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CS:GO IEM Rio Major Legends Stage format, day one schedule, teams, and more

Danyal Arabi

CS:GO IEM Rio Major Legends Stage format, day one schedule, teams, and more

With the CS:GO IEM Rio Major Challengers Stage done and dusted, all eyes shift to the Legends Stage. Here, the 16 best teams in the world will fight tooth and nail for the ultimate glory in Counter-Strike. After a few devastating losses, only one out of four South American squads have made it to the Legends Stage. Furia is the sole torch-bearer for the region while underdogs like GamerLegion and IHC were eliminated.

During the tournament, Team Vitality lost their number one and stumbled out the gate. Eventually recovering, the Apex-led squad will be looking to make a mark on the big stage. Read on for the full day-one schedule of the IEM Rio Major Legends Stage.

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CS:GO IEM Rio Major Legends Stage day one details

Qualified teams:

  • FaZe Clan
  • Cloud9
  • Natus Vincere
  • Team Vitality
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Fnatic
  • ENCE
  • FURIA Esports
  • Sprout
  • BIG
  • Heroic
  • Outsiders
  • Team Spirit
  • Bad News Eagles
  • Team Liquid
  • MOUZ

Tournament format:

Much like the Challengers Stage, a 16-team Swiss System format will be followed. Rounds 2 to 5 are seeded using the Buchholz system and the teams’ initial seeds. Elimination and Advancement matches are best of threes. All other matches are played as best of ones and the top eight teams proceed to the Champions Stage.

Day one schedule

Main stream (

  • MOUZ vs. Team Liquid (15:00 CET)
  • FaZe Clan vs. Cloud9 (16:15 CET)
  • Team Vitality vs. NAVI (17:30 CET)
  • FURIA vs. ENCE (18:45 CET)

Secondary stream (

  • Team Spirit vs. Bad News Eagles (15:00 CET)
  • Sprout vs. BIG. (16:15 CET)
  • Outsiders vs. Heroic (17:30 CET)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Fnatic (18:45 CET)

Day one round two:

  • TBD (21:15 CET)
  • TBD (21:15 CET)
  • TBD (22:30 CET)
  • TBD (22:30 CET)
  • TBD (23:45 CET)
  • TBD (23:45 CET)
  • TBD (01:00 CET, November 6)
  • TBD (01:00 CET, November 6)

As the sole Brazilian squad to make it through the Challengers, the home crowd will be cheering for the arT-led squad. Cloud9 managed to recover after a 0-2 start in the bracket to complete the reverse sweep and qualify for the Legends Stage. With Vitality looking shaky in the Challengers Stage, FaZe Clan and NAVI will be looking to capitalize and move ahead in the tournament. As the only true North American hope, Team Liquid will be looking to retain their RMR form and go far in the Major. Fans can catch all the CS:GO action from November 5, 2022, at 15:00 CET.

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Danyal Arabi

Danyal Arabi


Danyal Arabi is an Esports writer and Editor at The SportsRush. With a vested interest in computers since an early age he has managed to sink more than 4000 hours into CS: GO over the years. As a Deus Ex enjoyer and fan of the earlier Assassin's Creeds, narrative-driven games have taken much of his time. Being a 2D fighter enthusiast across franchises like Injustice, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter, a fair few controllers have been sacrificed in his pursuit to win. Apart from all things gaming, Danyal enjoys motorsport, bowling, and spending weekends with his pals over good food and banter.

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