Romanian tournament operator PGL has announced that it will host the first Major of the recently announced Counter-Strike 2. The event is scheduled to take place March 17-31, 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The venue for the upcoming tournament is the multifunctional Royal Arena, which has hosted several BLAST tournaments since 2017. The Copenhagen competition will be the first major Counter-Strike 2 tournament, and the end of the CS:GO era will be BLAST.tv in Paris, which will take place from May 8th to 21st.
At the end of last week, Valve announced that there would be no second major tournament in 2023. Despite this, the prize fund of the competition remains the same as in the case of the major PGL Major Antwerp – $1,250,000.
Silviu Stroie, CEO of PGL, shares the company’s vision for the first Counter-Strike 2 Major to break the viewership record PGL itself set at PGL Major Stockholm 2021, with a peak online viewership of over 2.7 million in the Final between Natus Vincere and G2.
“The next chapter in the history of one of the greatest games of all time is upon us, and we are thrilled to host what is arguably the most important franchise major in recent years.said Stroi in an official press release. — Denmark has a rich esports heritage and we are excited to bring the world’s best Counter-Strike teams to Copenhagen to compete for the game’s most prestigious title.”.
GL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 will be the fourth Major overall and the third since 2021 organized by Romanian company PGL, as well as the first Counter-Strike Major organized by Denmark.