Why did ESL choose Brazil for the Major?

If you remember, in 2020, ESL canceled the Major, ESL One Rio which was going to be held in Brazil. So why are they returning to Brazil once again?

In this article, we will focus on why Brazil is one of the best countries to host a CS:GO Major.

Brazil is one of the most important countries in the history of Counter-Strike

Since the debut of the Counter-Strike games, Brazilian players and teams have always managed to be some of the most important and talented ones. With their teams such as FURIA Esports, MIBR, paiN Gaming, as well as players such as FalleN, TACO, fer, coldzera, fnx, boltz, they have been and continue to be one of the leading countries in CS: GO esports.

Organizing a Major in one of the leading countries in esports, and especially in CS:GO, is obviously a very normal and healthy decision.

We can already see the interest of Brazilians in the event. A country with such a strong esports culture will definitely do justice to such a Major.

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The Major to be held in Brazil was cancelled

Another reason why IEM Rio Major 2022 will be held in Brazil is the Major, which was canceled in 2020. ESL was going to hold a Major in Brazil in 2020, called ESL One Rio 2020, but due to COVID-19, that Major had to be cancelled.

Although the cancellation of that Major was necessary due to the pandemic, it was a disappointment for Brazilian CS:GO fans. With the IEM Rio Major 2022, the longing will end. In one of the most important countries of esports, the Major of one of the most important games of esports will be held.

IEM Rio Major 2022 will be Brazil's first CS:GO Major

The canceled CS:GO Major would be the first CS:GO Major held in Brazil. Three years have passed and Brazil will finally get their Major. This is a quite important development for Brazil to see the value it deserves in CS:GO esports.

The IEM Rio Major 2022 kicks off on October 31. Before and during the Major, stay tuned to Luckbox for all the important updates.