Best photos from the PGL Major Antwerp

Relish in all the memories of CS:GO's 17th Major.

Two weeks, hundreds of rounds and countless unforgettable moments later, the PGL Major Antwerp has finally come to an end, with FaZe cementing their name in history as the champions.

From the euphoria of success and the frustrations of defeat, here are some of the best photos from the PGL Major, captured by Josip "⁠brcho⁠" Brtan and Radosław "⁠MAKKU⁠" Makuch:

The Brazilian Last Dance

One of the standout storylines of the Major was Imperial's run, under Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's 'Last Dance' roster, with the support of an entire nation.

Despite not reaching the playoffs, Imperial put up a tremendous fight

Making history and shattering dreams

FURIA took Brazil all the way to the quarter-finals
cadiaN was up to his usual antics
NIP's new-look roster took home a top-eight finish

It was a remarkable campaign for the competition's youngest squad...

Spirit's youth shined bright on the biggest stage

... and a dream cut short for Bad News Eagles.

BNE failed to win a single match in the Legends stage

Even some of the scene's biggest names such as Liquid, G2, Outsiders, and Vitality failed to reach the playoffs.

The Major was YEKINDAR's last ride with his squad

The final showdown

As the smoke from the previous days cleared, only Natus Vincere and FaZe were left standing, about to lay it all on the line for the coveted Major Championship.

As the teams walked down the ramp, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev and Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen bumped fists, and the stage was set.

Only one could emerge victorious

FaZe's victory - all the emotions

61 thrilling rounds later, FaZe completed their journey at the Major, becoming the first international team to lift the trophy in the history of the competition.

It was all the more sweeter for Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard and karrigan, who came heartbreakingly close at the Boston Major in 2018, finally getting redemption this time around.

