PGL Major Stockholm talent team to broadcast playoffs live from Avicii Arena

PGL has gone back on its decision to run the broadcast fully from its studios in Bucharest.

Silviu Stroie, PGL's CEO, has taken to Twitter to announce that the Major's talent team will travel to Sweden to bring the broadcast to life from inside the Avicii Arena, where teams will be playing in front of a crowd of fans.

The talent crew will be in the Avicii Arena for the playoffs

Initially, plans were for the talent team to cast and analyze from the PGL Studio in Bucharest, where the Romanian TO has its headquarters, but after blowback from fans the tournament organizer has decided to bring the talent and production crews to the ground in Sweden for the final portion of the event.

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Sadokist and ddk among talent revealed for PGL Major Stockholm

The likes of Matthew "⁠Sadokist⁠" Trivett, Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole and the rest of the crew will fly from Romania to Sweden after the group stages, which will take place on October 25-November 2, to be ready to bring the action live for the playoffs at the Avicii Arena on November 4-7.

United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
160
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
Canada Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.88
LETS GOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-08 13:33
24 replies
PGL REDEEMED
2021-10-08 13:33
20 replies
NO MORE "HOTEL" LANS NO MORE REMOTE TALENT CROWD RETURNING THIS IS GONNA BE THE REAL DEAL
2021-10-08 13:39
18 replies
Just another event and another grand final for navi ... zzzz ...
2021-10-08 14:25
16 replies
cry
2021-10-08 14:25
6 replies
crazy how you managed to match your name and flair
2021-10-08 14:26
5 replies
true
2021-10-08 14:26
You root for Na'Vi dude.. HEAR YE HEAR YE! Children of Tjernobyl
2021-10-08 15:09
3 replies
actually gave me a good chuckle good one
2021-10-08 22:18
2 replies
Imagine me when i wrote it haha
2021-10-08 22:53
1 reply
lolololol
2021-10-09 13:03
no worry big boom will choke and feed enemy team (faze) in playoffs
2021-10-08 14:48
6 replies
before that happening faze still need to qual lmao
2021-10-08 14:52
5 replies
lmao
2021-10-08 14:56
4 replies
ezpz
2021-10-08 15:31
3 replies
yes mens but G2 will throw
2021-10-09 15:08
2 replies
then just laugh that they are so shit
2021-10-09 15:25
1 reply
:DDD
2021-10-09 15:29
Na'Vi aren't making it to the Grand Finals. s1mple will choke like he usually does in big matches
2021-10-09 21:39
1 reply
now he has team that is capable to perform without him dropping 35 kills each game
2021-10-09 21:49
The online teams will get rekt. Bye BIG, bye Heroic, bye all CIS teams!
2021-10-08 19:42
+1 let's fooking goooooooo
2021-10-08 13:45
sadokist hell yeah n-word !
2021-10-08 14:40
FUCK YEAH GO DEVVE
2021-10-08 16:02
#GoFuria
2021-10-08 19:43
NICE
2021-10-08 13:33
3 replies
LETS GOOOOOO Yeeees
2021-10-08 17:41
2 replies
#198
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Norway FriggeK
WE DID IT BROTHER YOU AND ME
2021-10-09 10:53
1 reply
Yes Broooooo!!!!!!!! Im so excited, this major is gonna be awesome🔥🔥🔥🔥🧯🧯🧯🧯
2021-10-09 12:12
#3
b1t | 
Russia DES7
NICE
2021-10-08 13:33
#4
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Norway CheNaLii
MAJOR SAVED
2021-10-08 13:33
GJJJ
2021-10-08 13:33
only men talent good
2021-10-08 13:35
1 reply
#179
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Spain Patfeihc
men the twitter sjws will see this and say "csgo community sexists" plz delet
2021-10-08 19:25
#7
MSL | 
Denmark chrisazz
That's actually a big pog
2021-10-08 13:33
YOOOOOO
2021-10-08 13:33
now we have a major
2021-10-08 13:33
YESSSSSS
2021-10-08 13:33
great
2021-10-08 13:34
#13
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Romania wadd
nice
2021-10-08 13:34
LETS GOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-08 13:34
1 reply
+11111111
2021-10-08 13:46
#16
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
Best major incoming now
2021-10-08 13:34
#17
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Serbia eliiiiii_
I do me when don't do at good thi ng
2021-10-08 13:35
#18
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Switzerland thomazzz
they saved the major man lesgooo this is going to be the best major in the cs go history
2021-10-08 13:35
#19
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United Kingdom badger2908
great news
2021-10-08 13:36
#20
device | 
Sweden unu_
SAVED 🙏
2021-10-08 13:36
12 replies
#23
device | 
Sweden unu_
Fuck this mean I have the risk of running into Thorin irl :(
2021-10-08 13:36
11 replies
Move to denmark lmao
2021-10-08 13:38
Why don't like him? When he doesn't speak he seems like a cool guy
2021-10-08 13:39
7 replies
Blocked 25% twitter users. That's why somebody don't like him
2021-10-08 13:53
4 replies
#76
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Latvia Sabito
Where can you show statistics of that? And he made a video about how he came to a decision to block a certain person
2021-10-08 14:14
1 reply
Did I say that I don't like him?
