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CS:GO

IEM Rio Major – Schedule, Scores, Results

Zakaria Almughrabi

The second and final Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major of 2022, the IEM Rio Major, begins on October 31st. The top 24 CS:GO teams from around the world will convene in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a chance at the biggest prize the game has to offer. The winners will not only earn the bulk of the $1,250,000 prize pool, but will have their names etched into Counter-Strike history. Here is everything you need to know to keep up with the IEM Rio Major.

IEM Rio Major

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IEM Rio Major Schedule and Format

The IEM Rio Major will begin with 24 teams split into three groups of eight. Teams qualified as either Legends, Challengers, or Contenders based on their placement in the Regional Major Rankings events (RMR) held during early October. To see every team that qualified for the IEM Rio Major and their qualification tier, check here.

The Challengers Stage runs from October 31st to November 3rd. The eight Challengers and eight Contenders will battle it out in a 16 team Swiss system. Teams will play best-of-ones until they have either two wins or two losses. All elimination and advancement games will be best-of-threes. Teams earn a spot in the next stage by winning three total matches. Seeding within the Swiss bracket will be done based on initial seeding and strength of opponents (Buchholz system).

The Legends Stage takes place from November 5th to 8th. The eight advancing teams from the Challengers Stage will meet up with the eight Legends qualifiers for a second 16 team Swiss system. The format and advancement criteria will be the exact same as the previous stage. Once eight teams hit the three-win mark, we’ll move on to the playoffs.

Finally, the Champions Stage will begin on November 10th with the Grand Finals on November 13th. This will be a single elimination bracket where the top eight teams will be cut down to just one champion. All matches, including the Grand Finals, will be best-of-three. Teams will be seeded based on their performance in the Legends Stage.

All Teams Alive in the IEM Rio Major

*Unbolded = Eliminated

Europe & CIS

FaZe Clan / Ninjas in Pyjamas / Sprout / Team Spirit / Natus Vincere / ENCE / Heroic / Cloud9 / Bad News Eagles / OG / Team Vitality / BIG / MOUZ / Team GamerLegion / Fnatic / Outsiders

North & South America

Team Liquid / Evil Geniuses / 9z Team / 00 Nation / FURIA Esports / Imperial Esports

Asia & Oceania

IHC Esports / Grayhound Gaming

IEM Rio Major Scores & Results


Outsiders are your IEM Rio Major Champions!


Champions Stage

GRAND FINALS

Outsiders 2 – 0 Heroic (16 – 12 Mirage, 16 – 5 Overpass)

Semifinals

MOUZ 1 – 2 Outsiders (10 – 16 Ancient, 16 – 14 Overpass, 7 – 16 Inferno)

Heroic 2 – 1 FURIA Esports (6 – 16 Inferno, 19 – 17 Ancient, 16 – 5 Nuke)

MOUZ and FURIA Esports Eliminated from the IEM Rio Major.

Quarterfinals

Fnatic 0 – 2 Outsiders (11 – 16 Inferno, 8 – 16 Mirage)

Cloud9 1 –  2 MOUZ (16 – 11 Inferno, 13 – 16 Overpass, 9 – 16 Ancient)

Heroic 2 – 0 Team Spirit (16 – 8 Vertigo, 16 – 14 Overpass)

Natus Vincere 1 – 2 FURIA Esports (16 – 14 Nuke, 10 – 16 Ancient, 10 – 16 Mirage)

Fnatic, Cloud9, Team Spirit, and Natus Vincere Eliminated from the IEM Rio Major.

Legends Stage

Round 5

MOUZ 2 – 1 ENCE
BIG 0 – 2 Natus Vincere
Team Liquid 1 – 2 Team Spirit

MOUZ, Natus Vincere, and Team Spirit Advance to the Champions Stage.

ENCE, BIG, and Team Liquid are Eliminated from the IEM Rio Major.