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Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1558
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.60
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1985
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Poland Radosław 'MAKKU' Makuch
Radosław 'MAKKU' Makuch
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.33
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.94
DPR:
0.63
Croatia Josip 'brcho' Brtan
Josip 'brcho' Brtan
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
10
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1582
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1544
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Czech Republic imssjdcanks
Great
2022-05-23 20:24
Amazing
2022-05-23 20:25
so good
2022-05-23 20:25
#6
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Latvia chebyrek
4k ????
2022-05-23 20:25
#7
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Israel michnass
So much W's its insane
2022-05-23 20:26
#8
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France t3r4byt3
Lovely photos
2022-05-23 20:26
<3
2022-05-23 20:26
#10
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Sweden historia
FIRE
2022-05-23 20:26
nice
2022-05-23 20:27
top5 major 4sure
2022-05-23 20:29
#13
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United Kingdom hants
Counter-Strike.
2022-05-23 20:29
2 replies
#50
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Italy RigA_90
Counter-Strike.
2022-05-23 23:01
1 reply
#65
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India 5hantanu
Counter-Strike
2022-05-24 04:33
device retire now maybe ?
2022-05-23 20:32
<3
2022-05-23 20:36
good pic
2022-05-23 20:38
#18
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Germany Jermen
>best photos >Frankie
2022-05-23 20:38
2 replies
> smart > Jermen
2022-05-23 21:00
+1
2022-05-23 22:48
The photos with Cadian are fucking gold :). I am really glad I went to the Major, have 0 regrets only thing I also had is 0 sleep :)
2022-05-23 20:46
2 replies
I see this as an absolute win
2022-05-23 20:55
#39
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Poland BAN_ANIME
sleeping is for betas
2022-05-23 22:02
FerBiseps
2022-05-23 20:46
No photos of Freya? therefore, no best photos of PGL major
2022-05-23 20:47
5 replies
And no sjokz sadly
2022-05-23 20:50
4 replies
and no Harry & Hugo, Scrawny and Launders. But you can buy photos from me, I have Harry, Hugo and Launders.
2022-05-23 20:58
2 replies
Only this 3? No scrawny no money for u
2022-05-23 21:03
1 reply
Yea and I hopped in him as well with Harry and Hugo, but I was so psyched I had the photos with Harry & Hugo I forgot Scrawny ((
2022-05-24 17:27
freya and sjokz were both absolute smoke shows, wowowoowoowow and awoooga!
2022-05-23 21:59
Polska gurom
2022-05-23 21:16
amazing major
2022-05-23 21:23
This was an amazing major. Counter-Strike Forever.
2022-05-23 21:26
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New Zealand Iuca5
fantastic major
2022-05-23 21:32
did b1t took photos of faze players celebrating or crowd??
2022-05-23 21:37
3 replies
the crowd obviously. Why would he take their picture lmao
2022-05-23 22:00
2 replies
to have a burn to remind him
2022-05-23 22:28
idk xD that champions banner made me think that he is taking pic while they are lifting trophy or something
2022-05-23 22:38
KEKW, where is luken with his tooth broken after celebrating?
2022-05-23 21:53
1 reply
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Poland BAN_ANIME
pretty sure there is a photo of it on hltv but in different news, check the prev ones
2022-05-23 22:03
#36
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Portugal Magic420
Not gonna lie, the crowd was an amazing factor here, they were so sick man, I'm Portuguese, and usually we are known for being a good crowd, not just in sports, but in concerts etc, but damn Belgium Antwerp did set the bar way high, such a good feeling watching people from all over the world, supporting their team but more than everything supporting this amazing game that is CS. I don't really play CS that often, but watching CS is something else. Props to everyone in the arena in every single day, you guys were amazing, Vitality fans, the amazing Brazillian force, even saw the Astralis jersey here and there, the CIS region was amazing and fuck feels bad for everything they are going through. I am a FaZe fan, but whoever was going to win in Antwerp, for me, it was one of the most amazing crowds we've seen in a major.
2022-05-23 21:54
5 replies
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Sweden multib
<3
2022-05-23 22:12
+1
2022-05-23 23:15
#58
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China vs3veN
lovely said <3 Clap
2022-05-24 01:24
#66
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United States cybonics
+1
2022-05-24 05:17
hell yeah <3
2022-05-26 03:43
nice pics
2022-05-23 22:05
#43
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Poland tailal
amazing
2022-05-23 22:25
*le b1t: "atleast i got a good pic out of this" hahahahahahahha
2022-05-23 22:27
brcho and makku should be working for f1 or something, they really do be taking some primo pictures
2022-05-23 22:31
Spirit deserved the finals, but unluko with bracket
2022-05-23 22:44
#51
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Croatia KraljBrk
Spirit vs faze was REAL finals!!!!!!
2022-05-23 23:03
#53
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Argentina zrmkr
VERY EPIC
2022-05-23 23:27
rain gigachad
2022-05-23 23:38
This major really was something special.
2022-05-24 00:01
Great story! Looking forward to Rio's Major. Hope it doesn't cost a kidney to attend the games.
2022-05-24 00:44
1 reply
broke college student here, would coming to brazil cost a kidney?
2022-05-24 04:12
Valorant frogs are crying seeing this
2022-05-24 01:01
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Spain Malxer
lmao cadiaN's photos are hilarious
2022-05-24 01:29
is ence popular in poland?
2022-05-24 01:31
2 replies
It would make sense if they were, considering dycha and hades are both polish.
2022-05-24 02:34
1 reply
Yeah i just never thought about it
2022-05-24 10:08
best major since Atlanta 2017.
2022-05-24 02:35
I LOOOOOVI THIS GAME BTO SZ
2022-05-24 03:30
very nice!
2022-05-24 05:38
where without women
2022-05-24 06:08
<3<3<3
2022-05-24 07:13
CADIAN 4HEAD.
2022-05-24 07:14
One of the best majors
2022-05-24 08:01
Very nice images!
2022-05-24 09:59
I love cs .....!
2022-05-24 11:24
I love cadian's pictures
2022-05-24 18:26
#78
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Germany Azalot
nice pictures
2022-05-26 08:38
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