RMR standings breakdown: Where teams need to place to qualify for the Major

Natus Vincere are the first team qualified for PGL Major Stockholm, but what about the rest?

With the full team lineups for all IEM Fall divisions set, there is now a limited number of teams who can potentially qualify for and compete at the PGL Major in Stockholm. In this breakdown, we will go through each region and preview which teams can still claim a spot, how well some teams would have to do to lock themselves in, how badly some teams would need to do to not qualify, and more.

To quickly break down the overall format for IEM Fall, each region has an even number of teams, half of which were invited from the current RMR (Regional Major Ranking) standings, with the other half being determined using a closed qualifier. For the Fall series of RMR events, the number of placings that award RMR points is tied to the number of spots that region has at the Major, or four for the small regions. This means that the top 11 teams in the Europe division will receive points, the top 5 teams in North America and CIS, and the top 4 teams in South America, Asia, and Oceania.

PGL's last Major took place in Krakow

Small regions - only two teams in the running in each

The small regions (South America, Asia, Oceania) are unfortunately trivial when it comes to which teams can still qualify, as only the current top two placed teams in each region have a chance to make it to the Major. In South America, this includes MIBR and Sharks, in Asia, TYLOO and ViCi, and in Oceania, Renegades and ORDER.

South America RMR Standings
1. Brazil MIBR - 3430 RMR points (Contender spot)
2. Brazil Sharks - 3375 RMR points
3. Brazil Bravos - 2432 RMR points (out of contention)
4. Brazil Imperial - 0 RMR points (out of contention)

The reason for this is twofold: First, that each of the events feature only four teams in their main stage, and second, that all four placings in the main stage will award RMR points. This means that the teams invited by RMR to the main stage will get a minimum of 2031 RMR points, no matter what. This fact makes it difficult for any team other than the top two from each region to find motivation to play well in this event, as no matter how well they do, it is simply impossible for them to qualify.

To add another perspective of the issue that is created through this, we can look at how the top two teams were determined for the regions. For every region, there must be at least two RMR events, with a third optional one taking place in the summer. So, in the first of potentially three qualifying tournaments, Renegades, ORDER, TYLOO, and ViCi all placed top two in their regions. Thus, as a result of no summer series events taking place and the format decision for IEM Fall, any team other than those four were immediately locked out of Major qualification in May.

Asia RMR Standings
1-2. China TYLOO - 1600 RMR points (Contender spot)
1-2. China ViCi - 1600 RMR points
3. Asia NKT - 0 RMR points (out of contention)
4. Mongolia Checkmate - 0 RMR points (out of contention)

The final example would be from South America with Bravos. This upcoming Brazilian team placed fourth in the spring event, and grabbed first place in the summer event, both of which were tournaments with 16 participants. However, they weren't able to place in the top two of the SA RMR standings going into the fall event, being only 335 points behind the second team before any roster changes.

Tangents about the format aside, the teams from South America and Asia that will qualify for the Major will simply be determined by which of the two top teams places higher in IEM Fall. The difference in points given for first and second place is 156, and the difference in points between MIBR and Sharks and TYLOO and ViCi are both less than that, meaning that whoever places higher will be the one to advance.

Oceania RMR Standings
1. Australia Renegades - 1680 RMR points (Contender spot)
2. Australia ORDER - 1500 RMR points
3. Australia LookingForOrg - 1040 RMR points (out of contention)
4. Australia VERTEX - 0 RMR points (out of contention)

Things are slightly different in Oceania, as the difference in points between Renegades and ORDER is 180, which is greater than the difference in points awarded for any two adjacent placings. This means that for ORDER to qualify for the PGL Major they would have to place at least two placings higher than Renegades at IEM Fall. If Renegades place within one spot of ORDER or higher, then they will advance to the Major.

Large Regions - it's all to play for

The three larger regions are much more interesting when it comes to which teams can make it to the Major, as many teams in all the divisions still have a chance to qualify if they place high enough.

North America - top 5 is the goal

Every team in the North American division still has a chance to qualify, even those who currently have zero points. Contrary to the divisions for the smaller regions, no one is guaranteed to earn points, as the number of teams at the larger events exceeds the number of placings that will award RMR points.

First, we'll look at how high each team has to place in order to guarantee themselves a spot at the Major, and how high a team has to place to have a chance at making it to the Major (as in, placing lower would eliminate them from contention).

North America RMR Standings
1. Oceania EXTREMUM - 1880 RMR points (Legend spot)
2. United States Liquid - 1840 RMR points (Legend spot)
3. Brazil FURIA - 1584 RMR points (Legend spot)
4. North America Evil Geniuses - 1310 RMR points (Challenger spot)
5. Brazil 00Nation - 1300 RMR points (Contender spot)
6. North America Extra Salt - 1200 RMR points
7. Brazil paiN - 1100 RMR points
8. United States Bad News Bears - 570 RMR points*
9. Brazil TeamOne - 0 RMR points
10. Brazil GODSENT - 0 RMR points
11. South Africa ATK - 0 RMR points
12. United States Triumph - 0 RMR points

* Bad News Bears will lose 20% of points they earn at the event in case they use their coach/substitute, madcow, instead of Jonji

UPDATE: Following the release of the article, it was confirmed that Jonji would be playing the RMR event with Bad News Bears after all

In NA, any team that currently has more than 5 RMR points will be immediately qualified for the Major by placing in the top 5 of the event. The minimum number of points a team can win by placing top 5 is 1875, with the top-ranked team, EXTREMUM, currently holding 1880 points. So, anyone other than the bottom four teams will automatically qualify as long as they place within points.

Likewise, any team other than EXTREMUM must place in the top 5 to even have a chance at qualifying. This is because EXTREMUM are the only team that currently have points greater than the points awarded for placing fifth.

At the end of the day, the top 5 teams at IEM Fall North America are going to be the five teams that attend the PGL Stockholm Major, with only a small potential for an exception. All of the teams will be under a lot of pressure, making for a quite competitive event.

CIS - NAVI are the first team guaranteed to qualify

The CIS region features the same format as North America for IEM Fall, with 12 teams competing for five spots worth of points. The difference from NA is that CIS had a summer series event, putting the top teams from that event in a much stronger position to qualify for Stockholm.

CIS RMR Standings
1. Russia Natus Vincere - 3680 RMR points (Legend spot) - guaranteed to qualify
2. Russia Spirit - 3530 RMR points (Legend spot)
3. Russia Gambit - 3475 RMR points (Challenger spot)
4. Kazakhstan K23 - 2575 RMR points (Contender spot)
5. Russia forZe - 2450 RMR points (Contender spot)
6. CIS Virtus.pro - 1600 RMR points
7. Ukraine Akuma - 1120 RMR points
8. Russia Entropiq - 1100 RMR points
9. Belarus Nemiga - 192 RMR points
10. Kazakhstan Unique - 0 RMR points
11. Russia AVE - 0 RMR points
12. Russia INDE IRAE - 0 RMR points

With zero points, Unique, AVE, and INDE IRAE can technically still qualify for the Major in the fifth spot, as the top four teams all have more than 2500 points, which is the largest amount awarded in the fall RMR tournament. However, the conditions that need to be met for this to happen however are extremely specific. A team with zero points must win the tournament completely, and on top of this, any team that currently has between 625 and 2500 points cannot place in the top five. The final rule is that Nemiga can't place second. This, like the previous rule, would result in Nemiga passing the zero points team, as 2344 + 192 > 2500. These are absurdly unlikely scenarios.

The other extreme end of the equation relates to Natus Vincere, who as a direct result of the group seeding have already secured qualification to the PGL Major. Even if NAVI place last in their group, no team other than the other four teams already in the top 5 could pass them. In order to surpass NAVI's 3680 points, the minimum amount of current points a team would need to have is 1180. The four other teams in Group A aside from Spirit all have less than that, and while Virtus.pro does have enough in Group B, only three teams have the potential to earn points in that group.

As for the remaining teams in the middle, any of Spirit, Gambit, K23, and forZe, placing top 5 immediately qualifies them for the Major, as their final points will be insurmountable by more than four teams. Virtus.pro would also be guaranteed qualification by placing top 4. Interestingly enough, Virtus.pro would qualify in almost all situations by placing fifth, except for the case where Gambit go out in groups. In this situation, both Virtus.pro and Gambit would have 3475 points, and a tie-breaking match would be played to determine who would advance to the Major as a Contender. There is no way for any of the remaining teams to fully guarantee themselves a spot, although obviously placing higher will still increase their chances.

As for how well each team would have to do to make sure they have a shot at qualifying, the current top five teams have it a lot easier than the ones in North America did. All of the top five ranked teams here could still advance to the Major if they went out last, they would just need to rely on the teams with much fewer points playing well.

The next bracket of teams, Virtus.pro, Akuma, and Entropiq clearly need to place in the points to have a chance at qualifying, and luckily enough simply making top 5 will ensure they have a shot. Nemiga at least doesn't have as hard of a time as the teams with zero points, and would only need to place a humble second to give themselves a chance at making it to Stockholm.

