The PGL Krakow 2017 Major gets under way this Sunday at 5am EST (11:00 AM CEST).
While you’re watching PGL Krakow 2017, you’ll have a chance to receive a souvenir package commemorating the event. Each souvenir features a weapon from the collection of the map being played, golden stickers of the teams who were playing, and a golden signature of the MVP from the round where the souvenir dropped.
To be eligible for a souvenir package, all you have to do is watch the event. If you’re watching in GOTV or in the main menu, you’ll automatically be eligible for souvenirs. If you’re watching on an official Twitch stream, make sure you link your Steam account!
And don’t forget, you can support your favorite players and teams by purchasing PGL Krakow 2017 items. 50% of items proceeds go directly to the players and organizations. You can also use the team stickers to make your picks for the Pick’Em Challenge. Remember to make your group stage picks before the Group Stage begins on Sunday.
The CS:GO Major Championship Series is just a week away from the main event – the top sixteen CS:GO teams from around the world are set to battle in Krakow, Poland for the title of CS:GO Major Champion! Join in the competitive spirit by supporting your favorite teams and players. Team stickers, player autographs, and team graffiti are all available for purchase in-game or from the Steam Community Market, with 50% of the proceeds going to players and organizations.
Team Pick’Em Challenge
Use your Team Stickers as game pieces in the Team Pick’Em Challenge, a prediction game where you can earn points toward a Krakow 2017 Team Pick’Em Trophy.
Make your first set of predictions before the group stage begins – pick all of the teams that will advance to the playoffs, and predict the most (and least) successful teams. Make your second set of predictions after the group stage is over and before the playoffs begin – build a bracket and predict the Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Grand Final winners.
Make your picks and display your favorite teams with pride – the next CS:GO Major is almost here!
War Games are back as this week’s Operation Hydra event. You can now select the War Games you want from a lobby. Jump into a match and try out these unique twists on classic gameplay!
This week’s Operation Hydra event, Weapons Expert, is live! How deep is your weapon pool? Play a 5v5 best-of-30 match with a twist – once you buy a weapon, you can’t buy it again for the rest of the match. Coordinate with your team, grind the enemy out of weapons, and try to keep your best options available!
Operation Hydra features the all-new Operation Hydra Events–a 2v2 competitive mode, a 5v5 mode that requires broad weapon proficiency, and twists on classic game rules including a chance to play using a special heavy armor, low-gravity sniping, team deathmatch, knife and zeus-only, and others. There’s more – Operation Hydra features a set of new and returning community maps available for casual and competitive modes, along with a full Guardian Mission campaign, an Operation Coin upgradable to the new Diamond level, an Operation Journal with friends leaderboards, the opportunity to gain extra XP, Operation weapon drops, and the all new Operation Hydra Case!