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PGL Major Stockholm 2021
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#1
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Since the first CSGO major in two years starts tomorrow, there should be a thread. This is that thread

Matches for the Challengers stage can be found here

For the challengers stage pick'ems, I have:
3-0 team spirit
0-3 sharks
advancing: astralis, faze, mouz, ence, virtus.pro, copenhagen flames, and heroic.

share ur picks and thoughts about the major here

Since the first CSGO major in two years starts tomorrow, there should be a thread. This is that thread

Matches for the Challengers stage can be found [url=https://www.hltv.org/events/6207/matches]here[/url]

For the challengers stage pick'ems, I have:
3-0 team spirit
0-3 sharks
advancing: astralis, faze, mouz, ence, virtus.pro, copenhagen flames, and heroic.

share ur picks and thoughts about the major here
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#2
-7 Frags +

new stickers are lit,
glad to see i dont have to fork out the equivalent of US military budget to get some nice stickers.

also astralis will win the whole thing

new stickers are lit,
glad to see i dont have to fork out the equivalent of US military budget to get some nice stickers.

also astralis will win the whole thing
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#3
8 Frags +
Brexit2016new stickers are lit,
glad to see i dont have to fork out the equivalent of US military budget to get some nice stickers.

also astralis will win the whole thing

I hope they end up giving all players sticker thou since 61/120 are first time at major.
Would suck if they got screwed out of it because valve was lazy.

[quote=Brexit2016]new stickers are lit,
glad to see i dont have to fork out the equivalent of US military budget to get some nice stickers.

also astralis will win the whole thing[/quote]
I hope they end up giving all players sticker thou since 61/120 are first time at major.
Would suck if they got screwed out of it because valve was lazy.
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#4
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https://i.imgur.com/5H0usim.png

[img]https://i.imgur.com/5H0usim.png[/img]
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#5
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rain-

big brain play is putting a team u arent sure about advancing as 3-0 because if astralis lose 1 map but still go 3-1 it won't count for ur pickem

[quote=rain-][/quote]
big brain play is putting a team u arent sure about advancing as 3-0 because if astralis lose 1 map but still go 3-1 it won't count for ur pickem
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#6
0 Frags +

im not paying for pickems this year but challenger stage seems dirt easy. the only real conundrum is whether to be a chad and pick tyloo 0-3

sleeper picks are going to be Entropiq and maybe Cph Flames over BIG VP or Ence

Ence and BIG are probably good 3-0 picks. BIG are less likely to make it, Ence have been doing especially well in group stage type games but could also reasonably not make the cut

im not paying for pickems this year but challenger stage seems dirt easy. the only real conundrum is whether to be a chad and pick tyloo 0-3

sleeper picks are going to be Entropiq and maybe Cph Flames over BIG VP or Ence

Ence and BIG are probably good 3-0 picks. BIG are less likely to make it, Ence have been doing especially well in group stage type games but could also reasonably not make the cut
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#7
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pajarorain-big brain play is putting a team u arent sure about advancing as 3-0 because if astralis lose 1 map but still go 3-1 it won't count for ur pickem

RIP BOZO lol

[quote=pajaro][quote=rain-][/quote]
big brain play is putting a team u arent sure about advancing as 3-0 because if astralis lose 1 map but still go 3-1 it won't count for ur pickem[/quote]
RIP BOZO lol
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#8
2 Frags +

My pick 'em:
3-0 Heroic
0-3 Sharks

Advancing:
Astralis, Faze, Big, Mouz, VP, CPH Flames, Godsent

My pick 'em:
3-0 Heroic
0-3 Sharks

Advancing:
Astralis, Faze, Big, Mouz, VP, CPH Flames, Godsent
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#9
3 Frags +
tuaMy pick 'em:
3-0 Heroic
0-3 Sharks

Advancing:
Astralis, Faze, Big, Mouz, VP, CPH Flames, Godsent

Godsent over Ence? :thinking:

[quote=tua]My pick 'em:
3-0 Heroic
0-3 Sharks

Advancing:
Astralis, Faze, Big, Mouz, VP, CPH Flames, Godsent[/quote]

Godsent over Ence? :thinking:
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#10
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S4mskituaMy pick 'em:
3-0 Heroic
0-3 Sharks

Advancing:
Astralis, Faze, Big, Mouz, VP, CPH Flames, Godsent

Godsent over Ence? :thinking:

godsent over either of the two teams they just lost to ?

[quote=S4mski][quote=tua]My pick 'em:
3-0 Heroic
0-3 Sharks

Advancing:
Astralis, Faze, Big, Mouz, VP, CPH Flames, Godsent[/quote]

Godsent over Ence? :thinking:[/quote]
godsent over either of the two teams they just lost to ?
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#11
4 Frags +

I'd rather gamble looking like a contrarian idiot than wind up with no chance of being one of the only people with a good pickem (like the major gambit won), but didn't want to go full schizo with my picks and pick only underdogs. I wanted to take a chance but obv. hasn't worked out
Godsent looked really good in NA and they have two good, experienced LAN players. Unfortunately felps hasn't fucked like I thought he would. Ence played out of their minds at that last RMR but I wanted to gamble on that being an overperformance and once people started watching their demos/prepping for them they wouldn't be as good.