To wrap up the CIS region, I would expect that the five teams to advance to the PGL Major will comprise some subset of the current top 6 teams: Natus Vincere, obviously, Spirit, Gambit, K23, forZe, and Virtus.pro. They are all simply too far ahead and it would require some extraordinary circumstances to have them fail to qualify.

Europe - it's wide open in the biggest region

As the largest region with the most teams and parity, I have left Europe for last. Fortunately, though, Europe shares many similarities with North America when it comes to possible outcomes for the RMR. Both regions only had two RMR events and will have just under half of the participants receive RMR points in the end.

Europe RMR Standings
1. Denmark Heroic - 1660 RMR points (Legend spot)
2. Europe G2 - 1640 RMR points (Legend spot)
3. Europe MOUZ - 1600 RMR points (Legend spot)
4. Sweden NIP - 1488 RMR points (Challenger spot)
5. France Vitality - 1480 RMR points (Challenger spot)
6. Germany BIG - 1200 RMR points (Challenger spot)
7. Europe FunPlus Phoenix - 1040 RMR points (Challenger spot)
8. Denmark Astralis - 1024 RMR points (Challenger spot)
9. France DBL PONEY - 720 RMR points (Challenger spot)
10. Germany Sprout - 480 RMR points (Contender spot)
11. Europe OG - 430 RMR points (Contender spot)
12. Europe Complexity - 420 RMR points
13. Sweden fnatic - 294 RMR points
14. Europe FaZe - 248 RMR points
15. Denmark Copenhagen Flames - 0 RMR points
16. Bulgaria SKADE - 0 RMR points
17. Sweden Dignitas - 0 RMR points
18. Spain Movistar Riders - 0 RMR points
19. Czech Republic Sinners - 0 RMR points
20. United Kingdom Endpoint - 0 RMR points*
21. Europe ENCE - 0 RMR points
22. Bulgaria Fiend - 0 RMR points
23. Europe MAD Lions - 0 RMR points
24. Sweden AURA - 0 RMR points

* Endpoint will lose 20% of points they earn at the event as a result of their use of a substitute, Allan Hender

This makes finding the minimum placing that any team must reach in order to guarantee themselves a spot at the Major quite simple. Using the same logic that I used with EXTREMUM and North America, any team with more than 722 points — Heroic, G2, MOUZ, NIP, Vitality, BIG, FunPlus Phoenix, and Astralis — will automatically qualify for the Major simply by placing in the top 11.

Any team with more than 566 points, currently only DBL PONEY outside of the aforementioned eight, will be automatically qualified by placing top 10. Teams with over 410 points — Sprout, OG, and Complexity — need to place top 9. Teams with more than 254 points, fnatic, must place top 8. Teams with over 97 points, FaZe, must place top 7. And then any other team participating with fewer than 97 points would need to place top 6 to guarantee a spot at the Major.

Keep in mind that the aforementioned scenarios only refer to where a team must place in order to guarantee a Major spot, regardless of any other results at the tournament. It is still possible for teams to qualify while placing lower in the tournament.

Looking at the lowest placing a team could land in and still potentially qualify, the top 7 teams once again have a marked advantage. Those seven teams can still qualify for the Major should they exit in the group stage. Then, for any other team that has points (from Astralis to FaZe), they simply need to make it to the top 11 to have a shot. Then, the teams with 0 points must place in the top 10 to have a shot at qualification with the exception of Endpoint, who will lose 20% of points they earn at the event due to Allan "⁠Allan⁠" Hender substituting in for Mohammad "⁠BOROS⁠" Malhas and need at least a top-eight finish to have a chance to qualify as a result.

Much like North America, Europe is extremely wide open. The pressure is on for all 24 teams participating in IEM Fall EU, and with the event set to be held on LAN, the stage is set for a very intense tournament.

The first day of RMR action will be September 29, when the Europe, CIS, South America, and Oceania divisions kick off. The other two divisions, North America and Asia, will begin on October 5, with all six regions concluding by October 10.

