ELEAGUE Major Boston qualifier invites & details revealed

The online qualifiers for the upcoming series of Minors will be run by CEVO, with the tournament organizer revealing details about the CIS, European and American competitions.

Shortly after the first Major of 2018 has been announced, CEVO revealed that they will be hosting the online qualifiers for the Minors and revealed details about the competitions.

Qualifiers for the upcoming Major will be starting soon

The CIS open qualifier will be the first one to start, taking place on October 9-10. The qualifier will feature a 256-team single-elimination bracket, with BO1 matches until the round of 32, when BO3's will start.

Six teams will qualify for the Minor directly from the open online qualifier, with Spirit and Tengri invited to the CIS Minor Championship, which will be held on October 26th-29th in Bucharest, Romania.

The CIS Minor will look like this:

Russia Spirit Kazakhstan Tengri
CIS Qualifier CIS Qualifier
CIS Qualifier CIS Qualifier
CIS Qualifier CIS Qualifier

The European open qualifier will follow, taking place on October 13-14, with the format being the same as in the CIS qualifier—up to 256 teams, with BO1's up to the round of 32 matches.

With only one open qualifier, the eight top placed teams will move on to the closed portion, where eight invited teams will await. The closed qualifier will be played out as a BO1 16-team Swiss group stage on October 15, with three losses leading to elimination and three wins earning you the spot at the EU Minor Championship, which will take place on November 2-5 in Bucharest.

The following teams have been invited to the EU Minor closed qualifier, where they will be joined by eight more open qualifier teams:

Europe LDLC Sweden GODSENT
Europe OpTic Europe HellRaisers
Sweden NiP Turkey Space Soldiers
Denmark Heroic France Envy

The North American qualification matches will be played out on the same days as the European ones, with October 13-14 being reserved for the open part and the closed stage being played on October 15. Once again, eight teams will advance from the open qualifier, but in the Swiss stage, teams will be eliminated after just two BO1 losses, with only the top five teams advancing to the Americas Minor.

Interestingly, Immortals have been listed among the teams invited to the North American closed qualifier:

United States Misfits North America NRG
Brazil Luminosity United States Complexity
United States Splyce United States Rogue
Canada Ghost Brazil Immortals

South America will have its own open qualifier, with the winner of the 256-team bracket advancing directly to the Americas Minor, which will be held in Toronto, on November 2-5.

Liquid and CLG have been invited directly to the ELEAGUE Major Boston - Americas Minor Championship, making the team list look like this:

United States Liquid United States CLG
North America NA closed qual. North America NA closed qual.
North America NA closed qual. North America NA closed qual.
North America NA closed qual. Other SA qualifier

The Asia Minor, which will be held on October 26-29 in Seoul, wont have an online qualifier, but only direct invites.

