PGL Will Organise The First Counter-Strike 2 Major In Copenhagen
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PGL Will Organise The First Counter-Strike 2 Major In Copenhagen

A world-renowned Romanian esports tournament organiser, PGL, has revealed that it will organise the first Major in Counter-Strike 2. The tournament is set to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 17-31, 2024, marking the beginning of a new era of Counter-Strike esports.

The First-Ever CS2 Major

The inaugural Counter-Strike 2 Major was confirmed to take place on March 17-31 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The tournament will be hosted by PGL, a Romanian tournament organiser who previously hosted PGL Major Antwerp 2022 and PGL Major Stockholm 2021, as well as several big events in other esports titles, including Dota 2.

“We proudly announce that we will host another Major of one of the most thriving esports franchises of all time: Counter-Strike. We are ready to bring the first Counter-Strike Major to Denmark, a country with deep roots in the game’s history,” read the announcement.

“Counter-Strike 2 fans worldwide will be welcomed in Royal Arena, one of the world’s most modern and prestigious indoor arenas, to witness the fascinating battle of the best organizations and players in the world for greatness and prestige.”

The announcement follows the reveal of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s successor – Counter-Strike 2, and the beginning of the Limited Test phase, which started in late March. The game is expected to officially release in late summer, giving the pro players and teams well over half a year to get familiar with Valve’s latest creation and show off their skills at Royal Arena in Denmark’s capital.

The PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 will be the first Major tournament to take place after BLAST.tv Paris Major, which is set for May 8-21, which will also be the only and last CS:GO Major of 2023.

A 10-Year-Long Era Comes To An End

The PGL Copenhagen Major will mark the end of a 10-year-long era of competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which started in 2013 with the first-ever Major – the DreamHack Winter 2013. At the same time, it will mark the beginning of a new CS2 era.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which was released on August 21, 2012, has paved its way to becoming one of the largest and most popular esports in the world, hosting hundreds of tournaments over the 11-year-span, including 18 Majors (excluding the upcoming Paris Major).

Over the 18 CS:GO Majors, there have been 12 different champions, including Astralis, the current most successful CS:GO team with four Major titles, followed by Fnatic with three, and Virtus.pro with two (one as Outsiders).

CS:GO MajorWinnerRunner-Up
CS:GO MajorWinnerRunner-Up
DreamHack Winter 2013FnaticNinjas in Pyjamas
ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014Virtus.proNinjas in Pyjamas
ESL One Cologne 2014Ninjas in PyjamasFnatic
DreamHack Winter 2014LDLCNinjas in Pyjamas
ESL One Katowice 2015FnaticNinjas in Pyjamas
ESL One Cologne 2015FnaticEnvy
DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015EnvyNatus Vincere
MLG Columbus 2016Luminosity GamingNatus Vincere
ESL One Cologne 2016SK GamingTeam Liquid
ELEAGUE Major Atlanta 2017AstralisVirtus.pro
PGL Major Krakow 2017Gambit EsportsImmortals
ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018Cloud9FaZe Clan
FACEIT Major London 2018AstralisNatus Vincere
IEM Katowice 2019AstralisENCE
StarLadder Major Berlin 2019AstralisAVANGAR
PGL Major Stockholm 2021Natus VIncereG2 Esports
PGL Major Antwerp 2022FaZe ClanNatus Vincere
IEM Rio Major 2022Outsiders (Virtus.pro)Heroic
BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023TBATBA

As confirmed, PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 will feature the world’s top 24 CS2 teams, who will compete for the trophy and the lion’s share of the $1,250,000 prize pool and the prestige that comes with winning the coveted Major Champion title.

With all the hype surrounding the release of Counter-Strike 2, the PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 has the potential to be the biggest Counter-Strike Major to date. Granted, it will entirely depend on the success of CS2.

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