MLG to host Americas Minor

stich
April 21st, 2016 22:32

Major League Gaming, host of the previous Major, will officially host the Americas Minor at its MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio from May 19-22.

Following the announcement of the next CS:GO Major at ESL One Cologne, the system of Minor events in four regions (Asia, Europe, CIS, and the Americas) was once again kicked into gear but it was only the Americas Minor which had "TBA" (to be announced) attached to it.

The wait for information about the Americas Minor is over as MLG, who last were seen hosting the MLG Columbus Major and who previously ran the Americas Minor in January at the MLG Arena, have announced that they will officially host the Americas Minor.


The Americas Minor returns to the MLG Arena

Taking place at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio from May 19-22, the Americas Minor will be like the other Minors in that it will have a $50,000 prize pool and dole out two spots to the official Major qualifier (about which no information is yet known).

Eight teams will compete at the Americas Minor, with four of the teams receiving direct invites and three teams advancing via an online North American qualifier and one team advancing via a South American qualifier.

The Minors team list is as follows:

Brazil Tempo Storm Canada OpTic United States Selfless United States NRG
North America NA qualifier North America NA qualifier North America NA qualifier Other SA qualifier

Teams will go into the Minor split into two groups of four and the top two teams from each group (which will be best-of-one aside from decider matches which will be best-of-three) will advance to a double elimination, best-of-three bracket.

The final two teams in the bracket will qualify for the Major qualifier and then play a grand final for the lion's share of the prize-pool. The full schedule for the Americas Minor can be found here.

The prize distribution for the Americas Minor is:

1. $30,000 + ESL One Cologne 2016 Offline Qualifier
2. $15,000 + ESL One Cologne 2016 Offline Qualifier
3-4. $2,500

