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Thursday is a key day of action at IEM Rio
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Esports: Weekly preview

Saturday marked the end of the high-octane League of Legends World Championship with DRX coming out on top against T1 in the final of one of the biggest Esports events on the planet but there are still a handful of tournaments taking place.

This week, the Counter Strike: Global Offensive IEM Rio will reach the Champions Stage, while there are also regional events taking place in League of Legends.

Monday 7th November

CS:GO: Key matches in the IEM Rio Legends Stage

Monday is a crucial day in the ongoing CS:GO IEM Rio. With FURIA Esports and Cloud9 having already secured top-eight berths and FaZe Clan and Ninjas In Pyjamas already eliminated from the competition, the remaining 12 teams in the Legends Stage are set to battle it out for the last six places in the Champions Stage.

And after Monday's matches, we will have a much clearer idea of which teams will be competing in the IEM Rio knockouts.

One of the standout games of the day pits Danes Heroic against Team Liquid with both teams having 2-1 win-loss records ahead of the meeting. Heroic can be backed at -138 to come out on top, while Team Liquid are +100.

And the final match of the day sees lowly pair Team Spirit and Sprout lock horns with both sides having lost two of their opening three assignments. Spirit, though, are favoured at -300 with Sprout +225.

Tuesday 8th November

CS:GO: IEM Rio Legends Stage reaches its conclusion

After the six matches taking place on Monday, the IEM Rio Legends Stage will conclude on Tuesday with its final three matches, determined by seedings using the Buchholz system.

At the end of the three matches, the final lineup for the IEM Rio Champions Stage, which commences on Thursday, will be confirmed.

Wednesday 9th November

League of Legends: Wild Rift: WRL 2022 Season continues

For those in need of some League of Legends action to follow, the Wild Rift League in China, organized by Riot Games, could fit the bill.

The A-Tier event began its second ever season in October and there are matches on Wednesday involving teams which followers of China's LPL will know well.

In the first game on the day, Edward Gaming are -300 to beat WHG Esports, who are +225 to prevail.

And later on, Rare Atom can be backed at +138 to win their WRL contest with Team Weibo, who are -188 to win.

The tournament is currently in Stage One, which runs until Sunday 27th November.

Thursday 10th November

CS:GO: IEM Rio Champions Stage gets underway

CS:GO's latest Major Championship reaches the beginning of the end on Thursday as the IEM Rio Champions Stage begins at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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Esports: CS:GO IEM Rio Monday matches

The eight best teams from the Legends Stage will progress to this stage of the event and will play in a straight knockout tournament format with quarter-finals, semi-finals and a Grand Final.

There is plenty at stake with the overall winners of the IEM Rio not only taking home $500,000 in prize money but also qualifying for the IEM Katowice 2023 and the BLAST Premier Final 2022 in the process.

Second place will not qualify for either event but will scoop $170,000 in prize money.

Friday 11th November

League of Legends: LDLC OL favourites to win Coupe de France

It is mainly smaller regional events taking place in the world of League of Legends as the season winds down and Friday features the final of the Coupe de France 2022.

LDLC OL are expected to come out on top in the final at -250 against Vitality.Bee, who are priced at +175 to take the spoils.

Saturday 12th November

CS:GO: Time for the IEM Rio Champions Stage semi-finals

Saturday is relatively quiet in the world of Esports but do not fear, there are the semi-finals of the IEM Rio Champions Stage to enjoy.

At the close of play on the day, we will know which two teams will be battling it out for that huge prize money in Brazil.

Sunday 13th November

CS:GO: Champions Stage concludes with final

The week ends on a high note with the final of the IEM Rio Champions Stage. Like the other matches in the stage, it will be a best-of-three encounter.

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