Americas Minor viewer's guide

The Americas Minor will start tomorrow, with eight teams from the South and North American regions fighting for a share of the $50,000 prize pool as well as for two spots of the PGL Major Krakows Main Qualifier.

The clash between the teams from the two continents will take place in the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California, where 1,000 visitors can watch live from the venue on June 8-11.

After Immortals and Cloud9 got directly invited to the tournament, six more teams made their way through the South and North American qualifiers.

hen1 and his men need to show what they're capable of

As seen before in the other Minor tournaments, the eight attending teams will be separated into two groups which consist of four teams each. On the first two days, the teams will play to determine who will advance from the group stage. The opening and winners' matches will be best-of-one, while the group elimination, the deciders, and the playoffs will be played out as best-of-threes.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
Brazil Immortals United States CLG
North America Complexity United States Cloud9
Brazil Luminosity United States Misfits
United States NRG Brazil paiN

Here is the schedule for the four-day tournament:

Thursday, June 8      
19:00 Brazil Immortals vs. North America Complexity BO1
20:30 United States NRG vs. Brazil Luminosity BO1
22:00 Group A winners' match   BO1
23:30 Group A elimination match   BO3
03:00 Group A decider match   BO3
       
Friday, June 9      
19:00 United States Cloud9 vs. Brazil paiN BO1
20:30 United States CLG vs. United States Misfits BO1
22:00 Group B winners' match   BO1
23:30 Group B elimination match   BO3
03:00 Group B decider match   BO3
       
Saturday, June 10      
19:00 Upper bracket semi-final #1   BO3
22:30 Upper bracket semi-final #2   BO3
03:00 Upper bracket final   BO3
       
Sunday, June 11      
19:00 Lower bracket final   BO3
22:30 Consolidation final   BO3
03:00 Grand final   BO3

Jason "moses" O'Toole and former Renegades player Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill will be on the desk, analysing the games and getting into the minds of the players.

On the stage, James Duffield will catch up with the teams and their opinions, while Anders "Anders" Blume, Henry "HenryG" Greer and Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett guide you through the action. 

The entire broadcast crew is the following:

United Kingdom James Duffield – Host

United States Jason "moses" O'Toole – Expert
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill – Expert

Denmark Anders Blume – Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United States Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator

The $50,000 prize pot will be distributed in the following way:

1. $30,000 + spot for PGL Major Krakow 2017 Main Qualifier
2. $15,000 + spot for PGL Major Krakow 2017 Main Qualifier
3. $5,000

To stay up to date, we recommend visiting the tournament page of the Americas Minor so you get all the information about the matches, the schedule, and the teams.

Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
ez
2017-06-07 19:15
cool
2017-06-07 19:15
+1 pain
2017-06-07 19:15
#7
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Luxembourg Triplefeca 
i tried my best
2017-06-07 19:15
ez for pain
2017-06-07 19:16
Where's the EU guide?
2017-06-07 19:16
Ez4Pain
2017-06-07 19:16
#11
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Brazil nexthi 
GL imt, Paim and LG, c9 and misfits too
2017-06-07 19:16
Ez 4 Brazil
2017-06-07 19:16
invest in clown9 stickers, should skyrocket after failure
2017-06-07 19:39
How is it that TSM managed to get even worse with Sgares and ShahZaM joining?
2017-06-07 19:46
so they're all in bucharest while james duffield is on site?
2017-06-07 19:46
#19
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Malaysia phyzell 
Ok, we got one Aussie in there. Go playahhh!
2017-06-07 19:58
Is Team Liquid not qualified for the major?
2017-06-07 20:06
they were in the last major.
2017-06-07 20:28
#22
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United States AdAstrax 
Where's team liquid?
2017-06-07 20:22
they were in the last major.
2017-06-07 20:28
#25
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United States AdAstrax 
Right but they would be in this one as well... Right?
2017-06-07 20:37
they finished bottom 8 in last major. so they get spot in major qualifier
2017-06-07 22:24
#28
daps | 
United States CSCronus 
This is 2 ez for cloud 9
2017-06-07 23:10
#31
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United States gtmaniacmda 
ez4cloud9 jk nothing is ever ez4cloud9 :(
2017-06-08 02:17
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