ESL One: Road to Rio groups announced

Apr 18 2020 2 min read

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ESL has revealed all the teams that will be competing in ESL One: Road to Rio. The CS:GO Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event will begin on April 22 in the Americas and Europe, April 30 in CIS, and May 6 in Asia and Oceania.

The Valve sponsored event will feature a $255,000 prize pool that's split between all regions. Europe receives the lion’s share at $115,000, followed by North America with $60,000, and CIS with $50,000. Asia, Oceania, and South America will all receive $10,000 each. Teams will also be awarded RMR points for their performance, which will determine the organizations that make it to the ESL One Rio Major in November.

Europe, CIS, and North America events are split into two round-robin, best-of-3 groups. While the top four teams in Europe will advance to the double-elimination Playoffs, CIS and North America will have the top three advance to a single-elimination bracket instead.

South America and Oceania will also use a similar format, but after the round-robin group stage, the top team will advance to the Final while the runner-up and third-place move to meet in the semifinals instead. Asia has the most significant difference in format, with only the top two teams moving onto the single-elimination bracket.

Here’s the group lineup for ESL One: Road to Rio:


April 22 - May 17

Group A

  • Astralis

  • Complexity

  • Dignitas

  • ENCE

  • Fnatic

  • Heretics

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas

  • Vitality

Group B

  • C0ntact Gaming

  • Copenhagen Flames

  • FaZe Clan

  • G2


  • mousesports

  • Movistar Riders

  • North

North America

April 22 - May 10

Group A

  • Cloud9

  • Evil Geniuses

  • Gen.G

  • Orgless

  • Triumph

  • 100 Thieves

Group B

  • Bad News Bears

  • Envy


  • MIBR

  • Team Liquid

  • Yeah Gaming


April 30 - May 17

Group A

  • forZe

  • Gambit Youngsters

  • Nemiga

  • Team Spirit

  • Team Unique

  • Winstrike

Group B

  • Espada

  • Hard Legion

  • Natus Vincere

  • pro100

  • Syman



May 6 - 10

Group A

  • Lucid Dream


  • ViCi

  • Beyond Esports

Group B

  • Camel Riders

  • Mazaalai


  • D13


May 6 - 10

  • Group

  • Chiefs ESC

  • Ground Zero Gaming


  • Renegades

South America

April 22 - 26

  • BOOM Esports

  • Isurus

  • RED Canids

  • Imperial e-Sports

According to an HLTV report, there could be more RMR events, which may not include all the regions in ESL One: Road to Rio


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