ESL One Road to Rio
May 14, 2020
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ESL One: Road to Rio Megathread – Streams, Standings, News and More

There is still a lot of time until the Rio Major takes place in November. But the qualification phase of the $2 million CS:GO tournament is in full swing. During ESL One: Road to Rio teams earn important qualification points for the Major. In this megathread, you’ll get every information you need!

As the first of several regional tournaments, ESL One: Road to Rio is the first important step to determine the participants of the Rio Major in November. No team wants to miss the only Major of the year! Not only does the tournament award points but also $255,000 prize money!


Streams and VoDs

ESL streams the matches on their Twitch channels:

Main stream:

Second stream:

Third stream:

If you’ve missed any game, you can find all VoDs in the official ESL archive on YouTube:
ESL archive


Latest news:

94 Frags in one series? – ESL One Road to Rio: Week 2 Recap
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ESL One Road to Rio: Week 1 Recap
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Schedule:

Group Stage:

  • Europe (EU): 22.04. – 10.05.
  • North America (NA): 22.04. – 03.05.
  • Eastern Europe (CIS): 30.04. – 10.05
  • South America (SA): 22.04. – 24.04.
  • Oceania: 06.05. – 08.05.
  • Asia: 06.05. – 08.05.

Playoffs:

  • EU: 12.05. – 17.05.
  • NA: 06.05. – 10.05.
  • CIS: 13.05. – 17.05.
  • SA: 25.04. – 26.04.
  • Oceania: 09.05. – 10.05.
  • Asia: 09.05. – 10.05.

Results so far

You can see all results on the ESL website – ESL One: Road to Rio results

EU – Group A:

EU Group A Final Standings
EU Group A Final Standings

EU – Group B:

EU Group B Final Standings

EU – Playoffs:

EU Playoffs Standings on 14,05.
EU Playoffs Standings on 14.05.

NA – Group A:

Road To Rio NA Group A Final Standings
Road To Rio NA Group A Final Standings

NA – Group B:

Road to Rio NA Group B | Standings 06.05.
Road to Rio NA Group B | Standings 06.05.

NA – Playoffs

Gen.G wins the NA Playoffs

CIS – Group A

Road to Rio CIS Group A | Standings 06.05.
Road to Rio CIS Group A | Standings 06.05.

CIS – Group B

Road to Rio CIS Group B | Standings 06.05.
Road to Rio CIS Group B | Standings 06.05.

CIS – Playoffs:

CIS Playoffs Standings on 14.05.

South America (SA):

Road to Rio SA | Final Group Standings
Road to Rio SA | Final Group Standings
Road to Rio SA | Final Playoffs Standings
Road to Rio SA | Final Playoffs Standings

Oceania:

Final Standings Oceania
Renegades gewinnt die Playoffs
Renegades win Oceania Playoffs

Asia – Group A:

Asia Group A Final Standings

Asia – Group B:

Asia Group B Final Standings

Asia – Playoffs:

Tiger win Road to Rio Asia
Tiger win Road to Rio Asia

Format

Group Stage:

In the group stage, all teams play each other (round-robin) in a best-of-three. The number of teams advancing depends on the number of participants in any given group. In Europe (EU), the four best teams of each group go on to the playoffs. In Eastern Europe (CIS), South America (SA), Oceania and North America (NA), the top 3 advance. Only two teams from each Asian group qualify for the elimination stage.

Playoffs:

Depending on their performance in their group, teams get seeded in the playoffs. The playoffs of the European division will be played in a double-elimination bracket. The top 2 of each group receive spots in the Upper Bracket, the other teams start in the Lower Bracket. All games, except for the Grand Finals, are best-of-three. The Upper Bracket winner starts with a one-map advantage into the best-of-five finals.

The playoffs of every other region are played in a single-elimination format. The group winners of CIS and North America qualify directly for the semifinals. The group stage winners in SA and Oceania are set for the Grand Finals and await their opponents from the semifinals. In Asia, the group stage winners do not get a seeding advantage. First place finishers take on the runner-up of the other group in the semis. All games will be held as best-of-threes.


Prize Money and Qualifying Points

$255,000 are distributed as follows:

EU: $115,000
CIS: $50,000
NA: $60,000
SA: $10,000
Ozeanien: $10,000
Asien: $10,000

The distribution is based on the participating Challengers and Legends of the last Major, as explained in this blogpost by Valve: The Road to the November Rio Major

The Qualifying Points have been determined on this basis:

Road to Rio Qualifying Points
Qualifying points on the road to the Rio Major. For ESL One: Road to Rio look at this column “RMR 1 (May)”.
Image source: Bart Oerbekke/ESL, ESL, Valve
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