2021-10-09 16:31
#84
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Belgium _l1festyle
No surprise as most of twitter are dumbasses
2021-10-08 14:23
#130
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Australia sm0go
Nothing wrong with blocking Twitter users, there's quite a few attention seeking spastics there anyway
2021-10-08 15:29
i love this insult
2021-10-08 17:02
#181
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Spain Patfeihc
The one you should be afraid of is Richard Lewis. Remember when he swanton bombed a 10 year old disabled kid through the stage at dreamhack hell in a cell? Imagine what he could do now
2021-10-08 19:31
what happened i thought u and thoorin loved eachother
2021-10-08 13:40
Lmao
2021-10-08 14:00
#21
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Sweden sn1pie
This does put a smile on my face
2021-10-08 13:36
#22
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France t3r4byt3
MAJOR IS SAVED
2021-10-08 13:36
Pog
2021-10-08 13:37
#26
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Bulgaria goshyy
MAJOR HAS BEEN SAVED!
2021-10-08 13:38
#27
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Hungary Benccce
Great decision by the CEO of PGL, this will be one of the big fan favorite things about the major. Good job!
2021-10-08 13:38
5 replies
#79
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Denmark Almoe
why didnt pgl want them to go in the first place?
2021-10-08 14:15
4 replies
#90
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Hungary Benccce
I have no idea
2021-10-08 14:27
2 replies
Saving money i guess?
2021-10-08 15:01
1 reply
#224
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Serbia DjapeZ
They will and would (playoffs) be casting from PGL headquarters from Romania so no, its not bcs of money, they are in both ways spending money on them
2021-10-23 20:35
#163
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Sweden Addeyry
Maybe they already have all the infastructure they need for casting already set up in their hq, just a speculation
2021-10-08 17:03
GJ!
2021-10-08 13:38
Good, now -rlewis +stunna
2021-10-08 13:38
5 replies
Stunna is already there .. and youre replacing an analyst with a host
2021-10-08 15:12
3 replies
#132
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Australia sm0go
No, stunna isn't there. Look again.
2021-10-08 15:29
2 replies
Indeed, my bad
2021-10-08 16:15
1 reply
Rlewis usually host so i wonder
2021-10-08 18:35
#207
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Netherlands RC1XBET
Richard & Thorin are gonna be so good to watch. Perfect analyst duo
2021-10-09 15:34
#31
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Germany pumpy
Good choice
2021-10-08 13:39
thank god
2021-10-08 13:39
3 replies
#208
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Netherlands RC1XBET
username is true
2021-10-09 15:35
2 replies
Je weet zelf
2021-10-10 10:19
1 reply
#222
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Netherlands RC1XBET
sws broer
2021-10-10 17:44
#33
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Czech Republic forseti12
no way
2021-10-08 13:39
POGGERS!
2021-10-08 13:40
Stop teasing. Cant wait now!!
2021-10-08 13:41
1 reply
lez goooooo
2021-10-08 15:01
good stuff from PGL
2021-10-08 13:42
Cool
2021-10-08 13:42
FAK YES!
