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PGL Changes First Day Matchups After Virtus.Pro Roster Change


Virtus.Pro’s roster change has changed the matchups, just days before the Stockholm Major.

PGL has updated its schedule for Day 1 of the CS:GO Major following a Virtus.Pro roster change. 

Virtus.Pro replaced Sanjar "SANJI" Kuliev with Evgeny "FL1T" Lebedev for the Major. As a result of this change, VP will lose 20% of its RMR points and drop below Entropiq in seedings. The CS:GO Major kicks off with Astralis taking on Copenhagen Flames and Team Spirit facing off against FaZe Clan. 

Virtus.Pro Announce Temporary Change to CS:GO Roster

Virtus.Pro have added Fl1t to the CS:GO roster, replacing Sanji just days before the start of the Major. This change came as a surprise to CS:GO fans, especially because of its timing. With just days to go for the Major, one would expect Virtus.Pro to continue with the current roster. The Virtus.Pro roster change has forced a change in seeding and hence the Day 1 matchups.

New Matchups for PGL Stockholm Major

As a result of VP’s roster change and the accompanying RMR penalty, PGL has made some changes to the initial matchups. Here are the matchups on Day 1 of the CS:GO Major. 

  • 10 CEST: Astralis vs Copenhagen Flames.
  • 10 CEST: Team Spirit vs FaZe Clan.
  • 11.15 CEST: ENCE vs Godsent.
  • 11.15 CEST: Pain Gaming vs Virtus.Pro.
  • 12.30 CEST: BIG vs Entropiq.
  • 12.30 CEST: Movistar Riders vs Renegades.
  • 13.45 CEST: Heroic vs TYLOO.
  • 13.45 CEST: Mouz vs Sharks Esports.

The Challengers Stage runs from October 26-29, 2021. It has 16 teams in a Swiss-system format where all elimination and advancement matches are best-of-three series. All other matches are Bo1 format series.

The top eight teams advance to The New Legends Stage while the bottom half of the group faces elimination. 

CS:GO fans can catch all the action live on Twitch.

Stay tuned to for the latest CS:GO news and updates out of the PGL Stockholm Major

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