The first CSGO Major in 2020 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Like every Major, this tournament also has a prize pool of $1,000,000 USD. ESL is doing a great job, and so far, this is the sixth Major tournament organized by them. Stay tuned to this article and find out everything we know so far about ESL One Rio Major.

Format

ESL One Rio Major consists of 3 stages; The New Challengers Stage, The New Legends Stage, and The New Champions Stage.

The New Challengers Stage: May 11th – 14th, 2020

This stage is also known as the Main Qualifier. It consists of 16 teams, 10 teams from Minors and 6 teams that were placed 9-14 on the last major StarLadder Berlin 2019. Those 16 teams will be in a single group with a Swiss System Format.

  • Elimination and Advancement matches are Bo3
    • All other matches are Bo1
  • Top 8 Teams proceed to The New Legends Stage
  • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated

The New Legends Stage: May 16th – 19th, 2020

This stage also consists of 16 teams in a single group with Swiss format, top 8 teams from the previous stage and The Current Legends (Top 8 teams from the last Major).

  • Elimination and Advancement matches are Bo3
    • All other matches are Bo1
  • Top 8 Teams proceed to The New Champions Stage
  • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated

The New Champions Stage: May 21st – 24th, 2020

This is the final stage of the tournament. It consists of top 8 teams from the previous stage. There are no groups, it is a single-elimination bracket and all matches are Bo3, including the Grand Finals.

Prize Pool:

The prize pool of ESL One Rio Major is $1,000,000 USD that are spread among Top 16 teams.

PLACE$USD
1.$500,000
2.$150,000
3.-4.$70,000
5.-8.$35,000
9.-16.$8,750

ESL One Rio Major Teams:

Out of the 24 teams that will participate in this tournament, we already know 14 of them.

The Current Legends: Astralis, Virtus.pro, 100 Thieves, Evil Geniuses, ENCE, Team Vitality, Natus Vincere, Team Liquid.

The Returning Challengers: mousesports, G2 Esports, c0ntact Gaming, MIBR, FaZe Clan, North.

The remaining 10 teams will come from Europe, Americas, CIS, and Asia Minors.

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