Valve scraps invites for ESL One Rio Major; teams to be determined via regional rankings

Valve has announced that all 24 teams competing at the ESL One Rio Major will be determined through Regional Major Rankings (RMR).

The announcement comes in the aftermath of the postponement of the Rio Major because of the coronavirus outbreak. The event will be held in November and will be the only Major of 2020, with an increased prize pool of $2 million (up from the original $1 million) on the line.

By the time the Rio Major begins, it will have been 14 months since the previous Major, hosted by StarLadder in Berlin. To make sure that the Brazilian event will still feature the best teams in the world, Valve will be replacing the direct invitations with a ranking system that has been in the works since January.

Teams will earn points towards the RMR through various competitions that will be held in the months leading up to the Major. There will be two RMR Series, one in the Spring and one in the Fall, both with $255,000 prize money (sponsored by Valve), which will be distributed between six different regions based on the number of slots allocated at the Major.

There will be eight Legend, eight Challenger and eight Contender invitations available for the Major, which are based on each region's performance in Berlin. The slot allocation for the Rio Major will be the following:

Europe: 3 Legends, 5 Challengers, 2 Contenders
North America: 3 Legends, 2 Challengers, 1 Contender
CIS: 2 Legends, 1 Challenger, 2 Contenders
South America: 1 Contender
Asia: 1 Contender
Oceania: 1 Contender

The first RMR Series will be hosted by ESL later this month and will be called ESL One: Road to Rio, featuring 56 of the world's best teams in six different regions. The teams that had qualified for the Major and for the Minors will be invited to participate in their respective region. In future RMR tournaments, a regional ranking will be used to determine invites.

Tournament organisers who are interested in being included in the RMR event list are encouraged to reach out to Valve. For a competition to be considered, it will need to invite the top RMR teams in the region and hold qualifiers to determine the remaining spots. Events can have any format, prize pool or duration, and can be held online, on LAN or a combination of the two.

A detailed breakdown of the RMR points system will be announced at a later time as Valve is still finalising the event list for the year. However, it was announced that the "value of events closer to the Major will be greater than in earlier events" as Valve wants to reward teams who hit top form in the run-up to Rio.

#2
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United States Droidd 
bruh
2020-04-02 17:29
#10
NAF | 
Canada Dash_ 
Good change
2020-04-02 17:29
no more "saving strats for major" xaxaxaxa
2020-04-02 17:32
#79
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Brazil devomelembrar 
cabo c o fallen
2020-04-02 17:36
BraLuL Major jajajajajaj
2020-04-02 17:41
Why does NA have so many slots and SA only 1???????
2020-04-02 17:53
Because SA don't have a t1 team meanwhile NA has Lulquid , Evil Garbage and 100 throwers
2020-04-02 18:00
MIBR, FURIA, and at least 2 more
2020-04-02 18:01
#169
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Brazil arthureich 
Mibr and Furia are considered NA
2020-04-02 18:02
"At least 2 more," so SA should have at least 2 slots.
2020-04-02 18:03
#187
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Brazil arthureich 
Only one is good, for Red canids or w7m, boom is NA too
2020-04-02 18:07
#281
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Sweden MaNiHa 
i don't understand how fully brazilian teams still count as NA and not SA
2020-04-02 21:48
should messi compete with argentinian teams to qualify for fifa club world championship?
2020-04-02 22:04
#285
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Brazil arthureich 
The team is playing not the nation, its not like the World cup becuz in the WC the nations are playing, if Barcelona complete their roster with Brazilian players they would still play in La liga and Champions
2020-04-02 22:10
#337
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Spain N0Love 
+1 Ppl are so dumb they don't understand it...
2020-04-09 11:03
All good SA Teams will move to North America after a while, as the past showed. I´m more suprised about the 1 only contender slot for whole of asia... I mean 1/3 of the players are from this region, even though they normally are bad i would give them a chance by 2 contenders...
2020-04-02 18:04
Why? To create more wasted spots for #23Tyloo_academy? but amount of contenders not really big for this kind of teams
2020-04-02 18:21
#282
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Brunei cyLoL 
They won’t be able to got visa trump doesn’t like anyone
2020-04-02 21:52
+1
2020-04-02 18:02
#195
NAF | 
Other oxy333221 
NA has many teams on top30, while SA only has FURIA and MIBR. It's obvious who has already earned more points.
