IEM Rio Major 2022's prize pool increased to $1.25M

Tournament operator ESL has announced on social media that the prize pool of the nearest Major has been increased by $250,000. Due to the monetary reward being reallocated from the regional qualifiers to IEM Rio Major 2022, the prize money of the latter will amount to $1.25 million.

The change means that all the participants of the Major will now receive a portion of the prize pool. At previous Majors, only 16 teams were eligible for the prizing, while the eight outsiders had to be left with nothing.

IEM Rio 2022 prize money distribution:

1. $500,000
2. $170,000
3-4. $80,000
5-8. $45,000
9-16. $20,000
17-24. $10,000

Earlier, it was announced that the prize pool of the first Major of 2023, which will be held from May 8 to 21 in Paris under the auspices of BLAST, was increased as well. The 24 teams will also battle out $1.25 million.

IEM Rio Major 2022 will take place from October 31 to November 8 in Rio de Janeiro. The first two stages will be hosted by a specially equipped conference center, after which the eight best teams will fight for the title on the stage of the Jeunesse Arena.