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ESL has revealed a big change to the way the road to the upcoming Major will be paved with minor impact. Minor invites have been voided as ESL cites the desire to make the Minors “completely inclusive where all teams competing will be required to qualify online.”

According to the official announcement, while the open qualifiers will allow for any and all competitive teams to participate, top teams “will still be invited into the final stages of each regional qualifier.”

The minor impact comes as the Asia Minor was the only one to give out invitations to its Minor while the other regions left it open to online qualifiers.

For the upcoming Major at IEM Katowice, Winstrike and mousesports will receive an invite to their regions Minors as they placed bottom two in the New Legends Stage which follows the guidelines released just before the FACEIT Major in London last month.

You can find the full list of and schedule for the Minor online qualifiers below:

Europe Minor

Open Qualifier #1 – October 22-23
Open Qualifier #2 – October 29-30
Open Qualifier #3 – November 10-12
Open Qualifier #4 – November 24-25

Closed Qualifier – December 11-12

CIS Minor

Open Qualifier #1 – October 24-25
Open Qualifier #2 – November 2-3
Open Qualifier #3 – November 6-7
Open Qualifier #4 – November 11-12

Closed Qualifier – December 20-21

Americas Minor

South America (two spots):

Open Qualifier #1 – October 24-25
Open Qualifier #2 – November 3-4

Closed Qualifier – November 17-18

North America (six spots):

Open Qualifier #1 – October 22-23
Open Qualifier #2 – October 29-30
Open Qualifier #3 – November 10-11
Open Qualifier #4 – November 26-27

Closed Qualifier – December 11-12

Asia Minor

Oceania (two spots):

Oceania Open Qualifier #1 – November 2
Oceania Open Qualifier #2 – November 13

Oceania Closed Qualifier – November 17-18

China (two spots):

China Open Qualifier #1 – November 1
China Open Qualifier #2 – November 6

China Closed Qualifier – November 15-17

Southeast Asia (one spot):

SEA Open Qualifier #1 – November 1
SEA Open Qualifier #2 – November 6

SEA Closed Qualifier – November 15-17

East Asia (two spots):

East Asia Open Qualifier #1 – November 1
East Asia Open Qualifier #2 – November 6

East Asia Closed Qualifier – November 15-16

Middle East (one spot):

Middle East Open Qualifier #1 – November 2
Middle East Open Qualifier #2 – November 8

Middle East Closed Qualifier – November 15-16

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