2020-04-02 18:13
Furia and MIBR are considered NA, my friend.
2020-04-02 21:23
miBR 2020? r you nuts?
2020-04-03 00:16
#12
Douglas | 
United Kingdom Waspyy 
lol
2020-04-02 17:29
#30
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Czech Republic MisterPixel 
expected tbh
2020-04-02 17:30
#107
SNk | 
Spain Dicraftio 
+1
2020-04-02 17:42
Cool but shitty due to big names being able to sneak in easier
2020-04-02 17:51
#3
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United States JonBeans 
epic
2020-04-02 17:28
#4
NAF | 
Finland tpsa 
ok
2020-04-02 17:28
#5
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Sri Lanka seKai 
wow
2020-04-02 17:29
#6
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United States JustinWii 
Nice
2020-04-02 17:29
#64
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Denmark SuperstuM 
Not for Natus Vincere for sure. They won’t qualify 100% I promise you
2020-04-02 17:34
And what about G2? Hmm, no, no, NOO....
2020-04-02 17:39
#99
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Denmark SuperstuM 
G2 is Top 3 team now so I don’t think so
2020-04-02 17:40
+ I dont think so about Na'vi, other Cis teams almost all trash :)
2020-04-02 17:42
#119
chrisJ | 
Netherlands toMyy 
lol G2 got demolished from NaVi
2020-04-02 17:46
1 bo5 congratz !
2020-04-02 17:50
#140
chrisJ | 
Netherlands toMyy 
Dafuq are u talking about? Like you have to rape a team for 16 times to prove that you are a lot better than them or what?
2020-04-02 17:56
Navi won katowice and that's it. All I am saying is that they didn't prove anything with 1 tournament as well.
2020-04-02 18:03
#209
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
g2 demolished navi? tell me whats ur excuse on katowice then.
2020-04-02 18:23
You need to get your eyes checked
2020-04-02 19:40
Dumbest comment I’ve ever saw. “Na’Vi wont qualify”(1st team in the world at the moment) “G2 will qualify“(they suck, also they are on 3rd place Go get brain dude
2020-04-10 07:05
Not for G2 and DENMARK teams for sure. They won’t qualify 100% I promise you
2020-04-02 17:40
#106
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Sweden Lingon 
CIS have 5 spots
2020-04-02 17:42
Not 12??
2020-04-02 17:43
#114
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Sweden Lingon 
Sorry 5 spots to the major 12 teams are competing for those 5 spots
2020-04-02 17:44
Ough, thx man, didn't know
2020-04-02 17:45
2 spots for cis in legends They'll qualify 100%
2020-04-02 18:00
#7
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Poland Dorocek 
Nice
2020-04-02 17:29
#65
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Denmark SuperstuM 
AGO won’t qualify
2020-04-02 17:34
#69
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Poland Dorocek 
Of course they will - from Polish region wtf you talking about men
2020-04-02 17:35
#71
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Denmark SuperstuM 
No, Ex-VP will
2020-04-02 17:35
#82
ND | 
Germany Julado 
polish region hahaahhaahahahahahahahahahahaha
2020-04-02 17:37
#101
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Poland Dorocek 
Salty because Germany doesn't have a region
2020-04-02 17:40
+1
2020-04-02 18:02
#263
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United States codgun 
+1 AGO will win Polish major too 100%
2020-04-02 20:20
#277
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Poland Dorocek 
Thanks for support, I'm sure Envy will win NA major!
2020-04-02 21:37
#8
s1mple | 
United Kingdom aF1_ 
'big is back' #1 got deleted haha
2020-04-02 17:29
Lmao
2020-04-02 17:29
#29
NAF | 
Canada Dash_ 
Lmao guess it isn't BIG time yet
2020-04-02 17:30
#35
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Brazil Norddeutscher 
He is my friend and sent me this screenshot.... gyazo.com/46cc5b90d38742c3c3564e21af965e..
2020-04-02 17:30
#40
NAF | 
Canada Dash_ 
Big rip
2020-04-02 17:30
#50
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Denmark Notallama 
Deserved
2020-04-02 17:32
#55
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Brazil Norddeutscher 
he got banned for writing a comment? This only happens when you are german...
