The first CS:GO Major of the 2022 season, PGL Major Antwerp 2022, has come to an end. The tournament, in which the live audience also took part, was the scene of magnificent moments for esports betting fans. The best teams from all over the world competed against each other tremendously. The event started on May 9 and ended on May 22. It also had that $1,000,000 prize pool. The team that finally lifted the trophy was FaZe Clan.
PGL Major Antwerp 2022 had 3 stages. The first step was the Challengers Stage, and the 16 teams from the qualifiers played matches to advance to the next round. The teams, which could achieve 3 wins in 5 matches, qualified for the Legends Stage, which is the next round.
Legends Stage was much more challenging than the previous round. The teams that were directly invited to the tournament and the teams from below took part in this stage. Except for the Elimination and Advancement matches, all matches were played as best-of-one. Likewise, teams with 3 wins in 5 matches qualified for the final stage. In total, 8 teams took their places on the Champions Stage.
The Champions Stage, aka the playoffs, was played as a single-elimination bracket and all matches were best-of-three. The teams that finished the previous stage in the top place started the Champions Stage in advantageous positions. Team Spirit, FaZe Clan, ENCE, Heroic, Natus Vincere, CPH Flames, Ninjas in Pyjamas and FURIA Esports were the teams that made it to the playoffs.
The teams fought with all their might to win the first Major of the year. In the stadium full of spectators, cheers were not missing in any match. In this hectic environment, FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere succeeded in knocking out their opponents one by one and reached the final.
PGL Major Grand Final
Played as best-of-three, the first map of the grand finale was FaZe Clan’s choice, Inferno. Every CS:GO betting followers knew that this would be a great series and it did. Both teams could not beat each other in regular time and the match went to overtime. In overtime, it was the FaZe Clan team that dominated their opponents. Broky helped his team a lot with 30 kills.
It was the last chance for Natus Vincere. They had to win the final map, Nuke. However, rain showed up and put on an amazing performance. In addition to getting 30 kills, the Norwegian player took 8 first kills and finished the match with a rating of 1.85. This performance was enough for FaZe Clan. They won the map 16-10 and the series 2-0 to become the champions of PGL Major Antwerp 2022.
Rain, who managed to be the best player in both maps, was selected as the most valuable player of the grand final. On the other hand, karrigan, one of the most important in-game leaders in Counter-Strike history, managed to lift a Major trophy for the first time in his long career.
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