ESL Gaming’s Intel Excessive Masters (IEM) CS:GO match in Brazil will return to Rio de Janeiro with a $250,000 (~£209,000) prize pool.
It was introduced final month that IEM would host another event in Brazil following the success of final yr’s match. Nevertheless, an actual location was not revealed till now.
IEM Rio 2023 will see 16 groups compete for the occasion’s $250,000 prize pool and a direct invite into IEM Cologne 2023.
In contrast to final yr’s occasion, the Brazilian match is not going to be a Main. As of proper now, the one CS:GO Main introduced in 2023 is the BLAST.TV Paris Major in May.
Alongside the participation of ESL Professional Tour companion groups and certified organisations, Brazilian esports organisation FURIA has been invited to the occasion as a ‘native hero invite’.
IEM Rio 2023 will even contribute to the Intel Grand Slam. The Intel Grand Slam is a prize of $1m (~£837,000) awarded to the primary staff that wins 4 ESL-organised ‘S-Tier’ occasions inside a interval of 10 consecutive occasions.
Equally to the 2022 Rio occasion, the competitors will as soon as once more happen on the Jeunesse Area. Nevertheless, ESL has introduced that the look of the match might be barely totally different. As a substitute of getting a centre stage, the structure will now undertake a front-stage format.
Final yr’s Rio Main was probably the most seen IEM occasion in CS:GO historical past, recording a peak viewership of 1.4m peak viewers, in response to esports information platform Esports Charts. The success of the occasion led to ESL asserting one other Brazil occasion in 2023, changing the beforehand introduced ‘IEM Spring’.