FaZe wins PGL CSGO Major Antwerp 2022: Recap & full results

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The first CS:GO Major of 2022, the PGL Major Antwerp, is officially in the books. Twenty-four teams from all over the world competed for $1 million in prize money and the title of Major champions, but in the end FaZe would be the ones to raise the trophy. Here’s what you need to know.


  • FaZe takes down NAVI 2-0 in Grand Final set on May 22
  • NAVI unable to take a map against Karrigan’s FaZe in Grand Finals
  • FaZe rain capped off epic performance with 30 kills on Nuke to wrap up Grand Final

The CS:GO circuit is jam-packed with high-quality tournaments, but the Majors still stand above the rest. The 17th iteration of the prestigious Valve-sponsored event was PGL, the same company that organized the 2021 Stockholm Major.

This time, the Major took us to Antwerp. The event featured 24 of the world’s best teams, who qualified via Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournaments. No team was guaranteed a spot in Antwerp, not even NAVI, as the best team of 2021 and the reigning Major champions.

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The Major culminated with the playoffs, held in front of a crowd at the Antwerps Sportpaleis

We’ve got everything you need to know about how the PGL Major Antwerp played out right here, including the schedule, the full results, and how FaZe pulled off the win.


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PGL CSGO Major Antwerp 2022: Recap

The Major started out with 24 of the world’s top teams, but the table had been whittled down to just eight by the start of the Champions Stage on May 19.

Champs FaZe faced their toughest challenge of the playoffs against Ninjas in Pyjamas, escaping with a 2-1 win. NAVI also faced a challenge in the opening round, sliding by Heroic with a score of 2-1 as well.

Both teams flew through the Semis with 2-0 sweeps. FaZe had no problem against Team Spirit, and NAVI easily handled the upstart ENCE side. This would set the stage for a FaZe and NAVI Grand Final that would be the biggest CSGO match of 2022 so far.

For FaZe fans, the Final definitely didn’t disappoint. Despite being the defending champs NAVI were completely unable to deal with performances by karrigan, rain, and the rest of the new-look FaZe side.

After the dust settled, it was FaZe and FaZe alone standing atop the PGL Antwerp Major mountain. Not only did they sweep the Grand Final 2-0, they did so against the one and only s1mple-led NAVI. Winning a major is one thing, but doing so while sweeping one of the best teams in the world is another level entirely.

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World No.1 FaZe were red-hot favorites to win the Antwerp Major, and didn’t disappoint.

PGL CSGO Major Antwerp 2022: format and location

PGL Major Antwerp was divided into three stages: Challengers, Legends, and Champions. The first two were played behind closed doors in a studio environment, while Champions was held at the 18,000-seater Antwerps Sportpaleis in front of 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.

The event ran as follows:

Dates: May 9-22
  • Challengers Stage: May 9-12
  • Legends Stage: May 14-17
  • Champions Stage: May 19-22

PGL CSGO Major Antwerp 2022: schedule & results

PGL Major Antwerp Champions Stage

Day 1: May 19

Stage Match PT ET BST
Quarter-finals NIP 1-2 FaZe 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Quarter-finals Spirit 2-0 FURIA 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Day 2: May 20

Stage Match PT ET BST
Quarter-finals ENCE 2-0 Copenhagen Flames 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Quarter-finals Heroic 1-2 NAVI 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Day 3: May 21

Stage Match PT ET BST
Semi-finals FaZe Clan 2-0 Spirit 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Semi-finals ENCE 0-2 NAVI 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Day 4: May 22

Stage Match PT ET BST
Grand final FaZe Clan 2-0 NAVI 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

