Coverage hub: PGL Major Stockholm

Catch up with everything happening at the Major through the coverage hub which includes previews, interviews, photos, and other updates from Stockholm.

Tournament links

- Challengers stage
- Legends and Champions stage
- Viewer's guide
- Fantasy game: Legends Stage


Day 12 (Grand final)

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s1mple: "I tried to imagine us losing, and it was so terrible that I wanted to win even more"

Day 11 (Semi-finals)

- Denmark sjuush: "We knew that we could play well on LAN, we just had to show everyone that we could"
- Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo: "I've lost so many games like this, especially on Inferno, so winning this one is something special"

Day 10 (Quarter-finals)

- Ukraine s1mple: "We just warmed up before the next game on the stage"
- Kazakhstan Hobbit: "Everyone's talking about NAVI winning this Major, but things don't always work like that"

Day 9 (Quarter-finals)

- Bosnia and Herzegovina huNter-: "I'll remember this day for my whole life"
- Denmark TeSeS: "We always believed that we would make it in the end"

Day 8

- Denmark device: "We believe that we can go all the way, but it's going to require that we step up"
- France shox: "I'm really proud of the rookies, that they fought against the fear"
- Kazakhstan Qikert: "I literally don't know how we did it, but we did it"

Day 7

- Denmark refrezh: "The results now show that we are the best team in Denmark"
- Russia nafany: "We will be without any stress now"
- Brazil KSCERATO: "It means a lot for us [to go to the playoffs] because we work a lot"
- Norway rain: "We've just gotta keep our calm when we play, our communication is a little bit stressed in certain situations"

Day 6

- Russia Boombl4: "It's the best year for NAVI, but we don't want to stop, we just want more"
- France apEX: "I told ZywOo, if he's not there we're not going to qualify"
- Slovakia frozen: "I'm super proud that we kept our heads high again"
- Bosnia and Herzegovina huNter-: "We knew that we are capable of doing big things, especially on LAN"
- Kazakhstan Hobbit: "I need to step up, stay calm, be patient and cheer my guys on"
- Sweden Xizt: "I haven't really had [crazy] teammates like that before"
- Denmark HooXi: "[Confident about making it to playoffs?] I've been since we came here"
- Brazil arT on being last Brazilian team at Major: "There's a lot of pressure and responsibility"

Day 5

- United States EliGE: "There's still a bit of a disconnect between us in the game [...] that's our big challenge to be able to win
- Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo: "NAVI is just one step ahead of everyone; all the other teams are very beatable"
- Australia dexter: "I feel like we've improved going into the Legends Stage"

Day 4

- Denmark cadiaN: "I hate it when people feel like they're too good to celebrate"
- China TYLOO: "We're going to try and stay in Europe"
- France ZywOo downplays rivalry with s1mple: "I just play my game, I don't care about others"

Day 3
- Spain alex: "This feels real now, we're playing a Major, so there's more pressure"
- Russia hooch: "We're still a young team which doesn't understand their full power yet"

Day 2
- Denmark roeJ: "Whatever happens now, we can be nothing but proud of what we have accomplished"
- Denmark karrigan: "We could be a dark horse to go deep in this tournament"
- Denmark Snappi: "It's positive that we're playing poorly and still winning"
- Latvia YEKINDAR on FaZe match-up: "broky is my friend, but tomorrow he's my enemy"

Day 1
- Denmark stavn: "Flames have surprised a lot, but I think we'd beat them if we faced them"
- Canada Twistzz: "I'm really happy with the boys, especially karrigan"
- Ukraine sdy: "I expected us to do better, but we're making progress game by game"


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Photos: Arena fills up for semi-finals

- Photos: Major playoffs heating up
- First shots from Avicii Arena
- Cheers and tears as Legends Stage nears end
- Emotions run high on second day of Legends Stage
- Happiness and heartbreak following first day of Legends Stage matches
- Legends teams arrive at PGL Major
- Final Challenger teams elated after securing top 16
-, ENCE celebrate after securing Legends Stage
- Players take to shared stage area on day two in Stockholm
- First day of PGL Major Challengers Stage


