StarLadder has revealed the groups and schedule for the upcoming Americas Minor.
The Americas Minor will take place from July 17-21 and feature eight qualified teams battle for a spot at the Major. The event will feature double-elimination groups and offer $50,000 in prize money.
A spot in the New Challengers Stage of the StarLadder Major is on the line with the top two sides earning their place. Third place teams will get one more chance at the Minor play-in where the top three teams will earn a spot.
NRG are the favorites in Group A seemingly a level above the competition. Singularity have looked strong and have continued to improve over recent months which urges me to give them the nod to come out second in Group A.
Things are up in the air for Group B. While FURIA has shown some remarkable results on the big stage, no team in the group is incapable of picking up maps and this should prove to be a close group.
Wednesday, July 17
04:00 – NRG vs. TeamOne | BO1
04:00 – FURIA vs. INTZ | BO1
05:15 – Singularity vs. Sharks | BO1
05:15 – eUnited vs. Luminosity | BO1
06:30 – Group A winners’ match | BO3
06:30 – Group B winners’ match | BO3
Thursday, July 18
04:00 – Group A elimination match | BO3
04:00 – Group B elimination match | BO3
07:00 – Group A decider match | BO3
07:00 – Group B decider match | BO3
Friday, July 19
04:00 – Group A #1 vs. Group B #2 | BO3
07:00 – Group B #1 vs. Group A #2 | BO3
Saturday, July 20
04:00 – Elimination match | BO3
07:00 – Winners’ bracket final | BO3
Sunday, July 21
08:00 – Lower bracket final | BO3