PGL eGG Asia Minor viewer's guide*
The Asia Minor Championship hosted by PGL and eGG Network, will kick off tomorrow from October 28th-30th showcasing the eight best teams from the Asia-Pacific region. We have compiled all the information you need to know to keep up with the event.
*Update: Organisers have made a change in the schedule, fast-forwarding some of the matches to start earlier with the others. Please have a look at the new schedule below. There will be other streams for Group B matches not covered by PGL. No news on an english stream for Group B yet. Been told that there will be open GOTV IPs for the Group B matches.
Located at the Pinewood Iskandar studio complex in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, the Asia Minor will have $50,000 in cash prizes and two spots up for grabs for the ELEAGUE Major 2017 Main Qualifier.
Renegades were put in a tough situation a few weeks ago, deciding on whether to attend this event or compete at ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals currently in action. With both events overlapping each other, the Australians were forced to pick the Minor instead.
Will TyLoo be the first team to win another Asia Minor?
Formerly known as MVP Karnal, the malaysian team recently changed organisation, getting picked up by Fire Dragoon. The squad will also be attending the tournament as home favourites under their new banner.
Notable teams that were present in the previous two Minors will not be attendence, including the likes of TheMongolz and Risky. TheMongolz failed to qualify as they were defeated by the Koreans in the Grand final of the East Asia Qualifier. In the India & Middle-East Qualifier, Risky fell short in the quarter-finals against Chosen5.
Here are the groups:
|Group A||Group B|
The first day will start off with the group opening matches and the winners' matches, all being played using the best-of-one format. Meanwhile, the group elimination matches and deciders will be done in best-of-threes. Two teams from each group will then advance to double-elimination, best-of-three playoffs for the final two days of the weekend.
The schedule can be found below:
|Friday, October 28th|
|06:30||Winner B1||vs.||Winner B2||BO1||B3*|
|06:30||Winner A1||vs.||Winner A2||BO1||A3|
|07:45||Loser B1||vs.||Loser B2||BO3||B4*|
|07:45||Loser A1||vs.||Loser A2||BO3||A4|
|11:15||Loser B3||vs.||Winner B4||BO3||B5*|
|11:15||Loser A3||vs.||Winner A4||BO3||A5|
|* Group B matches will be played off-stream.|
|Saturday, October 29th|
|11:30||Upper bracket final||BO3|
|Sunday, October 30th|
And here is the full talent line-up:
Scott "SirScoots" Smith - Host
The $50,000 prize distribution looks as follows:
1. $30,000 + spot for ELEAGUE Major 2017 Main Qualifier
2. $15,000 + spot for ELEAGUE Major 2017 Main Qualifier