Jordan Mohammad 'BOROS' Malhas
Mohammad 'BOROS' Malhas
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I hope dignitas makes it
2021-09-28 15:56
39 replies
RIP Faze
2021-09-28 16:00
17 replies
Canada Kupo
They need top 7.. they will make it.
2021-09-28 17:53
12 replies
2021-09-28 18:47
1 reply
nt mibr_is_overrated
2021-09-28 21:15
arent they top 5 or smh rn?
2021-09-28 21:19
1 reply
Canada Kupo
World ranking yes. Talking event standings
2021-09-29 15:27
why top 7 while top 11 is enough?
2021-09-28 22:23
7 replies
Not for faze
2021-09-28 23:44
6 replies
" Then, for any other team that has points (from Astralis to FaZe), they simply need to make it to the top 11 to have a shot. Then, the teams with 0 points must place in the top 10 to have a shot at qualification "
2021-09-28 23:47
5 replies
"Teams with over 97 points, FaZe, must place top 7" What am I not understanding?
2021-09-29 00:05
4 replies
thanks i just noticed it
2021-09-29 00:11
Yo le noob, It means FaZe must place top 7 if they want to be GUARANTEED a spot at the major no matter what happens with other teams, while placing anywhere from 8th to 11th would not mean for sure that they are qualified (and obviously lower than 11th means insta elimination)
2021-09-29 01:27
2 replies
ty mr baguette
2021-09-29 20:37
1 reply
ur welcome my Portos friend <3
2021-09-29 20:56
India aR__
It's on LAN not online, they'll definitely get top 5. god rain 1.92 opening match rating bo1
2021-09-28 19:15
3 replies
IEM Fall is LAN? I thought just the major
2021-09-28 21:22
2 replies
RMR will be in a studio/lan. Like the bubble in NBA.
2021-09-28 22:23
1 reply
Ez top-5 for faze then
2021-09-28 22:54
2021-09-28 16:00
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Europe Daudy
Seeing Dig stickers would be cool BUT DIG would have to have a lot of points to overtake OG or sprout
2021-09-28 16:02
5 replies
Well, they can beat OG in the group to make sure that is not gonna happen. But I doubt that they can.
2021-09-28 16:14
2 replies
Polin | 
Europe Daudy
They dont have to beat OG they just have to have enough points to be contender
2021-09-28 16:25
Argentina MJunioR_
BO1, OG not looking too good. It's definitely possible. It'd upset for sure, but completely in the realm of possibility,
2021-09-28 16:28
also isnt the logo ugly atm compared to the classic one? edit. maybe not "ugly" since they changed it back to the old shape, but it's lacking all the shading and depth ;/
2021-09-28 18:47
1 reply
Currently its much better than NIP for example so... Its not the best and it would rely heavily on the major design BUT it would still look cool
2021-10-01 17:54
2021-09-28 16:03
Albania HLTV_God
+1 if they dont corona can comeback... no need for major without dig
2021-09-28 16:18
Sweden Trkmag
2021-09-28 16:19
Germany tilted_up
'the teams with 0 points must place in the top 10 to have a shot at qualification'. But yeah, it has to take a perfect groupstage + beating Sprout AND OG. But hey - its Lekr0, friberg and f0rest on LAN afterall, I guess thats more than enough experience! Maybe they can make some upsets here
2021-09-28 16:22
teams invited by RMR to the main stage will get a minimum of 2031 RMR points, no matter what. FUCKING RIGGED HAHAHAAHHA where are that guys CSGO lessons cadian?
2021-09-28 17:13
i hope akuma makes it
2021-09-28 17:13
1 reply
We get to watch them without radar at LAN lmao, maybe they'll have word2.exe
2021-09-28 18:22
+1 GOAT f0rest back at a major
2021-09-28 17:21
Yes. I can't imagine Stockholm Major without goat forest!
2021-09-28 17:40
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2021-09-28 21:22
Ireland reyno0o
+1 will be watching the dig matches rooting for them
2021-09-28 21:31
i have high hopes for dig and fnatic
2021-09-28 23:59
2021-09-29 17:56
Sinners winners
2021-09-28 15:57
1 reply
2021-09-28 16:06
go g2
2021-09-28 15:57
3 replies
its real hard for g2 fans
2021-09-28 16:00
2 replies
well, aren't they pretty much in the major already? ofc losing every match in the major will be hard, but yeah
2021-09-28 16:39
1 reply
current g2 form is pain
2021-09-28 19:38
eZ for Big
2021-09-28 15:57
Let's go DBL
2021-09-28 15:59
Europe Zinn0
Nip switch players :(
2021-09-28 16:00
Sweden Tac2
Got my tickets for Major already! Go NiP !!!
2021-09-28 16:00
1 reply
See you there brother
2021-09-28 20:49
