ESL has announced that their Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) circuit of events will add Brazil as a stop in 2023, revealing the event just ahead of the start of the IEM Rio Major grand final.
The 16-team event will be a part of the tournament organizer's Pro Tour circuit and will be a Masters-level tournament, joining the already-announced IEM Dallas, the two seasons of ESL Pro League, as well as Championship-level tournaments IEM Cologne and IEM Katowice.
The announcement did not specify the exact location and date of the tournament. But there is a coincidence with the return to Rio de Janeiro in April, which coincides with the date of IEM Spring. ESL has provided these dates for its Pro Tour scheme for the next year.
Should it fall in line with those dates, the event would take place from April 17-23, two weeks after the end of ESL Pro League Season 17 and two weeks before the beginning of the BLAST.tv Paris Major.
Sources: hltv.org, photo by ESL.