There are almost too many games to count.

Have you been keeping an eye on CS2’s Major RMRs? There are tons of games to watch, but the initial stages are where it’s at its most dangerous.

Big teams can be upset by smaller squads who have nothing to lose, changing the odds for almost every roster throughout the rest of the stages. While most tournaments differ from the events prior, for the Majors, it stays relatively consistent as time goes on.

What stages are there in a CS2 Major?

Typically, there are a few steps before players hit the stage at a CS2 (and CS:GO) Major. There are open and closed qualifiers, RMRs, Group Stages, and Playoffs.

Each team obviously has the goal of making it to the final, but of course, not everyone can reach the end stage. This is where teams are weeded out and we eventually get the eight teams in the playoffs.

Here’s how RMRs are broken down in the PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 post-open and closed qualifiers:

  • PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 Europe RMR A
  • PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 Europe RMR B
  • PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 Europe Last Chance Qualifier
  • PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 Asia RMR
  • PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 Americas RMR

What is an RMR in CS2?

(Image via PGL)
(Image via PGL)

An RMR stands for Regional Major Ranking. This is the pre-main stage event that helps knock out teams before we get to the Opening Stage of the Major. 

The amount of RMR events before a Major depends on how many slots a region is allowed. So, you’ll see Europe with multiple RMR events after their closed qualifiers. This is due to the sheer amount of excellent teams within the region. Whereas Asia typically has fewer slots, which means there’ll only be one RMR. 

How do teams progress past the RMR?

In the PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024, teams battle through a Group Swiss stage. Teams will attempt to win three matches before being allowed to progress to the next stage.  

These matches are best-of-ones for the first two games. Once these are complete, the best-of-threes begin. Those who lose three matches in total are eliminated and those who win three progress. This system continues later into the other stages of the tournament, until the playoffs.

With so many games in a CS2 Major, it’s the perfect time to be a Counter-Strike fan.

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