2020-04-02 17:33
#96
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Serbia DjapeZ 
Im not rasist i just dont like jermans. What was at zis game hmm
2020-04-02 17:40
#127
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Denmark Notallama 
Banned for 1 day for 1st-post hunting with an overused joke. Deserved
2020-04-02 17:48
Joke? Hunting? What are you talking about?
2020-04-02 18:49
#249
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Denmark Notallama 
yikes
2020-04-02 19:22
I really dont know what joke you mean?
2020-04-02 19:51
#260
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Denmark Notallama 
Ok cool
2020-04-02 19:52
Stronk man.
2020-04-03 10:58
#239
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Brazil Capi___ 
Deserved
2020-04-02 19:02
nt alt
2020-04-02 19:04
0/8
2020-04-02 19:51
Clear alt lmao
2020-04-02 21:31
0/8
2020-04-02 21:56
#44
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
Undeserved
2020-04-02 17:32
#83
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World breezy0 
hltv is racist against germans... i reported this site
2020-04-02 17:37
#95
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Brazil Norddeutscher 
+1
2020-04-02 17:39
and the Germans are not the most racist people in the world ??? here you do it, here you pay my friend, law of return ...
2020-04-03 02:58
#306
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World breezy0 
dude wtf? germany is anti-racist police nowadays. so many more racists nowadays like eastern europe or your country or asia
2020-04-03 03:02
#165
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Europe rafaumarcisz 
he got banned for spreading disinformation
2020-04-02 18:01
rip mibr
2020-04-02 17:29
#13
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Poland Spanksss 
wtf
2020-04-02 17:29
Wow
2020-04-02 17:29
#15
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Ukraine A!mA!MN4wxz 
These is nice
2020-04-02 17:29
#18
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Finland Palomies 
RIP ENCE :DDDDDDDD
2020-04-02 17:29
#19
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Finland Pitsa31 
Rip ence's run in Major.
2020-04-02 17:29
#36
NAF | 
Canada Dash_ 
Never had a chance to begin with
2020-04-02 17:30
At least they would have gotten stickers
2020-04-02 17:36
#202
NAF | 
Canada Dash_ 
Still a waste
2020-04-02 18:16
OOOF I hope they add the DPC system like in dota
2020-04-02 17:30
more interested in DDPC system B-)
2020-04-02 17:31
xaxaxa
2020-04-02 17:33
#54
jks | 
Mongolia Kkura 
That won't ever work
2020-04-02 17:32
#57
jks | 
Mongolia Kkura 
We have less tournaments unlike dota 2
2020-04-02 17:33
lol
2020-04-02 17:29
LUL
2020-04-02 17:29
sex
2020-04-02 17:29
#147
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Hungary Glng 
sex
2020-04-02 17:57
#327
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Sweden b8police 
sex
2020-04-03 20:02
#24
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Denmark grindz 
xd
2020-04-02 17:30
No tier 3 teams that qualified over a year ago. Good job volvo
2020-04-02 17:30
But T3 teams profiting from coming from a weak region unfortunately. There's no way the worst qualifying CIS team will be better than the European team that narrowly misses a spot.
2020-04-03 00:11
But Cis region usually punches above their weight at majors. idk who cars. fuck this
2020-04-04 18:01
GOOD JOB!
2020-04-02 17:30
RIP ENCE
2020-04-02 17:30
wow what a scam
2020-04-02 17:30
What an amazing article!
2020-04-02 17:30
#32
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
This is good or bad for teams like Movistar riders!?
2020-04-02 17:30
LUL, as if they ever have any chance. Does not matter-.
2020-04-02 17:30
#84
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World smash143 
Very bad, Moviestar needs to be a top 10 EU team top qualify.
2020-04-02 17:37
#110
SNk | 
Spain Dicraftio 
The worst outcome
2020-04-02 17:43
bad
2020-04-02 17:46
>bad for Spanish bots >good for the rest of the world
2020-04-03 11:00
#33
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United Kingdom The_Doctor 
OG FAN COME HERE
2020-04-02 17:30
#34
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Finland Sorsastajala 
cmooooooon havu #havuja
2020-04-02 17:30
nice finally dead teams like c0ntact or Ence will lose their spot yes
2020-04-02 17:30
VP too haha
2020-04-02 17:58
#179
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2020-04-02 18:04
I didn't remember that ENCE was legend, F
2020-04-02 21:32
It’s gonna be fine men. Mibr likely to either play in SA region or NA, and mibr has a very great record against NA teams online so mibr is likely to grab a good spot at the major, mibr Kings
2020-04-02 17:30
#41
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Switzerland x676 
what about minors ?