PGL Major Antwerp Legends Stage

Day 1: May 14

Stage Match PT ET BST
Round 1 Heroic 16-11 Liquid 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Copenhagen Flames 16-14 Bad News Eagles 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
NIP 16-4 Vitality 4:15 AM 7:15 AM 12:15 PM
Cloud9 16-12 Outsiders 4:15 AM 7:15 AM 12:15 PM
FaZe 8-16 ENCE 5:30 AM 8:30 AM 1:30 PM
FURIA 12-16 Spirit 5:30 AM 8:30 AM 1:30 PM
NAVI 19-17 G2 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
BIG 16-11 Imperial 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
Round 2 High Heroic 12-16 Spirit 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Round 2 Low Vitality 8-16 Outsiders 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Round 2 High Copenhagen Flames 16-8 ENCE 9:15 AM 12:15 PM 5:15 PM
Round 2 Low FaZe 16-4 Bad News Eagles 9:15 AM 12:15 PM 5:15 PM
Round 2 High BIG 8-16 NAVI 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM
Round 2 Low FURIA 16-9 Liquid 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM
Round 2 High Cloud9 14-16 NIP 11:45 AM 2:45 PM 7:45 PM
Round 2 Low G2 16-12 Imperial 11:45 AM 2:45 PM 7:45 PM

Day 2: May 15

Stage Match PT ET BST
Round 3 Mid Heroic 19-17 G2 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
ENCE 16-8 Outsiders 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Cloud9 8-16 FaZe 4:45 AM 7:45 AM 12:45 PM
BIG 10-16 FURIA 4:45 AM 7:45 AM 12:45 PM
Round 2 Low Vitality 2-0 Team Liquid 5:35 AM 8:35 AM 1:35 PM
Round 2 High Team Spirit 2-1 Copenhagen Flames 5:55 AM 8:55 AM 1:55 PM
Round 2 Low Bad News Eagles 0-2 Imperial 9:15 AM 12:15 PM 5:15 PM
Round 2 High NAVI 2-1 NIP 9:15 AM 12:15 PM 5:15 PM

Day 3: May 16

Stage Match PT ET BST
Round 4 High Copenhagen Flames 1-2 FaZe 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Round 4 Low  BIG 1-2 Vitality 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Round 4 High NIP 2-0 FURIA 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
Round 4 Mid G2 2-1 Outsiders 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
Round 4 High ENCE 2-1 Heroic 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM
Round 4 Low Cloud9 1-2 Imperial 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM

Day 5: May 17

Stage Match PT ET BST
Round 5 Heroic 2-1 Vitality 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Round 5 G2 1-2 Furia 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
Round 5 CPH Flames 2-0 Imperial 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM

PGL Major Antwerp New Challengers Stage

Day 1: May 9

Stage Match PT ET BST
Round 1 Vitality 16-1 Complexity 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Bad News Eagles 16-14 Eternal Fire 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
G2 Esports 16-6 Liquid 4:15 AM 7:15 AM 12:15 PM
forZe 16-9 Renegades 4:15 AM 7:15 AM 12:15 PM
Astralis 16-2 IHC Esports 5:30 AM 8:30 AM 1:30 PM
Imperial 6-16 Team Spirit 5:30 AM 8:30 AM 1:30 PM
MIBR 14-16 Outsiders 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
ENCE 16-7 9z Team 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
Round 2 High G2 19-17 Spirit 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Round 2 Low Eternal Fire 16-2 Renegades 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:00 PM
Round 2 High forZe 16-7 Bad News Eagles 9:15 AM 12:15 PM 5:15 PM
Round 2 Low Complexity 16-13 IHC Esports 9:15 AM 12:15 PM 5:15 PM
Round 2 High ENCE 16-6 Outsiders 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM
Round 2 Low Imperial 16-10 Liquid 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM
Round 2 High Astralis 8-16 Vitality 11:45 AM 2:45 PM 7:45 PM
Round 2 Low MIBR 16-14 9z Tean 11:45 AM 2:45 PM 7:45 PM

Day 2: May 10

Stage Match PT ET BST
Round 3 Mid Team Spirit 16-11 Eternal Fire 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Round 3 Mid Bad News Eagles 16-12 Imperial 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Round 3 Mid Astralis 16-13 MIBR 4:15 AM 7:15 AM 12:15 PM
Round 3 Mid Complexity 9-16 Outsiders 4:15 AM 7:15 AM 12:15 PM
Round 3 High Vitality 2-1 forZe 5:30 AM 8:30 AM 1:30 PM
Round 3 Low Renegades 0-2 IHC Esports 5:30 AM 8:30 AM 1:30 PM
Round 3 High ENCE vs 1-2 G2 Esports 9:15 AM 12:15 PM 5:15 PM
Round 3 Low Team Liquid 2-0 9z Team 9:15 AM 12:15 PM 5:15 PM

