After two unforgettable stages eight teams have survived and advanced to the Champions Stage of the IEM Rio Major.
Congratulations to Cloud9, FURIA, Fnatic, Heroic, Outsiders, MOUZ, Natus Vincere, and Team Spirit; they will compete in front of 18,000+ CS:GO fans at the sold out Jeunesse Arena to become Major Champions.
Champions Stage matches begin Thursday, November 10th, so lock in your picks for the Pick’Em Challenge! There’s still time to support your favorite teams with team and player autograph stickers, earn (or purchase) Souvenir Tokens, and get ready for the conclusion of one of the most unpredictable Majors ever.
50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations participating in the IEM Rio Major.
Good luck to all!
Today’s update includes several quality-of-life improvements for storage units, and a bunch of visual adjustments to Rio 2022 team and player stickers. Check them out and let us know what you think!
Looking for an easy way to complete your sticker collection while supporting all of the teams and players? Rio 2022 Storage Units are now available. Purchase your storage unit with Paper stickers and you’ll get a commemorative storage unit containing all 145 Paper tournament stickers–the IEM Rio 2022 sticker, every team logo, every autograph. If you’re in the mood for something with a little more sparkle, you can also pick up a storage unit filled with every Glitter sticker!
The first CS:GO Major in Brazil. Live audiences from start to finish. The IEM Rio Major starts October 31st, are you ready?
The IEM Rio Major is fast approaching, and you can show your support–team stickers, player autographs, and the Rio 2022 Viewer Pass are all available for purchase now! 50% of the proceeds go to the players, teams, and organizations taking part in the Major.
Viewer Pass, Stickers, and more
Pick up a Rio 2022 Viewer Pass and you’ll get an upgradable Rio 2022 Event Coin, access to the Pick’em Challenge, team graffiti, Steam.tv flair, and exclusive access to Rio 2022 Souvenir Packages.
Every time you upgrade your coin, you’ll receive a Souvenir Token that can redeemed for a Souvenir Package of the match of your choice. Souvenirs feature gold stickers of the teams and map of the match you selected.
You can earn up to three Souvenir Tokens by playing the Pick’em Challenge, but you can start with more–purchase the ‘Viewer Pass +3’ and you’ll get three Souvenir Tokens right away. And of course, you can purchase as many Souvenir Tokens as you’d like once you’ve activated your Pass.
Looking for your favorite Team or Player? Check out the Team and Player Autograph capsules, featuring paper, glitter, holo, and gold stickers. And shortly after the Grand Final concludes, Champions Autograph Capsules (feature autographs of players on the winning team) will be available for purchase.
Something Spooky in Today’s Update
Today’s update features several community map updates, including a special Halloween version of Ember. Jump into a Danger Zone match and give it a try, if you dare!
While we gear up for an incredible Major in Rio, we’re also looking ahead to next year’s events. Hosted by BLAST, CS:GO’s first Major of 2023 will take place in Paris, France. Buckle up, and blast off to the BLAST.TV Major!
Five Years of CS:GO in China
Celebrate the 5th anniversary of CS:GO’s release in China with a one of a kind music kit, 花脸 Hua Lian (Painted Face). This kit combines folk Qinqiang opera (the earliest Chinese style Rock ‘n’ Roll) and modern Rock ‘n’ Roll. Whether you are engulfed in smoke or blinded by a flashbang, don’t get lost!
Whether you’re a fan of dance music, hip-hop, rock, or CS:GO content creators, there’s a music kit for everyone. The Initiators Music Kit Box is now available for purchase in-game!
As part of today’s update, 10 Year Birthday Coins are no longer possible to earn. Thank you to all the players who celebrated CS:GO’s 10th birthday with us and earned their coin!