I'd rather gamble looking like a contrarian idiot than wind up with no chance of being one of the only people with a good pickem (like the major gambit won), but didn't want to go full schizo with my picks and pick only underdogs. I wanted to take a chance but obv. hasn't worked out
Godsent looked really good in NA and they have two good, experienced LAN players. Unfortunately felps hasn't fucked like I thought he would. Ence played out of their minds at that last RMR but I wanted to gamble on that being an overperformance and once people started watching their demos/prepping for them they wouldn't be as good.
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#12
6 Frags +

sad day for BR CS when 3/4 brazilian teams are eliminated after going 0-3, 0-3, and 1-3 (with the 1 win being over another BR team)

sad day for BR CS when 3/4 brazilian teams are eliminated after going 0-3, 0-3, and 1-3 (with the 1 win being over another BR team)
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#13
4 Frags +

6/9 so far!

3-0 Faze

0-3 EG

Advancing:
Gambit, Navi, Astralis, Vitality, Liquid, NIP, and ENCE

  • VP looked like they still haven't bedded in FL1T super well yet, barely scraping their way into Legends.
  • Heroic have a lot of pressure on them and they looked super shaky.
  • Liquid are a zany pick, but they've looked like a new team since they swapped Fallen to IGL and have collected some great bo3 wins recently, plus their skill can win them some bo1s.
  • Astralis didn't look good, but I think their experience will help them grind out close bo3s to go through 3-2.
  • I don't think both CPH Flames and ENCE will be able to pull off a cinderella run here, so I went with ENCE because CPH Flames didn't get any wins in the studio and ENCE performed better at the last RMR, which was a proper LAN.
6/9 so far!
[b]
3-0 Faze[/b]
[b]0-3 EG[/b]

Advancing:[b]
Gambit, Navi, Astralis, Vitality, Liquid, NIP, and ENCE[/b]
[list]
[*] VP looked like they still haven't bedded in FL1T super well yet, barely scraping their way into Legends.
[*] Heroic have a lot of pressure on them and they looked super shaky.
[*] Liquid are a zany pick, but they've looked like a new team since they swapped Fallen to IGL and have collected some great bo3 wins recently, plus their skill can win them some bo1s.
[*] Astralis didn't look good, but I think their experience will help them grind out close bo3s to go through 3-2.
[*] I don't think both CPH Flames and ENCE will be able to pull off a cinderella run here, so I went with ENCE because CPH Flames didn't get any wins in the studio and ENCE performed better at the last RMR, which was a proper LAN.
[/list]
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#14
3 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/y7ryI2u.png

https://i.imgur.com/6NrpT88.png

v unsure outside of navi, vit, faze, nip and maybe gambit... I hope ast pops off like their last game, and dont drop out 0-3, but well see ig. cant count them out on LAN, esp with big brain glaive

[img]https://i.imgur.com/y7ryI2u.png[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/6NrpT88.png[/img]

v unsure outside of navi, vit, faze, nip and maybe gambit... I hope ast pops off like their last game, and dont drop out 0-3, but well see ig. cant count them out on LAN, esp with big brain glaive
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#15
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pajaropajarorain-big brain play is putting a team u arent sure about advancing as 3-0 because if astralis lose 1 map but still go 3-1 it won't count for ur pickemRIP BOZO lol

i tried to warn rain many times and rain didnt listen

[quote=pajaro][quote=pajaro][quote=rain-][/quote]
big brain play is putting a team u arent sure about advancing as 3-0 because if astralis lose 1 map but still go 3-1 it won't count for ur pickem[/quote]
RIP BOZO lol[/quote]
i tried to warn rain many times and rain didnt listen
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#16
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kirisamepajaropajarorain-big brain play is putting a team u arent sure about advancing as 3-0 because if astralis lose 1 map but still go 3-1 it won't count for ur pickemRIP BOZO loli tried to warn rain many times and rain didnt listen

i still got 5

[quote=kirisame][quote=pajaro][quote=pajaro][quote=rain-][/quote]
big brain play is putting a team u arent sure about advancing as 3-0 because if astralis lose 1 map but still go 3-1 it won't count for ur pickem[/quote]
RIP BOZO lol[/quote]
i tried to warn rain many times and rain didnt listen[/quote]
i still got 5
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#17
2 Frags +

late to post but
nip 3-0
navi vita g2 gmb faze liquid heroic
eg 0-3

unlucky on the 3-0 deciders matchups :(

late to post but
nip 3-0
navi vita g2 gmb faze liquid heroic
eg 0-3

unlucky on the 3-0 deciders matchups :(
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#18
3 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/arsAKWn.png

https://i.imgur.com/Xrx9ZwE.png

8/9 challengers stage ez
already missed the 3-0 for legends stage but who cares about that one

[img]https://i.imgur.com/arsAKWn.png[/img]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/Xrx9ZwE.png[/img]

8/9 challengers stage ez
already missed the 3-0 for legends stage but who cares about that one
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#19
2 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/QT3QeWC.png

https://i.imgur.com/64fcZuw.png

nip v cpf was nuts. I fear that there will be an upset in playoffs, but these are probably the most reasonable picks...

