The eight best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams in the world take to the stage at the Antwerps Sportpaleis, get the lowdown on all the action with Gamelevate’s full event guide!
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When Is The 2022 PGL Antwerp Major Champions Stage?
The Champions Stage of the 2022 PGL Major will begin on May 19th 2022 with the first round of fixtures. The semifinals will be hosted on May 21st 2022, with the grand final due to be hosted on Sunday, May 22nd.
What Format Will The PGL Antwerp Major Be?
All matches at the Champions Stage will be bo3s, with a single-elimination format being used to determine how far each team progresses.
The current competitive CS:GO map pool will once again be used across the stage, which currently includes the following:
So far at the Major, Mirage has been the most popular map pick, having been played 14 times so far. The newest maps in the pool in Ancient and Vertigo are tied with the famous decider in Inferno as the next most-popular pick with 9 plays each, whilst Dust II is the least played map so far with just two matches.
PGL Antwerp Major: Champions Stage Teams
Having whittled the original 24 qualified teams at the Major down to the final eight during the Challengers and Legends stages, the Champions stage teams have been drawn together based on their seeding at the latter point of the tournament.
Champions Stage Opening Fixtures In Full:
- Team Spirit vs FURIA, 19th May 2022
- FaZe Clan vs NiP, 19th May 2022
- ENCE vs Copenhagen Flames, 20th May 2022
- Heroic vs NAVI, 20th May 2022
Who Is Going To Win The 2022 PGL Antwerp Major?
The 2022 PGL Antwerp Major has already delivered plenty of dramatic matches and surprising storylines, which makes predicting the upcoming Champions Stage that much harder. Imperial’s run to the Legends stage was undoubtedly the upset run of the event so far, however, G2’s elimination along with the likes of Cloud9 and Vitality also deserve a mention.
In terms of the teams left standing, it’s hard to look past FaZe Clan or NAVI as the favourites to go all the way.
But you also shouldn’t count out an outsider like Team Spirit. The CIS-led org went a flawless 3-0 in the Legends Stage, and only dropped one map against G2 in the Challengers.
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