The PGL Antwerp Major 2022 is certainly one of the highlights of the competitive CS:GO year. The LAN event’s prestige has increased over the years so much that nowadays it rivals that of the CS:GO scene’s biggest events. The PGL Major Antwerp 2022 will feature a total of 24 teams battling it out for a slice of the $1,000,000 USD prize pool and an abundance of circuit points to pair.
Participating teams are seeded in the different stages: Contenders, Challengers, and Legends.
Sixteen of the lowest-seeded teams (Contenders and Challengers) will open up the tournament with the Challengers Stage. The Stage will be played with the Swiss System Format, and all the matches safe for elimination and advancement matches will be played in a Best-of-One series. Although the Swiss Format is notorious for its unpredictability, teams will have a proper chance at redemption with all elimination and advancement matches being played as Best-of-Threes. At the end of the Challengers Stage, the top eight teams will advance to the Legends Stage, while the bottom eight will be eliminated.
The Legends Stage is identical to the Challengers one, but the level of competition will increase dramatically as the top-seeded Legends join the fray. PGL Major Antwerp 2022 will close out with the Champions stage, where the top eight teams will face off in a Single-Elimination bracket, with all matches being played as Bo3’s.
The eventual winners will take home a hefty $500,000 USD bounty, as well as 1800 ESL Pro Tour points, 4000 Blast Premier Tour points, and a spot in the prestigious BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 in December.
PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Betting Tips
As far as the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 CS:GO betting tips go, there’s an abundance of ways you can maximize your potential winnings. Because of their Swiss Format, both the Challengers and Legends Stages leave a lot of room for potential upsets and value bets.
Due to the results of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Qualifiers, we’ve already seen quite a few surprises before the event has even begun. The talk of the town is definitely the Albanian squad of Bad News Eagles and their route to their Challengers status. After advancing through the Open Qualifiers, the little-known organization shocked the scene with its performance in Group B.
On the other hand, we’ve got more established teams like the Outsiders (Virtus Pro’s squad), Team Liquid, and Complexity Gaming heading into the tournament as the lowest possible seed – Contenders.
One should understand that at its core, CS:GO is a game of impulse. With the likes of Bad News Eagles, forZe, and Imperial Esports surging heavily, underdog upsets against out-of-form favorites are almost bound to happen.
Our recommendation for both the Challengers and Legends Stages is to look out for potential value bets. If you have a basic understanding of professional CS:GO, possible underdog victories will not be hard to find. If you’re a beginner, be sure to follow our PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Predictions piece, as it will be updated daily as the tournament progresses.
For the Champions Stage, our best recommendation is to do your homework and wager using a mix of the respective team’s current form, their map preferences, and overall style of play. While upsets are certainly rarer during the Playoffs, they can still happen.
The PGL Major Antwerp 2022’s nature will appease almost every type of bettor out there. From the expert bettors to those who are looking for that one lucky break, be sure that the Antwerp Major will deliver.