Looking for the best CS:GO IEM Rio Major 2022 Pick'Em predictions to get you through the Challengers, Legends, and Champions stages to complete all the challenges and earn the Diamond coin? We've got you covered.
Over the past two CS:GO Majors, we've helped all our readers earn a Diamond coin and a Gold coin, getting enough correct predictions for the PGL Stockholm Major 2021 and the PGL Antwerp Major 2022.
This article shares our best IEM Rio Major 2022 Pick'Em predictions, explains the challenges Viewer Pass owners can complete, and what rewards fans can acquire.
Update on 9 November: We have now secured the Gold coin thanks to our correct IEM Rio Major 2022 Pick'Ems. This article has been updated with the results so far, and our Champions stage Pick'Em Predictions.
Best IEM Rio Major Pick'Em Predictions
You will need to get five correct Pick'Em predictions in the Challengers stage and five in the Legends stage. Then, for the Champions stage of the IEM Rio Major 2022, you will need two correct predictions in the quarterfinals, one in the semifinals, and one in the Grand Final.
This is not an easy task, and even some CS:GO esports analysts couldn't get their Diamond Coin in past Majors, as upsets happen. While we don't guarantee success, we have a stellar track record, getting the Diamond Coin and maximum rewards for Stockholm, and missing out with one prediction for Antwerp.
IEM Rio Major Champions Pick'Em Predictions:
As you can see from the image above, we've secured the Gold coin, with the only task left to unlock it being making Pick'Em Predictions for the Champions stage.
This is where things get super tricky, and most of the time, CS:GO fans lose out on the Diamond coin. You must make two correct predictions for the Quarter-Finals, one for the Semifinals and one for the Grand Finals.
Check out our IEM Rio Major Champions stage Pick'Em Predictions in the image below.
As you can see, we went with Na'Vi to win the tournament, as s1mple is difficult to bet against. The x-factor here is that FURIA could pull off an upset in front of the Brazillian crowd. We do think Outsiders will beat Fnatic and then lose to Cloud9.
It is, however, important to note that this is the most difficult stage for IEM Rio Major 2022 Pick'Em predictions, and we've already seen quite a few upsets in both previous stages. Ultimately, you can go with our predictions or your gut feelings. They both have the same chance of being correct.
IEM Rio Major Legends Pick'Em Predictions:
The Legends stage runs from 5th to 8th November 2022, and you will need to get five correct predictions. CS:GO esports fans can pick a team to go 3-0 and a team to go 0-3. Then, you also need to pick which seven teams you think will make it to the Champions stage.
For our 3-0, we went with a relatively safe pick of FaZe Clan, currently ranked 1st in the world. Na'Vi is a good second choice. However, we know Na'Vi sometimes takes some time to warm up. For our 0-3, we went with Sprout Esports. Sorry, Sprout fans!
Our Pick'Em predictions for the seven other teams that will make it through the Legends stage and into the Champions stage of IEM Rio Major 2022 are:
- Team Liquid
- Team Vitality
These are "safer" predictions than in the Challengers stage. For the IEM Rio Major 2022 Legends stage predictions, nothing is certain. As we've already seen quite a few upsets and many, many gamers, and even some top tier CS:GO analysts, have failed to get five right during the previous stage.
IEM Rio Major Challengers Pick'Em Predictions & Results:
We went with Team Vitality as the squad to go 3-0 because Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, aka the "Chosen One," is in incredible form, and we all know how he hungers for a Major win.
The 0-3 pick is tricky, as you can go with GamerLegion, 9z Team, or Greyhound Gaming. We chose IHC Esports. Sorry fans, it is not personal!
UPDATE: Check out the results from our Pick'Ems below.
Our Pick'Em predictions for the seven other teams that will advance to the Legends stage of IEM Rio Major 2022 are:
- Evil Geniuses
We will update this article section with our Legends stage Pick'Em predictions once the Challengers stage completes.
IEM Rio Major Pick'Em Challenges
There are nine challenges in the IEM Rio Major Viewer Pass, with eight specific to the Pick'Em predictions. Check them out below.
- Activate your Coin before the tournament ends (The IEM Rio Major ends on 13th November 2022).
- Place all nine Pick'Em predictions for the Challengers stage before it begins (starts on 31st October 2022).
- Get five correct Pick'Em predictions for the Challengers stage.
- Place all nine Pick'Em predictions for the Legends stage before it begins (starts on 5th November 2022.
- Get five correct Pick'Em predictions for the Legends stage.
- Place all seven predictions before the Champions stage begins (starts on 10th November 2022).
- Make two correct predictions for the quarterfinals.
- Make one correct prediction for the semifinals.
- Make a correct prediction for the Grand Final.
If you complete all the challenges in the IEM Rio Major 2022 Viewer Pass (maybe with the help of our Pick'Em predictions), you can earn some great rewards.
Rewards For Correct IEM Rio Major Pick'Ems
First and foremost, there are the bragging rights of getting all the Pick'Em predictions correct for the IEM Rio Major 2022. This is showcased by an upgradeable event coin. Those who get all nine correct will see their event coin upgraded to Diamond. This can be displayed on their CS:GO profile to flex.
Players also earn a Souvenir Package for every three challenges completed (as your Coin upgrades). These you can redeem for a Souvenir from any IEM Rio Major match of your choice.
Please note that these are our predictions. Despite a good track record, we do not guarantee success with these picks, as anything can happen.
With that in mind, we suggest playing around with predictions, especially the 3-0 and 0-3 options for the IEM Rio Major Pick'Ems.
Stay tuned as we will update this article with the results of the previous stage and our IEM Rio Major Pick'Em predictions for the Champions stage once the dust settles over the Legends stage.
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