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2022 EVENTS RANKED
Europe UselessThreadGenerator 
I considered the crowd, production, tech issues and quality of the playoff matches/teams 1. ESL Cologne 2. ESL Katowice 3. Blast Copenhagen 4. PGL Antwerp Major 5. Blast Lisbon 6. ESL Dallas 7. ESL Rio Major 8. ESL Pro League Season 16 9. ESL Pro League Season 15 Ill probably go ahead and say Global Finals will probably be below PGL Antwerp since its not going to be that big but who knows
2022-11-30 13:25
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Feels like i forgot at least 1 tier 1 event but idk otherwise all good
2022-11-30 13:26
which tourney was the one with the faze navi final, which is one of the best games of all time? That one has to be the top spot.
2022-11-30 13:26
8 replies
was cologne
2022-11-30 13:27
that is Cologne
2022-11-30 13:27
6 replies
then good list
2022-11-30 13:31
5 replies
thank you!
2022-11-30 13:32
4 replies
i think esl 16 was pretty good actually maybe it should be higher but i can't remember most of these tournaments anyway. RIO had the worst showmatch ive ever seen, the worst crowd (with the stupid horns as well), worst finale maybe of all time. Bad interviews, bad brazil hosts, the best thing from RIO was ohnes stream and the memes. I think rio probably deserves the bottom spot.
2022-11-30 13:34
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Problem is that EPL is now played in Malta in front of some random hotel guests.. so not really top tier event anymore
2022-11-30 13:36
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That is true the malta angle was pretty poor. I just think the actual games were way, way, way better than rio.
2022-12-01 14:17
pro league had great matches and vitality winning in that close final really did made that final fun to watch but i put them at the bottom simply because of ESL doing a terrible job hosting it, feels very cheap. Its kind of a joke even when you consider the event itself lasts a month. I could maybe rate it higher than Rio since the matches were better, but its still not anywhere great
2022-11-30 13:43
Brazilian anger inc.
2022-11-30 13:28
2 replies
To avoid that, OP hasn't put Rio at the bottom most position
2022-11-30 13:48
1 reply
i thought I would but then i remembered pro league existed and it was hosted in someones basement
2022-11-30 13:49
#6
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Pakistan LoOuU2
1 : CCT North Europe Series 2 cause its where the GOAT makes his long awaited comeback!
2022-11-30 13:32
2 replies
true
2022-11-30 13:29
s1mple just played a week ago. What do you mean 'GOAT' makes his long awaited comeback?
2022-12-01 12:38
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Denmark sla1ve
this year was super forgetable for me
2022-11-30 13:39
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nah Faze vs Navi rivalry was definitely the best thing about this year that i wont forget anytime soon made Cologne alone the best event maybe ever in history of cs everything after Cologne is kind of forgetable or disappointing though blast copenhagen was really good but the fact it happened right after major and during wc was probably what hurt it
2022-11-30 13:42
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Bosnia and Herzegovina finci
Astralis had a decent run in Cologne, no?
2022-11-30 13:43
1. everything expect rio -9999999999999999999999999999. - rio
2022-11-30 13:43
4 replies
Cry is free
2022-11-30 13:49
1 reply
flag lmao
2022-11-30 14:20
+1
2022-11-30 14:30
+1
2022-11-30 16:43
#17
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Latvia Zodde
Cologne was the most goated event in cs I've watched
2022-11-30 13:44
1. Rio Major
2022-11-30 13:48
1 reply
+1
2022-11-30 17:44
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Australia boblao
Rio > dallas for sure, playoffs of rio wasnt that great but for groups I found it amazing
2022-11-30 13:52
6 replies
+1
2022-11-30 13:52
I am on that wagon too. I really enjoyed the early stages in an arena. I hope it will set the course for future majors.
2022-11-30 13:59
3 replies
+1, group stage matches in Rio were hyped
2022-11-30 14:37
#45
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Brazil 4vengerr
+1 Also, I hope europe now learned how to do a CS crowd kkkk
2022-11-30 14:39
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#84
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Finland aleksiii
The crowd was full in the finals but it still was a library
2022-11-30 20:25
+1 Just the challenger stage alone made it a top 5 event of the year in my eyes, it was insane.
