London to stage all Minors leading to FACEIT Major

FACEIT has revealed that all Minors leading to the next Major will be held at the Twickenham Stadium, in London.

This will be the first time in the history of the Minors that these regional competitions will take place under one roof, with the event circuit beginning with the Americas Minor, from July 7-11, and concluding with the Europe Minor, from July 19-22.

Owned by England's rugby governing body, the Twickenham Stadium will offer 24-hour practice rooms, two indoor stages, a gym and an executive chef to all the 32 attending teams (eight per Minor).

The Twickenham Stadium will stage all four Minors

Hosting all Minors at the same venue, FACEIT claims, will give the competing sides "the opportunity to learn from teams from different regions", while it "also ensures no team that gets to the Minor will face visa issues for the Major itself". And with only two months between the Minors and the Major, FACEIT believes that this will lead to "fewer roster changes and more consistency between competitions so teams can focus on the game."

"By hosting each stage of the tournament at Twickenham Stadium we’re hoping to bring new life to the Minors," said FACEIT Chief Business Officer Michele Attisani.

"The Major should be a celebration of all things CS:GO, we want to bring teams together for the first time and make sure teams of all levels feel welcome and feel the Major experience."

Each Minor will have $50,000 up for grabs in addition to two qualifying spots for the $1 million FACEIT Major, which will culminate with a live event at the 10,000-seater SSE Arena, also in London.

The open qualifying process for the Minors will begin on May 14 and run until June 17, as announced last month, with registration available on the FACEIT Major's websiteEurope, North America and the CIS will all have closed qualifiers, while in Asia the winners of the open qualifiers will go straight to the Minor, joining two invited sides.

Below you can find the complete schedule for the Minors:

  • Americas Minor - July 7-11
  • CIS Minor - July 10-13
  • Asia Minor - July 16-20
  • Europe Minor - July 19-22
#1
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United States ascendaNt88
Nice
2018-05-10 18:00
28 replies
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies
oh shit what, visas???
2018-05-10 18:01
26 replies
Not nice
2018-05-10 18:01
9 replies
#16
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Austria shaak!
uk cs times 10
2018-05-10 18:01
4 replies
fuck this shit, why giving Major to a terrorist state run by war criminals and al qaeda and isis supporters?! i boycott this shit!
2018-05-10 19:19
3 replies
+1
2018-05-10 20:01
yeah no
2018-05-10 22:19
Agree
2018-05-11 01:39
Btw your name does not apply anymore since faze won sydney. So faze 1 event 2018 valiance 2
2018-05-10 20:21
3 replies
Valiance actually have 3, they placed 1st-2nd at some qualifier recently but I can’t change my name for another few weeks :>
2018-05-10 20:25
2 replies
Valiance still better than faze, older kovac better kovac
2018-05-10 23:08
#114
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North America bomberNTC
also you spelled valiance wrong
2018-05-10 23:12
If team cant get visa for Minor, it will ensure that they not appear on Major, makes sense!
2018-05-10 18:06
11 replies
Yeah, its smart move from faceit to ensure all the team can attend the major
2018-05-10 18:18
10 replies
#68
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Russia razorVJ
Not sure about other countries, but it's not that easy to get a UK visa as a Russian.
2018-05-10 18:39
9 replies
dont worry i will let you in bby
2018-05-10 19:11
4 replies
#88
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Brazil theluksabm
+rep nice uk guy
2018-05-10 19:17
3 replies
i love you my brazilian friend.
2018-05-10 19:27
2 replies
I hope a lot of people from your country are as friendly as you bro! Going for the Major :D
2018-05-10 20:32
1 reply
hopefully <3333333
2018-05-10 21:19
good
2018-05-10 19:29
Good. We don't want any acid attacks anyway, we have enough problems with them.
2018-05-11 09:26
it's still much easier than us :) i meant US
2018-05-11 21:53
1 reply
like usa
2018-05-11 21:53
"also ensures no team that gets to the Minor will face visa issues for the Major itself" It makes sense
2018-05-10 18:18
1 reply
#55
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United Kingdom Tendies
It does indeed, good guys faceit
2018-05-10 18:18
UK not USA
2018-05-10 19:13
1 reply
#109
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France Astyx
If they have Twickenham for Minors why they dont make Major in this stadium instead ?
2018-05-10 22:30
Very nice 5mins outside my house
2018-05-11 09:11
lol
2018-05-10 18:00
#4
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Poland KasPro
Ooga Booga
2018-05-10 18:00
#5
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Italy marxie
N1
2018-05-10 18:01
$/#GONINJAS
2018-05-10 18:01
NIP to not even being able to attend the minor yet again
2018-05-10 18:01
4 replies
why ?
2018-05-10 18:06
3 replies
because they get fuck by tier 3 teams in the minor qualifier
2018-05-10 18:08
2 replies
not dis time
2018-05-10 18:21
1 reply
#59
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Germany Sabba1
yes dis time again
2018-05-10 18:25
#9
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Ukraine paradox1caL
wtf n1!
2018-05-10 18:01
Damn what I'd give to live in London this summer...
2018-05-10 18:01
5 replies
im so happy i live 30 minutes away from twickenham and wembley for the finals
2018-05-10 18:15
4 replies
Open to let strangers crash? <33 Like even when it's in Denmark, ofc. I live 3-4 hours from copenhagen :'(
2018-05-10 19:04
wait are the final/semis in wembley?
2018-05-11 00:34
2 replies
#121
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Australia OkraN
The actual major is I think
2018-05-11 03:27
1 reply
wow thats actually really cool
2018-05-15 08:51
Nice
2018-05-10 18:01
GOGO
2018-05-10 18:01
nice
2018-05-10 18:01
#14
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United Kingdom tr@c
HYPE
2018-05-10 18:01
3 replies
#19
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United Kingdom galaxzy
+1
2018-05-10 18:02
#26
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United Kingdom SLurSs
+1
2018-05-10 18:03
#46
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV
+1
2018-05-10 18:13
ENGLAND IS MY citY
2018-05-10 18:01
4 replies
haHAA
2018-05-10 18:04
Actually funny
2018-05-10 18:31
#81
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United Kingdom _P2K
greekYikes
2018-05-10 19:00
#107
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World ZMDR
forsenH
2018-05-10 21:47
#17
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Brazil steambored
That's really fucking nice
2018-05-10 18:02
This is done to solve all VISA Issues. Kudos to FACEIT
2018-05-10 18:02
VP/Astralis have to play minor or they will play in main qualifier ?
2018-05-10 18:02
3 replies
Qualifier
2018-05-10 18:08
new challengers stage
2018-05-10 18:44
#98
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Greece knk74
str8 to playins
2018-05-10 20:20
#21
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Poland NeXtEj
...... Lul
2018-05-10 18:02
1 reply
#28
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Turkey willZy
