Day one of the European Rio open qualifier ends as final matches are rescheduled
Five berths for the European RMRs are on the line in the first open qualifier.
Into the Breach
shushan (Source 2 POV)
Team ESCA Gaming
friberg (d00m POV)
Jackinho (d00m POV)
7ri (CPH Flames)
Brosskiez (Eternal Fire)
Casters covering specific teams will have that team listed in brackets next to their name. Players streaming the qualifier will be listed with their team name and POV in brackets.
Notable matches - Bracket
Round of 32
Matches are covered on the tournament page.
Round of 64
Astralis 16-12 allStars - lobby
Sprout 16-14 BakS - lobby
Endpoint 19-15 JANO - lobby
MOUZ 16-12 Sashi - lobby
Entropiq 16-13 eSuba - lobby
OG 16-7 Nexus - lobby
Copenhagen Flames 16-8 PARTIZAN - lobby
SAW 16-7 Budapest Five - lobby
Sampi 19-16 Infinite - lobby
SINNERS 6-16 Monte - lobby
BLUEJAYS 16-14 TAG - lobby
Eternal Fire vs. 0to100 - lobby
Finest vs. flowstate - lobby
Falcons vs. HONORIS - lobby
fnatic vs. KTRL
Apeks vs. 9INE
1WIN vs. Wolsung - lobby
EYEBALLERS vs. AVANGAR
HEET vs. Ambush
Round of 128
Astralis 16-3 ToxicWorld - lobby - stream
Endpoint 16-4 Venekorjaamo - lobby - stream
Sprout 16-3 Metizport - lobby - stream - stream
SINNERS 16-3 EZKATKA - lobby - stream
Finest 16-5 PUGSTAR5 - lobby
Illuminar 8-16 Monte - lobby
Movistar Riders 9-16 Infinite - lobby
TITANS 14-16 9INE - lobby
Apeks 16-4 ALTERNATE aTTaX - lobby
Copenhagen Flames 16-12 K23 - lobby
BLUEJAYS 16-10 Unknown flag cis neverfpl - lobby
OG 16-5 The Prodigies - lobby
Falcons 16-9 Team Impression - lobby
HEET 16-4 SuperGlue - lobby
MOUZ 16-3 GayKachalka - lobby
Entropiq 16-3 Madagaskar - lobby
Eternal Fire 16-10 BLOWN - lobby
fnatic 16-2 sleepwalkers - lobby
Round of 256
Copenhagen Flames 16-2 Norsera - lobby - stream
Astralis 16-1 Fulgor - lobby - stream
Endpoint 16-9 smokshort - lobby - stream
Falcons 16-1 AmbideX - lobby
Finest 16-9 Pugbots - lobby
Sprout 16-12 Atputies - lobby - stream
MOUZ 16-3 TheMoonEsports - lobby - stream
SINNERS 16-2 ForwardGaming - lobby - stream
d00m 15-19 AVANGAR - lobby - stream
SKADE 10-16 PROSPECTS - lobby - stream
Eternal Fire 19-16 FANTASY - lobby - stream
TITANS 16-8 RAIKIRI - lobby - stream
BLUEJAYS 16-0 Francis La Vie - lobby
HEET 16-11 99 - lobby
Movistar Riders 16-4 Pärnu - lobby
fnatic 16-2 POLIGON - lobby
OG 16-10 KalbosEgzaminas - lobby
FORZE 14-16 struggletony - lobby
Entropiq 16-2 Danish Titans - lobby
Apeks 16-4 9 Pandas - lobby - stream
Round of 512
Benched Heroes 16-3 Net Surfers - lobby - stream
d00m 16-10 premk1ngs - lobby - stream
Partizan 16-5 1stRoundWarriors - lobby
Sprout 16-3 JorviVelehot - lobby
FORZE 16-1 Unknown flag cis fazeac - lobby
Copenhagen Flames 16-2 BANTANGENS - lobby
Astralis 16-1 MEDVIDI - lobby
TITANS 16-0 47 Chromosomes - lobby
Endpoint 16-0 Boisen - lobby
BLUEJAYS 16-1 HUiPPUTiiMi - lobby
Falcons 16-0 Surjämtar - lobby
Eternal Fire 19-16 Whois - lobby - stream
OG 16-1 Again - lobby - stream
MOUZ 16-0 PABLOS - lobby - stream
Apeks 16-0 ruin s 0 - lobby - stream
fnatic 16-0 One Match Team - lobby
HEET 16-0 Unknown flag cis 1VS9 - lobby
Entropiq 16-0 AJOC - lobby
Movistar Riders 16-2 Freesi Esports - lobby - stream
01:25 Technical issues cause ESEA to push remaining games to tomorrow
Technical issues have finally gotten the better of the qualifier and the first day is cut short, with the remaining games to be played at 17:00 tomorrow.
