PGL Major 2021 New Challengers Stage - Viewers Guide

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PGL Major 2021 New Challengers Stage: Schedule, Results, Streams, Other Details

Everything about the PGL Major Stockholm 2021: New Challengers Stage.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The highly awaited PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is finally here, all set to take place from 26th October to 7th November 2021.
16 of the 24 teams competing in the PGL Major 2021 will participate in the New Challengers Stage.
Here are the schedule, results, streams, and other details about the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - New Challengers Stage.

The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is all set to take place from 26th October to 7th November 2021. Esports fans will witness two weeks of top-tier CS:GO action as 24 teams from around the world go up against each other for a grand prize of $2,000,000 USD, the largest prize pool ever for a CS:GO Major tournament.

The participants have been segregated into three groups of eight teams each, based on their standings on the RMR (Regional Major Rankings) leaderboards - Contenders, Challengers, Legends. Similarly, the tournament has been divided into three stages as well - New Challengers Stage, New Legends Stage, New Champions Stage.

Here are the complete details about the New Challengers Stage of the PGL Major Stockholm 2021. Everything from schedule, results, standings, streams, format, prize pool split, teams, lineups, and other details.

Update: Check out PGL Major Stockholm 2021 Champions Stage: Schedule, Results, Streams, Other Details for latest details about the ongoing Majors.

A complete guide to PGL Major Stockholm 2021: New Challengers Stage

New Challengers Stage: Contenders and Challengers Teams

New Challengers Stage: Format (26th to 29th October 2021)

  • 16 team Swiss System Format will be followed.

  • Elimination and Qualification matches will feature a BO3 series.

  • All other matches will be a BO1 series.

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

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

New Challengers Stage: Standings

The top eight teams will qualify ahead to PGL Major Stockholm 2021: New Legends Stage, while the remaining eight teams will be eliminated from the tournament.

New Challengers Stage: Schedule and Results (Timezone: IST)

The initial matchups or Round-1 of the New Challengers Stage will take place on 26th October with all the 16 teams playing a BO1 series.

Round 1 - 26th October 2021, Tuesday

Round-2 will also be played on 26th October, but the matchups are not yet determined and will be based on the results of the first round. Here, the teams will be further divided into two groups, Winners and Losers.

Round 2 - 26th October 2021, Tuesday

Round-3 will be played on 27th October, but the matchups have not been determined till now 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 - 27th October 2021, Wednesday

Round-4 will be played on 28th October, but the matchups have not been determined till now. They will be based on the results of the third round. Here, the teams will be divided into two groups - Qualifier and Eliminator.

Round 4 - 28th October 2021, Thursday

Round-5, which is the last round, will be played on 29th October, but the matchups have not been determined till now. They will be based on the results of the fourth round. Here, the remaining teams will play in an Eliminator.

Round 5 - 29th October 2021, Friday

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - Prize Pool Distribution

The PGL Major 2021 will be featuring the highest prize pool ever for a CS:GO Major, a whopping $2,000,000 USD. This amount will be divided between the top 16 teams which means that all the teams facing elimination in the New Challengers Stage will be walking away empty-handed.

PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - Streams

The PGL Major 2021 is officially scheduled to broadcast in over 25 languages across different platforms.

Both the New Challengers Stage and the New Legends Stage will be played in a LAN environment but without a live audience. However, the final phase of the tournament New Champions Stage will be played in front of a live audience at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

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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.