60 CS:GO Pros To Play Their First-Ever Major 


60 CS:GO Players to Make their Major Debut at PGL Major Stockholm 2021

There are going to be a lot of nerves during this Major!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will be witnessing participation from 60 Major debutants.
Movistar Riders, paiN Gaming, Sharks Esports, Copenhagen Flames, will be stepping out with Major debut lineups.
Gambit Esports, ENCE, Heroic, are ready to compete with four players each on their lineup playing their first-ever Major.

The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is going to witness a lot players who will be competing in their very first Major. Nerve levels will be quite high as the action kicks off later today on 26th October with the New Challengers Stage.

Finally, after 779 days a CS:GO Major is taking place once again and the number of returning players seems to have taken a dip, as 60 debutants are ready to showcase their talent in an effort to win the Major in their very first attempt.

60 CS:GO players will be participating in their first-ever Major at Stockholm

It has been a long wait to witness a Major play out once again, that too in front of a live Swedish audience as the Major once again returns to its roots. This will be the first time that a Major takes place in Stockholm, at the same venue which was initially supposed to host The International 10, Avicii Arena.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - First Day Schedule

Though a lot has changed since the best teams from across the world met at Berlin in 2019 as regions have shrunk, players have retired, new teams have climbed up the global rankings, but most importantly there has been a rise in the number of young players breaking onto the scene and making a name for themselves.

60 of those will now be competing in their first-ever CS:GO Major which is all set to kick off in a few hours time. Here are all the Major debutants along with the teams that they will be playing for,

While a few teams have young players that are stepping out to play their first Major, there are some complete lineups that have fought together through the two rough RMR (Regional Major Rankings) seasons to qualify for PGL Major Stockholm 2021.

Teams like Movistar Riders, paiN Gaming, Sharks Esports, Copenhagen Flames, along with a majority roster (four players) of Gambit Esports, ENCE, Heroic, comprise nearly 53% of all the debutants at the Major. It will be exciting to see if these first-timers, who have had a ton of experience playing online, can perform to their fullest potential in a LAN environment.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.