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The PGL KeSPA Regional Minor Championship: Asia to debut this Thursday; full schedule revealed

May 3, 2016 03:20 pm CDT - 3 mins, 7 secs reading time

The PGL KeSPA Regional Minor Championship: Asia will officially kick-off on Thursday, May 5th, initiating a series of four broadcast days dedicated to the best of Asian and Oceanic CS:GO.


Eight teams will get to prove their worth, competing first in the double-elimination group stage, with the top two squads from each group moving on into a double-elimination, best-of-three playoff.

All matches, including the playoffs, will be streamed on Korean CS:GO fans will have the opportunity to watch the matches live in the Nexon eSports Arena, free of charge.

Group A

The Mongolz


Team Immunity

Group B


Risky Gaming


MVP Project



All times are KST (Korea Standard Time, UTC +9)

May 5th (Thu) - Day 1

10:00 - Preshow

10:30 - Group A - Bo1 - TheMongolz vs

10:30 - Group A - Bo1 - VG.CyberZen vs Immunity

11:30 - Group B - Bo1 - Renegades vs MVP Project

11:30 - Group B - Bo1 - TyLoo vs Risky

12:30 - Group A - Bo3 - Winner's Match

12:30 - Group A - Bo1 - Loser's Match

13:30 - Group B - Bo1 - Loser's Match

15:30 - Group B - Bo3 - Winner's Match

18:30 - Group A - Bo3 - Decider Match

21:30 - Group B - Bo3 - Decider Match

May 6th (Fri) - Day 2

12:00 - Preshow

12:30 - Playoff - Bo3 - Semifinal #1

15:30 - Playoff - Bo3 - Semifinal #2

18:30 - Playoff - Bo3 - Winner's Bracket Final

May 7th (Sat) - Day 3

18:00 - Preshow

18:30 - Playoff - Bo3 - Loser's Bracket - Match #1

21:30 - Playoff - Bo3 - Loser's Bracket Final

May 8th (Sun) - Day 4

18:00 - Preshow

18:30 - Playoff - Bo3 - Grand Final

Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett and Henry "HenryG" Greer will take their sets behind the casting desk for the entire four days of broadcast. James Duffield will host the event, with Duncan "Thoorin" Shields and Joona "Natu" Leppanen providing analysis.

Live and online vieweres alike should prepare for an intense ride, not only due to the fact that the PGL KeSPA Minor is the biggest CS:GO tournament in the history of South Korea, but also due to what is at stake: a total of $50,000 in prize pool money and two spots in the offline qualifier for the next Major (ESL Cologne 2016).

Official PGL KeSPA Regional Minor Championship: Asia website

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