Major League Gaming to Host Counter-Strike:Global Offensive Americas Minor Championship

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Major League Gaming to Host Counter-Strike:Global Offensive
Americas Minor Championship
Competition to be held at the MLG Arena in Columbus, OH, May 19-22

NEW YORK – April 21, 2016 – Major League Gaming (MLG) is happy to announce the MLG Counter-Strike:Global Offensive Americas Minor Championship to be held at the MLG Arena May 19 – May 22, 2016 with a $50,000 prize pool.

Coming fresh out of the record setting MLG CS:GO Major Championship: Columbus 2016, the MLG Americas Minor Championship will feature 8 teams selected through invitation and Online qualification. The 4 invited teams include Tempo Storm, OpTic Gaming, Selfless Gaming and NRG eSports. The 4 additional teams include 3 that will obtain a spot via the North America Online Qualifier and 1 team through the South American Online Qualifier.

The 8 Teams will begin the Americas Minor Championship in one of two Groups. The final two Teams in each Group will advance to a Double Elimination Bracket. The final two Teams in the Bracket will qualify for the Major LAN Qualifier.
Viewers can tune into the MLG Americas Minor Championship on MLG.tv and Twitch.tv. You can find the tentative match schedule below.

Thursday, May 19

  • 11:45 AM Pregame Show
  • 12:00 PM Group X – Match 1
  • 1:10 PM Group X – Match 2
  • 2:20 PM Group Y – Match 1
  • 3:30 PM Group Y – Match 2
  • 4:40 PM Group X – Losers Match
  • 5:50 PM Group X – Winners Match
  • 7:00 PM Group Y – Losers Match
  • 8:10 PM Group Y – Winners Match

Friday,  May 20

  • 11:45 AM Pregame Show
  • 12:00 PM Group X – Final Match (Bo3)
  • 2:20 PM Group Y – Final Match (Bo3)
  • 4:40 PM Bracket – Winners Round 1 (Bo3)

Saturday, May 21

  • 11:45 AM Pregame Show
  • 12:00 PM Bracket – Winners Round 1 (Bo3)
  • 2:20 PM Bracket – Losers Round 1 (Bo3)
  • 4:40 PM Bracket – Winners Final (Bo3)

Sunday, May 22

  • 11:45 AM Pregame Show
  • 12:00 PM Bracket – Losers Final (Bo3)
  • 2:20 PM Bracket – Grand Final (Bo3)

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