PGL Minor groups, schedule revealed

PGL have revealed groups, schedule and talent for the $50,000 European Minor, taking place in PGL studios in Bucharest, Romania, from November 4-6.

The PGL European Minor is set to begin in two days with eight teams battling for two spots at the ELEAGUE Major qualifier, as well as $50,000 in prizemoney.

Teams have been split into two groups, which will be played in a GSL format, with best-of-one's played in the initial and winners' matches and best-of-three's in elimination and decider matches.

The groups are following:

Group A Group B
Sweden GODSENT Denmark Heroic
Turkey Space Soldiers Europe HellRaisers
Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX  Finland ENCE
Europe LDLC Sweden Epsilon

The first day is reserved for the group stage. Group A will be broadcasted on the official stream, while Group B will be played off-stream simultaneously.

A best-of-three, double elimination bracket will follow with the upper part on Saturday while lower bracket and the grand final will be played on Sunday. Here is the full schedule of the tournament:

Friday, November 4th
09:00 Denmark Heroic  vs. Sweden Epsilon BO1
09:30 Turkey Space Soldiers  vs. Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX BO1
10:15 Europe HellRaisers vs. Finland ENCE BO1
10:45 Sweden GODSENT vs. Europe LDLC BO1
11:30 Group B winners' match BO1
12:30 Group A winners' match BO1
12:45 Group B elimination match BO3
13:45 Group A elimination match BO3
16:15 Group B decider BO3
17:15 Group A decider BO3
       
Saturday, November 5th
09:30 Upper bracket semi-final #1 BO3
13:30 Upper bracket semi-final #2 BO3
17:00 Upper bracket final BO3
       
Sunday, November 6th
09:30 Lower bracket final BO3
13:30 Consolidation final BO3
17:30 Grand final   BO3

On the official English stream, Alex "Machine" Richardson will be hosting the analyst desk alongside Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl and Joona "natu" Leppänen. John "BLU" Mullen and Niels "rizc" Topp will take over commentating:

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen - Analyst
Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
United States John "BLU" Mullen - Commentator
Denmark Niels "rizc" Topp - Commentator

HLTV.org will be sending a two-man team to the PGL European Minor to provide full coverage of the pivotal part of this Major cycle. 

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
Norway Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
8
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.20
Nice! cant wait
2016-11-02 12:24
#19
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Germany Bier 
gl aTTaX
2016-11-02 12:28
ENCE 100% won
2016-11-02 12:46
#35
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Germany Bier 
yeh same as here right? :) hltv.org/news/19105-alternate-attax-win-.. look at the standings attax >>>>>> ence without allu
2016-11-02 12:49
no allu no win
2016-11-03 02:31
#136
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Germany Bier 
yeh. allu = winland
2016-11-03 02:52
#147
xartE | 
Finland Waari 
The thing about allu is that he is very good when he has decent players around him. He is not the kennys guardian type of player who will try to win a game by themselves but more the type of player who will hit his shot and get the impact frag and win the clutch situations. With ENCE that kind of play style did not really work because the other players could not get him into positions to be able to do that. When the trade frags do not happen because of the ineptitude of your team you cannot win.
2016-11-03 09:43
#153
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Germany Bier 
well faze can't win aswell. Kappa
2016-11-03 12:49
Godsent be like attax again? Nooo
2016-11-02 16:57
Please refrain from hunting for first comment and focus instead on reading the news. Irrelevant and offtopic comments will be deleted. This behaviour is not welcome and will be severely moderated.
2016-11-03 02:17
Nice
2016-11-02 12:24
#149
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Brazil DileBani 
Comment hunter noob
2016-11-03 10:15
arent think
2016-11-03 12:50
ez
2016-11-02 12:24
#20
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
4
2016-11-02 12:29
ence
2016-11-02 13:00
Machine and no Sadokist/HG ?? rip toorney
2016-11-02 12:24
they have done so many events recently they need a rest
2016-11-02 14:10
#73
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Canada josef733 
That duo sucks, thank fuck they aren't there.
2016-11-02 14:48
#89
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
i bet that duo does suck...kek
2016-11-02 16:34
Lol
2016-11-02 16:46
Grizzly you here ? Saw you on faceit
2016-11-02 18:00
Lol really? Did I play with you?
2016-11-02 22:16
Ye man .. Not sure if it was you or someone else but a dude had this nick GrizZLy.w0w
2016-11-03 07:20
Nah that wasnt me.
2016-11-03 07:50
.
2016-11-02 12:24
#6
KRIMZ | 
Sweden magrob 
damn
2016-11-02 12:24
#7
prius | 
Romania SeranoPGL 
will be a great event :D
2016-11-02 12:24
ez for ence?
2016-11-02 12:24
#9
k0nfig | 
Netherlands miles- 
Actually an exciting Minor!
2016-11-02 12:24
#10
s1mple | 
United Kingdom ALB1E^ 
rizc sick caster
2016-11-02 12:24
Kebab soldiers to major?
2016-11-02 12:24
#17
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Germany grabke 
maybe major qualifier but no chance to get to the major...
2016-11-02 12:27
Good luck to everyone!
2016-11-02 12:24
#13
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France MarioReL 
RIP LDLC :(
2016-11-02 12:26
ez Space :))
2016-11-02 12:26
#15
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
When will pgl stop with this group a only bs
2016-11-02 12:26
#80
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Hungary Shaperz 
yep, it's fucking retarded indeed...
2016-11-02 15:09
ez for ENCE? ohh wait :) nope xd
2016-11-02 12:27
#18
xartE | 
Finland Waari 
Pretty difficult group for ENCE. Hope their "stand-in" will have better LAN results than Juho. Knowing there is a greater than 0 chance of getting ENCE stickers fills me with joy. That 0.01% and a dream.
2016-11-02 12:28
There's like 1% for ence to make it to even the main qualifier, so rip ence sticker dream and top10 by the end of year :(
2016-11-02 13:51
#88
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World Notb8ing 
Seems too high chance tbh xD.
2016-11-02 16:12
#21
Slovenia mejo 
rizc commentating is this 2k12?
2016-11-02 12:29
#27
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Denmark rizc 
If i can get natu to cast a game with me, it will truly be like the early days of CS:GO!
2016-11-02 12:36
#31
Slovenia mejo 
FRIBERG THE SAVIOUR OF SWEDEN (eventho xizt got the defuse) im sure you remember that one ;) goodluck man, will toon in for most of the games :)
2016-11-02 12:42
#37
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Denmark rizc 
That still haunts me! Luckily i have gotten alot better than those days (in my opinion, maybe you can be the judge when the tournament is over :D).
2016-11-02 12:55
#46
Slovenia mejo 
i trust you man, will enjoy the games as much as possible :)
2016-11-02 13:25
#22
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Croatia mds818 
I dont really like talent lineup..
2016-11-02 12:30
#23
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
Hope Godsent fail to qualify
