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
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.