2022-11-30 16:12
Accuarate list
2022-11-30 13:55
Lan Sweet Lan?
2022-11-30 14:00
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probably below Blast Lisbon so 6th didn't really watch it, i guess it was pretty good as i heard sadly not a tier 1 event that's why i didn't bother putting it in
2022-11-30 14:02
#39
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North America Ju11ien
rio major under antwerp is your most heated.
2022-11-30 14:22
I agree with everything on this list. Blast Copenhagen and PGL major could be switched, but both have great story's. -Blast Copenhagen, Heroic's and Cadian's redemption -PGL, amazing major, amazing crowd, first international team winning a major and ofcourse deserved Rain MVP shutting up all the -rain haters on this forum
2022-11-30 14:36
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Also switch Dallas and Rio major
2022-11-30 14:38
#42
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Brazil 4vengerr
cry is free Major in Rio was awesome and everyone enjoyed here, only a bunch of nerds with no life hated this major. But thats minority.
2022-11-30 14:37
#48
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Finland aleksiii
i think antwerp is better than copenhagen other than that good list
2022-11-30 15:53
only 9 big events this year? (+1 more left) damn this sucks but ig pro players complained about too many events before
2022-11-30 16:12
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i think its a good amount to be fair some are more important than others and not every team attends everything if Pro Leagues were shorter and everything wasn't hosted by ESL then that would be such a great world to live in
2022-11-30 16:41
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yeah variety sucked this year, we in fact had esl and blasts only + pgl major. No dreamhack masters no starladder, plus pre covid there were faceit ecs, eleague, epicenter. replace one of esp pro leagues with ecs league and add 2 dh masters on top would be perfect imo
2022-11-30 17:38
Clearly you're biased towards blast lol. No way these 2 blast events aren't at the bottom. Fall Final was decent but still too high/influenced too much by recency bias. And blast spring final was the worst event in this list imo
2022-11-30 16:15
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i had to put blast up there simply because of how in general they do so many things right for production reason why fall final is in my top 3 because it had a great final and a great storyline of cadian finally winning. The crowd wasn't the best but it was good. also i don't take into account groups that much as long as the quality teams still make it to playoffs. Yea blast groups do need a lot of work
2022-11-30 16:47
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#75
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Netherlands arTvamp
for sure!
2022-11-30 17:46
#76
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Netherlands arTvamp
imo people undervalue blast as if its suppose to be undervalued while its nearly always the tournament that delivers! great stuff so I agree with this dude. no recency bias this time imo.
2022-11-30 17:48
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The playoffs were really good in the fall finals so it was definitely pretty good, but any 8 team tournament can never be better than majors in my eyes. Its just not enough counter strike for me. Not enough competition, not enough matches, not enough storylines, not long enough. Its just fundamentally not a big enough tournament for me to consider it even the same level as normal 16 or 24 team ESL events. Its a nice small tournament, but that's all it is in my eyes. Nowhere near as epic as majors or ESL playoffs match quality aside.
2022-11-30 18:04
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Netherlands arTvamp
yes and i think that nearly always is the case. but rio was quite a bummer the viewership quality taking everything into account made blast fall that tad better then rio imo.
2022-12-01 12:33
#53
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United States 1Tuurtle
Cologne is number one when playoff teams were Movistar and Astralis? I guess the matches were solid but I feel like Cologne had better playoff teams (+the final wasnt that bad)
2022-11-30 16:16
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Cologne finals combined with the crowd produced the best final and match in recent csgo history That alone makes it guaranteed classic event I agree the other playoff matches/teams weren't great but the top 1 vs top 2 storyline of faze and navi made the event that much better it didn't matter that much also a lot of events like cologne also had the same problem of not having that good teams in playoffs
2022-11-30 16:52
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United States 1Tuurtle
I guess. I think maybe Katowice had better teams but Im not sure (I know it had Faze, G2, Navi, and Gambit. Dont remember the other two)
2022-11-30 16:58
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yeah katowice had all of the good teams in the playoffs i think it was the one event where all the actual top teams at the time made it to playoffs and the final despite being 3-0 was really good too it should be in theory top 1 but the Cologne final being a 10/10 match is why its 2nd btw it was virtuspro and heroic
2022-11-30 17:04
i mean if cologne was just that final bo5 it would have still been the best event of the year
2022-11-30 20:18
#54
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France DRAKII1
the only good thing in rio was the 360° stage for the playoffs... even the showmatch was total garbage instead of being fun
2022-11-30 16:17
#55
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United States Trotzdem21
Unfortunate Dallas flopped, hopefully the world calms down so America can have a major
2022-11-30 16:19
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Dallas only flopped because of visas and the event taking place right after the major it wasn't a much of a flop, just oddly organized in the end i liked that cloud 9 won that event with the crowd behind them, though the finals wasn't that great.