2021-10-08 13:43
#41
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Czech Republic PaYaB
good, it would have been a huge fail
2021-10-08 13:44
THE MAJOR IS SAVED LETS GO BOYZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-10-08 13:44
POG
2021-10-08 13:45
YEEEEESSSS
2021-10-08 13:45
THIS W IS HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE
2021-10-08 13:46
Very nice
2021-10-08 13:47
#49
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India shavar2099
HYPE!
2021-10-08 13:47
LETS GOOOOO
2021-10-08 13:47
#51
 | 
Finland Emvi
Happy news! Let's go!
2021-10-08 13:48
#52
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Indonesia LosD
EZ W
2021-10-08 13:48
#53
arT | 
Brazil logzera
So wake me up when its all over
2021-10-08 13:49
1 reply
#62
JK | 
Asia flipflop
kkkkk but you need to be wiser and older
2021-10-08 13:54
W but still casting will be done before playoffs like in cologne right?
2021-10-08 13:51
2 replies
#104
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Yeah but it doesn't matter. Groups will be played in a studio anyway.
2021-10-08 14:48
Doesn't matter grp stage will be played from hotel plus tickets are available only for playoffs anyways
2021-10-08 16:23
#55
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Sweden frizzahh
WOOOOO
2021-10-08 13:52
#56
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Switzerland ayygurl
sick!
2021-10-08 13:53
Great move for PGL and for the CS community. After 2 years without a Major, they need to make this event in one of the greatest events in CS:GO history. There's so many hype for it, and so many other things that will depend on the Major results. It was really unimaginable that they were planning to do it with the talent team in Romania. Really glad for those who were able to buy tickets and now will be able to see their team in live since the beginning of covid, for the talent team that now will be able to do a great work helping us to create great memories of the Major, and also for the old and new players of the scene, who lived in different conditions and circumstances, and were able to fight for their place in the Major, indeed the problems that they needed to live with in the last months
2021-10-08 13:53
1 reply
True talk
2021-10-11 08:33
W
2021-10-08 13:53
#60
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United States dexzzz
ezz
2021-10-08 13:53
#61
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Hungary Gulaash
we wanna be heared about cheater problem also HALLO VALVE?!
2021-10-08 13:53
3 replies
#66
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Slovakia Daev0n
You are talking about MM cheater problems on a thread concerning the major.
2021-10-08 14:02
2 replies
#67
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Hungary Gulaash
Maybe they listen but i doubt :D
2021-10-08 14:02
1 reply
PGL doesn't handle the cheaters in mm
2021-10-08 15:53
#63
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Ukraine VoidWave
nice
2021-10-08 13:57
#64
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Slovakia Daev0n
Well done PGL. At least they are listening to the fans unlike som of the TOs.
2021-10-08 13:59
1 reply
they do now what every normal TO would do if there is no restriction... So to change sth what was awful in the first place makes them to heroes...
2021-10-08 15:56
#68
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Serbia bra1np
WOW!!
2021-10-08 14:03
#69
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Hong Kong sti11fac
wow gj pgl!
2021-10-08 14:05
Let's go 🚶
2021-10-08 14:07
Navi gonna win it. Fingers crossed
2021-10-08 14:07
lets goo boiss
2021-10-08 14:09
Hell yeah. Let's go!
2021-10-08 14:10
pgl the best
2021-10-08 14:10
LETS FUCKING FUCKING LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-10-08 14:12
HUGE! Great Job PGL! Would love some insight as to why they chose to do it in Bucharest if Stockholm was possible all along :/
2021-10-08 14:14
8 replies
Thorin wrote on twitter there were "circumstances beyond their control" (to be in Bucharest) I have no further info.
2021-10-08 14:16
2 replies
So what you’re saying is that Thorin was saved by HLTV
2021-10-08 16:14
That's interesting. #91 has a good guess of what could be going on behind the scenes Ofc we can never be sure haha
2021-10-08 18:33
#91
device | 
Sweden unu_
My guess is since they're doing DOTA TI production over there atm. Cheaper to keep it there than to move both gear and personnel to Sweden afterwards. Luckily the community got their way in the end.
2021-10-08 14:29
2 replies
Aaaah that makes sense. Good take!
2021-10-08 18:32
i think thas why. bcs i cant think of any other reason why'd they consider doing it
2021-10-09 13:10
#225
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Serbia DjapeZ
PGL headquarters are in Bucharest
2021-10-23 20:40
1 reply
That's not my point #91 provides a reasonable explanation
2021-10-24 06:41
#78
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Germany X5ander
for me only the 99damage boyz !!!
2021-10-08 14:14
1 reply
#209
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Netherlands RC1XBET
oof I wish I paid attention to german classes in high school so i could watch 99dmg but i only know how to say hello
2021-10-09 15:37
Lets gooooooooooooo
2021-10-08 14:15
uhh yes, lets not ask why this time
2021-10-08 14:15
#83
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
WTF?? was this even under consideration? looks like pgl never run a major...
2021-10-08 14:22
3 replies
agh fuck I remembered wrong, cluj napoca was just held in romania, but not by pgl ignore
2021-10-08 14:32
2 replies
They hosted the major in krakow
2021-10-08 14:35
PGL hosted Kraków 2017
2021-10-08 14:35
#85
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Sweden PwnarN
YEAH MAN
2021-10-08 14:25
Nice!
2021-10-08 14:31
Great news and I’m sure the casters appreciate it too
2021-10-08 14:34
#97
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Poland xMBTx
Now we love PGL for what they were supposed to do from the very beginning
2021-10-08 14:37
Damn, respect PGL
2021-10-08 14:37
#99
device | 
Sweden unu_
Can't wait for Bardolph to go "You ready to make some noise in this biaaatch?"
2021-10-08 14:38
1 reply
hopefully :D
2021-10-08 16:11
Lezzz god Pgl saved the major
2021-10-08 14:46
Actually fucking saved Was gonna be the worst Major in CS history but now it could be one of the best
2021-10-08 14:48
#106
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Other tym2die55
MAJOR SAVED
2021-10-08 14:55
RIP Avicii we know why you died
2021-10-08 14:56
3 replies
why?
2021-10-08 15:12
1 reply
2021-10-08 15:17
yeah, he had an alcohol addiction and commited suicide
2021-10-08 15:54
GREAT
2021-10-08 14:57
LET'S GOOOOO, MAJOR SAVED
2021-10-08 14:57
LETS GOOO!
2021-10-08 14:57
#112
b1t | 
India Mr_UNX
Letssss fkinnnn gooooo
2021-10-08 14:58
I am glad they did this, good choice
2021-10-08 14:58
#114
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Singapore DryseN
sweden 0 case let's go my ticket
2021-10-08 15:00
Noice
2021-10-08 15:03
Please PGL i know you are kind enough to hear us. Please can you bring Freya :)
2021-10-08 15:12
1 reply
Freya busy with blast showdown
2021-10-08 16:20
Major = SAVED great decision!
2021-10-08 15:12
Poggers, great decision by PGL!
2021-10-08 15:13
#124
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Brazil diixon
LETS GOOOO POGGERS!!! AFTER ALMOST 2 YEARS WITHOUT A MAJOR, THIS IS INSANE AND CAN BE THE LEGENDARY MAJOR OF ALL TIME!!!!
2021-10-08 15:16
great choice
2021-10-08 15:16
#127
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Sweden Akoulad
Let's go
2021-10-08 15:17
#128
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Thats amazing
2021-10-08 15:19
Major has been saved
2021-10-08 15:19
#131
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Sweden Hasklon
thank god
2021-10-08 15:28
Good move, would be dumb to not have it this way.
2021-10-08 15:30
#135
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
LET'S GO
2021-10-08 15:33
Thank god they realised this is stupid as shit,wonder why they even wanted this in the first place
2021-10-08 15:35
1 reply
Money. 100%
2021-10-08 15:44
i am from romania. leave romania asap, corona is getting shit like schools
2021-10-08 15:36
7 replies
#210
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Netherlands RC1XBET
oof I'm going to romania for 6 months starting next February.... are most facilities still open? and how is the language barrier, do people speak good english or russian? if i may ask
2021-10-09 15:40
6 replies
there are now currently 13k cases, breaking the record of the cases from our country about language, english its ook. are u coming here to work or to study?
