Americas Minor group draw and schedule announced

StarLadder has announced the group draw and schedule for the Americas Minor, kicking off on July 17.

The eight contestants, who came through the closed qualifiers that were held in South America and North America, have been drawn into two double-elimination groups for the first stage of the tournament, which will be held in Berlin from July 17-21.

The top two teams of the Americas Minor will secure participation in the Challengers Stage of the StarLadder Major, while the third-placed side will have another chance to qualify via the Minor Play-In, offering three slots in the first stage of the Major.

stanislaw looks to lead his team to the New Challengers stage

Much like its European counterpart, the Americas Minor will see a GSL group stage format, featuring best-of-one opening matches and best-of-three series in all following match-ups. Two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs, which will also feature a double-elimination format.

Below are the groups for the Americas Minor:

The clear favourites of Group A are NRG, who recently debuted their newly-adjusted lineup, featuring Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz, at ESL One Cologne, securing a quarter-final finish at the $300,000 event. Group B is spearheaded by FURIA, the sole remaining Brazilian roster in the top 10 of the world rankings. The team will look to repeat their endeavour from the previous Minor, where they finished in second place to book a spot at the IEM Katowice Major.

The comprehensive schedule for the Americas Minor is the following:

Wednesday, July 17

10:00 - United States NRG vs. Brazil TeamOne | BO1
10:00 - Brazil FURIA vs. Brazil INTZ | BO1
11:15 - United States Singularity vs. Brazil Sharks | BO1
11:15 - United States eUnited vs. Brazil Luminosity | BO1
12:30 - Group A winners' match | BO3
12:30 - Group B winners' match | BO3

Thursday, July 18

10:00 - Group A elimination match | BO3
10:00 - Group B elimination match | BO3
13:00 - Group A decider match | BO3
13:00 - Group B decider match | BO3

