BBC To Make CS:GO Documentary On IEM Rio Major 2022


BBC to Make CS:GO Documentary on IEM Rio Major: Here's How You Can Be Involved

CS:GO fans now have a chance to be a part of a documentary on the game!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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ESL and BBC have come together to create a CS:GO documentary featuring the IEM Rio Major 2022.
BBC Studios has called upon all the CS:GO fans, providing them with an opportunity to get involved with this project.
Read on to find out how you can become a part of this project and when ESL plans on releasing it.

The IEM Rio Major 2022 is about to get some solid coverage with BBC Studios prepared to make a documentary around the CS:GO world championships.

"Over at BBC Studios, we're following one of the largest CS:GO events ever, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like for your favorite teams and players," reads a statement published by BBC.

This project is a partnership between ESL and BBC, featuring OJ Borg - British radio and television presenter for BBC, who has also worked as a stage host for several CS:GO tournaments like IEM Cologne 2022, IEM Katowice 2022, and other top-tier events.

BBC is creating a CS:GO documentary about IEM Rio Major 2022 and you can also be a part of it

ESL and BBC are working to produce a CS:GO documentary featuring the IEM Rio Major 2022 which is going to be one of the biggest tournaments to have ever taken place in the history of the game.

In a personal statement, Michał “Carmac” Blichiarz - Vice President of Product Development at ESL, remarked that this documentary project has been co-commissioned by them and it will not be released on any platform owned by the BBC network.

Instead, the documentary will exclusively premiere on ESL's official YouTube channel dedicated to CS:GO (ESL Counter-Strike) in January 2023. It will be free to watch for everyone across the world, which is great for both fans and those getting exposure to the scale that esports has managed to reach over the years.

According to Carmac, ESL wanted to make sure that the IEM Rio Major got the right level of storytelling due to the unprecedented scale at which it was being organized.

The best part is that CS:GO fans and enthusiasts can get involved in this project by simply reaching out to BBC via email in which they are required to explain in brief why they are the biggest fan of the title. All those interested can reach out to BBC at and if shortlisted folks will be featured in the documentary.

BBC Studios to work on CS:GO documentary about IEM Rio Major 2022

The IEM Rio Major 2022 is scheduled to take place from 31st October to 13th November. It will be interesting to see what BBC Studios is able to whip up by covering the entire tournament and working in tandem with ESL.

This documentary is scheduled to release around two months after the tournament concludes, sometime in January 2023. Fans will most certainly be eagerly awaiting the airing of this documentary on one of the biggest tournament of their beloved game.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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