IEM Rio to be the second Major to feature live audience across all stages *

More fans will be able to watch Major action live on-site following a significant expansion of ticket sales for Rio.


Correction: IEM Rio will be the second Major to feature live audience for all play days, as a small number of tickets were sold for the StarLadder Major New Challengers Stage before the stands filled up for the New Legends Stage.


ESL has announced an expansion of their ticket sales for IEM Rio for all three stages of the Major, which will go live on September 14-15.

The expansion comes in response to the Brazilian community's calls for a change of venue of the IEM Rio Major to a larger location. Tickets for the Major were limited significantly and sold out within an hour from release after many fans who had bought a seat at the canceled ESL One Rio 2020 opted against refunding their purchases and kept their spot for when the event would eventually take place.

A concept of a new center stage that allows ESL to expand seating in the Jeunesse Arena (Picture courtesy of ESL)

After it was previously revealed that only the Champions stage would feature a live audience in the Jeunesse Arena, tickets will go on sale for the Challengers and Legends stages as well. The first two stages of the Major will be held at the Riocentro convention center in Rio de Janeiro, on October 31-November 8.

ESL hasn't publicly stated the number of tickets on sale for the first two stages, but Alexandre "⁠gAuLeS⁠" Chiqueta revealed in a live stream there would be 5,000 seats available in the Riocentro hall where the matches will be held.

This will make IEM Rio the second CS:GO Major played out in front of a live crowd across all three stages and all play days ever since the three-stage format was first introduced with the combined 16-team LAN qualifier ahead of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca in 2015. Previously, tickets were also sold for all stages of the StarLadder Major, however only a handful of people turned up for the first stage.

More tickets will also be available for the IEM Rio Champions Stage (November 10-13) after ESL adjusted its setup to a center stage for the first time in ESL's CS:GO tournaments, opening up more space inside the Jeunesse Arena.

gAuLeS will host the IEM Fan Fest right outside of the arena during the playoffs

Additionally, ESL will organize a fan festival next to the Jeunesse Arena during the Champions Stage. Highly popular Brazillian streamer and personality gAuLeS will host fans there and provide live commentary of the playoffs matches.

Tickets for the first two stages of the event and the additional arena seats will go live on September 14 at 20:00 , ranging from 69-449 BRL (around $13-$90). The IEM Fan Fest tickets will follow on September 15 at 20:00 , with options ranging from 29-99 BRL (around $6-$19).


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Everything you might need to know can be found on our dedicated Major page, including an explanation of the qualifiers, the format, dates, news, matches, and more.


The IEM Rio Major will take place from October 31 to November 13. The qualifying Regional Major Ranking tournaments ahead of the competition are just weeks away, taking place from October 4-9, with 32 European teams, 16 teams from the Americas, and 4 teams from Asia and Oceania set to compete for 8 spots in the Legends stage and 16 spots in the Challengers stage of the Major.

