CS:GO fans’ favorite era is slowly approaching. PGL Major Antwerp 2022, which will be the first Major tournament of 2022, will start in May. The pre-eliminations have already started to determine the teams that will participate in the occasion. Let’s take a look at the details of this big tournament where 24 teams will take part.
First of all, PGL Major Antwerp 2022 will be played from 9 to 22 May. The tournament, in which 24 teams will compete, will be hosted in Antwerp, Belgium. Teams from different parts of the world will come to the main stage through the eliminations and try to catch a miracle. This will be a great opportunity for people that look for decent options in esports betting and CSGO betting.
The Major event consists of three different stages: The Challengers Stage, The Legends Stage and The Champions Stage. Here are the details of these stages:
The Challengers Stage
Challengers Stage, the first step of the tournament, will be held between 9-12 May. At the stage where 16 teams will take part, all matches will be played as BO1, except for the elimination and advancement matches. Others will be played as BO3. However, the Buchholz system will be used to determine the seeds for the teams, and eventually the top eight teams will advance to the Legends Stage.
The Legends Stage
Legends Stage will host 16 teams, with teams from below joining the teams at this stage. In this stage, where a format similar to the Challengers Stage will be implemented, the teams will play the elimination and advancement matches as BO3, while the other matches will be played as BO1. At the end of this stage, which will be held between 14-17 May, eight teams will advance to the next round.
The Champions Stage
The final stage of the tournament will host the top eight teams. This stage will be held between May 19-22 and the pairing of teams will be determined based on their performance at the Legends Stage. On the Champions Stage, which will be played as a Single-Elimination bracket, all matches will be played as BO3. And finally, the champion will be determined.
Some of the teams that will participate in PGL Major Antwerp 2022 have been announced:
- Team Vitality
- Imperial Esports
- Complexity Gaming
- IHC Esports
- Team Liquid
- 9z Team
- FURIA Esports
- FaZe Clan
- Eternal Fire
Currently, teams are competing in different qualifiers in order to participate in the organization. European RMR A matches continue. The European RMR B matches will start right after. On the other hand, the American RMR and Asia-Pacific RMR events have already ended and the teams have been announced.
The prize pool for the first Major of 2022 is $1,000,000. The winner of the tournament will receive $500,000, while the second team will receive $150,000, and the third and fourth teams will receive $70,000. Participants will get their share of the prize pool up to the 16th place.
All matches of PGL Major Antwerp 2022 will be broadcast live and the tournament will be held offline LAN. After a long online period, the fact that such a big tournament was held offline made all the fans very happy.