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Announcing the broadcast team, format and schedule for the Valve regional minor championship in CS:GO at Intel Extreme Masters Taipei!

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Intel Extreme Masters Taipei is just around the corner and with it the official Valve Regional Minor Championship. There is a lot on the line for the eight participating teams. Aside from the lion's share of the US$50,000 prize pool, the winner will also secure an invitation to Intel Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice 2016. Moreover, the top two teams will receive an invitation to the offline qualifier to the next Valve major.

The format


The eight competing teams will be divided into two groups of four. The group stage will have double elimination best of one matchups, whereas the semifinals and grand final will be best of threes.

The broadcast team


We have a great lineup of commentators and analysts who will be bringing you all the action live from Taipei:

  • Desk host: Daniel "DDK" Kapadia
  • Commentator: Anders Blume
  • Commentator: Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
  • Commentator: Lauren "Pansy" Scott
  • Commentator: Jason "Moses" O'Toole
  • Analyst: Halvor "Vendetta" Gulestol
  • Analyst: Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam

The schedule


Please note that all times are in CNST (UTC+8)

Friday, January 29th

  • 10:30 to 12:00 - group A CyberZen vs. Risky Gaming
  • 12:00 to 13:30 - group A MVP.Karnal vs. Chiefs eSports Club
  • 13:30 to 14:30 - group A winners' match
  • 14:30 to 16:00 - group A elimination match
  • 16:00 to 17:30 - group A decider match

Saturday, January 30th

  • 10:30 to 12:00 - group B Renegades vs. Eat You Alive
  • 12:00 to 13:30 - group B MongolZ vs. TyLoo
  • 13:30 to 14:30 - group B winners' match
  • 14:30 to 16:00 - group B elimination match
  • 16:00 to 17:30 - group B decider match

Sunday, January 31st

  • 10:30 to 14:00 - semifinal one
  • 14:00 to 17:30 - semifinal two

Monday, February 1st

  • 13:00 to 16:30 - grand final

The battle commences this Friday!


Be sure to not miss any of the exciting matches to come and tune in at our Twitch channel for all the action. To stay updated with all important information about the event, follow Intel Extreme Masters on Twitter and Facebook.