Americas Minor teams decided
With the closed qualifier behind us, the four teams to fight at the Americas Minor on December 3-4 are now set. The Minor, which will take place at the ELEAGUE Arena, holds two invitations to the main qualifier taking place later on in December.
The first team to make it through were the hottest item in North America and the favorites to make it through, Cloud9, after beating paiN 16-6 on Cobblestone and TSM 2-0 on Train, 16-8, and Cobblestone, 16-10 Echo Fox then made it after beating Splyce 16-10 on Mirage and scraping by Muffin Lightning in three maps, losing Cache, 6-16, and winning Dust2, 16-12, and Mirage, 16-14.
Cloud9 are favored to make it through the Minor
TSM then squashed paiN's American Dream winning easily 2-0 on Dust2, 16-5, and Train, 16-3, to earn their invitation to the Minor. Finally, Immortals now led by Lucas "steel" Lopes took revenge on Muffin Lightning—who had won their opener on Cache, 16-8—by winning the decider in two maps, Overpass, 16-11, and Train, 16-2, to confirm their presence at the Minor.
The Minor will be held in Atlanta at the ELEAGUE Arena on December 3-4 with two spots available for the ELEAGUE Major's main qualifier, which will also take place in Atlanta on December 15-18.
The final standings of the closed qualifier: