TeamOne, Infinity secure final IEM Rio Americas RMR spots

The 16 Americas teams who will compete for six spots at the IEM Rio Major are now set.

The last open qualifier for the IEM Road to Rio Americas RMR has concluded, with TeamOne and Infinity earning the final two spots to complete the list of attendees for the event.

Pedro "⁠Maluk3⁠" Campos' troops were the first to advance, making up for their narrow loss to Evil Geniuses in the previous qualifier. The Brazilian side advanced through their best-of-one matches with wins over Vendetta and Unjustified to set up a series against BHOP, a match which they made quick work of thanks to stellar performances from Mario "⁠malbsMd⁠" Samayoa and Maluk3 on Ancient and Inferno.

malbsMd may have the chance to take on his former team at the RMR

Infinity became the final team to qualify following wins over Mythic, timbermen and a series victory over mix-team Pete's Hookah Lounge, a lineup that included former Bad News Bears trio Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney, Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman, and Gabe "⁠Spongey⁠" Greiner. The South American side had little issue in dispatching of ptr and company on Overpass, but struggled more on Dust2, a map which they came back from a 6-11 deficit to win.

With the last qualifier at an end, the 16 teams who will travel to Stockholm, Sweden to compete for a chance to make it to the IEM Rio Major have been set. The squads will clash from October 5-9 to determine the six representatives from the region that will compete in Brazil, with the home teams having a solid shot at dominating the list as just four North American sides will be in attendance.

The complete list of those teams can be found below:

United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1136
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
United States Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
Guatemala Mario 'malbsMd' Samayoa
Mario 'malbsMd' Samayoa
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
551
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.72
Brazil Pedro 'Maluk3' Campos
Pedro 'Maluk3' Campos
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1073
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.63
nice!
2022-09-05 05:24
Kinky
2022-09-05 05:24
EG will dab on all the haters and make it to the major Let's go autimatic
2022-09-05 05:24
6 replies
a team of 5 autimatics would win the major
2022-09-05 05:37
4 replies
A team of 5 Autimatics would make everyone else retire
2022-09-05 06:42
2 replies
An EG without autimatic would retire
2022-09-05 07:33
1 reply
an EG with autimatic getting only 39 kills per map will retire
2022-09-05 18:05
#78
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Estonia simondoggo
very true
2022-09-05 18:02
#77
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Estonia simondoggo
+1
2022-09-05 18:02
Only 4 NA teams, rip.
2022-09-05 05:26
18 replies
#21
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Brazil Battistta
and of these 4, ony 1 with a 5 NA roster
2022-09-05 06:39
13 replies
By that logic, Faze is an NA team lmao
2022-09-05 07:51
And 3 of them will make it to the major. Liquid CompLexity Gaimin Gladoators Furia TeamOne mibr or paiN
2022-09-05 09:25
7 replies
#42
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Brazil _Awper
What? Imperial, Pain, Mibr, 00nation > Teamone, CoL and GG.
2022-09-05 09:44
3 replies
Col and mibr are pretty equal rn. They lost chelo, who carry them. I kinda agree with the rest
2022-09-05 21:17
2 replies
MIBR is stronger with HEN1 Imperial is stronger with Chelo rn i think MIBR > COL my opinion
2022-09-05 23:41
1 reply
Hen1 is hit or miss imo. He didnt look super tight. I think even hallzerk > hen1. But Imperial is more solid that's for sure. Fnx looked rusty as f. Also, ppl overlooked col because they only play t1 event. Mibr won't win rn a game against t1. So col can make it.
2022-09-06 00:18
Are u kidding right?
2022-09-05 10:10
#60
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Brazil Serelepe
KEKW
2022-09-05 14:33
atk > team one imo idk pain since they went to SA idk how the new guys plays but mibr is deadly and 00 is gonna upset some people team one can sneak in if everyone on form they been in a slump lately
2022-09-05 22:01
Only 4 for them are a br roster. An argentinian player doesn't count if we follow that logic.
2022-09-05 14:16
3 replies
That’s not true. SA = Brazil and Argentina, and Chile, Peru, etc. Just like NA is USA, Canada and Mexico.
2022-09-05 17:48
2 replies
5 na roster. Infinity ? Mexico ?
2022-09-05 21:15
1 reply
Infinity is a SA team, 2 Peruvians and 1 Colombian.
2022-09-05 21:24
#62
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United States cybonics
wdym bro Infinity is half NA
2022-09-05 14:44
3 replies
#69
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Spain elk878
Check the flag (sorry but is the truth)
2022-09-05 16:25
2 replies
#73
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United States cybonics
3 South Americans and 2 North Americans
2022-09-05 17:00
1 reply
#75
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Spain elk878
yes, you are right man, im talking about #4 hahaha
2022-09-05 17:05
#5
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Argentina cheapdeed
EG rio major winner
2022-09-05 05:29
Ah yes, the famous NA teams.
2022-09-05 05:34
#8
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Australia poppyxox
Mexico, Colombia and Peru on major??!?!!???!!
2022-09-05 05:45
2 replies
#9
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Brazil Shinoky
at least at rmr
2022-09-05 05:48
They aren’t making it past Malta however literally worst t2 teams both were fighting practically mixes
2022-09-05 07:44
#10
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United States B0b3rT
Na gets the win at the rmr
2022-09-05 05:49
how do south america team play in NA open qualifiers?
2022-09-05 06:01
11 replies
#23
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Brazil Elakk
Team One has been living in the US for the last 4 years, they always have played the NA qualifiers or tournaments Infinity have also been playing in NA for quite some time, but they are not in the US. For this final RMR qualifier they traveled to Mexico or the US I think, that's why they did so good, they finally had good ping.
2022-09-05 06:43
7 replies
I tot there is a rule against team having less than 3 NA players playing in those qualifiers
2022-09-05 07:16
3 replies
Gaules has direct contact with Valve and he said on his stream that regardless of nationality, anyone from any country in the world can play in the NA Qualifier as long as they were residing in the country (Mexico, Canada, USA) or competed in some NA events (Team One case), but they would have to send a request asking for participation to Valve. Example: If you are a European living in the USA and you have 4 European friends living in the USA, you 5 can try to get the spot in the NA Qualifier but you will have to prove that you are residing in the USA
2022-09-05 08:04
2 replies
ohh i see. Thanks
2022-09-05 09:31
#63
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United States cybonics
Infinity have been playing in NA ESEA Advanced for a long time now
2022-09-05 14:48
Funny because i had someone cite the new updated rule that says they will not be making exceptions for prolonged residents, but instead based solely off Nationality + Citizenship. Guess they still make those exceptions anyways like i thought.
2022-09-05 07:28
2 replies
#82
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Argentina blatxer
that wouldn't make sense at all, there's teams like ATK with 1 EU, 2 NA and 2 African players they would not be able to compete
2022-09-05 18:37
1 reply
The rules actually state that teams with an equal number of players with a mixed roster can choose where to compete, ei a 2-2-1 can choose either of the 2's nationality.
2022-09-06 00:19
its stupid, the best brazilian teams move to NA and get spots through our qualifier, meanwhile all the bad SA teams get spots through their qualifier. no hate to any of the teams themselves but the system isnt working right
2022-09-05 18:46
2 replies
agree
2022-09-05 18:55
It was the other way around. Team one is the only BR team that qualified thru NA quals. SA qualifiers were packed with good team, with some good orgs out as the competition was fierce and i dont think teamOne would qualify there.
2022-09-06 01:47
And these teams r playing rmr while asia has only 4 slot (1wasted, 1oc). Tyloo, NKT, Wings Up, Lynn vision will eat these bots.
2022-09-05 06:05
19 replies
It’s simple nothing stopping Chinese teams going to NA to play their RMR ?
2022-09-05 06:15
2 replies
#18
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Yugoslavia kingcys
