First for France, first for BLAST, and last for CS:GO, the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 RMR will be held in May, boasting a $1,250,000 prize pool sixteen best teams will compete for. But before the year’s main event kicks off, participants need to be determined.
Here, we will overview the format of the Paris Major RMR events, find out which teams will attend them, and where to watch all matches.
In article you will find:
What is RMR?
The Regional Major Rankings, or RMR, function as the qualifying system for CS:GO Major Championships, beginning with ESL One: Rio 2020. They are divided into three regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas.
They emerged during the online era brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, serving as an alternative to the CS:GO Minor Championships. These qualifiers do not have a monetary prize pool and only determine if participants get a spot at a Major event and the stage they will start from: Legends Stage or Challengers Stage.
BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMR Qualifiers Overview
A total of fifty-six teams will fight for spots at the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 from April 6th to April 15th, and only sixteen best line-ups will qualify for the event that will go down in history as the last CS:GO Major ever. Yep, you read it right, the next Major event will occur after Counter-Strike 2 launches, so this is the last one.
BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 RMR events will be held in the Swiss System Format, with Elimination and Advancement matches played as Bo3 and all other matches as Bo1.
In this video, you can find all information on the format of the upcoming RMR events and Paris Major.
There will be four qualifying events for the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023:
- Europe RMR A
- Europe RMR B
- Americas RMR
- Asia RMR
Only eight teams will play in the Asia RMR, while other qualifiers will be attended by sixteen teams each. Let’s learn more about the participating line-ups and where to watch the upcoming matches.
Europe RMR A
BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMR A will be held between April 6th and April 9th at the BLAST Studio in Copenhagen, with sixteen European teams participating.
- Natus Vincere
- Bad News Eagles
- Into the Breach
First six teams from the list, including FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, and fnatic, qualified to participate in the BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMR A based on their performance at the IEM Rio Major 2022 . The rest of the teams fought for their slots in Closed Qualifiers.
Do not miss the first round of BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMR A on April 6th. Here is the list of opening matches that will happen that day.
- vp vs SAW – 06.04, 12:00 PM
- MOUZ vs B8 – 06.04, 12:00 PM
- fnatic vs Viperio – 06.04, 13:30 PM
- Natus Vincere vs Into the Breach – 06.04, 13:30 PM
- Bad News Eagles vs 1WIN – 06.04, 15:00 PM
- Sprout vs Falcons – 06.04, 15:00 PM
- FaZe Clan vs OG – 06.04, 16:30 PM
- Apeks vs GamerLegion – 06.04, 16:30 PM
Based on the results of BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMR A, teams that will place 1st-4th will go to Legends Stage, and those that end up placing 5th-8th will go to Challengers Stage. At last, teams in places 9th-11th will have to play in the Challenger Stage Last Chance Qualifier to get a spot at the main event.
Europe RMR B
After a short break, Europe RMR B will start on April 11th and end on April 15th, also in Copenhagen. Sixteen teams will fight for spots at the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023.
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Eternal Fire
The top six teams on the list, such as Heroic, BIG, and Vitality, earned their spots in the BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMR B due to their strong performance at the IEM Rio Major 2022. Meanwhile, the remaining teams had to battle for their positions in Closed Qualifiers.
Here is the list of the first matches that will happen on April 11th within BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMR B:
- Heroic vs 500 – 11.04, 11:00 AM
- Cloud9 vs FORZE – 11.04, 11:00 AM
- Spirit vs Aurora – 11.04, 12:30 PM
- BIG vs iNation – 11.04, 12:30 PM
- ENCE vs Monte – 11.04, 14:00 PM
- Vitality vs Astralis – 11.04, 14:00 PM
- Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Eternal Fire – 11.04, 15:30 PM
- 9INE vs G2 – 11.04, 15:30 PM
According to the outcomes of the BLAST.tv Paris Major Europe RMR B, teams securing positions 1st-4th will advance to the Legends Stage, while those finishing 5th-8th will proceed to the Challengers Stage. Finally, teams ranked 9th-11th must compete in the Challenger Stage Last Chance Qualifier to secure a spot in the main event.
BLAST.tv Paris Major Americas RMR will be hosted in Monterrey, Mexico. The matches will happen between April 6th and April 10th. Here is the list of sixteen teams that will attend this qualifying event.
- Evil Geniuses
The first round of BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Americas RMR will include eight matches, with two of them happening simultaneously:
- FURIA vs TeamOne – 06.04, 22:00
- Liquid vs 00NATION – 06.04, 22:00
- BESTIA vs Nouns – 06.04, 23:30
- Complexity vs Solid – 06.04, 23:30
Four more opening-round matches will be played after midnight on April 7th.
- Imperial vs Evil Geniuses – 07.04, 01:00 AM
- paiN vs Paquetá – 07.04, 01:00 AM
- Fluxo vs yur – 07.04, 02:30 AM
- MIBR vs Flamengo – 07.04, 02:30 AM
Only the team that places first at the BLAST.tv Paris Major Americas RMR will advance to the Legends Stage of the main event, and four more will proceed to the Challengers Stage.
BLAST.tv Paris Major Asia RMR will be held from April 6th to April 9th in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Each team deserved their spots at the RMR based on their results in Oceania, Asia, Middle West, or China Closed Qualifier.
- TheMongolz (ex-IHC)
- Rare Atom
- Twisted Minds
- Invictus International
There are only two Challenger Stage spots for Asian teams to fight for at the BLAST.tv Paris Major Asia RMR, so only the two best teams will secure a slot at the main event. Here are the matches you will be able to watch on April 6th:
- TheMongolz (ex-IHC) vs Twisted Minds – 06.04, 09:30 AM
- Rare Atom vs VERTEX – 06.04, 11:00 PM
- Grayhound vs TYLOO – 06.04, 12:30 PM
- Eruption vs Invictus International – 06.04, 14:00 PM
Be sure to watch BLAST.tv Paris Major Asia RMR matches live to enjoy the action and be one of the first to find out who will qualify for the Paris Major!
Where To Watch
BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023RMR is organized by BLAST, and Regional Major Ranking events will be broadcasted on their official Twitch Channel and YouTube Channel . Here are the line-ups of talents for every region announced by BLAST.
Apart from official BLAST broadcasting, you can watch the matches via GOTV, an in-game CS:GO feature accessible through the menu. See you on the stream!
To Wrap Up!
It is time to gear up, get hyped, and prepare for an unforgettable BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 RMR qualifiers with the best CS:GO teams battling it out for a spot at the prestigious Paris Major.
Support your favorite teams at the RMR and explore our blog for more articles about CS:GO skins and other cosmetics, in-depth game guides, and esports news. Stay tuned, gamer!