Americas and Europe Minors viewer's guide

With the Americas and Europe Minors kicking off on July 17, we present a comprehensive viewer's guide covering both $50,000 tournaments.

The first two regional Minors leading to the StarLadder Major will kick off on Wednesday, with 16 teams (eight per tournament) set to duke it out over the course of five days with hopes of qualifying for the New Challengers stage of the upcoming Major.

Both Minors will feature a GSL group stage, featuring best-of-one opening matches, followed exclusively by best-of-three series. Two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs, which will feature a double-elimination, best-of-three format.

mousesports are favoured to qualify for the New Challengers stage

The Minors will be played out of an undisclosed location in Berlin, Germany, with the group stage taking place on July 17-18, while the playoffs will run during the next three days, concluding on Sunday, July 21.

Below are the participants of the Americas and Europe Minors:

Americas Minor

Europe Minor

Upon conclusion of the first two Minors, four participants of the New Challengers stage will be determined. Additionally, the two third-placed squads will be granted a second chance at qualifying for the $1,000,000 event via the Minor Play-in, taking place on Monday, July 29.

Below is a combined schedule for the two regional Minors:

Wednesday, July 17

Americas
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

Europe
16:00 - Europe mousesports vs. Europe NoChance | BO1
16:00 - Denmark North vs. Germany BIG | BO1
17:15 - Serbia CR4ZY vs. Germany Sprout | BO1
17:15 - Sweden fnatic vs. Sweden Ancient | BO1
18:30 - Group A winners' match | BO3
18:30 - Group B winners' match | BO3

Thursday, July 18

Americas
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

Europe
16:00 - Group A elimination match | BO3
16:00 - Group B elimination match | BO3
19:00 - Group A decider match | BO3
19:00 - Group B decider match | BO3

Friday, July 19

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

Europe
16:00 - Group A #1 vs. Group B #2 | BO3
19:00 - Group B #1 vs. Group A #2 | BO3

Saturday, July 20

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

Europe
16:00 - Elimination match | BO3
19:00 - Winners' bracket final | BO3

Sunday, July 21

Americas
14:00 - Lower bracket final | BO3

Europe
18:00 - Lower bracket final | BO3

An extensive list of on-air talent will be covering the two Minors, headed by James "BanKs" Banks and Alex "Machine" Richardson as desk hosts. The two will be joined by a rotation of four analysts in Joona "natu" Leppänen, Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, Mohan "launders" Govindasamy and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson. Sue "Smix" Lee, who will provide player interviews from the stage, and three casting duos that will be commentating matches over the five tournament days conclude the on-air team, which looks as follows:

United Kingdom James "BanKs" Banks — Desk host
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson — Desk host

United States Sue "Smix" Lee — Interviewer

Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen — Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez — Analyst
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy — Analyst
Sweden Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson — Analyst

United Kingdom James Bardolph — Commentator
United Kingdom Vince Hill — Commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell — Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron — Commentator
Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl — Commentator
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia — Commentator

Concluding the guide is a prize breakdown for the Minors:

1. $30,000 + New Challengers stage slot
2. $15,000 + New Challengers stage slot
3. $5,000 + Minor Play-in slot

