Americas Minor South America & North America closed qualifier invites announced
The invited teams to North America and South America closed qualifiers ahead of the Americas Minor have been announced by the organizers.
North America's closed qualifier ahead of the Americas Minor, which will have six spots at the main event on offer, is set to run on June 12-14, featuring eight teams coming from a series of open qualifiers and eight directly invited sides.
Having dropped back to the Minor system following a 15th-16th placing at IEM Katowice, NRG are among the headliners in the list of invited teams alongside Cloud9, who were unable to keep their spot at the Major after losing three members of the lineup that had placed 9th-11th in Poland.
On the South American side of things, where two spots at the Americas Minor will be up for grabs from June 4-6, 16 teams will be taking part in the closed qualifier, as well, with half of them advancing through a quartet of open qualifiers and the remaining half invited.
Unsurprisingly, mainly Brazilian teams have been extended an invitation, with just one exception in Isurus. The list also includes DETONA, who will be unable to use Vinicius "vsm" Moreira due to his status as a Valve-banned player, among some of the region's biggest names such as INTZ and Sharks.
The full list of teams invited to each closed qualifier looks as follows: