The wait is finally over, and the second major of CSGO in 2022 will eventually welcome players and the crowd on the passionate land of Brazil. IEM Rio 2022 Major will feature 24 teams, competing for that million-dollar prize pool. The rules of participation are simple. There will be an RMR stage for 16 teams to claim their spots for the tournament, as well as 8 seeds for already qualified teams.

The tournament will go on from October 31st to November 13th in 2022.

There will be 3 stages like every CSGO major: Challengers Stage, Legends Stage, and Champions Stage. The playoffs will welcome a live crowd, starting from November 5. Half of the prize pool will be given to the winner of the title.

The first major champions of 2022 were FaZe Clan. They looked impressive on all stages they played. Will they be able to repeat the story, or will they lose to other giants like NAVI or C9?