CSGO Regional Major Rankings for 2021

2021 CS:GO Regional Major Rankings

To ensure that the 2021 Fall Major features the top teams in the world, we will require that current RMR Legends, Challengers, and Contenders demonstrate that they are still in top form.

All teams participating in the next Major will earn their invites through regional rankings, which will be updated based on their performance in upcoming Regional Major Ranking competitions.

Teams competing in an RMR series will receive Major Ranking points based on their placement. The 2021 RMR competitions in all regions will have the following point distribution:

2021 Event Point Distribution
Place 2020 Standings RMR 1 RMR 2 (Optional) RMR 3
1 600 1600 2000 2500
2 600 1500 1875 2344
3 600 1400 1750 2188
4 600 1300 1625 2031
5 600 1200 1500 1875
6 600 1100 1375 1719
7 600 1000 1250 1563
8 600 900 1125 1406
9 300 800 1000 1250
10 300 700 875 1094
11 300 600 750 938
12 300 500 625 781
13 300 400 500 625
14 300 300 375 469
15 300 200 250 313
16 300 100 125 156
17-24 100

Major Invitations

24 teams will be invited to the Major from six different regions based on their Regional Major Ranking.

In total, there are 8 Legend, 8 Challenger, and 8 Contender invitations available.

Each region will be allocated invites to the next Major based on that region’s performance in the preceding Major. Based on the results of the 2019 Berlin Major, the invitations for each region are as follows:

2021 Fall Major Invitation Distribution

November Stockholm Invitation Distribution
Legends 3 2 3 0 0 0
Challengers 6 1 1 0 0 0
Contenders 2 2 1 1 1 1
Total Invitations 11 5 5 1 1 1

[UPDATED] Note that the invitations available to each region will be finalized once the first RMR events begin. They are subject to change, depending on where the 2020 Challengers and Legends choose to begin their path.


Q. Will there be Minors for the next Major?

A. There will be no Minors ahead of the next Major. Regional Major Rankings will be used to determine all 24 invitations. There will not be a separate path for teams to qualify.

Q. What determines what region a team competes in?

A. Given the circumstances, teams’ regions are determined by their current location.

Q. What happens if a team changes region?

A. Regional Major Rankings only represents a team’s performance relative to other teams in the region. Therefore, any region change by a team will result in a reset of the team’s Major Ranking points.

Q. Can a team change their roster before the event? [UPDATED]

A. When submitting a roster for an RMR event, teams can change up to two members of their prior roster at a cost of 20% of the team’s points, per player. Replacing three or more players between events will result in a points reset.

E.g., if a team registers for the summer RMR competition with 3/5 of their May roster, their RMR points will be reduced by 40%.

Q. Does a team lose points if they make a roster change between RMR events (or the Major), but end up submitting the same roster as before? [NEW]

A. No. Teams only lose points if they submit a roster for an RMR event that is different from the preceding RMR event.

Q. Can a team change their roster during an event? [UPDATED]

A. Yes. Teams can register a reserve player for each event. Between matches, and subject to tournament rules, the team can sub the reserve player in at a cost of 20% penalty to points earned at the event, and can sub the reserve player out for the original player at no additional cost.

Each time the team chooses to sub a reserve player in, they incur an additional 20% penalty to points earned at the event.

E.g., a team that fields a reserve player will receive 80% of the points earned at the event. If the original player returns to the lineup during the event, they will incur no further penalty for that event. They can choose to field the reserve player again later in the event, however they would incur an additional 20% penalty (i.e., they would earn 64% of the points for the event).

Q. If a team changes their roster during an event, what is the roster that earns them points?

A. Substitutions during an event do not affect the roster.

E.g., a team wants to make their substitute a permanent member of their roster. They would lose 20% of their earned points at the current event, and an additional 20% of their total points when they register for the next event with an updated roster.

Q. When does a team get invited to an RMR event (or Major)? [UPDATED]

A. After a team submits their roster, their points are evaluated. After all teams register, invitations are sent to the top teams by RMR.

Q. What happens if an invited team declines an invitation?

A. If a team declines an invitation to an RMR event or the Major, the next-highest ranked team by RMR receives their invitation.

Q. Who earns points at an RMR event?

A. Only the top N teams will earn points, where N is the number of teams invited by RMR.

E.g., an event that invites top 4 teams by RMR and 12 teams by other means will only generate RMR points for top 4 places. An event that invites all 16 teams by RMR will generate RMR points for all 16 places.

Q. How many points do teams earn if they tie for a position?

A. If teams tie for a position, they receive the average points available for those positions.

E.g., if the first RMR event does not tie-break 3rd and 4th places, both teams get 1350 RMR points.

Q. Who is allowed in the players’ rooms and on the game server during an online match? [NEW]

A. The players, exclusively. Coaches, staff, and others should not be present or in communication with players from the start of a map until it is concluded.