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noice
2022-09-13 16:00
60 replies
Very dangerous, i hope they have enough security so "fans" can not get close to the players.
2022-09-13 18:20
58 replies
flag checks out
2022-09-13 18:23
3 replies
#236
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Spain sary44
i dont get it xd
2022-09-13 18:24
2 replies
i think he was talking about nickname Alert Alert
2022-09-15 17:23
1 reply
no. he is european and you'll never understand
2022-09-25 03:03
I agree, if it all goes well though, might be one of the best majors ever!
2022-09-13 18:53
9 replies
i hope covid and other political bullshit and visa's dont fuck up the major and have players missing from some top teams.
2022-09-13 21:52
8 replies
Brazil only has VISA requirements for countries that require VISA for Brazilians. Also I have never heard of someone getting denied a Brazilian VISA.
2022-09-13 22:17
7 replies
I think covid might be a problem, i really hope bot
2022-09-13 23:52
3 replies
#327
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Brazil Shinoky
Covid?? We don't know what it is, it was a long time ago... But talking serious, It is all ok here in Brazil about Covid, it is all released and we just use masks for subways and bus
2022-09-14 00:19
2 replies
We sont use it anywhere rn, but i expect a boom in numbers in like 1 month and fuck everything again.. as i said, i really hope it is not the case at least worldwide and both csgo tourbaments and the international at dota go completly as planed and everyone has a good time both on site and online viewers
2022-09-14 00:43
that's the problem western countries will for sure reenable testing for airports during peak days of october.
2022-09-15 21:17
so basically all western countries :)
2022-09-14 09:52
2 replies
1 reply
I stand corrected.
2022-09-19 09:42
people really underestiamte the safety concerns, it only takes 1 person to do something that can change csgo events for the worse
2022-09-13 18:58
15 replies
this is a place for people who all enjoy cs to get along together, it would be ridiculous for someone to do something violent
2022-09-13 19:36
9 replies
There will be always a person who’d think differently
2022-09-13 19:40
6 replies
#285
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Brazil Serelepe
And why did you think that this can only happen in Brazil?
2022-09-13 20:11
5 replies
xenophobia
2022-09-13 21:44
1 reply
+1
2022-09-27 00:22
it can happen anywhere imo we as the Cato community r just lucky enough it didn’t happen yet u guys remember the time a fan got on stage as mousesport was just lifting a trophy good thing he was a friendly guy
2022-09-13 23:36
We got lucky it didn't happen in Antwerp. The security there was so lax it felt like there was none.
2022-09-14 00:23
Never said it only can happen in Brazil, I mean generally in human nature there’s always people who think differently. I have nothing against Brazil and I hope the major will turn out unforgettable.
2022-09-17 05:06
Thats a really naive outlook on these events and human nature in general hehe
2022-09-13 20:30
Except the event isn't restricted to just CSGO fans. There will always be people who go for malicious reasons anywhere in the world.
2022-09-15 02:34
It can happen anywhere, why just here? Why be against Brazilians at all?
2022-09-15 05:44
4 replies
it can but the chances arent so high, also. i dont think there is a nation that sends so many death threats as brazilians
2022-09-15 07:03
3 replies
you really think some nerds are gonna kill anyone for a csgo match? not even KNG VITO meant it seriously. A barking dog doesnt bite
2022-09-22 13:42
2 replies
did hiko hire bodyguards for fun
2022-09-25 15:34
1 reply
he hired because he wanted to, simple! I might as well go anywhere and hire a security guard, what will that represent? FUCK ALL
2022-09-27 00:35
Flag completely checks out. Today on Twitter I've read people talking about how dangerous are the Premier League stadiums becoming, by Hooligans fights and coc* problems. Even though, people think brazilians fans (in an event with an expensive ticket) would try to hurt foreigners players. TACO has already said in livestreams that, playing in NA, he had to deal with people calling him and his teammates "monkeys" by US fans. There's a name for your behaviour..
2022-09-13 19:56
22 replies
Racism towards players is disgusting behaviour. However people are more concerned about the possibility of violence. Yes it’s very unlikely to happen at a CS event, but Brazilian fans have a reputation of sending violent threats to players. (Obviously a minority). You cannot escape the fact that Brazil has an extremely high homicide rate compared to most of the countries the teams come from so it’s understandable for people to be concerned. It’s not xenophobic, it’s just people being aware of the fact that Brazil is a more violent country than theirs. However I’m expecting this to be the best major with the best atmosphere.
2022-09-13 22:59
7 replies
+1 You said it better.
2022-09-13 23:00
#329
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Brazil Shinoky
Bro, just occour this thinks if u walk in dangerzones or wander just looking to your phone I live in Brazil my hole life and never saw any violence in person, even my relatives and friends
2022-09-14 00:28
2 replies
It doesn't matter about your opinion. I'm talking about real stats.
2022-09-15 17:44
1 reply
#403
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Brazil Shinoky
Of course matter, I live literally one block from the stadium
2022-09-15 19:41
they are keyboard warriors, don't worry, I don't think they would do something in real life
2022-09-14 19:40
we will prove ourselves to you up close how kind our people are, especially at a cs event. Let us show you
2022-09-15 04:35
smartest uk comment ever, nice bro :)
2022-09-20 17:01
I've heard people got stoned or beaten to death because of football in Brazil. Like sure, Europe has hooligans too and its stupid af but I think we all can agree that Brazil is not the safest place on Earth and the safety consern is real.
