IEM Katowice 2019 Minors open and closed qualifier dates are set

IEM Katowice 2019 Minors open and closed qualifier dates are set

The road to the next CS:GO major in Katowice begins with the open and closed qualifiers into the regional Minors. Here are all the important dates aspiring teams need to consider if they wish to join the elite in Poland next February.

For each regional Minor we have decided to change the format to be completely inclusive where all teams competing will be required to qualify online. There will be no invitations issued directly to any teams to compete in the Minor. Winstrike and Mousesports, the teams that finished 0/3 at the FACEIT London Major will be invited to the closed qualifiers. For the first time, teams that finished 0/3 at the previous Major’s Legends stage will have to qualify through the Minor Championships.

Open qualifiers will remain open for all competitive teams across the globe, however highly ranked professional teams will still be invited into the final stages of each regional qualifier. Each closed qualifier region will feature a 50% split between invites and open qualifier slots.

Invitations will be sent out later this week and revealed early next. The official rulebook will be announced next week which will feature all information around the tournament format & rules, we will also provide all sign up links for each online qualifier.

Region distribution

Below you'll find the regional distribution which determines the qualifier region you are able to participate in. African countries who don’t have their own qualifier are expected to participate in the Middle East qualifier.

Click here to check the IEM Regional Distribution.

Europe Minor

2 teams from each Open Qualifier will make it into the Closed Qualifier. The top 8 teams from the Closed Qualifier will play in the Minor.

Monday, October 22, 2018 Europe Open Qualifier #1 Day #1
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Europe Open Qualifier #1 Day #2

Monday, October 29, 2018 Europe Open Qualifier #2 Day #1
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Europe Open Qualifier #2 Day #2

Saturday, November 10, 2018 Europe Open Qualifier #3 Day #1
Sunday, November 11, 2018 Europe Open Qualifier #3 Day #2

Saturday, November 24, 2018 Europe Open Qualifier #4 Day #1
Sunday, November 25, 2018 Europe Open Qualifier #4 Day #2

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Europe Closed Qualifier Day #1
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Europe Closed Qualifier Day #2

CIS Minor

2 teams from each Open Qualifier will make it into the Closed Qualifier. The top 8 teams from the Closed Qualifier will play in the Minor.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 CIS Open Qualifier #1 Day #1
Thursday, October 25, 2018 CIS Open Qualifier #1 Day #2

Friday, November 2, 2018 CIS Open Qualifier #2 Day #1
Saturday, November 3, 2018 CIS Open Qualifier #2 Day #2

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 CIS Open Qualifier #3 Day #1
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 CIS Open Qualifier #3 Day #2

Sunday, November 11, 2018 CIS Open Qualifier #4 Day #1
Monday, November 12, 2018 CIS Open Qualifier #4 Day #2

Saturday, November 17, 2018 CIS Closed Qualifier Day #1
Sunday, November 18, 2018 CIS Closed Qualifier Day #2

Americas Minor

The Americas region is split into two sub-regions:

South America:

2 teams from each Open Qualifier will make it into the Closed Qualifier. The top 2 teams from the Closed Qualifier will play in the Minor.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 South America Open Qualifier #1 Day #1
Thursday, October 25, 2018 South America Open Qualifier #1 Day #2

Saturday, November 3, 2018 South America Open Qualifier #2 Day #1
Sunday, November 4, 2018 South America Open Qualifier #2 Day #2

Saturday, November 17, 2018 South America Closed Qualifier Day #1
Sunday, November 18, 2018 South America Closed Qualifier Day #2

North America:

2 teams from each Open Qualifier will make it into the Closed Qualifier. The top 6 teams from the Closed Qualifier will play in the Minor.

Monday, October 22, 2018 North America Open Qualifier #1 Day #1
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 North America Open Qualifier #1 Day #2

Monday, October 29, 2018 North America Open Qualifier #2 Day #1
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 North America Open Qualifier #2 Day #2

Saturday, November 10, 2018 North America Open Qualifier #3 Day #1
Sunday, November 11, 2018 North America Open Qualifier #3 Day #2

Monday, November 26, 2018 North America Open Qualifier #4 Day #1
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 North America Open Qualifier #4 Day #2

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 North America Closed Qualifier Day #1
Thursday, December 13, 2018 North America Closed Qualifier Day #2
Friday, December 14, 2018 North America Closed Qualifier Day #3

Asia Minor

The Asia region is split into five sub-regions:

Oceania:

2 teams from each Open Qualifier will make it into the Closed Qualifier. The top 2 teams from the Closed Qualifier will play in the Minor.

Friday, November 2, 2018 Oceania Open Qualifier #1
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Oceania Open Qualifier #2

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Oceania Closed Qualifier Day #1
Monday, November 19, 2018 Oceania Closed Qualifier Day #2

China:

2 teams from each Open Qualifier will make it into the Closed Qualifier. The top 2 teams from the Closed Qualifier will play in the Minor.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 China Open Qualifier #1
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 China Open Qualifier #2

Thursday, November 15, 2018 China Closed Qualifier Day #1
Friday, November 16, 2018 China Closed Qualifier Day #2

South-East Asia:

2 teams from the Open Qualifier will make it into the Closed Qualifier. The top team from the Closed Qualifier will play in the Minor.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 SEA Open Qualifier #1
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 SEA Open Qualifier #2

Thursday, November 15, 2018 SEA Closed Qualifier Day #1
Friday, November 16, 2018 SEA Closed Qualifier Day #2

East Asia:

2 teams from the Open Qualifier will make it into the Closed Qualifier. The top 2 teams from the Closed Qualifier will play in the Minor.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 East Asia Open Qualifier #1
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 East Asia Open Qualifier #2

Thursday, November 15, 2018 East Asia Closed Qualifier Day #1
Friday, November 16, 2018 East Asia Closed Qualifier Day #2

Middle East:

2 teams from the Open Qualifier will make it into the Closed Qualifier. The top team from the Closed Qualifier will play in the Minor.

Friday, November 2, 2018 Middle East Open Qualifier #1
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Middle East Open Qualifier #2

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Middle East Closed Qualifier Day #1
Friday, November 16, 2018 Middle East Closed Qualifier Day #2

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