2016-11-02 12:32
#74
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Canada josef733 
actually a good chance they might fuck this up.
2016-11-02 14:49
i think space soldiers are the favorites in group A
2016-11-03 09:26
Ez4HR
2016-11-02 12:33
+1
2016-11-03 00:44
#25
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World VeryNiceFap 
tier2 fighting!
2016-11-02 12:35
Easy for Heroic and ATN
2016-11-02 12:36
#28
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Russia Reph 
Godsent and HR?
2016-11-02 12:37
#47
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Slovakia TatKo 
What about that
2016-11-02 13:26
#63
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
Should be the final.
2016-11-02 14:25
#71
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Turkey Tormund1 
Lol i laughed
2016-11-02 14:45
ss has no chance for the next qual :) HR and godsent/attax will fill the 1th 2nd place
2016-11-03 00:48
#29
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Syria Gonezxzx 
Heroic v Epsilon - Heroic Space Soldiers v AA - AA HR v ENCE - HR Godsent v LDLC - Godsent Winner B - Heroic v HR - Heroic Winner A - Godsent v AA - Godsent
2016-11-02 12:38
#62
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
Winner B - Heroic v HR - HR... look at Heroic, they are playing sht rn, HR were able to beat teams like fnatic or VP on Epicenter. Should be final GOD vs HR.
2016-11-02 14:23
#64
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Syria Gonezxzx 
Not sure bro, didn't do any research.
2016-11-02 14:25
Imo Heroic isn't so bad, ofc they don't have glaive but actually they showed off pretty decent on SL-I and DH Bucharest
2016-11-03 08:50
#30
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New Zealand Glyphiss 
How to make lopsided groups lol
2016-11-02 12:41
#32
rain | 
Poland HazzardRM 
XANTARES STICKERS HYPE, GO SS
2016-11-02 12:42
Xantares <3
2016-11-02 12:49
Group 'A', better than B Gl SS Ez 4 xantares
2016-11-02 12:54
any chance against Alternate
2016-11-02 15:18
#38
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United Kingdom Lemmykins 
Come on LDLC EZ4ALEX
2016-11-02 12:58
gl fnatic 2013
2016-11-02 13:03
#41
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Finland Hunajaperse 
ez 4 ence.
2016-11-02 13:09
#42
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
Why does natu keep getting invited?
2016-11-02 13:13
#148
xartE | 
Finland Waari 
Because he is an OK analyst. Not tier 1 but this is also not a tier 1 event. I think the better question is why Vendetta is there. He never adds anything to the discussion and has no knowledge on the pro scene. At least natu used to be a great player at one point and thus has some insight.
2016-11-03 09:47
#152
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
But he speaks with potato in his mouth
2016-11-03 12:39
Ez 4 xantares if they can play 5 vs 5 not 4 vs 5 like always hahahahhahahaha botux
2016-11-02 13:18
#45
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Germany Xantennn 
Niels "rizc" Topp - Commentator Who?
2016-11-02 13:24
Just the host I think
2016-11-02 16:48
#107
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Germany Xantennn 
Stupid murican cannot even understand his own language Commentator =! Host
2016-11-02 18:57
Fuck off nazi
2016-11-02 22:17
triggered and will get banned soon for swearing
2016-11-03 09:15
name checks out
2016-11-04 00:07
sEx6TenZ vs GODnax
2016-11-02 13:28
#50
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
They play for the major qualifier not the major itself
2016-11-02 13:37
#51
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
ez for cis-team HELLRAISERS
2016-11-02 13:41
Gr8 b8
2016-11-03 08:51
Nice
2016-11-02 13:44
let's fucking go space soldiers
2016-11-02 13:46
#55
Denmark hyyg 
GOGO LDLC
2016-11-02 13:55
good luck managing to keep up with that first day schedule lol
2016-11-02 13:55
#57
Grim | 
Finland schurmn 
ENCE will need all the gl's in the world
2016-11-02 14:06
pgl communist organization, keep away
2016-11-02 14:12
#60
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Turkey Rick_Sanchez 
Seems like ez for godsent :>
2016-11-02 14:14
#61
Turkey mtN` 
#GOSS
2016-11-02 14:21
difficult 4 ENCE EZ 4 Space Soldiers
2016-11-02 14:27
boring tbh, anyone know when major qual?
2016-11-02 14:33
#86
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
December
2016-11-02 16:00
Godsent only in minor EleGiggle Homesent
2016-11-02 14:34
#68
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France p2l 
the 4 better teams in one group, nice
2016-11-02 14:38
ex6 vs pronax again :D
2016-11-02 14:39
#70
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Romania skymeisteRr 
where is ENVY?
2016-11-02 14:41
#72
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Turkey Tormund1 
Its minor
2016-11-02 14:46
#75
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Estonia Delan0 
