PGL Major Stockholm schedule announced

Each stage of the Major will play out over the course of four days.

PGL has announced the schedule for their Stockholm Major, which will play out from October 26 to November 7, feature 24 teams, and have a whopping $2,000,000 prize pool on offer.

Each of the Major stages will take place over four days, with the Challengers and Legends Stages playing out with no audience at the Annexet sports venue, and the Champions Stage heading to the Avicii Arena, where a single-elimination playoff bracket will determine the winner of the first CS:GO Major in over two years.

The sixteen teams taking part in the Challengers and Legends Stages will battle through a Swiss system, which will feature best-of-one matches for the opening and mid matches, and switch to best-of-threes for any qualifying or elimination matches.

The Avicii Arena will play host to the playoffs in front of a live audience

As part of Valve's plan to reduce the impact of Majors on the tournament calendar and In order to suitably fit the schedule of each stage into four days, two rounds will be played on the first day, and a B stream will be in operation for all but the final three matches of each stage.

The Challengers Stage will feature 8 teams from Europe, 3 from CIS, 2 from North America, and one from each of South America, Oceania, and China, while the Legends Stage will consist of 3 teams from North America, 3 teams from Europe, and two from CIS.

With the final round of RMR events still underway, these are the teams currently guaranteed an attendance in either of the two stages:

*denotes teams guaranteed spots in the Legends stage

The schedule for the Challengers (C) and Legends (L) Stages can be found below:

Tuesday, October 26 (C) & Saturday, October 30 (L)
10:00 - Round 1 match #1 | BO1
10:10 - Round 1 match #2 | BO1
11:15 - Round 1 match #3 | BO1
11:25 - Round 1 match #4 | BO1
12:30 - Round 1 match #5 | BO1
12:40 - Round 1 match #6 | BO1
13:45 - Round 1 match #7 | BO1
13:55 - Round 1 match #8 | BO1
15:00 - Round 2 match #1 | BO1
15:10 - Round 2 match #2 | BO1
16:15 - Round 2 match #3 | BO1
16:25 - Round 2 match #4 | BO1
17:30 - Round 2 match #5 | BO1
17:40 - Round 2 match #6 | BO1
18:45 - Round 2 match #7 | BO1
18:55 - Round 2 match #8 | BO1

Wednesday, October 27 (C) & Sunday, October 31 (L)
10:00 - Round 3 match #3 | BO1
10:10 - Round 3 match #4 | BO1
11:15 - Round 3 match #5 | BO1
11:25 - Round 3 match #6 | BO1
12:30 - Round 3 match #1 | BO3
12:40 - Round 3 match #7 | BO3
16:15 - Round 3 match #2 | BO3
16:25 - Round 3 match #8 | BO3

Thursday, October 28 (C) & Monday, November 1 (L)
10:00 - Round 4 match #1 | BO3
10:10 - Round 4 match #2 | BO3
13:45 - Round 4 match #3 | BO3
13:55 - Round 4 match #4 | BO3
17:30 - Round 4 match #5 | BO3
17:40 - Round 4 match #6 | BO3

Friday, October 29 (C) & Tuesday, November 2 (L)
10:00 - Round 5 match #1 | BO3
13:45 - Round 5 match #2 | BO3
17:30 - Round 5 match #3 | BO3

The eight teams who manage to survive the onslaught of matches and manage to secure berths to the Champions Stage will have the opportunity to play in front of the first live arena crowd in over two years as they fight to secure a Major crown.

The schedule for the playoffs in the Avicii Arena looks as follows:

