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PGL Major Kraków 2017 – Swiss round one pairings announced

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PGL Major Kraków 2017 – Swiss round one pairings announced

Initial pairings for the group stage of the PGL Major Kraków 2017 LAN finals have been released.

With the offline qualifiers concluding last night, deducing the eight Challengers, PGL have drawn the initial pairings for the LAN finals group stage. Sixteen of the world’s finest teams will collide on July 21st-23rd, clashing for an astonishing $1,000,000 prize pool, as well as the most prestigious title in CS:GO – Major Champions. The event will be taking place at the Tauron Arena in Kraków, Poland, a venue that is capable of hosting up to 18,000 spectators.

For those curious about the distribution of the prize pool, see below:

Grand total: $1,000,000

1st place – $500,000
2nd place – $150,000
3rd & 4th places – $70,000
5th – 8th places – $35,000
9th – 16th places – $8,750

The group stage of the upcoming Major tournament will see, much like the offline qualifier, best-of-one Swiss format. A total of five rounds will determine the eight teams to make it to the quarter-finals of the tournament. Upon the group stage conclusion, the teams will face off in a single-elimination, best-of-three play-offs bracket, right until the very end of the tournament.

Below are the first round group stage pairings:

DenmarkAstralis vs. BrazilImmortals vs. RussiaVega Squadron
SwedenFnatic vs. CISFlipSid3 Tactics
BrazilSK Gaming vs. EuropePENTA Sports
KazakhstanGambit Esports vs. Europemousesports
CISNatus Vincere vs. FranceG2 Esports
EuropeFaZe Clan vs. GermanyBIG
DenmarkNorth vs. United StatesCloud9

Image courtesy of PGL


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