Earlier in January 2021, North American event organizer PGL had announced that it would host CSGO’s 16th Major on LAN in Stockholm in Sweden from October 23 till November 7 with a whopping $2M USD up for grabs.
The venue decided is the famous Ericsson Globe which had earlier hosted the DreamHack Invitational in 2014 and DreamHack Masters Stockholm in 2018.
Today as per a report from Swedish media Outlet Expressen, the Swedish government has eased off restrictions over Esports players entering Sweden from across the globe, provided that they produce a NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST result prior to their departure.
Mr. Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s Minister of the Interior in a statement said that his nation would definitely like to treat Esports players like every other Elite sports athlete. This indeed has rekindled the hope for the entire CSGO community to witness the Major in Stockholm.
Earlier PGL were seen pondering over the Venue selection and considered moving the Major to either one of two unnamed European countries due to the travel restrictions and the audience limit set by the Swedish Authorities. PGL and TalkEsport had previously reported two key deadlines in the wake of hosting the major with one of them now fully being qualified whereas the second one would require the Ericsson Globe to have a full house during the playoffs.
In July, Sweden had set a travel restriction that would allow just 300 spectators at the venue Versus a desired Full house attendance. The verdict on the same can be expected by September 15. The ticket sales for the event will go live on September 16, irrespective of the determined location ahead towards the major.
This verdict was further hyped by NiP CEO Hicham Chahine on Twitter where he seemed to be excited towards the Major being held in Sweden.
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