Round 4

High Matches

Low Matches

MOUZ 0 – 2 Outsiders Natus Vincere 2 – 0 Bad News Eagles
BIG 0 – 2 Fnatic ENCE 2 – 0 Team Vitality
Heroic 2 – 1 Team Liquid Team Spirit 2 – 0 Sprout

Outsiders, Fnatic, and Heroic Advance to the Champions Stage.

Bad News Eagles, Team Vitality, and Sprout are Eliminated from the IEM Rio Major.

Round 3

High Matches

Mid Matches

Low Matches

Heroic 0 – 2 Cloud9 Natus Vincere 14 – 16 Team Liquid FaZe Clan 1 – 2 Bad News Eagles
FURIA Esports 2 – 0 BIG MOUZ 19 – 17 Team Vitality Sprout 2 – 0 Ninjas in Pyjamas
Team Spirit 14 – 16 Outsiders
ENCE 7 – 16 Fnatic

Cloud9 and FURIA Esports Advance to the Champions Stage.

FaZe Clan and Ninjas in Pyjamas are Eliminated from the IEM Rio Major.

Round 2

High Matches

Low Matches

MOUZ 7 – 16 BIG Sprout 5 – 16 Team Liquid
Natus Vincere 14 – 16 Cloud9 FaZe Clan 6 – 16 Team Vitality
Team Spirit 13 – 16 FURIA Esports ENCE 16 – 7 Bad News Eagles
Heroic 16 – 2 Fnatic Ninjas in Pyjamas 12 – 16 Outsiders

Round 1

Team Liquid 2 – 16 MOUZ

Team Spirit 16 – 9 Bad News Eagles

FaZe Clan 14 – 16 Cloud9

Sprout 11 – 16 BIG

Natus Vincere 25 – 21 Team Vitality

Heroic 16 – 9 Outsiders

ENCE 6 – 16 FURIA Esports

Ninjas in Pyjamas 13 – 16 Fnatic

Challengers Stage

Round 5

OG 1 – 2 Team Vitality
Team GamerLegion 0 – 2 Cloud9
Fnatic 2 – 0 9z Team

Team Vitality, Cloud9, and Fnatic Advance to the Legends Stage.

OG, Team GamerLegion, and 9z Team are Eliminated from the IEM Rio Major.

Round 4

High Matches

Low Matches

BIG 2 – 0 9z Team OG 2 – 0 IHC Esports
Outsiders 2 – 0 Fnatic Team Vitality 2 – 0 Grayhound Gaming
Team GamerLegion 0 – 2 FURIA Esports Evil Geniuses 0 – 2 Cloud9

BIG, Outsiders, and FURIA Esports Advance to the Legends Stage.

IHC Esports, Grayhound Gaming, and Evil Geniuses are Eliminated from the IEM Rio Major.

Round 3

High Matches

Mid Matches

Low Matches

MOUZ 2 – 1 Fnatic Evil Geniuses 17 – 19 9z Team 00 Nation 1 – 2 IHC Esports
Team GamerLegion 0 – 2 Bad News Eagles Team Vitality 12 – 16 Outsiders Cloud9 2 – 0 Imperial Esports
BIG 16 – 6 Grayhound Gaming
OG 16 – 19 FURIA Esports

MOUZ and Bad News Eagles Advance to the Legends Stage.

00Nation and Imperial Esports are Eliminated from the IEM Rio Major.

Round 2

High Matches

Low Matches

Evil Geniuses 10 – 16 MOUZ Outsiders 16 – 12 IHC Esports
BIG 11 – 16 Bad News Eagles 00 Nation 6 – 16 FURIA Esports
Team Vitality 10 – 16 Team GamerLegion 9z Team 16 – 11 Imperial Esports
OG 13 – 16 Fnatic Cloud9 17 – 19 Grayhound Gaming

Round 1

9z Team 6 – 16 Team GamerLegion

MOUZ 16 – 6 Outsiders

Bad News Eagles 16 – 3 00 Nation

OG 16 – 5 Grayhound Gaming

BIG 19 – 16 FURIA Esports

Evil Geniuses 16 – 9 IHC Esports

Team Vitality 16 – 9 Imperial Esports

Cloud9 17 – 19 Fnatic