2022-11-30 16:55
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#64
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United States Trotzdem21
agreed
2022-11-30 16:55
Blast spring was shit and blast fall was only barely watchable. Shit format, shit teams but good production maybe you really value that?
2022-11-30 16:20
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#74
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Netherlands arTvamp
blast fall. great format , great teams (could be more sure) great seedings and 100% good production. that for a medium sized tournament compared to the rio major. LOL
2022-11-30 17:45
2 replies
No great teams tbh
2022-11-30 19:59
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#89
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Netherlands arTvamp
yeah we missed a few. like half. still its blast a smaller tournament.
2022-12-01 12:29
#86
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China RADNIKEY
What's so bad with the format
2022-11-30 20:26
1 reply
Its a partner event
2022-12-01 12:46
#62
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United States MrNorwood
Rio was better than Dallas in my opinion, probably better than Lisbon too.
2022-11-30 16:52
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yeah i see a lot of people have the same opinion the reason i put them that low because it felt like that event did more harm than good, with probably the worst playoffs of any major and crowd controversy the groups were really good though. I do think that was the amazing that it was in front of the crowd, but sadly the negatives outweigh the positives for me
2022-11-30 16:59
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#72
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Netherlands arTvamp
apart from the seeding causing a mini playoffs within the group stage between navi, vitality, c9 and faze. while most others had a way easier time. otherwise i agree with your reasoning and rank placement.
2022-11-30 17:43
dallas was worst. half players didnt even attend. every team had a standin /edit i see you put rio 7th place, youre baiting then. hopefully u get band owo
2022-11-30 17:04
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2022-11-30 17:05
#77
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Netherlands arTvamp
Rio deserves to be lower ranked specially below blast fall. and ofc below cologne, antwerp, katowice.
2022-11-30 17:53
#71
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Netherlands arTvamp
good list. still i would switch blast fall and Antwerp. think Antwerp was that much better. but all in all the top2 and top3-4 are really close.
2022-11-30 17:51
#83
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United States cr4zy_m3
Honestly the only reason Brazil is not last is because it was a major. So many tech issues The crowd had issues Teams in the playoffs/outsiders winning
2022-11-30 20:23
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#91
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Netherlands arTvamp
groupstage seeding, show match. the list goes on. but it sure was something we wont easily forget. it sure was something i think we can all agree on that.
2022-12-01 12:36
#85
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United Kingdom HuzzyBoii
name doesn't check out good list :)
2022-11-30 20:26
#87
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India H@t3r$
name checks out
2022-11-30 20:29
What’s wrong with epl s16? I personally enjoyed a handful of the games. It does not deserve to be under rio I would switch kato and cologne because of consistency of matches and faze storyline
2022-11-30 21:30
2 replies
Fluke finals team then no play off exposed
2022-12-01 12:47
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I know my flair checks out but I wouldn’t say liquid was a fluke especially after placing high in cologne and blast groups
2022-12-01 19:12
#93
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Netherlands arTvamp
so my list would look like this: 1. ESL Katowice 2. ESL Cologne 3. PGL Antwerp Major 4. Blast Copenhagen 5. Blast Lisbon 6. ESL Rio Major 7. ESL Dallas 8. ESL Pro League Season 16 9. ESL Pro League Season 15
2022-12-01 12:41
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nah rio major was bad bad crowd in playoffs too much underdog teams and so much crashes and disconnects also blast Lisbon better than Copenhagen imo
2022-12-01 12:54
ESL needs a crowd for their pro league matches. It feels like glorified LAN matches
2022-12-01 19:14
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