ESL opens registration for Rio Major qualifiers

ESL has opened the registration process for the open qualifiers for the ESL One Rio Major.

The qualifying process for the first Major of 2020 will kick off at the end of January and will run for approximately two weeks to determine half of the 96 teams who will be competing in the closed stage.

The Americas region has been divided into two sub-regions, North and South America, while Asia has been broken down into just five regions after Central & South Africa - which had been created for the StarLadder Major - was removed.

Teams can sign up for the open qualifiers

All open qualifiers will be played on the ESEA platform and will feature a single-elimination bracket with best-of-one clashes until the semi-finals, which will be played in a best-of-three format. The top two sides of the open brackets will progress to their respective region's closed stage, in which they will be joined by teams invited by ESL.

Below you can find the dates for the open qualifiers:

Europe:

Number of slots in Europe closed qualifier: Eight (two per qualifier)

Open Qualifier #1 (January 31-February 1) - Register
Open Qualifier #2 (February 4-5) - Register
Open Qualifier #3 (February 8-9) - Register
Open Qualifier #4 (February 12-13) - Register

CIS:

Number of slots in CIS closed qualifier: Eight (two per qualifier)

Open Qualifier #1 (February 2-3) - Register
Open Qualifier #2 (February 6-7) - Register
Open Qualifier #3 (February 10-11) - Register
Open Qualifier #4 (February 14-15) - Register

Americas:

North America:

Number of slots in NA closed qualifier: Eight (two per qualifier)

Open Qualifier #1 (January 31-February 1) - Register
Open Qualifier #2 (February 4-5) - Register
Open Qualifier #3 (February 8-9) - Register
Open Qualifier #4 (February 12-13) - Register

South America:

Number of slots in SA closed qualifier: Four (two per qualifier)

Open Qualifier #1 (February 2-3) - Register
Open Qualifier #2 (February 14-15) - Register

Asia:

Oceania:

Number of slots in Oceania closed qualifier: Four (two per qualifier)

Open Qualifier #1 (February 8) - Register
Open Qualifier #2 (February 9) - Register

China:

Number of slots in China closed qualifier: Four (two per qualifier)

Open Qualifier #1 (February 1) - Register
Open Qualifier #2 (February 2) - Register

East Asia:

Number of slots in East Asia closed qualifier: Four (two per qualifier)

Open Qualifier #1 (February 15) - Register
Open Qualifier #2 (February 16) - Register

Southeast Asia:

Number of slots in SEA closed qualifier: Four (two per qualifier)

Open Qualifier #1 (February 1) - Register
Open Qualifier #2 (February 2) - Register

Middle East:

Number of slots in Middle East closed qualifier: Four (two per qualifier)

Open Qualifier #1 (February 15) - Register
Open Qualifier #2 (February 16) - Register

The schedule for all the regional closed qualifiers looks as follows:

Europe closed qualifier — March 7-8
CIS closed qualifier — March 5-6
NA closed qualifier —March 6-8
SA closed qualifier — March 3-5
Oceania closed qualifier — March 7-8
East Asia closed qualifier — March 4-6
China closed qualifier — March 7-8
Middle East closed qualifier — March 5-7
SEA closed qualifier — March 7-8

The leading sides of the closed qualifiers will secure spots at the Minor Championships, which will be held from April 26 through May 3. The top two teams from each of the four Minors will secure direct entry into the ESL One Rio's New Challengers Stage, while the third-placed sides will take part in the Minor Play-in stage, which will determine the last two teams entering the initial phase of the Major.