2022-09-13 23:00
12 replies
1 reply
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Ot%C3%.. Took me 1second to search this.
2022-09-14 17:01
showing an atypical case that happened there in 2013, uhh
2022-09-15 04:42
9 replies
Show me something remotely similar happening in football match in Europe ever, uhh.
2022-09-15 12:38
8 replies
and who cares about that?
2022-09-21 22:22
5 replies
Maybe that is why your footballers and fans kills each others when no one cares. Basic brazilian mentality.
2022-09-22 02:06
4 replies
Ok, the cry is free baby
2022-09-22 07:18
3 replies
Maybe Amazon got big because of Brazilian tears.
2022-09-22 07:20
2 replies
no, he grew up with Finnish tears. lol
2022-09-22 14:47
1 reply
You know its a he? Cried so much you know which one it became?
2022-09-22 16:07
You're so brainless you're using an AMATEUR match example KEKW The Major is now an amateur championship (USA has hundreds of mass murder cases annually, but no one talks about it when there's a championship there, that's kind of funny)
2022-09-27 00:42
1 reply
Why u talking qbout us? We know na and sa is bad and ur in sa. Cant bring nothing about such things in eutalk about america as insult xD we europe alrdy laugh from murica like rest of world so idk why u trying bring that up xD
2022-09-28 17:20
dude hooligans in south america are a completely different beast compared to the rest of the world. the facts are the facts! you are comparing racial language (the events described by taco in US) to physical violence. you cant be serious
2022-09-14 09:55
this comment is beyond stupid, Brazilians are among the happiest people and gamers are usually pretty calm and not problematic This isnt a funk concert in the favelas, this is a major event which will probably be one of the funnest majors ever. Latin Americans know how to have fun yes bro there will be security and you will also need a ticket to get in (shocker)
2022-09-14 13:57
If any violence problem happens at the major, I'll give you 100 dollars, print this
2022-09-14 14:57
#379
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Latvia laiziolas
This is csgo man not football 👍
2022-09-14 19:22
#384
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Switzerland Snot2k
wtf
2022-09-14 20:04
well the players should be in locked soundproof boxes if the crowd is that close
2022-09-17 22:30
+1 most hype major ever, brazil is the only crowd more hype than American ones
2022-09-14 10:37
#2
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Finland krep
Cool 👍
2022-09-13 16:01
60 replies
Best major ever? Im hyped af #FaZeUp
2022-09-13 16:04
32 replies
#104
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Finland 3PS1
Could be
2022-09-13 16:21
1 reply
Woah I need to see hooxi in stage
2022-09-13 17:58
too bad the stadium will still be cast in Brazilian
2022-09-13 16:49
15 replies
Really really
2022-09-13 17:16
8 replies
#194
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Ukraine I_say_Ok
Vamos Brasil !
2022-09-13 17:18
7 replies
how did i manage to reply to the wrong comment? I was certain I replied to KevinGatesYo xd
2022-09-13 18:24
6 replies
#244
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Ukraine I_say_Ok
latvia aim xd
2022-09-13 18:37
5 replies
xd
2022-09-13 18:41
xd
2022-09-13 18:45
#347
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Brazil danllst
not latvian xd
2022-09-14 05:38
#380
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Latvia laiziolas
For sure broky god.
2022-09-14 19:23
xd
2022-09-20 17:02
Unfortunately many brazilians don't speak english, so if the cast was in english many people from the crowd wouldn't understand
2022-09-13 17:26
1 reply
yeah its all good as long as they get the broadcast right with the crowd mics and the english casters it should still be great, Im expecting it to mainly be a Brazilian crowd anyway so im not super upset about it
2022-09-13 22:51
90% of public is going to be brazilian, i think it makes sense
2022-09-13 17:32
#206
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United States cybonics
as long as ESL don't royally fuck up the crowd mic and syncing, I don't mind.
2022-09-13 17:35
1 reply
yeah exactly, if they can do that right then it should be all good
2022-09-13 22:52
you still have time to learn Portuguese xD
2022-09-13 17:54
cant wait for it VAMOS
2022-09-13 16:49
Could be best Major, especially when NAVI - Imperial final hits 300 million viewers
2022-09-13 17:05
7 replies
#188
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Kazakhstan St0ve
Navi won’t even get to semis. FaZe - Furia is a final I would like in that arena
2022-09-13 17:09
6 replies
0/8 faze won’t even qualify for the major
2022-09-13 17:28
#241
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Poland Broken_BS
Furia? That top20 team?
2022-09-13 18:30
4 replies
#389
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Brazil Miguer
"fan of PALOMA" who??
2022-09-15 02:52
3 replies
#396
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Poland Broken_BS
At least im not a delusional imperial / furia fan
2022-09-15 09:46
2 replies
#407
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Brazil Miguer
where did u get the "delusional" part from? prob in the same place you found this random PALOMA team
2022-09-15 21:37
1 reply
#410
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Poland Broken_BS
They have A cool logo, and i just said the final won't be faze vs furia since they became A tier 1.5 team propably beaten by Faze Navi Vitality G2 Liquid Ence Heroic Mouz Outsiders Maybe astralis and maybe big
2022-09-15 23:55
#180
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Czech Republic pal0o
We will see. It is hard to beat the Boston major, am I right? :)
2022-09-13 17:04
4 replies
tehee :)
2022-09-13 17:21
2 replies
Faze vs c9 finals was a much better series
2022-09-13 20:13
#372
