IMG Continues PGL Esports Partnership For Dota 2 And Counter-Strike 2 Esports Tournaments


Silviu Stroie, PGL Esports CEO said, “We are delighted to continue our partnership with IMG.”

The PGL independent eSports company and IMG are continuing their partnership through 2025. This video gaming news out of London today was shared with the Sports Techie community blog gamers. IMG continues serving as the exclusive partner for media, sponsorship and data rights for PGL’s robust gaming event line-up. Among them is the first Valve-sanctioned global event for the new title, Counter-Strike 2 at Copenhagen CS2 Major in 2024.

Silviu Stroie, PGL Esports CEO said, “We are delighted to continue our partnership with IMG. Over the last few years, we have come together to propel esports to new horizons, setting the benchmark for rights and sponsorship growth in the industry. We are excited to drive this partnership forward and add greater value to all our partners and events.”


PGL Esport Future

Look for the talented PGL production teams to continue showcasing the Western Europe and North America rounds of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC), known as the official tourney of Dota 2. DPC garnered 50.2 worldwide million views and an outstanding peak audience level of 195,000 thus far cementing it as a world leading esports tournament.

Be entering into the new contract, IMG will capitalize on the working partners previous media and sponsorship collaborations marked by the CS:GO Major Championship 2022 in Antwerp. PGL earned a peak viewership of 2.1 million while breaking the record for the biggest attendance of any indoor esports event, with more than 20,000 millennial, GenZ and even Gen X attendees, all together at the riveting final.

Joe Jenkins, Commercial Manager, Esports, IMG Media, said, “PGL has established itself as a frontrunner in esports production, producing some of the most sought-after tournaments on the calendar. The last few years have witnessed a rapid rise in the popularity and commercial viability of competitive CSGO & Dota2 events, and we look forward to helping PGL capitalize on the vast potential of its impressive event portfolio.”

CS2 Major, Copenhagen

The PGL CS2 Major, Copenhagen dates are set for March 17 – 31, 2024 at the Royal Arena, with an anticipated crowd of 14,000-strong. Look for 24 of the world’s best CS2 teams to battle it out for a share of the $1.25 million prize pool.

Teams will qualify through a series of Regional Major Ranking (RMR) events hosted by PGL from February 17 – March 3, 2024.

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Sports Techie, I first covered IMG’s entry into eSports in 2015 with Tuner Sports and WME / IMG. Then in 2016, I attended the Overwatch Open presented by Blizzard, ELEAGUE and FACEIT here in Atlanta at Turner Studios eSports Arena and immersed myself in professional gaming. It was awesome to behold!

Looks as if Denmark is the place to be for the Copenhagen CS2 Major 2024.

PGL will be there and on the current DPC bring the eye-popping gaming action to thousands of loyal fans in attendance and millions more streaming online from locations around the world.

Game on.

See you later sportstechie in Seattle, Atlanta and around the world!

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