Valve open to proposals for RMR tournaments

The game developer asked tournament organisers to start bidding for the qualifying events.

Valve has announced that it is open to proposals for the 2021 Regional Major Ranking (RMR) events. In an email to tournament organisers, the game developer communicated its wish to host "at least two RMR events" in each region, with the final competition being held on LAN.

The first RMR event should be held in the spring or early summer, while the last tournament should target the weeks that had been set aside for the Minors - which means that it will need to be completed two to three weeks before the start date of the Major (October 23).

Just like last year, Valve encouraged tournament organisers to reconfigure their existing events in the calendar to become RMR competitions, which will need to meet the following requirements:

- Features at least as many teams invited by RMR points as there are Major slots available for that region;
- Features the same number of additional teams, split evenly between qualifiers and direct RMR invites (if enough teams with RMR points are available);
- Within the RMR portion of the event, no participating team is invited to a later stage than those invited by RMR;
- Have distinct placement for teams across invite boundaries (I.e. no 3rd-4th combined place when the region needs to identify top three places).

Valve added that it will provide travel, accommodation and prize pool support for the final RMR tournament in each region. Attending teams will be required to obtain a visa (or equivalent) for travel to the Major prior to attending the RMR event.

Valve is yet to announce what the RMR points system will look like following the introduction of new events to the qualification cycle, which began with the StarLadder Major, held in the summer of 2019, and included a series of tournaments in 2020 in each region (three in Europe, North America, Asia, and the CIS, two in South America and Oceania). The current qualification process was unveiled by Valve in April 2020 and replaced the old invite system.

The PGL Major will be held in Stockholm from October 23 through November 7, with the playoffs due to be held in front of a live audience at the Ericsson Globe. It will be the company's second Counter-Strike Major, after it hosted an event of this stature in the Polish city of Krakow in 2017.

