Europe Minor viewer's guide

The Europe Minor Championship will kick off in less than 24 hours, so we have prepared a comprehensive guide with all the information you need to know about the tournament, including schedule, on-air team, and more.

After hosting the CIS Minor last week, PGL's studio, located in Bucharest, will now stage the Europe Minor Championship, where eight teams, determined by a closed qualifier, will face off for two spots at the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier plus $50,000 in prize money.

XANTARES & co return to the PGL studio for another Minor

A GSL group stage, featuring best-of-three matches in the elimination and decider stages, will lead into a best-of-three double-elimination bracket, which will be played out over the weekend. The winning team will take home $30,000, while the runner-up will earn $15,000, and the third-placed side, $5,000. 

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
France Envy Turkey Space Soldiers
Poland AGO Europe OpTic
Sweden GODSENT Poland PRIDE
Bulgaria Windigo Slovakia eXtatus

The complete schedule for the event looks as follows:

Thursday, November 2      
09:00 France Envy vs. Bulgaria Windigo BO1
10:30 Poland AGO vs. Sweden GODSENT BO1
12:00 Group A winners' match   BO1
13:30 Group A elimination match   BO3
17:30 Group A decider match   BO3
       
Friday, November 3      
09:00 Turkey Space Soldiers vs. Slovakia eXtatus BO1
10:30 Europe OpTic vs. Poland PRIDE BO1
12:00 Group B winners' match   BO1
13:30 Group B elimination match   BO3
17:30 Group B decider match   BO3
       
Saturday, November 4      
09:00 Semi-final #1 (A1 vs. B2)   BO3
12:30 Semi-final #2 (B1 vs. A2)   BO3
16:30 Upper bracket final   BO3
       
Sunday, November 5      
09:00 Elimination Match   BO3
12:30 Decider match   BO3
17:00 Grand final   BO3

For this event, PGL has invited the all-British broadcast team that covered the action at the Asia Minor, in Seoul, last week, which looks as follows:

United Kingdom James "BanKs" Banks - Commentator
United Kingdom Jack "Jacky" Peters - Commentator
United Kingdom Alex "Snodz" Byfield - Commentator
United Kingdom Sam "Lolbanelor" Davies - Commentator

Finally, the prize distribution for the event is the following:

1. $30,000 + spot at ELEAGUE Major 2018 Main Qualifier
2. $15,000 + spot for ELEAGUE Major 2018 Main Qualifier
3. $5,000

