Closed qualifier PGL Copenhagen Major

Open qualifiers for the PGL CS2 Copenhagen Major kicked off in Europe and the Americas on January 8, with the Asia-Pacific region joining the fray a few days later. Participating teams compete for a place in closed qualifying tournaments under RMR.

PGL Copenhagen Major is the first Counter-Strike 2 tournament organized by Valve. The last Major we saw was the BLAST.tv Paris CS:GO Major, which took place in the capital of France in May 2023.

To qualify for the Copenhagen Major, teams will have to go through several stages at once. If their path begins with the Open Qualifiers, they need to advance to the Closed Qualifiers and then to the RMR Regionals, where they will compete for a slot in the main tournament.

All teams that are waiting for opponents in closed qualifiers

Europe

16 teams from Europe have been directly invited to two closed stages, while the remaining 16 will be determined in four open qualifiers, which run from 8 to 15 January. Teams in bold received direct invites, while all others went through open qualifiers.

Group A:

  • Virtus Pro
  • Natus Vincere
  • Cloud9
  • BIG
  • BetBoom Team
  • 3DMAX
  • 9Pandas
  • SAW

Group B:

  • MOUZ
  • Team Spirit
  • Eternal Fire
  • Amkal Esports
  • Astralis
  • Preasy Esport
  • Aurora Gaming
  • FORZE Esports

Teams that qualified for the closed qualifiers (will be reseeded at the end of the open qualifiers):

  • ex-Thunderflash
  • KOI
  • Fnatic
  • Entropiq

A total of 32 teams will participate in two closed qualifying tournaments. This list will be updated as new teams advance to the qualifiers.

America
The closed qualifiers for the Americas region were split into North American and South American regions, which is understandable since these are online tournaments and possible internet issues must be taken into account.

In each of the region’s qualifiers, eight teams were directly invited and eight qualified. Current list of teams for the RMR closed qualifiers (List will be updated):

North American Closed Qualifier:

  • Complexity
  • M80
  • Nouns
  • Badass Gaming
  • BOSS
  • Party Astronauts
  • Unjustified Gaming
  • Wildcard Gaming

South American Closed Qualifier:

  • MIBR
  • 9z Team
  • paiN Gaming
  • RED Canids
  • BESTIA
  • Imperial
  • Sharks
  • Fluxo
  • Flamengo Esports
  • Legacy
  • ODDIK
  • w7m Esports

Asian-Pacific area

Due to the large size of the Asia-Pacific region in CS2, there are competitions across five different sub-regions where teams play for a place in the RMR, which will take place in Shanghai (February).

The Ocean and China regions invited four teams, the East Asia region invited three, while the Southeast Asia and Middle East regions had all eight teams selected through open qualifiers.

Current list of teams for closed qualifiers:

Oceania:

  • Rooster
  • Grayhound Gaming
  • Bad News Kangaroos
  • Vantage

China:

  • Lynn Vision
  • TYLOO
  • NewHappy
  • Wings Up

East Asia :

  • The MongolZ
  • ATOX
  • Eruption

Southeast Asia:

  • TBD

Middle East:

  • JiJieHao
  • Bravado Gaming
  • Team Shush
  • DEATHROW
  • Nixuh
  • OnyxRavens
  • POGGERZ
  • Goliath Gaming

Teams directly invited to RMR PGL Copenhagen Major

12 teams were directly invited to the RMR stage, based on the results of their performance in the Paris CS:GO Major. After the closed qualifiers are completed, they will be divided into RMR A or B in Europe, with the exception of FURIA, which will compete in America. The list looks like this:

Prize-winning places in PGL Major Copenhagen

#Prize amount
1$500,000
2$170,000
3$80,000
3$80,000
5$45,000
5$45,000
5$45,000
5$45,000
9$20,000
9$20,000
9$20,000
12$20,000
12$20,000
12$20,000
15$20,000
15$20,000
16$10,000
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