2020-04-02 17:31
They taste good
2020-04-02 17:32
cancelled lulz
2020-04-02 17:32
no minors
2020-04-02 17:36
#219
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France niouke 
minor means that the qualified team to the minors will get invites to RMR tourneys
2020-04-02 18:38
what??
2020-04-02 17:31
RIP ENCE RIP MIBR
2020-04-02 17:32
bruh
2020-04-02 17:32
#49
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Poland kvvach 
yes.. FaZe roster change inc
2020-04-02 17:32
olofmeister should be gone, he's been a bot for months. They've got no excuses now, go and get a young hungry player
2020-04-02 17:59
AleksiB
2020-04-02 18:43
RiP Ence xD
2020-04-02 17:32
some fcking good shit
2020-04-02 17:32
??????????? Wtf is going on
2020-04-02 17:33
#58
Zero | 
Czech Republic cortan 
Noooooooooooo
2020-04-02 17:33
Trash news from valve, go disband your company
2020-04-02 17:33
#78
jks | 
Mongolia Kkura 
Lol its better than keeping dead teams like c0ntact Ence Mibr from the major
2020-04-02 17:36
#102
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World nakTriceps 
MIBR will make it, easily
2020-04-02 17:41
#228
jks | 
Mongolia Kkura 
They will be challenger at best
2020-04-02 18:47
#235
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World nakTriceps 
Np. Still with stickers.
2020-04-02 18:52
#287
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Australia QUeSTIONABLe 
If they do then furia won't
2020-04-02 22:51
I think isnt fair for the teams that recently made into minors, i agree on teams that are already in Rio from last Major
2020-04-02 17:57
Mad cuz movibots ?
2020-04-02 17:38
#112
SNk | 
Spain Dicraftio 
Yes I am xd
2020-04-02 17:44
#118
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Austria SplasJ 
Probably
2020-04-02 17:45
Yes, but isnt only about Riders, its not fair for any team that made into minors winning their games
2020-04-02 17:54
They will get automatically invited to the first RMR.
2020-04-03 11:03
but in my case is bullshit, /Movistar Riders/ They had a good chance of qualifying (since they had 4 spots and the only tough rivals were fnatic, "dignitas" and nip) and now they will have to face better teams for fewer spots
2020-04-03 19:00
Imagine thinking Trash Riders has a chance in the Minor anyway.
2020-04-04 12:01
They has a real chance btw, majority of teams in their group had lost against them, and there was also a second chance too, so why not?
2020-04-04 18:28
Fnatic>CoL>>Godsent>NIP>>Heretics>>>>Dignibots>=Riders>CPH Only 3 spots for the Major BTW.
2020-04-04 18:43
imagine Heretics better than Riders lol (and the 4th plays the minor play-in for 1 spot)
2020-04-04 20:18
Are u fckn retarded??? It's 2 straight to the Major and the 3rd to the Play-In.
2020-04-04 20:22
This is good change, fucking hate that fluker team that get free sport for major.
2020-04-02 17:34
its possible that some fluke team will do good online in regional quals, for example like OG in esl or coL in blast, and then suck on lan
2020-04-02 19:05
blast was lan
2020-04-02 23:28
#295
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Australia Chereska 
Other way around for col, shit online, go crazy on lan
2020-04-03 01:46
OG was doing better on LAN before epl
2020-04-05 06:19
rip ENCE and VP LUL
2020-04-02 17:34
#184
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Netherlands Polakva 
>CIS: 2 Legends, 1 Challenger, 2 Contenders ez 4 VP lul
2020-04-02 18:06
#63
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Europe LoookATme 
no more fluke
2020-04-02 17:34
#66
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Germany BIG2020 
ez major for BIG
2020-04-02 17:34
What does this mean ? someone explain . Yes I am not that smart sry for wasting your time . xqcL
2020-04-02 17:35
TLDR: Teams that were previously qualified for the rio major will have to play 2 events with other teams to prove that they're good enough to play at the major. It basically means nothing for the current top10 teams, but for shitter teams like North, MIBR and ENCE they might lose their spot
2020-04-02 17:36
oh Thank God. That's good news . Good job Valve 😎
2020-04-02 17:39
+1
2020-04-02 17:44
#144
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Finland HARD4ENCE 
Well, ENCE for sure won't qualify.
