The next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major tournament is getting closer, and after the end of the European Minor Championship, PGL decided that it was time to announce the teams and the schedule for the Krakow Major. The prize pool for the PGL Major Krakow 2017 will be #1 million. It will be one of the biggest for CS:GO competition this year.
Because of that, Krakow Major will feature some of the best CS:GO teams in the world at the moment. LAN qualifiers need to be played to determine the final eight teams who will secure their place in the main event. Interestingly, PGL Major Krakow will not be sending direct invites to teams. The teams that finished in the top eight at the PGL Major will automatically take their place in the main event.
Because of that the fight for the remaining eight places in this tournament will be very tough for the teams that will join the LAN qualifiers. Teams that failed to finish in the top eight at the previous Major are GODSENT, G2 eSports, mousesports, Hell Raisers, Team Liquid, OpTic Gaming, FlipSid3 Tactics, BIG, Renegades, Clodud9, TyLoo, Immortals, Vega Squadron, PENTA Sports, Tengri, and Team Dignitas.
With eight spots available for grab, G2 eSports, OpTic Gaming, Mousesports, HellRaisers, Cloud9, Immortals, Team Dignitas, and TyLoo should not have any major problems when it comes to the securing their spots.
However, other teams should not be excluded as Team Liquid, Renegades, Vega Squadron, and several other teams also had good results in the last couple of month. They will not surrender just like that. The team that gets into these LAN qualifiers with too much self-confidence will surely have a tough time to secure their spots. Other teams will not be forgiving and they will be waiting for their opportunity.
On many occasions this year and previous years, teams that many characterized as favorites believed that their job is even over before the actual start of the match. However, once the match starts there are no favorites, and each team is fighting for their survival as best as they know. Even though there are several clear favorites in these qualifiers, there will surely be those who will fail to justify that characterization.
PGL Major Krakow 2017 LAN qualifiers will take place from June 29th to July 2nd in Bucharest, Romania. The sixteen teams mentioned previously will travel to Romania to secure their places at the next Major CS:GO tournament.
The stakes will be high in these qualifiers. Winning might mean the opportunity to participate at one of the biggest CS:GO tournaments this year. Defeat will mean the failure to grasp one of the last opportunities to participate in big CS:GO tournaments. There are only a few more before the end of the season.