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Czech Republic pal0o
Antwerp doesnt get even close to Boston my guy :) But look at the time
2022-09-14 16:07
Usual Brazil W
2022-09-13 16:04
1 reply
gaules W
2022-09-13 16:14
Great change, brazilians can finally see their teams play at major stage
2022-09-13 16:06
22 replies
#54
HooXi | 
Hungary BYZMO
Lmao
2022-09-13 16:08
1 reply
Go Brazil!
2022-09-14 10:46
+1
2022-09-13 16:15
#107
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Germany tilted_up
underrated comment :D
2022-09-13 16:22
+1
2022-09-13 16:25
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-09-13 16:28
#127
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Slovakia GloryMole
lmao
2022-09-13 16:30
I'm brazilian and I laughed, indeed my friend lol
2022-09-13 16:31
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-09-13 16:32
kkkkk +1 ='(
2022-09-13 16:33
xddd
2022-09-13 16:37
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-09-13 16:38
we've seen it so many times...
2022-09-13 16:41
3 replies
he meant without travelling thru whole world
2022-09-13 17:16
1 reply
It's a joke about how brazilian teams won't make it to playoffs
2022-09-14 13:43
kkkkkkkkk
2022-09-13 16:51
#167
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China RADNIKEY
kkkkkkkkkkk
2022-09-13 16:52
Sad but true lul
2022-09-13 17:04
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk true
2022-09-13 17:28
#346
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Brazil Raphzzz
KEKW. Imperial 0-3 hype LETS GOOOOOOO
2022-09-14 05:17
so let's blow up the arena xD
2022-09-15 04:49
i have never been hyped for a major like this and i watched CS from the early 1.6 era, this is such a huge W
2022-09-13 16:11
gotta milk that imperial watchtime
2022-09-13 16:25
Ayyy
2022-09-13 16:01
OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2022-09-13 16:01
5 replies
THAT IS INSANE! WILL BE THE GREATEST MAJOR OF ALL TIME!
2022-09-13 16:06
4 replies
I'M GOING TO RIO FUCK IT
2022-09-13 16:07
2 replies
#281
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Europe Lokasch
How far is it for you
2022-09-13 20:06
1 reply
Like 1200km
2022-09-13 22:11
HOOXI GIGACHAD
2022-09-13 16:51
#5
DaDte | 
Russia bult0
Pog
2022-09-13 16:01
#6
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Brazil Frez7y
+1 W
2022-09-13 16:01
Brazil
2022-09-13 16:01
#8
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North Macedonia Darko0301
POOOOOOGGGGGGGGGG
2022-09-13 16:01
PogChamp
2022-09-13 16:01
Ez For mibr and goat brnzAn
2022-09-13 16:02
Actually really good and will allow more people to be at the major even if they can't be there during the legends stage
2022-09-13 16:02
#12
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Brazil rdswR
NICEEEEEEEEEEE LET'S GOOOOOOOOOO
2022-09-13 16:02
#13
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Finland markka
VERY COOL
2022-09-13 16:02
Massive
2022-09-13 16:02
#15
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Poland tailal
INSANE
2022-09-13 16:03
POGGERSSS
2022-09-13 16:03
SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESH
2022-09-13 16:03
Niceeee
2022-09-13 16:03
#19
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China ynafan
WWWW
2022-09-13 16:03
Pog big W
2022-09-13 16:03
OMGGGGGGGGGG
2022-09-13 16:03
Seems like a pleasure for brasileiros!)
2022-09-13 16:04
#24
HooXi | 
Romania wadd
Massive W
2022-09-13 16:04
#25
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Russia Soawii
BIG W
2022-09-13 16:04
#27
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
W
2022-09-13 16:04
POG
2022-09-13 16:04
#29
l | 
Germany _car
Cool, now Brazilians will for sure be able to see Brazilian teams
2022-09-13 16:05
14 replies
truly a fine comment
2022-09-13 16:08
#64
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Brazil talesmarqs
stfu we'll have atleast 2 br on champions stage mark my words
2022-09-13 16:11
7 replies
#73
l | 
Germany _car
It's not meant to be a rude comment Furia just didn't look good lately
2022-09-13 16:12
3 replies
you're right tho
2022-09-13 16:17
#320
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Congo, Democratic Republic of zne_
their last match was 2 months ago??? what do you mean with lately XDD
2022-09-13 23:18
1 reply
#323
l | 
Germany _car
In their last events
2022-09-13 23:44
Keep calm my man
2022-09-13 16:16
prove or i'll ruin my career. 🥴🥴🥴🥴
2022-09-13 16:28
I would take that bet any time. I'd even go further and say probably no Brazilian teams will make it to the Champions Stage. Who have you got for me? Furia haven't looked like a play-offs team for months. Imperial was a fluke. MIBR? 00nation? Pain? You have some decent teams, but to say 2 of these make it to the Champions is very hopeful. Even 1 would be a fluke. Their opposition will be the likes of Faze, NaVi, Vitality, G2, C9, Liquid, ENCE, OG, Heroic, Astralis, BIG, Outsiders, NIP, fnatic, MOUZ. These are all teams I would have at least on the same level if not above any Brazilian team. It would be cool to see a Brazilian team on home ground make it to the play-offs of a Major, but I don't see it happening.
2022-09-14 00:33
Man woke up and chose violence lol
2022-09-13 16:13
2 replies
#83
l | 
Germany _car
No I'm just happy for the fans
2022-09-13 16:14
1 reply
Yeah ik dw. It was funny tho
2022-09-13 16:19
#102
yel | 
Brazil Lprt
i said that to my friends. I will go to rio to see imp, o plano, mibr and pain on challengers stage and then go home happy
2022-09-13 16:20
#134
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Brazil GuiS1
You are not wrong kkkk
2022-09-13 16:33
HUGE W Finally we dont need to wait to get the 'Major feeling' until playoffs
2022-09-13 16:05
2 replies
+1 I am happy for that and hope it will be the new normal for next majors. Only 8 teams experiencing the lan major crowd is pretty sad!!
2022-09-13 19:27
1 reply
it's almost like a World Cup with fans from the semifinals onwards, it would be extremely boring to follow
2022-09-13 22:08
