PGL will host the first CS2 Major in Copenhagen, Denmark, in March 2024. The ROYAL ARENA used in the BLAST final will be selected as the venue for this Major’s competition.
This announcement was released last week after the launch of CS:GO successor CS2 and its limited testing phase, which will continue until the new game is officially released in the summer.
The Copenhagen Major will be the first Major event after the BLAST.tv Paris Major (scheduled for May 8-21). Although Valve stated on Friday that it would not hold a second Major competition in 2023, the bonus pool for the competition would remain unchanged, at $1.25 million, as at the PGL Antwerp Major competition.
PGL CEO Silviu Stroie shared the organizers’ ambitions for this event and hoped that the first CS2 Major event would break the previous ratings record. The previous viewing record was created by PGL itself during the 2021 PGL Stockholm Major competition, where the online audience once exceeded 2.7 million during the finals of the competition, NAVI vs G2.
PGL CEO Stroie said in a press release, “One of the greatest games of all time is moving towards another chapter, and we are pleased to be able to host what may be the most important Major competition in the series in recent years. Denmark has a rich historical heritage in e-sports, and we are excited to bring the world’s top CS teams to Copenhagen to compete for the most prestigious title of the game.”
PGL CS2 Copenhagen Major will be the fourth and third major held by PGL since 2021, and it will also be the first CS2 Major held by Denmark. The following is a complete list of past and future official CS Major events: