• Fri. Oct 7th, 2022


Almost two years after the cancellation of ESL One Rio Main 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ESL Gaming has unveiled the Intel Excessive Masters (IEM) Rio Main 2022.

The CS:GO Main was introduced by common Brazilian streamer Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba. The streamer will even have exclusivity because the Portuguese language caster for the competitors, which formally commences on October thirty first in Rio de Janeiro.

Picture credit score: ESL, @rustenico.

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The event, which includes a $1m (~£800,000) prize pool, will function an in-person viewers for its closing levels on the Jeunesse Enviornment, in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca area. Ticket gross sales will start on Could twenty fifth.

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Thriving primarily by means of casting CS:GO competitions, Borba is presently probably the most outstanding identify within the Brazilian esports scene. He lately recorded 707,000 concurrent viewers on his Twitch channel through the match between Imperial and Cloud9 on the PGL Main Antwerp 2022, a report for the gaming group in Brazil.

The announcement follows the success of PGL’s first CS:GO Main of 2022. The occasion recorded an general peak viewership of over 2.1m, making it the second hottest CS:GO esports event according to Esports Charts.

Ulrich Schulze, SVP Product Administration at ESL Gaming, commented: “The ever-growing and passionate Brazilian esports group is superb and for the previous couple of years, we’ve been hoping to supply the followers with one of many best esports experiences ever. Now the time is lastly right here and we will’t await the world’s greatest CS:GO groups to in the end enter the Jeunesse Enviornment and have it shake to its foundations from the joy from Brazil and past.”

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Esports Insider says: It didn’t make sense to host a Main in Brazil again in 2020 through the COVID-19 disaster. Main Rio is without doubt one of the few alternatives for Brazilian followers who can’t afford journeys to Europe or North America to see CS:GO stars in particular person. Given the dimensions Gaules reached in Brazil, ESL made a great deal by signing him because the announcer and caster of the IEM Rio Main 2022.

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