Friday, July 19

10:00 - Group A #1 vs. Group B #2 | BO3
13:00 - Group B #1 vs. Group A #2 | BO3

Saturday, July 20

10:00 - Elimination match | BO3
13:00 - Winners' bracket final | BO3

Sunday, July 21

14:00 - Lower bracket final | BO3

Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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United States keebler 
Nice
2019-07-10 22:00
#7
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Mexico EuphoriaFTW 
EZ for eUnited and NRG
2019-07-10 22:01
#10
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl 
Brazil is taking over
2019-07-10 22:01
not really
2019-07-10 22:34
the airport
2019-07-11 03:25
XAXZAXAAXAAXAXAAXXAXAXA
2019-07-11 06:02
Nrg yes Eunited fucking no 1 Nrg 2 Furia 3 Lg
2019-07-10 22:12
eUnited >>> lulminosity wtf u on drugs??? Big delusional
2019-07-10 22:39
I agree with mister brasil. eUnited is shit
2019-07-10 22:45
#54
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Portugal NMS_467 
eUnited is not that shit, they are playing good cs but I'm going with mister brasil in this one.
2019-07-11 00:30
#74
cocada | 
Brazil Xeruh 
I think INTZ is going 3rd
2019-07-11 03:12
#79
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United States LZRswag 
eUnited just owned Furia lmao eUnited easily is qualifying
2019-07-11 05:15
Nice joke!
2019-07-14 06:26
#42
FalleN | 
Brazil Tablari 
they have felps now
2019-07-10 22:47
LG can be realy good man Boltz was top 20 player back in 2017 Steel prety respectable igl and ok aimer Hen1 great Awp but inconcistent Felps has lots of talent just needs a fit Nekiz did great in a couple os evenst last year
2019-07-11 00:05
#60
apEX | 
France Axpie 
Flag, flair and name checks out
2019-07-11 00:34
+1 cumpa
2019-07-11 07:35
Tell me where u buy your drugs, i need some. Btw, ez for FURIA and NRG
2019-07-17 05:44
wtf youre not BIGGEST_BIG_FAN
2019-07-10 22:02
#20
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
GROUP A HAHAHAH
2019-07-10 22:10
#2
kNgV- | 
Brazil GMazzei 
Wow
2019-07-10 22:00
#3
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United States TheeEngie 
EZ4NRG
2019-07-10 22:00
#4
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
Gl
2019-07-10 22:00
noice
2019-07-10 22:00
#6
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North America daesoulae 
eunited or nrg to win
2019-07-10 22:01
#43
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United States PrisMcsgo 
Fuck eunited piece of shot org
2019-07-10 22:58
u forgot Furia.
2019-07-11 16:28
EZ FURIA NRG
2019-07-10 22:01
#9
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United States k3ar 
Group A is a joke
2019-07-10 22:01
#32
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Ukraine wegg 
+1
2019-07-10 22:32
#39
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Portugal Agricultor 
Sharks can win, mark my words
2019-07-10 22:44
#55
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Brazil parrud0www 
I agree, they always show a nice CS on majors.
2019-07-11 00:30
#76
KSCERATO | 
Europe L1iMA 
No and no
2019-07-11 03:54
Ez4nrg
2019-07-10 22:02
#12
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Denmark ghostan11 
Sharks t1 sin in the same group while group b is so stacked
2019-07-10 22:02
#80
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Brazil MrLucas 
+1 Nrg with the easy spot
2019-07-11 05:27
#98
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Germany bVicious 
+1
2019-07-11 13:59
no mexican teams, maybe racism
2019-07-10 22:03
#72
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Brazil Doug_CeL 
maybe mexico dont have teams lol
2019-07-11 01:59
#99
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Germany bVicious 
At least no teams that can compete
2019-07-11 13:59
#105
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Brazil Doug_CeL 
That's what I mean
2019-07-11 18:10
none of these teams deserve to be at the major
2019-07-10 22:04
#29
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Argentina macrigato 
And which team does? Lol
2019-07-10 22:23
vp
2019-07-10 23:28
0/8
2019-07-10 23:34
#61
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Portugal NMS_467 
VP is worst than Sharks man, what you talking about
2019-07-11 00:43
Yes, the most popular American team... 0/8
2019-07-11 04:38
group B is the group of the death
2019-07-10 22:06
5AM for us the first game. :( feelsbad
2019-07-10 22:07
#49
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Brazil g4laxI 
+1
2019-07-10 23:59
#18
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Sweden Trkmag 
Group B unfair 5 BR teams in NA minor kkkkkk
2019-07-10 22:09
#40
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Portugal Agricultor 
"Americas"
2019-07-10 22:44
#44
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Sweden Trkmag 
Ik but was basically NA minor until SA got money and now they fuck NA
2019-07-10 23:13
americas minor is not north america minor
2019-07-11 16:36
#19
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
1) NRG 2) FURIA 3) eUnited
2019-07-10 22:10
#21
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Brazil JPEDRO1 
Ez4Luminosity
2019-07-10 22:12
#23
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Turkey ozzy4128 
Ez4sharks
2019-07-10 22:12
#24
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Brazil vitoBR 
05:00 AM in brazil FUCK
2019-07-10 22:13
u mean brazil minor
2019-07-10 22:14
#26
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Canada thelegend27 
BR minor
2019-07-10 22:15
#27
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Russia M13f 
BR minor
2019-07-10 22:19
hope furia dont choke
2019-07-10 22:19
#30
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France LanaRhoades 
imagine if no brazilian teams qualify
2019-07-10 22:29
Totally possible, there's only 3 br teams
2019-07-10 22:35
#31
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Brazil erfur 
WTF this schedule... 4am here
2019-07-10 22:29
#58
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
EU schedule
2019-07-11 00:32
#81
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Brazil MrLucas 
