Practically two years after the cancellation of ESL One Rio Main 2020 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, ESL Gaming has unveiled the Intel Excessive Masters (IEM) Rio Main 2022.
The CS:GO Main was introduced by well-liked Brazilian streamer Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba. The streamer may even have exclusivity because the Portuguese language caster for the competitors, which formally commences on October thirty first in Rio de Janeiro.
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The match, which includes a $1m (~£800,000) prize pool, will function an in-person viewers for its last levels on the Jeunesse Area, in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca area. Ticket gross sales will start on Could twenty fifth.
Thriving primarily via casting CS:GO competitions, Borba is at present probably the most outstanding identify within the Brazilian esports scene. He not too long ago recorded 707,000 concurrent viewers on his Twitch channel throughout the match between Imperial and Cloud9 on the PGL Main Antwerp 2022, a report for the gaming neighborhood in Brazil.
The announcement follows the success of PGL’s first CS:GO Main of 2022. The occasion recorded an total peak viewership of over 2.1m, making it the second hottest CS:GO esports match in keeping with Esports Charts.
Ulrich Schulze, SVP Product Administration at ESL Gaming, commented: “The ever-growing and passionate Brazilian esports neighborhood is superb and for the previous couple of years, now we have been hoping to supply the followers with one of many biggest esports experiences ever. Now the time is lastly right here and we will’t await the world’s finest CS:GO groups to in the end enter the Jeunesse Area and have it shake to its foundations from the joy from Brazil and past.”
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Esports Insider says: It didn’t make sense to host a Main in Brazil again in 2020 throughout the COVID-19 disaster. Main Rio is likely one of the few alternatives for Brazilian followers who can’t afford journeys to Europe or North America to see CS:GO stars in particular person. Given the scale Gaules reached in Brazil, ESL made an excellent deal by signing him because the announcer and caster of the IEM Rio Main 2022.
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