Americas Minor viewer's guide

The Americas Minor kicks off tomorrow, so we put together a viewer's guide with all of the necessary information to follow the tournament, from the schedule to the the talent.

The Americas Minor will be running on July 7-11, and will have eight teams—six from the closed qualifier and two from the South America qualifiers—fighting for two spots in the New Challenger Stage and $50,000.

NRG will open against Swole Patrol

The tournament will have two groups of four teams that will play GSL-style, from which the best two of each group will move on to the playoffs. The opening and winners' matches will be BO1, while the losers' and decider matches will be BO3, leading to a BO3 double elimination bracket.

The matches will be stretched out over five days. Group A will be played on the first day with the opening matches pitting NRG and Swole Patrol on one hand and eUnited against Não Tem Como on the other. Group B will follow the next day, with Complexity opening against FURIA and Rogue facing Dignitas.

Saturday, July 7th
13:00 - United States NRG vs. United States Swole Patrol | BO1
14:25 - United States eUnited vs. Brazil Não Tem Como | BO1
15:30 - Group A Winners' Match | BO1
16:45 - Group A Elimination Match | BO3
20:00 - Group A Decider Match | BO3

Sunday, July 8th
13:00 - North America Complexity vs. Brazil FURIA | BO1
14:25 - United States Rogue vs. United States Dignitas | BO1
15:30 - Group B Winners' Match | BO1
16:45 - Group B Elimination Match | BO3
20:00 - Group B Decider Match | BO3

Monday, July 9th
17:00 - Upper Bracket Semi-Final #1 | BO3
20:00 - Upper Bracket Semi-Final #2 | BO3

Tuesday, July 10th
19:15 - Upper Bracket Final | BO3
22:30 - Lower Bracket Final | BO3

Wednesday, July 11th
19:15 - Consolidation Final | BO3
22:30 - Grand Final | BO3

There will be a five-man on-air team bringing all of the action live from Twickenham Stadium, including FACEIT's very own James Bardolf and Daniel "ddk" Kapadia. The full talent lineup is:

United Kingdom Frankie Ward - Host

United Kingdom James Bardolph - Commentator
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator

Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

The prize distribution for the $50,000 tournament is the following:

1. - $30,000 + New Challenger Stage
2. - $15,000 + New Challenger Stage
3. - $5,000

#1
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Brazil FallenzeraMIBR 
Gl all teams! NRG and NTC will win.
2018-07-06 16:48
#5
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Canada Conscience 
ok
2018-07-06 16:48
#10
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
PimpHype P.s. noob #1 edited
2018-07-06 16:48
#12
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Sweden Unluko 
nice
2018-07-06 16:48
faster than shakeeh yeaaah
2018-07-06 16:49
NTC xaaxxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaax biggest joke ever heard
2018-07-06 16:49
Expected BR for having hopes for NTC. No chance brother :(
2018-07-06 16:52
ez4NRG
2018-07-06 16:48
#3
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United States Prattatat 
#2 :( ..... Damnit
2018-07-06 16:48
no
2018-07-06 16:48
rip NTC
2018-07-06 16:48
Hi
2018-07-06 16:48
#17
gla1ve | 
China Jexel 
Sup
2018-07-06 16:50
#8
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
PimpHype
2018-07-06 16:48
#9
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Okay
2018-07-06 16:48
ok
2018-07-06 16:48
#13
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
nice
2018-07-06 16:48
NRG and NTC
2018-07-06 16:49
#18
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Norway felt 
DDDDDDDKS <3
2018-07-06 16:50
#19
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Brazil Meop 
Please NTC don't choke it out
2018-07-06 16:51
Nrg and ntc
2018-07-06 16:52
NRG and Rogue to qualify for the Major
2018-07-06 16:52
#23
chelleos | 
New Zealand skux 
why england flag
2018-07-06 16:53
#35
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Poland Kobel_ 
Minor is London
2018-07-06 17:23
What is the New Challenger Stage? Another qualifier after the minor?
2018-07-06 16:53
#27
f0rest | 
Czech Republic Rodus 
Its like the main qualifier. But from boston 2018 its part of the major. So the team that qualify for new challenger stage get stickers.
2018-07-06 16:55
Thanks, so that means we're gonna see Astralis there, rip
2018-07-06 17:27
No they're not. I mean, the New Challengers stage it's part of the Major, so the teams get stickers and that shit. The best teams of that stage will go to the new legends stage (there is Astralis) and the best of that stage, to the new champions stage (the playoffs) go check more about the last major, you'll learn a lot about this new format
2018-07-07 06:05
No advantage for upper bracket team in consolidation final?
2018-07-06 16:55
#36
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Poland Kobel_ 
If that was BO5 then maybe, with BO3 it's too much of an advantage
2018-07-06 17:24
#26
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Brazil kenshii 
NRG and NTC
2018-07-06 16:55
nrg and ntc
2018-07-06 16:55
#29
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Greece knk74 
Nrg and rogue
2018-07-06 16:58
#30
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Poland big_boy_69 
NRG and Furia Mark my words.
2018-07-06 17:09
#31
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Poland big_boy_69 
Who the fuck actually thinks NTC will qualify for the Major? Losing against tier 3 teams Shit IGL
2018-07-06 17:10
#34
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Poland Hell2k 
+1 furia better
2018-07-06 17:13
#32
vsm | 
Brazil pajuno 
ez4furia
2018-07-06 17:11
#33
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Poland Hell2k 
nrg and i dont know
2018-07-06 17:13
#39
Australia DubL 
I think the other team to make it through would be between complexity, rogue and furia
2018-07-06 17:31
#37
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Poland Kobel_ 
I want Swole Patrol stickers
2018-07-06 17:25
#40
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Brazil Gokmun 
NRG and NTC
2018-07-06 17:47
NRG and one of NTC/coL/eU will make it
2018-07-06 19:13
NRG and Rogue.
2018-07-07 06:13
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