#2
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Brazil Norddeutscher 
Nice
2020-01-17 22:09
#18
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Italy ltaly 
SA qualifier =D
2020-01-17 22:20
#20
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Netherlands n0b8m8 
Yeah!! Southeast Asia qualifier, nice!!
2020-01-17 22:22
who???
2020-01-17 23:02
only 2 chances for mibr in south american qualifier :o
2020-01-18 00:21
#57
meyern | 
Argentina TavishT 
MIBR is already qualified, they'll face the MInor Challengers and the Fallen Legends (they are one of the latter) in the Challenger Stage.
2020-01-18 03:46
very nice
2020-01-17 23:54
ESL explain to me how star ladder can grant africa a online qualifier and yet ESL fails to do so? I thought we were past this crap ESL
2020-01-18 00:05
#51
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France LeDiplomate 
Africa doesn’t deserve a qualifier.
2020-01-18 01:23
#62
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Brazil Norddeutscher 
racista
2020-01-18 10:34
#76
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France LeDiplomate 
How the fuck is it racist to state that the recent results of african teams make that they don’t deserve their own qualifier.
2020-01-19 16:04
#77
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Brazil Norddeutscher 
racista
2020-01-19 16:04
#78
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France LeDiplomate 
+1
2020-01-19 20:03
Spoken like a true frenchie. What's wrong spent so many years colonizing Africa you've determined they have no rights?
2020-01-18 11:12
#70
chrisJ | 
Poland Chiirs 
I bet you don't like Quebec..
2020-01-18 15:01
ta mere lapute se fais baiser dans tous les trou par un africain jimagine :)
2020-01-18 12:36
#75
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France LeDiplomate 
« :) » Et la tienne se fait sauter (dans les 2 sens du terme) par et avec des mecs barbus d’origine orientale ;)
2020-01-19 16:03
#71
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Argentina KALAMAR 
Racism watchdog would go BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK
2020-01-18 17:31
#3
oBo | 
United States Plactus 
Hypeee
2020-01-17 22:08
#4
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
leszgo
2020-01-17 22:08
ez
2020-01-17 22:09
#6
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Brazil NahT_ 
ez for me and the boys
2020-01-17 22:09
If I was still in Brazil, I would register just for fun with my boys
2020-01-20 14:48
ok
2020-01-17 22:10
Nice, Fnatic finally can register xD
2020-01-17 22:11
#13
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United States Bonger 
they will get an invite to the minor closed qualifier
2020-01-17 22:14
Yeah, NiP too most likely
2020-01-17 22:15
ez
2020-01-17 22:12
#10
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
Ok
2020-01-17 22:13
#11
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
my team will win major
2020-01-17 22:14
#12
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United States Bonger 
hit me up EU guys 😎🤙
2020-01-17 22:14
#14
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Mexico MEXlCO 
im registering, anyone wanna join?
2020-01-17 22:15
#63
autist | 
Brazil hrp_ 
yes me vamos.
2020-01-18 10:39
Yo, same flag gang, let's go
2020-01-20 14:48
ESEA lol
2020-01-17 22:17
dignitas your time
2020-01-17 22:18
#19
ISSAA | 
Algeria TixQ 
Africa not humaines ?
2020-01-17 22:22
If your country/territory is not listed in any of the regions - please reach out to tournament administration for further information on which region you should be participating from (email: csgomajor@eslgaming.com). i sent an email to esl maybe they will tell us which region we are allowed to play in here are the regions : cdn.eslgaming.com/misc/media/lo/csgo-maj..
2020-01-17 23:05
from your own link: Most sub-saharan regions seem to have the best connection to our Middle East servers which are located in Dubai and therefore teams coming from that region are advised to participate in the Middle East qualifiers.
2020-01-19 03:06
but north africa isnt in sub-saharan regions ma dude
2020-01-19 11:15
if sub-sahara has the best connection to dubai, then everything north of sahara has aswell, since it's even closer. or do you suggest those teams try playing in the europe quali? :D
2020-01-24 19:28
well i got a reply from esl themselves told me you guys should play in eu qual's
2020-01-25 00:24
plus we get like 120 ping in dubai and like 80/70 in europe
2020-01-25 00:24
50 more ping but much easier opponents, hmmm...
2020-02-04 20:18
Finally edit: no open ips((( hope they stream the matches
2020-01-17 22:24
#22
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Sweden Waduhek 
I aren't understand that
2020-01-17 22:23
#23
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Switzerland x676 
Movistar Riders will win this Major.
2020-01-17 22:23
#31
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
+1
2020-01-17 23:04
Lmao cheaters uniting for the qualifer
2020-01-17 22:36
#25
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Peru Dropcon 
Any peruvian/latino team needs a player for the SA qualifiers?! :D
2020-01-17 22:39
rather play with a bot than with a peruvian sorry
2020-01-17 22:54
+1
2020-01-17 23:09
#53
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Peru Dropcon 
I'm not like all the peruvians. I agree, they're annoying to play with sometimes, I do not consider my self like that.
2020-01-18 02:15
#26
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Yugoslavia ensaRRR 
i dont have esea can i register
2020-01-17 22:45
Lets do this
2020-01-17 22:47
is there a north african qualifer or something? cdn.eslgaming.com/misc/media/lo/csgo-maj.. it says there is but i don't find a link
2020-01-17 23:01
MENA??
2020-01-17 23:22
nope , only middle east , north africa not included
2020-01-18 00:35
Last year it was mena and there was a csa (central and South Africa) but if you're going to play choose middle east
2020-01-18 01:22
#33
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Norway Noreg 
major inb4 4 me
2020-01-17 23:08
#35
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Turkmenistan poppyxox 
No African qualifiers? smh
2020-01-17 23:13
any babes want to play together?
2020-01-17 23:21
what do you mean they removed the african qualifiers? that's bullshit, this whole thing is bullshit, that's a scam, fuck the church
2020-01-17 23:32
Here are my qualifier predictions:l for Rio Latin Kings > MS 13 The crips > the bloods Chinese Mafia > Yakuza
2020-01-17 23:44
#41
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Poland dailyy 
where is africa qualifier mens
2020-01-17 23:56
+4 for my team, requirements: +10 years of CS experience +2000h of CS:GO +25yo +not black +preferably play under influence
2020-01-17 23:56
#45
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France DesmondHume 
cmonBruh
2020-01-18 00:27
Under influence of what
2020-01-18 06:33
I pass for each point, but is it ok if I play first 5 rounds sober? I like to get into the early game to know who my opponents are before ketamine kicks in
2020-01-18 14:21
#47
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
esea lul ty no
2020-01-18 00:36
Any south americans looking to make a team to join the qualifier hit me up! let's meme our way into the major!!!
2020-01-18 00:37
why esea :@ :(
2020-01-18 01:00
#52
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Russia blessdevve 
Because ESL never used faceit
2020-01-18 01:41
#55
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World Criscito 
Cheaters everywhere incoming
2020-01-18 02:39
africa auto qualify
2020-01-18 03:02
to the major xaxaxaxax
2020-01-19 11:17
#58
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World Beard43 
GLHF all, game on!
2020-01-18 04:57
Klan Fontan incoming
2020-01-18 09:23
It's time for me to win the major
2020-01-18 10:14
haha
2020-01-18 10:45
#67
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Netherlands dabadpad 
its our time to shine... all gold nova please gathered.. we need to form a team and show to FaZe NaVi Liquid how its must be done!!
2020-01-18 12:37
Me and the boys rolling up to the major like
2020-01-20 14:50
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