ESL revise Major slot distribution, finalize Road to Rio team list

ESL has revealed the remainder of participating teams in most regions of ESL One: Road to Rio and announced that one Challenger slot at the ESL One Rio Major has been moved from North America to Europe.

The slot distribution was adjusted after c0ntact — formerly one of Rio's New Challengers after having placed in the top 14 at the StarLadder Major — changed regions from North America to Europe, where they became the last unannounced participating team in ESL One: Road to Rio.

As a result, the prizepool of the first Regional Major Ranking series has also changed slightly, with Europe's now totaling $115,000 after gaining $10,000 from North America, where $60,000 is now on offer.

c0ntact will play Road to Rio from Europe, after all

Meanwhile, ESL revealed nearly all of the remaining teams in the other regions. Orgless and Yeah completed the North American team list, Isurus and TeamOne were added in South America, Chiefs and Ground Zero in Oceania, and Camel Riders in Asia.

The organizers mainly determined the rest of the teams based on their placing in the Minor closed qualifiers. Due to multiple teams finishing in the same spot in CIS and Asia, ESL will hold tiebreaker matches to determine the last two participants in each of the two regions.

You can find the list of participants, full dates, and the prizepool of each region below:

Europe

Dates: April 22-May 17
Prizepool: $115,000

North America

Dates: April 22-May 10
Prizepool: $60,000

CIS

Dates: April 30-May 17
Prizepool: $50,000

South America

Dates: April 22-26
Prizepool: $10,000

Oceania

Dates: May 6-10
Prizepool: $10,000

Asia

Dates: May 6-10
Prizepool: $10,000

China TYLOO
China ViCi
Mongolia Mazaalai
Other Tiebreaker matches
thats really nice
2020-04-08 17:19
#11
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Canada U_S_of_Gay 
CAMEL RIDERS ARE IN! TOP 1 2020 HERE WE COME!
2020-04-08 17:22
#17
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Israel Sonnabend 
nice
2020-04-08 17:22
#24
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New Zealand rOtten_97 
So no OG?
2020-04-08 17:24
#33
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
wait yeah wtf? They gonna seriously invite teams like Movistar Riders and Copenhagen Flames over OG? Well so far for the "we want the best teams in the major" stuff.
2020-04-08 17:28
#36
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Finland KassaK 
Well they qualified to the minors og didn't
2020-04-08 17:30
C0ntact braindead lmao they would be a top 5 team in NA qualifier and now bottom team in EU qualifier
2020-04-08 18:02
#78
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Finland KassaK 
Yes
2020-04-08 18:33
Bad News Bears banged c0ntact out of flashpoint, c0ntact not top 5 na lol
2020-04-08 19:41
only teams better than c0ntact are liquid and furia
2020-04-08 20:01
bahahahah so many other teams in an are better than contact your high
2020-04-09 05:28
These aren't invited teams you speak of.
2020-04-08 17:34
#50
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Canada Pipboyreaver 
How is it unfair that a team that didn’t qualify for minor doesn't get a spot
2020-04-08 17:36
#54
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Europe porrasm 
They would have 110% qualified for the next minor though.
2020-04-08 17:42
Lol ok bud
2020-04-08 17:52
you don't know that
2020-04-08 17:57
#100
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Europe porrasm 
as it happens i am from the alternate future where there is no corona and OG qualified for major and beat flipside in the final
2020-04-08 20:55
0% more likely
2020-04-08 18:29
#82
chrisJ | 
Poland Chiirs 
So they will play next minor. :)
2020-04-08 18:47
#115
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
first of all I didn't say it was "unfair", just thought it was strange secondly I thought the entire point of this new "Road to Rio" was to make sure the top teams were at the major.
2020-04-09 19:11
#53
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Portugal x_men_1998 
Young Sharks is missing too
2020-04-08 17:39
