Shortly after ESL revealed that the major circuit would come back to ESL One Cologne in the Lanxess Arena, DreamHack have revealed details for the European Minor Championship, which will be held as part of DreamHack Tours.
DreamHack Tours will have $50,000 on offer, the same amount for all four Minors, and will take place from May 14-16, nearly two months prior to the Cologne Major.
This time top two teams will receive spots at the major's main qualifier, as opposed to just one previously, who was, in Europe's case, HellRaisers after defeating E-frag.net in the PGL Minor's grand final.
HellRaisers came out on top of the last European Minor, then hosted by PGL in their studios
A total of eight teams will take part in the tournament, all of which will be decided via qualifiers. Those will once again be comprised of an open stage, as well as a closed stage, which will feature invited teams alongside top contenders of the previous open qualifier.
The qualifiers will be played on the following weekends: