April 20, 2020

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ROAD TO RIO

Next match: Saturday, April 25th: Astralis vs. Fnatic

The next Major on the schedule in the Counter-Strike circuit is the ESL One Rio Major in November 2020. In total, 24 teams will qualify through three Road to Rio tournaments held in the Spring, Fall, and Summer.

The Spring tournament begins this Wednesday, April 22nd, and the groups have been revealed. 

Astralis has been placed in Group A.

Group A:

  • Astralis
  • Complexity
  • Fnatic
  • Vitality
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Heretics
  • Dignitas
  • ENCE

The first round of group play begins this Wednesday against Complexity at 15:00 CEST. 

Group A will continue through the rest of April ending May 9. There will be two additional group stages in the Summer and Fall of 2020.

Regional Major Ranking (RMR)

24 teams will be invited to the ESL One Rio Major (16 directly, 8 for the Major qualifier) and the participants will qualify through regional tournaments determining the teams' Regional Major Ranking (RMR). 

The 16 teams from the Berlin Major in 2019 will get a head start on the RMR scoreboard. Astralis won the Berlin Major and will start with the highest amount of points: 800.

Additional points will be awarded in two more RMR-tournaments in the Summer and Fall. The dates for those are yet to be announced. RMR 3 in Fall will award the most point for topping the group to ensure that the qualifying teams are in peak form going into the Rio Major.

Astralis starts Road to Rio with a narrow lead due to their win in Berlin.

Check the Astralis Calendar for potential changes to the schedule and keep an eye on astralis.gg for match updates.