#1
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United Kingdom Zipzin_
Yes
2017-10-05 22:12
17 replies
#4
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United Kingdom Tendies
Dignitas triggered as fuck. Also rip CIS teams getting visas in time
2017-10-05 22:12
12 replies
I mean all 8 teams seem to be stronger than dignitas right now, but it's still strange not to invite the team that was one match away from the major.
2017-10-05 22:16
7 replies
I mean they finished above Envyus and LDLC last minor and recently in SL i-League qualifier have been looking pretty good.
2017-10-05 22:18
Lol inviting NiP cuz they wouldnt otherwise make it
2017-10-05 23:17
3 replies
Traitor!!!!
2017-10-06 07:13
#156
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United Kingdom Szbitzel2
chill that is only the eu minor. they still have to get to the main qualifier. and then win matches to get into the major.
2017-10-06 08:55
Traitor!!!!
2017-10-06 12:37
#91
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Portugal GoDFaK3
i don´t think that godsent are better than dignitas
2017-10-05 23:39
1 reply
#106
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
well godsent,hr, were qualified for majors before.it counts. nv and nip will get invite anyway. so does heroic since they are playing well.optic has 3 player who played in last major.so they should also get invite. ss and ldlc is on par with dignitas.dignitas should have priority over them since they reached major qualifiers last time.
2017-10-05 23:54
this a qualifier for the minor, dig will be in the minor
2017-10-05 22:25
3 replies
#52
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United Kingdom Tendies
no, they have to go through the open qual. on twitter they were triggered af about that
2017-10-05 22:26
2 replies
i know but they will be at the minor
2017-10-05 22:32
#182
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Portugal GoDtK
yeah, it's because, online qualifiers are pretty hard for profesionals. Last year was the same, more difficult on online qualifier against amateur teams, than on offline qualifier against pro teams.
2017-10-06 22:02
GO LDLC, UK CS BEST CS
2017-10-05 22:13
2 replies
In ur dreams.
2017-10-06 01:04
UK cs 8/8 win major every time
2017-10-06 07:14
+10
2017-10-06 08:08
Love to see XANTARES has more scene
2017-10-05 22:13
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies
Space Soldiers lets fucking go
2017-10-05 22:13
#5
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Argentina ECSBOX
No GF :(
2017-10-05 22:12
7 replies
probably invited to the closed qualifier, i hope!
2017-10-05 22:14
1 reply
#35
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Sri Lanka TheCerkes
Its closed qual bro. They will open qual
2017-10-05 22:16
#72
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United States Acehavok
Maybe stop being a nerd and actually talk to girls.
2017-10-05 23:07
2 replies
0/8 bruh
2017-10-06 01:05
kkkkkkkkk
2017-10-06 04:14
SA Qualifier maybe
2017-10-06 02:07
Gale Force is no way near better than the invited teams tho.
2017-10-06 21:45
ez
2017-10-05 22:13
#7
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Slovakia Jaskowec
Why Boston ? :(
2017-10-05 22:13
1 reply
boston is an amazing city and extremely mixed culturally. It's going to be a masterpiece.
2017-10-06 12:46
1ST FINALY
2017-10-05 22:13
1 reply
#43
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Germany HLTVBach
NICE MAN GJ AND GZ FOR 1ST
2017-10-05 22:20
EZ NIP
2017-10-05 22:13
#10
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Sweden Rexz
ez NiP
2017-10-05 22:13
NIP SS AND heroic why there?
2017-10-05 22:13
4 replies
Its a 3 stage qualifer. They got invited to the qualifier of the qualifier. So i think thats fair
2017-10-05 23:03
#76
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United States Acehavok
This doesn't get them automatically into the minor, it gets them into the qualifier for the minor. The open qualifier determines the 8 teams that will go up against the 8 teams invited to the minor qualifier, then from there the top 8 get to go to the minor, and whoever finishes top 3 gets into the major qualifier.
2017-10-05 23:14
2 replies
#119
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France t3r4byt3
top 2* of the minor goes to the major qualifier, it was top 3 last time because EnVyUs lost their spot at the last major qualifier
2017-10-06 01:11
1 reply
#179
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United States Acehavok
Yeah you're right, I forgot that happened.
2017-10-06 21:12
alabama
2017-10-05 22:13
kick Space Soldiers
2017-10-05 22:14
9 replies
#21
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Sweden Dino1
You mean kick NiP?
2017-10-05 22:14
3 replies
major-winning teams are fine.
2017-10-05 22:15
1 reply
#28
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Sweden Dino1
Major winners? yea sure 1945
2017-10-05 22:15
#77
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United States Acehavok
You mean kick botsent?
2017-10-05 23:16
GODSENT Ranked 30 OPTIC Ranked 29 LDLC Ranked 24 SS Ranked 19 Kick Space Soldiers ...
