IEM Rio Major 2022 Legends Stage: Teams, Schedule, Results, Streams, More
Here is everything about the IEM Rio Major 2022: Legends Stage.
The IEM Rio Major 2022 is all set to take place from 31st October to 13th November. Esports fans will witness two weeks of top-tier CS:GO action as 24 teams from around the world compete against each other for a total prize pool of $1,250,000 USD (INR 10,28,79,313), the second largest in Major history.
All participants have been segregated into three groups of eight teams, each based on placement in their respective regional RMR (Regional Major Rankings) tournaments - Contenders, Challengers, and Legends. The Major will be played in front of packed stadiums across Riocentro and Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Here are the complete details for the Legends Stage of the IEM Rio Major 2022. Everything from teams, schedule, results, standings, format, prize pool, among other details.
A complete guide to IEM Rio Major 2022: Legends Stage
The second stage of the tournament is scheduled to take place from 5th November, taking place across the next three days and coming to an end on 8th November with the top eight teams qualifying ahead to the Champions Stage (Playoffs).
Legends Stage Teams
Legends Stage Results and Schedule
The 16 remaining teams will be competing in this stage of the tournament, but only the top eight will qualify ahead to the Champions Stage (Playoffs) of the IEM Rio Major 2022.
Round 1 - 5th November 2022, Saturday
Round 2 - 5th November 2022, Saturday
Round 3 - 6th November 2022, Sunday
Round 4 - 7th November 2022, Monday
Round 5 - 8th November 2022, Tuesday
The 8 CS:GO teams that have qualified for the Champions Stage (Playoffs) are:
Legends Stage Format
A 16-team Swiss System format will be followed.
Elimination and Qualification matches will feature a best-of-three series.
All other matches will be a single-match series.
The top eight teams will proceed to the Champions Stage (Playoffs).
The bottom eight teams will be eliminated from the Major.
Legends Stage Prize Pool
The IEM Rio Major 2022 features a total prize pool of $1,250,000 USD which will be divided between the top 16 teams. This means that all teams that compete in the Legends Stage will be walking away with some share of the prize money.
Legends Stage Livestreams
Two livestreams will be simultaneously running for the first two stages of the Rio Major, Challengers Stage and Legends Stage.
While the primary stream will be broadcasted in 27 different languages across multiple streaming platforms, the secondary stream will run in only nine languages.
All stages of the IEM Rio Major 2022 will be played in front of a live audience. The first two stages will take place in Riocentro, while the playoffs shall take place in the Jeunesse Arena.
In addition to this, an IEM Fan Fest will also be taking place outside the stadium which shall be hosted by popular Brazilian streamer, Alexandre "Gaules" Borba.