PGL have released information on the European qualifiers for the Regional CS:GO Minor Championship, which will hand out $50,000 in prizemoney and a spot at the MLG Columbus 2016 offline qualifier.
Earlier today Valve have announced four $50,000 regional Minors, the winners of which will go on to fight for a MLG Columbus 2016 Valve major spot at the offline qualifier.
PGL have been chosen as the organizer for the European region. There will be a total of two stages for the European Minor, the first of which being an online phase of four cups, starting on January 4.
Each of those will have 512 slots, with most of it played in best-of-ones, barring the quarter-finals and onwards. The online qualifiers will be played on FACEIT's platform.
January 4-6 - Open Qualifier #1 January 5-7 - Open Qualifier #2 January 6-8 - Open Qualifier #3 January 7-9 - Open Qualifier #4
The finalists of each cup will then advance to the offline playoffs, taking place in Bucharest, Romania from January 29-31, which means a total of eight teams will battle for $50,000 and a single spot at the offline qualifier.
Keep in mind that neither Challengers or Legends from DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca are eligible to play in this tournament, as they have either secured a place at the major or at the offline qualifier itself.
* Update: Number of slots at each open qualifier has been increased to 512.