#111
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Australia Albatrauz 
Jamppi owns a vac banned account apparently that he bought when he was 14 to his friend, so he sued valve about it
2020-04-09 05:31
#114
Kush | 
Netherlands protiny 
and this is relevant how?
2020-04-09 18:59
#21
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Nepal sasukeee 
Good to see a pakistani player, Go camel rider.
2020-04-08 17:23
#29
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Canada U_S_of_Gay 
YES EZ 4 POKEMON
2020-04-08 17:26
#15
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM 
ez for camel riders
2020-04-08 17:21
#96
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Malta BRAZlL 
+1 No german team :)
2020-04-08 20:04
#97
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South Africa @FyreCS 
No BIG lul! Expected af
2020-04-08 20:11
good
2020-04-08 17:20
#3
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Slovakia baucek1 
Wow
2020-04-08 17:20
waiting...
2020-04-08 17:20
#6
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Slovakia Pepo)) 
unluko
2020-04-08 17:20
#7
gla1ve | 
United States tenki_cs 
ez4wubbalubbadubdub
2020-04-08 17:20
#8
s1mple | 
Brazil s1mg 
when valorant major ?
2020-04-08 17:20
wtf
2020-04-08 17:21
#10
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Poland Axer85 
Nice
2020-04-08 17:21
#12
RpK | 
France pol44r 
C OMEGALUL NTACT
2020-04-08 17:21
#30
SaufS | 
Switzerland zulecsgo 
C 0MEGALUL NTACT
2020-04-08 17:26
where big tho
2020-04-08 17:21
Didnt qualified tho
2020-04-08 17:46
sadly tru tho
2020-04-08 17:46
Cool!
2020-04-08 17:21
#16
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
LETS GO CAMEL RIDERS
2020-04-08 17:22
#18
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United States Festive_ 
mad lions?
2020-04-08 17:22
Withdrew from Minor Closed Qualifier, remember?
2020-04-08 17:28
#88
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United States Festive_ 
i did not. Thanks!
2020-04-08 19:01
#19
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Nepal sasukeee 
Poor OG
2020-04-08 17:23
Why, they failed to qualify
2020-04-08 17:32
#73
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Nepal sasukeee 
I thought they will get the last spot on EU
2020-04-08 18:22
c0ntact got top 14 last major so
2020-04-09 03:18
No w7m :(
2020-04-08 17:23
+1 :((
2020-04-09 02:24
#22
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Germany HentaiLover12 
kinda shitty for the teams that didn't make it the first time have to wait a whole year for the next major
2020-04-08 17:24
sad that OG choked in qualifiers, in their current form they deserve to compete
2020-04-08 17:24
#27
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
+1 Sad. Next time they'll qualify.
2020-04-08 17:25
OG??????????????
2020-04-08 17:25
Failed qualifiers
2020-04-08 17:29
#35
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
It’s hard to say, but it is deserved. OG choked on minor qualifications. They lost against Heretics and GODSENT. Maybe next time :(
2020-04-08 17:30
#43
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Ukraine FGVM 
there won't be any minors from now on if I remember correctly. also don't forget that there will be several rmr events before RIo, so OG might still qualify if they will qualify for the other rmr events.
2020-04-08 17:34
What are the other RMR events? I thought there is just 2, this one in Spring and one during the summer/fall
2020-04-08 17:39
Valve are looking at other events too that organizations are apply to valve to make
2020-04-08 17:56
Thank you men
2020-04-08 19:10
valve set an application deadline for april 10th, so they'll prob. announce the other events a few days later.
2020-04-08 18:12
Thank you aswell men
2020-04-08 19:11
Should been OG
2020-04-08 17:25
YEEEES CAMEL RIDERS AND MOVISTAR RIDERS:)
2020-04-08 17:25
#31
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Germany Pardi8 
no big ? wtf
2020-04-08 17:27
No, they failed to qualify
2020-04-08 17:30
#47
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Germany Pardi8 
i thought they put some more teams in it like in CIS
2020-04-08 17:35
