Watching the top teams in the world compete in any eSport is a thrill, but nothing, in my opinion, compares to professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) matches. In July this year, 16 of the best teams in the world will compete for a $1 million (R12,784,700) prize pool. I am of course talking about the next CS: GO Major. PGL eSports announced on Twitter that the next Major will take place in Krakow, Poland, and states that “You've never seen CS: GO like this.”, which should make every CS: GO fan very excited.
The tournament’s main event will be held at the Tauron Arena Krakow, which is “the biggest multifunctional arena in Poland. The LED screen covering the exterior of the building, perhaps its most distinctive feature, holds the record for biggest advertising screen of its kind in Europe with a total length of over 500 meters.”
Of course, very few (if any) South Africans will be able to attend and watch the event live, as it will require you to fly all the way to Poland, which isn’t cheap. The good news is that, according to the announcement post on Reddit, for the “first time in the history of CS: GO Majors”, you will be able to watch all the Minors, offline qualifiers and the main event on Twitch at 1080p and 60 FPS.
You can find all the PGL 2017 Kraków CS: GO Major Championship Series dates below, so mark those calendars!
- PGL Asia Minor Championship - 1 to 4
- June PGL Americas Minor Championship - 8 to 11
- June PGL CIS Minor Championship - 8 to 11 June
- PGL Europe Minor Championship - 15 to 18 June
- PGL Major Offline Qualifier - 29 June to 2 July
- PGL Major Group Stage - 16 to 19 July
- PGL Major Main event - 21 to 23 July
At the time of writing, no specific start times have been announced.
Which teams do you hope to see compete at the PGL Major Krakow 2017 and do you enjoy spectating professional CS: GO matches? Let us know in the comment section, but first, watch the PGL Major Krakow 2017 trailer below.
Sources: PGL, Reddit, Twitter
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