Europe Minor viewer's guide

eZlo
July 18th, 2018 14:12

With the Europe Minor about to start, we have put together a viewer's guide with all the information you need to know regarding the event.

The road to the FACEIT Major will continue on Thursday with the fourth and last Minor, where eight European teams will battle it out for two spots at the showpiece event, as well as for their share of a $50,000 prize pool.

The eight sides have been drawn into two groups of four, which will be played out in a GSL format. The opening and the winners' matches will be best-of-one games, while the elimination and the decider clashes will consist of best-of-three series. The top two teams from both groups will proceed to the double-elimination, best-of-three playoffs.

NiP are the highest-ranked team in attendance

Here are the groups for the event:

The group stage will be played on the first two days of the tournament, while the playoffs will be held over the week, with the complete schedule looking as follows:

Thursday, July 19
15:30 - Denmark OpTic vs. France 3DMAX | BO1
16:45 - Finland ENCE vs. France LeftOut | BO1
18:00 - Group A winners' match | BO1
19:15 - Group A elimination match | BO3
22:30 - Group A decider | BO3

Friday, July 20
15:30 - Poland Kinguin vs. Denmark Sprout | BO1
16:45 - Sweden NiP vs. Sweden Red Reserve | BO1
18:00 - Group B winners' match | BO1
19:15 - Group B elimination match | BO3
22:30 - Group B decider | BO3

Saturday, July 21
13:00 - Upper bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
16:15 - Upper bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
19:30 - Lower bracket final | BO3

Sunday, July 22
13:00 - Upper bracket final | BO3
16:15 - Consolidation final | BO3
19:30 - Grand final | BO3

A five-man crew will be guiding the viewers through the action during the four day-event, with the highly-popular duo Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett-Henry "HenryG" Greer providing live commentary on the matches, while Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez be sitting at the analyst desk, beside host Tres "stunna" Saranthus.

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Host

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquere - Analyst

Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator

Finally, the prize pool distribution looks as follows:

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

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 Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.16
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
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Canada Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
#1
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Denmark 1924 
nice
2018-07-18 14:12
1. Leftout 2. Optic
2018-07-18 14:14
#16
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-07-18 14:16
1. Optic 2. 3DMAX
2018-07-18 14:43
No chance for 3DMAX
2018-07-18 14:46
did u saw last games from them ? MAKA IS INSANE
2018-07-18 14:48
#49
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Denmark Twikzera 
Maniac???? Glad your back
2018-07-18 14:52
I saw but you will see man
2018-07-18 15:51
3d max has a pretty good chance i'd say
2018-07-18 17:29
#63
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Australia KryptEn|HLTV 
Its gonna be 3dmax and nip, #GONINJAS
2018-07-18 23:31
#47
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Finland pornokarhu 
1.ENCE 2.optic
2018-07-18 14:49
#52
MAJ3R | 
France BeeenJaY 
Hoping both french team will go to major but ENCE nd Optic are both better teams i think
2018-07-18 15:07
#53
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Finland pornokarhu 
+1
2018-07-18 15:11
#69
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United States qkrtz 
Hell I want 3DMAX and LeftOut to go through also but how would the stickers work for a team that is logoless?
2018-07-19 14:40
#19
Thorin | 
Netherlands Rafv 
1 Optic 2 Kingwin EZ for Kinguin
2018-07-18 14:18
#21
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Cleandog 
Agreed +1
2018-07-18 14:22
#2
JD | 
Poland Tyraelllll 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-18 14:12
#29
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Brazil coldzinNTC 
hahahaha NiP more like RiP
2018-07-18 14:33
#58
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Russia Deponator 
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2018-07-18 15:52
PogChamp
2018-07-18 14:12
#4
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Finland perkelemeister 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-18 14:13
Nice
2018-07-18 14:13
n1
2018-07-18 14:13
#7
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Finland msucsgo 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-18 14:13
#8
Jame | 
Israel altandi 
ez for uhh.... hmmm
2018-07-18 14:13
#9
SPUNJ | 
Australia nazzle 
ez4ence also id like to say NiP but i dont honestly know at this point
2018-07-18 14:14
#30
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Brazil coldzinNTC 
optic
2018-07-18 14:33
I'm about 50/50 on NiP. They keep choking but I can see Dennis and Lekr0 giving it their all to qualify. Maybe Rez too. It's the old timers I'm worried about.
2018-07-18 14:35
#39
Jame | 
Israel altandi 
i think the matches are going to be great to watch
2018-07-18 14:38
#11
pannari | 
Finland siisto 
+1
2018-07-18 14:14
Ez for Spunj tbh
2018-07-18 14:14
#13
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Sweden Rexz 
Let's go NiP, we need some fresh stickers especially R EZ stickers
2018-07-18 14:15
#14
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Sweden godname 
Last Chance for NIP or i think GTR and forest will retire
2018-07-18 14:16
#22
device | 
Netherlands fiwish 
NEO and TaZ are way wrose then them but did they retire xD
2018-07-18 14:24
#38
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Sweden godname 
TAZ still playing good then,not pasha or neo
2018-07-18 14:37
#66
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India GET_REKT1337 
TaZ is a mediocre player in tier 4 now.
2018-07-19 06:47
NiP and LeftOut let’s goo
2018-07-18 14:16
lets go ENCE
2018-07-18 14:17
#18
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
So ez 4 optic
2018-07-18 14:17
#20
draken | 
Sweden rawrxdd 
Optic and nip
2018-07-18 14:22
Tbh I put my money on Optic/Ence/Left out best ones with a chance. Don't see nip making it out of this
2018-07-18 14:25
It's gonna take some superstar stuff from Dennis, Lekr0 and Rez for them to make it. I have very little faith in the old guys.
2018-07-18 14:36
#24
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Sweden carlssonfja 
Nip pls do it
2018-07-18 14:27
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-18 14:29
#26
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Portugal tarikesque 
LET'S GO OPTIC!!
2018-07-18 14:29
#27
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Lithuania size_matters 
groups are kinda shit since ENCE, LEftOut and Optic in the same group anways eZ4ENCE
2018-07-18 14:29
#28
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United Kingdom DyNamiq_ 
Not ez4nip
2018-07-18 14:32
#31
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Turkey emiliosantos 
optic nip wouldnt qualify. MARK MY WORDS
2018-07-18 14:33
#32
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France Jeeb183 
To me, each team of group A is better than any team in group B, except maybe Red Reserve
2018-07-18 14:34
I have a feeling Optic / NiP will find a way to lose
2018-07-18 14:34
I don't think Optic will go very deep in the major but they seem to be pretty good at the qualifying stages of tournaments, as far as just playing solid CS and edging out the opponent with good fundamentals. Jugi, K0nfig and Gade are unfortunately all pretty all over the place. You can always trust Cajun though.
2018-07-18 14:39
#34
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Finland eMBeJaana 
1. ENCE 2. Optic
2018-07-18 14:35
ez for Ence + optic or kinguin
2018-07-18 14:35
RIP NiP
2018-07-18 14:38
#42
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Finland nexustron 
Ence Optic
2018-07-18 14:40
Very hard for me to pick here. Optic, Ence, Nip and Red Reserve are the most likely IMO, but I feel like anyone but 3DMax can upset here. I got a slight feeling that Sprout can outplay some of the big names here (LeftOut and NiP), they've got good fundamentals and some decent talent honestly.
2018-07-18 14:43
#48
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
This Minor is stacked compared to the other ones but still only 2 spots :(
2018-07-18 14:51
Nip to major kappa
2018-07-18 14:55
#51
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Poland KasPro 
Let's go kinguin
2018-07-18 15:04
ez 4 the top1 polish team.
2018-07-18 15:31
#55
NEKIZ | 
Brazil Gokmun 
Optic + 1
2018-07-18 15:40
#56
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
This time NiP will make it to the major,mark my words. /close
2018-07-18 15:43
E N C E 4 T H E W I N S
2018-07-18 15:57
#60
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Brazil l0ner 
1- ENCE / OpTic 2- Ninjas in Pyjamas
2018-07-18 16:27
#62
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
where is denisthebestplayer
2018-07-18 20:17
ENCE OpTic / Kinguin
2018-07-19 00:44
ez4ence
2018-07-19 03:55
#67
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Finland whiskey_csgo 
1. ENCE 2. OpTic 3. NiP 4. LeftOut You thank later
2018-07-19 10:49
#68
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Brazil Collee 
"NiP are the highest-ranked team in attendance" lul must be the worst major ever
2018-07-19 10:50
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