- ZywOo gets an AWP ace against Entropiq
- Clean 1v3 Deagle clutch from refrezh
- apEX 1v3s to keep Entropiq off map point
- Jame traps MOUZ with 1v5 clutch
- nicoodoz gets an ACE against Heroic
- EliGe clutches 1v4 to ace FaZe
- yuurih clutches 1v4 against Entropiq
- NiKo takes down five against Entropiq
- frozen gets an ace against BIG
- hardzao clutches 1v4 against


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Coaches warned against cheering on players at Major

- Biggest takeaways from lineups submitted for PGL Major
- Buchholz seeding to be used in PGL Major Swiss stages
- Russia replace SANJI with FL1T for PGL Major
- Sweden Heroic add Xizt as temporary coach for PGL Major Stockholm
- United States adreN to miss PGL Major Stockholm
- Denmark gla1ve returns for PGL Major Stockholm; Bubzkji out

Feature articles and other hype content

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PGL Major Stockholm preview: Legends

- Spain Movistar Riders turned anxiety into joy to make history for Spain
- PGL Major Stockholm preview: Challengers
- PGL Major Stockholm in numbers
- PGL Major Stockholm preview: Contenders
- Denmark device's first six months in NIP
- Brazil Bringing Brazil to the Major: How 21 players fought their way to the biggest stage
- Video: Best memories from the first 15 Majors
- The final guard: Five legacy Major players left standing
- Denmark Astralis at the Stockholm Major: Last hurrah, or new dynasty?
- The Majors in photos: From DreamHack Winter 2013 to StarLadder Berlin 2019
- Australia Renegades: "Everyone is living and breathing CS right now"
- From Berlin to Stockholm - What has changed?
- Russia Entropiq: "Our goal is to reach the playoffs and show ourselves to the world"

HLTV Confirmed

- Live from Stockholm with YEKINDAR
- Live from Stockholm with Copenhagen Flames & hooch
- PGL Major preview with moses
- PGL Major teams overview with GODSENT's TACO

October 18:

The wait is nearly over. We're just over a week away from the kick-off of PGL Major Stockholm, the biggest tournament to take place since the pandemic began, the first played in front of a large crowd in almost two years, and arguably the most prestigious ever in CS:GO, offering a record-breaking $2 million prize pool.

Before we get there, we've got a healthy leadup in the calendar to get ready. With eight days to go, we have a great opportunity to hype up the quickly approaching spectacle with a variety of content pieces we have prepared before the Stockholm event rolls around with the first stage on October 26.

The coverage hub returns in time for the first Major in two years

Every day for the next eight days, we'll roll out our pre-Major content about Majors themselves and the players and teams in attendance, totaling over 15 feature articles, interviews, and previews.

This is where we begin our Major countdown.

As our first piece, the hub will be your guide through our extensive coverage of PGL Major Stockholm, a place where you can return to find the latest that we have released in preparation for and during the tournament — from our pre-Major content to Swiss stage and playoffs matchup draws, match reports, galleries, stats, and result pages when the event starts.

Just over the next few days, you can look forward to interviews with Entropiq and Renegades, a look back at just how much has changed since the last Major in Berlin took place over two years ago, and a piece in which we flip through some of the best captures from our humongous photo album from each and every one of the past 15 Majors.

And there's plenty more to look forward to after that, including features about Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's time at NIP so far, Natus Vincere's hopes of clinching their first Major, and more.

Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
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Maps played:
2021-10-18 19:08
6 replies
Lets go
2021-10-18 19:09
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2021-10-18 19:15
4 replies
im so excited lets fucking gooooooooooooooo
2021-10-20 11:24
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North America wizQ
Man. Two years I’m fucking stoked af! Letssss gooooooooooooooo
2021-10-20 16:48
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even as an OG fan i ca't wait to see! LESSSGOOOOOOOOOO !!!
2021-10-29 11:06
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I miss them:( imagine the stickers
2021-10-31 10:01
les go
2021-10-18 19:09
1 reply
Wait.. why was malek not warned/banned?!!! He screamed + clapped behind players. Twofaced volvo 🙄🙄🤡
2021-11-05 18:30
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Brazil sant0sl
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2021-10-20 11:24
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Poland LukasX
2021-10-18 19:09
Netherlands Sem0733
2021-10-18 19:09
2021-10-18 19:09
stickers where tho
2021-10-18 19:09
12 replies
no player signature stickers this major
2021-10-18 19:10
9 replies
but players did submit their signatures, did valve want them for fun?
2021-10-18 19:14
3 replies
last I read a bunch were never asked, we'll see I guess. hopefully. Really want that Bubzkji stic- oh wait.
2021-10-18 19:21
1 reply
2021-10-18 19:30
Last major valve released stickers 3 days before and look at mopoz twitter
2021-10-20 11:49
Peru tosta
yes there will be, pgl was just too busy with TI so they asked for them later than usual
2021-10-18 19:19
3 replies
source? thank god for that...
2021-10-18 19:22
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Peru tosta also jame asking for sticker suggestions in his vk page:
2021-10-18 19:26
1 reply
thanks - James are all stupid imo, but good to see its happening.
2021-10-18 19:36
Panama GicuGicu
this is a lie
2021-10-18 19:32
i think they are tomorrow (20th of Oct)
2021-10-19 14:50
Denmark nebpyhita
Players signature stickers are just for who reaches playoffs
2021-11-01 10:43
Europe Kephea
2021-10-18 19:09
1 reply
let's not
2021-10-23 04:04
2021-10-18 19:09
navi #navination RIP flamie . power to navi
2021-10-18 19:09
thanks striker
2021-10-18 19:09
Ukraine VoidWave
2021-10-18 19:09
nice trophy will fit in faze's cabinet
2021-10-18 19:09
1 reply
Yeah, except that this trophy is already in Gambit's cabinet since 2017
2021-10-20 11:30
Chile 1cristiaan
2021-10-18 19:10
Sweden PwnarN
yes man
2021-10-18 19:10
Spain Nepomu
8 days let’s gooo
2021-10-18 19:10
1 reply
only 3 !!!
2021-10-23 22:24
its hard to believe that its a little over a week away...
2021-10-18 19:10
Brazil YUB8
it's about that time
2021-10-18 19:10
Hong Kong sti11fac
2021-10-18 19:10
POGGGERS waiting for gambit interview
2021-10-18 19:11
Poland Amirek
lets go ence
2021-10-18 19:11
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Romania sikos5
what about prizepool
2021-10-18 19:11
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2 million
2021-10-18 19:12
2 million. "and arguably the most prestigious ever in CS:GO, offering a record-breaking $2 million prize pool."
2021-10-18 19:13
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B1T | 
Romania sikos5
nah, about how money will spread through teams alsooo, 2millions very bad, dota2 40m
2021-10-18 19:15
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"alsooo, 2millions very bad, dota2 40m" You cant compare Dota and CSGO lol. Dota adds money from random people like you and me, CSGO does not do that. "The initial prize pool of the tournament is $1,600,000 USD. An additional 25% of all Battle Pass sales are added to the total prize pool." lol I believe the winners get 750.000 dollars from PGL Stockholm. But, we have to wait and see.
2021-10-18 19:18
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Romania sikos5
yes, that's about what i was talking. such a greed game
2021-10-18 19:27
2 replies
Greed game? Elaborate please.
2021-10-18 19:32
1 reply
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Romania sikos5
cant elaborate for a non brain hltv user. 0/8
2021-10-18 19:36
World juize
"CSGO does not do that" they do actually with stickers. top teams get millions from stickers
2021-10-19 08:52
13 replies