2020-04-02 17:56
+111111111111111111111111111
2020-04-02 17:58
#159
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Switzerland x676 
where does it say it will be 2 events ?
2020-04-02 18:00
"The first RMR series will be in May, and we intend to have one more RMR series in the Fall." From the CS:GO official blog. They just haven't written it in the article yet
2020-04-02 18:04
#121
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Other Random69420 
Pepega
2020-04-02 17:46
anything against people like them ?
2020-04-02 17:47
#68
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Sweden Trkmag 
If they scam Dig Valvo should retire
2020-04-02 17:35
Dig can’t scam their way to the Major anymore. Great!
2020-04-03 11:05
#321
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Sweden Trkmag 
Yeah, like qualifying through open quals which Dig did?
2020-04-03 11:34
RIP ENCE
2020-04-02 17:35
nice
2020-04-02 17:35
#74
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
why
2020-04-02 17:36
amazing!
2020-04-02 17:36
#80
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Poland friendlySeb 
That was needed.
2020-04-02 17:37
rip ence
2020-04-02 17:37
#85
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Netherlands meneert 
oke
2020-04-02 17:37
#87
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United Kingdom bigbbanger 
Wtf is this
2020-04-02 17:38
#88
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Brazil millerjmatos 
GG
2020-04-02 17:38
#89
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
Lmao feelsbad for the teams trying their ass off to already qualify for the minor. Kinda feel they got cheated and honestly Valve should have done this for the next major and not this one.
2020-04-02 17:38
#115
SNk | 
Spain Dicraftio 
+1 (Flair's checks out I guess)
2020-04-02 17:45
blame corona
2020-04-02 17:56
#288
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
Well I can blame Valve as well since the invites were pretty much set in place already, sure it might end up in better matches being played at the major but as far as I can tell the new qualifiers will be online so that makes it unpredictable again and it will probably result in some upsets and some teams that fought their hardest and earned their spot in the new challenger stage being screwed over and not making it which would just suck. The reason why I'm assuming at least a part of the new qualifiers will be online is because Nors3 stated that the first tournament that results in qualifying will be in May and the quarantaine is still scheduled to be active around then I think.
2020-04-02 23:08
#229
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China ZerOck 
true
2020-04-02 18:47
Teams that qualified to the Minor will be automatically invited to the first RMR.
2020-04-03 11:06
#325
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
yeah but they will still have to qualify for the major after that. And other teams that didn't make it will again get a chance to also qualify again which in turn could lead tothem not making it and some team that they might've beaten before and won the spot from fair and square now beating them. It just seems a tad unfair to me.
2020-04-03 17:29
#336
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Germany NitczkaCS 
Wait, will teams that have not qualified for the Minor play again?
2020-04-08 00:54
LMAO
2020-04-02 17:38
#91
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Poland hillock 
noice
2020-04-02 17:39
#93
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Finland Emvi 
Looks like an amazing update! Actually a great step from valve
2020-04-02 17:41
So ENCE can now disband as they no longer are going to the major :-(
2020-04-02 17:40
F for ence ence putepuutebe
2020-04-02 17:40
#104
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
LOL AT TEAMS WHO BOUGHT LEGENDS ROSTERS its gonna be some esl bs ranking big money teams get in
2020-04-02 17:42
#105
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Poland Po_Prostu 
NICE
2020-04-02 17:41
#111
sh1ro | 
Taiwan Mafuuyu 
dude with this, they can finally fix c0ntact remove emi and letn1 jesus christ.
2020-04-02 17:43
#116
crank | 
Poland WITAM 
GG
2020-04-02 17:45
#122
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India lemuig 
Wtf
2020-04-02 17:47
#123
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India lemuig 
2020-04-02 17:47
#125
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Austria SplasJ 
Good change no shit teams at major
2020-04-02 17:47
#126
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Belarus portall 
no ence at major omegalul
2020-04-02 17:48
#128
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
Nice! No VP no Ence disband plz
2020-04-02 17:49
#129
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Spain JLenny47 
Bye ence and vp
2020-04-02 17:50
#131
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Finally spot distribution between regions is fair
2020-04-02 17:51
just use HLTV ranking Valve
2020-04-02 17:51
#134
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
POG
2020-04-02 17:51
LUL RIP ENCE!
