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.
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 - NRG vs. Swole Patrol | BO1
14:25 - eUnited vs. 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
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:
Frankie Ward - Host
James Bardolph - Commentator
Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
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