LESSSS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO LES FUCKIIIIIIIIINGGGGGGGGG GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2022-09-13 16:05
wwwwww
2022-09-13 16:05
EPIC
2022-09-13 16:05
#34
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Brazil mrschagas
hypeeeee
2022-09-13 16:05
nothing can top the size of this W
2022-09-13 16:06
1 reply
#212
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Argentina WaSTe_D
Im still coming to terms with how massive that dub is boss
2022-09-13 17:46
very cool
2022-09-13 16:06
W for Brazil
2022-09-13 16:06
this is gonna be sick!
2022-09-13 16:07
#41
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Brazil xMoita
NICE
2022-09-13 16:07
heroic are finished KEKW
2022-09-13 16:07
1 reply
#213
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Argentina WaSTe_D
Jjaajajja
2022-09-13 17:47
#43
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Brazil Ricardogwz
That's insane
2022-09-13 16:07
#44
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France kennySsSsS
NICEEEEEE
2022-09-13 16:07
BIG W
2022-09-13 16:07
#46
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Turkey sonbafrali
Can somebody buy me a ticket for rio? I wanna be there.
2022-09-13 16:07
3 replies
#52
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Finland aleksiii
no one is going to buy you a ticket
2022-09-13 16:08
come to brazil
2022-09-13 16:10
Ask a brazillian kindly enough and they just might oblige
2022-09-13 16:31
GODDDDDDDDe
2022-09-13 16:07
Sick
2022-09-13 16:07
Pog
2022-09-13 16:08
huge w
2022-09-13 16:08
2 replies
For Brazil, but what about Canada?
2022-09-14 10:52
1 reply
What’s Canada
2022-09-14 14:58
#53
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Brazil Shinoky
UHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2022-09-13 16:08
Best major of all time...until Blast do the same
2022-09-13 16:08
13 replies
#65
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Brazil Shinoky
That happen because of Gaules, it would be sick if Blast could do it in France but Idk if they will got it
2022-09-13 16:11
5 replies
That's sick actually. So many matches to watch with crowd. It's insane.
2022-09-13 16:18
Idk if BLAST will do the same in Paris as there is not that large fanbase... Maybe they will held every stage in different city / country.
2022-09-13 16:58
3 replies
Thats actually a really nice idea! Would love it! But it‘s also very expensive and hard to manage for Blast I guess
2022-09-13 20:05
There wasn't much of a fanbase in Belgium either, but because Antwerp is very accessible, you had a big crowd that was also very diverse. Would expect the same for Paris.
2022-09-14 00:36
1 reply
yeah but I doubt that people would go in person to group stages in Antwerp
2022-09-14 12:11
I might be wrong but nobody is in vacation in Europe from March-April and I don't think an arena would be full in Challengers/Legends stage in Europe, but it's gonna be in Brazil
2022-09-13 16:11
5 replies
That's 4sure and it's kinda sad in other hand. That's why eSports will never come close to original sport which is sad
2022-09-13 16:13
I think it would be simply because its a blast major and the first in France. Personally I will go if they do.
2022-09-13 16:14
3 replies
Yeah but not everybody has the money to buy the tickets and book 2-3 weeks of hotel in Paris. Although here in Brazil it's just gonna be in Rio, many people have family members living in other cities, especially those that live in Northeast, North, São Paulo and Minas Gerais, so it'd just be the transportation and tickets, which aren't that expensive (around 3-4k BRL or 580-770€)
2022-09-13 16:21
2 replies
True I didn't really think about lodging for an extra 2 weeks, I still think it would be packed, maybe not full like i expect Rio to be though like you said.
2022-09-13 16:36
1 reply
Maybe in the end of the afternoon and evening it'd be but not earlier than that
2022-09-13 16:39
#177
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Germany who|cars
nah blast will 99% same with starladder literal budget major
2022-09-13 17:02
fucking noice
2022-09-13 16:09
oh my god. this is brilliant congratulations zucas
2022-09-13 16:09
#59
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North America minte
The one time in my entire life I wish I was a Brazilian
2022-09-13 16:09
2 replies
Hahahah best comment! Laughed really hard You could still come though
2022-09-13 16:24
so come to Brazil
2022-09-13 18:41
gonna be the best major ever !
2022-09-13 16:10
DUDE THIS NEEDS TO BE THE NEW STANDARD
2022-09-13 16:10
2 replies
it's not easy to cover all audience, but it would be nice
2022-09-13 16:16
+111
2022-09-13 16:37
hmm this center stage idea worries me a bit
2022-09-13 16:11
5 replies
Why?
2022-09-13 16:37
4 replies
because security
2022-09-13 16:53
just judging from the first pic it seems like the crowd is too close and surrounds the players, a biased crowd can do a lot with that especially if its going to be for all stages when most br teams will play
2022-09-13 17:23
2 replies
#219
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Brazil nebpyhita
The center layout is only for the champions stage Other stages will be played in a "default layout" in other place with only 5k people
2022-09-13 17:58
1 reply
ah ok then
2022-09-13 18:08
Holy shit, this will be crazy
2022-09-13 16:11
Cool
2022-09-13 16:11
THE GREATEST POGGER MOMENT OF ALL TIME!!!!! LETSO FCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
2022-09-13 16:11
Huuuuge W
2022-09-13 16:12
#72
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Poland Roxin
W
2022-09-13 16:12
#74
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Poland Kobel_
W
2022-09-13 16:12
#75
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Australia boblao
VAMOS!!!!
2022-09-13 16:12
#76
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Brazil Elakk
Nice
2022-09-13 16:13
#77
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Poland coniasty
huge
2022-09-13 16:13
Holy moly
2022-09-13 16:13
#81
yel | 