Still nothing compared with Dota. Look at The International. The original prize pool is only 1.6 million and after adding 25% of the profit from battle passes it was 40 million lol. Imagine if a CS major had like 10-15 million as prize pool if they added money from *insert thing players can buy*, would be hyped AF.
2021-10-19 10:41
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World juize
"Still nothing compared with Dota" no, its not nothing. its most likely quite comparable. tens of millions from stickers given to teams overall. the problem is that money from stickers are not public, so >90% of viewers dont know about this and no hype created.
2021-10-19 11:28
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"tens of millions from stickers given to teams overall." I doubt its tens of millions. 80% of the people buy the sticker capsules when they are on sale lol.
2021-10-19 12:18
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World juize
forze ex coach just said that every major team get 1mil from stickers. Spunj, Pimp also have said that top teams get millions from stickers. So its tens of millions overall for all teams.
2021-10-19 12:34
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1-10 million is still nothing compared with TI. Winner of TI got 18.2 MILLION dollars. The team that finished last in TI got 100.000, which is insane since the teams that finished 17th-24th at the last CSGO major in 2019 got nothing lol.
2021-10-19 13:39
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World juize
if every team gets 1mil from stickers its 24mil at least +2 mil prize pool. its less than TI prizepool but its far from "nothing". its quite comparable amounts. sticker money are distributed much more evenly than ti prize pool thats the difference. but its necessary not a bad thing.
2021-10-19 14:44
7 replies
There is no way that every team get 1 mil lmao
2021-10-31 04:54
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World juize
any source for this or just your fantasies?
2021-10-31 10:25
5 replies
You’re the one with fantasies lmao where is your source about every team getting 1mil in stickers?
2021-11-01 04:15
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World juize
i said my sourced in the previous comments dummy. Are you blind or just cant read?
2021-11-01 09:55
3 replies
“Forze ex coach said” is this your source? Lmao that’s not a source buddy
2021-11-01 19:07
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World juize
buddy multiple sources said that not just one coach. Zeus just said on the stream that on previous major each player got $200k from stickers which means $1mil per team
2021-11-07 16:40
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That's not how sources works mate, you have to link them. Not just said, "x person said"
2021-11-09 01:25
actually the champs get about 1mil, not 750k
2021-10-28 08:26
2 replies
"I believe". I typed this before they announced how they would split up the money.
2021-10-28 15:27
1 reply
forgot about that heh
2021-10-28 16:19
Brazil lel3k
2021-10-18 19:12
Finland Doto_top1
2021-10-18 19:12
I am so hyped! Finally a major!
2021-10-18 19:12
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Poland Roxin
2021-10-18 19:13
thanks hltv
2021-10-18 19:13
2021-10-18 19:13
Ty, Striker
2021-10-18 19:13
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2021-10-18 19:14
is it time already? damn that coverage hub thread already makes me happy
2021-10-18 19:15
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Poland GromoGG
2021-10-18 19:18
Poland sznycel901
2021-10-18 19:18
EZ fifth Major for Device to confirm himself the GOAT status while R EZ gets his MVP. Ninjas to strike!
2021-10-18 19:18
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Poland sznycel901
2021-10-18 20:34
3 replies
2021-10-18 20:46
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Poland sznycel901
mad bc im speaking facts?
2021-10-18 20:50
1 reply
Mad bc still salty?
2021-10-18 20:52
dont care, we want stickers
2021-10-18 19:19
1 reply
Not hltv things :/
2021-10-20 17:41
2021-10-18 19:22
ez 4 Riders
2021-10-18 19:27
Hungary Benccce
Great to see! :) HYPE
2021-10-18 19:30
very nice
2021-10-18 19:30
Hype is real
2021-10-18 19:30
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Romania SplaXie^
2021-10-18 19:33
Estonia E$t0
2021-10-18 19:34
cant wait!
2021-10-18 19:36
Ezzz for navi and goat S1mple.
2021-10-18 19:39
15 feature articles? i can't wait to check em out thanks HLTV mens :)
2021-10-18 19:40
Europe b7ack0ut
2021-10-18 19:41
