The first Counter-Strike 2 Major in China

After the conclusion of the current Player break, the Shanghai Major is the next Major that will see the world’s best compete for glory. The Major takes place later this year and PGL has secured the rights to the English broadcast of the Major. 

PGL secures rights to Shanghai Major English Broadcast

PGL hosted its first-ever Counter-Strike Major earlier this year. The PGL Copenhagen Major saw NAVI take the title after a closely contested tournament. With the broadcast experience of the Major, PGL has now secured the rights to the English broadcast for the second Major as well. In addition to the Major, they will also produce the RMR cycles leading up to the Major. 

PGL has secured the media rights for the Perfect World CS2 Shanghai Major 2024, and we will be producing the English broadcast remotely for both the RMR and the Major. Save the dates and join us for this thrilling event! 

Earlier this year, PGL announced they would venture into Counter-Strike. They revealed they will host five events in 2025 and six in 2026, outlining their commitment to the FPS title.

These events are non-Major events that aims to introduce a breath of fresh air into the game. With ESL and BLAST holding a monopoly over the game's esports, PGL joining the fray is a welcome reprieve. The announcement comes in the wake of Valve putting an end to exclusive leagues in Counter-Strike esports.

The show begins with the regional RMRs in the second half of August. The Major itself starts on November 30 and will mark the end of the season. The Major Grand Final will take place on December 15, 2024 and it has a $1.25 million prize pool. The Major will have 24 teams and feature some of the best teams in the world in competition. The team that wins the Major will receive $500,000 in prize money and more importantly, the prestige of being the best team in the world.