2021-09-28 16:03
pls EG go and qualify i want MICHU sticker
2021-09-28 16:04
9 replies
they are 99% guaranteed to qualify. Just look at the teams...
2021-09-28 16:25
6 replies
They placed last in CS_Summit 8, and 0-5 Pro League, so i'm not really sure
2021-09-28 16:55
4 replies
Who will knock them out of the top 5? Bad News Bears?
2021-09-28 17:03
3 replies
NA is wide-open, considering the matches in the group stage will all be BO1. Everything is possible.
2021-09-28 17:44
Furia and 00nation (when was still O PLANO) were in the same group as EG in Summit and EG was last, Godsent beat ES in group stage and grand final of Dreamhack
2021-09-28 18:59
2021-09-29 07:13
I can easily see eg losing to godsent and furia
2021-09-29 01:57
Yo le noob, Doesn't he already have stickers from the Faceit London Major back in 2018?
2021-09-29 01:30
1 reply
he has but i do not like that finish
2021-09-29 06:29
Cmon faze top 7
2021-09-28 16:04
2021-09-28 16:04
1 reply
Estonia mouz_f1
2021-09-28 17:17
Poland xMBTx
ez4 AKUMA aka s0mple destroyers
2021-09-28 16:04
Lezgo LAN Clan. FaZe >>>> heroic
2021-09-28 16:06
Asia M@GNU5
lezgo G2 and CPH
2021-09-28 16:06
2021-09-28 16:06
This was the article I was waiting for lol, ty
2021-09-28 16:06
EZ4NAVI First team to qualify and the last team standing on the stage lifting the trophy. #NAVINATION #NAVIDAVI
2021-09-28 16:08
6 replies
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2021-09-28 18:27
I hope so! S1mple deserves a major
2021-09-28 18:52
+1 ez for navi and goat s1mple
2021-09-28 20:43
+1 Amen
2021-09-29 14:59
Brazil setsz
Spirit legend and gambit Challenger LMAO
2021-09-28 16:09
whats the chance for Faze making the major?
2021-09-28 16:10
6 replies
nvm jeez top 7 is tough but ig its possible if Faze are on point + LAN
2021-09-28 16:10
like if no upset happens against lower teams and they win against fnatic and nip I think there is a high chance they will show something good in play offs and it should be enough :D
2021-09-28 16:17
1 reply
i think it will be unpredictable, bo1 with game changing grenade drops so im hoping for the best so the top teams will stlll make it through
2021-09-28 19:16
Italy Skye620
I can see Olof coming back to life for one more major to be honest same as the other faze bois
2021-09-28 17:08
2 replies
yeah it will be sad but I hope olof gives his all with his last major as motivation
2021-09-28 19:18
1 reply
Doesn't have to be his last major
2021-09-28 21:49
How many spots for EU? I hope CoL/Faze qualifies over OG/Sprout or any other onliner who will falter at lan
2021-09-28 16:10
8 replies
11 for EU
2021-09-28 16:11
Yeah, sure, coL were so great on IEM Cologne... Oh wait
2021-09-28 16:15
6 replies
Really? I can't remember OG's performance tho...oh wait they bombed out in qualifiers. Also nice sample size of 1 event.
2021-09-28 16:18
5 replies
Col really looked quite good recently, think they have a good chance same as FaZe
2021-09-28 18:02
4 replies
United Kingdom ulan
col got 16-0ed
2021-09-28 20:49
3 replies
On ancient playing as t. Doesn't really say much they also won the day before against same team on that map
2021-09-28 21:39
2 replies
United Kingdom ulan
2021-09-28 21:56
1 reply
2021-09-28 21:58
Hopefully matchfixers from k23 won’t reach major
2021-09-28 16:10
Interesting article, seems like all the favourites are gonna be able to go ahead unless the BO1 format does yield some very random results. Even VP seem to be in a pretty great stage. Hope Astralis makes it as Contenders at least
2021-09-28 16:11
Turkey TR_top_1
-endpoint +eternal fire
2021-09-28 16:13
3 replies
Romania xypperz
even with allan endpoint is still better than eternal firr
2021-09-28 16:24
2 replies
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2021-09-28 17:33
Sharks qualify over m16^0r
2021-09-28 16:15
Liquid Top 1 NA and wins major NAF mvp
2021-09-28 16:15
imagine k23 AdreN the igl was kicked out of VP and now look whos on top K23 has in theory worst players
2021-09-28 16:16
2021-09-28 16:17
nip has how many points? D:
2021-09-28 16:17
1 reply
Lithuania marusgg
enough to qualify x)
2021-09-28 16:24
Germany X5ander
looks good for my boyz, thank you !
2021-09-28 16:18
Liquid major winners 2021
2021-09-28 16:18
1 reply
Lets go
2021-09-28 17:33
faze no major??
2021-09-28 16:22
