IEM Rio Major betting 2022

IEM Rio will be the second CS:GO Major of 2022 and the first ever Major to be held in Brazil. IEM Rio 2022 will kick off with the Challenger Stage on October 31, with the Grand Final set to be played on November 13. Betting on IEM Rio 2022 will become available at most CSGO betting sites once the RMR Qualifiers are announced and the Challengers Stage teams have been announced. There will be pre-tournament outright bets that will be available on most online betting sites, with separate game-to-game betting becoming available throughout the last few days preceding the event.

IEM Rio Major 2022

The IEM Rio Major 2022 will kick off on October 31 with 16 teams from the Europe, Americas and Asia RMR’s battling it out for the last eight spots in the Legends Stage which will begin on November 5.

Once the main event (Legends Stage) kicks off we will have the final 16 teams all fighting for the US$1,000,000 prize pool with the winner walking away IEM Rio Major champions and taking home US$500,000.

IEM Rio will be held in the Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, which can hold up to 18,000 people, meaning there will be an amazing atmosphere for the first ever Major in Brazil, something that the players will never forget.

IEM Rio Major Dates

  • Challengers Stage: October 31st- November 3rd
  • Legends Stage: November 5th-8th
  • Champions Stage: November 10th-13th

The IEM Rio Major dates for the 2022 edition have been announced, with the event set to begin on October 31. The IEM Rio Major is then due to finish in mid-November.

IEM Rio Major Odds

IEM Rio Major odds are not available, but they will start to filter through esports betting sites over the next couple of months. The IEM Rio Major outright winner odds, group winner odds and many more betting markets will be available in the weeks leading up to the event.

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IEM Rio Major 2022 Teams

The IEM Rio Major teams for 2022 have not been announced yet as all teams will have to qualify through RMR events in their designated regions.

Once these regional RMR’s are completed we will know what teams will participate in the CSGO IEM Rio Major 2022.

IEM Rio Major Tournament Structure

The 2022 IEM Rio Major structure will be played in three different stages; Challengers Stage, Legends Stage and Champions Stage.

Across the IEM Rio Major’s three stages there will a total of 32 teams partaking, all trying to win their own piece of the US$1,000,000 prize pool.

  • Challengers Stage (16 team Swiss System format)

    • Elimination and Advance matches are best-of-three
    • All other matches are best-of-one
    • Top eight teams proceed to the Legends Stage
    • Bottom eight teams are eliminated
  • Legends Stage (16 team Swiss System format)

    • Elimination and Advance matches are best-of-three
    • All other matches are best-of-one
    • Top eight teams proceed to the Legends Stage
    • Bottom eight teams are eliminated
  • Champions Stage

    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are best-of-three

IEM Rio Major 2022 Prize Pool Break Down

IEM Rio Major 2022 will have a massive US$1,000,000 prize pool which will be shared across 16 teams who make the Legends Stage. The IEM Rio Major prizemoney will be broken down like this:

Place $USD Blast Premier
1st $500,000 4000 Points
2nd $150,000 2000 Points
3rd-4th $70,000 1250 Points
5th-8th $35,000 500 Points
9th-11th $8,750 0 Points
12th-14th $8,750 0 Points
15th-16th $8,750 0 Points

IEM Rio Major Betting Types

Most esports betting sites will have many different markets for the IEM Rio Major as some of the matches are best-of-one series and best-of-three series.

CSGO esports is a very popular esports at online betting sites with many different tournaments right around the world covered.

Many of these IEM Rio Major 2022 betting sites also have downloadable esports betting apps available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

IEM Major Rio betting generally opens several weeks before the tournament at the top sportsbooks, with outright winner odds the first market to drop.

The top Counter Strike IEM Major betting sites will also run free bet bonus promotions surrounding the tournament, with these an important way to boost your bankroll.

For the best-of-one series there will be markets such as;

  • Match winner
  • Rounds line handicaps (+/-)
  • Total rounds over/under (+/-)
  • First half result
  • First half rounds line handicaps (+/-)


For the best-of-three series there will be a few more markets such as;

  • Match winner
  • Match line handicap (+/-)
  • Total maps over/under
  • Map 1 winner
  • Map 1&2 rounds line (+/-)
  • Map 1&2 total rounds (+/-)
  • Map 1&2 first half winner (+/-)
  • Map 1&2 first half rounds line (+/-)

How to watch 2022 IEM Rio Major

All of 2022 IEM Rio Major will be broadcast on Twitch, the biggest Esports broadcast and streaming platform on the internet, with every RMR, Challengers Stage, Legends Stage and Champions Stage game being broadcast on the various ESL CS:GO streams.

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