PGL Adds New Rules for American and European RMR

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PGL Adds New Rules for American and European RMR to Decide Legend Spot Teams

The community uproar has resulted in another rule change by PGL.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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PGL has once again implemented some rule changes for both American and European RMR tournaments, making it fairer to decide which teams get a Legends spot.
This change comes two days after PGL had made some changes to American RMR qualification rules that had resulted in a community wide backlash.
The RMR tournaments are now all set to take place on LAN at the PGL Studio in Bucharest, Romania.

PGL has once again updated its rules for both PGL Major Antwerp 2022: American and European RMR (Regional Major Rankings) tournaments following heavy backlash from the CS:GO community.

This comes just two days after PGL had updated its rules by introducing tie-breakers specifically for the American RMR, where all the four teams with a '3-2' scoreline would compete in an additional best-of-three match to decide which teams qualify for the Major.

Many in the CS:GO community had objected to this being a partial resolution to the problem being caused due to the implementation of the Buchholz system. So the tournament organizers have now introduced further rule changes by introducing more tie-breakers for both American and European RMR events.

PGL introduces further changes to the rules of both American and European RMR

The LAN qualifiers for the upcoming PGL Major Antwerp 2022 are about to take place for three different regions - Europe, Americas, and Asia-Pacific (APAC). While everything is sorted for the APAC RMR event which follows a simple double-elimination bracket to decide which two teams will be competing at the Major, it is a whole different ball game when coming to the other two regions.

FURIA's Founder and CEO, Jaime Padua, had highlighted how the Buchholz system being implemented by the tournament organizers could result in an unfair qualification process for the competing teams. Many in the community agreed with what he had to say and PGL decided to make certain changes to its rules.

Statement by CEO and Founder of FURIA Esports

However, PGL ended up resolving the issue partially which was not acceptable by the CS:GO community, who spoke up against this mistake being committed by the organizers and requested them to implement further changes.

After facing extreme backlash from the CS:GO community, PGL after two days has decided to introduce more changes to both the American and European RMR. These changes are as follows,

  • A best-of-three decider will be played between the top two teams of the American RMR that have a '3-0' scoreline to determine which team will be taking the Legends Status.

  • A best-of-three decider will be played between the 4th and 5th placed teams of the European-A RMR to determine which team will be taking the Legends Status.

  • A best-of-three decider will be played between the 3rd and 4th placed teams of the European-B RMR to determine which team will be taking the Legends Status.

The CS:GO community has reacted positively to these new changes.


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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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