PGL Antwerp Major 2022 Challengers Stage: Complete Details

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PGL Antwerp Major 2022 Challengers Stage: Schedule, Results, Streams, More

Here is everything about the PGL Antwerp Major 2022: Challengers Stage.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The highly awaited PGL Antwerp Major 2022 is finally here and is all set to take place from 9th to 22nd May 2022.
16 of the 24 teams competing in the Antwerp Major 2022 will be seen in action during the Challengers Stage.
Here are the schedule, results, streams, and other details for the PGL Antwerp Major 2022- Challengers Stage.

The PGL Antwerp Major 2022 is all set to take place from 9th to 22nd May. Esports fans will witness two weeks of top-tier CS:GO action as 24 teams from around the world compete against each other for a total prize pool of $1,000,000 USD (INR 77,368,050), which is a 50% dip from last year's PGL Stockholm Major 2021.

All the participants have been segregated into three groups of eight teams each based on the slot secured by them in the RMR (Regional Major Rankings) qualifiers - Contenders, Challengers, and Legends.

Similarly, the Major has also been divided into three stages - Challengers Stage, Legends Stage, and Champions Stage (Playoffs) which will be played in front of about 50,000 spectators at the Antwerps Sportpaleis.

Here are the complete details for the Challengers Stage of the PGL Antwerp Major 2022. Everything from schedule, results, standings, streams, format, prize pool split, teams, lineups, and other details.

Update: Check out PGL Antwerp Major 2022 Legends Stage: Schedule, Results, Streams, Other Details for latest details about the ongoing Majors.

A complete guide to PGL Antwerp Major 2022: Challengers Stage

The first stage of the tournament is scheduled to start today 9th May and will be taking place for the next four days, coming to an end on 12th May with eight teams qualifying ahead to the Legends Stage.

Challengers Stage Teams: Contenders and Challengers

Challengers Stage: Format (9th to 12th May 2022)

  • A 16-team Swiss System format will be followed.

  • Elimination and Qualification matches will feature a BO3 series.

  • All other matches will be a single-match series.

  • The top eight teams will proceed to the Legends Stage.

  • The bottom eight teams will be eliminated from the Major.

Challengers Stage: Overall Standings

Total of 16 teams will be competing in this stage of the tournament, but only the top eight will qualify ahead to PGL Antwerp Major 2022: Legends Stage.

Challengers Stage: Schedule and Results (Timezone: IST)

The initial matchups or Round-1 of the Challengers Stage will take place on 9th May with all 16 teams playing a single game series.

Round 1 - 9th May 2022, Monday

Round-2 will also be played on 9th May, but the matchups are not yet determined and will be based on the results of the first round. Here, the teams will be divided into two groups - Winners and Losers.

Round 2 - 9th May 2022, Monday

Round-3 will be played on 10th May, but the matchups have not been determined and will be based on the results of the second round. Here, the teams will be divided into three groups - Qualifier, Last Chance, Eliminator.

Round 3 - 10th May 2022, Tuesday

Round-4 will be played on 11th May, but the matchups have not been determined and will be based on the results of the third round. Here, the teams will be divided into two groups - Qualifier and Eliminator.

Round 4 - 11th May 2022, Wednesday

Round-5, which is the the last round, will be played on 12th May, but the matchups have not yet been determined and will be based on the results of the fourth round. Here, the remaining teams will play in an Eliminator.

Round 5 - 12th May 2022, Thursday

The 8 CS:GO teams that have qualified for the Legends Stage are,

  1. G2 Esports

  2. Team Vitality

  3. ENCE

  4. Team Spirit

  5. Outsiders

  6. Imperial Esports

  7. Bad News Eagles

  8. Team Liquid

PGL Antwerp Major 2022 - Prize Pool Distribution

This time the CS:GO Major is featuring a total prize pool of $1,000,000 USD which will be divided between the top 16 teams. This means that all the teams that compete in the legends stage will be walking away with some part of the prize money.

PGL Antwerp Major 2022 - Livestreams

Two livestreams will be simultaneously running for most part of the first two stages of the Antwerp Major, Challengers Stage and Legends Stage.

While the primary stream will be broadcasted in 27 different languages across multiple streaming platforms, the secondary stream will be streamed in only nine languages.

Here are complete details about where and how you can watch the PGL Antwerp Major 2022,

The first two stages of the tournament will be played on LAN but not in front of a live audience, however the final stage will be taking place at the Antwerps Sportpaleis in front of almost 50,000 spectators.

This tournament is getting a lot of support from the local body with the city of Antwerp even commissioning the creation of a new CS:GO map called 'Antwerp Harbor', giving all CS:GO players an opportunity to see glimpses of the city virtually.

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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.