cs_summit 8 Online to host first North American RMR event
The 2021 Regional Major Ranking tournament series in North America will begin in the latter half of May.
Beyond the Summit has announced that it will host the first North American Regional Major Ranking tournament in 2021 leading up to the PGL Major Stockholm, called cs_summit 8 Online.
Other details about the tournament are sparse at the moment apart from the dates of the two open qualifiers, which will run on consecutive weekends of May 1-2 and 8-9, and the main event, taking place on May 14-30.
More information about the first RMR event in North America will be announced at a later date. It is expected that a portion of the participating teams will be determined via invites based on their current standing in the ranking, as was the case in 2020's tournaments. The ladder was partially reset ahead of the 2021 season, with the teams who placed in the Legends, Challengers, and Contenders spots having received 600, 300, and 100 points, respectively.
cs_summit 8 Online will help determine the participants at the PGL Major Stockholm, which will take place in the Swedish capital from October 23 to November 7 and have $2 million on offer. Valve aims to host up to two more ranking tournaments ahead of the Major, with the final one planned to be held on LAN.
Teams have the opportunity to choose the region in which they will begin their campaign in the 2021 Regional Major Ranking. The spots on offer at the next Major will then be based on where the existing 2020 Legends and Challengers (FURIA, Evil Geniuses, EXTREMUM, and Liquid in the North American ranking) opt to compete.
The current standings of the North American Regional Major Ranking (after taking into account lineup changes following the previous season and the resulting point deductions) look as follows: