YEKINDAR and es3tag captain teams in PGL Major All-Star game

Team Smoke and Team Flash will compete for bragging rights.

PGL has announced the participants for the showmatch taking place ahead of the grand finals. Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen and Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis were chosen to captain and draft their own squads from the pool of available players still in Antwerp, and Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward and James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks will stand behind the players in the coaching position.

The best-of-one match will take place at 18:00 and will be played at the Antwerps Sportpaleis. The map on which the game will be played has not been announced.

Team Smoke will take on Team Flash ahead of the grand final

Team Smoke, captained by Ninjas in Pyjamas's own es3tag and coached by Frankie were granted the first pick and quickly snatched one of the tournament's standout performers, Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi. Alongside him, Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard and Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer were also selected, giving the team some needed youth and experience before rounding out their squad with René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen.

Team Flash's representatives YEKINDAR and BanKs responded by drafting Nico "⁠nicoodoz⁠" Tamjidi and Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi in an attempt to inject some FPL energy into their squad. Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov and Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken were the next selections, but due to FaZe's run to the final, the Canadian was replaced by Flash's first sub, Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali.

The teams have been drafted, and with trash talk already flowing on social media, the show match is set to kickstart the last day of 2022's first Major.

Team Smoke will line up as:

Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen
Israel Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi
Denmark Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard
Denmark Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer
Denmark René "⁠TeSeS⁠" Madsen

United Kingdom Frankie "⁠Frankie⁠" Ward (coach)

Team Flash will be:

Latvia Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis
Denmark Nico "⁠nicoodoz⁠" Tamjidi
Switzerland Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi
Russia Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov
Denmark Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali

United Kingdom James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks (coach)

