Counter-Strike: International Offensive’s first main since 2019 might not be held in Sweden, identical to Dota 2’s showpiece occasion, The Worldwide 10.
In an electronic mail to SportExpressen, the CEO of PGL has revealed that the key CSGO occasion is encountering related difficulties as Dota’s TI10, which can result in a change of location.
“There isn’t a new improvement; we are able to determine any day now to maneuver it from Sweden. We’re nonetheless hopeful of getting the exemption we requested to herald the gamers, however there was no indication in any respect as as to whether it should occur or not,” CEO Silviu Stroie said.
Sweden has grow to be a house to esports after internet hosting tons of serious gaming occasions, together with the 2013 and 2014 DreamHack Winter occasions in Jönköping. Nevertheless, an unlucky flip of occasions had raised questions concerning the placement for the following CSGO Main. The change of venue for TI10 as a consequence of an deadlock between Valve and the Swedish authorities had frightened the CSGO followers in regards to the standing of PGL Main 2021. The occasion was set to happen on the signature CSGO enviornment, the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
The venue for the CSGO occasion can also be the identical because the Worldwide 10, which was shifted to Bucharest, Romania, after the Swedish Sports activities Federation voted in opposition to accepting esports as an “elite sporting occasion.” Considerations had been raised however the followers had been optimistic that the Main would return to the Swedish capital. Nevertheless, latest feedback of the PGL CEO adjustments the whole lot.
PGL Stockholm Main might be moved from Sweden
Seemingly, the following Main may also see a change of places till PGL will get any type of reassurance they will run the occasion. In any other case, the primary main since 2019 will see the identical destiny as Valve’s MOBA. The CEO has confirmed a delay within the course of, which can immediate the organizers to vary the venue for good.
Nevertheless, Sweden has at all times been thought-about “CSGO’s residence” and followers need to see the historic occasion on the signature Ericson Globe. To make this potential, the Swedish Esports Affiliation has nudged the authorities by publishing a letter concerning the present occasion.
“It will contribute to a significantly lowered status for arranging main worldwide e-sports tournaments in Sweden,” the affiliation stated, in accordance with SportExpressen. “With this letter, we need to name on accountable ministers, ministries, and committees to comply with up on the guarantees made and implement the adjustments required for esports occasions to be applied in Sweden.”
It stays to be seen whether or not issues pan out otherwise for CSGO Main. Whereas it is unbelievable, followers hope to observe the sixteenth CSGO Main staged within the Swedish capital. The PGL Stockholm Main will characteristic the lion’s share of the $2 million prize pool, heftiest for Valve-sponsored tournaments.