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All CS:GO Minors Ahead of FACEIT London Major to Take Place at Historic Rugby Stadium

by Ross Deason

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FACEIT has announced that the FACEIT Minors will take place in London’s Twickenham Stadium ahead of the FACEIT London Major in September.

As the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major to be held in the United Kingdom, the FACEIT London Major promises to one of the biggest esports events in 2018.

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On May 10th FACEIT announced even more exciting news - for the first time in history the entire Minor circuit will take place in the same place as the various regional qualifiers will be held in Twickenham stadium.

Home to the England rugby team, Twickenham stadium is one of the most iconic in Europe and will offer 24-hour practice rooms, two separate stages to ensure no time is lost for setup, a gym and executive chef.”

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The Minors will run from July 7th - 22nd, beginning with the Americas Minor and ending with the Europe Minor. Open qualifiers for the Minors being on May 14th and run all the way through to June 17th with registration available here.

Michele Attisani, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of FACEIT, explained that the reason behind holding all of the Minors in the same place is to “bring new life to them”.

“By hosting each stage of the tournament at Twickenham Stadium we’re hoping to bring new life to the Minors. The Major should be a celebration of all things CS:GO, we want to bring teams together for the first time and make sure teams of all levels feel welcome and feel the Major experience.”

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Each Minor will feature a $50,000 prize pool but the real goal is to secure a top two finish and qualify for the $1 million FACEIT Major in the 10,000 seater SSE Arena in London from September 20th.

The dates for each Minor can be found below along with the teams invited to the CID Closed Qualifier and the Asia Minor.

  • Americas Minor - July 7-11
  • CIS Minor - July 10-13
  • Asia Minor - July 16-20
  • Europe Minor - July 19-22

FACEIT Minors Closed Qualifier CIS teams:

  • HellRaisers
  • AVANGAR
  • FlipSid3 Tactics
  • Spirit
  • Pro100
  • EPG
  • ForZe
  • Nemiga Gaming

FACEIT Asia Minor Invited teams include:

  • Renegades
  • TyLoo