Stockholm remains a possibility for PGL Major

The tournament organizer will confirm the location by September 15th at the latest.

PGL, the tournament organizer tasked with hosting the CS:GO Major in October-November, put out a statement on Wednesday informing the public that they still hope to host the tournament in Stockholm, Sweden, with the decision ultimately coming down to steps taken by local authorities.

"The PGL CS:GO Major playoffs will take place in Stockholm if the local authorities can make the event accessible to players, staff, and fans," the company stated, referring to two key deadlines - August 23 and September 15. If things go as hoped, PGL will host the first Major since 2019 in the Aviici Arena in Stockholm. Otherwise, the event will be moved "into another European venue on the same dates".

The Major still might take place in Sweden

The first deadline, August 23, is when changes to the temporary entry ban are expected to be put in force, which would "allow all the players and people supporting the event to enter Sweden". Equally important is the second deadline, as PGL hope that by September 15, restrictions for indoor events will be lifted in Sweden. That would allow the organizer to pack the arena with Counter-Strike fans.

Read more: PGL eye alternative locations for 2021 Major

The company stressed that fans are a key part of a Major event, explaining that "if only a small group of fans are able to attend, then the event might as well take place somewhere else". Regardless of the location selected, ticket sales for the event will begin on September 16.

"We’re looking forward to holding the PGL CS:GO Major playoffs in Stockholm, but we’re also prepared to change direction in September if that event isn’t accessible to the audience.

"Regardless of where the Major ends up, we’re excited to bring you the best possible event with all the players, staff, and roaring crowds," PGL conclude their statement.

