After battling through several qualification tournaments and accumulating enough RMR points, all 24 teams for CSGO Major 2021 have been finalized. This is the first major in over two years and it’s being hosted by PGL in Stockholm from October 26 – November 7, featuring a $2,000,000 prize pool.
CSGO Major 2021 teams
Following teams will be featured in the upcoming Major-
Legends- Natus Vincere, Gambit, NIP, Vitality, G2, Furia, Liquid, Evil Geniuses.
Challengers- Astralis, Ence, BIG, Movistar Riders, Heroic, Mousesports, Spirit, paiN.
Contenders– Virtus.pro, Entropiq, Sharks, FaZe, Godsent, Renegades, Tyloo, Copenhagen Flames.
The tournament kicks off on October 26 with the New Challengers Stage consisting of 8 Challengers and 8 Contender teams. It will feature 16 Team Swiss System Format and will be played till October 29.
— PGL (@pglesports) October 7, 2021
All matches are BO1 except elimination and advancement matches, which will be BO3. The bottom 8 teams from this stage will be eliminated whereas the top 8 will advance to the next stage. The New Legends Stage consists of 8 legends who will be joined by the top 8 teams of the New Challengers Stage. The format for this stage remains the same. The bottom eight teams will be eliminated and the top 8 will advance to the New Champions Stage.
Champions Stage matches of CSGO Major 2021 will be played in the Avicii Arena in front of 10,000 fans. This is the playoffs stage featuring BO3 matches that will be played in a single-elimination format.