so now both NA and CIS have 5 slots at the major?
2020-04-08 17:31
#40
MUTiRiS | 
Brazil 1930 
Go Movistar! Go Dignitas! Go Furia! Go Liquid!
2020-04-08 17:32
Very excited! Rip OG :(
2020-04-08 17:33
#90
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
Yeah, sad :(
2020-04-08 19:07
So easy for 100T #YeahTheThieves
2020-04-08 17:33
#60
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Brazil zinum 
Yea, your name says everything xd
2020-04-08 17:49
LETS GO CAMEL RIDERS COME BACK
2020-04-08 17:34
Pretty much destroyed all those teams that did not have major or minor spot, as they now have to wait at least 1.5 years for the next time.
2020-04-08 17:34
they'll have other chances at the next RMR events, just wait until they're announced
2020-04-08 18:22
OK. Hopefully that is the case.
2020-04-08 18:36
Sincerely hope so...
2020-04-08 18:56
#48
NiKo | 
United Kingdom Rex_07 
why no indian team?
2020-04-08 17:35
even czech scene is better
2020-04-09 08:46
#49
Poland pR8 
Polish cs dead af.
2020-04-08 17:36
If you pull NA-SA-CIS-OCE-ASIA together its still not as packed as EU..
2020-04-08 17:38
#63
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Switzerland x676 
+10000
2020-04-08 17:51
Dont worry bruhs, One more rmr will be played on this year. BIG and OG fans just wait.
2020-04-08 17:43
#57
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Germany NitczkaCS 
No that will not happen
2020-04-08 17:46
OMG are you stupid? Normally two major would be played this year. For now, this was done in order not to defeat the right of the teams that came out of the Minor elimination. In the 2nd rmr tournament there will be teams like OG BIG
2020-04-08 17:50
#56
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Sweden swedz4 
Lol what is this clown fiesta????
2020-04-08 17:44
#62
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Switzerland x676 
South America qualy is a total joke... Isurus ? cmon...
2020-04-08 17:51
they made it to the upper bracket finals, it makes sense that they're invited
2020-04-08 18:23
mibr should go to br lmao they wont win a single match in na league
2020-04-08 18:07
#72
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Chile Romanosky 
The team play in NA, same case with Furia.
2020-04-08 18:21
#71
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
go Yeah
2020-04-08 18:20
CAMEL RIDERS, YES!!
2020-04-08 18:23
Where is pro100
2020-04-08 18:41
Europe with Ence is a joke and ever will.
2020-04-08 18:44
i was hoping BIG to has a slot. If you lose to movistar riders you dont deserve sh*t. good luck to other teams
2020-04-08 18:47
Ence won no match the last 6 months no matter tier 1 or tier 25
2020-04-08 18:48
#84
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Russia Desmos 
OMG why do they give it to c0ntackt? OG is much better them but they get free place NICE BLAT
2020-04-08 18:48
#89
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Europe H1P_STER 
what is TIEBREAKER means?
2020-04-08 19:03
#94
fer | 
Brazil serjolaum 
true major
2020-04-08 19:42
No chance for c0ntact to qualify.
2020-04-08 20:17
I really like this format.
2020-04-08 20:50
CAMEL RIDERS MAJOR CHAMPIONS
2020-04-08 21:19
#102
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Portugal Agricultor 
Why no qualifier?
2020-04-08 21:31
pathetic
2020-04-08 21:58
Nice change, and CAMEL RIDERS ARE BACK)))
2020-04-08 22:53
#105
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo 
nice for c0ntact, they will play where they belong, unlike 100kriegs who plays in na cuz they will not qualify on EU
2020-04-09 00:34
Honestly, they should get rid of individual CIS tournaments, most of their teams are just good enough. Just let them play the big guys from Europe.
2020-04-09 00:36
Can OG into Asia? Like kISSAA is Jordanian and what not
2020-04-09 01:25
#113
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Austria doMK0 
There wont be any big events, most certainly not with participants from different nations all around the world, until a sars-cov-2 vaccine is developed -- and that is certainly not this year.
2020-04-09 13:53
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