IEM Rio CS:GO 2023: How to watch, scores, brackets, results

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IEM Rio, the last tier-one CS:GO tournament ahead of the BLAST Paris Major, will run from April 17 to 23 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil featuring 16 of the best teams in the world, including FaZe Clan, Heroic, and Natus Vincere.

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The 16 teams have been split into two double-elimination format groups of eight each. The opening matches will be best-of-one series, while the rest is all best-of-three, except for the best-of-five grand finals. The top three teams from each group will qualify for the playoffs, with each group winner advancing directly to the semifinals and the rest advancing to the quarterfinals.

Here’s everything you need to know to follow the $250,000 IEM Rio, including how to watch the event, the scores, brackets, and results.

How to watch IEM Rio CS:GO 2023

The action will be broadcast on ESL’s Twitch and YouTube channels. Since there’ll be some simultaneous matches, you can choose between the primary and secondary streams on Twitch and YouTube, depending on your preference. The official broadcasts are in English, but you can also follow the event in other languages such as Portuguese, Spanish, German, and Russian.

IEM Rio CS:GO 2023 playoff bracket

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IEM Rio CS:GO 2023 playoff schedule and results

All the matches are listed in Central Time and are susceptible to delays.

Saturday, April 22

  • 10am: Cloud9 vs. Vitality
    • First semifinal
    • Cloud9 win map one on Inferno, 16-6.
    • Vitality win map two on Vertigo, 19-16.
    • Vitality win map three on Overpass, 16-9.
    • Vitality advance to the grand final, Cloud9 are eliminated.
  • 1:30pm: NAVI vs. Heroic
    • Second semifinal
    • Heroic win map one on Overpass, 25-22.
    • Heroic win map two on Ancient, 16-9.
    • Heroic advance to the grand final, NAVI are eliminated.

Sunday, April 23

  • 12pm: Vitality vs. Heroic
    • Grand finals
    • Vitality win map one on Vertigo, 16-13.
    • Vitality win map two on Inferno, 16-12.
    • Vitality win IEM Rio, Heroic finish in second place.

Friday, April 21

  • 10am: Vitality 2-0 BIG
    • First quarterfinal
    • Vitality win map one on Nuke, 16-12.
    • Vitality win map two on Mirage, 16-12.
    • Vitalily advance to semifinal, BIG are eliminated.
  • 1:30pm: Heroic 2-1 FURIA
    • Second quarterfinal
    • FURIA win map one on Inferno, 16-12.
    • Heroic win map two on Mirage, 16-12.
    • Heroic win map three on Ancient, 16-13.
    • Heroic advance to semifinal, FURIA are eliminated.

IEM Rio CS:GO 2023 group brackets

Screengrab via Liquipedia
Screengrab via Liquipedia

IEM Rio CS:GO 2023 group stage schedule and results

All the matches are listed in Central Time and are susceptible to delays.

Wednesday, April 19

  • 9am: OG 2-0 Fnatic
    • Group B lower bracket first semifinals
    • OG win map one on Mirage, 16-6
    • OG win map two on Vertigo, 16-5.
    • OG advance to lower bracket final, Fnatic are eliminated.
  • 9am: Vitality 2-0 FaZe
    • Group B lower bracket second semifinals
    • Vitality win map one on Anubis, 19-16.
    • FaZe win map two on Overpass, 16-9.
    • Vitality advance to lower bracket final, FaZe are eliminated.
  • 12:30pm: Heroic 2-0 NiP
    • Group A lower bracket final
    • Heroic win map one on Overpass, 16-5.
    • Heroic win map two on Inferno, 16-9.
    • NiP advance to quarterfinals, NiP are eliminated.
  • 12:30pm: NAVI vs. BIG
    • Group A upper bracket final
    • NAVI win map one on Mirage, 22-20.
    • NAVI win map two on Inferno, 16-8.
    • NAVI advance to semifinals, BIG advance to quarterfinals.
  • 4pm: C9 2-1 FURIA
    • Group B upper bracket final
    • Cloud9 win map one on Inferno, 19-17.
    • FURIA win map two on Vertigo, 16-9.
    • Cloud9 win map three on Ancient, 16-12.
    • Cloud9 advance to semifinals, FURIA advance to quarterfinals.
  • 4pm: Vitality 2-1 OG
    • Group B lower bracket final
    • OG win map one on Mirage, 16-14.
    • Vitality win map two on Inferno, 16-5.
    • Vitality win map three on Overpass, 16-10.
    • Vitality advance to quarterfinals, OG are eliminated.

