First Asia Minor invites revealed

The first six invites for the Asia Minor Championship have been determined, according to CSGO2ASIA.

The event will run from October 26-29 in Seoul, South Korea, and, unlike the other Minors, will feature only invited teams - a decision that has been heavily criticised in the community.

Renegades, TYLOO and TheMongolz are among the first six invited teams invited to compete at the event, with the final two sides due to be revealed soon. has learned that the last two spots are expected to be filled by Oceanic teams.

TyLoo invited to the Asia Minor

Aside from the $50,000 prize pool, the Asia Minor will reward the top two teams with spots at the offline qualifier for ELEAGUE Major: Boston, running from January 12-15 in Atlanta.

Below you can find the first six teams invited to the Asia Minor:

Australia Renegades China TYLOO
Mongolia TheMongolz China ViCi
China Flash Korea MVP PK
Turkey ckr^ 
2017-10-06 14:52
2017-10-06 14:53
ezy fr mvp
2017-10-06 15:14
Indonesia walker8888 
ez for Tyloo
2017-10-06 16:32
ez for renegades
2017-10-06 18:58
Russia Salixoff 
ez 4 tyloo
2017-10-06 19:04
ez for IEM Oakland champs
2017-10-06 19:57
2017-10-06 14:52
Bulgaria TryGam3s 
2017-10-06 14:52
2017-10-06 14:52
2017-10-06 14:52
India Cutlass 
ez for c9
2017-10-06 14:52
2017-10-06 14:53
Sweden WhisperingEye 
2017-10-06 14:53
boots where?
2017-10-06 14:53
n2g | 
United States n2g 
2 more teams are going to get invited, Probably BOOT / Recca for 1st spot and other spot Kings / Grayhound
2017-10-06 15:30 has learned that the last two spots are expected to be filled by Oceanic teams.
2017-10-06 16:20
Hahaha rip. Retarded koreans. It is not that teams from south east asia suck but they are not even given a chance to qualify. Fuck the koreans with their tiny dicks.
2017-10-06 16:25
What the fuck makes u thing this decision is made by korea lmao Korea is gonna run Asia minor thats the only thing that related to minor Mr arrogant
2017-10-06 16:39 nigga vsl is a korean organisation. Them incompetent fucks not capable of running open qualifers then rely on invites. Go shove a kimchi up your ass while shouting your anyonhaseyo kamsahamida. Korea pricks.
2017-10-06 19:02
Oof, cya in a week or so.
2017-10-06 20:00
There is no in the hell way They didnt have conversation between valve and vsl. even if they didnt, valve should have handled the situation. Valve announced way too late. Vsl could have prepared if they made a statement or something. Valve should be the one to blame
2017-10-07 11:23
Cis minor organised by pgl which happens at the same time as asia minor has open qualifer. How are you going to explain this?
2017-10-07 12:16
Mvp pk gonna suck typical tiny 3cm korean dicks.
2017-10-06 19:03
Dude calm down. It's not decided by the host of the minor. Either way Asia has not big teams even able to compete with EU or NA CS. It's sure Renegades will make it to the minor on the second one probably will be Tyloo.
2017-10-06 20:01
n2g | 
United States n2g 
Not sure how I missed that, Kings and Grayhound
2017-10-06 21:59
Finland hotdog^ 
2017-10-06 14:53
Asia lairaf 
2017-10-06 14:53
African Union mikecool 
renegades gonna win this, come on boys!
2017-10-06 14:53
Serbia Removekebab13 
Fuck you for not inviting dignitas to eu minor :(
2017-10-06 14:55
Indonesia RsL_ 
ez for GODBnTeT
2017-10-06 14:56
2017-10-06 14:56
2017-10-06 14:56
Australia WaxNWayne 
Ez for kings and chiefs tbqh
2017-10-06 14:56
chiefs got raped by mongolz in iem quail fuck is you talking bout ez? only kings has chance
2017-10-07 16:05
World smash143 
Massive joke that there isn't an open qualifier. There are some decent OCE/ASIA teams that can compete with this bunch that will miss out.
2017-10-06 14:58
Germany Zaykor 
True, its sure that we wont see BootDS, Nasr, Recca and three out of Athletico/Grayhound/TM/Kings/Chiefsalthough they could compete against the other teams
2017-10-06 14:59
mvp pk > boot lmao nt
2017-10-06 14:58
Estonia HDTanel 
Solo to major please
2017-10-06 15:00
African Union pepejerky 
w8 y volvo still gives asia 2 spots
2017-10-06 15:00
Brazil wittyusername 
Two spots to go to another qualifier lol
2017-10-06 15:38
Guatemala feerzein21 
invited teams only? smh. LET'S GO FLASH
2017-10-06 15:00
Australia Slippin_Jimmy 
ez for my boys
2017-10-06 15:01
Norway Phancy11 
Ez MongolZ
2017-10-06 15:02
Kuwait Yarrak 
Asia minor means anatolia... hltv fix pls
2017-10-06 15:02
Excepted.The next one must be BOOT.ds.It's hard to guess who is the last one.
2017-10-06 15:04
Kazakhstan Bombardian has learned that the last two spots are expected to be filled by Oceanic teams. nt
2017-10-06 15:06
n2g | 
United States n2g 
Last one either Kings or Grayhound
2017-10-06 15:31
okay...that's my bad.I hadn't read the details. :(
2017-10-06 15:40
United States CS_CeeJ 
2017-10-06 15:04
Germany Sabba1 
first finally i have done it
2017-10-06 15:06
Europe artilele 
ez for tyloo and bondik
2017-10-06 15:06
India nicebaitm8 
i'm gonna play in next version of asian minor for sure
2017-10-06 15:06
China Fccccccc 
Let‘s go ViCi!
2017-10-06 15:07
TyLoo will win, no doubt
2017-10-06 15:11
gl mvp pk
2017-10-06 15:11
RNG vs. Tyloo....we all know what happened last time, sick em Nifty!
2017-10-06 15:13
Canada SummerClassic 
Tyloo 5th player?
2017-10-06 15:17
Europe artilele 
2017-10-06 15:33
Canada SummerClassic 
Thx! I forgot about the player loan
2017-10-06 16:09
lol how is rng even considered for this? give the slot to another top au team that's based in au, stupid cunts. fucking morons taking away the chance for a lesser known team to be exposed smh
2017-10-06 15:17
n2g | 
United States n2g 
Because Renegades is 10 times better than any Australian team
2017-10-06 15:29
swag | 
Philippines SwagZero 
To be exposed? IN A FUCKING MINOR FOR A MAJOR? You are so fucking retarded, Of course the best Australian team (Renegades) is going to be invited to play in the minor you fucking moron, There are still 2 slots left and 1 slot will be Kings or Grayhound so stfu and cry more
2017-10-06 15:38
Brazil wittyusername 
They should have been invited to the Americas major honestly. They do not play in Asia.
2017-10-06 15:39
swag | 
Philippines SwagZero 
They have 3 Australian players so no they HAVE to play in the Asia minor, They don't get a choice, It's from were you are born not what region you play in
2017-10-06 15:44
Brazil wittyusername 
So SK, Immortals and LG players were secretly born in NA?
2017-10-06 16:12
swag | 
Philippines SwagZero 
No brazil minor obviously
2017-10-06 16:49
Yeah, but they could have played in NA still. However, it seems that Renegades were top 2 on the last asian major, so they were automatically invited.
2017-10-06 20:15
aurora | 
Australia omag 
the top two teams that won the last minor get invited, moron
2017-10-06 15:41
Spain JasonRacism 
You might wanna reconsider being on HLTV because you're fucking stupid mate
2017-10-06 20:26
apparently Asia means china,korea,and mongolia only ok
2017-10-06 15:18
Europe Predatorino 
2017-10-06 21:05
f0rest | 
Germany xeeeoN 
SKT will win
2017-10-06 15:19
it should be 1 asia qualifer 1 cis qualifer 2 america qualifer 4 europe qualifer
2017-10-06 15:20
what is this rigged shit?
2017-10-06 15:24
So retarded that this isn’t an open qualifier feelsbadman for a shit ton of teams that can compete against these “invited” teams
2017-10-06 15:25
t3 eu teams stomp those 3 invited china teams,any day of the week,,,
2017-10-06 15:53
Macau Bent0 
no open qualifier is so unacceptable wtf . . . keep inviting the same old team over and over again
2017-10-06 15:29
Indonesia yolorize 
Tyloo number uno
2017-10-06 15:29
s1mple | 
United Kingdom Twinaye 
Tyloo and Flash in the final.
2017-10-06 15:30
Estonia teremartin 
china number last
