PGL KeSPA Asia Minor viewer's guide

With PGL KeSPA Regional Minor Championship Asia kicking off on May 5, we have assembled all the information you need including groups, the schedule, the talent list, and more.

The second Minor to take place in this Major cycle will be in Seoul, South Korea as eight teams will battle it out from the 5th of May to the 8th. The tournament will offer two spots to the ESL One Cologne Offline Qualifier alongside a $50,000 cash prize.

The first day at the Nexon eSports Arena will see two groups of four teams duke it out in a GSL format. The opening and the elimination matches are going to be best-of-ones while the decider and the winners' matches will be played as best-of-threes. Top two from both groups will advance to the playoffs.

Groups can be found below:

Group A Group B
Mongolia TheMongolz  Australia Renegades
China VG.CyberZen  China TYLOO
Australia Immunity United Arab Emirates Risky
Korea m0nster Korea MVP Project

All the matches in the playoffs will be a best-of-three and the double-elimination format will come into effect, meaning a team has to win two playoff series to qualify for the Major qualifier. Below you can find the full schedule:

Thursday, May 5th
03:30 Mongolia TheMongolz vs. Korea m0nster BO1
03:30 China VG.CyberZen vs. Australia Immunity BO1
04:30 Australia Renegades vs. Korea MVP Project BO1
04:30 China TYLOO vs. United Arab Emirates Risky BO1
05:30 Group A - winners' match
BO3
05:30 Group A - elimination match
BO1
06:30 Group B - elimination match
BO1
08:30 Group B - winners' match
BO3
11:30 Group A - decider   BO3
14:30 Group B - decider   BO3
       
Friday, May 6th
05:30 Semi-final #1 BO3
08:30 Semi-final #2 BO3
11:30 Upper bracket final BO3
     
Saturday, May 7th
11:30 Lower bracket final BO3
14:30 Consolidation final BO3
     
Sunday, May 8th
11:30 Grand final BO3

The five-man crew listed below will bring you the action via PGL's twitch channel:

United Kingdom James Duffield - Desk Host

United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen - Analyst

Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Caster
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Caster

And last but not least, prize distrubution for the event will look like:

1. - $30,000 + ESL One Cologne 2016 Offline Qualifier spot
2. - $15,000 + ESL One Cologne 2016 Offline Qualifier spot
3. - $5,000

Keep your eyes peeled for the preview of the tournament as Milan "Striker" Švejda will give you an in-depth look prior to the event. HLTV.org will not be able to have a team on site as we'll be at Dreamhack Austin but we will still provide statistics and reporting from the Minor.

Follow HLTV.org writer BenjaCS on twitter.

United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
#1
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
EZ FOR ENCE
2016-05-03 19:36
#17
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Switzerland c0yot3 
ENCE FOR EZ
2016-05-03 19:37
Group A TheMongolz Immunity Group B Tyloo Renegades
2016-05-03 19:37
1
2016-05-03 19:36
who is this teams
2016-05-03 19:41
s
2016-05-03 19:36
l
2016-05-03 19:36
#5
Finland Tekh 
expected
2016-05-03 19:36
#6
Sweden erqqi 
nice
2016-05-03 19:36
WP
2016-05-03 19:36
#8
Twistzz | 
Russia raintnt 
:DD!!! nice
2016-05-03 19:36
d
2016-05-03 19:36
1
2016-05-03 19:36
#11
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Switzerland c0yot3 
who cares about this major ? wait we should care, the future best teams are playing there
2016-05-03 19:36
minor*
2016-05-03 20:44
Chinese is investing a lot in CSGO now
2016-05-03 21:24
Swiss scene pls
2016-05-04 10:12
a
2016-05-03 19:36
1st
2016-05-03 19:36
#14
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
another pgl
2016-05-03 19:36
#15
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CIS Dulax 
no
2016-05-03 19:36
#16
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Germany HLTVBach 
Yea
2016-05-03 19:37
rip kangaroo
2016-05-03 19:37
lets go the mongolz and rng !!!
2016-05-03 19:37
Ez for ence
2016-05-03 19:38
is there a better chance for asians in germany than in the usa to avoid visa problems? i hope so
2016-05-03 19:38
no team will get 10+ rounds against TyLoo on one map
2016-05-03 19:39
#24
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Algeria robben11 
gl Risky
2016-05-03 19:39
#26
Australia yk12 
Renegades v Tyloo final, renegades destroyed cyberzen at the last qualifier
2016-05-03 19:42
#27
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Austria Faguette 
Hope for rng and tyloo :b
2016-05-03 19:44
thorin analyzing Asiatic teams, will be interesting....
2016-05-03 19:47
"asiatic team" nt englando
2016-05-03 20:11
can you teach me?
2016-05-03 20:12
#49
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Australia vamped 
Asian* np send skins plz
2016-05-03 21:35
damn very good english scotto
2016-05-04 07:08
your not technically wrong if, it's just not the ideal word
2016-05-05 16:07
Easy TyLoo
2016-05-03 19:50
Tyloo vs Mongolz in grand finals. Another LAN, another Aussie fail
2016-05-03 20:02
we've learnt from the best
2016-05-04 07:35
Sure NA didn't win the last major, but at least we had teams that qualified and made it to the playoff stage. Australian teams were no where to be found.
2016-05-04 09:20
That's one lan you're talking about
2016-05-04 09:24
That's fine. Still had NA teams in it
2016-05-04 10:12
#35
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
PGL KeSPA Asia Minor during morning/day and DH Austin during evening/night = 24/7 CSGO for me. Nice. =D
2016-05-03 20:13
RNG, iM ez
2016-05-03 20:14
but seriously, you couldnt get in touch with one freelance CS journalist/ analyst to cover the event for HLTV over there? Thats a bit underwhelming to be honest. :/
2016-05-03 20:16
James Duffield <3
2016-05-03 20:30
#40
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Greece hekzy 
Where's Blehness?
2016-05-03 20:48
i think ENCE will take it easy
2016-05-03 20:49
hope tyloo wins so at least in csgo china > korea then all chinese will desperately fanboy tyloo
2016-05-03 20:56
Easy for Korean VISA
2016-05-03 21:05
TYLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-05-03 21:09
wtf 1x bo1 and 2xbo3 in one day that's too much pgl are retarded
2016-05-03 21:14
Better than RGN Pro Series
2016-05-04 01:01
2x BO1 and potentially 1x BO3 for Loser of first match. 1x BO1 and atleast 1x BO3 for Winner of first match (potentially 2x BO3).
2016-05-04 10:04
ez mongolz
2016-05-03 21:14
Let's go Tyloo!!
2016-05-03 21:41
#51
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Russia razorVJ 
TyLoo and Mongolz will get those spahts.
2016-05-03 21:57
#52
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP TYLOO on starladder...
2016-05-03 22:16
the first groups matches are actually ok for night watching in NA pretty much everything else is unwatchable but its better than i expected
2016-05-03 23:46
RNG
2016-05-04 02:05
tyloo got this
2016-05-04 09:58
RiP eu viewers
2016-05-04 10:04
ez mongolz
2016-05-04 16:02
rip [*]
2016-05-05 16:10
I love this format
2016-05-05 12:08
hope tyloo winsss
2016-05-06 06:47
#76
Xyp9x | 
Other GunnerL 
And last but not least, prize distrubution for the event will look like: :| that typo
2016-05-07 12:56
pgl lelllll
2016-05-07 16:19
thank men )))
2016-05-09 10:19
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