Bucharest to stage EU Minor

MIRAA
October 10th, 2016 19:00

PGL has announced that it will host the European Minor Championship in Romania next month.

Scheduled for November 4-6, the tournament will be held in Bucharest, more exactly at PGL's studios, the same venue as the Minor that was held at the start of the year.

Eight European teams will be in attendance to fight for two spots at the offline qualifier for the ELEAGUE Major in addition to a share of a $50,000 prize pool.


fnatic will compete at the upcoming Minor 

Heroic and fnatic have received invites to compete in the tournament, with the other six spots being filled through an open qualifier, which will take place from October 18-21. Registration for this qualifier will soon be available on the competition's official website.

The list of participants for the event currently looks as follows:

Sweden fnatic Denmark Heroic

Below is the prize breakdown for the tournament:

1. $30,000
2. $15,000
3. $5,000

#1
Turkey lDexx 
invite ss plx
2016-10-10 19:02
Kinguin >>>>> SS
2016-10-10 19:10
nope
2016-10-10 19:10
yes.
2016-10-10 19:20
yes
2016-10-10 19:34
Yes
2016-10-10 19:40
#111
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Cyprus Biolosek 
Yes
2016-10-10 19:58
yes
2016-10-10 20:02
yes.
2016-10-10 20:06
Yes
2016-10-10 20:08
Yes
2016-10-10 20:16
#133
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Norway Spooderman 
Yes
2016-10-10 20:23
#137
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Kazakhstan somewhere 
yes
2016-10-10 20:40
yes.
2016-10-10 21:09
yes
2016-10-10 21:10
#153
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Slovakia RetardedCat 
yes
2016-10-10 21:15
yes
2016-10-10 21:53
yes
2016-10-10 22:24
yes
2016-10-10 22:35
yes
2016-10-10 22:53
Yes
2016-10-10 23:58
Yes.
2016-10-10 23:59
yes
2016-10-11 00:02
yes
2016-10-11 00:44
yes
2016-10-11 02:27
yes
2016-10-11 09:13
no
2016-10-11 10:41
yes
2016-10-11 12:07
Yes
2016-10-11 12:17
yes
2016-10-11 14:35
no
2016-10-12 13:57
yes
2016-10-11 15:47
#206
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Hungary sajtosarc 
yes
2016-10-11 16:24
#81
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Slovakia Ganjamel 
Nobody fking cares about your Kinguin atm
2016-10-10 19:29
+1
2016-10-10 19:46
#132
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Other anarh1st47 
dobra
2016-10-10 20:20
#97
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Europe Spoonman20 
NKVD >>> SS
2016-10-10 19:42
I really hope this time ss break the curse and attend the offline qualifiers they have been failed on the online qualifiers every time
2016-10-10 20:49
#2
sergej | 
Finland Sukrami 
ez for ENCE and fnatic
2016-10-10 19:01
This was funny 4 months ago. Allu is already in FaZe so... Ence no chance my friend.
2016-10-10 19:05
#44
Twistzz | 
United States Platii 
ence 2-0d tyloo yesterday m8
2016-10-10 19:09
#50
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
not even a 2-0
2016-10-10 19:11
oh nevermind i was thinking about VP russia LUL
2016-10-10 20:28
2-1
2016-10-10 19:11
LUL ok then
2016-10-10 19:01
ence will win.
2016-10-10 19:01
#9
swag | 
Finland tr0llu 
yes ez 4 wenton
2016-10-10 19:01
Only eight teams?
2016-10-10 19:01
Same as every minor anywhere ever
2016-10-11 00:19
nice one
2016-10-10 19:01
ez 30k for fnatic
2016-10-10 19:01
No its ez money for hellraisers
2016-10-10 19:03
#148
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Finland Choco! 
nvm
2016-10-10 21:12
ez for ence Xd
2016-10-10 22:03
#169
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Finland Choco! 
correct ez4ence
2016-10-10 22:53
Qualifier to a qualifier nice
2016-10-10 19:02
#17
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Germany 0x5F3759DF 
Invites to a minor? What the fuck?
2016-10-10 19:02
#19
rain | 
Greenland r4n0_ky5 
rekt
2016-10-10 19:01
#21
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Brazil DileBani 
Fnatic's gonna take it all, mark my words.
2016-10-10 19:01
EZ4ENCE
2016-10-10 19:02
#29
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Brazil DileBani 
Ence is garbage.
2016-10-10 19:03
u wouldnt say that irl
2016-10-10 19:04
GG to whoever is organising this shit that they can't announce it before, only 1 week prior ;))))))
2016-10-10 19:01
#104
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Romania dEkO.O 
"PGL has announced that it will host the European Minor Championship in Romania next month." Learn to read m8
2016-10-10 19:51
1 WEEK?!?!??!
2016-10-10 20:19
30 minutes, the minor is in 30 minutes. Go up from your fat ass and call fnatic they will fucking miss the minor... jesus man why you are still on hltv.
2016-10-10 20:32
LMAO
2016-10-11 09:15
Maybe you are not aware of the fact that I am not part of either fnatic or heroic. Therefore I would need to go through the open qualifiers, hosted in 1 week's time. ;) Learn to think m8