Day 3: May 11

Stage Match PT ET BST
Round 4 High Astralis 0-2 Spirit 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Round 4 Low Imperial 2-1 IHC Esports 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Round 4 High forZe 1-2 Outsiders 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
Round 4 Mid Complexity 0-2 Liquid 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
Round 4 High ENCE 2-0 Bad News Eagles 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM
Round 4 Low MIBR 2-0 Eternal Fire 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM

Day 4: May 12

Stage Match PT ET BST
Round 5 Astralis 0-2 Liquid 3:00 AM 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
Round 5 Bad News Eagles 2-1 MIBR 6:45 AM 9:45 AM 2:45 PM
Round 5 forZe 0-2 Imperial 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM

PGL CSGO Major Antwerp 2022: final standings

Placement Team Prize Money (USD)
1 FaZe Clan $500,000
2 NAVI $150,000
3-4 ENCE $70,000
Team Spirit
5-8 Heroic $35,000
Copenhagen Flames
FURIA
Ninjas in Pyjamas
9-11 Imperial Esports $8,750
G2 Esports
Vitality
12-14 Cloud9 $8,750
Outsiders
BIG
15-16 Bad News Eagles $8,750
Team Liquid
17-19 forZe
MIBR
Astralis
20-22 Eternal Fire
Complexity
IHC Esports
23-24 9z
Renegades

Teams qualified for PGL CSGO Major Antwerp 2022

Valve merged some of the regions, creating three RMR events that determined the 24 teams attending the Major: Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. The number of slots allocated to each region was determined by how they performed at the previous Major.

The RMR tournaments were hosted by PGL at the company’s studio in Bucharest from April 11-24. Due to its size, the 32-team Europe RMR was divided into two tournaments.

Below you can see all teams that qualified for the Major.

Challengers Stage:

Team Qualified From Players
forZe European RMR A zorte, Jerry, KENSI, Norwi, shalfey
Outsiders European RMR A Jame, YEKINDAR, FL1T, buster, qikert
Vitality European RMR A apEX, ZywOo, misutaaa, dupreeh, Magisk
Eternal Fire European RMR A XANTARES, woxic, Calyx, imoRR, xfl0ud
G2 Esports European RMR B NiKo, JACKZ, huNter, Aleksib, m0NESY
ENCE European RMR B Snappi, dycha, hades, Spinx, Maden
Astralis European RMR B gla1ve, Xyp9x, blameF, k0nfig, Farlig
Bad News Eagles European RMR B rigoN, juanflatroo, gxx, SENER1, sinnopsyy
Team Spirit European RMR B chopper, magixx, degster, Patsi, s1ren
MIBR Americas RMR chelo, exit, WOOD7, Tuurtle, JOTA
Imperial Americas RMR fer, fnx, boltz, FalleN, VINI
Complexity Americas RMR FaNg, floppy, Grim, junior, JT
Team Liquid Americas RMR NAF, oSee, EliGE, shox, nitr0
9z Americas RMR Luken, dav1d, dgt, max, rox
IHC Esports Asia-Pacific RMR bLitz, kabal, nin9, Techno4K, sk0r
Renegades Asia-Pacific RMR Sico, INS, Liazz, Hatz, aliStair

Legends Stage:

Team Qualified From Players
Heroic European RMR A stavn, cadiaN, refrezh, sjuush, TeSes
BIG European RMR A tabseN, tiziaN, syrsoN, faveN, Krimbo
FaZe Clan European RMR A karrigan, ropz, Twistzz, rain, broky
NAVI European RMR A s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, Perfecto, b1t
Cloud9 European RMR B sh1ro, nafany, interz, Ax1Le, HObbit
Copenhagen Flames European RMR B jabbi, roeJ, nicoodoz, HooXi, Zyphon
NIP European RMR B es3tag, Brollan, REZ, Plopski, hampus
FURIA Americas RMR  yuurih, arT, KSCERATO, drop, saffee

 

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