IEM Rio Major 2022: ESL is allowing more than 100,000 fans in the arena during the event- ESL is going to make its IEM Rio CS:GO Major Championship bigger for its fans. With the tickets for the event selling out in minutes, the organizers have decided to unleash the full Major Madness this time. The first CS:GO Major in Brazil will now have more days and more fans attending it. Let us take a look at the changes that are being made to accommodate the additional fans.
IEM Rio Major 2022: Updates
- The event will now be longer. The organizers are extending the event from 4 to 12 days. Both the Challengers (from Oct. 31 – Nov. 03) and the Legends Stage (from Nov. 05 – 08) will be hosted in front of a crowd at Riocentro in Hall 6. The Champions Stage (from Nov. 10 – 13) will take place at Jeunesse Arena.
- With the number of tickets being doubled, the Jeunesse Arena will be enhanced to a 360° layout center stage. The first ever in ESL CS:GO history!
- In collaboration with Gaules, ESL will also be hosting a massive Fan Fest right outside the Jeunesse Arena. Fans can watch the Champions Stage matches live from there on a huge screen.
IEM Rio Major 2022: Schedule
- Challengers Stage & Legends Stage in Riocentro in Hall 6
- The event will be held from Oct. 31 till Nov. 3 (Challengers Stage) and from Nov. 5 to 8 (Legends Stage).
- During the 8 days, fans will get to watch their favorite teams compete.
- Tickets for the Challengers & Legends Stage will be on sale from Sept. 14th at 15:00 BRT.
- Gaules & Tribonera will be an integrated part of the in-arena experience.
- Champions Stage in Jeunesse Arena
- It will be a 4-day event, starting from Nov. 10 till 13.
- With the number of tickets for the Jeunesse Arean being doubled, the stage will now be upgraded to have a 360° layout. It will be the first time ever to be done for an ESL CS:GO event.
- The new ticket wave for the Champions Stage will be on sale from Sept. 14th at 15:00 BRT.
IEM Fan Fest
There will be a big screen outside live telecasting the matches. Fans can also purchase merchandise from their favorite teams at the ESL Shops. The IEM Fan Fest tickets will be on sale from Sept. 15th at 15:00 BRT.
🇧🇷, we hear you. #IEM Rio is EXPANDING to welcome 100,000+ fans over 12 days!
📅 Challengers & Legends Stage with live audience
🏟 Increased capacity with 360° center stage in the Jeunesse Arena
🥳 Fan Fest with @Gaules
🎫 More tickets TOMORROW
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) September 13, 2022
Tickets will go be available on Eventbrite. It will have high-demand capacity servers and a new waiting room feature, allowing people to queue for a fair distribution of the available tickets.
You can learn more details about the event from the official website here. Stay tuned with us to get the latest news and updates from CS:GO.