200+ ping and high ticket prices + visa issues don’t exactly qualify as “nothing” for Chinese teams
2022-09-05 06:34
U just can't it's valve's rule. U must play in ur region. If it was allow then yes ez rmr
2022-09-05 13:55
#24
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Brazil Elakk
You don't know that. You can't assume anything until it actually happen.
2022-09-05 06:43
13 replies
Yeas you pretty much can. More than half of these south american teams are very bad. These Asian teams will get destroyed by EU and CIS, yes, but they will most definitely demolish most of the teams here
2022-09-05 09:22
12 replies
#43
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Brazil _Awper
This never happened and SA teams are actually stronger than the last major, now I see why you think GG is making it to the majors... You are delusional or stupid... or both.
2022-09-05 09:47
4 replies
#46
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Germany sigmat
Sure, that’s why imperial was struggling against IHC on major haha.
2022-09-05 11:34
3 replies
#48
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Brazil _Awper
Any team can struggle and even lose against any team, that's not the point and you know that. The facts are: Asian teams were never better than SA teams and SA teams are actually better now, how his statement makes any sense? it's actually going back to 2016/17 when EU and Brazilian teams were the best since CIS is doing worse now.
2022-09-05 12:14
2 replies
#49
rain | 
Germany sigmat
It is tough to measure if we never gave them a big chance to compete more among the other regions. Especially if you say, that anyone can upset any team. There is absolutely no need to deny, that Asia got a lot of talent, which needs the support! Meanwhile we got some full SA team and a weird ass mix of SA who compete on NA qualifiers, which is an absolute joke.
2022-09-05 13:18
PGL Major Stockholm 2021 challenger stage last 3 were all Brazilian teams Pain, Sharks, Godsent.
2022-09-05 13:38
Apart from Infinity, and maybe Arctic and Isurus there is no other team that could lose to any Asian team.
2022-09-05 11:09
6 replies
No only liquid and furia r the strongest apart from that (pain looking decent atm). Mark my words IHC and RA will qualify for major and atleast one will go legends 100%. Asia is getting better people r just don't know
2022-09-05 13:34
5 replies
You’re delusional man, if any of them will go to top 16 it will be a huge achievment, but I doubt it is gonna happen.
2022-09-05 15:22
4 replies
Its not bout delusional or whatever, Its fax
2022-09-05 16:55
3 replies
No asian team ever qualified for top 8 before and their scene is as bad as always. I think the only team to ever reach top 16 was TYLOO 1 time.
2022-09-05 17:02
2 replies
but from asian minor was RNG 2 times semi
2022-09-05 18:10
1 reply
Yea, but the Australian scene is at an all time low rn. Remember players like jks, NAF or jkaem used to play for Renegades.
2022-09-05 19:52
The asia rmr should have more teams but not necessarily more spot at the majors. Anyway, it is not na's faults, more valve who doesn't think at long term.
2022-09-05 14:19
1 reply
no one said asia needs more spots at the major only for RMR
2022-09-05 16:54
#13
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United States Zedsamcat
Lmao go play SA qualis as you should
2022-09-05 06:07
7 replies
Only gaimin has 5NA players 😭
2022-09-05 06:10
2 replies
#17
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United States Zedsamcat
And infinity have none nt
2022-09-05 06:31
1 reply
#64
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United States cybonics
They have 2
2022-09-05 14:48
Infinity is playing from mexico NT 'murican
2022-09-05 06:45
They live and compete in NA, Valve in this case allows them to play NA Qualifier, what's the problem?
2022-09-05 06:46
If every south american team living in the US went to play in SA them Valve should remove 2 spots from NA
2022-09-05 07:34
1 reply
#47
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1 unfortunately
2022-09-05 11:53
#16
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North America soduk_db
The "last dance" Mexico edition v1ko - MarKE - SecretAgent - Chuti - k1nky would have pretty cool to see I think they would have qualified too IMO.
2022-09-05 06:24
1 reply
#20
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Canada Sneksist
marKE comeback would be so huge
2022-09-05 06:36
#19
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India Noobd1an
No NA teams fuck
2022-09-05 06:34
INFINITY LETS FUCKING GO
2022-09-05 06:45
#27
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Brazil Elakk
So many cringe people talking down on both teams TeamOne has been living in the US since 2018 Infinity has been playing NA tournaments for quite some time now, and with high ping (For this third qualifier they traveled to NA and qualified with ease) These orgs and players have nothing to do with the rules of the events.
2022-09-05 06:46
niceee tor1to very good player :)
2022-09-05 07:14
#37
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North America RapidWater
4 NA teams... LMFAO
2022-09-05 08:36
#38
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Brazil drydden
Only 1 full NA team LMAO this region is dead
2022-09-05 09:07
i predict 6 sa 2 na teams to major
2022-09-05 13:45
1 reply
Only 6 teams pass dude
2022-09-05 14:00
this is EG fault for preventing 2 "competitive" NA rosters from competing in the RMR. PA actually had a shot of getting in there instead of ATK or Infinity.
2022-09-05 13:52
1 reply
How is that EGs fault? PA chose to sign as an academy team, knowing they couldn't play in majors.
2022-09-05 14:42
NA so bad, they cant even get their major spots, please Next major more SA spots.
2022-09-05 14:00
#59
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Brazil hugoooo
17 NA players on the Americas RMR... O honestly believe it will be like 10 next time, if more BR orgs move to NA.
2022-09-05 14:19
Let’s gooo! Colombia to the major!!!!!!
2022-09-05 15:05
I want FURIA, Liquid, Complexity, EG, Infinity, Imperial and 9z to qualify. 00nation and ATK are also likeable teams
2022-09-05 15:45
#68
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Australia rationale
Poor Mythic, got destroyed by nonames. The match was awful - missed shots, whiffed sprays, bad comms, Mythic was unprepared and why the hell they chose Dust 2?
2022-09-05 15:58
#70
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Brazil morabrasil
FURIA, Imperial, paiN, MIBR, Liquid and Complexity.
2022-09-05 16:31
#80
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Hungary szia
why are team one and infinity allowed to play in the NA open qualifier? i thought valve put their foot down some time ago that you have to play in the region that the majority of your players are from
2022-09-05 18:08
#90
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Mexico cursedoo
LETS GO INFINITY
2022-09-05 23:28
more like the SA qualifiers lol
2022-09-06 17:03
Liquid, Furia, paiN, Imperial, 00Nation, MIBR or coL
2022-09-09 16:58
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