CSGO Tournaments 2022 To Watch Out For

The year 2021 saw CSGO tournaments coming back to physical mode again after the onslaught of covid led to cancellations and delays for almost 1 and half years. The year 2022 no wonder is lined up with exciting events. Having already witnessed PGL Stockholm major in late 2021 and some exciting moments at the IEM Katowice, all the viewers are excited and look forward to the CSGO Tournaments 2022 as things turn back to normal.

The Stockholm major last year had a big prize pool of $2 million which was divided among the winners, and this year we can assume the prize pools of the various competitions to be even bigger. As major brands of the world continue to invest heavily in the concept of E-Sports, no wonder things are getting exciting as we move forward.

ESL has some amazing CSGO tournaments lined up in the next few months. In September last year, ESL came out with its 2022 schedule with both the main and the smaller challenger competitions totaling 25 events throughout the year.

CSGO Tournaments 2022 – ESL

CSGO Tournaments 2022

Of the 2 major IEM tournaments of the year, IEM Katowice already took place in February, which saw FaZe clan sweeping G2 in the finals and finishing their win marathon in style. The other IEM event, to be held at cologne is likely going to be even bigger than this. Scheduled to start from July 15, the tournament boasts of a huge $1 million prize pool and is to be held in a grand manner at the LANXESS arena.

Another Valve-sponsored tournament, the IEM RIO Major which had been previously delayed has been under consideration for 2022. As per the latest news, it is still being planned and will take place most probably in November 2022 if confirmed.

Here are some of the IEM & ESL Pro League events to keep an eye out for:

IEM Cologne 2022 – 5th – 17th July 2022

ESL Pro League Season 15: Nov 23rd – 28th November 2021 & 9th March – 10th April 2022

IEM US: May 31st May – 5th June 2022

ESL Pro League Season 16: 14th – 19th June & 31st August – 2nd October 2022

ESL Pro League Season 17: 22nd – 27th November 2022

IEM China: 6th – 11th December 2022

Apart from these, ESL also announced a slight change for 2022 in lower grade tournament names and the methods required to qualify for them. The DreamHack open is to be renamed to ESL Challenger while the ESEA premier is to be re-named ESL Challenger League.

The change in the qualification system comes in the form of a new ESL Conference event that facilitates the qualification of Cs:Go teams to a higher level from all the EPT Challenger level tournaments.


The BLAST Premier schedule has been divided into similar tournaments like last year. The spring and fall seasons have been split into three different tournaments- groups, showdowns, and finals. The first of the group competitions, BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2022, already got over in early February this year. The group events will run throughout the year, ending with the BLAST Premier World Final in the last month of December.

Did you know: The entire competition is owned and managed by RFRSH Ent, who also own the Astralis E-sports organization as well.

Here are some of the remaining Blast premier competitions, with some top CSGO teams participating in them:

  • BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2022: 20th to 24th Apr | Online
  • BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022: 14th to 19th June | Arena
  • BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022: 19th to 28th Aug | Studio
  • BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2022: 19th to 23rd Oct | Online
  • BLAST Premier Fall Final: 22nd to 27th Nov | Arena
  • BLAST Premier World Final 2022: 14th to 18th Dec | Arena

Last year we saw NaVi come out on top and lift the world final 2021 trophy. The CIS region team fell short in the spring finals but ended up dominating in the fall finals as well as the Blast Premier world final. With more than 1 million dollars on the line this year, teams will undoubtedly give their best and go recklessly against each other in the Blast Premier events this year.

Although some events including the much awaited IEM Katowice took place in the early months, most of the action still remains to be witnessed. More of the exciting finishes, 200 IQ plays and Nail-biting moments await us all as the action-packed year of 2022 is underway in full swing.

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