Asia Minor groups revealed

The groups and the group stage format for the upcoming Asia Minor, which will see two teams qualify for the Main Qualifier for the ELEAGUE Major, have been revealed to HLTV.org.

After ViCi's pullout from the Minor due to visa issues and them being replaced by BOOT-d[S], the team list for the tournament that will be held in Seoul, Korea, has been set. Today, HLTV.org has learned the group draw from the event.

BnTeT's side will start off the tournament against Tainted Minds

Group A will feature two prominent Australian teams, the NA-based Renegades and the Oceanic hope Kings, as well the well known Koreans of MVP PK. Finishing off the group will be TheMongolz, who have recently qualified for IEM Oakland.

TYLOO and Flash will be the matchup many are eager to see from group B, but the Chinese sides will start the tournament with matches against Tainted Minds and BOOT-d[S] respectively.

The full group stage draw is available below:

Group A Group B
Australia Renegades China TYLOO
Australia Kings China Flash
Korea MVP PK Singapore BOOT-d[S]
Mongolia TheMongolz Australia Tainted Minds

The group stage will be played out using the GSL system, with BO1's for the opening matches and the winners match, while the elimination and decider matches will be BO3.

Renegades and TheMongolz will kick off the event on the first day, when group A will be played, with the second group to be played out on the following day.

These are the opening matchups for the Asia Minor:

Day 1
Australia Renegades vs. Mongolia TheMongolz
Australia Kings vs. Korea MVP PK
Day 2
China TYLOO vs. Australia Tainted Minds
China Flash vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S]

At this point, it has not been confirmed if this Asia Minor will use the tried-and-tested double-elimination playoff bracket that we saw in use at recent Minors.

