Autumn Major: IEM Rio Major 2022 is announced


IEM Rio Major 2022
IEM Rio Major 2022

Intel Extreme Masters XVII Rio Major 2022 is the second major of the 2022 competitive season in CS:GO. For simplicity, the name of the major is shortened to IEM Rio Major 2022.

The IEM Rio Major 2022 tournament was announced on May 24, 2022, the venue for the first time in the history of CS:GO will be Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro. But the standard prize fund of the Major will not change from this. Let’s find out when the Major in Brazil 2022 starts.

The Autumn Major’s dates

The autumn major in Rio will be broken up into many phases, just like all previous majors. The IEM Rio Major 2022 will take place from October 31 to November 13, 2022.

From October 31 to November 3, 2022, is the Challengers Stage. 16-team from Stage “Challengers” structure using the Swiss system (format changes are possible according to current information). Promotional and elimination games use the Bo3 format. Other games are all Bo1. To the Legends stage go the top eight teams. The bottom eight teams are out.

November 5-8, 2022, Legends Stage. In terms of system and formats, the “Legends” stage is comparable to the “Challengers” level. To the Champions stage, the top 8 teams proceed. Eight of the weakest teams are eliminated.

The Champions Stage, or the beginning of the playoffs with relegation games, will take place from November 10 to November 13, 2022. On the Single-Elimination bracket, games are played. All games are Bo3.

The competition has a $1 million prize pool. The prize pool for the competition is $400,000 USD + 4,000 points, including entry into BLAST Premier: World Final 2022.

Where the RMR tournaments for Rio Major in CS:GO will be held?

Where the RMR tournaments for Rio Major in CS:GO
Where the RMR tournaments for Rio Major in CS:GO

The organizers of the Intel Extreme Masters Rio Major 2022 CS:GO World Championship have announced where the regional RMR tournaments for the major in Brazil will be held.

Thus, both European RMRs will take place in Malta from 4 to 10 October. 16 teams will play in each, and only half of the participants will advance to the final stage of the IEM Rio Major.

Asian teams will compete for tickets to the major in Australia, while representatives of North and South America will hold their RMR in Sweden – apparently, this is due to the fact that top teams from these regions have been training in Europe for a long time.

The winners of the previous major and the winners of the open qualifiers will play at the RMR tournaments. The best teams will advance to the main stage of Autumn Major 2022.

What kind of competitions exist in CS:GO?

Сompetitions in CS:GO
Сompetitions in CS:GO

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s eSports sector is one of the most advanced and well-liked computer sports in the world. You may see dazzling and stunning matches almost every day. Tournaments for the CS:GO game are frequently conducted, run consecutively, and occasionally take place simultaneously. There is always something to see thanks to this eSports enthusiast.

The development of CS:GO as a professional sport

As a continuation of the venerable Counter-Strike franchise, CS:GO debuted in 2012. After some time, it became obvious that CS 1.6 will be replaced by Global Offensive as a legitimate eSports discipline. Professional contests started to be staged during the same period. The Intel Extreme Masters VI Global Challenge Kiev is the first CS:GO competition. It was extremely modest by the standards of the contemporary eSports landscape, with only 8 competitors and $40,000 in prize money. However, it provided a solid foundation upon which CS might grow. By the way, Ceh9, Markeloff, Edward, Zeus, and Starix from Natus Vincere in Ukraine won the competition. These five are well-known to all eSports enthusiasts.

The inaugural Major was the next stage in the growth of the professional scene. DreamHack Winter 2013 was a very significant and high-profile CS GO competition. There was a substantial prize pool of $250,000 USD up for grabs. All of the then-professional teams were eager to attend this competition. As a result, the Fnatic team from Sweden won the Major’s inaugural championship. They received $100,000 USD for winning first place.

Tournament types and formats for CS:GO

CS competitions fall into one of two categories:

  • League. The majority of the time, this tournament’s matches go for several months. Groups of teams are formed, or they belong to the same division. The teams compete against one another during the whole league season in an effort to score points. At the conclusion of the draw, the results are totaled and awards are awarded. Teams can also obtain tickets to other events based on the league’s outcomes. Teams from the second division advance to the first division if the championship is split into two divisions.
  • Cups. These CS competitions are organized in accordance with the following format. The best teams proceed to the playoffs after the teams compete in the group stage. There are typically two brackets in an elimination game: an upper and a lower. The strongest teams, who are also the ones who advance through the competition twice as quickly, are found in the first group. In the lower grid, mistakes are impossible. The team departs the competition after the loss. Additionally, progress on this grid takes twice as long. The winning teams from the lower and upper categories square off in the final match. They compete in the championship game, in which the trophy’s future is decided.

Tournaments can be:

  • Online, depending on the location. All games in this scenario are played online. Online CS:GO competitions have grown increasingly popular since the epidemic. Players may play matches safely because they are at home. This is a significant advantage for eSports over the same traditional sports because you cannot accomplish this in football.
  • Offline. Similar contests are held in front of large crowds of spectators in stadiums. Offline tournaments, however, were initially organized in computer clubs. But later, similar competitions were held in stadiums, and this became the standard for eSports. Because of safety concerns during the epidemic, we were forced to put offline events on hold. But historically, CS:GO competitions held in stadiums were regarded as the most prestigious and received the most prize money.

What are major and minor, and how do they differ?

You can infer the state of these events from the names. The biggest CS:GO competitions are the Majors. In CS, there are just two occasions like this each year. They bring together the strongest teams on the planet, who are fighting for a very significant prize pool. Today, the Majors are played for more than a million dollars as opposed to the original $250,000 prize. Only large stadiums should host such competitions, and in 2022 the IEM Rio Major 2022 will do so to the delight of both players and spectators.

A tournament with a lower rank is called minor. Participating in these events are teams that weren’t able to secure direct tickets to the Major. However, lesser-level teams can also participate in major competitions. You must triumph in the neighborhood Minor to accomplish this.

These CS:GO competitions usually happen just before the Major. The teams have been split up into regions, where competition for seats to the yearly championship tournament has already begun. These games are especially entertaining to watch since the teams put on their finest performance, competing as if it were their final encounter.

Esports competitions in our time gather full halls, they are followed by millions of fans around the world, and all the CS GO fans and players are in anticipation to see the upcoming IEM Rio Major 2022 in Brazil.

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