Greece RedWinter
ez for godsent
2021-10-18 19:41
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Canada fedezera
2021-10-18 19:50
Azerbaijan Talley
lets get started!
2021-10-18 19:53
my peepee grow big from this news
2021-10-18 19:53
3 replies
Sweden sn1pie
2021-10-18 20:33
2 replies
Striker <3
2021-10-18 21:32
Haha striker the best
2021-10-20 17:41
Germany frankturv
2021-10-18 19:55
0/3 pain lets gooo
2021-10-18 20:05
Canada AyyyJayyy
2021-10-18 20:07
les go!
2021-10-18 20:18
Congratz zywoo
2021-10-18 20:22
1 reply
Wierd way to write device
2021-10-18 20:55
2021-10-18 20:24
So excited!
2021-10-18 20:26
The biggest event in over 2 years in barely a week apart and we still don't have stickers :/
2021-10-18 20:28
good but where pick em
2021-10-18 20:30
Yoooo, let's frickin' go!!! Would love Astralis to win another xD But to be honest, I hope Navi wins this one. I don't think they'd get a better opportunity than this one.
2021-10-18 20:35
Lezzzz go I wanna see perfecto tears Can't fucking wait
2021-10-18 20:55
3 replies
tears of joy or sadness?
2021-10-18 21:08
2 replies
Sadness cause he'll choke on the crowd
2021-10-18 21:29
1 reply
2021-10-18 21:39
Turkey shadjeh
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Other Zafander
2021-10-19 00:33
Asia M@GNU5
2021-10-19 08:07
new content every day)) hltv putting in the work again)
2021-10-19 17:23
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Poland SebL
It's coming, I really like HLTV format, I feel like the site is heading into the right direction. Keep it up boys :)
2021-10-19 18:43
Switzerland nierg
2021-10-20 11:22
Ukraine Sla1ter
2021-10-20 11:23
Hltv doing its best to create hype for the major.
2021-10-20 11:25
No bub 🤮
2021-10-20 12:27
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Brazil diixon
2021-10-20 13:00
nice as always.
2021-10-20 13:26
Estonia nordjoker
Can't wait!!!
2021-10-20 16:53
Pro CS in 2021 KEKW
2021-10-20 17:34
China spider_ss
ez 4 navi
2021-10-21 04:05
Gonna have to invert my sleep schedule so I can actually watch the games...
2021-10-21 18:00
where will it be streamed ?
2021-10-21 19:58
North America soduk_db
Let's Go Brandon!
2021-10-23 03:48
Ence going for grand final. Mark my words
2021-10-23 11:53
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is hltv going to be at stockholm? answer pls
2021-10-23 13:57
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Turkey berkovic
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Finland AliSabid
2021-10-27 22:43
No player CAMs or live camera from the matches? Doesnt feel like a major tbh, just like any other online tournament.
2021-10-27 23:25
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Ukraine xXBurner
No need cameras in front of face. i think it's frustrating have this camera in your face while you are playing important event.
2021-10-27 23:45
1 reply
but they have it in their face anyway. PGL isn't able to show them but China can
2021-10-28 11:43
at this point tyloo can make it through and ill still put eg as my 0-3 pick
2021-10-28 00:49
Serious and important question. Are they serving alcohole at the major? Can't find any info.
2021-10-28 23:58
Why is alex interview not listed?
2021-10-29 00:42
1 reply
Not updated yet? They update it along the way
2021-10-29 00:43
Too much News, Too little time.
2021-10-29 00:52
Italy Skye620
Worst major ever
2021-10-29 01:47
1 reply
why though?
2021-11-02 11:07
it isn't even started yet lol
2021-10-29 11:32
oooo, let's frickin' go!!! Would love Astralis to win another xD But to be honest, I hope Navi wins this one. I don't think they'd get a better opportunity than this one.
2021-10-29 21:15
2021-10-31 04:10
I see nip-navi in the final
2021-10-31 05:52
1 reply
The group final yes
2021-10-31 09:00
Mouz -acor G2 -jackz. Liquid-fallen-grim +czxi+X0tic EG-stain -cerq. Furia-drop+coldzera NIP-LNZ+magixx(astralis) spirt-magixxx +Travis
2021-10-31 21:09
Here's an idea for the admins: add a 'pinned newspost' feature so that articles like this are always on top when a tournament is ongoing.
2021-11-01 09:50
1 reply
They have that in a form of a coverage hub which also links to this article
2021-11-01 10:06
Turkey berkovic
2021-11-01 11:27
lets goo nip
2021-11-02 19:36
Craziest Major Photo lmao BTW will there be a pre-show before 16:30?
2021-11-04 13:21
Worst organization ever! audio is TRASH
2021-11-04 18:17
Asia pyromania
g2 tha best
2021-11-05 19:17
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