#1
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Russia skipster 
Optic ez
2017-11-01 13:03
Win major yes
2017-11-01 13:03
EZ SWEDEN
2017-11-01 13:04
#15
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United States kdpetr0 
EnVyUs vs. Windigo - EnVyUs AGO vs. Godsent - AGO Space Soldiers vs. eXtatus - eXtatus OpTic vs. PRIDE - OpTic
2017-11-01 13:08
#31
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Turkey HypnoSia 
you think extatus beat SS lmao burger man
2017-11-01 13:22
#35
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Slovakia SRNKO 
Ss is also online team as extatus is too , even ext has prepared some new magic tactic for kebabinos as they post :) so i hope they maybe will beat them
2017-11-01 13:25
#48
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Europe t1ger 
ss onliners??? check this out faze fan youtube.com/watch?v=ImWqJ9Mk7GI :)
2017-11-01 13:58
lol ss will beat extatus and optic
2017-11-01 14:07
#87
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India letgoboi 
Too ez for xantares :D
2017-11-01 15:37
#93
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Switzerland Alzameister 
lul optic will beat ss
2017-11-01 16:07
#97
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Why would people say ss is betteror extatus etc... Either way optic is qualifying...
2017-11-01 16:16
optic has 2 players. SS has 3
2017-11-01 19:21
SS is onliner team ? check them last lan matches then you can see
2017-11-01 14:19
#66
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Turkey HypnoSia 
ss better at lan
2017-11-01 14:20
lol extatus is just online team. SS will rekt them
2017-11-01 14:26
>SS >Online team lul pick one Extatus cant even win online matches against noname teams, meanwhile SS is winnig LANs, beating and doing well against tier1/2 teams. Overall SS has much better results on LAN then online mainly because of not playing on 80ping and cuz they all live together so they are used to it Extatus doesnt have chance against SS xD nt 0/8 btw.
2017-11-01 16:50
Anything can happen in a bo1
2017-11-01 17:15
clam down noobie, extatus are not randoms! its 50% 50% the 2 teams are good but don't go to the major, just envyus and optic will go to the major qualifier and maybe to the major! envyus and optic are tier 1, ss and extatus tier 2, sorry
2017-11-01 14:36
#75
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Turkey HypnoSia 
envyus tier 1 lmao SS beat envy 3 time bo3 matches.
2017-11-01 14:40
#84
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Spain VIKTORAL 
ahahahaha tilted so easily
2017-11-01 15:21
#98
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
If envy isn't tier 1, then SS is far from being tier 2
2017-11-01 16:17
#112
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Turkey HypnoSia 
both tier 2
2017-11-01 18:34
#118
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Envy is way better than SS :)
2017-11-01 19:51
#120
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Turkey HypnoSia 
nope both tier 2 envy cant beat ss
2017-11-02 09:36
#122
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
You're Turkish, it's obvious you'll fan for Turkish team... Will see :)
2017-11-02 13:27
#123
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Turkey HypnoSia 
No bro statistics talk. 2-0 im a not hard SS fan. hltv.org/matches/2310993/space-soldiers-..
2017-11-02 14:33
Chill guys we will see the outcome in 2 days
2017-11-01 14:57
Optic and Envyus qualify
2017-11-01 16:17
#2
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
Coldzera mvp video soon please
2017-11-01 13:03
#6
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Brazil Quiid 
ggwp Optic
2017-11-01 13:04
#7
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France stambert 
ez disco dopplan
2017-11-01 13:04
#25
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Europe tweekzter 
shaggy
2017-11-01 13:15
HRUUU?!!!?!?!
2017-11-01 14:55
Ez Ago
2017-11-01 13:06
Gl
2017-11-01 13:06
#10
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Estonia E$t0 
disco doppler
2017-11-01 13:06
EZ AVANGAR
2017-11-01 13:09
#12
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Finland hotdog^ 
lets gooooOOoooo
2017-11-01 13:07
ez envy
2017-11-01 13:08
LETS GO SS
2017-11-01 13:09
#17
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Poland crispogaming 
Ez kingwin and ago. Gogo Poland
2017-11-01 13:10
#18
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Finland hotdog^ 
who tf are these casters
2017-11-01 13:10
#52
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Australia JingleBells 
I went into the Asian minor not knowing what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. I quite enjoyed their casting
2017-11-01 14:03
#53
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Finland hotdog^ 
hopefully these guys are decent then
2017-11-01 14:03
#90
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United States AmericaIsBest 
They are alright guys
2017-11-01 15:52
#55
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
They are pretty hype
2017-11-01 14:05
lolbanelor is the guy who does podcasts with richard lewis
2017-11-01 18:10
#19
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Norway Phancy11 
British broadcast damn that shitty accent my ears bleeding when I hear this.
2017-11-01 13:11
#21
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Finland hotdog^ 
+111
2017-11-01 13:11
+55
2017-11-01 13:15
#58
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Australia JingleBells 
How about HenryG? Pansy...Metuz? You mustnt watch many high tier tournaments because henry is at most of them. Rofl dont judge someone before you actually get to know them.
2017-11-01 14:09
#60
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Norway Phancy11 
U dumb? Where did I judge them? I just said my opinion about british english, not about them like a persons.
2017-11-01 14:15
#121
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Australia JingleBells 
Dont lie youre not shit talking because theyre british who are you to talk crap on their english when youre from norway how fucking good is your english
