new" clothes, stupid romas
2015-02-12 16:45
#3
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Canada drek2
nice
2015-02-11 15:31
cs go scene growing a lot everywhere
2015-02-11 15:32
10 replies
soon there will be maybe a decent team from portugal, would really love to see some good players from your country (see what i did there)
2015-02-11 16:33
9 replies
In my opinion we have some players that could do some damage internationally but from what I see most of them don't care to and we really lack the support. I saw what u did there tho
2015-02-11 16:49
1 reply
People dont take cs that seriously to make it big, same here in latvia.
2015-02-11 21:26
I didn't see what you did there purple pepsi cola flag, please explain. #k1ck fox > universe.
2015-02-11 17:40
6 replies
no need to explain. your own fault if you dont understand. if fox>universe then why are k1ck not in any recent majors? they get their asses k1ck'd
2015-02-11 21:28
5 replies
did I talk about team k1ck or the player fox? ye that's right the player. fox in a good team = or > then kennyS. rekt pepsi.
2015-02-11 22:31
4 replies
are you kidding me m8, no matter where he plays he will never be nowhere close >kennyS. Im not a fanboi of him anyway, its just a fact. Dont understand why youre calling me pepsi, youre the one who's flag looks like it.
2015-02-11 22:39
3 replies
Europe flag looks like pepsi.. check your eyes pls. and you obviously never seen fox play. /close.
2015-02-11 23:18
2 replies
fox=crap your move, butthurt fanboy?
2015-02-12 20:59
1 reply
pepsi cola flager. I won, check m8.
2015-02-12 21:01
NICE
2015-02-11 15:32
wow that cool
2015-02-11 15:32
nice!
2015-02-11 15:32
nice !!!
2015-02-11 15:32
Nice!
2015-02-11 15:32
the hell is going on these past days/weeks. so much money! :D
2015-02-11 15:33
nice one
2015-02-11 15:33
ex-ibp to take it :))
2015-02-11 15:33
#19
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Europe skelteR
Didn't expect this one :)
2015-02-11 15:34
Sick! Seriously awsome from these guys!
2015-02-11 15:35
this is huge for romaninan cs gj guys
2015-02-11 15:35
nice lol
2015-02-11 15:36
2015 gon be good
2015-02-11 15:36
nice!
2015-02-11 15:36
wow
2015-02-11 15:36
Great! <3
2015-02-11 15:37
damn
2015-02-11 15:37
That 2015 CSGO scene.... Katowice 250k Faceit 250k ESEA 600k PGL 110k Gfinity 80k At least two more majors with hopefully inc prize pool And they said in 2013 that CSGO would be dead before 2014.
2015-02-11 15:46
6 replies
salty 1.6 players
2015-02-11 16:19
2 replies
+1111
2015-02-11 16:21
1 reply
+&#8734;
2015-02-11 22:40
"At least two more majors with hopefully inc prize pool" i dont think that valve will increase money for majors :(
2015-02-11 16:54
2 replies
They have to. Why should esea be more improtant moneywise? :D
2015-02-11 18:30
1 reply
600k for 3 events - 200k for 1 is less than one Valve major with 250k gg math
2015-02-11 20:35
only romanian teams?
2015-02-11 15:39
6 replies
no
2015-02-11 15:39
5 replies
but?
2015-02-11 15:40
4 replies
from Europe, maybe one from Romania
2015-02-11 15:41
3 replies
how do you know?
2015-02-11 15:42
2 replies
speculating, i don't see them inviting more than 1 team for this prize pool
2015-02-11 15:43
1 reply
"PGL has announced the first details about its CS:GO Championship Series (CCS) EUROPEAN league..."
2015-02-11 16:03
wp and gl
2015-02-11 15:40
SHIT JUST GOT REAL
2015-02-11 15:40
expected
2015-02-11 15:42
w0w
2015-02-11 15:42
Pretty nice but is the first part really online? Hopefully all the teams will know how to protect themselves from ddos. :I
2015-02-11 15:43
nice
2015-02-11 15:44
teams?
2015-02-11 15:45
Glad to see many leagues and tourneys on/offline in csgo, n1!
2015-02-11 15:46
Respect
2015-02-11 15:46
GOOOOOD JOOOBBBB PGL!!!!
2015-02-11 15:47
nice
2015-02-11 15:47
#banned4life for speaking my mind about some ppl. That is what u should expect (:
2015-02-11 15:49
2 replies
shut up fatboy
2015-02-11 15:51
1 reply
potato aim
2015-02-11 15:52
ulala not bad
2015-02-11 15:51
#54
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Romania WOTAN
N1 To bad there isn't a romanian team capable of contesting with worlds best.
2015-02-11 15:51
#56
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Israel selukvey
And CS:GO keeps growing. Niceee
2015-02-11 15:57
that's just a diversion guys.. wait until you reach the airport.. then the true profit begins, if you know what i mean.. if not.. you might consider wearing something with many zippers, 4.. maybe 8.. keep your hands on ur pockets and never take cabs if you're foreigners.. and you should probably not wander around after 22 in some parts of the city, just saying
2015-02-11 16:01
6 replies
u the best!
2015-02-11 16:04
#67
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World MangQo
one of the most stupid guys over here.. u got it #1. congrats mate! u deserve that! :)
2015-02-11 16:13
4 replies
too ashamed to rock the romanian flag..? it's obvious.. ur so undercover
2015-02-11 16:14
3 replies
#79
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World MangQo
i don`t give a fuck about flag ..from the beginning actually. but u`r so fuckind dumb.. brain wash whatever.. change your flag, put some muricans flag or what you want but change it.
2015-02-11 16:20
2 replies
ripperino engrish, you are highly misled, from many points of view, dispari..
2015-02-11 16:27
#174
ragga | 
Romania tijo
your obv romanian :(
2015-02-12 10:02
finally something good
2015-02-11 16:03
N1
2015-02-11 16:04
nice; gr8!
2015-02-11 16:06
Nice
2015-02-11 16:18
Dreamhack gonna be good then :D
2015-02-11 16:18
Teams nip fnatic dignitas titan vírus pro and envyus. Ppl wake up, the turnaments need To tive the opurtunity To others teams. Every turnaments lhe same.
2015-02-11 16:24
2 replies
tournaments, give, opportunity, tournament, is, the. U can thank me later.
2015-02-11 16:29
actually no. tournaments needs to have the best teams in the world attending. sure, it needs to give lesser teams a chance to qualify but in the end, we all want to see the best counterstrike possible. i doubt more than 1 romanian team will be invited although we might see none since last time i saw a romanian team playing, they took quite a beating from tier 2 teams.
2015-02-12 14:08
Needs NA teams.
2015-02-11 16:28
expected
2015-02-11 16:31
WP Romania
2015-02-11 16:33
eZ for Miszczowie Gry
2015-02-11 16:33
Romanian Event has a bigger prize fund then UK's GFinity which was hosted at one of our Olympic Stadiums Calling it now this prize money will never be paid out. Pessimist2k15.
2015-02-11 16:33
13 replies
#95
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Romania WOTAN
U just mad cuz we richer than u but I understand , u got rekt by a "3rd world country".
2015-02-11 16:36
10 replies
HLTV.org Logic: You some how assumes I think Romania is poorer than UK. You some how assumes I think Romania is a "3rd World Country" (uses quotations - what are you quoting, where did I say you're 3rd world?) Lets help HLTV.org Logic: To save you the effort in replying, and helping your evidence. You're 100% correct you can read my mind. Romania is full of poor gypsies you rob from Londoners your internet is made from bamboo in a cave, i'd probably agree about 3rd world seeing as the migration of Romanians to England is astronomical. Romanians do have bloody good food tho sir.
2015-02-11 17:05
9 replies
2015-02-11 17:22
2 replies
Availability though...not that great :D
2015-02-11 17:44
1 reply
Almost half of our population resides in the country side. Many of them are old people who don't need internet. The fact that we have good internet is owed to good networking engineers, good networking equipment and a high competition between local internet providers.
2015-02-11 18:38
actually real HLTV logic would have been "where is UK team" followed by "how much u lostered" if you still critique anything.
2015-02-11 17:27
Gypsies are manking our country look bad,it;s not our fault idiot,despited this their nationality are INDIANS,we didn t broth them here,so fuck off,not at last our womens are fucking hotter 100% ,come to Romania and you will see this,best food,best cicks,best vine and etc.
2015-02-11 17:30
I have to contradict you. There are not that many gypsies in Romania now. All of them have invaded your contry. I'm glad & I hope they stay there.
