FaZe Clan is the latest winner of the Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice, Poland.
ESLGamingthe German electronic sports company, announced on Tuesday all the details about the organization of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournament with the edition of Rio de Janeiro CS: GO Major Championshipthe first in the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) to take place in Brazil.
Coming to the heart of South America for the first time, the competition will take place from October 31 to November 13, and fans will experience all the action in person at the stadium Youth Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from November 10 to 13.
Ang 24 best teams in the world of the shooting video game Counter Strike: Global Offensive will face off in the 18th edition of this prestigious tournament to compete for the unique chance to be the winner of the first CS: GO Major in South America.
German esports event organizer ESL has confirmed IEM Rio de Janeiro 2022.
In addition, teams will compete to win a juicy economic prize worth a million dollarshow he shared the last Antwerp Major played by the 9z Team, and a victory for the Intel Grand Slam ranking.
How to perform the IEM Major in Rio de Janeiro
CS: GO Major will consist of three stages, each with its own format. In the first stage, the Challenger stage will host 16 teams that will qualify via the IEM Road to Rio (the RMR series) to enter a round-robin system of best-of-one series.
Next time, elimination and advance matches will be played best of the three, with the top eight teams moving on to the Legends Stage. Here, these teams join eight other teams coming up IEM Road to Rio while playing a similar format to the previous stage.
The top eight teams in stage legend they will qualify for the Champions Stage which will be played in a single elimination playoff bracket and will allow the top team to claim the coveted title.
IEM Rio de Janeiro 2022 promises to bring together the 24 best Counter-Strike teams in the world.
“Intel is proud to bring back the Intel Extreme Masters in Brazil, and this time as a CS: GO Major for our local gaming community will experience firsthand one of the best CS: GO tournaments in the world,” he said. Carlos Augusto. Buarque, director of marketing for Intel Brazil.
He added: “Brazil is one of Intel’s key markets in the world and when it comes to gaming, 3 out of 4 Brazilians play electronic gamesso being part of the organization of an event as big as this is very important for us ”
IEM Rio Major marks 10th ESL Gaming Major since the first Major tournament was held at DreamHack Winter in 2013.
Initially, the event was scheduled to take place between April 26 and May 24, 2020, but finally was postponed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic which restricted all forms of face-to-face entertainment.
Tickets for the IEM Rio Major will go on sale on Wednesday, May 25 at 2:00 pm in Argentina. Prices range from R $ 90 (745.93 pesos tax -free) for a day pass on Thursday or Friday and R $ 1,999 ($ 49,000 pesos tax -free) for a VIP experience called “Salón”.
The FaZe Clan celebrated its first Major with a 32 -year -old player
FaZe Clan won all three biggest tournaments of the year in CS; GO. Photo: HTLV.
The American team on Sunday became the first all-international team to win a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major then beat Natus Vincere (NAVI) 2-0, in the face-to-face final in Antwerp (Belgium), seen by more than 2 million people through the Internet.
Previous CS: GO The major winning teams are usually made up of players of the same nationality as Astralis (Denmark), Ulap9 (USA), SK Gaming (Brazil), Team Inggit (France) o fnatic (Sweden). In fact, NAVI he won in 2021 with a roster made up of a mix of players of Russian and Ukrainian origin.
In the Faze Clan quintet the winner is the Danish Find “Karrigan” Andersen. At age 32, the veteran player on Sunday became the oldest player to win a Major tournament in CS: GO history.
The tears of Karrigan, the veteran player who won his first CS: GO Major. Photo: HTLV.
FaZe began their title run after beating the Ninjas in the Pajamas 2-1 in the quarterfinals and a 2-0 victory over Team Spirit in the semifinals. The latter led the American team to a sense of 25-23 in triple overtime. Meanwhile, NAVI pushed FaZe into overtime on the first map of the finals, which they eventually won 19-16.
In this title, the American team won all three major CS: GO tournaments of the year: IEM Katowice, ESL Pro League Season 15 at PGL Major Antwerp.