#1
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Turkmenistan MilkEnjoyer
big w
2021-07-28 18:31
16 replies
Let's gooo
2021-07-28 18:32
12 replies
rip PGL Rotterdam
2021-07-28 18:33
8 replies
Good. I don't wanna go to the minecraft nether just to watch major XD fun fact: you don't need visa, and airplane tickets, you only need some obsidian, flint and steel lol
2021-07-28 18:40
4 replies
im cringing lowkey
2021-07-28 18:43
2 replies
lowkey?
2021-07-28 18:50
1 reply
high key
2021-07-29 00:27
fun fact: you don't need visa, and airplane tickets to go to the netherlands, you only need some obsidian, flint and steel lol*
2021-07-28 18:57
From all cities u rly chose Rotterdam? Might as well host a major in Urk or Almere
2021-07-28 19:26
1 reply
ofc its not nicest city but ahoy good venue with cs events before... and a direct busline from zuidplein to my home so yeah its a great idea))
2021-07-28 20:08
yeah man that would have been epic
2021-07-28 20:09
#27
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Brazil Anarchybr
Stop farming comments on the top of comments section please
2021-07-28 18:36
2 replies
stop being loser
2021-07-28 18:51
1 reply
#73
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Brazil Anarchybr
Name doesn’t check out
2021-07-28 20:06
is it? they don't have a lot of time left, better organise it properly
2021-07-28 18:53
LEGGO
2021-07-28 18:57
#61
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Sweden HaasF1Team
I'm "Tuxedo Winnie the Pooh" right now
2021-07-28 19:23
Ez for ES
2021-07-28 18:31
#3
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Germany SimplyBasit
Pog
2021-07-28 18:31
1 reply
Pogholm
2021-07-28 19:37
good
2021-07-28 18:31
#5
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Russia popuskFN
Kyiv pls
2021-07-28 18:31
Please let this happen
2021-07-28 18:31
nooo come almaty
2021-07-28 18:31
ez for Gambit
2021-07-28 18:31
kekU
2021-07-28 18:31
should be in denmark instead
2021-07-28 18:32
6 replies
+1
2021-07-28 18:43
#81
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Romania DZthebest
blast already took copenhagen so
2021-07-28 20:48
Even tho I really want it in sweden I agree on this, sweden does not really deserve a major
2021-07-29 14:02
3 replies
You sound like a typical Swedish leftist feminist, always place yourself as 2nd citizen.
2021-07-29 19:11
1 reply
#128
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Sweden HANNE$
+1
2021-07-30 16:19
wdym dont deserve? sweden is a fucking homeland of cs
2021-07-30 16:49
cap
2021-07-28 18:32
#13
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Sweden MalcomReed
Lets go
2021-07-28 18:32
lets fucking GOOOO
2021-07-28 18:32
#16
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Brazil Anarchybr
Tou guys should’ve stayed with Rio Major. Bolsonaro wouldn’t make any restriction about this event here.
2021-07-28 18:32
8 replies
Yeah that's exactly the problem. No restrictions
2021-07-28 18:41
why does bolsonaro live rent free inside every brazialian's head?they just cant stop crying for him
2021-07-28 18:49
6 replies
people overuse rent free far too much
2021-07-28 18:54
1 reply
#54
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Germany pumpy
+1
2021-07-28 19:02
#74
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Brazil Anarchybr
Wtf? I’m not even stating any opinion on him. Just saying that by a fact, our government wouldn’t impose any restrictions on this event. As everyone knows we hosted Copa America
2021-07-28 20:07
When over half a million people are dead in Brazil cuz of bumsonaro's incompetence, hard to keep him out of your head. Of course, you should know this considering your country's leader is as much of a sociopath as bumsonaro is if not more, with more than 400k dead.
2021-07-30 00:45
2 replies
BR = Battle Royale
2021-08-03 08:27
1 reply
oof
2021-08-03 17:37
Florida
2021-07-28 18:33
1 reply
+111
2021-07-28 19:10
#18
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Finland iBait
Good to know traveling home won't be a problem for NIP after they bomb out
2021-07-28 18:33
12 replies
+111 mens :D
2021-07-28 18:33
xD
2021-07-28 18:39
Well
2021-07-28 19:29
Lmao
2021-07-28 19:34
Xdddd
2021-07-28 19:38
xaxaxaaaxaxax
2021-07-28 20:11
+1
2021-07-28 21:59
#92
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Sweden zasha1337
Lmao name a good Finnish team
2021-07-28 23:00
While your joke is funny, NiP are actually actively pushing to make this major happen. I think respect for that has to be shown
2021-07-29 00:11
1 reply
Gotta make money for the Chinese somehow
2021-07-29 00:28
damn bro
2021-07-29 03:28
lmao
2021-08-03 08:31
EZ4PGL
2021-07-28 18:33
Iran/Iraq for major Pog
2021-07-28 18:33
2 replies
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Finland qwlul
Major Iraq 2021, you never know when the bomb plant is real or in game, adds suspense, please make this happen.
2021-07-29 12:18
1 reply
lol
2021-07-29 13:50
I hope it happends but i doubt it will happend with a full crowd or if so everyone needs to be vaccinated
2021-07-28 18:33
4 replies
I believe some Swede talked about them letting people watch football. Like 500 per section. If thats the case then it could be like...idk 8-9k people in the audience. Some Swede can correct me if i am wrong, well, if i got the wrong info from the Swedish guy.
2021-07-28 18:41
3 replies
#94
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United States 100Thieves
Football games is 1500 (seated) per section if social distancing can be maintained. During inside events its 300 per section. But none of this matters since all restrictions are going to be lifted in September as the vaccination pace is strong.
2021-07-28 23:23
1 reply
Wrong. It's 3000 outdoors seated events since july 1st. Inside it's 300 total seated, not per section. krisinformation.se/en/hazards-and-risks/..
2021-07-30 21:50
#119
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Sweden snallan
I believe Avicii Arena is allowed an audience of 4k. If that is enough for PGL to make a decision remains to be seen!
2021-07-29 17:25
Ye ye keep lying We all know major will be online
2021-07-28 18:33
9 replies
valve already confirmed no major will be held online.
2021-07-28 18:34
2 replies
Valve confirmed you can't cheat on vac secured server.
2021-07-28 19:07
so no major then ... sad
2021-07-28 21:59
Nah. Its either: LAN with crowd LAN without crowd
2021-07-28 18:42
Major is never gonna be online. There's only 2 options: 1. Major will be offline with crowd (at least 30% of 'em) 2 Major will be cancelled
2021-07-28 18:46
3 replies
#2 gonna happen 100% they never should have planned it for that late in the year with covid numbers rising in fall, they should have held it in august-september after the player break.