Brazil Lprt
ok now i'll go
2022-09-13 16:13
this is rlly nice to see, W for brazil
2022-09-13 16:13
playoffs major w/o Brazil team kkkkkk
2022-09-13 16:16
3 replies
uk w/o builds rn, w russians kkkkkk
2022-09-13 16:26
2 replies
United Kingdom?
2022-09-13 16:27
1 reply
yesss
2022-09-13 18:40
Very good
2022-09-13 16:16
#92
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Poland Gulaash
WOW NICE
2022-09-13 16:17
#93
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United States MrNorwood
Best major ever? Almost certainly.
2022-09-13 16:17
#94
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Indonesia elzotta
pog pog pog
2022-09-13 16:17
ez 4 team aFunda
2022-09-13 16:18
#96
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Brazil GsV
why other countries didn't asked for this before, it makes so much special to play a event with a great audience, this is going to be lit
2022-09-13 16:18
Very POG ngl
2022-09-13 16:18
Coolio
2022-09-13 16:19
#101
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Pakistan LoOuU2
This major just keeps on getting better and better , huge win for the BR fans now ! If this ain't gonna be the successful major ever, I don't know what else you would need !
2022-09-13 16:19
Brazil goated
2022-09-13 16:21
Damn, thats a new
2022-09-13 16:21
#110
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Germany tilted_up
never understood that part tbh. For example Worlds in LoL every match is held on stage which makes it so enjoyable to watch. Those studio-lan games on a major are unneccesary af if you asked me. Just put them on stage, people will watch them anyways. Even if the audience was just 15 dudes drinking beer, stream viewers will remain the same so you have basically only won the love of csgo fans. Just hire me Volvo, I'll make your events unforgettable.
2022-09-13 16:24
4 replies
maybe costs money for rent stadium
2022-09-13 18:28
3 replies
#251
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Germany tilted_up
People would watch it in audience, 100%. There such view live events it would be worth trying it. Just take Worlds from LoL. Stadium is Full every year even if my grandma would play.
2022-09-13 18:48
2 replies
But is it worth the cost? That's probably why they haven't done something like it. ESL now have a lot of Saudi money, so they can afford to splash more. That's probably why they are the first to do it.
2022-09-14 00:41
1 reply
#333
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Germany tilted_up
I think its rather the hyped brazilian crowd instead of burning money for the sake of counterstrike :D They know people will watch it and bring in money. From my perspective it makes more sense to fill the spot with people and earn money through drinks and ticket prices than just to rent it for the players that are there anyway.
2022-09-14 00:43
Noice!
2022-09-13 16:24
fantastic
2022-09-13 16:25
#116
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United States zovint
where is pasha boxing ring wtf
2022-09-13 16:25
2 replies
+1
2022-09-13 17:01
+1
2022-09-13 19:24
#117
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Latvia Licha_
love you brazil, thanks for this
2022-09-13 16:26
Gaules created such a tension to announce this, he said it was bigger than streaming the games of the World Cup... well, this isn't, but it's still very good.
2022-09-13 16:26
#120
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Algeria Zawwy
W
2022-09-13 16:26
Looks sick!
2022-09-13 16:26
Pog
2022-09-13 16:28
Sounds like its gonna be a Blast
2022-09-13 16:31
1 reply
no thats the next major
2022-09-13 16:37
Can already see how it will be almost empty and ESL will look like clowns
2022-09-13 16:31
11 replies
#136
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Finland markka
No way, I see it being packed even for the group stage games. Brazil has so many people watching cs
2022-09-13 16:35
quite the opposite
2022-09-13 16:39
''The expansion comes in response to the Brazilian community's calls for a change of venue of the IEM Rio Major to a larger location. Tickets for the Major were limited significantly and 'sold out within an hour' from release ''
2022-09-13 16:39
#223
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Brazil _Meehiell
rsrsrs, this dude clearly never saw 800k on gaules stream
2022-09-13 18:01
Bro you can't even read, tickets are sold out, who would buy tickets and not attend?
2022-09-13 20:32
6 replies
Favela brains?
2022-09-14 10:43
5 replies
Ye lets pretend that there's no slums in your country lmao.
2022-09-14 22:13
4 replies
Tell me where im curious?
2022-09-15 14:08
3 replies
go to google and type Czech republic slum, btw your country has less population and is smaller than a single Brazilian state, slums shouldn't be a thing there.
2022-09-15 20:50
2 replies
Haha nice 1 ''slum'' that is not even 100 people and like 2 apartment complexes not even close to the Brazilian milion cities where people get shot every day or cartels slicing throats of innocent people
2022-09-15 21:36
1 reply
Haha you're clueless, only 6% of the Brazilian population live in favelas, also carterls dont kill innocent ppl, most drug related homicides are drug dealers killing eachother not innocent ppl. btw heres a picture of my city, looks better and more modern than a bunch of EU "first world cities" that look like villages out of the 15th century i.imgur.com/5PWTQTJ.png
2022-09-15 23:14
huge fucking news
2022-09-13 16:35
W
2022-09-13 16:36
Brazil >>>>
2022-09-13 16:37
wtffff
2022-09-13 16:38
Imagine BR Major without BR teams??? Gooodd I'm hooxin'
2022-09-13 16:39
3 replies
almost impossible, half of RMR Americas teams are BR
2022-09-13 16:41
2 replies
No BR in playoffs 🙏
2022-09-13 16:57
1 reply
it's a very likely scenario, but Furia always have chances
2022-09-13 17:04
Faze will win, ez crowd buff
2022-09-13 16:40
The Berlin Major had an audience in all stages though
2022-09-13 16:40
2 replies
was searching for a comment like this. Totally true, i remember that.!
