CIS and Asia Minors viewer's guide

With the second pair of Minors leading to the StarLadder Major set to start, we bring you an overview of the most important information regarding the two tournaments.

The action will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, July 24-28, with the matches of the Asia Minor taking place first, followed by the CIS ones. The schedule will be adjusted depending on the length of the matches, so start times are approximated.

Grayhound are favorites to top the Asia Minor

Each Minor will feature eight teams, with the two best earning their places at the Main Qualifier and the third-placed team going into the Minor Play-in, which takes place on Monday, July 29.

The following teams are participating in the two Minors:

Asia

CIS

Below is a combined schedule for the two regional Minors:

Wednesday, July 24

Asia
10:00 - Australia Grayhound vs. South Africa Energy | BO1
10:00 - Korea MVP PK vs. Thailand Alpha Red | BO1
11:15 - China 5POWER vs. Australia AVANT | BO1
11:15 - China TYLOO vs. Asia FFAmix | BO1
12:30 - Group A winners' match | BO3
12:30 - Group B winners' match | BO3

CIS
16:00 - Russia forZe vs. CIS Syman | BO1
16:00 - Russia Spirit vs. Russia DreamEaters | BO1
17:15 - Russia Unique vs. Russia Gambit Youngsters | BO1
17:15 - Belarus Nemiga vs. Russia Warthox | BO1
18:30 - Group A winners' match | BO3
18:30 - Group B winners' match | BO3

Thursday, July 25

Asia
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

CIS
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 26

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

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

Saturday, July 27

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

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

Sunday, July 28

Asia
14:00 - Lower bracket final | BO3

CIS
18:00 - Lower bracket final | BO3

Monday, July 29

Minor Play-in (schedule TBA)

The broadcast team will be similar to the one that was put together for the Europe and Americas Minors, with the new additions being Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus, Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche and Sudhen "⁠Bleh⁠" Wahengbam.

The full talent lineup is available below:

United Kingdom James "BanKs" Banks — Desk host
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson — Desk host
United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus — Desk host

United States Sue "Smix" Lee — Interviewer

Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez — Analyst
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill — Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche — Analyst
India Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam — Analyst

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

Finally, the prize breakdown for the Minors is as follows:

