The highs and lows of the IEM Rio Major in photos

Take a look back through IEM Rio, a Major full of wild upsets and inspiring underdog stories.

Another chapter has closed in the CS:GO history books with the conclusion of the IEM Rio, a chapter that saw new names etched onto the Major trophy with the successful surprise run of Outsiders.

HLTV's very own Radosław "⁠MAKKU⁠" Makuch and Josip "⁠brcho⁠" Brtan captured all of the agony and ecstasy of the biggest tournament in Counter-Strike from the heart of the action, so take a look back at some of the best shots of the tournament to relive the highs and the lows of a Major.

Brazilian fans pack out the Riocentro to see FURIA take down ENCE
karrigan laments after his team are eliminated at the hands of Bad News Eagles...
...whilst the Kosovars can scarcely believe they have bested the reigning Major champions
es3tag struggles with his emotions as NIP are eliminated with an 0-3 record
MOUZ are ecstatic after clinching a victory over Vitality in overtime
apEX covers his face in despair after Vitality crash out of the tournament
There are tears of a different nature for torzsi, who is overcome with emotion having just qualified for the playoffs
EliGE puts on a true display of professionalism, taking time to acknowledge the fans despite being eliminated by Spirit
Heroic celebrate victory over Spirit to the cheers of the Brazilian fans
s1mple plays the pantomime villain ahead of NAVI's matchup with FURIA, goading the crowd with a hand cupped to his ear...
...but it all backfires as NAVI are dumped out of the tournament by their Brazilian counterparts
FL1T strolls into the arena for the semi-finals in fine spirits
KSCERATO arrives composed ahead of a semi-final with Heroic, having put in a monstrous tournament performance up to then...
...and the crowd provide deafening support for the home team...
...but it's not enough, and FURIA are sent packing
The Godfather of Brazilian Counter-Strike, FalleN, presents the IEM Rio Major trophy
Heroic step out into the arena with dreams of taking a first Major title...
...but ultimately Outsiders reign supreme and secure the coveted Major trophy
YEAH!
2022-11-14 18:56
1 reply
I miss the sweetest moment: HEROic drowned out the unfair latina crowd by defeating furia!
2022-11-22 02:56
#2
 | 
China RADNIKEY
God Jame
2022-11-14 18:57
#3
 | 
Finland jpleevi
Norbert > N0k0
2022-11-14 18:57
Very cool
2022-11-14 18:57
Nice I can really see the devastation in these players faces
2022-11-14 18:58
1 reply
>Nice I can really see the devastation
2022-11-14 19:07
#6
 | 
India slavloli
elige pic is the saddest of all
2022-11-14 18:59
1 reply
it got me like fer crying after MLG
2022-11-14 19:38
Nice pics.
2022-11-14 19:00
#8
 | 
Barbados DougBuck
WE DID IT
2022-11-14 19:03
1 reply
#55
 | 
Brazil Ties4
You did it Goat jame
2022-11-15 03:27
show picture when Cadian missed a jumping player in Overpass toilets, wtf men
2022-11-14 19:05
Biggest high Was the middle finger to the spitting fans
2022-11-14 19:07
lol s1mple realizing the L he took
2022-11-14 19:07
4 replies
S1mple not A snake 2 faced like cadian but s1mple try to counter thousand crowd that booooing navi
2022-11-14 19:25
3 replies
Maybe try to actually play decently lol
2022-11-14 19:41
2 replies
Maybe if he showered they would have won
2022-11-14 19:56
1 reply
#59
based | 
Sweden O7D
the 1 in s1mple stands for showers taken per month
2022-11-16 07:02
Lmao s1mpel
2022-11-14 19:08
#14
 | 
Serbia Ljannister
Best tean won
2022-11-14 19:08
1 reply
#56
 | 
Brazil Ties4
+1
2022-11-15 03:28
where is photo of s0mple showing middle finger??
2022-11-14 19:09
6 replies
Then we should add photo first Brazilian middle finger to navi too watch navi vlog vs Furia you will know
2022-11-14 19:26
5 replies
Pro players should have higher standards than random spectators, he should have known better
2022-11-14 19:40
4 replies
Sadokist is right
2022-11-14 19:51
3 replies
what did he say
2022-11-14 21:06
2 replies
1 reply
Hahaha common Sado W.
2022-11-21 17:24
#16
 | 
Norway HologramM
fame 1 major niko 0 major
2022-11-14 19:11
#17
 | 
Russia mshkoda
Norbert)))
2022-11-14 19:16
2 replies
#19
 | 
CIS TheBigSAM
Major winner + Top 1 Hltv s0mple in tears
2022-11-14 19:19
1 reply
#21
 | 
Russia mshkoda
last photo mens)
2022-11-14 19:21
#18
 | 
Poland miedzianek
u forget about middle-fingers from crowd, spitting and booing :)
2022-11-14 19:18
Missed opportunity on Krimz's return to the major playoffs stage as he is one of the biggest living legends within our game. Tell me of other players whose glory can be traced back to 2013 and also made playoffs this major.
2022-11-14 19:20
2 replies
Lost to eventual major winners, no shame in that!
2022-11-14 19:50
As always underrated
2022-11-15 08:21
2022-11-14 19:21
2 replies
#43
 | 
Estonia Kukkel
Just let him be
2022-11-14 19:57
cursed photo ngl
2022-11-15 02:18
#23
 | 
Morocco Y0SseF
NICE))))))))
2022-11-14 19:22
#24
 | 
Brazil GsV
that was a incredible event, sorry y'all for the bad things that happened, those people don't represent Brazil, and we all feel bad this wasn't the biggest event of all time for everyone
2022-11-14 19:23
everything is a low
2022-11-14 19:23
3 replies
#36
 | 
North America 007DBR9
+1
2022-11-14 19:49
#42
 | 
Estonia Kukkel
+1
2022-11-14 19:57
++1
2022-11-23 13:55
Watch navi vlog when navi come to stage Brazilian booooing and middle finger to navi face
2022-11-14 19:29
s1mple should learn from the FGC, taunt -> get bodied is a true combo
2022-11-14 19:38
beautiful
2022-11-14 19:42
#35
 | 
North America 007DBR9
lows = everything
2022-11-14 19:49
#39
 | 
Germany FAN_BIG
where is k1to screaming??
2022-11-14 19:51
1 reply
+1 k1to based
2022-11-21 17:26
#41
 | 
Estonia Kukkel
This major was low from evey aspect
2022-11-14 19:56
wheres the picture of Sasha giving the middle finger to the brazilian fans.
2022-11-14 19:58
3 replies
Who spat at them
2022-11-14 21:15
2 replies
did i say it was wrong of him ? i know what happend boy
2022-11-14 21:16
1 reply
Good to know sis
2022-11-14 21:34
Letsss go! Blast Major next
2022-11-16 00:47
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.
Now playing
Thumbnail for stream
Other
IESF
2306 viewers
Top streams
All(14)
Casters(9)
Streamers(3)
Organizers(2)
Other
IESF
(2306)
Brazil
boltz
(1941)
Other
Anomaly
(790)
Mongolia
MESA
(510)
United Kingdom
ESL TV
(452)
Brazil
mch
(399)
United States
freakazoid
(300)
Brazil
Jogando Junto
(264)
Argentina
guishorro
(178)
United States
Davenport University
(60)
Peru
Lobockz
(57)
Brazil
BTSBrasilFPS
(54)
United States
Eros
(43)
United States
SolGoat
(40)