2022-09-13 16:45
#182
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India mirapakay
they corrected the article now
2022-09-13 17:06
#153
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Finland Miroyev
Finally. I get it years ago it maybe wasn't possible but I've wondered why majors would only have crowd in playoffs. Now just make the playoffs double elimination and it'd be perfect.
2022-09-13 16:40
1 reply
#293
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Brazil MrLucas
nah, double elimination might be more "fair" but it is the biggest hype killer
2022-09-13 20:36
W nice finally vamos BRAZIL
2022-09-13 16:40
Based Brazil
2022-09-13 16:41
lezvagingo!
2022-09-13 16:42
#158
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Ukraine d3adLY
POG finally less fluke online teams(like c9) in top 8
2022-09-13 16:42
this is a huge buff for BR teams. its gonna be impossible to lurk against BR teams for the whole major because of the crowd noise.
2022-09-13 16:46
2 replies
I mean, it will be impossible to lurk against any team. I am sure people will start screaming like crazy when arT is close to someone trying to knife. But ofc there will be extra pressure for non-BR teams for other reasons (booing, crowd applauding every remotely nice play by BR teams, etc)
2022-09-13 19:41
1 reply
true
2022-09-13 19:54
Finally they understand that the Champions & Legend stages are also good for ticket sale. I was so bummed out that it wasn't at the Antwerp Major because I would have loved to see Liquid vs Astralis in the decider match. I hope in Paris Blast will do the same, else it is a huge loss.. *This is for me the same with Cologne and Katowice, I would have love to see more crowd there too in the stages before the play-offs.
2022-09-13 16:48
1 reply
#174
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Brazil Shinoky
Ye bro... Thx Gaules
2022-09-13 16:59
Man BR you are amazing let's go
2022-09-13 16:54
Let's go brassssiillll!!!
2022-09-13 16:56
Ok fellow BRs, where should i go appart from THE FUCKING MAJOR? Any pizza place is good there?
2022-09-13 17:00
3 replies
#286
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Brazil Harashota
Well, it's going to be my first time in Rio as well, if you want and if you don't have anybody to be with in the event, we can be friends. I know that have a lot of good "Churrascarias" in there.
2022-09-13 20:12
1 reply
rio food is trash, sry to disappoint you
2022-09-14 02:43
Watch Somebody Feed Phil S4,E1.
2022-09-13 23:13
360 degree stage reminds me of almost every Metallica concert ever
2022-09-13 17:02
LETS FUCKING GOOOOOO
2022-09-13 17:08
I think its a good idea for the major in Brazil. Because we dont have much tier S events so I think every day is going to sell out. But on majors in europe I think the crowd will be more empty because they can watch a tier S team play multiple times every year.
2022-09-13 17:08
#186
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Brazil flytw4tp
NO WAYYYYYYYYY WHY THEY DIDNT ANNOUNCE IT EARLIER I WOULD'VE BOOKED MORE DAYS IN RJ
2022-09-13 17:09
LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOO BOYS IM ALREADY GOING, BUT IM GONNA TRY TO GO ALL DAYS I LOVE CS
2022-09-13 17:09
noice faze audience boost
2022-09-13 17:09
#190
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Lithuania Litva2k
LETS GOOO
2022-09-13 17:13
i really really hope the audio mixing allows us to hear the fans better, really missed that at starladder and stockholm, felt like you couldn't hear the crowd well enough, i dont care about hearing the casters or the game perfectly, if something insane is happening i wanna hear the roar of the crowd.
2022-09-13 17:13
1 reply
Me too!! I live in EU, so I am not going to the major. Let's hope they do a good job in that regard at all stages.
2022-09-13 19:46
#195
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Brazil barodrigs
let's goooooooooooo! Proud to be Brazilian atm :D
2022-09-13 17:19
bringing back the arena set up from krakow and boston, awesome also fair for esl to do this since a lot of hype compared to other places, can easily fill in seats I think for the challenger/legends stage, ez money
2022-09-13 17:23
CARALHO
2022-09-13 17:27
Finally
2022-09-13 17:27
#202
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Brazil Anarchybr
Holy shit I just got home from Rio this weekend and I’ve another trip there scheduled for next month, if it wasn’t for this I would go to the major 100% this is going to be nuts 🥺
2022-09-13 17:27
6 replies
Cancel next month's trip. Major in brazil bro
2022-09-13 17:36
4 replies
#211
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Brazil Anarchybr
I can’t bro is going the be my counsins bachelor party
2022-09-13 17:41
3 replies
#240
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Brazil ho0n
major>
2022-09-13 18:28
You cousin is more likely to have more than one bachelor party through his life than another Major to happen in Brazil. You miss this one but will catch the next
2022-09-13 18:54
1 reply
#256
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Brazil Anarchybr
You’re actually… right lol But yeah, I can’t do this. I will probably regret not going to the Major, but it is what it is. Going to watch from home and is going to be fun too I’m sure
2022-09-13 18:56
since the marriages in brazil doesnt last long.... u definitely should go to the major
2022-09-13 19:08
No way. IEM Rio new best major confirmed??!
2022-09-13 17:40
OMFG! This major is gonna be sick!
2022-09-13 17:39
so much better
2022-09-13 17:40
#214
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Poland IDIEYOUNG
Brazilian crowd. Hypeeeeeee
2022-09-13 17:48
#215
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
BEST MAJOR EVER. 5MIL VIEWERSHIP. I SAID IT HERE FIRST
2022-09-13 17:49
#217
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Germany Jonaah
wow
2022-09-13 17:56
Great
2022-09-13 18:00
Hmmmm now wondering HOW BLAST GONNA DO IT.
2022-09-13 18:02
#225
