Update 4/8/2020: The invites have been updated to reflect C0ntact’s return to the EU.
The Rio Major will take place in November and, as the only Major of 2020, the prize pool will be $2,000,000.
It will have been more than a year since the last Major. To ensure that the Rio Major features the top teams in the world, we will require that current Legends and Challengers demonstrate that they are still in top form. Due to the difficulty in travel for the foreseeable future, we’re going to do that regionally.
Regional Major Rankings
All teams participating in the November Rio 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. We will have more details on the point distribution once we have a final list of the Major Ranking competitions between now and the Rio Major.
The first RMR series will be in May, and we intend to have one more RMR series in the Fall. Additionally, if tournament organizers are interested in modifying their previously planned 2020 events to be RMR competitions, they should reach out to us.
For us to consider an event for Major ranking, it must invite the top RMR teams in the region and hold qualifiers for the remainder. The event can be of any format, any prize pool, any duration, and either online, LAN, or a combination of the two.
November Rio Invitations
24 teams will be invited to the November Rio 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 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:
|November Rio Invitation Distribution|
(formerly Returning Challengers)
(formerly New Challengers)
*Teams currently unable to travel to their native region are invited to defend their invitations in the region where they are currently situated.
The 2020 May RMR Series
The first series of these RMR competitions will be in May and will be hosted by ESL. All teams that would have been invited to the May Rio Major or the May Rio Minors will be invited to compete for position in their region. Current Legends and Challengers will start with some Regional Major Ranking points.
Q. How are the Regional Major Rankings calculated?
Q. Will there be Minors for the November Rio Major?
Q. What happens to teams who were invited to the May Minors?
Q. What happens to the Minor prize pool?
Q. What determines what region a team competes in?
Q. What happens if a team changes region?
Q. Can a team change their roster?
Operation Shattered Web wraps up today. Thanks to all of the CS:GO players who participated–over the span of the operation, they completed over 136 million missions!
The operation may be over, but there’s more to see in today’s update.
Today we are adding two community created maps to our official matchmaking pool in Scrimmage and Casual game modes. Check out Anubis and Chlorine, two of the top finalists in Mapcore’s 2019 Exotic Places map contest.
Prisma 2 Collection
Today we’re also introducing the Prisma 2 Collection! Lightly based on Anime/Manga themes, the collection features 17 community created weapon finishes, as well as the chance to receive one of the Horizon knives in Chroma finishes.
We’re in the final weeks of Operation Shattered Web, and players have until March 30th to play missions, earn progress, and redeem Operation rewards.
Today the final mission card goes live which means we’ll start issuing Diamond Operation Coins to users who have completed 100 missions. This week’s card, “Time To Take Out The Trash”, includes a second co-op Strike mission tasking players with finding and eliminating Franz Kriegeld. Don’t let him escape!
Today’s update includes a revamped buy menu, a simple way to customize (and share) your crosshair, and an all new way to personalize your favorite agents!
Looking for a way to personalize your agent? Patches featuring a variety of classic designs can now be applied to specific locations on each character model, and you can apply more than one for each agent. You can find patches in the CS:GO Patch Pack, available now.
Choose Your Own Crosshair
Customizing your crosshair has never been easier. Head over to the settings menu, where you’ll find a variety of crosshair settings that can be tuned to your personal taste. You can share your crosshair code with others or import a code to try someone else’s.
Today’s update also includes a visual rework of the buy menu, featuring an interactive preview of your character holding weapons and equipment. Along with some slight rearranging, now you can preview the equipment you can afford with illuminated icons in the buy wheel.
New operation missions – Light Buy
Maximize your earnings. Do more with less. Play new Shattered Web Operation missions beginning Tuesday at 2:00 pm PT.
Week 14 missions are ready to play! Grab an AK and queue for Cache and Train in Casual, Competitive, Wingman, and Guardian game modes.