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#1
blameF | 
Andorra Kidiot 
ez ence.. oh wait...
2016-04-21 22:33
#24
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Ireland deluxe^ 
r u a bot
2016-04-21 22:33
#33
blameF | 
Andorra Kidiot 
I was just casually watching stream and squeezing my balls. Then the notification pop'd up
2016-04-21 22:34
#38
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Ireland deluxe^ 
u were the only comment lolz
2016-04-21 22:35
#62
sergej | 
United States t0xic93 
wt happen to your flag baby?
2016-04-21 22:45
its right there, are you blind?
2016-04-22 00:22
you mad? cuz im not
2016-04-22 04:55
2
2016-04-21 22:32
#3
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Russia Reph 
EZ TEMPO
2016-04-21 22:33
a
2016-04-21 22:32
n1
2016-04-21 22:32
yee
2016-04-21 22:32
NA CS
2016-04-21 22:33
I tried:(
2016-04-21 22:33
#11
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Europe O1ek 
12
2016-04-21 22:32
#12
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Israel tricks 
11
2016-04-21 22:32
that moment you weren't fast enough
2016-04-21 22:33
n1
2016-04-21 22:32
ez
2016-04-21 22:32
n1
2016-04-21 22:33
;P;P;P;P
2016-04-21 22:33
#18
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Finland BOMBDOGE 
nice
2016-04-21 22:33
1
2016-04-21 22:33
#20
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World RA71M 
n1
2016-04-21 22:33
ez tempo
2016-04-21 22:33
gg
2016-04-21 22:33
#23
Australia BCP 
expected
2016-04-21 22:33
ez
2016-04-21 22:33
Rip
2016-04-21 22:33
NA CS 4Head
2016-04-21 22:33
gg
2016-04-21 22:33
Ez for Keyd Stars.
2016-04-21 22:33
Easy for SPLYCE
2016-04-21 22:33
#GOTS
2016-04-21 22:34
Tempo finally get invited to something kek
2016-04-21 22:34
Ahah I thought the same thing
2016-04-21 22:35
n1
2016-04-21 22:34
Very bad for part of MLG and Valve the one spot in South American. Ridiculous.
2016-04-21 22:34
These teams invited over C9? What the actual fuck? C9 didn't go to cevo now no minor invite?
2016-04-21 22:35
c9 and splyce are already qualified for next major lan qualifier
2016-04-21 22:36
#42
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Are you serious? Teams that went to the last major can't play in the minor
2016-04-21 22:37
C9 playing the offline qualifier (9-16 in the last Major).
2016-04-21 22:37
#39
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Malta ECSBOX 
wow na: 6 slots sa: 2 slots mlg, fair as always
2016-04-21 22:35
be happy you got 2
2016-04-21 22:38
actually he got 0 cause there's no way a non-brazilian team qualifies
2016-04-21 22:39
i was gonna say quetzal but i guess they're somewhere in the NA minors pretty obvious it will be that one brazilian team that steel went to
2016-04-21 22:40
that team is so bad that steel is hard carrying them it's gonna be either keyd stars (bit, nak team) or Alientech (zqk, fbm). maybe g3x but steel's team is not good
2016-04-21 22:43
zqk was good any brazilian team can go in through the qualifier but the only one getting thru the minor is tempo :)
2016-04-21 22:45
Alientech is in portugal
2016-04-21 22:55
There's one Alientech in Brazil either. Better than the Portuguese team, but they're not good at all.
2016-04-22 01:46
they are bootcamping in portugal
2016-04-22 02:26
#109
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Hong Kong korean 
they werent invited to play this time, really fucking joke lmao
2016-04-22 06:50
There's one Alientech in Brazil *ALSO*. correction.
2016-04-24 08:53
Savage +1
2016-04-21 22:58
there's way more na teams so yes it's pretty fair
2016-04-22 06:47
Shocker
2016-04-21 22:37
MLG
2016-04-21 22:37
#45
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Greece tzonis 
gl selfless and ts
2016-04-21 22:37
One spot for SA is a fucking joke. Selfless is a really bad team. We have at least 3 teams in Brazil that are way better than them.
2016-04-21 22:37
#52
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Malta ECSBOX 
3? even top 8 brazilian is better than most of na teams
2016-04-21 22:39
Actually selfless isn't THAT bad. what annoys me are those 3 NA qualifiers. I'm sure Keyd Stars/Alientech/g3x are better than the na teams that will qualify
2016-04-21 22:45
Tempo Storm played in Brazil and got rekted by brazilian teams. Those teams suck compared to brazilian teams.
2016-04-21 22:46
first of all they didn't get rekt. They had a brand new lineup that almost didn't practice, kinda obvious they were still figuring out roles/tactics at that point. I'm sure that NOW they would rek Keyd and the others. Also, LG is having a tough time beating teams like Selfless and NRG.
2016-04-21 23:32
wow. you are sure? that's a good argument.
2016-04-21 23:41
#117
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North America Medusza 
Selfless is one of the few teams to have beaten Luminosity in a best of 3 during that hot streak leading up to the major where they were the best team in the world so it's unfair to call them shit. Let's see keyd and gEX shit on selfless then say anything you want about them.
2016-04-22 17:02
Selfless is a great team, fair enough for me
2016-04-22 23:57
#47
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
Nice!
2016-04-21 22:37
tempo and c9 to qualify
2016-04-21 22:38
#50
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France t3r4byt3 
expected
2016-04-21 22:38
whippin the yam, whippin and flippin the yam
