Events & Tournaments

PGL to Host First Counter-Strike 2 Major of 2024

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James Fudge

Tournament organizer PGL announced Tuesday that it will facilitate the very first Counter-Strike 2 major of 2024. From March 17 – 31, 2024, the PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 will invade the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The PGL CS2 Major will feature the top 24 CS2 teams competing for a part of a $1.25M USD total prize pool and will also serve as the very first Counter-Strike Major to take place in Denmark. Further details about the Major are to be announced at a later date, given that it is more a year away.

PGL is no stranger to hosting Counter-Strike esports events; it hosted the PGL Major Stockholm in 2021, and most recently, PGL CS:GO Major Antwerp 2022. 

Following the announcement that Counter-Strike 2 actually existed and would be released as a free update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive later this year, Valve announced that it would cancel the second Major of 2023 (set for November) and that the upcoming BLAST Paris Major (May 8 – 21) would be the last for the 2023 season. 

Counter-Strike 2 will be released this summer for free.

 

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James Fudge

With a career spanning over two decades in the esports and gaming journalism landscape, James Fudge stands as a seasoned veteran and a pivotal figure in the evolution of esports media. His journey began in 1997 at Game-Wire / Avault, where he curated gaming and community news, laying the groundwork for his expertise in the field. In his more recent roles, James cemented his status as an authority in the esports business sphere as Senior Editor Esports at Sports Business Journal and The Esports Observer between 2018 and 2021.

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