PGL has decided to host the next Valve-sponsored Major in Antwerp, Belgium. Here's all you need to know about the event.
The PGL Antwerp Major
For the first Major of 2022, Valve has decided to revert back to the $1m prize pool.
Teams will qualify for the event through a RMR tournament, which will be divided into three regions: EMEA, Americas, and Asia-Oceania. If the global situation allows for it, the events will be held on LAN.
The venue for the PGL Major
The Sportpaleis is the biggest concert venue in Belgium, seating 24,000 people at full capacity. It is situated on the outskirts of Antwerp.
While mostly known as a concert hall, it features several sports events throughout the year.
The host city of the Major
Antwerp is the biggest Dutch-speaking city in Belgium, with over half a million inhabitants. Situated on the banks of the Schelde river, the city is mostly known for its port and historical landmarks.
While not historically known for its esports culture, Antwerp has several advantages as a host. It's centrally located in Europe, is only a short train ride away from the main airport in Belgium, and has plenty of entertainment to offer in between matches.