2017-10-06 01:38
4 replies
it's not about the ranking. Turks cause Visa problems.
2017-10-06 03:56
3 replies
fucking racist yankee
2017-10-06 08:05
#175
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Turkey malicglr
U r a big idiot
2017-10-06 20:34
1 reply
U r a tiny 3rd worlder
2017-10-06 20:49
The Asia Minor, which will be held on October 26-29 in Seoul, wont have an online qualifier, but only direct invites. ..
2017-10-05 22:13
3 replies
#130
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Mongolia sogeki
"Asia will be the only region without qualifiers as all the teams competing at the Minor will be determined by invites." There are like hundreds of Asian teams. Does Eleague inviting all of them or what ?
2017-10-06 03:53
ez for rng
2017-10-06 10:39
1 reply
#166
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Russia Duzzle
groundhog day
2017-10-06 11:51
NO TIME
2017-10-05 22:13
#17
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Sweden Dino1
Why invite NiP? Wasted spot...
2017-10-05 22:14
FeelsDignitasMan
2017-10-05 22:14
1 reply
One map away from PGL major, they beat out EnVyUs and LDLC in the minor to qualify for major quals as well. Such a shame, I have seen nothing but improvement by this team recently.
2017-10-05 22:22
#20
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Spain Alser
Announced way too late. Sucks for OpTic who now have to go back to EU, sucks for Tyloo who has to forfeit Epicenter qualifiers, sucks for CIS teams who have to play in just a few days and sucks for all the up-and-coming Asian teams who can't qualify at all
2017-10-05 22:14
4 replies
agree
2017-10-05 22:16
No qualifier at all is really unfair...
2017-10-05 22:22
I was upset exactly about this
2017-10-06 07:08
#167
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Russia Duzzle
worst minors
2017-10-06 11:53
Soooooo no c9?
2017-10-05 22:14
1 reply
#82
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United States Acehavok
They were in the Krakow major, bottom 8 of the major automatically get invited to the next offline major qualifier. The other 8 teams come from the 4 minors EU, NA, CIS, and Asia.
2017-10-05 23:23
#23
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Europe GAYLORDEZ
Why dignitas isnt on minor qualifier wtf? They were One match away from getting to the Pgl major, SS and NIP doest make to the minor either rolf
2017-10-05 22:14
10 replies
idk maybe they are already in the minor
2017-10-05 22:18
5 replies
#44
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Spain Alser
They are not. Dignitas have to play the open qualifier
2017-10-05 22:21
4 replies
#45
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Europe GAYLORDEZ
Yea wtf eleague
2017-10-05 22:21
but in the last major the team that went to the closed qualifier to the major but didnt qualified were automatic in the minor, but idk. in the news report doesnt say noting about what teams are in the europe minor
2017-10-05 22:25
2 replies
#54
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Spain Alser
no teams were invited to the EU minor itself, that's why this article doesn't mention it. Dignitas players are complaining on twitter, so it's pretty clear that they were not invited to anything
2017-10-05 22:28
1 reply
ok thanks
2017-10-05 22:28
I understand your rage but lets take vp for an example. They got invited to shot ton of turnements because they played play offs at the same events a year ago. Went down in the group stage at almost all of em. So my guess is the invites are based on currents form. And both nip and ss are doing fine right now. On the other hand dignitas is not.
2017-10-05 23:07
2 replies
#84
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Portugal GoDFaK3
they just beat mouzsports so i think they are is just unfair that nip and SS are there you just saying that because you a SS fan
2017-10-05 23:33
1 reply
I am indeed an ss fan. But ss also beat mousesports a couple of times. And they are having a bad time after the roster changes.
2017-10-05 23:39
#168
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Russia Duzzle
why invite team spirit?
2017-10-06 11:54
No HAVU? lol rigged
2017-10-05 22:14
3 replies
Relax they only had like a few serious wins in last week
2017-10-05 23:08
2 replies
hahahahah still salty about losing ???
2017-10-06 08:44
1 reply
Nope. Maybe a little bit this is the fact bro
2017-10-06 08:50
#25
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Portugal aFaneca
Where is dig? They were one game away from qualifying to the fucking last major...
2017-10-05 22:15
nip probably wouldn't pass online quals if it weren't for invites
2017-10-05 22:15
1 reply
#85
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Portugal GoDFaK3
+1
2017-10-05 23:34
Why would you invite NiP? They even failed the qualify of the last minor.
2017-10-05 22:15
1 reply
Disgrace IMO
2017-10-05 23:14
Is European Minor will consist of 16 teams? Thats interesting.
2017-10-05 22:15
#31
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Sweden zl1ze
Clg invited wutface
2017-10-05 22:15