United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.04
Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#8
woxic | 
Turkey ao1 
LETS GO MOUZ
2019-07-16 14:01
#24
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Czech Republic pureG0D 
lul
2019-07-16 14:12
Team checks out Flags checks out
2019-07-16 14:15
MURICAAA!!!!
2019-07-16 14:16
What???
2019-07-16 14:19
MURICAAA!!!!!!!???
2019-07-16 14:20
w h a t ? ? ?
2019-07-16 14:22
AMERICA YAY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!/);&:!?!?!/kr/6294”)9-) bkelalxj!?’sncjfin!?!,’Mac!!?!?!?’bnl
2019-07-16 14:23
Nice flag Hera about it
2019-07-16 14:30
Man u arent funny sorry
2019-07-16 14:31
You are jealous man
2019-07-16 14:40
#60
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United States highlandyirr 
cringe
2019-07-16 16:42
shut up EU fag
2019-07-16 17:24
yeah man
2019-07-16 17:24
Oh yeah Scandinavia very cool😎🤟
2019-07-16 18:20
#9
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France remyos 
Et sprout
2019-07-16 14:01
what
2019-07-16 14:01
lol
2019-07-16 14:01
#15
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Czech Republic @me 
who cars
2019-07-16 14:01
#16
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Netherlands puddingkip 
*brazil and europe minors
2019-07-16 14:01
justharry casting pog north winning minor
2019-07-16 14:02
Rip #1 "ez"
2019-07-16 14:02
#19
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Spain akproxx 
Amazing analyst desk
2019-07-16 14:04
#72
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Poland Lukovsky 
+1 finally no Jacob "I talk with a dick in my mouth" Winneche
2019-07-16 20:21
REMOVE CIS minor Russia and Ukraine have not problem with ping on EU servers( any tournaments, fpl, fplc) so they should play EU minor Kazakstan has big ping to EU servers(any tournaments, fpl, fplc) Kazakstan to Asian minor
2019-07-16 14:05
#22
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Finland JHdash77 
flag checks out
2019-07-16 14:06
Asian minor: Central Asia qualifer
2019-07-16 14:07
+1 CIS level is trash
2019-07-16 14:50
#21
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Finland JHdash77 
natu PogU
2019-07-16 14:06
+1 palju time
2019-07-16 15:58
#27
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Denmark Karrigan500IQ 
#VAMOUZ
2019-07-16 14:16
Let’s go, boys!
2019-07-16 14:18
#36
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Finland JOP3 
Lets go NoChance and CR4ZY!
2019-07-16 14:38
#37
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
LET'S GO FURIAAAAAAAA
2019-07-16 14:40
#38
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
BanKs shoud stay doing interviews...
2019-07-16 14:40
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen — Analyst POGGG
2019-07-16 14:46
+1
2019-07-16 15:06
#41
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North America Neshie 
Tomorrow will be an exciting day for the Eu minor. America.. no so much unfortunately. Best luck to all of the teams. Rooting for Mousesports, Lumonsity.
2019-07-16 14:46
Lumonsity forsenT
2019-07-16 14:50
AM-A: NRG and Team One AM-B: FURIA and eUnited EU-A: Mousesports and Sprout EU-B: North and Fnatic
2019-07-16 14:49
think Sprout will have to beat crazy this time to make it possible. will be a tougher group then expected i think
2019-07-16 14:54
north ez.
2019-07-16 14:56
#47
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Portugal Digassmen 
Sharks and Luminosity for America and Sprout and Ancient for Europe
2019-07-16 14:56
That's the worst prediction I've ever seen
2019-07-16 20:03
#77
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Portugal Digassmen 
well, i like underdogs and not famous
2019-07-17 02:06
Fifflaren nicee
2019-07-16 15:03
A lot of brazilians 👌
2019-07-16 15:07
#52
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Brazil erfur 
They need to change the schedule between america and europe minor.... they will have few viewers with these schedule of america minor
2019-07-16 15:16
Exactly my thoughts...
2019-07-16 15:46
#63
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Brazil MrLucas 
Yeah, this schedule makes no sense
2019-07-16 16:58
tbh its not like any team except for furia has a lot of fans much better to get eu viewers right after work
2019-07-16 22:30
The best of these European teams is in a group with the trash of the region, and group B is stacked with tier 2 teams. BALANCED. Either Mouz and North or Mouz and Fnatic will pass.
2019-07-16 15:31
so ez for mouz
2019-07-16 15:40
#55
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India Bhookhiatma 
North fnatic Ancient BIG oof
2019-07-16 15:43
5/8 teams at the american minor are from Brazil. Goes to show what happens when lineups manage to stick together for more than 3 days without drama
2019-07-16 16:02
#59
tarik | 
Canada F3rnDawg 
EZ for Tarik and NRG
2019-07-16 16:09
Letz go brasil
2019-07-16 16:46
better be anders moses, sado henryg at major
2019-07-16 16:53
IDIOTS scheduling America first before EU limiting viewership IMMENSELY.
2019-07-16 18:20
EZ4GODPALJU
2019-07-16 18:41
Time for big plays all the way to last place
2019-07-16 20:10
#71
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Poland Lukovsky 
FINALLY NO PIMP! THANK YOU MR VALVE
2019-07-16 20:17
#73
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
Furia - nrg Mousesports - north/fnatic
2019-07-16 21:30
americas minor, 5 brazilian teams.... NA CS LUL Europe so stacked though
2019-07-16 21:31
#76
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Poland giepeishere 
europe: mousesports and North/CR4ZY america: NRG and Furia
2019-07-17 01:57
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