00:35 Big teams make the round of 32
23:45 Astralis and Monte secure first round-of-32 berths
23:35 Movistar Riders crash out
Movistar Riders suffer a 9-16 upset loss to Romanians Infinite, earning the dubious honour of being the highest ranked team to be eliminated thus far. In their first outing since the departure of Alvaro "SunPayus" Garcia, the Spaniards disappoint.
23:15 Games back underway
The ESEA website may still be struggling and GOTV may be down, but the games are back underway.
22:15 Technical issues continue
ESEA are experiencing service issues and the GOTV relays are currently not working, so updates to this live post will be scarce for the time being.
22:05 First top 20 team eliminated as forZe crash out
Elsewhere in the qualifier, Eternal Fire once again were forced to overtime, managing to squeak a 19-15 win over FANTASY on this occasion.
21:35 GeT_RiGhT mix eliminated
100 ADR from Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson was not enough to save the Swedes.
21:30 SKADE eliminated by PROSPECTS in round of 256
Alexander "AlekS" Andersson was the MVP for his side, putting in a 100 ADR performance to help get his team over the line.
20:30 Eternal Fire survive scare in round of 512
Turkish fan-favourites Eternal Fire were made to work for it by Whois in the round of 512, needing overtime on Nuke to get over the line 19-16.
Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş was key in getting his team the win, grabbing 11 entry kills in the match.
19:54 No upsets yet as qualifier continues
The favourites have survived thus far in the open qualifier, with highest ranked team Astralis grabbing a comfortable 16-1 win.
Both big mixes, Benched Heroes and d00m, also made it through their opening games.
19:20 Technical issues hit round-of-512 matches
GOTV issues are currently hampering the qualifier, with ESEA tweeting that they are aware of the issue.
If streams are currently not showing matches, or the GOTV is lagging, it is likely due to this.
18:20 First round commences as bracket is released
The qualifier is up and running, with the bracket available here.
Some second round matchups are already known, with d00m, BenchedHeroes and Partizan already paired.
16:50 smooya and GeT_RiGhT enter mix-teams
Two high-profile mix-teams will be taking part in this qualifier, with Owen "smooya" Butterfield and GeT_RiGhT putting together squads. Both players will also be streaming their qualifying campaigns.
16:31 Check-in opens soon for the first European RMR qualifier
The long journey to qualify for the next Major begins today with the first round of the IEM Road to Rio 2022 Europe Open Qualifier 1 kicking off at 18:00 .
Teams will battle through a single-elimination, best-of-one bracket all the way to the quarter-finals, where best-of-three series play will take over.
With five spots for the Europe RMRs on the line, losers of the quarter-final matches will enter a 5th-8th place decider bracket to determine who takes the final RMR berth. There will also be a third-place decider match, for seeding purposes.
Some of the bigger names fighting it out in this qualifier are:
The teams already qualified for the European RMRs are:
This live post will be covering the qualifier up until the round of 32, at which point coverage can be found here.
This article will be updated with more information as the qualifier develops, including links to streams and a list of noteworthy match results. Streamers are invited to link their streams in the comments with information regarding the broadcast language in order to have them added to the article.
Remember, to stay up to date with all things related to the IEM Rio Major, check out our coverage hub.