Outsiders win IEM Rio Major
The second 2022 CS:GO Major concluded on November 13.
Outsiders and Heroic made it to the finals of the tournament. On their way to the finals, the Outsiders passed the Challengers Stage with a 3-1 stat, the Legends Stage with a 3-1 stat, and beat Fnatic (2-0) and MOUZ (2-1) in the playoffs.
Heroic started the tournament in the Legends Stage, where the team won 3 matches and lost 1. In the playoffs the Danes beat Team Spirit (2-0) and FURIA Esports (2-1).
In the best-of-3 finals the Outsiders won their map pick (Mirage - 16:12) and then were stronger on Overpass (16:5). The final score was 2-0. Jame, the captain of the Outsiders, claimed the tournament MVP.
The Outsiders earned $500,000 and also received invites to IEM Katowice 2023 and BLAST Premier Final 2022. Heroic won $170,000 in prize money.
Prize pool distribution:
- 1st $500,000 — Outsiders
- 2nd $170,000 — Heroic
- 3rd-4th $80,000 — MOUZ, FURIA Esports
- 5th-8th $45,000 — Cloud9, Fnatic, Team Spirit, Natus Vincere
- 9th-11th $20,000 — BIG, Team Liquid, ENCE
- 12th-14th $20,000 — Bad News Eagles, Team Vitality, Sprout
- 15th-16th $20,000 — Ninjas in Pyjamas, FaZe Clan
- 17th-19th $10,000 — Team GamerLegion, OG, 9z Team
- 20th-22nd $10,000 — Grayhound Gaming, Evil Geniuses, IHC Esports
- 23rd-24th $10,000 — 00 Nation, Imperial Esports