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

India Sudhen 'Bleh' Wahengbam
Sudhen 'Bleh' Wahengbam
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
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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
EZ for tyloo!
2019-07-23 14:41
10 replies
Who?
2019-07-23 14:41
8 replies
ez4forze
2019-07-23 14:43
7 replies
#31
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India MihirX27
Even more of a "who?"
2019-07-23 15:38
3 replies
Ez for shitting on the streets!
2019-07-23 16:12
2 replies
#54
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India MihirX27
News Flash : It's illegal in Major cities now :)
2019-07-23 17:12
1 reply
#58
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Albania 9898
EZ4MVP
2019-07-23 17:47
ForZe who lost to cats? =D
2019-07-23 16:05
2 replies
cats with s0mple, nt
2019-07-23 17:20
1 reply
Wp
2019-07-23 20:00
#56
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Sweden Zaser5
Yes
2019-07-23 17:32
Ez for
2019-07-23 14:41
NAJS
2019-07-23 14:42
#5
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Italy Fil0Nerd
Grayhound and Avant should've been in two different groups.
2019-07-23 14:42
2 replies
It sucks but both can still qualify tho I doubt that avant will be able to beat tyloo or Mvp pk.
2019-07-23 14:54
You could say that MVP and Tyloo shouldn’t be in the same group as well
2019-07-23 15:32
#7
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Italy Fil0Nerd
Lmao just noticed in the event related on the top of the article there's ELEAGUE Asia Minor Edit: now they fixed it lul
2019-07-23 14:44
KAZAKSTAN TO ASIAN MINOR RUSSIA AND UKRAINE TO EUROPEAN MINOR
2019-07-23 14:44
3 replies
+1
2019-07-23 14:46
Learn history
2019-07-23 15:52
1 reply
mad russki
2019-07-23 17:59
What is this Fiesta, Sprout died because if this....
2019-07-23 14:47
1 reply
FFAmix = free for all mix? Such professionalism to play the major.
2019-07-23 14:50
1.Grayhound 2. Tyloo 3. MVP 1. forze 2. spirit 3. ?
2019-07-23 14:48
2 replies
1. FFAmix 2. Energy 3. MVP PK 1. Gambit Youngsters 2. Warthox 3. Syman
2019-07-23 15:20
1 reply
#45
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United States me_0_major
+10000
2019-07-23 16:11
Good guide, now i'm ready to watch tier 3 games
2019-07-23 14:49
ALGA GAMBIT
2019-07-23 14:52
#16
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France niouke
can't wait to see high level CS from FFAmix
2019-07-23 14:56
tyloo GL
2019-07-23 14:57
#18
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Netherlands PasscaLl
nice
2019-07-23 14:57
#19
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Europe Skraj
Can't wait for some high quality cs from these #150 teams
2019-07-23 15:04
7 replies
Forze is top 30 lul
2019-07-23 15:53
6 replies
#39
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Europe Skraj
Grayhound and Spirit too I guess. But all the other teams are completely irrelevant
2019-07-23 15:58
5 replies
For EU sure, I think spirit will lose 3 0
2019-07-23 15:59
But tyloo
2019-07-23 16:09
2 replies
#48
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Europe Skraj
I don't know. TyLoo play one tournament, get top 30, then they disappear just as quickly as they came
2019-07-23 16:15
1 reply
Lol gambit did that when they had their major run tbh. After the major they fell off a cliff.
2019-07-24 00:53
gambit y and warthox best teams ever btw ez for sh1ro1769 and godspadarov
2019-07-23 16:38
#20
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Brazil parrud0www
Ez for Spirit
2019-07-23 15:07
letsgo russia
2019-07-23 15:08
#22
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United Kingdom VOSSKi
ez for spirit, forze, grayhound and mvp pk
2019-07-23 15:10
#23
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Portugal Digassmen
Its a shame that south africa has to play with asia xD Guess there arent any african teams
2019-07-23 15:18
4 replies
Northern Africa/Middle East is also in the Asian group. It's more like an Asian + rest of the world group.
2019-07-24 00:55
3 replies
#67
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Portugal Digassmen
But why isnt there like continents tournaments? Would it be more fair to have it that way?
2019-07-24 22:45
2 replies
why isnt there? my honest guess is that there wouldnt be enough teams in certain regions and so its easier to condense them. Also CSGO doesnt use continents it uses regions. CIS for example being a sub region of europe. I know that there were a lot of teams that registered to qualify in the middle eastern regional qualifier. that imho would be the next region to get more slots as it currently sits at one. Besides that though, i think its fine to have more slots for regions that host more teams at higher levels because without that you end up getting lopsided tournaments. I'd be interested to see the major become a super tournament where the minor qualifications going on now get absorbed into the major (ie more stickers)
2019-07-25 09:22
1 reply
#69
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Portugal Digassmen
yeah, totally agree I always dreamt of a league all year instead of those of from esea, don't like those, I'd love a champions league of csgo, which is kinda what esea is doing but for some reason, I don't think they captivate that much
2019-07-25 16:26
Ez for sh1r01769 and Godspadarov
2019-07-23 15:21
TYLOO Let's Go!!!!!!!!!!!! BnTeT Summer AttackeR somebody Freeman Let's GOOO!
2019-07-23 15:26
4 replies
those nicknames wtf
2019-07-23 15:45
2 replies
where the fuck zero now, does anyone knows?
2019-07-23 16:39
1 reply
#66
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Korea TAKE0512
Freeman will not participate in this major Xccurate will
2019-07-24 02:29
my personal viewers guide: Dont watch, only crap teams there
2019-07-23 15:28
tier 300 cs, what a joke
2019-07-23 15:32
1 reply
Give chance to everyone
2019-07-23 15:54
EZ4DickStacy
2019-07-23 15:37
dick sticker gona drop in price..
2019-07-23 15:44
1 reply
I hope
2019-07-23 15:53
fnatic and sprout not in major for this
2019-07-23 15:43
1 reply
+1 :(
2019-07-23 16:02
pls ffa and gambit win this shit
2019-07-23 15:59
Why is that South African team in the Asian Minor?
2019-07-23 16:12
forze spirit/gmb yng
2019-07-23 17:00
let's goo FFAmix.
2019-07-23 17:01
1 reply
#53
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Czech Republic Olaxen
+1
2019-07-23 17:12
What the hell are most of these teams lol. Gotta agree, this time CIS is weakest minor by a margin. On the other hand, 4 of so called "Legends" teams deserve to be in Challenger stage IMO.
2019-07-23 18:18
The quality in these two minors is so bad
2019-07-23 18:53
Nemigods EZ
2019-07-23 23:57
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