2021-07-28 18:48
2 replies
+1 I think so
2021-07-28 19:00
+1
2021-07-28 20:01
If a major is going to be online, then you might as well not have the major at all.
2021-07-28 19:02
nice
2021-07-28 18:35
#28
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Sweden frizzahh
Pog ez for ninjas
2021-07-28 18:36
Sweden and NiP fans don't deserveeee
2021-07-28 18:43
giving false hope to the fans only to switch the location to fucking ROMANIA at the last minute XDDD
2021-07-28 18:45
not gonna happen with the situation growing worse and worse every week, europe will be in lockdown in october/november, just wait for it :/
2021-07-28 18:47
#40
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Vietnam 1VieTCoNg
Pog fnatic win major?
2021-07-28 18:48
#41
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Chile cristiaan
cool
2021-07-28 18:48
Corona virus enters the chat.
2021-07-28 18:51
It cant be Stockholm. They denied to host Dota2 event which has x 20 more money on the line + in summer. I guess Kyiv, Moscow, Helsinki, Bucharest will host CS Major
2021-07-28 18:57
Most of people have the 2nd vaccination by november so i don't understand why not host it in Stockholm?
2021-07-28 19:02
So they wanna make sure it becomes a spread event....
2021-07-28 19:04
#57
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United States BombTaco
dub
2021-07-28 19:09
#59
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Ukraine cleyk
Would really like to have a major in Kyiv, but sadly we don't have any good enough places for it
2021-07-28 19:11
1 reply
#124
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
What do you mean?! Hell yes we do. The new weplay arena is more than good enough and so are weplay as organizers
2021-07-29 19:14
this whole thing about whether the major is going to be held in stockholm lasts so long it looks absolutely absurd now. To the point we are already tired of hearing this shit. Host it wherever it takes, idc
2021-07-28 19:18
Lets go
2021-07-28 19:28
nice man
2021-07-28 19:30
#67
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China HEIDASHUAi
Let's go
2021-07-28 19:35
#70
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France sAeR
"If things go as hoped, PGL will host the first Major since 2019 in the Aviici Arena in Stockholm." Avicii :'(
2021-07-28 19:40
1 reply
Yeah was also Reading and thought ‚RIP‘ ;(
2021-07-29 01:24
#71
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Portugal DrakPT
nice
2021-07-28 19:42
#77
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Germany Kit_su
probably only for vaccinated people, so no hltv forum members allowed as most of them are anti vax
2021-07-28 20:11
7 replies
I got both already and I‘m ready for take off! Make it happen and i‘m in!
2021-07-29 01:23
1 reply
#101
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Germany Kit_su
get my second tomorrow, right in time for the major :)
2021-07-29 01:40
I hope its vax people only although we might have to take a booster in the fall because of the delta variant
2021-07-29 03:42
3 replies
#113
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Germany Kit_su
I am sure the vaccine production is at a point where we shouldnt have problems getting boosters out in time. If its vax people only they might even filter out all the idiots.
2021-07-29 12:44
2 replies
But sadly the vaccines might not really prevent covid from spreading: cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm Sure it's nice that the symptoms are a lot milder, but it also kinda means you can't hold mass events for vaccinated people.
2021-08-03 08:32
1 reply
#137
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Germany Kit_su
well but I think at some point, when people at risk dont have to face a hard consequences from corona they wont care about spreading, like it is already in the uk.
2021-08-03 18:55
most anti-vax posts are made by sock puppet accounts anyway. most people are sane
2021-07-30 00:49
POG
2021-07-28 20:21
#80
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Sweden Trkmag
yes plz
2021-07-28 20:39
If it can't be in Denmark, stockholm is really good please let it stay, I'm gonna go with my entire family to stockholm if
2021-07-28 21:01
#83
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Ukraine McSwell
"...if the local authorities can make the event accessible to players, staff, and fans" So basically no new info here, the same big IF about fans attendance possibility.
2021-07-28 21:20
1 reply
#120
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Sweden snallan
They made some changes so that players and staff are allowed to travel to Sweden. Fans are atm limited to 4k.
2021-07-29 17:27
i mean its good news but so far im not keen on trusting the swedish authorities giving them the green light in time
2021-07-28 21:48
Poggies
2021-07-28 21:48
nt stockhold
2021-07-28 22:14
Lets hope for the best :D
2021-07-28 22:17
#90
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
Not holding my breath for a full packed arena CSGO tournament this year but if they will be able to pack like 8000(+) in smaller sections then that's already cool with me.
2021-07-28 22:24
#91
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United States Rayduh
make it happen idc where
2021-07-28 22:50
#93
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North America dicennt
NA major plz
2021-07-28 23:18
the pandemic isn't over yet, i don't know why they're even talking about big lan events this early
2021-07-29 00:33
2 replies
0/8
2021-07-29 03:26
#110
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Finland IINomadll
Yup, it's going to be a shitshow I'm afraid.
2021-07-29 11:47
Stay in Sweden pls
2021-07-29 03:27
Major Saved
2021-07-29 04:27
Ez for Godbit
2021-07-29 05:53
3 replies
major is not online
2021-07-29 17:17
2 replies
#GoGoGambit #RedArmy
2021-07-29 18:23
1 reply
Ok.
2021-07-29 18:26
#109
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Sweden Squtzy
With today’s restrictions around 4000 spectators would be allowed. But if everything goes as planned and Delta does accelerate in cases the restrictions are to be lifted hopefully completely.
2021-07-29 10:38
#111
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Finland JammuCSGO
veri nais
2021-07-29 12:17
good
2021-07-29 17:16
good
2021-07-29 17:20
Niceee
2021-07-30 00:50
PGL ?? NOOO GOD NO GOD PLEASE NO NOO NOOOO NOOOOOOOO
2021-07-31 07:29
#132
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Korea LarryB
I'm coming Sweedistan!
2021-07-31 07:35
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