#2
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Finland Cucumber))
wow
2021-01-23 01:00
33 replies
#31
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Turkey piriSHIP
BIG CLAN WINNER OF PGL MAJOR 2021
2021-01-23 01:27
30 replies
#32
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Finland Cucumber))
IT'S ACTUALLY FPX
2021-01-23 01:28
5 replies
*havu
2021-01-23 03:34
4 replies
+1
2021-01-23 08:58
+9999
2021-01-23 14:00
Did u mean ence?
2021-01-23 14:56
+1 HAVU sign sergej and steal ENCE's old points mmm
2021-01-23 15:37
#36
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Australia csRIOTgo
Sad, but it's probably going to be Astralis again LOL
2021-01-23 01:42
2 replies
Ez
2021-01-23 07:31
#89
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
ill be happy if they just dont win
2021-01-23 07:56
+1
2021-01-23 01:51
Liquid*
2021-01-23 02:04
8 replies
#52
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New Zealand rOtten_97
Liquid isn't winning anything with FalleN in the team OMEGALUL
2021-01-23 02:13
6 replies
they are already doing so well
2021-01-23 02:17
4 replies
#62
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New Zealand rOtten_97
They only won against an underperforming s1mple and t3 EG. They'll be eliminated by navi tomorrow
2021-01-23 03:10
3 replies
ok fake australia
2021-01-23 03:34
2 replies
Fake
2021-01-23 14:56
1 reply
#154
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New Zealand rOtten_97
Better than being budget portugal. Cry is free my friend, FalleN has maybe been good in the past, but he is bad now. Has been bad for more than 3 years. If Liquid want to win again, they should remove him
2021-01-23 23:12
and what will the NIP with that team of Mongoloids do? will be champions of the neighborhood college championship ... Hahahahahaha
2021-01-23 14:55
+1
2021-01-23 07:38
big never win a major, cause are on lan
2021-01-23 02:11
+1
2021-01-23 02:55
XD
2021-01-23 12:15
agree
2021-01-23 12:47
No bug no playoffs
2021-01-23 13:01
1 reply
they got to faceit majors to the playoffs without bugs nt mr brazil
2021-01-23 13:38
Lol u wish
2021-01-23 17:00
No change it’s not online. And Xantares has never performed on LAN.
2021-01-23 17:04
2 replies
#153
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Turkey piriSHIP
MAN REALLY ? xD kekw
2021-01-23 18:05
1 reply
Feel free to show when he played good at a high tier LAN
2021-01-24 09:34
+1 br above me triggered by the name BIG CLAN lmao
2021-01-23 17:26
Ez4og
2021-01-23 09:44
1 reply
Would be epic! but zehN beats Aleksibob in Major playoffs sry sry
2021-01-23 15:37
Gl
2021-01-23 01:00
2 replies
Free Vsm
2021-01-23 02:48
1 reply
Free vsm
2021-01-23 14:57
noice
2021-01-23 01:00
"The current qualification process was unveiled by Valve in February 2020 and replaced the old invite system." its actually april not february
2021-01-23 01:04
5 replies
Thanks, fixed
2021-01-23 01:23
#75
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Serbia e_loK
Wow a helpful hltv comment wtf?
2021-01-23 05:20
#80
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Netherlands SpiceNut
Good guy Canadian
2021-01-23 06:51
Flag checks out
2021-01-23 11:26
#121
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
nice
2021-01-23 12:42
#6
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Switzerland Upsetanet01
cool
2021-01-23 01:00
Ok
2021-01-23 01:00
#8
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Iceland caverat
Nice volvo
2021-01-23 01:01
Tribo to major 2
2021-01-23 01:01
1 reply
+1
2021-01-23 01:19
Here we go again...
2021-01-23 01:01
#11
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Myanmar w7tv
volvo > valve valvo > valve valde > valve
2021-01-23 01:01
RMR tournaments suck
2021-01-23 01:02
6 replies
how? not in EU at least
2021-01-23 01:25
5 replies
#34
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South Africa hehetymen
No Navi :(
2021-01-23 01:37
They often are super competitive and have very little prize money for the players. For example look at Dreamhack Fall EU 2020: hltv.org/events/5506/dreamhack-open-fall.. This tournament was STACKED and the prize money is next to nothing compared to other tournaments with this many top teams. And these RMR events aren't even going to count much because there wasn't a major in 2020...
2021-01-23 01:45
3 replies
yeah but it's not about the prize money obviously? teams want to attend the major, that's the real prize and since it's so competitive nobody can really afford to slack here.
2021-01-23 01:48
2 replies
Yes but the fact that there was no major in 2020 made so many tournaments basically irrelevant now. How do we really know if there will be a major in 2021?
2021-01-23 01:49
1 reply
last year lol make worlds this year def valve make 1 major
2021-01-23 02:44
Again...
2021-01-23 01:03
#14
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Argentina ReacC
i need money
2021-01-23 01:04
#15
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Brazil chico12