mm nice and even teams by the looks of it. It can be anyones game really. I hope Heroic with niko can impress but Attax, HR, Epsilon, Godsent and SS can all win if they have good form. LDLC and Ence the obvious outsiders. Hoping for some good CS in the coming days :)
2016-11-02 14:56
NO MAN 2 EZ FOR ENCE , PROFESSIONAL TEAM FROM FINLAND
2016-11-02 14:57
#77
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Estonia Delan0 
not so Ez after losing Allu.
2016-11-02 15:00
but they professional team man , they win ez pz
2016-11-02 15:02
SS lost to LDLC twice recently (1 on esea, one on semifinals of eswc) you never know...
2016-11-02 15:02
#95
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France p2l 
Godsent lost to LDLC in esea too these teams in group A are really close
2016-11-02 17:20
I agree, even though I think SS has every chance to beat all of these teams in straight up aim duels I don't think they will make it out of the group. flusha and ex6tenz are too genius for them :(
2016-11-03 03:08
ez godsent
2016-11-02 15:20
#83
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Slovakia Ganjamel 
Good luck HR
2016-11-02 15:35
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-11-02 15:39
#85
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Turkey Kuyt11 
Go spaces go
2016-11-02 15:51
#87
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World Notb8ing 
ez4tomsku ez4ence xDDD
2016-11-02 16:10
#92
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Denmark regnant 
Ez4BLU
2016-11-02 16:48
#94
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Turkey partyoctopus 
Lets go SS
2016-11-02 17:19
#96
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Turkey FeverSpeed 
This is going to be so hard for us
2016-11-02 17:24
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-11-02 17:30
ez godsent
2016-11-02 17:48
Gl Ex6TenZ and LDLC.com !
2016-11-02 18:04
#102
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Turkey osmanabi 
groups are not balanced at all wtf is this? It'd be 99% easier if SS was in Group B.
2016-11-02 18:05
no? perfectly balanced. all teams are good
2016-11-02 18:30
#116
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Turkey osmanabi 
Ence is bad after allu left (juho left also) Heroic doesn't look promising after gla1ve left Hellraisers may be a suprise Epsilon is just meh. -------------------------------------------- LDLC is looking really strong after ESWC Space Soldiers wasn't looking good in ESWC Alternate Attax qualified for ELEAGUE Season 2(Strong) GODSENT is GODSENT, they have enough experience to beat every single team without problem.
2016-11-02 20:33
hr surprise epsilon meh lmao
2016-11-02 20:35
#119
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Turkey osmanabi 
Epsilon is inconsistent, HR is also inconsistent. SS has played against Epsilon many times and mostly won but against HR I don't know. Also SS lost to all of these teams (in group A) in recent tournaments.
2016-11-02 20:40
good analysis
2016-11-02 20:41
#103
e1 | 
Turkey ZmithZZ 
LETS GO SS
2016-11-02 18:14
#104
zehN | 
Finland Pietzu10 
ez 4 ence
2016-11-02 18:24
#106
 | 
Germany Chris Walker 
Hard4Attax :/
2016-11-02 18:31
#108
 | 
Germany Xantennn 
TuGuX: "We are the favorites"
2016-11-02 18:57
#110
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
He meant they are favorites vs. LDLC @ Minor EleGiggle
2016-11-02 19:02
#109
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Group B, group of death.
2016-11-02 18:59
Godsent, Space Soldiers HellRaisers, Heroic Godsent > HellRaisers
2016-11-02 19:23
GODSENT is a sh1tty team now ..so sad
2016-11-02 19:42
#113
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Turkey OdinA 
GL SpaceS HLTV.org will be sending a two-man team to the PGL European Minor to provide full coverage of the pivotal part of this Major cycle.
2016-11-02 19:55
enke will lose all of its games 100%
2016-11-02 20:03
#115
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Turkey talhagunes60 
GO SS ! for the stickers
2016-11-02 20:24
Ence gonna go out on last place. :)
2016-11-02 22:17
#150
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Brazil DileBani 
Ence so bad Xd
2016-11-03 10:21
#127
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Turkey mrsocta 
C'mon tirreks - GL for all
2016-11-02 22:33
#128
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Spain akproxx 
gl godsent and epsilon
2016-11-03 00:22
#GOSS
2016-11-03 00:54
#132
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CIS chlenixon 
Hard for HR
2016-11-03 01:48
SO will group B matched be streamed by gotv with amateur casters or no stream at all?
2016-11-03 02:31
Go Epsilon
2016-11-03 03:27
#139
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World Notb8ing 
How aren't match pages up yet, I thought this was serious event :D...
2016-11-03 03:47
Wait, Machine isn't leaving ESL?
2016-11-03 08:46
I want those HR stickers already, cmon!
2016-11-03 10:31
#155
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Europe KappaKaako 
EZ4ENCE maybe....
2016-11-03 13:52
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