The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Rio Major 2022 is an S-tier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Major Championship running from 31 October to 13 November 2022, taking place in the heart of South America: Rio de Janeiro. As a result, CS:GO fans can look forward to nearly two weeks of intense esports action.
The tournament will start with the Challengers and Legends Stages and culminate with the Champions Stage on 10-13 November. In addition to watching 24 teams battle for a share of the $1.25 million prize pool, Valve will also release the highly sought-after IEM Rio Major 2022 Viewer Pass.
Here's everything to know about the new Rio Major 2022 Viewer Pass, including how to get it in CS:GO, the pricing options and features available, and more.
How To Get IEM Rio Major 2022 Viewer Pass
As you might already know, the CS:GO Viewer Pass is a purchasable in-game item that offers players access to exclusive features. With that said, if you want to get the IEM Rio Major Viewer Pass, you should be prepared to open your wallet because you'll be throwing tons of money at Valve.
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The CS:GO Major Rio 2022 Viewer Pass is available on the Steam store for $10 (or equivalent in your local currency). Fans can also buy the Viewer Pass +3, which provides you with three Souvenir Tokens at roughly $15.
Note: 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations participating in the Rio Major. Also, Viewer Passes can be sent as gifts one week after purchase and you can only activate one Viewer Pass per Steam account.
IEM Rio Major 2022 Viewer Pass Features
Each CS:GO Major's Viewer Pass typically comprises the same features. Below are some things included in the IEM Rio Major Viewer Pass.
- Upgradeable Event Coin - After activating your Viewer Pass, you'll receive a Rio Major Event Coin that you can upgrade via the Pick'Em Challenge and redeem for Souvenir Packages.
- Souvenir Packages - You can earn up to three Souvenir Tokens with your Viewer Pass; these you can redeem for a Souvenir from any match of your choice. You can redeem a Souvenir Package when you upgrade your Event Coin or purchase a Souvenir Package redemption in-game.
- The Major Pick'Em Challenge - After redeeming your Viewer Pass on Steam, you can play the Pick'Em Challenge through the Watch tab in-game, completing various challenges. Participating in the Rio Major Pick'Em will earn you Souvenir Tokens that you can redeem for Rio 2022 Souvenirs!
- Unlimited Team Graffiti (available for use for the entire duration of the Major).
- Steam Chat Flair - Show your support by using the Steam Chat Flair while watching the IEM Rio Major 2022 Livestream on Steam (available for use for the entire duration of the Major).
In addition, CS:GO esports fans can also celebrate the IEM Rio Major 2022 with Player Autograph and Team Stickers, which they can buy on the Steam Community Market. Fortunately, you don't need to purchase a Viewer Pass to use these.
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