CS:GO teams and fans from all over the world are prepared for the upcoming Rio Major. Following RMR matches, teams have booked their slots in the Legends and Challenger stages of the major.
The Legends Stage featured 8 slots, out of which 7 were reserved for teams from the EU while one slot was for an NA team. Defending champions FaZe Clan was the first team to qualify for the Rio Major as Legends.
#IEM Rio Major 2022 team list is now COMPLETE!
See you in 🇧🇷 SOON pic.twitter.com/HFYr6fdjDJ
— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) October 9, 2022
Faze Clan is joined by NaVi, NIP, Sprout, Spirit, Ence, Heroic, and Team Liquid which is from the NA region. The Challenger Stage is divided into two- Challengers and Contenders.
CS:GO IEM Rio Major team list
- FaZe Clan
- Natus Vincere
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Spirit
- Team Liquid
- Bad News Eagles
- BIG Clan
- Team Vitality
- Evil Geniuses
- Gamer Legion
- IHC Esports
- Imperial Esports
- Greyhound Gaming
- Furia Esports
The biggest surprise was G2 Esports and Astralis failing to qualify for the major.
IEM Rio Major schedule and prize pool
The #IEM Rio major prize pool is being increased to $1,250,000! 💰
This change means any teams who qualify for the major will now earn prize money. pic.twitter.com/kh2VQNB9hr
— Intel® Extreme Masters (@IEM) September 26, 2022
The major is scheduled to run from November 5-November 13 where 24 teams will battle to win the biggest tournament in CS:GO. It’ll have a total prize pool of $1,250,000. The winner will take home the biggest share of $500,000.