The first CS:GO Major of 2022 has been called, with FaZe Clan earning their victory.
The the PGL CS:GO Major Antwerp 2022 saw 24 teams compete for a share of the $1 million prize pool and the title of champions. Each team qualified through the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournaments, earning them a coveted spot at Antwerp.
PGL Major Antwerp was divided into three stages: Challengers, Legends, and Champions. The first two were played behind closed doors, while Champions was held at Antwerp with a live audience.
This was the first-ever CS:GO Major hosted in Belgium. According to PGL, the country’s central location in Europe ticked every box of what it wanted when it set out to find “one of the most approachable destinations” for the event.
Running from May 9 - 22, the dates for the events were as follows:
- Challengers Stage: May 9-12
- Legends Stage: May 14-17
- Champions Stage: May 19-22
Just eight teams were left by the start of the Champions Stage.
FaZe Clan Wins PGL CSGO Major Antwerp 2022
It was FaZe against defending champions Natus Vincere (NAVI) in the final showdown of the Champions Stage, with only one team walking away with the crown. Both teams had crushed their way through the semi-finals, each with a 2-0 win.
In the end, it was FaZe Clan who triumphed, winning 2-0 once again. The team consisted of karrigan, ropz, Twistzz, rain, and broky, who walked away with the winning share of $500,000. This win marked the first time an international team took the crown at a Global Offensive Major.