Prestigious esports tournament organiser PGL has just confirmed that the very first Counter-Strike 2 Major will be bringing the tactical FPS franchise to Denmark for a fortnight of competition in 2024. This historic event will be the first Counter-Strike Major in the European country and is shaping up to be an unmissable event for fans of the best competitive FPS games out there – and CS2, of course.
In an announcement on March 28, 2023, PGL confirmed that it “will host another Major of one of the most thriving esports franchises of all time… [bringing] the first Counter-Strike Major to Denmark, a country with deep roots in the game’s history”.
PGL continued in the announcement by explaining that “Counter-Strike fans worldwide will be welcomes in [to the] Royal Arena, one of the world’s most modern and prestigious indoor arenas, to witness the fascinating battle of the best organisations and players in the world for greatness and prestige.”
We know that sounds a little hyperbolic to some, quite a lot of blowing hot-air, but PGL has a track record for hosting excellent CS:GO events. So, we’re confident that this Counter-Strike 2 event will be something to look forward to. The Counter-Strike 2 Major Copenagen 2024 is set to take place between March 17, 2024, and March 31, 2024.
PGL CEO Silviu Stroie has had the following to say, regarding the upcoming Major and the next chapter for Counter-Strike:
“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.”
24 of the world’s best Counter-Strike 2 teams will qualify and compete for a USD$ 1,250,000 prize pool during the upcoming Major. PGL has revealed that tickets will be available soon, if you’re looking forward to go, but there’s no details just yet. So, best bet would be to keep an eye on the relevant social media channels for more information.
If you’re quite new to the scene, this video on a brief history of all the CS:GO Majors so far should get you up to speed.
You can find out more about the full Counter-Strike 2 release date and why Counter-Strike 2 might be getting Dota 2 style announcers right here. It’s also worth reading up on whether Counter-Strike 2 is free to play, if you’re interested, here.