The PGL Major 2017 will be 11th CS: GO Major Championship organised in Krakow, Poland. The event will bring all the spectacular action to Europe for all esports fans. PGL also known as Professional Gamers League own the rights to organise top notch events like DreamHack in the Balkan regions. Another event coming to Europe will be the PGL Major held on the 16th until 23rd July at the Tauron Arena.
The event will feature the best sixteen squads around the world competing for the first prize of a staggering $500K. The top eight ranking teams in the last major event, Eleague Major 2017 got a direct invitation, the legends include Astralis, Faze Clan, Fnatic, Gambit, Navi, North, SK Gaming and Virtus.Pro. The other eight CS: GO squads had to go through the Offline Major Qualifiers earning their spot, the challengers are BIG, Cloud 9, FlipSid3, G2, Immortals, Mousesports, Penta and Vega Squadron.
PGL Major event will start off with the Swiss Group Stage which will take place over four days from 16 till 19 July. The units with three wins will proceed to the Major Playoffs, while CS squads with three losses will be eliminated from the PGL tournament.
At the moment, SK Gaming are the top Counter-Strike team in the world according to HLTV.org. The squad seem to be on a winning streak, they beat Faze Clan at the most recent Esports Championship Series Season 3 – Finals and a also won the DreamHack Summer 2017 having beaten Fnatic.
Faze strengthened their team with Niko from Mousesports, this roster change led to the victory against Astralis a winning score of 2:1 in the Starladder i-League StarSeries Season 3. They came to a close second place in the Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Sydney as well as in the Esports Championship Series Season 3 – Finals.
Last January at the Eleague Major 2017, Astralis won over 15 other units, becoming the top Counter-Strike team in the world according to HLTV.org. The high ranking did not last long after losing to Virtus.Pro to finish in the semi-finals, so they tried to hold the title in the Intel Extreme Masters X having won the first prize. After the StarLadder tournament, they lost to Faze Clan, and SK Gaming but they still hold top rankings as the third best Counter-Strike team in the world.
After a few roster changes withing G2 took place in February, the squad have performed better and have proved their CS:GO potential. They have won first place in DreamHack Tours and ESL Pro League Season 5 – Finals beating Hellraisers and North. Their latest accomplishment was beating Flipsid3 in the qualifiers of the PGL Major Krakow 2017 and are now participating as a Challenger team.
The North is here to take part in the PGL Major 2017, after they placed seventh in the Eleague Major back in January. They have won qualifier events such as the ESL Pro League Season 5 – Europe and ECS Season 3 Europe Development League. They have recently participated in the ESL Pro Finals finishing in second place to scoop their highest prize earnings yet of a stunning $100K.