Who will take home the trophy?
IEM Rio 2023 Grand Final is here. Vitality and Heroic performance during the tournament has been out of the world, with impressive and intense games, everything ends here. If you haven’t been following our IEM Rio 2023 posts, we covered all, from day 1 until now, give them a check.
What will the winner take home?
The team that loses will take home only $42,000 and a bittersweet mouth taste. On the other side, the winner will take home the title of Champion, the trophy, $100,000, and a spot for IEM Cologne 2023.
IEM Rio Grand Final schedule
Before the Grand Final, we will have a show match between Brazil and The world.
My prediction for the Grand Final
Watching a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match can be an exhilarating experience, especially when one team is losing by a significant margin. The adrenaline rush and excitement that comes with watching a team make a comeback are unparalleled.
What Vitality showed us yesterday in that game against Cloud9 was something to be amazed at. Coming back from a 10-0, bringing it up to overtime, and winning the map is something that only Vitality has demonstrated they can do.
But the story doesn’t end there. In the next map of Overpass, Vitality comes out firing on all cylinders, dominating Cloud9 from the get-go. They win round after round, and it becomes clear that they are not the same team that was down 10-0 just a few moments ago. Their mental strength and amazing skills are crazy, but we need to remember that they are facing a team that is almost a semi-finalist in every tournament.
Moreover, the fact that Heroic gets to qualify for that many semi-finals is a reflection of the team’s mindset. They approach every match with a winning mentality, refusing to settle for anything less than their best. They have a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie, which allows them to work together effectively even in the most high-pressure situations.
Ultimately, Heroic, a team that consistently qualifies for semi-finals in tier 1 Counter-Strike tournaments is a force to be reckoned with. They have proven themselves to be among the very best in the world, and their success is a result of their unwavering dedication and commitment to their craft, and even tho Vitality made an impressive run here in Rio, Heroic is the strongest and more consistent team of both. My prediction is for Heroic to win the IEM Rio 2023.
Where to watch the games?
Official broadcast on ESL’s official Twitch channel: