IEM Rio Major 2022 RMR Qualifier: Complete Details

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IEM Rio Major 2022 RMR Qualifier Details: Dates, Schedule, Format

Here is everything about the 'IEM Road to Rio Qualifiers'.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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ESL has revealed the details of all the regional RMR qualifiers that will be taking place for the upcoming IEM Rio Major 2022.
A total of 18 open qualifiers and four closed qualifiers will be played across seven regions - Europe, North America, South America, Asia, China, Middle East, Oceania.
Read on to find out complete details about the RMR schedule and format of each region.

ESL has announced the RMR qualifier details for the upcoming IEM Rio Major 2022 for a total of seven different regions - Europe, North America, South America, China, Oceania, Middle East, and Asia.

The qualification process called 'IEM Road to Rio' will commence with various region-specific open qualifiers and culminate with the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) series that are scheduled to take place from 3rd to 9th October for the three main regions - Europe, America, and Asia.

With a total of 22 open and closed qualifiers set to take place starting in August for the seven regions mentioned above, only the best CS:GO teams will be able to make it past the regional RMR tournaments on their way to the IEM Rio Major 2022.

IEM Rio Major 2022 regional RMR qualifiers: Complete details

ESL has planned the 'IEM Road to Rio RMR Qualifiers' whose first phase consists of 18 open qualifiers for all the seven regions, along with four closed qualifiers for four regions.

All the teams qualifying through these regional qualifiers will move on to the respective RMR tournaments, the final step through which the top 24 teams will qualify for the IEM Rio Major 2022.

Regional RMR Qualifier Schedule

All the open and closed qualifiers for all the seven regions will be taking place in the second half of August. The complete schedule along with dates and registration links are as follows:

Europe

North America

South America

China

  • Open Qualifier 1: 15th to 16th August | Registration Link

  • Open Qualifier 2: 20th to 21st August | Registration Link

  • Closed Qualifier: 27th to 28th August

  • APAC RMR: 7th to 9th October, Melbourne, Australia

Oceania

  • Open Qualifier 1: 15th to 16th August | Registration Link

  • Open Qualifier 2: 20th to 21st August | Registration Link

  • Closed Qualifier: 27th to 28th August

  • APAC RMR: 7th to 9th October, Melbourne, Australia

Middle East

  • Open Qualifier 1: 15th to 16th August | Registration Link

  • Open Qualifier 2: 20th to 21st August | Registration Link

  • Closed Qualifier: 27th to 28th August

  • APAC RMR: 7th to 9th October, Melbourne, Australia

Asia

  • Open Qualifier 1: 15th to 16th August | Registration Link

  • Open Qualifier 2: 20th to 21st August | Registration Link

  • Closed Qualifier: 27th to 28th August

  • APAC RMR: 7th to 9th October, Melbourne, Australia

IEM Rio Major 2022 - Regional RMR Qualifier Details

Regional RMR Qualifier Format

Europe, North America, South America

These three regions follow a similar regional qualifier format with minimal changes between them and have hence been grouped together.

For these regions CS:GO teams from the open qualifiers will directly qualify for the respective RMR events (Europe and America), where they will join certain teams that have directly qualified as a result of obtaining 'Legends Status' during the PGL Antwerp Major 2022.

All the qualifying matches will be a single game affair following a single-elimination bracket, except for the final qualifying round where all matches will be a best-of-three series.

  • Europe - A total of 20 CS:GO teams will qualify through the four open regional qualifiers, some teams will make it to European RMR A and others to European RMR B.

    Already qualified teams for RMR A are FaZe Clan, Team Spirit, NIP, G2 Esports, Cloud9, Bad News Eagles.

    Already qualified teams for RMR B are NAVI, ENCE, Heroic, Team Vitality, BIG, Outsiders.

  • North America - A total of six CS:GO teams will qualify through the three open qualifiers, two from each.

  • South America - A total of seven CS:GO teams will qualify through the three open qualifiers, two from the first two and three from the third.

    Already qualified teams for American RMR are FURIA Esports, Imperial Esports, Team Liquid.

Qualifying slots for the three RMR tournaments are as follows,

Europe RMR A | 4th to 9th October, Malta

  • 1st - 4th - Legends Stage

  • 5th - 6th - Challengers Stage

  • 7th - 8th - Contenders Stage

Europe RMR B | 4th to 9th October, Malta

  • 1st - 3rd - Legends Stage

  • 4th - 7th - Challengers Stage

  • 8th - Contenders Stage

Americas RMR | 5th to 9th October, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1st - Legends Stage

  • 2nd - 3rd - Challengers Stage

  • 4th - 6th - Contenders Stage

China, Ocenia, Middle East, Asia

For all these four regions, the four teams that qualify through their respective open qualifiers (two from each) will go on to compete in a double-elimination closed qualifier, the winners advancing ahead to the Asia RMR through which only two will qualify for the IEM Rio Major 2022.

Qualifying slots for this RMR tournament are as follows,

APAC RMR | 7th to 9th October, Melbourne, Australia

  • 1st - 2nd - Contenders Stage

This is the first CS:GO Major ever to take place in Brazil and the tickets for the tournament, which is scheduled to take place from 31st October to 13th November in the Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have already been sold out.


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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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