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PGL Major Stockholm 2021

The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is also known as the PGL Major 2021 or the Stockholm 2021. In the PGL Stockholm 2021, twenty four teams will be competing, having qualified through regional major rankings.

It has a $2,000,000 prize pool. This is an increase from the $1,000,000 prize pool from previous Majors held in prior years. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing an absence of offline competition.

This is going to be the second Major that has been hosted by the PGL, a Romanian-based organization. The first one was the PGL Major: Kraków in 2017. The PGL Stockholm 2021 is the first Major after the StarLadder Major: Berlin in 2019, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PGL Stockholm 2021 Betting State-by-State

Esports betting is not legal in all states where sports betting itself is legal. However, there are some states that have legalized esports betting. The states in which you can place bets on esports are:

In Washington, esports betting is only available in-person at this time.

How Do I Bet on the 2021 PGL Majors in Stockholm?

If you want to bet on the PGL Majors Stockholm 2021, you need to make sure of a few things. First of all, you need to be of legal betting age in one of the above listed states. In Washington State, you will need to bet in-person at a retail sportsbook that allows esports betting. In the other states, you will need to be of legal gambling age and have an account on an online sportsbook that allows esports betting.

Here are the steps you need to follow in order to create an account on an online sportsbook:

  1. Make your way to the online sportsbook desktop site or app of your choice. Then, click on the button that will begin the registration process to create your account. This button may say something like “Join Now” or “Sign Up.”
  2. Once the registration process has started, you will need to fill out your personal details on the registration form. Some of these details may include your full name, phone number, email address, date of birth, and/or social security number.
  3. At some point, you may have the chance to enter in a promo code to redeem a sign up offer. Or, you may have the chance to opt in to a welcome offer. To claim this offer, you will need to follow the provided steps in order to avoid missing out.
  4. After submitting your information on the registration form, you may be asked to verify your new account by clicking on a link that has been sent to your provided email address. Make sure to click on this link in order to verify your new account.
  5. Finally, you will need to deposit money into this new sportsbook account. You should choose the payment option that you like the best and deposit accordingly. Then, you will be able to place bets on esports using your new sports betting account.

PGL Stockholm 2021 Fast Facts

You may still need to know some details about the PGL Stockholm 2021. So, we have gathered some details for you to help expand your knowledge. These are some fast facts to help bring you up to speed.

  • The PGL Stockholm 2021 will have three different stages. These are: New Challengers Stage, New Legends Stage, and New Champions Stage.
    • The New Challengers Stage: Consists of — a 16 team Swiss System format; elimination and advancement matches that are best-of-three; non-elimination and advancement matches that are best-of-one; the top 8 teams will proceed to the New Champions Stage; the bottom 8 teams will be eliminated.
    • The New Legends Stage: Consists of — a 16 team Swiss System format; elimination and advancement matches are best-of-three; non-elimination and advancement matches are best-of-one; the top 8 teams will proceed to the New Champions Stage; the bottom 8 teams will be eliminated.
    • The New Champions Stage: Consists of — a single-elimination bracket; all matches are best-of-three.
    • The PGL Major Participants: There will be a total of 24 qualifying teams that come from different competitive regions at the Major.
  • These qualifying teams have been sorted into their prospective categories. This was based on their performances at RMR events.
  • The tournament will start on October 26th, 2021 and will go until November 7th, 2021.
  • The Challengers and Legends segments are going to be held at the Annexet Arena.
  • The playoffs, aka the Champions Stage, will be held at the Avicii Arena from November 4th, 2021 until November 7th, 2021.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Schedule

Here is the Tournament Schedule:

  • Challengers Stage: October 26th, 2021 – October 29th, 2021

Here is the Playoff Schedule:

  • Thursday, November 4th, 2021: Quarterfinals 1 and 2
  • Friday, November 5th, 2021: Quarterfinals 3 and 4
  • Saturday, November 6th, 2021: Semifinals 1 and 2
  • Sunday, November 7th, 2021: Finals

PGL Top Teams

Now that you know more about the PGL Stockholm 2021, you may be curious about the teams that will be competing. If you are planning on engaging in betting on the Major, you will want to know which teams to look out for. Here is a list of teams to watch:

Europe

Ninjas in Pyjamas (Legends Stage)
Astralis (Challengers Stage)
G2 (Legends Stage)
Vitality (Legends Stage)
Heroic (Challengers Stage)
MOUZ (Challengers Stage)
BIG (Challengers Stage)
ENCE (Challengers Stage)
Movistar Riders (Challengers Stage)
FaZe (Challengers Stage)
Copenhagen Flames (Challengers Stage)
CIS
Natus Vincere (Legends Stage)
Gambit (Legends Stage)
Team Spirit (Challengers Stage)
Entropiq (Challengers Stage)
Virtus Pro (Challengers Stage)

Oceania
Renegades (Challengers Stage)

Asia TYLOO (Challengers Stage)
North America Team Liquid (Legends Stage)
FURIA (Legends Stage)
paiN Gaming (Challengers Stage)
GODSENT (Challengers Stage)
Evil Geniuses (Legends Stage)

South America
Sharks Esports (Challengers Stage)

Markets

Now, if you are planning on placing some esports bets on the PGL Stockholm 2021, you will want to know what bets to place. And, that will depend on the betting types that are available for the event. The types of bets that you can expect are typical bets that you can place on most esports games.

These bets will include outright win/moneyline bets where you choose the potential winner of a match. You will also find prop bets, which are bets that can be placed on happenings that can take place during an event that do not affect the outcome of the event. And, you can also find bets on the points during the matches.

PGL Major: Kraków 2017

The last PGL Major, the PGL Major: Kraków 2017 was the eleventh Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Major Championship. As its name suggests, it was organized by PGL. The event was held from July 16th, 2017 to July 23rd, 2017 in Kraków, Poland. It was also known as the PGL Major 2017 or the Kraków 2017.

The PGL Major: Kraków 2017 featured sixteen professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams. These teams came from countries around the world. Eight of these teams had qualified directly based on their placement in the top eight in the previous Major, ELEAGUE Major 2017. The other eight teams had qualified through the Offline Major Qualifier.

The PGL Major: Kraków 2017 was the fourth Major in a row that had a prize pool of $1,000,000. There were eight teams in the playoffs. The returning Legends teams were Astralis, Fnatic, Gambit Esports, North, SK Gaming, and Virtus.pro. The new Legends teams were BIG and Immortals. There were two underdogs in the grand finals, Gambit Esports and Immortals.

Gambit Esports ended up defeating Immortals 2-1 in a best-of-three series that was fairly close. This was only the third time that a non-European team won a Major and the first time a Major was won by an Asian team.

2021 PGL Major FAQ

You have now learned a large amount about the PGL Stockholm 2021. But, you may still feel like you have some gaps in your knowledge. This frequently asked questions section should help fill in some answers to the questions you may still have.

What is the PGL?

The PGL is a Romanian organizer of esports events and represents one of the leagues that host CS:GO professional events.

Can I bet on the 2021 PGL Major in Stockholm?

You should be able to place bets on the PGL Major: Stockholm 2021. Of course, you will only be able to do so in the states where esports betting is legal (New Jersey, Nevada, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Tennessee, and Washington) and on participating sportsbooks.

Who Won the Last Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship?

Astralis won the StarLadder Major: Berlin 2019.

Final Thoughts on the 2021 PGL Majors in Stockholm

Now, you should have learned pretty much everything there is to know about the PGL Majors in Stockholm. Not only do you know the details of the event, but you also know details about esports betting. You should have all the information you need to place your bets on this major esports event. And, you should be able to do so knowing the best bets to place.

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