BIG beat 9z to book IEM Rio Major 2022 Legends Stage spot; OG knock IHC out

BIG secured three victories in the Challengers Stage at IEM Rio Major 2022, which sees them advance to the Legends Stage. After wins over FURIA and Grayhound, as well as a loss to Bad News Eagles, the German squad bested 9z 2:0 – 16:4 on Nuke and 19:15 on Dust2.

The first pair of matches in the fourth round of the Challengers Stage also saw an elimination meeting playing out, in which OG prevailed over IHC 2:0 – 16:11 on Inferno and 16:14 on Ancient. The European team will keep on fighting in the 2-2 pool, while the Mongolian roster finished the prestigious tournament in the penultimate place.

Today's matchday will continue with the Outsiders – fnatic and Vitality – Grayhound matchups. The first pairing will battle out a spot in the Legends Stage, while the second will determine one of the outsiders of the current stage of the Major.

The Challengers Stage's current results are:

The full schedule, up-to-date results and live broadcast of IEM Rio Major 2022 can be found on the tournament page on our website via this link.