ELEAGUE to host Americas Minor

LucasAM
October 28th, 2016 19:59

ELEAGUE has announced it will host the Americas Minor, where four invitees will face four teams from an open online qualifier in an online closed qualifier for four spots in the Minor.

Two open qualifiers will lead to a closed qualifier round, where four invited teams will be mixed with the top four teams from the open qualifier. The four best teams from the closed qualifier will then go to Atlanta to play for two spots in the Major Qualifier.


The ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta will hold the offline qualifier 

The Minor will take place at the ELEAGUE studios on December 3-4, from which the two finalists will be granted invitations to the Main Qualifier for the Major taking place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA., where $1 million dollars will be on the line between January 22 and January 29.

Teams invited to the closed qualifier:

United States Cloud9 United States Echo Fox
Brazil Immortals Canada TSM

Tournament schedule:

Open Qualifier #1
(single elimination; top two advance)

Nov. 2 19:00 best-of-one; Round of 512 - Round of 16
Nov. 3 19:00 best-of-three; Round of 8 and Round of 4

Open Qualifier #2
(single elimination; top two advance)

Nov. 6 19:00 best-of-one; Round of 512 - Round of 16
Nov. 7 19:00 best-of-three; Round of 8 and Round of 4 

Closed Qualifier
(Eight teams; two groups; both teams play simultaneously)

Nov. 8 19:00 two best-of-one followed by 1 best-of-three winners' match
Nov. 9 19:00 one best-of-three losers' match followed by 1 best-of-three deciding match
 

Finals at ELEAGUE Arena
(Four teams; two finalists receive invitations to ELEAGUE Major Qualifier)

Dec. 3 18:00 2 best-of-one followed by 1 best-of-three winners’ match
Dec. 4 16:00 3 best-of-three losers’ match followed by 1 best-of-three deciding match

#1
tabseN | 
Denmark RealDon 
nice !
2016-10-28 19:59
ENCE.ASUSROG
2016-10-28 20:11
nice
2016-10-28 19:59
#79
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United States Darkinsision 
if echofox dont qualify i'll probably hang myself #daddyZAM
2016-10-28 21:37
#81
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
echofox worst team in NA
2016-10-28 22:08
#84
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United States Darkinsision 
yeah but seangares is hot and i like shahzam so
2016-10-29 03:29
Echo Fox is aight (for an NA team), they are prolly the best of the rest once you get past the 5 good NA/SA teams of SK, C9, Optic, Liquid, and Immortals. I think its going to be hard for them to get out considering they are going to have to beat 1 of those teams to get in. They will prolly at least make it to the minor.
2016-10-31 16:18
n1
2016-10-28 19:59
#4
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Lithuania Tomekas85 
Cmon Cloud9 YOU can do it
2016-10-28 19:59
gl SK!
2016-10-28 19:59
Gl cloud9 :D
2016-10-28 20:00
.
2016-10-28 20:00
stop giving EL everything...
2016-10-28 19:59
#47
steel | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
1 Major 1 Minor 1 League = everything K
2016-10-28 20:15
#56
Ex6TenZ | 
Finland qBeY 
well usually same organisation don't have minor and major
2016-10-28 20:57
The reason is different regions, MLG had the minor before their MLG Columbus..
2016-10-28 21:01
well considering how young ELeague is, it's quite surprising to see them getting already 2 valve-sponsored events while long-standing orgs never had one before. Though it's true that Eleague prod is almost perfect since the beginning, but since they haven't been there for very long that's quite surprising, and at the same time unfaithful to organisers which have been supporting CSGO for very long.
2016-10-28 21:01
Yeah, give it to ESL so they can shit on it.
2016-10-28 21:02
Since when ESL started to shit tournaments ? This ESLPL is shit because BR is t3 world, and Cologne had observer issues which were not because of ESL.
2016-10-28 21:03
How is the place the events are held at relevant? They obv doesnt hire SA people to do the work for them.
2016-10-28 21:04
They had many issues because of the ISP which is Brazil's fault, not theirs. They had problem with audio and idk from what it's from but it could not their fault either. They doesn't bring everything from the ESL Studio when they organize an event, because it would be more expensive to make it travel than rent in onplace, and if rental societies are trash in brazil too, then it's brazil's fault again. Brazil not very know to be good at organizing event in any sorts.
2016-10-28 21:08
But still theyve hosted tons of events acrossed the border and ESL ny was some weeks ago. How hard is it for their audio experts to test and fix something that takes them like 1 day prior before the group stages? I agree kinda agree with the ISP, but that doesnt rule out the whole country.
2016-10-28 21:11
And ESL Cologne had the worst Observers at the playoffs, i wouldnt be suprised if Valve removed them from the contact list.
2016-10-28 21:12
Well PGL was hired because before the event there was a shitton of people that were praising PGL for their production (afaik their production was very good, only the observing was trash) iirc the observers got fired and starting from now only prius and sapphire will do ESL observing (which are the 2 best observers actually)
2016-10-28 21:17
Yeah, still it was ESL responsibility to provide a good experience.
2016-10-28 21:20
Well no, when they hired PGL it dropped the responsability on PGL, not ESL fault for not knowing that PGL were going to shit on the bed, considering how PGL used to handle tournament before.
2016-10-28 21:22
Learn how to englando plz kthx.... envyus?
2016-10-29 05:14
#50
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Croatia mds818 
nah dude,lets host minor in Sao P. they are such an promising hosts...
2016-10-28 20:27
Not talking about the place, but the org, they already have the major, and they give the minor too. I'd rather not see any event in brazil ever (one of the most cringiest crowd ever)
2016-10-28 20:59
what other orgs if i may ask ? And what are the problem giving the minor to EL ?
2016-10-28 21:03
#65
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Croatia mds818 
Well,the thing is that there's no other org thats actually good. MLG major was shit(there were no special rooms for players,ever time when bomb exploded their tables were shaking because they were behind the speaker etc. Northen arena?They shit insame ammount of delays for everything. ESL?No clue if they have something in NA?
2016-10-28 21:03
ESL NY, IEM oakland?
2016-10-28 21:05
#69
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Croatia mds818 
I forgot...
2016-10-28 21:08
#8
HS | 
Iceland MorsAlbum 
no shit
2016-10-28 19:59
s
2016-10-28 19:59
looking forward! Will be again posting betting predictions at this event as always! twitter.com/ConActionHyPe
2016-10-28 20:00
n1
2016-10-28 19:59
#13
kr4sylya | 
Sweden ZAE^ 
n1
2016-10-28 19:59
Interesting.. HMMM
2016-10-28 19:59
Nice goodluck
2016-10-28 19:59
#16
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
l8
2016-10-28 19:59
#17
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Brazil wdks 
1
2016-10-28 19:59
DeKay was right
2016-10-28 19:59
#19
RUSH | 
North America S1lentz 
Thanks DeKay
2016-10-28 19:59
fast
2016-10-28 19:59
#22
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World smash143 
It's called the "Americas" qualifier but there isn't a SA qualifier. What a joke.
2016-10-28 20:00
#36
RUSH | 
North America S1lentz 
Immortals is an SA team, NRG is mostly German. Second, the open qualifier isn't only open to NA teams, SA teams can qualify through open as well.
2016-10-28 20:11
Playing the open with 150+ pings, hardly fair
2016-10-28 20:31
#82
RUSH | 
North America S1lentz 
What SA team can beat NA teams, are you saying LG or paiN can beat CLG and Selfless?
2016-10-29 00:42
That's beyond the point.
2016-10-29 00:43
#85
RUSH | 
North America S1lentz 
Not really, it means even if the ping was the same they wouldn't qualify anyway, so calm down.
2016-10-29 03:48
I wasnt talking about they qualifying, but having a fair chance. Besides upsets can happen, just look at selfless past major. Also no need for me to calm me down, I'm not mad or anything,just pointing out a problem with the qualifier.
2016-10-29 04:20
#87
RUSH | 
North America S1lentz 
Indian teams who have to play Asian quali don't get mad when they have even worse ping
2016-10-29 04:21
#23
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
nice! Let's go Brazil, we can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-10-28 20:00
Lol dont forget we are a poor country brother
2016-10-28 21:04
Gr8
2016-10-28 20:00
#25
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Sri Lanka cnsr 
more news at 12 and decoy will be soon out of leaks LUL
2016-10-28 20:00
#26
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France BigBlarg 
ELEAGUE™ to host ELEAGUE™ Season 3™
2016-10-28 20:01
The two finalists will be granted spots at the Major qualifier, not the Major itself
2016-10-28 20:01
nice, eleague is good
2016-10-28 20:03
#30
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Serbia ZAG0R 
GL C9 !
2016-10-28 20:07
#31
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Turkey vortex1g 
WTF WHERE IS OPTIC ?
2016-10-28 20:07
#34
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
They're on the main qualifier, this one is for enter the qualifier, not the major itself. This is the qualifier atm hltv.org/?pageid=357&eventid=2472
2016-10-28 20:09
#37
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Turkey vortex1g 
where is sk in main qualifer? i didn't saw them
2016-10-28 20:11
#41
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
They got the legend spot because they made top 8 (they won it actually)
2016-10-28 20:13
SK is qualified already as they have Legend status ( top 8 at last major )
2016-10-28 20:13
#44
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Turkey vortex1g 
ooh my bad
2016-10-28 20:13
#32
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Ez 4 Echo Fox.
2016-10-28 20:08
Can someone explain me why C9 is there? They were in the playoffs in last major
2016-10-28 20:09
#35
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
No they weren't, they were on the playoffs of E-League s1 but on the major they got last placed.
2016-10-28 20:10
They didn't qualify for Cologne, it's the minor, only teams which didn't attend last major can participate.
2016-10-28 20:12
#43
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Really? Oh, it was CLG the one who got last placed then? I'm confused.
2016-10-28 20:13
C9 lost to G2 in the decider match at the main qual. And CLG did last place you're right
2016-10-28 20:16
I checked and they haven't played in the playoffs in Cologne 2016 properly. They got lucky that this year they decided to invite 4 teams otherwise they had to qualify through 512-teams open qualifier
2016-10-28 20:14
#39
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Russia Reph 
C9 lul
2016-10-28 20:11
C9 lmao. Everyone's gonna get raped
2016-10-28 20:15
soon ELEAGUE to host all CSGO events
2016-10-28 20:24
Can someone plz explain why echo fox got invite over NRG, NRG placed higher in pro leaugue and HLTV rankings..
2016-10-28 20:47
Maybe nrg has to qualify else where since they are Eu idk
2016-10-28 20:58
#53
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Europe Predatorino 
Why EchoFox lol NRG deserved it
2016-10-28 20:50
#73
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United States julian_stout 
i thin NRG is going to the Eu minor , they are technically a german team.
2016-10-28 21:12
#54
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France StickyRice 
F**k ELeague's monopoly
2016-10-28 20:55
Wasn't MLG going to host the NA minor?
2016-10-28 20:57
EZ FOR ZEWS
2016-10-28 21:05
#74
Twistzz | 
Russia PunchR 
ELEAGUE TO HOST VALVE
2016-10-28 21:15
Gotta qualify to get into the qualifier that qualifies you for the major. People who didnt get invited had to qualify for the qualifier to get into the qualifier that qualifies them for the major. Qualifying for the major blows.
2016-10-28 21:30
Not South American? Bad movement of ELEAGUE, discriminating against a SA with the qualifiers.
2016-10-28 21:46
Where say no sa teams?
2016-10-29 13:41
#91
sickLy | 
Colombia sickLy 
NO SA teams, but its called Americas Minor, fcking adorable
2016-10-31 16:42
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