Photos: Players take to shared stage area on day two in Stockholm

Take a look at some of the photos captured by HLTV.org's photographers in Sweden on the second day of the Challengers Stage.

PGL Major Stockholm's second day of the Challenger Stage saw teams playing on the main stream move out of their practice rooms and take to the shared stage area, where Josip "brcho" Brtan and Radoslaw "MAKKU" Makuch were able to capture the emotions of players as they looked to advance to the Legends Stage, or fought to stave off elimination.

The pair photographed moments of FaZe's match against Virtus.pro, where Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken can be seen celebrating the win which secured the team a spot in the top 16, as well as Astralis fending off GODSENT in their first elimination matchup. More pictures were also added to the gallery for players who are finally receiving their MVP and Top 20 medals, including Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool receiving his badges for being the seventh best player of 2020, and tenth of 2019.

You can check out the complete gallery from the second day here.

Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1018
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
#1
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Serbia XD___
ez 3-0 and 0-3
2021-10-27 21:29
cool
2021-10-27 21:29
Dang those are some great shots. Didn't realise how much I had been missing official HLTV photos
2021-10-27 21:29
10 replies
Too bad they deleted comments
2021-10-27 21:30
8 replies
ofc when 160kg kids write how "ugly" everyone is
2021-10-27 21:34
I mean there wasn't any useful purpose to them either Plus many of them had super offensive comments, especially the female pros ones.
2021-10-27 21:35
4 replies
But stuff like the OK guy was fun(((((((
2021-10-27 21:38
3 replies
Ok guy?
2021-10-28 09:59
2 replies
hltv.org/gallery/view/17527 There used to be hundreds of comments that were just “ok”
2021-10-28 15:02
1 reply
Ok
2021-10-28 15:15
+1
2021-10-27 21:37
+1
2021-10-28 00:39
Definitely
2021-10-28 07:35
nice magisk without beard tho neads some gym time
2021-10-27 21:30
5 replies
he is not without a beard he has his beard full of pimples 8)
2021-10-27 22:19
2 replies
prolly
2021-10-27 23:14
Lmao
2021-10-28 00:39
They all do, I have never seen the Astralis guys out of shape like that...
2021-10-28 09:03
1 reply
online era hit them hard in and out of game
2021-10-28 12:20
nice ropz 2x major mvp confirmed judging by the last photo
2021-10-27 21:31
Olof <3
2021-10-27 21:33
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Denmark twinseN
Dupreeh looks kinda creepy on the last :)
2021-10-27 21:34
1 reply
lol
2021-10-28 04:46
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Czech Republic Guczy
1
2021-10-27 21:35
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North America minte
where CPH photos((
2021-10-27 21:36
We want players cam PGL!!!
2021-10-27 21:38
2 replies
+1
2021-10-28 00:39
Only in China
2021-10-28 04:22
Astralis is love
2021-10-27 21:37
Enable players cam ffs
2021-10-27 21:43
1 reply
+1
2021-10-28 00:39
Beautiful
2021-10-27 21:46
Why is the Tyloo photo so blurred xD
2021-10-27 22:01
1 reply
hltv racist confirmed
2021-10-28 10:12
ENABLE PLAYERS CAM ...
2021-10-27 22:04
Lmao, and we don't get to see any of this on stream. Pretty sad that the major got less planning then a 500k tourny.
2021-10-27 22:09
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Asia aref81
fact: cph didnt go to the studio once
2021-10-27 22:14
9 replies
#23
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Albania Zhurma
really?
2021-10-27 22:15
8 replies
#27
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Asia aref81
really
2021-10-27 22:26
7 replies
#28
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Albania Zhurma
kinda unfair huh
2021-10-27 22:26
6 replies
#30
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Asia aref81
sad part is that it will happen for some teams at the legend stage too...some teams can qualify to the arena from their beautiful rooms
2021-10-27 22:31
5 replies
could you explain why?
2021-10-27 23:17
3 replies
only mainstream games will play at the stage if I'm not wrong
2021-10-28 00:57
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Asia aref81
Because there are not enough setups in pgl studio for all the teams to play there...today cph flames qualified from their hotel rooms but faze played in the studio. Maybe pgl will solve the problem but for now this is what it is
2021-10-28 07:04
1 reply
oh dang it... i hope they can enable players cam for all team first, even when some team on their hotel rooms
2021-10-28 20:11
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Albania Zhurma
why is this tf
2021-10-27 23:21
#24
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United Kingdom Socks!
cant wait for legends stage pictures so i can simp more on misutaaa
2021-10-27 22:15
Quality pictures nice
2021-10-27 22:18
Whats a point of last picture? It's like coldzera will show his top1 medals while being destroyed 16-0...
2021-10-27 22:29
4 replies
#31
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Czech Republic Ventraks
flex
2021-10-27 22:32
#32
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Ukraine rozhok
I think it's ropz finally get his medals for 19 and 20 years. HLTV handed them directly to him instead of sending by post.
2021-10-27 23:12
1 reply
+1
2021-10-28 00:10
lmaooo
2021-10-28 01:37
Slowly pic KEKW
2021-10-28 00:38
Astralis guys smiling :D let’s go
2021-10-28 00:53
Ive been pretty lenient with PGL but cmon how does the Chinese stream have player cams and reactions but main stream doesnt? :( Hope they fix by day 3
2021-10-28 01:44
twistzz hair is sad
2021-10-28 03:36
3 replies
+1 He looks like an old creepy witch
2021-10-28 07:47
2 replies
yeah but his spells are unmatch
2021-10-28 09:10
1 reply
Even Gerald of Rieves couldnt do anything against him
2021-10-28 09:57
#47
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Canada Poulex
Can someone tell me why we dont have any player cams or live shots of the stage ?
2021-10-28 03:51
Lmao and still no playercams and reaction audios
2021-10-28 03:59
1 reply
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Slovakia Daev0n
How can you have reaction audio when the casters are in Romania and players in Sweden? Or do you want to record all of the players, revealing all their tactics to the public?
2021-10-28 11:53
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Belgium FLNX
What is ropz holding?
2021-10-28 04:19
2 replies
#55
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Europe JohnMurphy
his medals for making it into hltv's top 20
2021-10-28 07:10
1 reply
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Belgium FLNX
thx
2021-10-30 04:22
hey we just need players face cam can u do that mister pgl
2021-10-28 04:35
#54
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Europe JohnMurphy
So close to monitors, blind in 10 years
2021-10-28 07:09
FaZe are beasts !!!!!!
2021-10-28 11:57
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