2017-10-06 15:47
Indonesia fhmifu 
rip SEA?
2017-10-06 15:34
Europe Predatorino 
RIP [*] boots
2017-10-06 21:08
Indonesia fhmifu 
RIP boot ds, recca, signature
2017-10-08 09:23
Surely the open qualifier element was the whole point of the minor system. Lots of teams in good form the last few months will be left out and have to wait another 6-7 months for a chance to prove their worth.
2017-10-06 15:36
China LeBronGames 
lul October 26-29, this whole thing is a scam Asian Minors should always be played first due to visa issues. who wants to bet that they say the Asian teams wont get visa and replaced by some low EU and NA team
2017-10-06 15:50
Like it happened to Mongolz at the mög columbus qual? Mongolz qualified for the main qual but their visa got denied thrice....
2017-10-06 16:11
Eleague major? Worst major ever...politics in minors as well now....
2017-10-06 15:52
Canada SummerClassic 
How will it be the wrist minor ever? Eleague has always been praised for production quality. Plus with eleague there's a lot more exposure! Broadcasting to YouTube, twitch, TBS and their own website which will be great for the scene!
2017-10-06 16:13
Not about production is this bullshit of having only invited teams at minors? That too 3 slots for chinese teams?
2017-10-06 17:15
Ohh my bad. But it's not eleague to blame for that. It's valves fault for this
2017-10-06 17:43
Where is SKT T1. Tier 999 tourneeyy
2017-10-06 15:55
Slovenia Pitr_d_K 
2017-10-06 16:05
Let's go MVP.PK
2017-10-06 16:05
Ez Mongolz
2017-10-06 16:09
TyLoo w/ Bond1k + practice in EU , its seems like not ez
2017-10-07 07:18
I gotta stay positive. :D First real big lan since the last Minor
2017-10-07 10:44
United States MAY0 
No chance for up and coming teams...sad Esports slowly becoming a monopoly of invites where new teams can't break through because they don't have connections with tournament organizers
2017-10-06 16:10
1. TyLoo 2. Flash 3. ViCi
2017-10-06 16:13
no open qual is just shit, for those new teams don't even have chance to fight for a step closer to major, and how can you expect asian cs to improve?? but tbh i'm glad to see 3 chinese top teams in minor, since there used to be 2, while each of them can compete in a great level in asia.
2017-10-06 16:13
well actually its difficult to allocate the slots to different region for asia is too big, so china always just have 2 and it cant be more while there are 3 top teams. maybe they should consider a 12-slot minor.
2017-10-06 16:18
im unuboldshinigami and trust me mongolz is last place hahaha joke team
2017-10-06 16:14
aurora | 
Australia omag 
they should just name change it to the Chinese minor
2017-10-06 16:24
BnTeT | 
Indonesia Bentooo 
ez for BnTeT gg
2017-10-06 16:30
NBK- | 
France sacrebleu 
this one ez for tyloo with bondik
2017-10-06 16:42
Minor hosted in Korea with 3 Chinese teams and only 1 Korean team. so unfair.
2017-10-06 16:49
France Kairos1g 
What do you mean unfair? I feel like they would receive even more criticism if they favored Korean teams and too many of them
2017-10-06 17:03
You mean like the last closed qualifier? Hosted by kespa in korea and what happened. 2 korean teams got invited who never ever had the slightest chance of a win
2017-10-07 10:46
Mongolia thechapchap 
lol nice go mvp alway rekt by mongolz to get spot now u guys have a chance guys
2017-10-06 17:15
Yea tyloo and renegades in the major qualifier again.
2017-10-06 17:24
Mongolia thechapchap 
feel bad for boot boot need get 1 spot +boot +kings
2017-10-06 17:26
China M1rAiwOw 
Tyloo to Major
2017-10-06 17:29
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
finally something rng can win
2017-10-06 17:45
ez renegades, they're gonna rip through the BOTs
2017-10-06 18:21
Finland jayss 
The only reason why Renegades is keeping ustilo in the team xD
2017-10-06 18:23
oskar | 
Russia Hudi 
LoL. Gonna be ez for Renegades...
