Counter-Strike's number one tournament, or major, has been postponed until the future due to the corona situation, but qualifiers have nevertheless been played for months around the world.
To date, the regional RMR qualifier series has been played for the three tournaments originally announced, but more are coming.
Due to the pandemic situation, it is not possible to set a time for the ESL One Rio Major value tournament, which is why the number of qualifiers must be increased.
- We do not intend to schedule Major Tournaments until at least Regional Major Ranking (RMR) LAN events are safe around the world.
Until then, we will continue to host RMR events online to stay on track with what the best teams in each area are, Valve commented on the situation in September.
The most interesting RMR area in Finnish terms is, of course, Europe, of which as many as 11 teams continue to major.
Legends (qualifiers 1-3) get straight places in the top 16 as challengers (4-9) and competitors (10-11) start the games from the first stage.
Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen (OG) and Jesse “ZehN” Linjala (Godsent) are among the Finnish players in the major places.
OG has collected 3,313 points in the qualifiers, which is enough for seventh place.
Godsent is ninth with 3,238 points.
Aleksi “Aleksib” The OG team led by the Estonian has collected 3313 points from the qualifiers, which is enough for the seventh place.
Two places below is Godsent starred by Jesse “ZehN” Linjala with 3238 points.
Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen (left) and Jesse “ZehN” Linjala are so far the only Finns to be caught in the competition places of the major value tournament.
The Estonian leads the OG team and Linjala plays in Godsent. Photo: Carlton Beener, Bart Oerbekke / ESL / image processing IS
The ranking of Finland's best-known CS team ENCE collapsed as a result of the DreamHack Open Fall qualifier.
ENCE was left in last place in the tournament after losing two matches immediately.
ENCE took fourth place in the tournament, but dropped to 12th place due to jumbo position.
ENCE will have to play major qualifiers without Elias “Jamppi” Olkko, who has a controversial ban on playing majors and its qualifiers.
Due to Olkkonen's ban, the team has resorted to Sami “xseveN” Laasan, who joined the HAVU team in August.
Read more: A hard blow to ENCE: Jani Jussila is on sick leave, there is no information about his return
At the top of the European qualifying series is the French Team Vitality with by far 5879 points.
This is followed by the Danish Heroic (4125) and the Swedish Ninjas in Pajamas (4116), who, in addition to Vitality, are caught in legendary places.
In addition to Europe, the qualifying areas are North America (6 places for the major), the Ivy region (5), South America (1), Asia (1) and Southeast Asia (1).
The qualifying area for teams is determined by their place of residence: for example, the Brazilian teams FURIA and Team One, who live in the United States, will therefore play in the North American qualifiers.
From North America, Evil Geniuses, FURIA Esports, Team Liquid, 100 Thieves and Team One, who have already played together, have caught on.
Team Spirit, Natus Vincere, Nemiga Gaming, Virtus.pro and ESPADA are advancing from the Ivy region to the major.
In South America, the Brazilian BOOM Esports is in place, the legendary TYLOO in Asia and the Australian Renegades in Southeast Asia.
Tarik “Tarik” Celik and Evil Geniuses lead the North American qualifying series after three tournaments.Photo: Carlton Beener / ESL
The regional qualifier series was established in the spring when Korona moved the value tournament for May from May to November.
However, due to the corona situation, the ESL One Rio Major value tournament was postponed from early autumn to the near future.
The previous major value tournament was held in Berlin from 23 August to 8 September 2019.
The victory was taken by the Danish Astralis, for whom the championship was fourth.
The upcoming value tournament is already the 16th of the game.