PGL Announces 11 New CS2 Tournaments | 2025-2026 Schedule

Competition Heats Up: PGL Enters the CS2 Tournament Arena.

PGL Announces 11 New CS2 Tournaments | 2025-2026 Schedule
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PGL's bold entry into the Counter-Strike 2 tournament circuit is set to revolutionize the esports landscape. Their announcement of 11 tier-one events across 2025 and 2026 signals a major shift in the industry, especially in light of Valve's decision to revamp team and partnership structures.

The Old Guard and the New Challenger

This move highlights a stark contrast to the previous dominance of organizers like ESL and BLAST in the CS2 scene.  PGL's assertion that such a plan was impossible due to a "prevailing monopoly" speaks volumes about the potential shake-up this could create for both teams and fans.

What This Means for CS2

A more diverse range of top-tier events could inject much-needed vitality into the CS2 competitive ecosystem. Fans can potentially expect more dynamic schedules and an opportunity for newer teams to rise, breaking up the predictability that can sometimes occur with long-established organizers.

Of course, PGL's proposed schedule does create some scheduling conflicts with existing major events. This could lead to difficult decisions for teams regarding prioritization, and viewers may also need to be more selective about which events they follow.

PGL stated they plan to release more details about the future events in the coming months. The full schedule released is as follows:

2025:

  • Tournament #1: February 10-24
  • Tournament #2: March 31-April 14
  • Tournament #3: May 3-19
  • Tournament #4: September 29-October 13
  • Tournament #5: October 18-November 3





2026:

  • Tournament #6: February 16-March 2
  • Tournament #7: March 23-April 6
  • Tournament #8: May 2-18
  • Tournament #9: August 3-17
  • Tournament #10: September 28-October 12
  • Tournament #11: October 19-November 2

Whether this move by PGL ultimately benefits the CS2 scene remains to be seen. It's a calculated risk, but one that underscores the evolving nature of competitive esports. One thing is certain: the world of professional Counter-Strike 2 is about to get a lot more interesting.



After PGL's announcement, the event calendar for 2025 now looks as follows:

  • January 13-26 - BLAST tournament
  • January 29-February 9 - ESL tournament
  • February 10-24 - PGL tournament
  • February 25-March 16 - ESL tournament
  • March 17-30 - BLAST tournament
  • March 31-April 14 - PGL tournament
  • April 21-27 - ESL tournament
  • April 28-May 4 - BLAST tournament
  • May 3-19 - PGL tournament
  • May 19-25 - ESL tournament
  • June 9-22 - First Major
  • July 23-August 3 - ESL tournament
  • August 4-17 - BLAST tournament
  • August 20-24 - ESL tournament
  • August 25-September 7 - BLAST tournament
  • September 23-October 12 - ESL tournament
  • September 29-October 13 - PGL tournament
  • October 18-November 3 - PGL tournament
  • November 3-9 - ESL tournament
  • November 10-16 - BLAST tournament
  • December 1-14 - Second Major