The first game day at the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Challengers Stage has come to an end. Based on the results of two rounds of confrontation, two quartets were determined: applicants for reaching the Legends stage and teams that are one step away from relegation. Moreover, the starting day of PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Challengers Stage gave us one bright sensation, which is simply impossible to ignore.
First round of PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Challengers Stage
The game day started with the first round, in which all teams knew their rivals in advance. However, already in the first game, the main sensation of this championship took place, as the Astralis team lost to Copenhagen Flames with a bang. In a parallel duel, the victory was found by the FaZe Clan team, which outplayed Spirit. The duel between BIG and Entropiq turned out to be no less interesting, as both teams made too many mistakes.
In all other cases, the favorites found their victories, even if Heroic had to spend enough energy to beat TYLOO on the Inferno map. The fate of Virtus.pro is interesting, which, having made a bunch of mistakes, almost lost to one of the outsiders of the championship - the paiN team.
Results of the first round of the Challengers stage:
- Astralis 6 - 16Copenhagen Flames.
- Team Spirit 11 - 16FaZe Clan.
- ENCE16 - 10GODSENT.
- paiN Gaming14 - 16Virtus.pro.
- BIG16 - 13Entropiq.
- Movistar Riders16 - 13Renegades.
- Heroic16 - 12TYLOO.
- MOUZ16 - 6Sharks Esports.
Round 2 of PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Challengers Stage
In the second round, the standings took on an understandable look, since the teams were pre-divided into two baskets of winners and losers. However, this did not prevent Astralis from showing itself from the worst side once again, this time losing to the Entropiq team.
The matches of the championship outsiders turned out to be interesting. And if Renegades made a beautiful comeback against paiN, then TYLOO still retained its advantage on the Mirage map, having won the first victory in this tournament.
The Copenhagen Flames team, which this time turned out to be stronger than BIG on Nuke, continued to walk the victorious path. The duel between Heroic and MOUZ turned out to be no less interesting, in which the Danish team rehabilitated themselves for a difficult start at PGL Major Stockholm 2021, having confidently dealt with the opponent.
The FaZe Clan team also found their victory, which, having gained a wealth of experience, managed to put the squeeze on ENCE on Dust 2. At the end of the game day, Virtus.pro gave us a great comeback against Movistar Riders, showing strong attacking play on the Vertigo map.
Results of the second round of the Challengers stage:
- Team Spirit16 - 12GODSENT.
- Astralis6 - 16Entropiq.
- paiN Gaming14 - 16Renegades.
- TYLOO16 - 14Sharks Esports.
- ENCE12 - 16FaZe Clan.
- BIG11 - 16Copenhagen Flames.
- Movistar Riders12 - 16Virtus.pro.
- Heroic16 - 11MOUZ.
Leaderboard after two rounds
|A place||Command||Result||Round difference||1st round||2nd round||3rd round||4th round||5th round|
|3||Copenhagen flames||2-0||+15||16: 6||16:11||-||-||-|
Schedule of the third round of PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Challengers Stage
Tomorrow, October 27, eight matches of the third round of the championship will take place. Half of them will be held in the BO3 format, since they will be decisive in the tournament prospects for the playing teams.
- Team Spirit - TYLOO.
- BIG - Renegades.
- ENCE - MOUZ.
- Movistar Riders - Entropiq.
- Astralis - GODSENT.
- paiN - Sharks.
- Virtus.pro - FaZe Clan
- Heroic - Copenhagen Flames.
PGL Major Stockholm 2021 runs from October 26 to November 7 in Sweden. 24 teams are competing for a prize pool of $ 2,000,000, as well as BLAST Premier and ESL Pro Tour points. The championship playoffs will take place at the Avicii Arena with spectators, while the early stages of the championship take place in a studio format.