PGL Major Krakow viewer's guide

MIRAA
July 15th, 2017 13:15

With PGL Major Krakow set to start on Sunday, we have prepared a comprehensive viewer's guide, in which you will find the complete schedule, on-air team, first round match-ups and more.

Sixteen of the world's best teams have travelled to Poland to compete for their cut of a $1 million prize pool at PGL Major Krakow, the second Valve-sponsored event of the year.

Six months have passed since the last Major, in Atlanta

The top eight teams from the ELEAGUE Major - known as Legends - will be joined by eight Challengers, the teams determined by the Main Qualifier, which took place earlier this month in Bucharest. 

The full team list looks as follows:

Legends
Denmark Astralis Poland Virtus.pro
Brazil SK Sweden fnatic
CIS Natus Vincere Kazakhstan Gambit
Europe FaZe Denmark North
Challengers
Europe mousesports France G2
Europe PENTA United States Cloud9
Germany BIG Russia Vega Squadron
Brazil Immortals CIS FlipSid3

The tournament will kick off with a best-of-one Swiss system group stage in which three wins send a team through to the playoffs and three defeats spell elimination from the tournament.

After the five Swiss rounds have been played out, the remaining eight sides will enjoy a day off before competing in a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket, which will determine the team returning home with the grand prize of $500,000.

Below you can find the complete schedule for the event:

Sunday, July 16th
11:00 Kazakhstan Gambit  vs. Europe mousesports
12:30    Sweden fnatic vs. CIS FlipSid3
14:00 Poland Virtus.pro   vs. Russia Vega Squadron
15:30 Brazil SK vs. Europe PENTA
17:00 Europe FaZe vs. Germany BIG
18:30 Denmark North vs. United States Cloud9
20:00 CIS Natus Vincere    vs. France G2
21:30 Denmark Astralis vs. Brazil Immortals
 
 
Monday, July 17th
11:00 Round #2 Match #1
12:30 Round #2 Match #2
14:00 Round #2 Match #3
15:30 Round #2 Match #4
17:00 Round #2 Match #5
18:30 Round #2 Match #6
20:00 Round #2 Match #7
21:30 Round #2 Match #8
 
 
Tuesday, July 18th
11:00 Round #3 Match #1
12:30 Round #3 Match #2
14:00 Round #3 Match #3
15:30 Round #3 Match #4
17:00 Round #3 Match #5
18:30 Round #3 Match #6
20:00 Round #3 Match #7
21:30 Round #3 Match #8
 
 
Wednesday, July 19th
10:00 Round #4 Match #1
11:30 Round #4 Match #2
13:00 Round #4 Match #3
14:30 Round #4 Match #4
16:00 Round #4 Match #5
17:30 Round #4 Match #6
19:00 Round #5 Match #1
20:30 Round #5 Match #2
22:00 Round #5 Match #3
 
 
Thursday, July 20th - off-day
 
 
Friday, July 21st
13:00 Quarter-final #1
16:30 Quarter-final #2
20:00 Quarter-final #3
 
Saturday, July 22nd
13:00 Quarter-final #4
16:30 Semi-final #1
20:00 Semi-final #2
 
Sunday, July 23rd
15:00 Showmatch
17:30 Grand final

As for the on-air team, Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner returns as the show's host, with Scott "SirScoots" Smith tasked with conducting interviews with players. Three different casting pairs will provide live commentary, while the analyst crew will be made up of five former players, including one with a Major title to his name - Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson.

Below you can find the talent team for the English language broadcast:

United Kingdom Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner - Host

United States Scott "SirScoots" Smith - Interviewer
United Kingdom Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Fluff

Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen - Analyst
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Analyst
Sweden Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson - Analyst

Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United Kingdom James Bardolph - Commentator 
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator 
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Commentator

United States Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer
United States DJ "Prius" Kuntz - Observer

The participating teams will fight for the following prizes in Krakow:

1. $500,000 + "Legend" status
2. $150,000 + "Legend" status
3-4. $70,000 + "Legend" status
5-8. $35,000 + "Legend" status
9-11. $8,750
12-14. $8,750
15-16. $8,750

Don't forget to check out our event page to keep track of the matches, results, news, stats, and more as the event progresses.

Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
thank
2017-07-15 13:17
#13
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
Mr
2017-07-15 13:18
MIRAA
2017-07-15 13:20
#28
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Andorra TYZ4 
Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Fluff WTF is a fluff?
2017-07-15 13:27
#38
KQLY | 
Russia band1 
clown
2017-07-15 13:34
Guy that will bugger around in the crowd and talking to the audience as filler between matches
2017-07-15 20:03
#17
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Portugal phvm 
Ok
2017-07-15 13:20
#25
Brazil Laan 
Trump
2017-07-15 13:26
#37
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Portugal justszzzGOD 
ez for SK <3
2017-07-15 13:33
ez for bnTeT
2017-07-15 15:05
Bill Clinton best sax NA
2017-07-15 15:42
best sex NA ?
2017-07-15 18:48
#69
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
I don´t think he had any sexual relations with women.
2017-07-15 20:06
He has not, excluding is wife of course. However I meant he is the best saxophonist in NA.
2017-07-19 01:54
G2 EZ
2017-07-15 13:17
#4
NiKo | 
Poland PaPaPawian 
nice
2017-07-15 13:17
#5
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Poland dnbk1ng 
LET'S GOOOOOOO
2017-07-15 13:17
#26
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Brazil fookiN_Legend 
Let's goooooo out in groups both vp and penta!!!!
2017-07-15 13:27
k
2017-07-15 13:18
lul
2017-07-15 13:18
#8
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Norway VemundM 
:D
2017-07-15 13:18
#9
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Finland kappaboi 
ez 4 penta
2017-07-15 13:18
#10
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Brazil Vitorcorreia 
Go sk
2017-07-15 13:18
#11
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Greenland Jon_Snow 
nope
2017-07-15 13:18
#12
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Brazil WallenBestest 
ez sk
2017-07-15 13:18
#14
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Sweden CISfan[Guy] 
Go SK lose for us
2017-07-15 13:19
#27
Brazil Laan 
cloud9
2017-07-15 13:27
#15
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World lordgutek 
nice
2017-07-15 13:19
#18
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France Kaeirwen 
Lel
2017-07-15 13:21
Penta
2017-07-15 13:21
#20
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Poland Biwti 
lets go penta
2017-07-15 13:22
The Challenger teams are Way Better than most of the legend teams lol
2017-07-15 13:24
Only g2 and c9 are better than vp and north nt
2017-07-15 13:26
mouse are also better than fnc lol prob also better than gambit aswell
2017-07-15 13:32
#22
Finland Zmog 
There should be: James "Yet to frag" Bardolph
2017-07-15 13:24
#23
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World Raptrs 
Let's go Gambit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-07-15 13:25
DJ "Prius" Kuntz - Observer wtf is this cringe name lmao
2017-07-15 13:27
cuz he love kuntz xdxd
2017-07-15 13:53
#75
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United States pieceofpi 
He's a great observer though. But yeah, his parents mustn't have planned him xD
2017-07-16 10:02
#30
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Slovakia cheatersw0w 
NO THOORIN IN KRAKOW! Fucking yea!
2017-07-15 13:28
#31
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Where is Alex wtf
2017-07-15 13:29
#32
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Poland klesh 
Let's go VP, pasha ez AWP TOP 1 EU <3
2017-07-15 13:30
#34
Zeus | 
Switzerland iSergoff 
No Friberg(
2017-07-15 13:32
#36
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United States TheSupaSaiyan 
SpunJ on analyst desk!! #RUNG2
2017-07-15 13:33
#39
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Lithuania SuperSanic 
what's a fluff ? xd
2017-07-15 13:35
#40
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France t3r4byt3 
when Fifflaren goes to a Major, but GTR, f0rest, Xizt and friberg don't RIP
2017-07-15 13:39
#70
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
friburger was at Cologne, they could´ve invited him to Krakow aswell
2017-07-15 20:07
No Machine Lul xD "Fucking shit show"
2017-07-15 13:39
#VegaLegends
2017-07-15 13:41
SK SK SK SK SK SK SK SK SK SK SK SK
2017-07-15 13:41
#44
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
gg
2017-07-15 13:41
#45
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Ukraine WhiteREP 
GL
2017-07-15 13:42
#46
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Commentator y u do dis :(
2017-07-15 13:44
Where is Machine in analyst deck ? This guy is a legend , do not fire him
2017-07-15 13:46
#55
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Bulgaria MyNameIsWho 
He doesn't work for PGL, but indeed this guy's a legend, I miss his casting tho
2017-07-15 14:49
thank you mr hltv
2017-07-15 13:48
this should've been released much earlier
2017-07-15 13:51
Ya major is less than 24hr away
2017-07-15 14:45
#50
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Poland ksk111 
Go penta !
2017-07-15 13:51
Mostly sad talent. North out of legends 4sure
2017-07-15 14:17
ddk + black ddk = nice!
2017-07-15 14:32
needed this to keep track of the matched ty
2017-07-15 14:58
Wait, we can get drops as soon as tomorrow? !drop Kappa
2017-07-15 15:09
where my man thorin
2017-07-15 15:25
no thorin im so happy
2017-07-15 16:02
4 UK Talents, they almost field a major team.
2017-07-15 16:04
#63
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New Zealand JK_77 
Rip thorin
2017-07-15 16:17
#64
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Brazil erfur 
No Pansy, aleluia!!!
2017-07-15 16:24
#65
fer | 
Brazil v1ngod 
Where's Machine?
2017-07-15 17:04
NO PANSY, YES!!!!!!!
2017-07-15 17:05
#71
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Poland kingWZRD 
-scoots +smix -natu +friberg SCOOTS???? RLY?????
2017-07-15 22:13
#72
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France Static2k 
rip thorin
2017-07-15 23:59
#73
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United States TheSupaSaiyan 
Whichever legends that draw g2 and c9 are unlucky asf as those are the two big threats to the legends
2017-07-16 05:09
No thorin = no fun. thorin was obviously right about poland. btw go Vega
2017-07-16 08:44
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