2020-04-02 17:51
Lul
2020-04-02 17:55
rip ence, vp and c0ntact
2020-04-02 17:56
kinda unfair for minor teams :((
2020-04-02 17:56
#148
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China KoreanFan 
Have you seen EU minor? :DDD
2020-04-02 17:57
EU minor be like shark pond....
2020-04-02 18:09
#262
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China KoreanFan 
+1 Best.
2020-04-02 20:09
have u seen asian minor ?
2020-04-02 18:56
#315
2020-04-03 11:07
#143
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Poland sosiad 
NiP back <3 rip VP hahahah
2020-04-02 17:56
Why
2020-04-02 17:57
#146
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China KoreanFan 
Finally!
2020-04-02 17:57
RIP ENCE. c0ntact, VP
2020-04-02 17:57
I guess it will be the 5th trophy for Astralis.
2020-04-02 17:58
#152
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
no minors lol
2020-04-02 17:58
#154
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Hungary Glng 
C0NTACT CEO MALDING KEKW
2020-04-02 17:58
#157
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
This is a better system to be honest.
2020-04-02 17:59
#158
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Canada Neitsa 
Any info about spot majors for players? :)
2020-04-02 17:59
#160
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Iceland LaHabana 
why NA have that much wasted spots ?
2020-04-02 18:00
Not enough spot for Europe what a shame
2020-04-02 18:01
CIS two legends hahahahahaha what a joke
2020-04-02 18:01
#168
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
+11111111
2020-04-02 18:01
You stupid lol?
2020-04-02 18:05
#190
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Netherlands Polakva 
>South America: 1 Contender hahahah LOL expected
2020-04-02 18:08
#191
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Russia ToughGuy 
Vp, navi were top8 last major what are u talking about no scene with 1 contender spot axaxaxax
2020-04-02 18:09
#167
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Sweden changrai 
RIP ENCE HAHAHAHA
2020-04-02 18:01
2 CIS legends lmfao
2020-04-02 18:02
#175
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United Kingdom whatacliche 
KEKW cya ENCE
2020-04-02 18:03
good lmfao, getting rid of teams like ence and monkeys
2020-04-02 18:03
3 legends spots for NA cs. What a joke lmao
2020-04-02 18:04
It is this way cuz all three EG, Liquid and 100T made top8 in Berlin
2020-04-02 19:36
I know, but what is the point of having those results matter for the next major that comes 14 months later when you are scrapping the individual invites? It's just not consistent.
2020-04-02 19:38
how do u want it to be done? LAN events are not available now and Online event can be held for one exact region (teams from different regions can't play against each other so we can't decide which region deserves more or less slots atm)
2020-04-02 19:48
I don't have a better solution, you are right. It just feels wrong, but maybe it's the best we can do.
2020-04-02 19:49
#296
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Australia Chereska 
It’s the only thing we can do
2020-04-03 01:49
>North America: 3 Legends, 2 Challengers, 1 Contender Seriously? No. SERIOUSLY? NO!
2020-04-02 18:05
#183
Twistzz | 
Germany t.o.p 
wtf
2020-04-02 18:06
Hard for ence
2020-04-02 18:06
#186
JD | 
Poland PSZ 
AMAZING VALVE BUT STILL VALORANT GONNA KILL YOUR GAME :)))
2020-04-02 18:07
#188
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
Valve should give 4 Legends spot for EU and 2 spots for NA
2020-04-02 18:07
#238
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Finland Alk0 
+1
2020-04-02 18:57
#294
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New Zealand rOtten_97 
Astralis Mouz Fnatic G2 Liquid 100 Thieves
2020-04-03 01:16
So the minor qualifier was done for nothing ?
2020-04-02 18:07
#196
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
The first RMR Series will be hosted by ESL later this month and will be called ESL One: Road to Rio, featuring 56 of the world's best teams in six different regions. The teams that had qualified for the Major and for the Minors will be invited to participate in their respective region. In future RMR tournaments, a regional ranking will be used to determine invites.