For Na/Br Qualify nice one Starladder
2019-07-11 05:30
#91
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
When played on EU soil, then played with EU schedule
2019-07-11 12:32
#107
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Brazil MrLucas 
That is basically they saying fuck the viewers and fans, they could have delayed the games in 5-6 hours and still have a decent schedule for EU timezone
2019-07-11 19:00
#108
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
You do realize that EU minor is played at the same time at the same place?You have to think their schedule too
2019-07-11 19:23
#109
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Brazil MrLucas 
lol I just saw that, it actually makes no sense and its even worst if you think about it, they really dont care about NA/BR fans. Why would they put EU minor after NA? I know that swapping both would make it a little worst to EU viewers, but it would also make a huge difference for NA/BR ones.
2019-07-11 19:44
What a joke this seeding, should've swapped intz with sharks
2019-07-10 22:34
#59
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
They should have put all brazilians in one group except sharks that goes to other group with NA teams
2019-07-11 00:33
would be way too easy to sharks, i mean, they should've swapped intz with sharks so nrg can have a chance
2019-07-11 00:58
#92
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
0/8
2019-07-11 12:32
Lets fking go marke, destroy these br nonamers Nrg, furia qualify eUnited to play in or maybe they beat furia and go thru
2019-07-10 22:41
#38
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Netherlands Liquid_Acid 
EZ4FELPS
2019-07-10 22:43
#45
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Brazil hugoooo 
Sharks ALWAYS play better on lan, watch out. I really don't understand why people think eUnited will get the second apot over FURIA, I mean, I know FURIA is playing bad but they still 2-0 Renegades and got very close maps vs Na'Vi... It's not like eUnited has shown better results lol
2019-07-10 23:18
#57
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
Furia nothing but noobs
2019-07-11 00:32
NRG > TeamOne FURIA > INTZ Singularity > Sharks Luminosity > eUnited
2019-07-10 23:18
#51
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Germany Vini_1337 
nrg intz sng luminosity
2019-07-11 00:06
#52
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
ez for intz.
2019-07-11 00:18
#53
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France niouke 
tier 12
2019-07-11 00:21
#56
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
Group A is a joke
2019-07-11 00:31
#62
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Brazil FerW 
all of right
2019-07-11 00:47
#63
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Hungary subzera 
NRG, singularity furia, LG nrg and furia stickers LG will lose in the 3rd place run off
2019-07-11 00:47
#64
qikert | 
Canada cherryy 
T2-3 NA should honestly just move to Brazil during qualifying time to snag spots from BR since they're moving to NA to take spots.
2019-07-11 00:55
They wouldn't qualify there though lmao
2019-07-12 01:37
#65
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
Group A is rigged af for NRG
2019-07-11 00:57
#67
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Brazil vgasparellow 
The time is sucks
2019-07-11 01:03
#68
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United States @FyreCS 
NRG Furia Singularity Eunited/Intz Top 4
2019-07-11 01:05
#69
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African Union mikecool 
Ez furia
2019-07-11 01:21
#70
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Brazil Doug_CeL 
EZ4FURIA
2019-07-11 01:38
#71
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United States dabauss514 
NRG and Furia, with either Eunited or Luminosity getting 3rd
2019-07-11 01:38
furia eleminated after the first 2 matches
2019-07-11 02:41
rename it to Brazilian minor LULZ
2019-07-11 03:54
#82
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Brazil MrLucas 
Terrible schedule for both NA and Br, good job Starladder
2019-07-11 05:33
#84
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Hungary raffai 
Too EZ 4 NRG and Furia
2019-07-11 07:02
is this america or brasil
2019-07-11 08:47
#87
Germany [ml] 
guys, guys. Imagine coldzera gets benched in mibr and goes to play at Luminosity. Maybe replaces HEN1 (transferred to mibr, playing alongside LUCAS1). Would be a great team imo. Looking forward to see NRG, FURIA and LG play here. Sadly, there are only two spots available. FURIA probably most interesting team tbh, we all want to know if they can continue playing at a Tier 1 level.
2019-07-11 09:55
#93
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
*spoiler alert* Furia cant
2019-07-11 12:34
wat
2019-07-11 18:32
#89
TenZ | 
Bulgaria Zakzy 
NRG have a really easy group tbh compared to group B where 3 teams I recently doing okay
2019-07-11 11:24
#90
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Brazil Beckermonster 
lmao group b much more stacked
2019-07-11 11:45
Brasil minor PogChamp
2019-07-11 12:42
So easy group for TeamOne. Who is NRG close to T1?? What a joke. Trk + b4rtin = ez spot.
2019-07-11 13:26
#96
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United Kingdom TC10 
Rip c9 feelsbadman
2019-07-11 13:26
1.nrg 2.furia 3. in my heart INTZ.
2019-07-11 13:28
#100
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Brazil yasewang 
KNGV gonna kill FURIA alone. Big mistake for MIBR and FURIA to not get him yet.
2019-07-11 14:07
5 BR teams 3 NA teams OMEGALUL
2019-07-11 17:08
Bo1s? Kinda lame considering you're playing for stickers, though if nrg and furia don't make it through there's no excuses.
2019-07-11 17:51
#110
guerri | 
Brazil Bina1 
ez for furia and nrg
2019-07-11 20:37
lets go NRG and eUnited!!!
2019-07-12 12:09
#114
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United Kingdom suge 
2 South American qualifier spots 5 South American teams one loophole boy
2019-07-14 14:50
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