PGL Antwerp Major 2022 viewer’s guide

PGL Antwerp 2022

PGL Antwerp Major 2022 viewer’s guide

Fans of CS:GO esports are in for a treat this month, with the PGL Antwerp Major 2022 kicking off, following some gruelling RMR events. With 24 teams competing, we expect to see the best-of-the-best clash in a LAN environment, starting next week Monday. Here’s what you need to know.

PGL Antwerp Major 2022 details

Running from 9 to 22 May 2022, the PGL Antwerp Major features multiple stages and a massive $1,000,000 prize pool. At the current Dollar to Rand exchange rate, that’s roughly R16 million. There’s even one South African, Johnny “JT” Theodosiou as the IGL of Complexity Gaming, competing and don’t forget Tiaan “T.c” Coertzen as the coach.

There are a total of three stages to the PGL Antwerp Major 2022. Check out an explanation of the stages for those who don’t know how CS:GO Majors work, and the teams competing.

Challenger Stage format (9 to 12 May)
  • 16 Team Swiss System Format.
  • Elimination and Advancement matches are Bo3
  • All other matches are Bo1
  • The Buchholz system & initial seeds are used to seed matches
Challenger status teams:
  • G2
  • ENCE
  • Astralis
  • Vitality
  • MIBR
  • forZe
  • Imperial
  • Bad News Eagles
Contenders stats teams:
  • Outsiders
  • Team Liquid
  • Complexity
    9z
  • Spirit
  • Eternal Fire
  • IHC
  • Renegades

The top eight proceed to The Legends Stage, while the bottom eight teams are eliminated from the PGL Antwerp Major 2022.

Legends stage format (14 to 17 May):

The top eight teams from the Challengers stage will join the Legends status teams in the Legends stage. The same format is used for this stage of the PGL Antwerp Major 2022.

Legends status teams:
  • FaZe
  • Natus Vincere
  • Cloud9
  • Heroic
  • NIP
  • FURIA
  • BIG
  • Copenhagen Flames

The top eight teams proceed to The Champions Stage, while the bottom eight teams are eliminated from the PGL Antwerp major 2022.

The Champions Stage format (19 to 22 May):

The top eight teams from the Legends stage will compete in a single-elimination bracket. Seeding will be done using the final rankings from the Legends Stage. In this stage, all matches are best-of-three.

The tournament will take place in Belgium, at the massive Antwerps Sportpaleis arena! It appears that only the last three days, from 19 to 22 May (the champions stage), will be played in the arena in front of a crowd. You can catch all the action live on the official PGL Twitch channel or the YouTube channel.

Header image via PGL.

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