ESL to host all Minors in Katowice

MIRAA
October 9th, 2018 18:53

ESL will host all four Minors leading to the IEM Katowice Major in the same city as the main event, it has been revealed.

The announcement was made on Twitter by ESL's Vice President for Pro Gaming, Michal "CARMAC" Blicharz, who added that this decision will help teams from certain regions to secure visas for the events.

Hosting all the Minors in the same country as the main event was a system introduced by FACEIT ahead of the company's London Major with a view to providing more consistency between the competitions and limiting roster changes and visa issues.

Carmac reveals that all Minors will be held in Katowice

Still, Signature and Nemiga both missed the Minors after being refused visa permits, while 5POWER,PLINK, Monolith and Uniquestars had to travel to London with stand-ins.

Earlier on Tuesday, ESL revealed the first details about the qualifying process for the Minors, kicking off in just two weeks' time. Registration for the online qualifiers in all four regions will open next week.

#1
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Denmark WTZL123 
Interesting change for a start
2018-10-09 18:54
#2
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Hyped
2018-10-09 18:54
#6
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Netherlands PolandRepublic 
yes m2
2018-10-09 18:54
nice
2018-10-09 18:55
ESL tier 1 event
2018-10-09 18:59
#60
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Austria shaakeh 
expected, ESL & ELEAGUE > everything
2018-10-09 19:39
#93
NoQu | 
Poland komoda 
Smart move! Everyone gonna get visa to 4th world country XDDD
2018-10-09 23:55
#95
Nifty | 
Poland Kwjx22 
XD +1
2018-10-11 09:54
#26
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Noice
2018-10-09 18:57
#7
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Netherlands Vladrurik 
How on earth are you people so fast? Do you just sit on the news tab and refresh all day long?
2018-10-09 18:54
clicked on main page and suddenly it was there with 0 comments, lucky
2018-10-09 18:56
#89
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Brazil hugoooo 
Why lucky? What did you win?
2018-10-09 21:47
because something low chance happened
2018-10-09 22:12
#20
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Got notification via hltv app
2018-10-09 18:57
#49
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
does hltv has an app? wtf i searched it on the play store and didn't find anything.
2018-10-09 19:11
#50
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
It does have and idk why cant u find it
2018-10-09 19:12
#71
Netherlands itsm 
Been using it for the last year. Love the app! Instant notification but I dont care about being first
2018-10-09 19:56
#94
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Poland 0VERATED 
Yes it does, but it is not supported from few months. Look at my last thread, there is answer
2018-10-10 16:31
#15
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Where is #1 WTF
2018-10-09 18:56
#27
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Cambodia Nikoemok 
It's a bug hahha
2018-10-09 18:57
#28
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
unluko
2018-10-09 18:58
#41
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Europe traqqi 
probably got flagged as spam by a bot, so it got deleted
2018-10-09 19:04
yay
2018-10-09 18:54
#4
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Netherlands PolandRepublic 
nice
2018-10-09 18:54
who?
2018-10-09 18:54
#8
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Russia RossHolloway 
it's definitely easier to get polish visa than UK LUL.
2018-10-09 18:55
Polish visa = schengen visa
2018-10-09 19:01
#35
smooya | 
United Kingdom Johal 
Wouldnt it be a european visa not a polish one
2018-10-09 19:01
Yes
2018-10-09 19:24
easy and whatever is connected with our government agencies can't be put in the same sentence.
2018-10-09 19:48
#9
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North America Kalihi_ 
Quality moves
2018-10-09 18:55
omg
2018-10-09 18:55
#12
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Greece Poor_Noob 
esl good faceit shit
2018-10-09 18:55
why ?
2018-10-09 18:55
#14
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
ok, but no facebook streams plz, burn that f*cking useless contract
2018-10-09 18:56
#29
rain | 
Slovakia Fragolaaa 
It's sponsored by Valve, so it won't be on facebook
2018-10-09 18:58
#39
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
oh nice :D
2018-10-09 19:03
#52
EspiranTo | 
Poland bow_ 
but Valve-Twitch isn't RIP man :P
2018-10-09 19:17
Its an IEM major facebook exclusivity contract is tied the the ESL One brand, not IEM
2018-10-09 19:04
Nothing to do with it. Esl hosts the event. That shit would be facebook stream too. But all major have to be streamed on twitch so it doesnt matter who hosts or which contracts they have
2018-10-09 19:48
#70
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United States Raptorial 
No the contract is for only ESL ONE and ESL Pro league events. All IEM events have been on twitch as they arent part of the contract.
2018-10-09 19:53
#80
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United States Shadow272 
Yes But even if it was an esl one event It would be streamed on twitch as well
2018-10-09 20:31
#73
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
It must be streamed on twitch to give random viewers souvenir cases
2018-10-09 20:02
#16
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United Arab Emirates VASU 