kinda messed that dig aren´t invited when they were 1 map away from major :/ besides that everything seems pretty good in NA and CIS Asia only direct invites MEGALUL
2017-10-05 22:16
3 replies
It's like dignitas is playing hardest mode with no checkpoint while nip,space soldiers and heroic are paying for starter pack to jump start and always skip level 1.
2017-10-06 07:57
2 replies
hahaha +1
2017-10-06 10:41
+1
2017-10-06 11:05
USA
2017-10-05 22:16
#37
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France t3r4byt3
NiP to bomb out 0-3 this time instead of 1-3
2017-10-05 22:16
cevo LuL, wonder if bracket will again be full of forfeits xdddd, just lucky qualies then D:...
2017-10-05 22:17
XANTARES GO SS GO
2017-10-05 22:18
hahahah optic tried to dodge EU quals but EZ FOR ELEAGUE #greenSHIT #NOT_DODGED #MB_NEXT_MAJOR
2017-10-05 22:19
#49
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Argentina Jijador
Go isurus go gf
2017-10-05 22:24
NA main qualifier. Rogue, complexity, splyce, ghost. Vs EU Heroic, godsent, envy, nip. The difference between tier 2 eu and NA is unreal...
2017-10-05 22:28
5 replies
Optic tier 1 EU
2017-10-05 22:35
4 replies
No where near tier 1 EU wtf
2017-10-06 07:34
3 replies
I was meant to put in question mark but they would be like tier 2 or 3 EU
2017-10-06 22:33
2 replies
yeah smth like that
2017-10-06 22:45
1 reply
But they’re like second to third best in NA. The scene differences is just wow
2017-10-07 00:14
256 team bracket, single elimination. This proves how crazy it actually is to reach a major, especially the way BIG and PENTA qualified.
2017-10-05 22:27
4 replies
Actually in past brackets were even bigger 512 teams as it was in faceit where qualifiers were more popular than cevo and there was multiple qualifiers so best teams actually made it through, now it seems also about luck as one quali, what if u play against best team in whole open quali, it is GG even if u had enough skill to be top 8 xd...
2017-10-05 22:33
#86
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Portugal GoDFaK3
penta and big didnt come from the open qualifiers dignitas did
2017-10-05 23:36
2 replies
#121
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Germany HeXaDuS
big did surely
2017-10-06 01:17
1 reply
#195
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France t3r4byt3
PENTA came from the open qualifier, BIG were invited
2017-10-08 04:15
Dignitas not invited? Feels Bad Man
2017-10-05 22:28
CLG OMEGALUL
2017-10-05 22:33
"The Asia Minor, which will be held on October 26-29 in Seoul, wont have an online qualifier, but only direct invites." possibly the DUMBEST thing i have ever seen concerning a csgo tournament. qualifier for the biggest tournament of the year in the most corrupt shitty region only has invites? i smell a lot of bribery also why is cis minor in bucharest? and 3 weeks away? how do they expect teams to get visas? already problems 20 minutes after announcement
2017-10-05 22:40
8 replies
+1
2017-10-05 22:48
+1
2017-10-05 23:17
#87
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Portugal GoDFaK3
+1
2017-10-05 23:37
dude teams know the invites&schedule before atleast 1 month ago from us. this shouldnt be a problem
2017-10-06 03:11
3 replies
#134
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Kazakhstan axakz
They didn't know anything, in twitter they are triggered about it
2017-10-06 05:29
2 replies
who?
2017-10-06 08:01
1 reply
Same shit will happen for asia minor like pgl kespa asia minor and iem taipei. Shit local teams will get invite and waste the slot. Hope tyloo and renegades crush them all. They are the only team deserve to qualify for the main qualifier (at least in this type of fucked up ruling where there are no qualifers.)
2017-10-06 07:42
CEVO 4Head
2017-10-05 22:47
#65
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Russia r3sp
wtf? AVANGAR > Tengri !
2017-10-05 22:49
How do they determine who to inv?
2017-10-05 22:55
5 replies
$$$$$ thats how
2017-10-05 23:18
2 replies
Well dignitas got fucked over
2017-10-05 23:33
1 reply
#88
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Portugal GoDFaK3
+1
2017-10-05 23:37
Sadly, majors are getting corrupted.
2017-10-05 23:42
1 reply
Would be fine if we had 10 mil prize pools :D
2017-10-05 23:47
lol - asia top teams. the worst organization of the history. same weekend. 26-29 october ASIA MINOR ZEN LEAGUE FINALS ASIA ROG asia FINALS EPICENTER CHINA QUALIFIERS
2017-10-05 22:56
1 reply
CSGO is bullshit sometimes
2017-10-06 01:09
lol why is kebab soldiers there and where the hell is faze
2017-10-05 23:00
3 replies
FaZe has main qualifier invite.
2017-10-05 23:42
Faze are already in Main qualifiers which takes from Jan 12-15, 2018
2017-10-05 23:45
Didnt u watch the last major? Just use brain
2017-10-06 00:14
SPACE SOILDERS FIRST MAJORRR
2017-10-05 23:01
2 replies
#89
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Portugal GoDFaK3
-1
2017-10-05 23:37
+1
2017-10-06 01:43
Flipside?
2017-10-05 23:13
Immortals gets invited to this stage and not the minor? Wut
2017-10-05 23:18
2 replies
If 3 players are enough to maintain a lenegdary status. Then 2 should be enough for a minor