Thursday, November 4
16:30 Quarter-final #1 | BO3
20:00 Quarter-final #2 | BO3

Friday, November 5
16:30 Quarter-final #3 | BO3
20:00 Quarter-final #4 | BO3

Saturday, November 6
16:30 Semi-final #1 | BO3
20:00 Semi-final #2 | BO3

Sunday, November 7
18:00 Showmatch | BO1
20:00 Grand final | BO3

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LETS GO !
2021-10-07 20:09
27 replies
dope
2021-10-07 20:11
8 replies
YES EZ MAJOR FOR S1MPLE GOAT
2021-10-07 20:29
7 replies
5A.M. MAN WHY U HATE BRASIL VOLVO
2021-10-07 21:26
4 replies
WTF ME NO HATE
2021-10-07 21:48
3 replies
VOLVO MAN, VOLVO
2021-10-08 01:08
2 replies
#178
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Morocco sIayer
no one is watching everygame anyway
2021-10-12 14:35
1 reply
I am.
2021-10-29 03:40
EZ4S1MPLE EZ4NAVI
2021-10-10 04:11
yes
2021-10-10 19:54
#21
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Armenia KotpeHead
Finally a major for s1mple
2021-10-07 20:12
4 replies
+99999999999999999999999
2021-10-07 20:29
to lose again
2021-10-07 22:20
1 reply
#165
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Sweden saahi_hai
De_stroyed
2021-10-10 22:01
not going to happen.
2021-10-29 03:40
Do you have a script to always have 1st comment?
2021-10-07 20:23
4 replies
im not always first nt spreading fake news
2021-10-07 20:24
3 replies
You or your alternate accounts. It's pretty obvious lol, cuz all of these accounts behave the exact same way, and have the exact same favourite teams and players. GermanyFirstMoonLanding, SmartestGerman, Germany4Brazil0, GermanyXYZBrazilABC, this account, etc. It's pretty obvious actually....
2021-10-07 20:36
2 replies
How many times have i (or my alleged "alts") been first today?
2021-10-07 20:44
1 reply
Rekt
2021-10-07 21:43
Hopefully valve will start caring more about this game when the grand final viewership drops below 200k
2021-10-07 20:27
3 replies
Lul that maybe possible if astralis vs heroic finals. But it's so obvious that navi will make the finals so it's ex 1mil +
2021-10-08 07:53
2 replies
^ Ikke-dansker
2021-10-08 16:18
1 reply
Selvfølgelig
2021-10-08 17:43
EZ4S1MPLE
2021-10-07 20:29
3 replies
#88
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Czech Republic BlastTM
+1 AND EZ4ENCE ))
2021-10-07 20:49
2 replies
+2
2021-10-07 21:15
1 reply
+3
2021-10-13 03:04
yes sir
2021-10-07 20:09
#3
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Europe Kephea
EZ 4 S1MPLE
2021-10-07 20:09
2 replies
+111111
2021-10-07 20:12
+1
2021-10-07 20:29
BO1 bruuuuuh
2021-10-07 20:10
9 replies
? every major is bo1
2021-10-07 20:16
3 replies
#130
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Brazil Necro_Spa
starladder and kato 2019 werent i think
2021-10-08 04:20
2 replies
Still the same rules: All matches BO1 in groups ELIMINATION and ADVANCE matches are BO3 same rule for legends stage. Challengers (winning BO3 advance match) -> Legends. Losing elimination match -> eliminated from major Playoff - ALL MATCHES ARE BO3
2021-10-08 09:14
1 reply
#190
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Norway JakkeJ
BO1 is trash, luck is too big a factor
2021-10-14 16:26
first time?
2021-10-07 21:38
fake name kkkkkk
2021-10-07 22:14
1 reply
i LOVE CSS!!!! but not bo1's
2021-10-07 22:17
2021-10-08 09:15
you must be new to cs.
2021-10-29 03:41
S1mple will win Major :)
2021-10-07 20:10
VP will win major sanji mvp
2021-10-07 20:10
1 reply
+1
2021-10-07 20:11
#7
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Czech Republic bradkac
AYYYY
2021-10-07 20:10
FFS BO1
2021-10-07 20:10
4 replies
You're new to majors or what?
2021-10-07 20:11
1 reply
oh yeah every major has bo1
2021-10-07 20:15
2021-10-08 09:16
1 reply
yeah i know, i just forgot majors have bo1 since its been such a long time since the last major
2021-10-08 12:30
liquid is on astralis group ,pls call for help my prassure
2021-10-07 20:10
3 replies
There are stages in the major, different from groups
2021-10-07 20:12
2 replies
Astralis top 1 + 6_majors
2021-10-07 20:26
1 reply
lets hope but liquid cant avoid them either way
2021-10-07 20:41
BO1 LMAOOOOOO
2021-10-07 20:11
4 replies
why "lmao" when every major has had this system?
2021-10-07 20:16
Newfag spotted
2021-10-07 20:21
1 reply
Your Nickname for that guy is checks out
2021-10-08 09:17
I mean, looking at your flag you probably came from Valorant. Anyways, All majors have bo1.
2021-10-07 20:23
holy that is a lot of cs to be watched
2021-10-07 20:11
#12
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France J!n
B03 grand final :(
2021-10-07 20:11
6 replies
We all want bo5 :D
2021-10-07 20:47
5 replies
#121
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Sweden axelious
No way, BO3 is much better
2021-10-07 23:00
2 replies
bo5 is better bc it proves who can play on any map and win. bo3 just helps those teams who are only good on a couple maps. bo3 is probably what will help navi. bo5 and navi wont win anything.
2021-10-29 03:42
1 reply
#201
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Sweden axelious
Then why dont play bo7?
2021-10-29 06:20
BO3 is much much better. It isn't an endurance contest, but still appropriately tests a team's map pool.
2021-10-10 16:18
1 reply
But it SHOULD be an endurance test, and it should test the map pool even more :)
2021-10-11 02:07
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-07 20:11
A snowmatch! Finnaly))
2021-10-07 20:11
s1mple will finally have major
2021-10-07 20:11
#19
B1T | 
Russia dteakh
BO1 ARE U KIDDING
2021-10-07 20:12
5 replies
Newfag spotted
2021-10-07 20:21
#61
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Czech Republic Guczy
it has been always like that...
2021-10-07 20:22
tak vsegda bilo na mojorah bro, bo1 i mean
2021-10-08 00:03
Stop newfag, bo1 is for placing matches only as always
2021-10-08 07:10
#188
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Germany X5ander
maybe a few days more and bo3s would be better, but it is how it is.
2021-10-13 16:14
Swiss system worst system
2021-10-07 20:12
3 replies
swiss >>>>>>>>> round robin
2021-10-07 20:14
Are you drunk? It's the best system by far
2021-10-08 03:07
Do you want round robin?
2021-10-08 09:18
HELL YEAH!!!
2021-10-07 20:12
#25
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Europe baulchy
imagine CIS lose this
2021-10-07 20:12
1 reply
(D:)
2021-10-13 08:06
The Swiss system is shit
2021-10-07 20:12
3 replies
#29
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Ukraine VoidWave
but majors were always like that
2021-10-07 20:13
Better than round Robin and the only way to fit it into the time frame
2021-10-07 21:43
2021-10-08 03:07
Well that gonna be disappointing for teams like mouz once again
2021-10-07 20:13
#28
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Ukraine VoidWave
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
2021-10-07 20:13
#30
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Czech Republic Hoja26
bo3 grand final is better and swiss is the most reasonable system, smells like the best major this year
2021-10-07 20:14
5 replies
definitely the best major of 2021!
2021-10-07 20:15
2 replies
Because it's only 1 major this year lol
2021-10-08 09:19
1 reply
u caught the joke,you are smart gj man
2021-10-13 08:08
Yeah this is going to be the best major this year
2021-10-07 20:40
Best major of the last 2 years
2021-10-07 20:49
Ah come on, why bo1s again.
2021-10-07 20:14
2 replies
#35
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Ukraine VoidWave
literally every major has this system
2021-10-07 20:15
1 reply
Oh wait you are actually right What 2 years of no major does to a mofo. I really forgot. At least the Swiss System is back
2021-10-07 20:16
finally!
2021-10-07 20:14
#34
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Ukraine VoidWave
but where is contender stage?
2021-10-07 20:14
5 replies
it just doesn't exist
2021-10-07 20:15
2 replies
#45
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Ukraine VoidWave
oh cool so where and when, for example entropiq will play? at challenger stage too?
2021-10-07 20:16
1 reply
yes, both contenders and challengers will play challenger stage As I understand, challengers only get some seeding advantage (challengers vs contenders opening matches) and they have challengers stickers so org will get more money this system was relevant before implementing RMRs, so returning challengers had a direct invite while contenders had to qualify. Now there is not really a big difference