2020-04-02 18:13
Ok so this will be some kind of a huge regional minor regrouping legends, new-legends and minor teams from each region ?
2020-04-02 18:15
#206
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
yes and they will do qualifiers to fill up the slots
2020-04-02 18:18
#193
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
GREAT NEWS i thought about this as soon as i saw that the Major were postponed to november
2020-04-02 18:11
SA: 4 teams 1 Contender Oceania: 4 teams 1 Contender Asia: 8 teams 1 Contender lol asia cs
2020-04-02 18:12
#197
Dosia | 
Europe topkek8 
cis and asia should be together lul 6 spots for NA :facepalm:
2020-04-02 18:15
#293
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New Zealand rOtten_97 
Cis has more and better teams than na
2020-04-03 01:15
#198
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Poland misioneos 
final <33333333333
2020-04-02 18:14
wow actually a normal decision from valve in 2020?
2020-04-02 18:15
>NA 3 Legends OMEGALUL
2020-04-02 18:16
MEME MAJOR
2020-04-02 18:16
But can Dignitas play for qualifiers?
2020-04-02 18:17
#205
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Chile Romanosky 
Contact in NA qualifier WTF?
2020-04-02 18:17
They are NA organisation but it is still stupid since all of the players are from EU
2020-04-02 18:21
#242
2020-04-02 19:08
because they are in NA rn, playing flashpoint, and they wont leave by then, valve said they play in regions they currently at, not where they from
2020-04-02 19:08
#210
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Sweden WaSee 
krieg
2020-04-02 18:25
#211
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
LMAO RIP VP
2020-04-02 18:28
This means the transfer window is now open until April 22?
2020-04-02 18:29
and we never saw ence again. welcome to reality. p/s: if they didnt change the roster.
2020-04-02 18:33
#215
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Argentina Cushiion 
North America: 3 Legends, 2 Challengers, 1 Contender what? lmao
2020-04-02 18:35
#218
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Russia ToughGuy 
liquid eg 100t
2020-04-02 18:38
#222
Nessa | 
CIS CA1MAN 
100t is oceania though
2020-04-02 18:43
#223
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Russia ToughGuy 
they playing in NA group
2020-04-02 18:43
#301
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Australia pinquii 
They have been based in NA for a long time now...
2020-04-03 02:32
#216
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Brazil hugoooo 
5 from CIS? hahahahahahahahahahahaha
2020-04-02 18:36
#220
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Russia ToughGuy 
ahahahahahahah 1 contender not even challenger no scene crying go kill someone in favelas
2020-04-02 18:39
#298
arT | 
Brazil SH1NoOB 
CIS has Navi as a tier 1 and a some tier 2/3 teams, explain me why they deserve 2 legends spots? They deserve 1 Legend (Navi), 1 Challenger (VP) and 1 contender (Spirit or some other team), 5 spots is ridiculous for the least competitive minor.
2020-04-03 01:56
#300
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Russia ToughGuy 
2 legend teams last major +cis teams always good at the majors
2020-04-03 02:23
#303
arT | 
Brazil SH1NoOB 
i didnt though about that, maybe you're right. It just seems really weird that cis has so many spots.
2020-04-03 02:34
Best way to go is to get something close to the DPC system for Dota. That system is close to it. But the way those invitations are done are kinda bad. Right now, Fnatic, ranked #5, have to go with Challenger stage, while VP #20 are in legends.
2020-04-02 18:42
Did you even read the article or are you just retarded?
2020-04-03 11:12
#221
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North America Straf3R 
mixed feelings here....
2020-04-02 18:40
5 spots for CIS, Valve is fucking kidding...
2020-04-02 18:44
#227
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United Kingdom tank6123 
I know, surely CIS deserves more places than NA
2020-04-02 18:46
yep they have 3 teams in the region of major bur only 2 of them deserve a real chance and only one of them has a real chance to win.
2020-04-02 18:50
#226
JonahP | 
Sweden swedz4 
Lol what about the minor???
2020-04-02 18:45
This is awful. Some regions have free go to major but will suck so hard. Major is nothing compared to TI not because of the prizemoney cuz of the low competition level. Katowice and ESL Cologne are my Majors for now until Valve changes their bullshit.
