ESL One Rio Major To Use CS:GO’s Latest Patch Update
Posted 31st January 2020 By: Derpina    168 Views
Esports News – ESL One Rio Major is the latest CS:GO international tournament coming your way. And as an opener for the 2020 competitive season, the tournament’s open qualifiers will be played on the game’s latest patch update. Competing teams will navigate their way on the three updated maps in the Active Duty Map Pool.
Mirage had the most changes. Both sites, CT and T, will shares the same improvements. The map offers new elements and features that players can use to their advantage. Some areas and entrances were also adjusted to give more spaces for the team camping in the area.
-Added AWP wallbang spot from the palace to scaffolding close corner, A site
-Added bench in mid allowing jump up to window boost spot/peek towards the cat
-Widened T entrance to mid
-Lowered trim around B site balcony
-Blocked a jump-peek from the middle of B site towards the cat
The new Train map has ‘various visibility improvements’ to help camping teams plan their attacks and defenses. This allows players to come up with more strategic options to set up a hidden site against enemies or look for alternative ways to travel to B through CT spawn.
-Opened up skybox overbuilding separating Ivy/A site
-Various visibility improvements
-Various minor bug fixes
Although Dust2 features a small and straightforward update, it affects the whole map on both sites. The map’s B site is known for its random rushes or split that hinders players to set up a site. To improve this, the new update added skyboxes. Players can now safely execute plans on the site, especially the CTs.
-Opened up skybox from B halls towards the site
ESL Rio Open Qualifiers
The European, North American, and CIS qualifiers takes place from January to February. The three regions will have four open brackets to settle their eight representatives for the Major. For other regions, the qualifiers begin in February and March. South America, Asia, China, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East will each have four representatives for the Major.
Regional competitions aside, top-performing CS:GO teams from any region will have a chance to compete at the Minor Championships and the New Challengers Stage.