2017-10-06 18:26
Turkey casmere 
Is there any more team except these?
2017-10-06 18:45
Australia jezh42 
Tainted Minds and Kings just got announced
2017-10-07 08:47
ez Mongolz
2017-10-06 18:49
2017-10-06 19:18
Denmark Xipingu 
Ez Renegades. RIP Tyloo.
2017-10-06 20:34
At least Renegades can play the EPL finals too if they qualify.
2017-10-06 20:41
kindly invite team VRN from pakistani Too these boyz can easily compete with these asian teams
2017-10-06 21:30
2017-10-07 16:11
rain | 
Brazil smjleee 
2017-10-06 21:32
Europe ganaa5353 
Lets go Mongolz
2017-10-06 22:57
Indonesia DezfanzeR 
Ez for my brother BnGodTeT and his fellow brother Bonking <3
2017-10-07 01:03
Australia JingleBells 
2 Aussie teams to major again just like 2015? ;)
2017-10-07 02:15
Hungary StraYzie 
That happened because they did not have to face American or European opposition. Immunity and Vox Eminor(or maybe it was their 1st Major as Renegades) only had to win the Asia or AU Minor. It's like when Bravado Gaming qualified to DH Winter 2014.
2017-10-07 09:39
Yeah the addition of the main qualifier was definitely the right decision.
2017-10-07 10:50
Australia JingleBells 
Damn...there were 2 spots for the AU qualifier?
2017-10-07 11:57
Hungary StraYzie 
2017-10-07 12:04
no one cares about Asia ffs
2017-10-07 02:33
If SK werent there nobody would even consider Brazil m8. 3rd world stays 3rd world
2017-10-07 10:51
+1, the other brazillian teams became good/ decent because of the rise and the success of LG/ SK. I'm pretty sure it could happen to another region (China for example) if a big team actually shows up and starts winning shit. these regions need kind of a model to rely on, and that's what brazil got with LG/ SK.
2017-10-07 12:44
True. But i also feel like we need an asian pro league and sa pro league having the same finals with na epl and eu epl. Thats how it should be imo
2017-10-07 12:47
It will happen bro, but not yet. People already talk about how easier it is for NA teams to qualify compared to EU teams, if you add even more regions, they're would be even more people complaining about it. If those regions reach at least the NA level, then why not, but adding pro league in regions that are really inferior right now would be a waste, I really don't wanna see Team one or fucking MVP PK going in a LAN finals and being put in a group with faze and c9 ya know
2017-10-07 12:50
I get it, but how are they going to improve then if they cant play against better teams. And yeah asia/oceania has the zen pro league but thats not the same. Its a pro league but the finals secluded from the epl one
2017-10-07 12:53
Asian only plays LOL and Dota
2017-10-07 20:12
lol if u only knew.
2017-10-07 20:52
World xruptince 
2017-10-07 07:42
Macau LemonFox 
no qualifier RIP
2017-10-07 08:18
China Nuggetss 
wow,3 china teams.
2017-10-07 09:23
Hungary StraYzie 
+BOOT +Kings
2017-10-07 09:36
rip sea
2017-10-07 10:48
Mongolz qualified for IEM Oakland. Maybe its time for them to qualify again for the Main Qualifier. Altho visa will still be a real issue. Even more so now with fakin trump
2017-10-07 10:48
that sucks
2017-10-07 11:14
Thats why i dont like big important tourneys held in na. U never have visa problems with eu
2017-10-07 11:16
Singapore chaozzzyyy 
I felt that teams should earn their way in and not get invited. You never know who's the better team if you just invite like that, valve...
2017-10-07 11:31
Australia JingleBells 
Confirmed last two AU teams invited are Tainted Minds and Kings
2017-10-07 12:52
Grayhound wouldve been better imo
2017-10-07 12:53
2017-10-07 13:22
Other TanriQQ 
why do european teams have to qualify for minor when asian teams directly qualifies for the minor?
2017-10-07 16:07
Australia sazzgsu 
HAHAHA CHINA MINOR? TyLoo still trying to make an impression. EZ RNG
2017-10-08 06:51
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