CS:GO Rosters Locked For PGL Major Stockholm 2021

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Flamie, Allu, PashaBiceps, KennyS, Bubzkji Are Substitutes for PGL Major

PGL unveils complete rosters of all CS:GO teams competing at the Major.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Multiple big and surprising CS:GO players have been added as substitutes by teams competing at PGL Major Stockholm 2021.
Bubzkji, flamie, kennyS, pashaBiceps, allu, ztr, and more have been added as substitutes by the various participating teams.
50% of the teams are determined on utilizing their coach as the substitute player in case of requirement.

The CS:GO rosters of all the teams competing at the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 have been locked and revealed by the organizers. While the playing five of all the teams except for Virtus.pro are as expected, there are a few surprise substitute players that have been included by teams following the revelation of a tournament rule that has concerned all the players competing.

Some big players that have been enlisted as substitutes are Egor "flamie" Vasilev, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski, Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, Aleksi "allu" Jalli, Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen, Erik "ztr" Gustafsson, and many other familiar names that might just play at the upcoming CS:GO Major.

Surprising CS:GO players added as substitutes for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021

The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is all set to take place from 26th October onwards with the New Challengers Stage. The matchups for the opening day have been announced along with complete lineups for all teams, which include a few surprising player additions under the substitute slot.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - First Day Schedule

Here are all the CS:GO players that have been enlisted as substitutes by the participating teams,

Contenders

  • Copenhagen Flames - Niels Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen

  • FaZe Clan - Viacheslav "innersh1ne" Britvin (Coach)

  • GODSENT - Olavo "cky" Napoleão (Coach)

  • Entropiq - Egor "flamie" Vasilev

  • Virtus.pro - Dastan "dastan" Akbayev (Coach)

  • Sharks Esports - Hélder "coachi" Sancho (Coach)

  • TYLOO - QiFang "Karsa" Su (Coach)

  • Renegades - David "Kingfisher" Kingsford (Coach)

Challengers

  • Astralis - Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen

  • ENCE - Aleksi "allu" Jalli

  • BIG - Nico "Aqua" Kembitzky

  • Movistar Riders - Galder "bladE" Barcena (Coach)

  • Heroic - Richard "Xizt" Landström (Coach)

  • MOUZ - Jon "JDC" de Castro

  • paiN Gaming - Felippe "felippe1" Martins (Coach)

  • Team Spirit - Robert "Patsi" Isyanov

Legends

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas - Erik "ztr" Gustafsson

  • Team Vitality - Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro

  • G2 Esports - Kenny "kennyS" Schrub

  • FURIA Esports - Lucas "decenty" Bacelar

  • Team Liquid - Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski

  • Evil Geniuses - Damian "daps" Steele (Coach)

  • Natus Vincere - Andrii "B1ad3" Gorodenskyi (Coach)

  • Gambit Esports - Konstantin "groove" Pikiner (Coach)

Some of these substitutes have been away from the competitive circuit for quite some time due to being benched or due to simply taking a break from the game.

Out of the 24 teams participating 12 of them are using their registered coach as the substitute player, while the other half has included names of a proper sixth player.

The last minute addition of a sixth player has been implemented by teams due to a rule specified within the PGL tournament rulebook that read as follows,

Players, coaches, and managers that show symptoms of COVID-19 and show positive test results may not be able to continue playing in the tournament and may be disqualified.
PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - Official Rulebook

Despite teams expressing a growing concern against this specific rule, PGL remains committed to it for the safety of the tournament and everyone involved.

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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.