PGL still considering Stockholm for upcoming CS:GO Major

PGL, the match organizer answerable for organizing the primary CS:GO Main since StarLadder Berlin in 2019, launched an update at the moment, informing the neighborhood that it nonetheless hopes to host the match in Stockholm, Sweden as initially deliberate. PGL will affirm the situation by Sept. 15 on the newest and mentioned it’ll depend upon the steps taken by Swedish authorities.

“The PGL CS:GO Main playoffs will happen in Stockholm if the native authorities could make the occasion accessible to gamers, employees, and followers,” the match organizer mentioned. PGL will monitor two key deadlines, the primary of which is Aug. 23, when modifications to the temporary entry ban are anticipated to happen, permitting “gamers and other people supporting the occasion to enter Sweden.”

The second deadline is on Sept. 15. “We hope that the indoor restrictions for occasions in Sweden ought to be lifted by that date, and we should always be capable to have a full home in the course of the playoffs,” PGL mentioned. “The rationale a Main is held in a selected metropolis is to provide native followers a chance to attend the occasion. If solely a small group of followers are in a position to attend, then the occasion would possibly as properly happen some other place.”

If these modifications are authorised by Swedish authorities, PGL will host the following CS:GO Main in Stockholm. If these circumstances aren’t met, the match organizer mentioned it can transfer the Main to a different European venue on the identical dates. Ticket gross sales for the Main will begin on Sept. 16, irrespective of the place the occasion takes place. The PGL Main is scheduled to run from Oct. 23 to Nov. 11 and can supply a $2 million prize pool.

“We’re wanting ahead to holding the PGL CS:GO Main playoffs in Stockholm, however we’re additionally ready to vary course in September if that occasion isn’t accessible to the viewers,” the match organizer mentioned. In a previous update released last week, PGL mentioned it had a backup plan and was in talks with two different European nations to run the 2021 Main in case it might’t be held in Stockholm.

The uncertainty of internet hosting the CS:GO Main in Stockholm has been ongoing for weeks, particularly after Valve had to move Dota 2‘s The International from Stockholm to Bucharest, Romania earlier this month. However the circumstances appear to be higher now since some Swedish authorities have been engaged on lifting restrictions so the nation can host the PGL Main.

PGL will possible preserve the neighborhood posted and launch one other replace near Aug. 23, which is when Sweden is anticipated to make modifications to the short-term entry ban. | PGL nonetheless contemplating Stockholm for upcoming CS:GO Main


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