2015-02-11 17:56
2 replies
hahaha legendary reply :)
2015-02-11 18:08
1 reply
actually he's quite accurate. gypsies were quite of a problem since only 1 in three gypsies went to school ever, and only 1% go to university. they also almost never work (only 30-40% of gypsies ever had a job, most of them during the communist regime where they were forced to work). so yeah, thank you for taking them in. romania is much better without them.
2015-02-12 14:13
mad tea drinker who team from his country can`t qualify here :(
2015-02-11 18:43
I am assuming you're not even a native British since you don't know the difference between 'then' and 'than'. I really pity the UK, full of sand niggers who consider themselves the descendants of the Tudors :))
2015-02-11 18:33
Relax, the Romanian Government is building highways that cost 160,000€/m... Sometimes people burn money just to warm up during cold winters. Money grows on trees in Romania, what the hell is wrong with you???
2015-02-12 18:17
Nice. Anyway, it sad we don't have a professional team to compete with high level teams.
2015-02-11 16:37
wooow
2015-02-11 16:44
Offline finals?
2015-02-11 16:47
1 reply
NO DUDE 110k ONLINE :)))
2015-02-11 16:51
It's amazing how the tournaments have just boomed lately. Great for the scene!
2015-02-11 16:48
romania stronk
2015-02-11 16:48
2 replies
romania stronk haters wronk
2015-02-11 17:01
1 reply
+1
2015-02-11 17:22
Wtf .. awesome!
2015-02-11 17:12
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2015-02-11 17:15
1 reply
+1
2015-02-11 18:55
And this is not all :) we at PGL have more to come! <3
2015-02-11 17:21
4 replies
<3 Cablu !
2015-02-11 17:23
Wireless cable best cable :D Just plox do some sound isolations,too much backgrounds sound sucks. Also,maybe something big @ DH Cluj?
2015-02-11 17:50
This has peaked my interest. I was gonna w8 for SourceEngine2 makeup to get another round, but I like this.
2015-02-11 17:59
BEST TWITCH ADMIN RIGHT HERE!
2015-02-12 01:46
ns
2015-02-11 17:21
they have this much money yet sending their beggars to sweden
2015-02-11 17:22
3 replies
#116
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Europe skelteR
Logic teacher spotted !
2015-02-11 17:27
Don't wine about it. Only a fraction of them reached your cold country. But hey, gypsies arabs africans, your country has it all isn't it?
2015-02-11 17:57
1 reply
rekt
2015-02-11 18:56
i like the fact that they included 10k $ transport support for the offline final. <3 PGL
2015-02-11 17:24
Go PGL.ro ,nice one !!!
2015-02-11 17:31
#122
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Brazil markkrj
this will be the year
2015-02-11 17:43
#126
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Austria db42
so DHB wont be a shit event, nice!
2015-02-11 17:52
1 reply
well, dhb's cs was shit in the past since it was poorly organised (remember that background noise since cs:go tournament was held on a hallway that leaded to the main chamber where lol was played). besides that, lower prizepool in the past did not motivate the bigger teams to put out their best. i hope this year it will be different.
2015-02-12 14:25
$10,000 for travel and hotel ? WOW Romania has changed a lot. Really expensive right now
2015-02-11 18:07
3 replies
oO
2015-02-11 18:21
nope , they`ll save alot with them
2015-02-11 18:44
well, it costs quite some money to bring the teams and their staff from all over the europe. and maybe we will even see some american team invited. i'm just glad they have the travelling and hotel thing arranged.
2015-02-12 14:28
omg nice
2015-02-11 19:23
the more cs the better. nice
2015-02-11 19:26
#168
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Romania KrieppeN
Great! Just... great!
2015-02-12 01:23
nice
2015-02-12 02:49
2015-02-12 07:13
Unexpected for the romanian gaming scene.xD
2015-02-12 14:16
:)) Ez romanian win this :))) throw
2015-02-12 14:45
nice :)
2015-02-12 19:55
just a really nice surprise from PGL for our esports teams(just two teams).Hope that players will be more interesed now (sry for my bad english)
2015-02-13 07:01
youtube.com/watch?v=N4Wri61wYQY This is the fragmovie of Dreamhack Bucharest 2013
2015-02-18 12:06
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