2017-11-02 09:40
+1
2017-11-01 14:16
EZ AGO
2017-11-01 13:11
#22
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Namibia wojteq__ 
Ez for AGO <3
2017-11-01 13:15
#24
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Slovakia Beloch 
#EXTWIN
2017-11-01 13:15
Ez godsent and optic
2017-11-01 13:16
#27
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Turkey burdurlu1988 
gospacesgo
2017-11-01 13:17
#28
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Sweden Div-\ 
Nv don't fuck this up plox
2017-11-01 13:17
ez for vac banned player shipz : steamrep.com/search?q=76561198215214621 steamrep.com/profiles/76561197960951766 steamrep.com/profiles/76561198076871287
2017-11-01 13:19
#30
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Argentina wfc 
Ez Envy
2017-11-01 13:22
Ez for Faze BanKs
2017-11-01 13:23
#33
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Netherlands xAlpaka 
#GONINJAS Ouh wait...
2017-11-01 13:23
#36
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Slovakia SRNKO 
+1 xd
2017-11-01 13:26
Feelsbadman :(
2017-11-01 13:31
#74
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Turkey lulpump1 
:( feelsbadman
2017-11-01 14:38
#34
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Europe vvitozz 
ez for sex status
2017-11-01 13:24
SAM CAM
2017-11-01 13:26
#39
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Poland Sueyy 
#GOAGO
2017-11-01 13:32
#40
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Poland mamba99999 
GO Ago!
2017-11-01 13:41
#RUNAGO
2017-11-01 13:48
Let's go nip! #GONINJAS
2017-11-01 13:49
#44
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
nice to see that you are all confident with optic. i'm scared that they will be nervous on their first lan and SS and extatus are good aimers
2017-11-01 13:49
#57
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United States AmericaIsBest 
OpTic are all experienced players not a bunch of faking noobs
2017-11-01 14:09
#45
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Europe KappaKaako 
AGO nV SS OpTic would be best possible outcome
2017-11-01 13:52
AGO ez
2017-11-01 13:53
#47
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Poland kurtzz 
GOGO AGO <3 ez major
2017-11-01 13:54
#49
RpK | 
Russia DCoult 
OMG, The French play very poorly in the mornings ((( so - ez Windigo (((
2017-11-01 13:59
#50
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Poland NU_98 
EnVyUs vs. Windigo - EnVyUs AGO vs. Godsent - AGO Space Soldiers vs. eXtatus - Space Soldiers OpTic vs. PRIDE - OpTic In my opinion ofc :)
2017-11-01 13:59
#51
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Poland Apollo93 
Let's go AGO and PRIDE!
2017-11-01 14:01
#54
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Poland Conquerr 
GO GO AGO B)
2017-11-01 14:05
ez for ago
2017-11-01 14:14
#61
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Greece knk74 
GO OPTIC
2017-11-01 14:16
#63
GeT_RiGhT | 
Turkey cgt 
ez ss
2017-11-01 14:17
ez XANTARES + OpTic
2017-11-01 14:19
Its fun to watch SS. Pls dont fuck up Xantares ! I want to watch them play against big teams.
2017-11-01 14:23
#69
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Turkey lodeen 
Go ss <3
2017-11-01 14:28
#70
CeRq | 
Bulgaria CeRqTOP1 
EzWin4WinDigo
2017-11-01 14:35
Ez boys in blue
2017-11-01 14:36
Ez boys in blue
2017-11-01 14:36
#76
suNny | 
Europe KnorkeF 
Optic Envyus and Space will be top 3 .
2017-11-01 14:44
SS full motivation ez
2017-11-01 14:59
How the hell Europe only gets the same amount of spots to Main Qualifier just as CIS and Asia ?
2017-11-01 15:04
#81
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Finland hotdog^ 
+1 merge CIS and EU minor
2017-11-01 15:06
#82
NiKo | 
United States skurr 
ez optic
2017-11-01 15:08
Lets go SS
2017-11-01 15:19
VERY EZ FOR SPACE #SPACEFORALL
2017-11-01 15:34
VERY EZ FOR SPACE #SPACEFORALL
2017-11-01 15:34
#88
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Czech Republic Peks123 
ez for extatus
2017-11-01 15:40
#89
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Russia Skipoda 
UK on minor Kappa
2017-11-01 15:42
#91
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Russia TheWizzard 
ezzz NiP
2017-11-01 16:03
ez optic and windigo
2017-11-01 16:06
#94
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Czech Republic jETFly 
eXtatus will surprise :-)
2017-11-01 16:08
#95
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Poland vzk 
GL AGO AND PRIDE #GOTOMAJOR
2017-11-01 16:09
#96
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Luxembourg Triplefeca 
Ez eXtatus
2017-11-01 16:14
EZ FOR LANTARESSSS
2017-11-01 16:39
#103
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Sweden ThorinEk 
godsent lost to ago last time they faced but i hope gods will be stronk on lan and better than polish nonamers
2017-11-01 16:51
#104
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United Kingdom badgesa 
My man Sam casting
2017-11-01 16:52
SS will win
2017-11-01 17:13
Optic and ago/ss
2017-11-01 17:16
#108
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United States destrossive 
Why Space Soldiers still trying to qualify for events hosted in USA? They will be rejected due to visa issues (cuz turks, actually).
2017-11-01 17:28
I’ve been wondering the same thing.
2017-11-01 19:11
#110
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Czech Republic Limacool 
Ez eXtatus
2017-11-01 18:13
#110
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Czech Republic Limacool 
Ez eXtatus
2017-11-01 18:13
can some1 tell me where is NiP ? seriously didnt qualify 4 the minor?
2017-11-01 18:50
They dead
2017-11-01 19:12
#117
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Argentina Zestv2 
GL Space Soldiers
2017-11-01 19:40
#119
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United States Pbro 
To find a reason in a moment!
2017-11-01 21:31
#124
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Sweden godname 
god allu and god friberg <3
2017-11-03 00:56
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