IEM Rio 2024: Return of Major Counter-Strike to Brazil

IEM Rio 2024: Return of Major Counter-Strike to Brazil

3. April 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

ESL has announced the highly anticipated return of Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) to Rio de Janeiro in 2024 with IEM Rio 2024. This prestigious tournament brings the excitement of top-tier Counter-Strike action back to the passionate and energetic Brazilian crowd.

Event Details

  • Date: October 7 – October 13, 2024
  • Venue: Farmasi Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Language: Portuguese commentary within the venue; English and other languages available via live stream

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IEM Rio 2024 Tickets

Tickets for IEM Rio 2024 will be available for purchase starting April 5, 2024. Here are the ticket options:

  1. INFIELD: R$500
  2. GrandStand (3 Day Pass): R$400
  3. GrandStand (1 Day Pass): R$150-R$200

All ticket types grant access to the Counter-Strike tournament and signing sessions with players. Additionally, fans can opt for an Experience Add-on for an extra premium of R$250, which includes a Goodie bag and Fast Track entry to the venue.

Event Format

  • Group Stage:

    • 2 x 8 Team Double-Elimination brackets
    • Opening matches: Best-of-one series
    • All other matches: Best-of-three series
    • Top 3 teams from each group advance to playoffs
  • Playoffs:

    • 6 Team Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches: Best-of-three series
    • Group stage winners advance to Semifinals
    • Group stage runners-up and 3rd place teams advance to Quarterfinals

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Regional Qualifiers

Qualifiers for the tournament start in August. Here are the details:

  • Europe:
    • Open Qualifiers: Aug 14-19
    • Closed Qualifiers: Aug 26-28
  • North America:
    • Open Qualifiers: Aug 14-19
    • Closed Qualifiers: Aug 28-29
  • South America:
    • Open Qualifiers: Jul 23-26
    • Closed Qualifiers: Jul 28-29
  • Asia:
    • Open Qualifiers: Jul 26-29
    • Closed Qualifiers: Aug 1-2

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Don’t miss out on the electrifying atmosphere and thrilling matches at IEM Rio 2024! Get your tickets early and witness the best teams in the world compete for glory in Brazil.