PGL confirm teams and talent for CS:GO Major

PGL has confirmed the commentary and analysis talent for the upcoming $1,000,000 (£774,500) CS:GO Major. The event is set to run for an entire week, 16th – 23rd, with the main event open to the public on the final weekend.

With the tournament being key in CS:GO’s calendar, a strong team of talent has been assembled to bring it to viewers. The list includes people with tonnes of experience, including host Paul “Redeye” Chaloner and esports wanderer Scott “SirScoots” Smith, who’ll be acting as an interviewer. The analysis desk is also full of former pros, including former major champion Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson. The commentary team features many fan favourite duos, including FACEIT’s James Bardolph and Daniel “ddk” Kapadia.

On top of the talent, the 16 competing teams were confirmed at the weekend. This occurred after a four-day qualifier that contained a plthora of excitement, shocks and surprises. The final eight challengers have now been secured and locked in. The sixteen teams set for the major are:

Astralis SK Gaming fnatic
Natus Vincere Gambit FaZe North
mousesports G2 PENTA Sports Cloud9
BIG Vega Squadron Immortals FlipSid3 Tactics

It’s notable that for the first CS:GO Major ever, there are only five Swedish players in attendance. This sees them overtaken by both German and Ukranian players who both sit at six. This major also sees Estonia’s first appearance with Robin “ropz” Kool and Kevin “HS” Tarn, of mousesports and PENTA respectively, qualifying.

More information is available on PGL’s dedicated Major website.

Esports Insider says: This is set to be the most competitive CS:GO Major ever, with many teams performing at their strongest ever levels. The talent line-up is the cream of the crop, with some of the most popular commentating duos taking their seats. The next two weeks can’t go fast enough!