aceita pix? accept pix?
2021-01-23 01:06
#16
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Canada dAnk7
i host one, come to my house
2021-01-23 01:08
2 replies
#25
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Canada J47
Covid party POG
2021-01-23 01:20
+1 i am already flying
2021-01-23 10:46
EU RMR tournaments aka free stats and MVPs for zywh0 to farm when s1mple is region locked in CIS tournaments.
2021-01-23 01:08
5 replies
ye, little unfair,but no doubts-ZyWoo absolute monster
2021-01-23 04:02
#83
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Zywoo and s1mple played togather in like 10 events. S2mple got 2 mvps only while zywoo got 4
2021-01-23 07:08
Cis events are stacked af xd
2021-01-23 12:54
EU region > CIS It's not ZywOo's problem that s1mple isn't tryharding on RMR CIS.
2021-01-23 13:57
S1mple is always trash in RMR and Major tournaments anyway, so it doesn't matter.
2021-02-20 06:14
#18
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China HEIDASHUAi
Ok VoLv0
2021-01-23 01:10
nice, can I see the rankings by valve ?
2021-01-23 01:13
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Switzerland x676
Reset the points!!!!!!!!
2021-01-23 01:13
5 replies
#21
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Israel KaL1L
+1
2021-01-23 01:14
2 replies
#22
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Portugal Hmikas
-1
2021-01-23 01:16
1 reply
+1
2021-01-23 01:50
-1
2021-01-23 01:48
#45
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Japan HHazuka
-11111
2021-01-23 01:54
Nice
2021-01-23 01:19
YEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!
2021-01-23 01:21
Cool
2021-01-23 01:22
big brain valve
2021-01-23 01:26
#33
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Norway Triplex02
i bid 100 dollas
2021-01-23 01:34
#35
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Greece RedWinter
EZ FOR GODSENT IN NA
2021-01-23 01:41
1 reply
Yes. New roster looks like the top 20 in the future. imho
2021-01-23 04:42
guys how expensive would it be to watch the finals and grandfinals in stockholm. only ticket price. i know oyu had to buy a 100 euro ticket that is 3 days and nothing less but thats just the last major . what has it been last majors?
2021-01-23 01:42
6 replies
i was thinking about buying tickets too. the first major after corona gonna be something special for sure. can you offer me a room in your house during the time maybe? i would contribute to your tickets in exchange if you want.
2021-01-23 01:52
5 replies
I live in Gothenburg, so I'll still have to pay a 20-35 euro for the train ticket! I can recommend this hotel: booking.com/hotel/se/acco-hostel.sv.html.. 40 euro for a 4 man room with 2 bunkbeds, but its 46 euro for a room with 2 beds. there are more options, along with a 12 person bunkbed room but im planning on going with friends. sadly i might have to be in the bunkbed room since the 2 bed rooms might get sold out. 3.4km from globen and close to the underground railroad which in stockholm can take you pretty much anywhere in the city. its already 60-75 euro just to get there and have shelter. and ive googled past tickets and it seems they range anywhere from 20 euro to 100 euro to see the grand final and finals. stockholm is quite beutiful in the right parts so its a nice little vacation for sightseeing aswell. Ill be visiting gamla stan and skeppsholmen, and the coast :) also, you can get this kickass boat hotel: booking.com/hotel/se/af-chapman.sv.html?.. but thats 110 euro+
2021-01-23 02:04
1 reply
haha yeah, i didn't expect you to give a serious response just thought it would be cool to find something through hltv. thanks a lot for your information, i will bookmark your comment! <3 some middle-class hotel after western european standards will do it for sure, you don't need anything more on a trip like this. anything fancy is a waste of money in my experience. like i was in amsterdam for a few days and the girls of course wanted to rent rooms on a houseboat there which was among the more expensive stuff on airbnb. was charming but the end of story was that we just came back late night to sleep a few hours and went up early again to go into the city so it felt a bit like a waste. at least that dutch family who owned the rooms had a high-quality bagel restaurant and we could breakfast everyday there for free which i found extremely nice, hehe. :)
2021-01-23 12:36
airbnb.com you can get a nice room here, I always use it when need to travel
2021-01-23 02:04
2 replies
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Czech Republic PaYaB
hotel ? trivago!
2021-01-23 02:32
1 reply
#81
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Netherlands SpiceNut
Lol
2021-01-23 06:56
#50
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Argentina nymeros
So the RtR points are useless?
2021-01-23 02:07
#54
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Slovenia FR0X
Wow
2021-01-23 02:20