[img]https://i.imgur.com/QT3QeWC.png[/img]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/64fcZuw.png[/img]

nip v cpf was nuts. I fear that there will be an upset in playoffs, but these are probably the most reasonable picks...
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#20
1 Frags +

forgot to pick for legends stage :'(

https://i.imgur.com/bFFhmhF.png

picking with my heart and not my brain. ruskis to take it all with heroicbros giving them a good fight would be the dream.

forgot to pick for legends stage :'(

[img]https://i.imgur.com/bFFhmhF.png[/img]

picking with my heart and not my brain. ruskis to take it all with heroicbros giving them a good fight would be the dream.
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#21
4 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/AdcCv7F.png

lets hear it for 3 identical lan finals in a row

[img]https://i.imgur.com/AdcCv7F.png[/img]

lets hear it for 3 identical lan finals in a row
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#22
1 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/RDbRPlu.png

I feel like shiro is playing in his prime right now, along with hobbit and nafany showing up big for lan.

as far as the others, I just picked based off my heart, love heroic to death.

https://i.imgur.com/RDbRPlu.png

I feel like shiro is playing in his prime right now, along with hobbit and nafany showing up big for lan.

as far as the others, I just picked based off my heart, love heroic to death.
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#23
3 Frags +

6/9 in Challengers Stage, 5/9 for the Legends Stage
Quarters
Navi > Vitality
Gambit > Furia
G2 > NIP
Heroic < VP

Semis
Navi < Gambit
G2 > VP

Finals
Gambit > G2

  • G2 vs NIP is a cointoss, but LNZ and Hampus have never played a big arena event before so they might not perform well on top of REZ having a relatively poor event thus far.
  • Heroic vs VP is a complete cointoss, I have no idea who'll win that so I just picked the slight underdogs.
  • Navi on paper beat Gambit but arena mindgames have me really on the fence. This is their event to lose and they know it, plus Gambit have been able to beat them before.
  • G2 vs VP is another cointoss, going with G2 as if they can beat NIP I think they can beat VP.
  • The winner of Gambit vs Navi will win the major
6/9 in Challengers Stage, 5/9 for the Legends Stage
[b]Quarters[/b]
Navi > Vitality
Gambit > Furia
G2 > NIP
Heroic < VP

[b]Semis[/b]
Navi < Gambit
G2 > VP

[b]Finals[/b]
Gambit > G2


[list]
[*] G2 vs NIP is a cointoss, but LNZ and Hampus have never played a big arena event before so they might not perform well on top of REZ having a relatively poor event thus far.
[*] Heroic vs VP is a complete cointoss, I have no idea who'll win that so I just picked the slight underdogs.
[*] Navi on paper beat Gambit but arena mindgames have me really on the fence. This is their event to lose and they know it, plus Gambit have been able to beat them before.
[*] G2 vs VP is another cointoss, going with G2 as if they can beat NIP I think they can beat VP.
[*] The winner of Gambit vs Navi will win the major
[/list]
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#24
2 Frags +

So far I have 8/9 challengers stage, 5/9 legends stage.
For playoffs I have:
Navi - Navi - Navi
Gambit
G2 - G2
VP

Most of these matches are honestly a coinflip. If G2 wins their quarterfinal, I don't see them losing their semi. I could absolutely see Gambit winning the entire thing though.

So far I have 8/9 challengers stage, 5/9 legends stage.
For playoffs I have:
Navi - Navi - Navi
Gambit
G2 - G2
VP

Most of these matches are honestly a coinflip. If G2 wins their quarterfinal, I don't see them losing their semi. I could absolutely see Gambit winning the entire thing though.
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#25
1 Frags +

inb4 the 2 "online-ers" in grand final

inb4 the 2 "online-ers" in grand final
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#26
5 Frags +

map records so far against teams that ended up making playoffs:

https://i.imgur.com/R3s8ZNO.png

map records so far against teams that ended up making playoffs:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/R3s8ZNO.png[/img]
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#27
1 Frags +

Why are gambit and Navi ok the same side of the bracket, that's what I was hoping the final would be :(
I hope we actually get a good final this time though, it's been too long since we've had a good one at a major.

Why are gambit and Navi ok the same side of the bracket, that's what I was hoping the final would be :(
I hope we actually get a good final this time though, it's been too long since we've had a good one at a major.
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#28
-1 Frags +

faze is out there is no point anymore

faze is out there is no point anymore
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#29
3 Frags +

doubting heroicbros Lmaooooo. final is navi vs heroic and ill be a happy dude

doubting heroicbros Lmaooooo. final is navi vs heroic and ill be a happy dude
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#30
1 Frags +

late to the party but 5/9 legends after the close af nip match
playoffs preds, good so far

https://i.imgur.com/wwUw20N.png

late to the party but 5/9 legends after the close af nip match
playoffs preds, good so far
[img]https://i.imgur.com/wwUw20N.png[/img]
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