2016-10-10 20:38
#139
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Romania dEkO.O 
Maybe you should mention what you meant in your post ;) and I doubt the teams who will participate in the online qualifier found out just now.
2016-10-10 20:45
Lol ok, just Ok. if you gave 3 secs of a thought to that you would've figured it out. Gj Also, no... no one was told beforehand:)
2016-10-10 21:35
Transilvania is Romanian land m8
2016-10-10 23:34
#23
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France StickyRice 
Fnatic to get rekt at Minor LMAO. From winning Majors to losing at Minor. :)
2016-10-10 19:01
#72
forsaken | 
Europe rEdYy 
ahahahahaha good 1
2016-10-10 19:20
lol 1 tryhards kys
2016-10-10 19:02
#25
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Brazil Nimenz 
fnatic playing a 50k prize pool championship....hard times...
2016-10-10 19:02
immortals will play same minor lol.
2016-10-10 19:14
No, they'll play in the NA minor.
2016-10-10 19:58
i meant to say "same minor with same prize pool"
2016-10-10 19:59
Oh, so "Another similar minor"?
2016-10-10 20:03
yes
2016-10-10 20:03
yes, but he meant that fnatic went from major winnings to 50k tourneys
2016-10-10 20:47
#181
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Brazil Nimenz 
Yes, but Immortals it's a new team with, they won a good championship some weeks ago but it's understandable that they need to qualify. And, I barely read this post, I didn't see that it was a qualifier, but, usualy fnatic was invited, now they need to qualify. I mean, there's no reason to be rude, you young guys are too nervous.
2016-10-11 01:47
ez ence
2016-10-10 19:03
#30
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Russia Reph 
Ez HR and Fnatic
2016-10-10 19:03
#93
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Russia RacerJuiced_ 
+1 But nobody of them won't qualify to major :/
2016-10-10 19:37
#31
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
Heroic invited over HR who won first minor and placed 2nd in the second one? Okay I guess.
2016-10-10 19:03
And? what has HR done on lan recently ? Fnatic is a good team and heroic has been to many lans and have had good performances. Also HR doesnt have oskar anymore. Also there will be online qualifiers.
2016-10-10 19:15
#77
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United States CarbonDogma 
They usually invite the winner/finalist of the last minor to the next one. Not saying Heroic doesn't deserve to be invited, but HR might feel like they deserve one.
2016-10-10 19:27
Maybe,maybe not,but HR doesnt have oskar now,and thats a huge factor.
2016-10-10 19:28
#102
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
I forgot to include the point of the topic. HR can´t attend online qual. for EU Minor due to EPICENTER LAN.
2016-10-10 19:50
yup ,saw styko's tweet
2016-10-10 19:51
It's damn major and he is talking about last quali for cologne, HR just fucked up in final match, Heroic (previous SK) didnt even finish preliminary. he's right
2016-10-10 20:11
#33
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Brazil mth^ 
ez FNATIC
2016-10-10 19:04
50k lmao
2016-10-10 19:05
"Fnatic on Minor", still sounds shocking to me.
2016-10-10 19:06
8 Teams wtf
2016-10-10 19:06
EZ KINGWIN!!!
2016-10-10 19:08
why fnatic and Heroic just gifted spots in the Minor? Shouldn't either top 2 from last year, or nobody at all get the invites?
2016-10-10 19:08
#59
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
I think it's absolutely fair that the 2 best teams aren't forced to struggle thorugh a 512 team b01 bracket.
2016-10-10 19:12
Fair to those 2 teams because they're bigger teams. Not fair to the 2 teams that actually accomplished Top 2 in the last Minor, and now don't get invited despite the fact that Asian Minors top 2 from last year were invited.
2016-10-10 19:13
#66
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
The top 2 at the last Asian minor are also the 2 teams with the best results in Asia (arguments can be made for VG of course). imo it's completely pointless to invite teams based on one LAN result from May (6 months away from this tournament!) The best teams should be invited
2016-10-10 19:16
#73
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Just saw that Hellraisers can't qualify because they're at epicenter. twitter.com/STYKOcsgo/status/78552809773.. Now that really sucks and warrants an invite
2016-10-10 19:26
#89
CIS Ume 
or they could just learn how to prioritize..
2016-10-10 19:33
#92
Sweden eafn 
no you gotta invite every team that has scheduling conflicts it's only logical!
2016-10-10 19:34
#94