2021-10-09 16:24
5 replies
#213
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Netherlands RC1XBET
internship, traineeship, i don't know what it's called exactly. it's basically working at a company but you get paid almost no money but you earn education credits. i'm average level English and Russian speaker so I should get along quite easily in Romania?
2021-10-09 16:31
4 replies
yes, u should. in what city u come?
2021-10-09 16:33
3 replies
#215
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Netherlands RC1XBET
Cluj, they call it the silicon valley of Europe at my uni, is it true?
2021-10-09 16:37
2 replies
yes
2021-10-09 16:40
1 reply
#217
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Netherlands RC1XBET
thanks 4 the info <3
2021-10-09 16:42
+1 PGL car
2021-10-08 15:40
ez4 BEST MAJOR
2021-10-08 15:44
#141
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United States NABOT
borrraaa
2021-10-08 15:47
lets gooooo
2021-10-08 15:47
SAVED
2021-10-08 15:53
I asked myself why is it named after the dead DJ. Because normally Arena sells their name. They changed the name for free to fight depression. Good idea. And they made a cover for these name change: youtube.com/watch?v=2j-4wVkaIB8 So finally all viewers there are DJs and earn 32k per month.
2021-10-08 15:54
Good decision!
2021-10-08 16:10
wow finally
2021-10-08 16:11
Ok
2021-10-08 16:19
It will be best event in csgo history at least until the BLAST will organize major
2021-10-08 16:21
#157
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Poland morosek
Thank God
2021-10-08 16:22
#159
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Poland KrzyzaK__
YESSSSSSSS
2021-10-08 16:25
POG
2021-10-08 16:38
#162
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Sweden Zolity
HYPE
2021-10-08 17:02
#164
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Canada firtlast
>visa problems >overturned in a day rofl
2021-10-08 17:13
poggers
2021-10-08 17:28
THE GOOD ENDING :D
2021-10-08 17:30
WE DID IT BOYS!!!
2021-10-08 17:39
#169
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France Anthoine
that is so huge
2021-10-08 17:56
Glad that they listened. Yes they made a mistake, but the "pride" and sense of superiority of some of these pricks running gaming events and companies is unimaginable. In this case they listened. Hopefully the boots will be setup as in Krakow I think this is the best way. With the 2 teams facing each other down.
2021-10-08 18:03
thank you so will now let they be my DJ in Avicii arena??
2021-10-08 18:05
#172
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Portugal MTMhenrik
Nice! now we talkin
2021-10-08 18:13
lets goo
2021-10-08 18:22
lan cs with a big crowd, feels like it's been forever.
2021-10-08 18:23
2 replies
2 years is about 15% of the normal cs fan's whole life span so yeah it has been forever lul
2021-10-08 20:01
1 reply
I'm 28 but I've only been watching CSGO in earnest since 2018 so, yeah, feels like forever for me lol
2021-10-09 04:55
major saved.
2021-10-08 18:52
#saved
2021-10-08 19:30
#saved
2021-10-08 20:03
Only decision they could make. The joke is thinking they could do it remote in the first place.
2021-10-08 20:47
#187
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Italy Rynam
stickers when ?!
2021-10-08 20:48
#188
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Sweden piCt
Finally some good news! Well done PGL!
2021-10-08 20:53
Its gonna be awesome, cant wait
2021-10-08 21:11
PGL making csgo major at sweden and not moving anywhere And valve cant make dota TI in sweden kekw PGL > Valve
2021-10-08 21:11
1 reply
Sweden government said no to Valve iirc. They did not give Valve the exemption for TI.
2021-10-09 03:21
Great news!
2021-10-08 22:13
NICE!!
2021-10-08 22:19
NOW IT'S A REAL MAJOR!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-10-09 03:20
YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
2021-10-09 12:13
#201
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Czech Republic manik999
FUCK YEEAAA PROPER CS AGAIN IN 2021 FUCK COVID BULLSHITERY
2021-10-09 13:02
#220
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Germany Surcal___
Nice
2021-10-10 02:27
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