All NA RMR Closed Qualifier teams determined

The dust has settled on the open qualifiers.

On Sunday, Valve updated their rankings, locking in the eight closed qualifier invites. For the teams who missed out, they had to slog through two open qualifiers taking place over three days. Four teams qualified from each of those open qualifiers, meaning we have a total of sixteen teams duking it out in the closed qualifier.

The teams that will participate in the closed qualifier are:


United States Evil Geniuses
Brazil MIBR
Brazil paiN
Brazil oNe
World ATK
United States Nouns
United States Vendetta


United States Detonate
United States Timberman
United States Strife
United States Mythic
United States yur
United States 4ORMULA
United States Reign
United States Take Flyte

These sixteen teams will fight in a three-round Swiss-system tournament to determine who will make an appearance at the RMR. Like usual, any progression or elimination match will be bo3, while the rest of the matches will be bo1. The top seven teams will qualify for the RMR, so the two 3-2 teams at the end will play a 7th place decider.

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#1(With 0 replies)
February 17, 2023 10:20AM
yur major champions
#2(With 2 replies)
February 17, 2023 04:02PM
why do Brazilian teams and atk get invited to the NA qualifier? thats so stupid. they can fly home and play in their own region. NA only gets 4 invited to the closed NA qual?
#3(With 1 replies)
February 17, 2023 05:20PM
MIBR, oNe, and paiN basically play in NA so much that it would be a disservice if they had to go back to SA for the qualifier. I think that they should still have to play from their region, but I digress. For ATK, they literally don't have a region anymore, they're so international. They play in NA, so that works.
#4(With 0 replies)
February 17, 2023 05:24PM
In that case, ATK is fine. 2 NA players anyway, it's a bigger disservice to our region that we only get 4 invites to our qualifier though. This is why our region is dying, it's completely neglected. 3 NA teams could have been invited and 3 more NA teams could have qualified. Instead, these teams that already have exposure, salary gaming houses etc get invited and don't even have to play the open qualifier.
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