2021-10-07 20:21
same as challenger stage
2021-10-07 20:17
1 reply
#48
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Ukraine VoidWave
ty
2021-10-07 20:17
Why so early?
2021-10-07 20:15
#40
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Argentina Aleeee
BO3 Grand final??? I can't believe the most important match of the year won't be BO5, come on PGL......
2021-10-07 20:15
9 replies
is this your first major? it has always been bo3, bo5 are too long and boring
2021-10-07 20:17
3 replies
#51
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Argentina Aleeee
I have seen all major since atlanta 2017, and bo3 it's no worth for the magnitude of this final
2021-10-07 20:18
2 replies
yeah shame there is no other option
2021-10-07 20:20
1 reply
#58
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
yeah BO5, much more intense and competitive
2021-10-07 20:21
#60
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Germany Jonaah
just like the other majors
2021-10-07 20:22
#66
rain | 
Czech Republic Guczy
imagine winning major with 3-0.. would be trash for viewers
2021-10-07 20:25
1 reply
#73
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
it would mean you really are the best team, that's the purpose of bo5....
2021-10-07 20:28
+1
2021-10-07 20:26
#110
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Poland Amirek
imagine Astralis - Avangar as a bo5, it was boring enough in a bo3
2021-10-07 21:44
bo1 we are all doomed
2021-10-07 20:16
bo3 grand final?
2021-10-07 20:16
2 replies
every major final has been BO3 mens))
2021-10-07 20:18
1 reply
yeah I kinda wish it was bo5 as in Katowice and Cologne :D
2021-10-07 20:20
Let's go Spirit! Show the world what you're capable of.
2021-10-07 20:18
4 replies
#64
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Ukraine futplxyer
Don't get your hopes up, always ends in disappointment "/
2021-10-07 20:24
3 replies
At this point I have no expectations towards them considering the fact that they have been in crisis for a long time. At least I want to have fun watching them within the most important tournament in CSGO while being under a delusion that they may finally get back in the game. If Spirit were as good as they were in Katowice as an example, I would set the expectation bar really high. Making it to the playoffs would be examined as a miracle right now.
2021-10-07 20:42
2 replies
#84
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Ukraine futplxyer
yup gl, TS have had their moments and they are d2 gods, maybe they saving peak performance for major ")
2021-10-07 20:42
1 reply
I hope they'll advance to the Legend stage at least. Anyways I expect some changes to be made after the major...
2021-10-07 20:44
OMG,the major is finally here. EZ for faze.
2021-10-07 20:21
:') you love to see it
2021-10-07 20:25
#68
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Korea zeppyxdxd
FINALLY A BO3 FINAL
2021-10-07 20:25
#71
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CIS elefiveS
10AM? Rip stewie
2021-10-07 20:26
1 reply
Kek
2021-10-14 00:44
EZ4NAVI AND GOAT S1MPLE
2021-10-07 20:30
Hype
2021-10-07 20:42
LETS GO LIQUID NAF MVP MAJOR
2021-10-07 20:53
Berlin didnt have a single B01. This major is a downgrade
2021-10-07 20:57
3 replies
The format is the exact same as at Berlin, what are you on
2021-10-07 21:08
1 reply
oh you're right. My mind played tricks on me
2021-10-07 21:11
#93
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Brazil MrLucas
Why so early matches? Thats bad for both Na and Br, I would understand If the tournament was in Asia, but since its in EU they could easily delay the schedule in a few hours especially for the first rounds...
2021-10-07 21:03
2 replies
+1
2021-10-07 21:04
+1 and even here in Europe, you cant watch games at 10am when you are at work/school, basically not unemployed. If you come home from work you can maybe watch 1 or 2 BO1s haha
2021-10-07 21:12
EZ4NAVI
2021-10-07 21:06
1 reply
#103
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Finland AliSabid
+1
2021-10-07 21:28
as long as faze makes it we good
2021-10-07 21:15
#104