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Epicenter is a $500,000 LAN, they may be forced to prioritize but it sucks for them considering they're probably the 3rd best team that would attend the minor. Also, they could've been informed of this in advance, instead of a week before the qualifier
2016-10-10 19:40
#163
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Other kimbadim 
You have to make a case for PENTA and teams like y'know Crowns or something. HR have not been that good lately. Not saying they wouldn't deserve it though :)
2016-10-10 22:22
This is what happens when Minor organisers inform teams only 1 week prior. This oughta be a shit major
2016-10-11 01:15
#83
CIS Ume 
lol this aussie already forgot how Vox Eminor got auto invited to every major a couple of years ago? btw Renegades should qualify in NA and not in Asia XDDDDD Good luck with that!
2016-10-10 19:31
Head over to the Asia Minor announcement and you'll see me pissing off every Australian there by saying the exact same thing. Dont assume all us Australians are braindead. Some of us actually don't like Renegades surprisingly
2016-10-11 01:13
#45
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
lol fnatic and heroic got invite over the nip FUCK U STUPID MURICANS
2016-10-10 19:09
are you stupid or are you baiting? nip already has a place at the major qualifier.
2016-10-10 19:12
#60
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France Escher 
NiP don't have to play minor.
2016-10-10 19:12
shit my bad ahhahah
2016-10-10 19:56
#46
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
lmao people insist in that shit country
2016-10-10 19:10
Kinguin maybe?
2016-10-10 19:10
#55
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France t3r4byt3 
fnatic at a Minor though... sounds wrong but it is how it is I guess
2016-10-10 19:12
The minor should have more teams Atleast the EU 1
2016-10-10 19:13
The lan event will have 8 teams,there will 3 or 6 online qualifiers i suppose.
2016-10-10 19:13
better to invite teams then have tons of teams come true online play, anyways i dont like the overal format with the majors event and quals etc
2016-10-10 19:17
How is it fair if all 8 teams are invited? then no new teams get a chance.
2016-10-10 19:18
its should be more spots ofc, its cool if 8 teams come from online qual but should be 8 invite aswell. overall more teams to get a chance to get to a lan qual. anyways there whole major thing should be revamped. the whole system
2016-10-10 19:23
there will be either 3 or 6 qualifiers involving 512 teams each,only 8 on lan final. They go to the major qualifiers,where 16 teams will be there. Its costly to have a 16 team event plus time consuming,also there are only 2 spots up for grabs,hence it doesnt make sense inviting 16 teams. Also the most deserving teams will make it through to the 8 available slots. NIP G2 Envy etc already have slots at the major qualifiers so they dont need to play anyways.EU minor is basically for lesser known teams.
2016-10-10 19:24
if it just was for lesser teams :P
2016-10-10 19:29
#61
allu | 
World iFatal 
fnatic in minor, shouldve told that to some1 a year ago. Wouldve laughed their ass off.
2016-10-10 19:13
#152
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Poland Astoner55 
Tbh Fnatic got this, They're really strong atm. You're going to see them getting at least to 8 - 5th place at the major. But yeah, if I would hear that Fnatic will have to attend minor to qualify for the major, i would laugh really loud :D
2016-10-10 21:13
#69
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ez fnatic
2016-10-10 19:17
nice pgl decent production
2016-10-10 19:24
#78
sadboys | 
Latvia kjyy 
why are the Baltics counted as CIS? in the last minor(I think) they were allowed to play in the EU minor.
2016-10-10 19:27
Fnatic to win their 4th tournament?
2016-10-10 19:28
#84
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Turkey Kuyt11 
SS can qualify for this i belive
2016-10-10 19:29
FNATIC MINOR XDDDDDDD GOOD TIMES
2016-10-10 19:31
#88
Bosnia and Herzegovina c1le 
Are people actually complaining because Fnatic and Heroic got invited?
2016-10-10 19:31
yes lol.
2016-10-10 19:52
#91
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United States liche 
gotta qualify for the qualifer to qualify for the qualifier to qualify for the major
2016-10-10 19:34
+1
2016-10-10 19:50
yep
2016-10-10 19:51
#199
JinNy | 
Thailand fsjp 
and get knockout in group stage.
2016-10-11 10:51
#95
STYKO | 
Czech Republic Limacool 
GO HR!
2016-10-10 19:38
lel fnatic at minor xD
2016-10-10 19:44
PGL is well organized
2016-10-10 19:46
#106
NiKo | 
Poland RedN1ne 
Fnatic, Heroic, Kinguin, Space Soldiers, Ence, HellRaisers, Epsilon, Random Cheaters ?
2016-10-10 19:51
#165
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Other kimbadim 
Rogue or Penta or something
