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Apr 19, 2020

Due to the postponement of the Rio Major, Valve has decided to introduce a set of online regional events which serve as qualifiers of sorts for the biggest event on the calendar. The first of these will be ESL's Road to Rio tournament, an online CS:GO event split up across regions, offering a set of Regional Major Ranking points for the participants.

CS:GO
ESL One Road to Rio - May 15 schedule

ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe

April 22-May 17

Group A teams

  • Fnatic
  • Astralis
  • Team Vitality
  • NiP
  • ENCE
  • Complexity
  • Dignitas
  • Team Heretics

Group B teams

  • mousesports
  • G2 Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • North
  • GODSENT
  • c0ntact Gaming
  • Movistar Riders
  • Copenhagen Flames

All group stage matches are best-of-three. The top two advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs, 3rd and 4th place qualifies for the lower bracket. The grand final is best-of-five, with the upper bracket team enjoying a one-map advantage.

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ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS

April 30-May 17

Group A teams

  • Winstrike Team
  • Gambit Youngsters
  • Team Spirit
  • Team Unique
  • forZe
  • Nemiga Gaming

Group B teams

  • Virtus.pro
  • Natus Vincere
  • ESPADA
  • Syman Gaming
  • Hard Legion Esports
  • pro100

All group stage matches are best-of-three. The top two advance to the playoff semifinals, 3rd and 4th place qualifies for the playoff quarterfinals. The grand final is best-of-three.

ESL One: Road to Rio - North America

April 22-May 10

Group A teams

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Gen.G Esports
  • Orgless
  • Triumph

Group B teams

  • Bad News Bears
  • FURIA Esports
  • MIBR
  • Team Envy
  • Team Liquid
  • Yeah Gaming

All group stage matches are best-of-three. The top two advance to the playoff semifinals, 3rd and 4th place qualifies for the playoff quarterfinals. The grand final is best-of-three.

ESL One: Road to Rio - South America

April 22-26

  • RED Canids
  • BOOM Esports
  • Isurus
  • Imperial e-Sports

All matches are best-of-three. The group winner advances to the grand final. 2nd and 3rd place advances to the semifinal.

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ESL One: Road to Rio - Oceania

May 6-10

  • RED Canids
  • BOOM Esports
  • Isurus
  • Imperial e-Sports

All matches are best-of-three. The group winner advances to the grand final. 2nd and 3rd place advances to the semifinal.

ESL One: Road to Rio - Asia

May 6-10

Group A teams

  • Beyond Esports
  • Lucid Dream
  • TIGER
  • ViCi Gaming

Group B teams

  • Camel Riders
  • Mazalaai
  • D13
  • TYLOO

All matches are best-of-three. The top two advance to the single-elimination playoff bracket.

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