Ez numba one
2017-10-20 12:55
#2
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Other anarh1st47 
Ez australia
2017-10-20 12:55
#29
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
Ez For My Sensei BnGodTeT and his fellow brother Bonking <3
2017-10-20 13:35
#47
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North America BB^^ 
Ez FG
2017-10-20 14:35
#3
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India bozzmob 
Ez Tyloo
2017-10-20 12:55
#4
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Norway Phancy11 
Ez mongolz
2017-10-20 12:55
#5
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Portugal GODManiax 
Asian Scene LuL
2017-10-20 12:55
#32
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
portugal scene lul
2017-10-20 13:42
#45
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
+1
2017-10-20 14:26
#50
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Indonesia calvinpg 
+1
2017-10-20 15:07
Easy for Renegades and Tyloo
2017-10-20 12:55
+1
2017-10-20 15:20
yes, every minor
2017-10-22 11:35
Gl mongolzz
2017-10-20 12:55
#8
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Australia FirefoxMcCrash 
Kings have to beat Renegades to make the Final? Hmmmmmmm Will be a Renegades/Kings vs Tyloo final i think, Unless the Bondik addition goes terribly and Yam carries TM
2017-10-20 12:56
#18
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Australia Cyberwaste 
RNG are the epitome of hot/cold in terms of performance. I think Kings could have a real go, and make a statement in the process.
2017-10-20 13:01
Kings will hopefully be fresh off a LAN win at Extremesland finals, but we'll see. Would make for good motivation coming into the Minor though. Nothing i enjoy seeing more than RNG getting upset by local Aussie teams.
2017-10-20 13:03
RNG v TM final would be sickkkkkkkkk
2017-10-20 16:19
don't forget about flash fella
2017-10-20 14:18
no, this is group stage. 2x4 teams, double elim, 2 teams per group make it to the minor playoffs (also called GSL-style). in the playoffs it's 4 teams, again double elim, the 2 grand-finalists make it to the major qualifier.
2017-10-20 14:18
Ty <3
2017-10-20 14:21
#71
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Australia JingleBells 
No since they are in same groups they will be on opposite side of bracket in playoffs i think so they can play each other in finals
2017-10-20 20:44
#9
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Finland perkelemeister 
Ez4aussies
2017-10-20 12:55
#10
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China Captain_TYLOO 
EZ TYLOO WE ARE NUMBER ONE!!!
2017-10-20 12:55
#12
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Australia Cyberwaste 
Potential RNG vs Kings in groups. Oh man I'm looking forward to this.
2017-10-20 13:00
#14
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Australia DeckersYay 
Been waiting for it ever since the roster formed. Could easily be the final imo.
2017-10-20 13:00
#16
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Australia Cyberwaste 
Such a shame they got the same group drawn, could easily be a final, for sure.
2017-10-20 13:01
noice bois (feelsbad for ViCi)
2017-10-20 12:59
#15
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Portugal dracø 
ez 4 bondik ez 4 mongolz
2017-10-20 13:00
#17
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Indonesia icevy 
bntet god
2017-10-20 13:01
Lmao sick no middle east teams or sout east asia teams Just aus and china
2017-10-20 13:06
B.O.O.T is SE Asia tho but it is unfortunate that no middle east/south asia teams, especially since this was purely off invites and there was no qualification process. IMO every region of the world should get a chance at the qualifiers, including Africa/ME/South Asia, even if they aren't major worthy we should be trying to expand and promote CS in every region.
2017-10-24 18:32
#21
buster | 
China qwe8706 
ez 4 rng tyloo
2017-10-20 13:06
#22
SmithZz | 
Australia Kyr0xZ 
Ez for Tyloo and Flash
2017-10-20 13:13
#49
buster | 
China qwe8706 
Ez for rng and kings
2017-10-20 15:05
#23
Jame | 
Poland EngryLord 
B>A
2017-10-20 13:15
#24
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Guatemala feerzein21 
way too easy for Flash
2017-10-20 13:17
Still don't understand why Asia gets two spots for the offline qualifier, it's just Renegades here can keep up with top teams
2017-10-20 13:17
#28
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Spain JasonRacism 
Don't understand why anyone would complain about Asia getting 2 spots while CIS still currently gets 2 spots
2017-10-20 13:29
#61
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Russia good1s0n 
4 CIS teams at the last major *cough cough* 5 CIS teams at the major quals for this major *cough cough* Current major champs *cough cough*
2017-10-20 16:31
#63
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Spain JasonRacism 
Are you stupid? I'm talking about teams like Tengri
2017-10-20 16:45
#64
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Russia good1s0n 
Well, there will always be teams like Tengri, not only from CIS. It's not like many teams from Asia came even close to qualifying for majors lately, yet people cry about CIS
2017-10-20 17:00
#75
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Spain JasonRacism 
Renegades ans Tyloo always qualify and both > Tengri
2017-10-20 22:50
#76
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Russia good1s0n 
They always qualify for Majors, right? That's a LUL It's incredibly dumb to argue about a region on the basis of one team's results. Many CIS teams regularly play at Majors and do well, that in itself is a reason to give CIS teams slots at qualifiers, look at any ranking-based real sport for instance.
2017-10-20 23:03
#34
Poland dolb 
Every region should be treated the same - its not running only game after all :) Na is getting better and so is Asia :)
2017-10-20 13:55
#26
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Spain JasonRacism 
EZ 4 ReneGODS
2017-10-20 13:20
ez bootdreamscape although they sucked ass at malmo
2017-10-20 13:28
Yeah the boys.
2017-10-20 13:36
#31
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France France98123 
180$
2017-10-20 13:42
#33
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Europe artilele 
mega ez for tyloo
2017-10-20 13:44
Ez4BnTeT
2017-10-20 13:56
LETSGORNG
2017-10-20 14:01
lets goooooooooooo BnTeT
2017-10-20 14:03
So many austrialian scum teams.
2017-10-20 14:09
#39
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Mongolia BZE 
Go go go Mongolz ez for machine god zilken god
2017-10-20 14:14
TRASH BOOT INVITED? They fucking struggle against INDIAN TEAM
2017-10-20 14:18
#46
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
they should invite ViciGaming vicigaming > boot
2017-10-20 14:30
#54
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Australia malalm 
vici was invited but couldn't make the event due to visa issues so boot took their slot
2017-10-20 15:58
#57
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
ohh okay
2017-10-20 16:07
#58
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Australia malalm 
hltv.org/news/21796/vici-to-miss-asia-mi.. In case you wanted to see the full story
2017-10-20 16:14
#43
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Faroe Islands shubaNN 
boring minor, another easy qualifier for renagades and tyloo
2017-10-20 14:21
#55
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Australia malalm 
Don't count teams like flash and kings out so quickly, both are definite chances to beat either tyloo or renegades
2017-10-20 16:00
#48
KSCERATO | 
Brazil zer1n 
gl e-STRO and Lunatic Hai
2017-10-20 14:49
TM will be fxxked by Tyloo, confirmed
2017-10-20 15:13
#53
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African Union mikecool 
come on boys!
2017-10-20 15:28
#56
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Europe KittyChamp 
Easy for TheMongolz
2017-10-20 16:01
#60
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World Flyzxc 
ez for tai lu
2017-10-20 16:28
#62
NBK- | 
Czech Republic THE_WILLY 
EZ for BONDIK
2017-10-20 16:44
#65
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Malaysia Mision 
Group A...
2017-10-20 17:02
RNG & Kings would make it to Major offline qualifier.
2017-10-20 17:38
Ez 4 tyroo and frash graming
2017-10-20 18:04
#68
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Mongolia tsogey 
Ez for MonGodz
2017-10-20 18:08
#69
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China TylootoMajor 
As much of a fan I am of tyloo, im legit scared rn cause of that group
2017-10-20 19:01
#73
Danking | 
China Jaylen 
Bondik speaking Chinese lul
2017-10-20 21:41
#74
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China TylootoMajor 
Peacemaker said the comms are 70% english
2017-10-20 21:51
#77
Danking | 
China Jaylen 
so 3 chinese 1 ukranian 1 brazilian and 1 indonesian walk into a bar
2017-10-20 23:50
#78
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China TylootoMajor 
and walk out major champions
2017-10-21 03:09
#70
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Croatia Netkov 
too ez for Mongolz
2017-10-20 19:15
chiefs not in cuz of thatone guys vac?
2017-10-20 20:57
#79
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China TylootoMajor 
It was invite only
2017-10-21 03:09
#82
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China angle409 
Flash is better than Tyloo now.
2017-10-23 21:51
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