Tournament organiser PGL has announced that it will host the first-ever Counter-Strike 2 Major taking place in March 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 will take place at the Royal Arena from March 17th-31st. It was announced on Counter-Strike’s Twitter account last week that the upcoming BLAST.tv Paris Major in May will be the last CS:GO Major ever.
After much speculation, Counter-Strike 2 was officially announced by Valve on March 22nd, with the game arriving this summer. A closed beta of Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) is already in circulation and last weekend’s ESL Pro Tour Season 17 finale also featured a Counter-Strike 2 showmatch.
PGL is no stranger to Counter-Strike Majors. The tournament organiser hosted CS:GO’s most popular Major ever with the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 (2.7m peak viewers). Moreover, the company hosted last year’s Major in Antwerp, Belgium as well as 2017’s PGL Major Kraków.
PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 will feature 24 Counter-Strike 2 teams and a prize pool of $1.25m (~£1.01m)
Silviu Stroie, PGL’s CEO, commented: “One of the greatest games of all time is marching to another chapter, and we couldn’t be happier to host probably the most important Major of the franchise in recent years.
“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. Our ambition for PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 is to break the game’s all-time viewership records.”
Counter-Strike’s announcement on Twitter was the first indicator of what CS2’s new esports ecosystem would look like. CS2 will fully replace CS:GO as the official version of the game when it arrives this summer.