Q: What is this tournament about?

A: The  PGL Europe Minor Championship will see the top 8 up-and-coming CS:GO teams in Europe fight in a four-day LAN event for a $50,000 prize pool and the eligibility to participate in the offline qualifier for the next CS:GO Major.

Q: What are the playoff dates?

A: 15 – 18 June 2017.

Q: Where can fans watch the tournament?

A: Matches will be streamed on the PGL channel on Twitch.

Q: How will the prize money be paid out?

A: Please consult the Prize Policy for detailed information regarding the prize payments.

Q: When will the open qualifiers take place?

A: The qualifier schedule is:

Qualifier 1 – 27-29 April – single-elimination, top 2 advance to Closed – Registrations available here

Qualifier 2 – 3 – 5 May – single-elimination, top 2 advance to Closed – Registrations available here

Qualifier 3 – 8 – 10 May – single-elimination, top 2 advance to Closed – Registrations available here

Qualifier 4 – 14 – 16 May – single-elimination, top 2 advance to Closed – Registrations available here

Q: What countries are eligible for the PGL Europe Minor Championship tournament?

A: Players who wish to form a team and register in the qualifiers must be citizens of one of the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

Q: Do all the players from a team need to have the same nationality or live in the same country?

A: No

Q: What about the CIS players?

A: Players from the following countries will have to play in the Minor for the CIS region:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

Q: What happens when a team has a mixed roster of EU and CIS/other region players?

A: If 3 out of 5 players are from the eligible countries listed above, the team can play in the tournament using a mixed roster.

Q: Can a player participate in the tournament if his account is VAC banned in CS:GO?

A: No. Any players who are VAC banned in CS:GO on any of their accounts will be immediately disqualified

Q: Can a player participate in the tournament if he is suspended by Valve for match-fixing?

A: No.

Q: What happens to the team of a VAC banned / Valve suspended player?

A: Any team with a VAC banned / Valve suspended player in CS:GO in its roster during the tournament will be disqualified as well

Q: What about the other players from a banned team?

A: No players from a banned team are allowed to compete in other teams that are still in the tournament

Q: Can teams which have players that competed in the previous CS:GO Major participate in the tournament?

A: Yes, but only if no more than two players competed together on the same team in the most recent CS:GO Major Championship

Q: What maps will the tournament be played on?

A: The tournament will use the Valve official versions of the maps in the Active Duty Map Group