When the second major was announced to be held in Rio, that too an IEM, fans could not hold their excitement. Brazil is one of the most CS-loving nations in the world, and having a major that to an IEM would be a big boost to the scene.
Europe and North America concluded the qualifier for the said major with some big names failing to make it through. The Swiss format qualifier saw some of the underdogs take down veterans as well as favorites to be Rio bound themselves next month.
Starting on 31st October, the festival of CSGO will be a 2-week event where teams will categorize according to their RMR results. 16 teams will fight it out in the Challengers and Contenders phase and the 8 to make it out will have to go up against the Legends i.e. teams with a 3-0 record in the RMR.
IEM RIO CSGO MAJOR 2022 All Teams
All 24 teams qualified for the IEM Rio CS: GO Major are listed below.
- FaZe Clan
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Natus Vincere
- Team Spirit
- Bad News Eagles
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Liquid
- 00 Nation
- Imperial Esports
Many experts have stated this to be the greatest major of all time given Rio is the ideal place, filled with enthusiasm and CSGO fans. Packed stands and a roaring crowd, radiating the energy will lift up the mood of everyone watching, thus making it more than the trophy and prize money by overflooding the tournament with passion and enthusiasm.