Denmark Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
708
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1302
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Switzerland Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
353
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.74
Denmark Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Jakob 'jabbi' Nygaard
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
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Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
423
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
United Kingdom Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
812
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Russia Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1349
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1561
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
#1
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Brazil MIBR_IS_BAD
smoke >
2022-05-22 13:36
1 reply
4 danes v 2 danes
2022-05-22 13:56
#2
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Lithuania SH4NKER
ez 4 yekindar
2022-05-22 13:36
what map though
2022-05-22 13:36
3 replies
New Tuscan
2022-05-22 13:52
2 replies
poggers
2022-05-22 14:12
I BELIEVE. TUSCAN PLEASE MR PGL
2022-05-22 15:14
EZ 4 Yekindar
2022-05-22 13:36
Ez for Smoke
2022-05-22 13:37
#6
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India Wise_Indian
Ez 4 YEKINDAR.
2022-05-22 13:37
Nice
2022-05-22 13:37
#8
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Europe Archasi
flash >
2022-05-22 13:37
Boooring
2022-05-22 13:37
2 replies
Boring? It will literally be th opposite with silver starts, smoke pushes, no scopes and zeus kills. Its fuck jokes
2022-05-22 13:38
1 reply
Yeah just like regular fpl match..
2022-05-22 15:44
Tuscan pls
2022-05-22 13:39
should be fun
2022-05-22 13:41
#13
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Denmark Rubix__
tuscan
2022-05-22 13:41
#14
 | 
Poland paputekk
yekindar again? Goddamn invite some old cs legends that don't play on the big stage anymore, it's boring as hell
2022-05-22 13:41
#15
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Russia Soawii
please do tuscan
2022-05-22 13:43
awful showmatch. with the legends attending this major, both as players and in the audience, there was a real opportunity for something special, but noooo.. PGL strikes again
2022-05-22 13:43
6 replies
im sure they asked, they probably didnt wanna
2022-05-22 13:45
Well it's not a showmatch, its an "ALL-STAR GAME"
2022-05-22 14:00
4 replies
"PGL has announced the participants for the showmatch taking place ahead of the grand finals." It is literally a showmatch
2022-05-22 14:04
1 reply
It's not a normal showmatch but a ALL-STAR showmatch "YEKINDAR AND ES3TAG CAPTAIN TEAMS IN PGL MAJOR ALL-STAR GAME"
2022-05-22 14:10
Where are the all stars anyway ? xD
2022-05-22 14:11
1 reply
#90
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France Sleezaille
Already flew back home
2022-05-22 14:48
boring to only pick proper players, last major's showmatch was better with GtR and co.
2022-05-22 13:44
1 reply
I agree!
2022-05-22 15:23
Frankie coaching lmfao
2022-05-22 13:45
team smoke is g2 and c9. ha ha ha ha ha ha!.
2022-05-22 13:45
Please de_seaside
2022-05-22 13:46
Tuscan plssss
2022-05-22 13:47
3 replies
#25
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Is the map even ready yet?
2022-05-22 13:49
2 replies
Yes
2022-05-22 13:53
#49
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Chad kdorek
Current release is being tested in Mapcore and it's 95% according to the maker
2022-05-22 14:02
es3tag IGL let's go, he does every role!
2022-05-22 13:49
is es3tag half american or smth? never heard a dane speak english that well
2022-05-22 13:50
3 replies
Yep, he is. He confirmed this in a BLAST podcast with Launders and Scrawny.
2022-05-22 13:55
1 reply
the hope of NA CS
2022-05-22 14:07
british or american i forgot
2022-05-22 14:02
No arT no showmatch
2022-05-22 13:50
#29
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Latvia Licha_
so easy for flash
2022-05-22 13:51
i thought they gonna go for french vs brazil lengends showmatch .. zywoo apex kennys le tank etc vs fallen fer etc .. just for the crowd
2022-05-22 13:51
2 replies
Would be fun in Rio.
2022-05-22 15:15
Imagine LG vs Liquid on mirage Or FaZe vs C9 on inferno 😂
2022-05-22 16:37
>"ALL-STAR GAME" >these lineups choose one
2022-05-22 13:54
5 replies
true, david pastrnak deserved a spot
2022-05-22 13:59
2 replies
+1
2022-05-22 14:00
david pakman deserves a spot fo sho
2022-05-22 14:14
ikr .i read title expecting all star line ups, ended up with huge disappointment .Yekindar and spinx might be in all star team, but about rest, not sure about that.
2022-05-22 14:03
1 reply
i mean.. there are good fraggers besides yekindar and spinx like rigon, tesses and patsi but these players are barely stars of their lineups, the rest is not even close to stars
2022-05-22 14:17
#34
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Latvia 4swen4
Looks like another faceit game, could do something more entertaining, some oldschools heatons and stuff,
2022-05-22 13:55
Spinx is polygot, he can speak Danish in Denmark national team
2022-05-22 13:55
frankie goat coach
2022-05-22 13:55
lots of diversity with all the danes
2022-05-22 13:56
#39
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Latvia YungPan666
oh, so this the new team yekindar was talking about
2022-05-22 13:56
Boring asf
2022-05-22 13:56
1 reply
They haven't even started, so of course it's boring 🙄
2022-05-22 14:48
Nice balanced teams :D
2022-05-22 13:59
#48
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Irrelevant showmatch, not even interesting teams
2022-05-22 14:01
2 replies
You just stated the blatantly obvious. A showmatch is, as the name implies, not important.
2022-05-22 14:50
1 reply
Yes but not only that, it's boring just to see 5 random pros Vs 5 others, I want some creativity at least, just like last major, where they let gtr draft a team of legends
2022-05-22 16:38
#50
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Poland Gulaash
when will it start? is it available on gg.bet?
2022-05-22 14:02
3 replies
Bruh why would u bet showmatch lmaoo
2022-05-22 14:05
2 replies
#62
 | 
Poland Gulaash
i dont like frankie... all in team flash
2022-05-22 14:11
1 reply
+1
2022-05-22 16:42
Ez 4 Team Smoke!
2022-05-22 14:05
Who wants to make Team Molotov with me?
2022-05-22 14:05
trashtalk 'IN THE LOSER BAG' lmao
2022-05-22 14:07
I miss kennyS
2022-05-22 14:08
#60
 | 
Sweden flippig
why not let frankie and banks play atleast?? boring asf
2022-05-22 14:10
#63
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Frankie best coach ever
2022-05-22 14:12
#65
 | 
France poulpup
how is picking all this danish players from such few teams going to make this showmatch better than if they picked the real "star players" from all the teams ?
2022-05-22 14:13
1 reply
Maybe most other players aren't there anymore, you know usually sports people leave once knocked out
2022-05-22 14:18
#67
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CIS 2ocean
6 danes out of 10 players lmao, sick showmatch
2022-05-22 14:15
#68
 | 
Denmark _Caesar_
this is so danish lmao
2022-05-22 14:15
should have choose niko and zywoo for captain instead not this some ????
2022-05-22 14:15
1 reply
They already flew home bud
2022-05-22 14:17
NO SPUNJ :(
2022-05-22 14:16
#73
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Sweden frizzahh
Frankie as coach have mercy
2022-05-22 14:18
team smoke is gunna smoke em
2022-05-22 14:19
Yekindar pog fire power
2022-05-22 14:24
#78
Jame | 
France masnoi
no homeland hero???
2022-05-22 14:25
#79
DaDte | 
Russia bult0
Spinx among danes
2022-05-22 14:28
i would have wished for more legendary players of the past.
2022-05-22 14:29
1 reply
#82
 | 
United States snakedrake
+1
2022-05-22 14:30
#81
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United States snakedrake
L showmatch
2022-05-22 14:29
i saw yekindar on fromt and thought he joined G2/OG :(
2022-05-22 14:35
Again isralie propaganda? Poor people.
2022-05-22 14:37
#86
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Switzerland nierg
es3tag tryharding with the danes +spinx xD
2022-05-22 14:41
EZ FOR QUEEN FRANKIE'S STRATS!
2022-05-22 14:42
lame showmatch
2022-05-22 14:47
Should be boring as fuck
2022-05-22 14:47
#93
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Portugal ZePagode
more like 0-star game
2022-05-22 14:51
Why do many Danish players? Boring "all star" match
2022-05-22 14:53
2 replies
Because others all flew home, because IEM Dallas is slightly more important than a show match
2022-05-22 15:59
1 reply
Then do a showmatch with no active pro players if you have issues to keep them there.
2022-05-22 16:03
Flash looks hot imo
2022-05-22 14:58
>allstar game >Heroic vs Falmes >Literally Vita/Lulquid/imperial/C9/G2/PennyS just needed to be paid 3 extra days to break viewership records again
2022-05-22 15:02
1 reply
Yeah, only thing these teams need right now is to bomb out of IEM Dallas because they stayed for 3 extra days for a show match
2022-05-22 16:00
cadian should be captain of team flash
2022-05-22 15:01
Imagine having frankie as coach. "Ok, go shoot guys".
2022-05-22 15:02
Tuscan Pls
2022-05-22 15:04
next time please add some flavour to it... like a bit of get_right, edward, n0thing, markeloff, trace, cogu, f0rest, pashalulz, neo, taz? look us in the eyes and make us feel something :( #sadness AT LEAST PLAY TUSCAN GODPLEASE
2022-05-22 15:13
#103
NEO | 
Guatemala izquse
Put more danish here
2022-05-22 15:18
tuscan incoming source:trust me bro.
2022-05-22 15:21
Souvenirs will be available for this match yeah?
2022-05-22 15:24
#107
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Brazil b_ugalu
oh these guys gave up so much hype not inviting liminha/bt0
2022-05-22 15:27
#110
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United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
denmark showmatch i sleep
2022-05-22 15:46
#114
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Nice
2022-05-22 16:14
Danes vs danes
2022-05-22 16:16
All these people begging for Tuscan will be disappointed soon. It looks good now but it was never a good map, just like Season.
2022-05-22 16:18
Es3tag taking more money bags , oh my god
2022-05-22 16:19
boring show match where are the memes
2022-05-22 16:39
#121
roeJ | 
Turkey RV14
tuscan pls
2022-05-22 16:41
#123
JW | 
Sweden bakish
Give us Tuscan!!
2022-05-22 16:47
Part of me sincerely hoped they'd do something similar like in Stockholm, where they got in CPF (underdog and never played stage lan) vs retired or older pros from Sweden like GeT_RiGhT... I was hoping for the same, where we'd see BNE (Underdog and never played stage lan) vs maybe Fallen, some other older pros and our good ol ScreaM who's Belgian Idk.. Will be a fun match too don't get me wrong, but I really wanted BNE to have a lan Infront of the crowd at least once cause of just how much of a miracle run they've done (very similar to CPF in last major)
2022-05-22 16:54
Budget Danish Derbey
2022-05-22 16:55
#126
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Taiwan 5OUL@
except spinx, i don't see any "star" in this list.
2022-05-22 16:55
Would be actually sick to see NaVi 2011 vs mTw 2011 on Tuscan Damn, I would pay to see that.
2022-05-22 16:56
#128
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Sweden go0s3
ResidentSleeper Danes showmatch 🥱🥱
2022-05-22 16:59
r8'ED OMEGALUL r8'ED OMEGALUL r8'ED OMEGALUL
2022-05-22 18:00
At least they could have played on non-competetive maps. Overpass come on.
2022-05-22 18:40
#134
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Brazil hugoooo
PGL should learn to do this kind of show match earlier, so all the players are available... these lineups looks like a joke
2022-05-22 20:16
Against monsterskilled players it's the same as against ENCE it seems
2022-05-22 20:16
So many danish players
2022-05-23 18:18
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