Asia Minor viewer's guide

MIRAA
July 15th, 2018 21:14

The Asia Minor leading up to the second Major of 2018 is about to start, so we have prepared a viewer's guide with all the information you need to know to watch the $50,000 tournament.

The third Minor of the FACEIT Major circuit will kick off on Monday with eight teams squaring off for two spots at the next $1 million Valve-sponsored event plus their share of a $50,000 prize fund.

Visa issues forced Signature to miss the event and will see several other teams field stand-ins in London, including the Thai team's own replacement, BOOT-d[S], who will be travelling to the UK with Leslie "Bobosaur" Soen instead of Alikhan "w1nt3r" Kopzhanov.

Renegades are the favourites heading into the event

VG.Flash, one of the favourites heading into the event, will not be able to field their full line-up either after YuanZhang "AttackeR" Sheng sustained a foot injury playing basketball, with coach Zhenghui "z8z" Liu replacing him in the starting line-up.

The eight competing teams have been drawn into two double-elimination groups, featuring best-of-three matches in the lower bracket. The top two teams from both groups will advance to the double-elimination, best-of-three playoffs.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

The complete schedule for this five-day competition looks as follows:

Monday, July 16
09:00 - China VG.Flash vs. Japan SCARZ Absolute | BO1
10:15 - Australia Renegades vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S] | BO1
11:30 - Group A winners' match | BO1
12:45 - Group A elimination match | BO3
16:00 - Group A decider | BO3

Tuesday, July 17
09:00 - China TYLOO vs. Other 5POWER | BO1
10:15 - Australia Tainted Minds vs. Israel Uniquestars | BO1
11:30 - Group B winners' match | BO1
12:45 - Group B elimination match | BO3
16:00 - Group B decider | BO3

Wednesday, July 18
09:00 - Upper bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
12:15 - Upper bracket semi-final #2 | BO3

Thursday, July 19
09:00 - Upper bracket final | BO3
12:15 - Lower bracket final | BO3

Friday, July 20
09:00 - Consolidation final | BO3
12:15 - Grand final | BO3

Taking viewers through the action on the English stream will be a seven-man team including the winners of the ECS Community Caster Challenge, Adam "Dinko" Hawthorne and Alexander "Hawka" Hawkins, Tres "stunna" Saranthus as host and Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill as analyst.

The complete on-air team for the event looks as follows:

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Host

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
India Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam - Analyst

United Kingdom James Bardolph - Commentator
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
United Kingdom Adam "Dinko" Hawthorne - Commentator
United Kingdom Alexander "Hawka" Hawkins - Commentator

The prize distribution for the Minor is the following:

1. - $30,000 + spot in New Challengers Stage
2. - $15,000 + spot in New Challengers Stage
3. - $5,000

China YuanZhang 'AttackeR' Sheng
YuanZhang 'AttackeR' Sheng
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
642
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
China Zhenghui 'z8z' Liu
Zhenghui 'z8z' Liu
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
42
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.12
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
151
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
Kazakhstan Alikhan 'w1nt3r' Kopzhanov
Alikhan 'w1nt3r' Kopzhanov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
86
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Singapore Leslie 'Bobosaur' Soen
Leslie 'Bobosaur' Soen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
65
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#1
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Spain Baitzera_MIBR 
1. Tyloo 2. Renegades
2018-07-15 21:14
#3
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez
2018-07-15 21:14
#4
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Austria shaakeh 
expecteching
2018-07-15 21:14
#8
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Denmark Master_Baitor 
unexpecteching
2018-07-15 21:15
#21
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-07-15 21:27
1) Renegades 2) TyLoo (honestly it doesn’t matter the order) 3) B.O.O.T-d[S] 4) Tainted Minds 5-6) 5Power + VG.Flash 7-8) SZ Absolute + Uniquestars
2018-07-15 21:31
#67
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Japan soneFILER 
nope 1) tyloo 2) sz absolute 3/4) renegades/tainted minds 5/6) boot/5power 7/8) vg.flash/uniquestars
2018-07-16 10:11
+1
2018-07-16 12:40
Fuck you were right gg
2018-07-17 23:14
#83
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Japan soneFILER 
not entirely. messed up the uniquestars predict :(
2018-07-18 04:57
Very close so far though :)
2018-07-18 07:08
Very close so far though :)
2018-07-18 07:08
Very close so far though :)
2018-07-18 07:08
1) Renegades 2) TyLoo (honestly it doesn’t matter the order) 3) B.O.O.T-d[S] 4) Tainted Minds 5-6) 5Power + VG.Flash 7-8) SZ Absolute + Uniquestars
2018-07-15 21:31
#28
znajder | 
Israel Bnkai 
1. Renegades 2. Uniquestars
2018-07-15 21:34
#58
Nifty | 
United States Proverb 
Ez for dem Israelis
2018-07-16 05:27
1-2 rng, vg
2018-07-15 22:46
ez 4 Uniquestars
2018-07-15 23:10
#75
Eva | 
Latvia godeerrr 
the whole fucking time
2018-07-16 12:36
#2
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Ireland TGC_ 
ez 4 tyloo
2018-07-15 21:14
#32
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Brazil coldzinNTC 
Israel in Asia? wtf?
2018-07-15 21:52
#33
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Ireland TGC_ 
Turkey is aswell, SS can play Asia Minor if they want
2018-07-15 22:06
yeah like 90% of Turkey is part of Asia Continent.
2018-07-15 22:32
#47
Mo | 
China seeker_Liu 
srsly? If so, why not?
2018-07-16 02:56
#53
NAF | 
Canada Chizten 
already in the major
2018-07-16 03:23
#56
Mo | 
China seeker_Liu 
Oh nvm, my bad.
2018-07-16 04:07
#81
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Israel uPsid3 
Israel is in Asia m8
2018-07-17 09:50
#5
shox | 
Ukraine d3s7r 
ez boot dc (joke)
2018-07-15 21:15
#22
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Italy InSuu 
3rd best in minor m8
2018-07-15 21:28
#61
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Israel Rea77y 
U wrong m8 its uniquestars they have the best upset potencial
2018-07-16 07:11
#87
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Italy InSuu 
OH SRY xd
2018-07-18 13:46
#6
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Brazil FaelEz 
go tyloo
2018-07-15 21:15
Ez 4 ((()))
2018-07-15 21:15
btw i am f0rest
2018-07-15 21:16
#64
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Portugal Pato_Gula 
Hi Gtr! I’m not fox btw
2018-07-16 08:34
Ez4 TyLoo and SCARZ
2018-07-15 21:18
#14
crow | 
United States Laxon 
GO SCARZ
2018-07-15 21:21
#15
mixwell | 
Spain loviac 
2017 lul
2018-07-15 21:21
What a shit show this will be
2018-07-15 21:23
#17
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Brazil beckergod 
lol why make this, all ppl know tyloo and renegades qualify to major always happen
2018-07-15 21:24
whos bleh :)
2018-07-15 21:24
#42
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Australia CaZeR01 
You
2018-07-15 23:30
wow so exciting not
2018-07-15 21:25
Renegades and Tainted minds BlessRNG
2018-07-15 21:26
#24
s1mple | 
Canada Dumbest 
-1 +1 i hope tyloo make it because their stickers is expensive rn we want a cheaper once tainted minds have the best logo there so yes
2018-07-15 21:30
#23
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Brazil FaZeColdzera 
5power n rng to major qual
2018-07-15 21:29
#27
znajder | 
Israel Bnkai 
GL UNIQ
2018-07-15 21:33
ez for hawka (?)
2018-07-15 21:35
#30
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Sweden TDK Em1L 
Always RENEGADES FIRST PLACE TYLOO SECOND PLACE ALWAYS 100%
2018-07-15 21:42
#31
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Korea XigNw0w 
It's so stupid that none of Thais got their visa approved, 5power has 3 stand-ins because of Mongolians got their visas denied as well. How on earth this is able to happen, can countries actually approve e-sports and give them the same visas that athletes use, so it's not so painful to read these news? The UK suffocates Asian cs and partly CIS cs makes me so mad when cs tries it hardest to become even more global and give lower tier, csgo scenes a little chance to compete and gain experience.
2018-07-15 21:47
#43
HS | 
Cyprus blessdevve 
+1
2018-07-15 23:55
Yeah, Asia Minor in the UK so no Asian teams can attend :-p
2018-07-16 04:58
#34
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Iraq KEYAj 
1) TyLoo 2) Renegades 3) B.O.O.T-d[S] 4) Uniquestars 5-6) VG.Flash + Tainted Minds 7-8) SZ Absolute + 5Power
2018-07-15 22:13
1. Renegades 2. Tainted Minds 3. TyLoo
2018-07-15 22:47
#38
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Uruguay Zorrondo 
who cares about cheaters asians.
2018-07-15 22:53
#62
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Singapore Apeacefulguy 
China not equal to all asians dumbass
2018-07-16 07:26
#39
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Peru vaniIIa 
attacker cant play CS bc he hurt his foot? lul
2018-07-15 23:00
#41
Germany [ml] 
Go moxie.
2018-07-15 23:14
It's gonna be tyloo and renegades just like it is every minor.
2018-07-16 00:44
#45
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Denmark danska 
Tier 8 CS ResidentSleeper
2018-07-16 00:54
SZA will win the whole major and then proceed to become the #1 csgo team in the world Kappa
2018-07-16 01:58
#48
Mo | 
China seeker_Liu 
Everyone is saying that Rene and Tyloo will grab the spots, but I think saying that by now is way too early. Lets watch the group stage first.
2018-07-16 02:57
#49
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Finland no_man 
Five days of clash of trash
2018-07-16 03:15
+1
2018-07-16 03:20
Ez 4 TyLoo and Renegades
2018-07-16 03:20
Stunna, SPUNJ and Bleh Name a more iconic trio
2018-07-16 03:21
#54
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Australia t0rrent 
1. Renegades 2. Tained minds We're taking over this minor boys
2018-07-16 04:00
#55
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Japan 0RC4_ 
Good luck! SCARZ Absolute!
2018-07-16 04:03
#59
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Australia t0rrent 
Also, thank fuck hugo is not casting
2018-07-16 06:45
#63
kennyS | 
Indonesia kitsugi 
TYLOO!!!
2018-07-16 08:31
SCARZ sticker
2018-07-16 08:37
Ez 4 greek cs
2018-07-16 09:42
Who is coaching renegades ?
2018-07-16 10:15
#69
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
gogo vg
2018-07-16 10:43
#78
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
useless minor always renegades and tyloo
2018-07-16 14:26
#79
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World spaaace 
how does a foot injury stop you playing cs?
2018-07-16 19:27
Title is a bit eyebrow raising out of context
2018-07-17 00:40
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