Mibr have points to major in SA, what happens now? They change to NA?
2021-01-23 02:31
#57
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Portugal joaosenra
#FREEVSM #DOITGABEN
2021-01-23 02:42
#58
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Europe jigglepeek
valve is a joke
2021-01-23 02:44
#65
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Brazil kaduramos
Im not getting it , so the last RMR meant nothing what about the teams that are qualified for the next major already
2021-01-23 03:20
I can organize one. Just give me some money.
2021-01-23 03:31
i'll host ur nan for some rmr
2021-01-23 03:48
#73
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Australia B_Tannen
nice
2021-01-23 04:24
LOL The game developer asked tournament organisers to start bidding for the qualifying events im done with this shit
2021-01-23 06:07
9 replies
i hope this game dies a fast and swift death so people with money in it lose a lot
2021-01-23 06:18
3 replies
#85
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Lebanon Dogman69
stfu
2021-01-23 07:18
#108
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Greece hekzy
Valulrant watcher
2021-01-23 10:35
LOL out of all esports, csgo was hit the least by covid. if you look at last year's stats: esportsearnings.com/history/2020/games it was literally the biggest esport in all 3 categories. csgo isn't going anywhere.
2021-01-23 13:37
#138
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North America joeS
Valve either 1000iq or idiots. The game is at one of its lowest points competitively right now because of Valorant / NO LANs / Valve's lack of fucking attention
2021-01-23 14:52
4 replies
how tf is it at its lowest point?
2021-02-07 14:42
3 replies
#158
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North America joeS
lowest point not in terms of viewers, but in terms of how valve has handled the game.
2021-02-07 14:48
2 replies
how is it any different than previous few years?
2021-02-07 14:50
1 reply
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North America joeS
the fact that it hasn't changed in years is what is bad brother. they have abandoned the game other than skins.
2021-02-07 15:02
Wanna hear my proposal?
2021-01-23 06:38
teams gonna fight in RMR gulags until the major gets cancelled again
2021-01-23 06:59
3 replies
It wont
2021-01-23 09:47
2 replies
we can only hope
2021-01-23 10:01
1 reply
"hope" scandinavia doesnt give a fuck about corona. thats why they choosed sweden
2021-01-23 11:56
#84
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Turkey DebbSoray
What's with 2020 RMR teams? Have they still got rights to attend next major?
2021-01-23 07:14
2 replies
Everything starts from 0
2021-01-23 09:47
1 reply
#148
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Finland OGx
stop baiting
2021-01-23 16:55
Russia and Ukraine to EU minor and other qualifer. CIS should disband
2021-01-23 08:35
#92
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Norway Napapijri
this will be the worst major, not the first major in 4k
2021-01-23 08:36
#95
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Sweden Lagge15
Am I being stupid does this mean the regions with one slots could have one invited team and one team qualified?
2021-01-23 09:06
#96
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Europe Cirros_V2
I can host some
2021-01-23 09:38
Best i can do is 5$
2021-01-23 09:44
Hello brasilians xD where are you now? Told u wont get majors and u send dead threads to me and my mom. But u know what? I was fucking right. Start saving money, if u wanna got to sweden xD
2021-01-23 09:47
#113
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Will you marry me
2021-01-23 11:01
VALVE ACTAULLY DOING SOMETHING FOR CS E-SPORT SCENE :O
2021-01-23 12:07
1 reply
How its doing. They should fix themselves not ask for proposals xD
2021-01-23 13:20
"wish to host "at least two RMR events" in REACH region, with the final competition being held on LAN." great article but pls fix
2021-01-23 12:37
#123
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African Union mikecool
preparing a proposal to have some tourneys at the back of my house. It's gonna be lit.
2021-01-23 12:46
#128
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Poland SebL
Expected.
2021-01-23 13:36
4k mmmmm ns)
2021-01-23 13:42
im gonna host :D
2021-01-23 13:45
#133
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Poland wojtech
omg this RMR qualification system is so boring...
2021-01-23 13:56
#136
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Turkey yeeGeT
gib souvenir case.
2021-01-23 14:48
FACEIT PLZ
2021-01-23 15:37
#146
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Iraq DuncanAK
RMR system sucks Just make normal system like open and closed and major qualifier FFS
2021-01-23 16:31
ESL GERMANY PLS
2021-01-23 17:31
LETS GO BIG MAJOR !! :D
2021-01-28 13:31
Spoiler: there won't be a single major in 2021
2021-02-20 02:28
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