Special livestream for beginners during PGL Major Copenhagen

Special livestream for beginners during PGL Major Copenhagen

19 March 2024

If you have been following the international esports news a bit lately, you might have gotten the impression that Copenhagen is at the center of the esports world. The Danish capital has appeared in more than a few international esports headlines over the past months, including when Valve announced the city as the location for The International 2024.

We don’t expect the above to change any time soon either, seeing as the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 kicked off just last weekend. Sixteen of the best Counter-Strike 2 teams in the world are currently in the capital to compete for a share of the $ 1,25 million prize pool and event organizer PGL has created a Newbie stream for it as well. This stream is aimed at new players and viewers with the goal of helping them understand the game better. It’s the first time PGL has included such a Newbie stream in its Major offering.

Opportunity to showcase the game

Counter-Strike is amongst the most popular and most played video games in the world, and it has been for some years now. As a result, the big international tournaments, like the Major Copenhagen for example, tend to attract millions of viewers from all over the world. Seeing as this tends to include new players and viewers, these major events also represent the perfect opportunities for Valve, the game’s developer, and PGL to introduce the game to a whole new group of potential players.

At the same time, Counter-Strike is not as easy a game as it might seem at first glance. There is a lot more to the game than simply shooting and killing enemies for players who really want to compete. It can even seem overwhelming for livestream viewers and this is also what might turn new players off from trying the game any further. Valve and PGL are introducing the Newbie stream to deal with this issue.

It will present viewers with a simplified view of the game and the action, relative to the classic streams, and focus on presenting the game in a broader sense. Official streams, for example, usually feature x-ray vision that allows viewers to see through in-game walls, but the players themselves can’t. Streaming details like this could be very valuable for beginners and will be provided during the brand-new Newbie stream.

4 teams still unbeaten

As we mentioned earlier, the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 is currently underway. In the build-up to the third day of the event, four teams are still unbeaten. These are North American-Russian team Cloud9, Norwegian organization HEROIC, Turkish player-owned collective Eternal Fire, and Portuguese team SAW.
The total prize pool for the events consists of $ 1.250.000 with $ 500.000 being reserved for the champions. They will also win starting tickets for both the BLAST Premier World Final and the Esports World Cup 2024. The runner-up will go home with $ 170.000, while the eventual number three and four each get $ 80.000 in prize money.