Dont make any sense this BO1 bullshit . What about the other RMR events? Were worth nothing? If you want to qualify any team in one event, at least put a BO3, any team in a good day can win a BO1 against the top teams. Imagine Liquid or FURIA out of the major? This NA B Group is a bomb, not fair at all.
2021-09-28 16:23
Ukraine McSwell
2+3 for CIS with NaVi and Gambit - is a disgrace comparing 3+2 for NA. Legends/Challengers spots should be swapped in that regions.
2021-09-28 16:23
5 replies
Yes correct
2021-09-28 16:24
Fully agreed
2021-09-28 17:43
It's because the spots were decided based on 2019 major performance of the different regions. With current scenario of NA CS I think the spots in the future majors will change.
2021-09-28 18:55
I would also hope they change
2021-09-28 21:07
You gotta remember they made the spots based off the last major 2 years ago, and at that time NA actually had 3 teams that would make playoffs
2021-09-29 01:59
2021-09-28 16:24
3 replies
Sweden Tac2
Best comment in here. Very rich in knowledge and details. You, young sir, must be very enlightened.
2021-09-28 16:28
2 replies
2021-09-28 20:40
He is right though, the format is definitely bullshit, doesn't need much of an explanation.
2021-09-29 01:40
cake walk for gambit
2021-09-28 16:25
Germany tilted_up
Lets go Dignitas... every csgo fan ever wants f0rest at a Major again ;(
2021-09-28 16:26
3 replies
Yees, it has to happen!
2021-09-28 16:31
Yes. Imagine the homesupport he'll get!
2021-09-28 17:45
Also a major in Sweden!
2021-09-28 20:45
I hope faze make it so i can get those juicy Broky gold stickers
2021-09-28 16:28
1 reply
2021-09-28 19:38
Imagine a Major in Sweden without fnatic or Dig.. They just have to make it! Especially Dig, GODIG!
2021-09-28 16:30
How is Mouz in 3rd?
2021-09-28 16:40
2 replies
...because they won the last RMR?
2021-09-28 16:53
Czech Republic PaYaB
They won the only EU RMR tournament lol.
2021-09-28 19:17
Please get SPROUT and DBL Poney out of there. LIKE FOR REAL AND PUT FAZE AND FNATIC
2021-09-28 16:41
3 replies
Germany Koalafire
Logic? The suck at the moment but earned their points in the past, while Faze and fnatic both sucked... in the past RMR. Deserved to not qualify if one of them is not qualifying now. A good time doesn't change the end result as it can be seen in any ranking which goes on for a while.
2021-09-28 17:01
1 reply
Gtfo sprout trash af undeserved farming RMR from trash tournaments LMFAO
2021-09-29 18:11
both fnatic and faze can qualify so they better practice hard
2021-09-28 19:28
Russia mshkoda
Gambit has to secure legend spot. VP have to fight also
2021-09-28 16:48
rain | 
World euqin
Does anyone knows if the major will be played with the Swiss format we've seen the past years?
2021-09-28 16:49
1 reply
No Infos atm
2021-09-28 16:51
Why the. Hell NA has 3 legend spots. They deserve not even 1. And imagen all work you put for the major qualify after 2 fucking years rely on 5 Bo1 lul OMEGALUL
2021-09-28 16:53
1 reply
Australia Chereska
Based on form from 2 years ago unfortunately. System's flawed but cant change it now. Liquid been quiet, EG fell off and Extremum don't even deserve a chance at a Contender spot, let alone Legend.
2021-09-29 05:29
Czech Republic Ventraks
2021-09-28 16:55
great article
2021-09-28 16:56
Brazil Anarchybr
Wait a second, if there is 4 spots to SA, Asia and Oceania, and only the winner of each RMR advances, where this 4th team is coming from?
2021-09-28 16:57
3 replies
Had the same doubt, but I think this is what is meant: 3 teams from Asia/SA/Oce 11 teams from EU 5 teams from CIS 5 teams from NA Total = 24 teams. 4 would make it 25 teams, which would be weird.
2021-09-28 18:30
There isn't 4 spots for SA, Asia and OCE, there's only 3, one for each. What they is that all 4 teams from RMR will make points
2021-09-28 20:55
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Brazil Anarchybr
Hmm now I got it tnx mate
2021-09-28 21:21
Brazil hugoooo
If PONEY and Sprout qualifies to the major instead of FaZe and coL, it will be hilarious
2021-09-28 17:02
1 reply
But if they do they deserve it. Especially faze don't deserve it, the whole rmr they were bad
2021-09-29 07:22
JK | 
Asia flipflop
extremum 1880 and faze 248 imagine the result if a match between these two fixed today
2021-09-28 17:08
1 reply
Extremum core were decent in 2019 but now they are a joke