2017-10-05 23:41
1 reply
Right, they are still top tier.
2017-10-06 01:09
> CIS Minor Championship > Bucharest, Romania. Nice.
2017-10-05 23:38
#93
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Switzerland k0braCH
Wheres G2, FaZe, etc.? Are they directly in the closed qualifier?
2017-10-05 23:40
4 replies
They will get invited to the minor. Format is a little tricky
2017-10-05 23:43
2017-10-05 23:47
2 replies
#104
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Switzerland k0braCH
Not all heroes wear capes. But where is the article from this?
2017-10-05 23:49
1 reply
2017-10-05 23:53
G2 will probably get a direct invite to the major it self. But no idea about faze
2017-10-05 23:42
5 replies
Is g2 top8?
2017-10-06 00:12
They are the second best ranked team on hltv right now
2017-10-06 00:14
3 replies
hltv rank LUL SK #1 LUL
2017-10-06 05:30
you dont get invited to a major lol.Doesnt matter what your rank is. G2 were dogshit last major along with faze and navi and lost in group stage...they will all play qualifier :)
2017-10-06 22:28
1 reply
Oh ok thx
2017-10-06 22:37
optic in eu LUL
2017-10-05 23:42
I'll definitely play this qualifier
2017-10-05 23:48
Why not invite Dignitas?? And invite NiP, LDLC and SS
2017-10-06 00:07
Wtf why isnt there an online qualifyer for asia. What is this shit
2017-10-06 00:12
#111
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Germany sunnyrain
"The Asia Minor, which will be held on October 26-29 in Seoul, wont have an online qualifier, but only direct invites." lol let me guess: 2 invites for south korean teams and one for australians
2017-10-06 00:14
2 replies
Shady ass koreans with their fucked up ruling. Even more fucked up than the chinese. Should have nuked them instead of japan.
2017-10-06 07:35
3 china 1 korean 1 renegades, probably1 more aussie Basically Asia = china korea australia TOPKEK NA Geography
2017-10-06 22:27
confuzzled with asian qualifier, prob Mongolz, mvp pk, renegades, tyloo and vici? we'll see
2017-10-06 00:31
4 replies
Flash and BootDs?
2017-10-06 01:14
3 replies
true, that would make 7, so maybe recca on top of them also, to make 8
2017-10-06 01:58
2 replies
#129
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Indonesia DezfanzeR
+1
2017-10-06 03:37
Lmao if any team from SEA deserves it, it would probably not be recca.
2017-10-06 07:34
EZ CIS spot for AVANGAR
2017-10-06 01:01
#123
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United States stotte
Didn't CLG lose the minor last time?
2017-10-06 01:41
GO XANTARES!
2017-10-06 01:48
Lmao NiP and SS invited what a joke
2017-10-06 05:27
1 reply
GODSENT Ranked 30 OPTIC Ranked 29 LDLC Ranked 24 SS Ranked 19 NIP Ranked 9 "Lmao NiP and SS invited what a joke"
2017-10-06 08:04
why is nip invited to the minor? makes no sense
2017-10-06 05:44
1 reply
Nope. They dont They get invited to qualifier of minor
2017-10-06 06:04
Not a NiP fan by far but it's about time we see them in a major again.. I want that f0rest sticker! :>
2017-10-06 06:42
#139
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Finland schurmn
One open qualifier :D Yup this major will be even worse than the last
2017-10-06 06:59
1 reply
Not like would even need multiple ones if they at least did use double elimination bracket but I suppose that is too much asked x DD...
2017-10-06 10:33
Why are optic in the Eu minor when they are an NA team playing in NA...
2017-10-06 07:50
1 reply
minor is according to nationality same reason why renegades plays in asia.... But optic dont deserve invite...
2017-10-06 22:25
My big issue is with South East Asia and it's direct invite system is that it will effectively leave OCE no chance to be represented outside of one invite slot (if it's there at all) A lot of teams will be VERY angry with this, and rightly so.
2017-10-06 08:48
1 reply
Mate Renegades is already there and one more aussie team will get an invite...no sea teams are gonna get a slot...
2017-10-06 22:25
How is there only one open qualifier with single elim. bracket, seems extremely random method considering how important this qualifier is for many teams, why not use double elim. bracket at least? Would seem more fair and teams playing best would more likely make it through to closed phase.
2017-10-06 10:31
LETS GO SPACES
2017-10-06 11:50
SA QUALIFIER YEAH BABY
2017-10-06 12:31
#172
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Portugal ZePagode
Optic on EU Minor?? Why?
2017-10-06 13:48
1 reply
minor is according to nationality same reason why renegades plays in asia.... But optic dont deserve invite...
2017-10-06 22:24
plz envy
2017-10-06 21:01
dignitas not invited. LDLC and NiP invited. OpTiC invited to EU event. This is a joke.
2017-10-06 21:51
1 reply
minor is according to nationality same reason why renegades plays in asia.... But optic dont deserve invite...
2017-10-06 22:24
Why are dogsent and LDLC invited?
2017-10-06 22:23
#194
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Canada EoW_Khaos
Are tickets on sale for the NA minor anywhere? Cause I can't find them.
2017-10-07 02:33
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