2020-04-02 18:49
LIQUID -STEWIE2K Inc. HOLY MOLY
2020-04-02 18:50
so confusing
2020-04-02 18:52
#236
Zellsis | 
United States v0m1t 
Rip faze and VP
2020-04-02 18:53
Didnt understand a fuck , from each reagion qualifies teams to different stage or what ? How this works ? Plz someone explaine
2020-04-02 19:08
it will be hilarious when some onliners like BIG qualify to legends and Astralis to contender or out
2020-04-02 19:09
Ok but still didnt understand how it works
2020-04-02 19:29
i didnt really read but what seems reasonable to me is that from EU like 2-3 teams can go straight to Legends, same for NA, but for Asia or Africa region you cant go straight to legends, because they are weaker regions, max to contenderr or challenger whatever that is dunno how valve will identify those numbers in the future, rn they probably took it from last major
2020-04-02 19:45
#246
Aleksib | 
Egypt Tywin 
rip ence lul
2020-04-02 19:10
So an online qualifier league for the major basically? That's even fucking worse than what we have now.
2020-04-02 19:10
+123 i dont understand why many people think this is good, it may sound at first, but since its online, it will have even more flukes
2020-04-02 19:46
Rip Navi
2020-04-02 21:36
Right now we have a fucking corona.
2020-04-02 20:39
Yeah, but from the article it seems like this will be the way forward regardless.
2020-04-02 20:53
mibr and virtus pro sweating on the back
2020-04-02 19:12
#261
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Hungary subzera 
Bro what
2020-04-02 19:59
#264
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United States gtmaniacmda 
good change, but there is almost no way North is going to Major now, so I’m going to go cry in a corner
2020-04-02 20:31
#266
Archi | 
United Kingdom KainZ 
SIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU GOOD TEAMS ONLY DAWG SHITTERS ON SUICIDE WATCH
2020-04-02 20:49
LMAO. The president MIBROLSONARO is telling people to get infected by coronavirus so they can make antibodies and stop spreading the virus. Welcome to Brazil in november!
2020-04-02 20:50
#269
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
Does this mean 100thieves have to go back to the contender stage? Unless they end up being one of the 3 in the legends invites for NA they really got screwed over
2020-04-02 21:05
Yeah it fucking sucks. At least Virtus Pro aren't invited as well
2020-04-03 02:42
They aren’t « invited » anywhere, it’s just the number of spots allocated to each region. 100T are considered NA then.
2020-04-03 11:15
#324
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
Yeah I wasn’t sure when I first saw the post, since they have always gone though the aus qualification for the major and the oce region only got a Contender invite, I can see now they are in the NA classification
2020-04-03 16:58
I wouldn't have a problem with this if they used a different ranking than the ESL ranking. That shit is garbage.
2020-04-02 21:19
fk valve
2020-04-02 21:21
#275
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
RIP MIBR
2020-04-02 21:33
Lol goodbye ence :DDDDDDDD
2020-04-02 21:43
Basically, it's similar to Dota 2 Pro Circuit, which is great.
2020-04-02 21:45
I don't get it
2020-04-02 22:45
#292
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New Zealand rOtten_97 
So if only 1 team from Oceania is invited, that means only 100T will be invited? Renegades and ORDER have no chance?
2020-04-03 01:10
100thieves is based in na
2020-04-03 02:34
#307
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New Zealand rOtten_97 
Yeah got that, but I wanted both renegades and order to qualify from the asia minor. Fuck me I guess
2020-04-03 04:38
#318
2020-04-03 11:16
#297
arT | 
Brazil SH1NoOB 
CIS: 2 Legends, 1 Challenger, 2 Contenders South America: 1 Contender WTF? 5 spots for CIS and 1 for SA? Is Gaben Russian?
2020-04-03 01:52
Because most of the good SA teams are in NA
2020-04-03 05:36
Everything is based on the results of the Starladder Major, go stab someone to feel better.
2020-04-03 11:17
#328
arT | 
Brazil SH1NoOB 
Hope you choke on a baguette.
2020-04-04 02:18
#299
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Panama FUN4ENCE 
Finally
2020-04-03 02:08
#310
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India mafiagoo 
RIP Ence
2020-04-03 07:59
just like Complexity for IEM Katowice 2019, shouldn't have been there
2020-04-03 12:27
#323
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Macau bushed 
Asia and Oceaniaworse,2.5——2.0
2020-04-03 16:49
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