The ESL One: Rio Major 2020 CS:GO tournament was supposed to take place back in May, but due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, it was moved to the Autumn Major dates of 9th to 22nd November. Now, Valve has revealed the CS:GO Regional Major Ranking partners for the final tournaments leading up to ESL One: Rio Major 2020.
CS:GO RMR partners
ESL One: Rio Major 2020 is set to be one of the biggest CS:GO events yet. It features a massive prize pool of $2 million instead of $1 million due to the cancellation of the second Major. It is still a bit unclear how the major will take place with the pandemic in mind but for now, it is definitely something for CS:GO fans to look forward to.
On Twitter, Valve announced the CS:GO RMR partners for the remainder of the season leading up to ESL One: Rio Major 2020.
We’re excited to announce the fall RMR events and partners for 2020:— CS:GO (@CSGO) August 3, 2020
EU – @DreamHackCSGO
NA & CIS – @ESLCS
Asia & OCE – @CPerfectworld
SA - Omelete & Co.
Stay tuned for announcements from partners for details, scheduling, and more!
IEM New York Online (from ESL) will be the last RMR tournament for North America and CIS regions. There will also be a European regional online tournament, but this will be a non-RMR event. The final European CS:GO RMR tournament will be organized by DreamHack.
The Asia region will be handled by Perfect World, with the Fall Edition of the Perfect World Asia League as the CS:GO RMR tournament heading into the Rio Major.
Lastly, Omelete & Co will organize the South American CS:GO RMR tournament. At the time of writing, no details on the tournament have been announced.
While a lot of details and dates remain unannounced, it is an exciting development as this basically confirms Valve and ESL plans to go ahead with what will be the first CS:GO Major of the year.