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India Nijer
FaZe just got buffed with the Brazilian teams
2022-09-13 18:06
#227
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Brazil isbetter
TRIBO IS UNSTOPPABLE! SÓ VAMO!
2022-09-13 18:12
LET'S GOOO
2022-09-13 18:17
#230
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United States sallis_
dead game huh
2022-09-13 18:19
2 replies
ded game they said
2022-09-13 18:23
#400
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Brazil qERROp
just because NA cs isnt that good...congrats
2022-09-15 14:30
#237
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Brazil Icaroq
Niceeeeeeeeeeee! let's goooo! BRBRBR
2022-09-13 18:28
GREAT DAY FOR BRAZILLIANS! WE WILL SHOW HOW TO LEVEL UP!
2022-09-13 18:28
#242
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Sweden Trkmag
This should be the standard for every major
2022-09-13 18:31
Sick
2022-09-13 18:48
Pog
2022-09-13 19:13
great
2022-09-13 19:15
Idkkk seems like the noise from the crowd is gonna be way to much... they gonna need to be in booths or have huge headsets lmaooo
2022-09-13 19:21
#271
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Sweden skorpan
No more flukes, let’s goo!!
2022-09-13 19:47
Pog
2022-09-13 19:49
O KARRIGAN VAI TE PEGAAAR
2022-09-13 19:49
THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE A MAJOR! GOOD JOB! THATS THE ONLY WAY TO FEEL LIKE WATCHING A REAL MAJOR!
2022-09-13 20:01
#282
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South America klis
holy sit
2022-09-13 20:06
WWWW
2022-09-13 20:16
this will be the sickest major of all time.. I bet if they have a major in 70-80k capacity arena, the brazilian fans would fill that up too for FURIA games. If at anytime in the playoffs Na`Vi plays FURIA, let alone the final - i can fucking bet that would be a spectacle to watch..
2022-09-13 20:34
#294
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Brazil hugoooo
That fan fest art looks FUCKING DOPE! Huge props to the artist that made it! It will be the loudest and craziest Major ever, I just hope at least one BR team reach the playoffs, it will be great for the scene. A bigger event like this is great to sponsors, and money moves the game, viewership counts a lot, both in the arena and on the streams. Also cheering a lot for Gaules to get 1 million on twitch, it's a very plausible number taking in mind his number on the last major (700k).
2022-09-13 20:38
1 reply
#302
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Brazil Anarchybr
Where can I see them
2022-09-13 21:15
#297
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Brazil MrLucas
greatest major of all time LETS GOOO
2022-09-13 20:41
1 reply
+1
2022-09-13 20:53
Nice
2022-09-13 20:53
very nice
2022-09-13 21:45
FeelsNoMoreCovidMan
2022-09-13 22:17
I wanna see Vitality vs Furia in final, that would be such a drama for any of them and glory at the same time, sick
2022-09-13 22:21
Nice job ESL
2022-09-13 22:49
best major.
2022-09-13 23:27
#324
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Brazil lekk1
epic!
2022-09-13 23:47
#325
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United States Sancler
lets go
2022-09-13 23:50
#335
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Germany tilted_up
Game's so dead they make more live games available for the crowd lol
2022-09-14 00:45
Very nice. The lack of soundproofing is a bummer. But I guess it's something you can't really consider when the size of the center stage has to be kept at the minimum given the popular demand.
2022-09-14 00:56
nice to see cs being so big in brasil
2022-09-14 02:24
Pog
2022-09-14 03:08
very pog
2022-09-14 05:16
#348
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Canada firtlast
revolutionary. i guess the technology finally is there
2022-09-14 06:37
1 reply
XDD
2022-09-14 14:21
I honestly want to see Gaules make an appearance on the Analyst Desk [ESL Stream] during the Playoffs
2022-09-14 08:01
#356
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Other sh1ro!
this will be amazing!
2022-09-14 10:47
1 reply
+1
2022-09-14 10:59
pog MOVE
2022-09-14 14:21
BRAZIL IS COUNTER STRIKE!!!
2022-09-14 14:24
Don’t go to the major.. look up crime rides in Rio u wouldn’t go
2022-09-14 14:29
best major ever !
2022-09-14 16:47
Brazil gonna play on stage now
2022-09-14 17:02
Will be a great major for us viewers
2022-09-14 17:37
Why doesn't every LAN event have live audiences? China virus is done and over with. At least for first world countries.
2022-09-14 18:41
#381
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Latvia laiziolas
Brasil oky not today but later yes 👍🤣
2022-09-14 19:24
COME TO BRAZIL!
2022-09-14 19:45
How many silly comments here, that goes for Brazilians too. Just be careful, as in any country in the world, and everything will be fine.
2022-09-15 01:50
1 reply
Brazilian fans are among the most passionate! In general, the SA public is usually very euphoric, we have to enjoy all matches and avoid fighting. It will be one of the best majors!
2022-09-15 22:54
Spirit wins this
2022-09-15 08:08
#411
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Brazil B0C4B04
All of you who have been talking about safety concerns were probably not around in 2014 and 2016... just little larger events took place those years.... let me remind you.... Soccer World Cup and Summer Olympics... btw, the Arena is located right at the Olympic Park... just google it. It will be the best Major ever !!!!
2022-09-16 05:09
#413
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Montenegro dinisman
Just dont go outside with anything but a cheap phone and youll be ok
2022-09-17 18:23
1 reply
>Montenegro
2022-09-26 02:47
Rio de janeiro 🤗
2022-09-27 00:22
i was here
2022-09-28 15:27
HERE WE GOOOOOO!
2022-09-30 14:42
brazilian gangs liked that post.
2022-09-30 14:42
Will they use "booths"? Some with sound-proof transparent glass would be nice... Cause otherwise players won't hear shit...
2022-10-01 09:02
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