The highly anticipated CSGO PGL Stockholm major 2021 is nearly here, and fans are more hyped than ever to see their favourite esports teams battling it out to determine the best CSGO team out there. However, not every star out there will be able to partake in the Stockholm Major. Many renowned esports athletes will be missing out on the major for a variety of reasons.
We have compiled a list of five notable players who’ll, unfortunately, be missing out on the CSGO Stockholm Major 2021.
- KennyS: If you’re an avid CSGO fan, then chances are you’re already familiar with the name of this French giant. Kenny “kennyS” Schrub is undoubtedly one of the finest AWPers that the world of CSGO has ever seen. However, the 26-year-old was benched from G2 in March after a series of inconsistent performances. The absence of KennyS in the Stockholm Major will certainly be disheartening for a lot of older CSGO fans out there.
- Aleksib: ENCE’s run to the finals of Katowice Major 2019 is something that Finnish CSGO fans will cherish for a long time. The historic run that surprised the majority of the community was led by the young prodigy Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen. The star later joined OG in the same year and helped it rise and has helped the team rise towards the top. However, OG didn’t make it to the Stockholm Major, and as a result Aleksib won’t be attending it either.
- F0rest: Any list of the most iconic CSGO players across the world would be incomplete without the presence of the legendary player Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg. The Swede has been playing competitive Counter-Strike since 2005 and has been a part of the rosters of Fnatic, SK Gaming and Ninjas in Pyjamas. The 33-year-old has earned a whopping eight MVP titles throughout his career and was the winner of ESL Cologne 2014. However, f0rest won’t be attending Stockholm major 2021, which marks an end to an era of competitive CS.
- Tarik: American CSGO star Tarik “tarik” Celik played a key role behind the victory of Cloud9 in the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018. Their astonishing run that ended with a victory against tournament favourites FaZe Clan had fans of North American CS cheering for them from across the world. Tarik is currently an inactive member of the Evil Geniuses roster and will be missing the Stockholm Major 2021.
- Coldzera: Marcelo “coldzera” David is a light that will illuminate the skies of CSGO for several years to come. The 26-year-old has been widely regarded as the best CSGO player of all time and was a part of the rosters of SK Gaming, MiBR and FaZe clan before joining Complexity this year. The two-time major winner missing out on the Stockholm Major 2021 is definitely saddening to CSGO fans across the globe.