2021-09-28 18:57
Another major for astralis, they'll never stop
2021-09-28 17:08
Cyprus Lacerta
very ez for Heroic
2021-09-28 17:12
top 8 or nothing for fnatic sounds impossible lmfao
2021-09-28 17:32
4 replies
Watch fnatic place top in their group
2021-09-28 21:52
3 replies
man I hope that being said I think NiP can't fuck this up and FaZe looked better than Fnatic on their last appearences. also shit teams like Skade DBL Poney and Fiend are most likely gonna upset the group. thank the lord they got the easiest group all things considered tho
2021-09-28 21:57
2 replies
After running the numbers they probably qualify as long as they make it to the top 11 teams. Unless a lot of upsets happen ofc. But c'mon that won't happen.
2021-09-28 22:01
Best thing about fnatic is that they are the same as skade fiend and dblponey. But better And with elite players. We haven't seen them play much , most of their games have been against shit teams and nobody knows what to expect from them. I don't think they will get upset , I won't even be surprised if fnatic pull maps like ancient or d2 that they never played before. I just hope skillwise they are there. But hey if they lose then -jackinho +Kenny probably hahaha
2021-09-29 01:09
What should 9z do to make it classify? I only see Brazilian teams
2021-09-28 17:39
1 reply
It's not possible for 9z to qualify for PGL Stockholm, unfortunately
2021-09-28 19:56
2021-09-28 17:43
extremum top na
2021-09-28 17:43
Very helpful article thank you mr writer
2021-09-28 17:54
This is a fantastic article and I look forward to see more from CarbonDogma who unfortunately I hadn't heard the name of before. HLTV's content has improved greatly recently and it is very good to see as a viewer.
2021-09-28 17:54
Amazing read, thank you for putting this together!
2021-09-28 17:56
@carbondogma How does coL not lose points for using coldzera as a stand-in for k0nfig? I'm pretty sure that obo was already gone by 2nd RMR but coldzera is as new as endpoints stand-in
2021-09-28 18:00
2 replies
They did lose points for it already and their updated total is what is shown: COL won 700 pts from Flashspoint S3, then replacing both RUSH and k0nfig made them lose 40% of their points (280) to get the 420 shown on the table The difference is that Endpoint registered BOROS as a player for IEM Fall, while Complexity had already registered coldzera ahead of time
2021-09-28 20:04
1 reply
Thanks for the explanation.
2021-09-29 21:23
Argentina fxzo
So DIGNITAS have to place like top 3 to make it through?
2021-09-28 18:06
2 replies
Sweden lennart_t
Top 6
2021-09-28 18:23
Czech Republic PaYaB
0 point teams need 6th or better to confirm their spot, they should be fine with 7th or 8th aswell if some high point teams fail to make top3 in their group..
2021-09-29 01:16
EXTREMUM saving strats for major since 2020
2021-09-28 18:12
OG to win IEM Fall and Major. #DreamOG
2021-09-28 18:14
Top 11 is all they need:) let’s hope
2021-09-28 18:18
Natus Vincere are the first team qualified for PGL Major Stockholm but was the most hated...
2021-09-28 18:25
2021-09-28 18:29
1 reply
he is retired
2021-09-28 19:37
United States Cheerios
going to be nothing but cis teams at the majors this year.
2021-09-28 18:34
With this patch, bo1s and OG's inconsistency it's so scary to think about what can happen in next 5 days. Never stop believing tho #DreamOG 🌻
2021-09-28 18:40
they should have reset the point for the smaller scenes for more competition
2021-09-28 19:36
Well, FAZE has nothing to lose. I am rooting for them!! I hope GODKY rain and karrigan wins a major. All 3 deserve it. Edit - But S1mple and Choko deserves it more
2021-09-28 19:43
holy shit what an article
2021-09-28 19:45
2021-09-28 19:46
Czech Republic Luckjeen
SInners, I trust in you, I really do.
2021-09-28 19:47
Europe skelteR
Good luck dignitas.
2021-09-28 19:53
Chile cristiaan
2021-09-28 20:09
Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
FAZE wont make top7 mark my words
2021-09-28 20:26
France MarioReL
I hope DBL makes it, just for the lack of org picking them despite them being a good tier3 team.
2021-09-28 20:28
good job CarbonDogma
2021-09-28 20:29
Extremum = Legend Astralis = Challenger FaZe = Might not make it. I would like to show this to someone from 2018 just to see his reaction.
