Q: What is this tournament about?

A: The PGL Americas Minor Championship will see the top 8 up-and-coming CS:GO teams in the Americas 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: June 8 – 11, 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 qualifiers take place?

A: South America Open Qualifier – 27-29 April – Region locked – Register here

North America Open Qualifier – 5-7 May – Register here

North America Closed Qualifier – 13 – 14 May

Q: What countries are eligible for the South America Open Qualifier?

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

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana, Peru
  • Paraguay
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

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 SA players who live in NA and can’t participate in the SA Open Qualifier due to connection issues?

A: They will be able to register in the NA Open Qualifier.

Q: What about mixed teams with SA and NA players who live in South America?

A: If 3 out of 5 players are from the eligible countries listed above, the team can play in the SA Open Qualifier 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