2016-04-21 22:39
Turn the whole brick to a Lam
2016-04-21 22:51
#56
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d 
good guys MLG inviting the better teams rather than the popular orgs
2016-04-21 22:40
Ez for ts and whatever other Brazilian team get qualified
2016-04-21 22:42
GG SA, ez for Keyd
2016-04-21 22:43
n1
2016-04-21 22:48
Mazafaka LOL
2016-04-21 23:03
#76
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Brazil hugoooo 
SA qualifier! Keyd ftw
2016-04-21 23:05
#79
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Brazil lNowayl 
mlg plis, we need 1 qualif only for brazians and anothe for the rest of Sa, because we have 500 teams here, Latin america need a oportunity to
2016-04-21 23:26
you either do South americans qualifiers that allow brazilian teams to play or ou don't do any. what's the point of giving a free pass to countries with dead scene/awful teams? first you prove you deserve a chance, then you get your chance.
2016-04-21 23:35
#85
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Brazil lNowayl 
por que sim, MLG convidou a Kabum pra Mlg aspen na época que o cs tava quase morto por aqui, depois disso que o cena rio começou a crescer, talvez se ele fizerem o mesmo com o boludos quem sabe.
2016-04-21 23:40
a questao é que os caras já tem todas as chances do mundo no cenário BRASILEIRO e não conseguem fazer porra nenhuma... olha o 2kill que vergonha. nego ganha todas as chances do mundo, compete com os times top do continente, no país com maior numero de players, uma org boa com salário, gaming house fora e diferente dos times brasileiros não tem um pingo de esforço os outros paises nem 5 jogadores devem ter
2016-04-22 01:15
#105
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Argentina YH!one 
+1
2016-04-22 06:25
That building though... And the beaters in front of it....
2016-04-21 23:52
#93
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Brazil mateusgdf 
ez tempo ez keyd
2016-04-22 01:04
#95
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
LETS GO BRAZIL! We can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-04-22 01:44
I don't think it is fair anymore to give NA 3 spots and SA only 1, even more knowing that the last major Champion was a team from SA.
2016-04-22 02:06
#115
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North America Medusza 
If any other Brazilian team is truly that good this is where they prove it, they qualify here, qualify for other events and leagues and make a name for their team then the scene grows with them. FalleN got lucky when he was on Kabum and look where he is now, like you said they just won a major. If you jump all of these guys into the same level as NA it with only fuel the retards who say "favelas are all shit gtfo" so silence them with success and earn your spot.
2016-04-22 16:57
#99
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Brazil Kohzito 
SA Qualifier with Mexicans teams... MLG logic
2016-04-22 02:40
Expected :D
2016-04-22 02:50
NICE
2016-04-22 02:52
#102
sickLy | 
Colombia sickLy 
Definitely a JOKE, 3 NA slots, 3 Na teams invited, Tempo and 1 More SouthAmerican team. When the qualifiers are hosted in Brazil then just Argentina and Brazil can play. AMAZING JOB MLG.
2016-04-22 03:33
only brazil is playing the qualifiers :/
2016-04-22 13:05
#120
sickLy | 
Colombia sickLy 
:) as always. Why they fucking say: "SOUTH AMERICAN QUALIFIERS AND MINORS" just fucking say Brazil and NA/BR Minor, and stop tricking on people :) YOU ARE A JOKE.
2016-04-22 18:12
#106
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Argentina YH!one 
What a downgrade, before there were 2 SA spots qualifier and now only 1 even when Luminosity an SA team won the last major, what else does the region needs to do to prove that we deserve the same chances as others in Europe or NA? Fuck this shit..
2016-04-22 06:34
#116
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North America Medusza 
2 teams for an entire continent isn't enough yet, if the team here gets out of the minor with Tempo Storm it proves it, 2015 was the year that FalleN made it big off of an MLG invite, 2016 has so far been Tempo Storms year now let's see guys like Keyd and gEX qualify and beat the NA teams they're supposedly better than.
2016-04-22 17:00
#108
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Hong Kong korean 
MLG fucked big with sa this time, na has 2 legendary teams on the next fucking major and and now they give only one spot for the sa region lmao, not to mention that one of the past sa minor champion wasn't even invited to play this time rofl. last time we gave 2 spot for SA now lets invite tempo storm and give only one ayy lmao, the major champion is from brazil u retards.
2016-04-22 06:48
#121
sickLy | 
Colombia sickLy 
+1
2016-04-22 18:13
should definitely be 2 SA spots qualifying.
2016-04-22 08:02
Why give SA spots, when they cant even get to USA? Waste of slots
2016-04-22 15:31
+1
2016-04-22 17:48
#122
sickLy | 
Colombia sickLy 
HEY MLG. CHECK THIS OUT, THEN MAYBE SOME DAY YOU CAN MAKE A DECENT TOURNAMENT, BECAUSE INCLUDING SA TEAMS ON YOUR TOURNAMENTS IN A FAIR WAY SEEMS DEFINITELY SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HARD TO DO RIGTH¿?¿?¿?¿? hltv.org/?pageid=135&userid=246280&blogi..
2016-04-22 18:15
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