2021-09-28 20:41
3 replies
Astralis could still not make it at all:(
2021-09-28 20:47
2 replies
What a weird time to be alive :O
2021-09-28 20:47
1 reply
It’s just rlly bad timing tbh
2021-09-28 20:48
United States Teztyment
nice write-up. GO BIG ! ! !
2021-09-28 20:42
was it just me who understood basically nothing? what does challenger/legend/contender mean? is it like legend qualify to playoffs directly?
2021-09-28 20:43
4 replies
No, but there are different stages, legend is the highest
2021-09-28 20:46
Legends qualify to Stage 2, and Challengers and Contenders qualify to Stage 1 (I think only difference being seed). In stage 1, top 8 of 16 teams qualify for Stage 2. In Stage 2, 16 teams (8 Legends and 8 from Stage 1) compete and top 8 goes to playoffs. At least that's how other Majors worked
2021-09-28 21:05
2 replies
This is my first time watching a major from the start so i had no idea, thanks)
2021-09-28 21:17
1 reply
Czech Republic PaYaB
He ran down the last format that was used for Starladder Major in late 2019. PGL didn't announce the format for their Major yet, it may be different.
2021-09-29 01:11
I wonder if heroic will be disqualified if they're found guilty by the ESIC investigation.
2021-09-28 20:49
1 reply
They won't, PGL is not a TO member of ESIC. So unless they join, the decision would lie somewhere in between Valve and PGL as they both have stake. Furthermore, ESIC opened investigation against the players not the organization, so a DQ would be player-specific, if a player or two was replaced because of an ESIC ban, they can still keep a fair amount of their RMR points. The ESIC decision has to be made not only before the major (which is really close already) AND within a time-frame where PGL could join ESIC. All in all, it is extremely unlikely they disqualify. Even if they did get a ESIC sanction, they could still use the same line up for the Major, thus keeping their RMR points. Hope this helps.
2021-09-29 13:52
disqualify Heroic already?
2021-09-28 20:49
Translation: VAMOS BRASIL
2021-09-28 21:22
tomorrow will be a sweaty hell BO1
2021-09-28 21:32
Finland Tusku
if extremum vs atk had been a final round match-up, there couldve been a scenario where extremum would have a chance to qualify only by throwing the match and automatically get knocked out by winning it. im sure there are more scenarios like this as well, nice system
2021-09-28 23:51
4. Sweden NIP - 1488 RMR points (Challenger spot) kekw
2021-09-28 23:52
2 replies
Why? Decent sport for now
2021-09-29 01:33
1 reply
google 1488
2021-09-29 11:50
4. Sweden NIP - 1488 RMR points rofl
2021-09-29 01:36
1 reply
children of sweden wish it was true.
2021-09-29 01:44
Gonna be weird seeing extremum in the major after not seeing any of their matches in more than a year
2021-09-29 01:40
very viewer unfriendly
2021-09-29 01:44
what place does fnatic needs to end in to go to major?
2021-09-29 01:47
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India slavloli
Top 6
2021-09-29 03:38
dignitas, sinners, faze lez go
2021-09-29 03:36
Brazil mrkkkkos
I belive in god
2021-09-29 03:44
Would love to see k23 at the major
2021-09-29 03:48
Let's go FaZe!
2021-09-29 06:45
2021-09-29 07:00
Japan Inlivino
2021-09-29 07:10
United Kingdom st6ticz
2021-09-29 11:01
how the fuck is extremum at the top of na lol
2021-09-29 11:55
1 reply
jkaem | 
Indonesia DucX
last years leftover points + lineup changes at the other top teams + and a decent 3rd place finish at cs_summit 8
2021-09-29 16:10
I think forZe is off the mark. I think for the CIS Fall RMR we see VP top3, possibly spiking it. Entropic will finish 5th, K23 and forZe will bomb out and so Entropic will squeeze in the 5th spot with VP leapfrogging over K23 and forZe and ending 4th in points overall.
2021-09-29 19:13
And what about Heroic? Did everyone forget about Hunden's statement? Why that comissioner is silent? Why do they even allowed to play as well as niko after all that drama? Or if you in tier-1 organisation and you're a tier-1 tourneys partner this is not the case?
2021-09-29 21:30
Finland Tusku
while top9 is guaranteed to be enough for og NOW, i just realized this was not true going into the event. yes, this comment is very relevant
2021-10-04 00:24
Yayyyyyyyy i am so happy
2021-10-19 09:35
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