Tuesday, April 18

  • 9am: Vitality 2-0 MIBR
    • Group B lower bracket first quarterfinal
    • Vitality win map one on Anubis, 16-11.
    • Vitality win map two on Nuke, 16-8.
    • Vitality remain alive in the lower bracket, MIBR are eliminated.
  • 9am: Fnatic 2-1 9z
    • Group B lower bracket second quarterfinal
    • 9z win map one on Nuke, 16-9.
    • Fnatic win map two on Overpass, 16-3.
    • Fnatic win map three on Ancient, 16-12.
    • Fnatic remain alive in the lower bracket, 9z are eliminated.
  • 12:30pm: FURIA 2-0 FaZe
    • Group B upper bracket first semifinals
    • FURIA win map one on Mirage, 16-8.
    • FURIA win map two on Nuke, 16-13.
    • FURIA advance in the upper bracket, send FaZe to the lower bracket.
  • 12:30pm: NiP vs. 9INE
    • Group A lower bracket first semifinals
    • 9INE win map one on Vertigo, 16-9.
    • NiP win map two on Mirage, 19-15.
    • NiP win map three on Overpass, 16-12.
    • NiP advance in the lower bracket, 9INE are eliminated.
  • 4pm: OG vs. Cloud9
    • Group B upper bracket second semifinals
    • Cloud9 win map one on Mirage, 16-14.
    • Cloud9 win map two on Overpass, 16-14.
    • Cloud9 advance in the upper bracket, send OG to the lower bracket.
  • 4pm: The Mongolz vs. Heroic
    • Group A lower bracket second semifinals
    • Heroic win map one on Inferno, 16-4.
    • The MongolZ win map two on Overpass, 16-13.
    • Heroic win map three on Mirage, 16-6.
    • Heroic advance in the lower bracket, The MongolZ are eliminated.

Monday, April 17

First round

  • 9am: NiP 16-5 Imperial (Mirage)
    • NiP move to upper bracket semifinals, send Imperial to lower bracket.
  • 9am: NAVI 16-9 The Mongolz (Mirage)
    • NAVI move to upper bracket semifinals, send The Mongolz to lower bracket.
  • 10:15am: BIG 16-6 MOUZ (Overpass)
    • BIG move to upper bracket semifinals, send MOUZ to lower bracket.
  • 10:15am: Heroic 16-12 9INE (Ancient)
    • Heroic move to upper bracket semifinals, send 9INE to lower bracket.
  • 11:30am: OG 19-17 Vitality (Overpass)
    • OG move to upper bracket semifinals, send Vitality to lower bracket.
  • 11:30am: C9 16-8 MIBR (Ancient)
    • C9 move to upper bracket semifinals, send MIBR to lower bracket.
  • 12:45pm: FURIA 19-15 Fnatic (Ancient)
    • FURIA move to upper bracket semifinals, send Fnatic to lower bracket.
  • 12:45pm: FaZe 16-3 9z (Overpass)
    • FaZe move to upper bracket semifinals, send 9z to lower bracket.

Second round

  • 2pm: NAVI 2-0 NiP
    • NAVI win map one on Mirage, 16-10.
    • NAVI win map two on Ancient, 16-13
    • NAVI move to upper bracket final, send NiP to lower bracket.
  • 2pm: The Mongolz 2-1 Imperial
    • Imperial win map one on Overpass, 16-3.
    • The Mongolz win map two on Inferno, 16-12.
    • The Mongolz win map three on Mirage, 16-14
    • The Mongolz move to lower bracket semifinals, Imperial are eliminated.
  • 5:30pm: BIG 2-1 Heroic
    • Heroic win map one on Vertigo, 16-14.
    • BIG win map two on Nuke, 16-11.
    • BIG win map three on Overpass, 16-6.
    • BIG move to upper bracket final, send Heroic to lower bracket.
  • 5:30pm: 9INE 2-1 MOUZ
    • 9INE win map one on Vertigo, 16-9.
    • MOUZ win map two on Ancient, 16-9.
    • 9INE win map three on Nuke, 16-10.
    • 9INE move to lower bracket semifinal, MOUZ are eliminated.
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