Main qual
2018-05-10 18:04
Seems good
2018-05-10 18:03
FeelsGoodMan Clap
2018-05-10 18:03
hell yeah
2018-05-10 18:03
#25
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Czech Republic Charlie13
visa issues coming :(
2018-05-10 18:03
4 replies
but like then there will be no issues during the major stage like if youre not able to attend at the minor due to the visa issues, you won't be able to attend at the major anyway so
2018-05-10 18:08
3 replies
Great job from faceit tbh, i like the idea
2018-05-10 18:13
Smart move from faceit to ensure all the team can attend the major
2018-05-10 18:19
1 reply
yea dude
2018-05-10 18:31
CIS minor again? I know Quantum and Vega did well, but its still underwhelming compared to others
2018-05-10 18:04
1 reply
Tbh the cis teams that suck online tend to succeed over the chinese and na onliners
2018-05-10 23:11
It's great that UK's taking the initiative to promote CS even though their scene isn't that big, mad respect
2018-05-10 18:05
1 reply
+1 :)
2018-05-10 18:38
#31
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Portugal wiseGOD
Nice. TS to qualify hopefully!
2018-05-10 18:05
3 replies
TeamSpeak got a CSGO team?
2018-05-10 18:32
2 replies
Tempo Storm. He's Portugal.
2018-05-10 18:54
1 reply
#83
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Kazakhstan TimaTea
Fuck I thought Team Spirit :(
2018-05-10 19:03
#32
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Argentina DxRama
cis what region would it be?
2018-05-10 18:05
4 replies
It's like ex Soviet Union
2018-05-10 18:39
3 replies
#102
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Argentina DxRama
again without a place for South America ...
2018-05-10 20:46
2 replies
#105
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United States Chungo0
Americas minor is SA too
2018-05-10 21:33
1 reply
#118
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Argentina DxRama
sisi thank you very much, I had not read everything because I was lazy to translate it
2018-05-11 00:57
RIP visas
2018-05-10 18:06
Just imagine what amount of money is required to bring teams from Asia to London, lol.
2018-05-10 18:07
CIS minor in london lol
2018-05-10 18:08
Makes sense ^v^. FACEIT to host the greatest major ever!
2018-05-10 18:09
FACEiT is doing things right!
2018-05-10 18:10
RIP :D Hals of Cis teams not gonna make visa
2018-05-10 18:11
4 replies
#45
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Slovakia TatKo
+ Asia might have some problems too
2018-05-10 18:12
3 replies
yep, because this is so easy to make visa to uk :D
2018-05-10 18:14
2 replies
Not as bad as NA at least
2018-05-10 18:39
1 reply
nah the UK is really difficult for eastern euros lol
2018-05-10 21:02
FACEIT doing the things right :D #HYPED
2018-05-10 18:15
gay move
2018-05-10 18:16
thats sick, awesome that theyre all b2b as well
2018-05-10 18:18
Is my city
2018-05-10 18:22
#60
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United Kingdom ImDylster
ez for renegades
2018-05-10 18:26
cool! good luck boys! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-10 18:30
faceit is doing some really great moves, this could potentially be the best major ever
2018-05-10 18:45
lets goo
2018-05-10 18:52
thats very cool
2018-05-10 18:57
#82
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
Lets gooo k1ck
2018-05-10 19:02
Good job, faceit. But u ripped a chance for regional fans to watch minor on lan live .
2018-05-10 19:09
people getting stab outside and shiet
2018-05-10 19:23
good
2018-05-10 19:24
Now this some good stuff not like eleague Major's shitty system n visa issues +1 for faceit from me
2018-05-10 19:28
#94
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Russia Darkrus
It's interesting, but also expensive for teams, specially those with bad sponsorships. I think it will cause problems for CIS and Asia regions
2018-05-10 19:28
2 replies
#122
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Australia OkraN
Tournament Organiser (faceit) will likely be the ones paying for flights.
2018-05-11 03:31
1 reply
#125
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Russia Darkrus
Oh its nice!
2018-05-11 14:12
#96
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Denmark denDAY04
This sounds like a pretty neat idea and with good reasoning behind the decisions. Nice job.
2018-05-10 19:30
#106
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Serbia GODKipato
best major inc
2018-05-10 21:33
#110
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Sweden rawrxdd
if its lan the nip will finally make it XDDDD
2018-05-10 22:45
#111
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Poland Vissi
finally qualifiers separate to main event, good job :)
2018-05-10 23:07
Smartguy faceit
2018-05-10 23:13
#116
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Australia SUNSPY
Nice
2018-05-10 23:17
londistan lul
2018-05-11 02:01
#126
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Colombia AlejoBuh
easier to get a visa, like Colombians dont need visa to go EU
2018-05-11 16:58
#127
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Russia Skipoda
the last day of murican minor is my bd swag plz
2018-05-11 21:46
Be happy they didnt give it to israel...
2018-05-12 22:11
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