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Finland AliSabid
Lets go NAVI
2021-10-07 21:28
I bet $500 that vitality will get booted first round and navi loses in the semis.
2021-10-07 21:30
1 reply
Are you really want to jinx it?
2021-10-08 09:22
iz for OLOF
2021-10-07 21:44
Bo1.... What a fucking joke...
2021-10-07 21:57
bo3 grand final
2021-10-07 22:09
2 years and still bo 3 ahh f*** volvo.
2021-10-07 22:17
1 reply
Same rules for all majors, no changes bro
2021-10-08 09:23
WHERE ARE THE CASTERS PGL???? HUH
2021-10-07 22:19
can anybody tell me where all the teams will compete on LAN right cus i'm dumb
2021-10-07 22:22
no casters in arena lul
2021-10-07 22:34
finally
2021-10-07 23:41
Casters in Hungry or some such place while games in Sweden? Hype -50%.
2021-10-08 00:11
2 replies
1 reply
He changed it after I posted that therefore I made him move the casters. You are welcome CS World.
2021-10-12 03:14
This is my 1st time watching a major. i know GSL and round robin but can someone explain swiss system? why the bo1s? why bo3 grand final for the most important match in the year a team could fluke 2-0? are casters at least in the arena?
2021-10-08 01:13
Gimme the Pick Em!
2021-10-08 03:10
What about contenders?
2021-10-08 04:22
1 reply
In challengers stage, but challengers have seeding advantage over conteders
2021-10-08 09:24
What is the prize pool breakdown ?
2021-10-08 06:08
Only Vitality & Zywoo can stop NAVI & Simple from winning the Major.
2021-10-08 06:15
2 replies
What about gambit? Heroic?
2021-10-08 09:24
1 reply
They are not good at LANs ))
2021-10-09 14:52
#134
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Finland IINomadll
Long have we waited! PGL Major initiated!
2021-10-08 06:56
Vitality will win Majer
2021-10-08 07:06
1 reply
ya they win Majer but not Major xD
2021-10-09 23:06
Major ruined anyway with the remote broadcast shit Pgl gonna do Fuck you Pgl, you are literally the worst
2021-10-08 07:12
Let's go! There won't be a better chance for s1mple to claim the Major title, you have to do it NaVi, you really have to. I'm so hyped for this tournament, it's been so much waiting.
2021-10-08 17:11
2 replies
The HYPE is so real 🔥🔥 NAVI should win it .... The dream win can finally come true in this MAJOR I guess...
2021-10-08 21:03
1 reply
I mean, it's the first time NaVi is a real favourite, and it's just seems so exciting to even think about it. I hope they get it and s1mple doesn't end up like GuardiaN, a true legend without a Major :(
2021-10-08 23:22
I hate BO1s.
2021-10-09 07:16
ok great, but please dont add fake crowd sound
2021-10-09 07:22
It's been quite a while so much exciting man let's get it!
2021-10-09 07:47
#158
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Netherlands RC1XBET
hyppeee! let's go to stockholm people))
2021-10-09 13:20
NICEEEEEEEEEE!! LETS GO BRAZIL
2021-10-10 00:26
First s1mple's Major :D
2021-10-11 01:51
MAJOR TIME AGAIN !!
2021-10-11 05:41
NA major>>>>>
2021-10-11 14:29
First Major in over two years and the Grand Final will be BO3 😒
2021-10-11 21:24
1 reply
Cry is free, bo5 is retarded Ain't no one got time for a long drawn fatiguing final
2021-10-15 08:02
cya in 7 november
2021-10-11 21:28
Liquid gets Legend status? l m a o
2021-10-11 21:38
I can't wait to wake up at 1 am to watch the group stage games, at least I am usually awake during the playoffs
2021-10-12 02:45
BO1 wtf (((((((((((((((((((
2021-10-12 13:02
so many BRs in this major please one take this trophy
2021-10-13 02:59
Ez 4 Navi and Gambit
2021-10-13 06:28
cool :)
2021-10-13 07:21
Bo1 lmao scam clan is finished.
2021-10-13 07:49
#187
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CIS FENixe
Grand Final at 9:00 pm isn't it too late?
2021-10-13 09:29
#191
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China sharpx
WTF, It's a BO3 for Grand Final.
2021-10-15 07:52
Why grand final so late wtf? They are missing peak hours lol
2021-10-15 08:01
jame time
2021-10-15 09:01
Why there is BO1s on the third round? Typo?
2021-10-18 19:36
why THERE IS STILL BO1 THAT IS SIMPLY FKIN **** ******* ******** ***************************
2021-10-21 14:41
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