2016-10-10 22:25
#113
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Turkey ogmass 
Envyus ENCE HellRaisers Flipside Space Soldiers Kinguin good t2 tournament for cs.
2016-10-10 19:59
#128
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France t3r4byt3 
FlipSid3 gonna be at ELEAGUE Major, EnVyUs gonna be at ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier
2016-10-10 20:13
how can u see which teams are in the main qualifier?
2016-10-11 02:18
8-16 from Cologne Major
2016-10-11 04:24
not major the qualifier for major. like the guy above said envyus has a spot at ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier
2016-10-11 06:29
16 teams will take part in the offline qualifier, eight of which will come from a Regional Minor system while the other eight are ESL One Cologne's bottom eight teams: dignitas NiP mousesports FaZe CLG OpTic EnVyUs G2
2016-10-11 06:32
oh now I get it ty
2016-10-11 06:33
np, have a nice day
2016-10-11 06:35
So wait, if this is the case, does that mean other teams like G2, mouz, NIP, nV will have to QUALIFY for this MINOR? That's insane. The qualifier might be more interesting than the Major itself lol Also, what about NA teams with more than half EU players (Ex: Splyce, NRG), will they have to qualify using this regional minor or the NA one? I know Valve has weird standards about this stuff so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case
2016-10-10 20:02
Mate F2 mouz NIP nv already have spots at the major qualifier directly,minors are qualifiers for the major qualifiers :P
2016-10-10 20:04
So there's a qualifier for a qualifier for a qualifier
2016-10-10 20:08
Qualifier to qualify for the qualifier to the major.
2016-10-10 20:08
#158
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Turkey ogmass 
my eyes burning now.
2016-10-10 21:52
?
2016-10-10 20:07
The Idea that fnatic are part of this minor is pretty crazy
2016-10-10 20:07
The idea that the main major qualifier will have teams like nip,g2,mouz,nv,fnatic etc is crazy :P There is a chance some might not qualify for the major. While teams like flipside and gambot have free slots at the major lul
2016-10-10 20:10
#129
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France t3r4byt3 
I really hope those CIS shitters lose their spots and also hopefully Astralis and GODSENT
2016-10-10 20:14
Beat Nip- deserved the spot, easy as that. Dont be mad my friend :-)
2016-10-10 21:58
#162
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France t3r4byt3 
you think F3 are still good since Cologne? they've been horrible
2016-10-10 22:12
They are in slump now, I agree.
2016-10-11 10:51
#127
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Canada toshazza 
WENTON LUL
2016-10-10 20:11
Invite tyloo China namber one
2016-10-10 20:41
Since when a chinese team attend european minor lolz
2016-10-10 20:51
#143
JW | 
Sweden reverentan 
china is in europe. you was dont know this details?
2016-10-10 20:54
#166
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Other kimbadim 
I aren't think that
2016-10-10 22:27
Tyloo get their own qualifier. Asia Minor.
2016-10-11 00:37
#144
mir | 
Slovakia TatKo 
Nice dates Valve.
2016-10-10 20:55
#145
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Romania skymeisteRr 
invite ENVYUS, ofc, they are THE BEST!
2016-10-10 21:01
#146
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Sweden godname 
invite G2,NIP,VP
2016-10-10 21:01
#147
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
invite HR - top-2 team of last minor
2016-10-10 21:03
I hope to see Isa and Edis. Let's go SS!!
2016-10-10 21:07
ez for fnatic
2016-10-10 21:19
50k tournament fnatic 2016. Welcome tier2 fnatic
2016-10-10 21:22
its for the major?
2016-10-10 23:01
cmon ence.
2016-10-10 21:27
#175
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Germany Gloin 
The list of participants for the event currently looks as follows: fnatic Heroic lul a whole tournament for 2 teams?
2016-10-11 00:13
#192
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France t3r4byt3 
"Heroic and fnatic have received invites to compete in the tournament, with the other six spots being filled through an open qualifier, which will take place from October 18-21." do you know how to read or not?
2016-10-11 07:37
#203
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Germany Gloin 
You must be a lot of fun at parties
2016-10-11 13:14
#184
nukkye | 
United States yvr 
pgl :D
2016-10-11 03:55
#185
Romania tr$ 
Cool, right across my office lol
2016-10-11 03:56
why would you invite teams for minor?? lol if they cant qualify, which mean they suck dick.
2016-10-11 09:17
Invites are stupid.
2016-10-11 12:11
Space Soldiers and Hellraisers are invited
2016-10-12 17:39
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