WHATEVER IT MAYBE, pls CHANGE THE GROUP STAGE SYSTEM. MAKE IT A LOWER BRACKET AND UPPER BRACKET SYSTEM TO MAKE THE MAJOR MORE INTERESTING.
2018-10-09 18:56
+1
2018-10-09 19:06
WE WANT THE SYSTEME FROM DOTA NOOOOOOW
2018-10-09 19:49
#74
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United Arab Emirates VASU 
YESSSS
2018-10-09 20:04
#90
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Europe 21hellboy 
We don't need dota's system on the major, we need the international for the csgo and then we can have the same system, cuz who would've want to play so many matches for just 500k$ cmonBruh we brothas in the hood make 500k$ just after one robbery (wait what?)
2018-10-09 21:47
nah i dont want TI. then i wouldnt see steel at any tournaments anymore.
2018-10-09 22:36
#96
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United Arab Emirates VASU 
I WANT A DYNAMIC PRIZE POOL AND AN EXPANDED SYSTEM OF THE ESL ONE COLOGNE FORMAT. ENOUGH OF THE SWISS-BUTTHOLE SYSTEM, FOOKIN BO1s SUCCC DEEEK
2018-10-15 11:12
#19
cyx | 
Belarus bys3l2k 
nice, Nemiga go go <3
2018-10-09 18:56
Thanks valve
2018-10-09 18:57
#22
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Poland soned 
EZ POLSKA <3 <3
2018-10-09 18:57
#23
rain | 
Slovakia Fragolaaa 
Nice
2018-10-09 18:57
good
2018-10-09 18:57
#25
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United States ShanksTD 
Great news! Lessens the issues of teams playing with stand ins in the major proper, now just get them BO3 Swiss groups and we've got ourselves a real tournament!
2018-10-09 18:57
#47
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Russia r3sp 
+1 to bo3 swiss
2018-10-09 19:09
#30
suNny | 
Vietnam Oida 
Expected from ES "best organiser ever" L
2018-10-09 18:58
expected from ES"FACEBOOKSTREAM"L
2018-10-09 19:00
#37
suNny | 
Vietnam Oida 
For me the stream is just as good/bad as twitch. also more lightweight player, but yt still best streaming platform, but Twitch propaganda too big.
2018-10-09 19:02
all the hype but then reality strikes its facebook stream
2018-10-09 19:01
IEM-branded events are not part of the deal. It will be on twitch.
2018-10-09 19:44
rly? well thanks for the info i thought esl money whore took over everything with that facebook deal
2018-10-09 19:46
Intercontinental Minor?
2018-10-09 19:02
#38
cyx | 
Belarus bys3l2k 
i viseted this Major, because Poland visas its so ez pz
2018-10-09 19:03
:3
2018-10-09 19:06
#45
cyx | 
Belarus bys3l2k 
i have visas, i take in 27.09.2018, over 28.09.2019
2018-10-09 19:07
nice
2018-10-09 19:08
#42
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Germany sleezy 
im super hyped for esl major, looking for some quality content
2018-10-09 19:06
ay
2018-10-09 19:09
Well, then also make sure to kick them out if they can't provide the visa X weeks before the main event. In London it didn't work perfectly.
2018-10-09 19:14
#53
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Poland XMS17 
POLAND POWER
2018-10-09 19:20
#54
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Poland dziad5 
ESL is the best.
2018-10-09 19:22
2019 February
2018-10-09 19:24
NOOO
2018-10-09 19:26
#58
Anders | 
Denmark Anderss 
faking facebook bich
2018-10-09 19:30
Omg yeeeeeeeees ESL IS THE FUCKIN BEST MA FRIEND
2018-10-09 19:38
#61
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India omg_noob 
i hope this shit is not on Facebook
2018-10-09 19:41
#64
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Brazil marcosopora 
GLORIA DEUX
2018-10-09 19:48
#68
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Poland Apollo93 
Cool
2018-10-09 19:49
#69
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Poland crouzzz 
POGGERS MY CITY
2018-10-09 19:50
#72
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Brazil siedlarczykK 
LETS WATCH THE MAJOR EATING PIEROGIES AND DRINKING ZUBRÓWKA IF CONFIRMS THE SWISS FORMAT BO3 THEN WE'LL HAVE A REAL MAJOR
2018-10-09 20:02
#76
fnx | 
Poland neverbait 
nice fake flag que ota?
2018-10-09 20:16
#77
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Brazil siedlarczykK 
Polak rodzina ale mieszkam w Brazylii
2018-10-09 20:17
#78
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Brazil siedlarczykK 
Polak or Polsce?
2018-10-09 20:19
#82
fnx | 
Poland neverbait 
Polska rodzina... oh nice i had family in brasil aswell
2018-10-09 20:44
#83
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Brazil siedlarczykK 
Thanks yeah there are many polaks here, especially in the south
2018-10-09 21:06
#84
EspiranTo | 
Poland bow_ 
Polak - polish person (w) Polsce - (in) Poland ("Polsce" is variant on building sentence) "Polska rodzina" is correct sentence (nominal sentence)
2018-10-09 21:10
#85
EspiranTo | 
Poland bow_ 
it's hard to learn :P If I had been born abroad, I wouldn't learn the Polish language
2018-10-09 21:13
#86
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Brazil siedlarczykK 
yeah it is I make a big shit with "Jeden" "Jedno" "Jedna" but im already able to talk a little Taksówkarz będziesz rozumieć gdzie chcę jadę, if he doesnt, i already prepared the "Czy mowisz po algieslku?"
2018-10-09 21:24
bo3 swiss system is boring as fuck, just give us proper GSL
2018-10-09 20:24
#75
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Europe pawlosek888 
carmac is a lefist pos sellout
2018-10-09 20:10
#81
s1mple | 
United States Weskerz 
appreciate it gaben
2018-10-09 20:35
#87
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Europe 21hellboy 
Expected
2018-10-09 21:31
#88
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Turkey MoonsterCS 
Space Soldiers Minör den mi Yoksa Ana Elemelerinden Mi Katılacak Major'e
2018-10-09 21:38
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