ESL reveal dates for IEM Katowice 2019 Minor qualifiers

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ESL reveal dates for IEM Katowice 2019 Minor qualifiers
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ESL have revealed official dates for the open and closed qualifier for regional Minors, precursor events to the upcoming IEM Katowice 2019 Major. Teams will traverse the qualifiers in a bid to make the cut for the LAN finals of the Minor, and upon reaching them, will face off against more established teams, hoping to make it to the New Challengers stage of IEM Katowice 2019.

The tournament is the first to be in line with recent adjustments to Major invites, where teams that finished with a 0:3 Swiss record in the New Legends stage of the FACEIT Major — London 2018 were not dealt an invite to the IEM Katowice Major 2019. This means that neither mousesports nor Winstrike Team will be invited directly to the main qualifier for the Katowice Major; however, both will be part of the EU Minor closed qualifier.

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, Oct. 22 - Europe Open Qualifier #1 Day #1
Tuesday, Oct. 23 - Europe Open Qualifier #1 Day #2

Monday, Oct. 29 - Europe Open Qualifier #2 Day #1
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Europe Open Qualifier #2 Day #2

Saturday, Nov. 10 - Europe Open Qualifier #3 Day #1
Monday, Nov. 12 - Europe Open Qualifier #3 Day #2

Saturday, Nov. 24 - Europe Open Qualifier #4 Day #1
Sunday, Nov. 25 - Europe Open Qualifier #4 Day #2

Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Europe Closed Qualifier Day #1
Thursday, Dec. 13 - 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, Oct. 24 - CIS Open Qualifier #1 Day #1
Thursday, Oct. 25 - CIS Open Qualifier #1 Day #2

Friday, Nov. 2 - CIS Open Qualifier #2 Day #1
Saturday, Nov. 3 - CIS Open Qualifier #2 Day #2

Tuesday, Nov. 6 - CIS Open Qualifier #3 Day #1
Wednesday, Nov. 7 - CIS Open Qualifier #3 Day #2

Sunday, Nov. 11 - CIS Open Qualifier #4 Day #1
Monday, Nov. 12 - CIS Open Qualifier #4 Day #2

Tuesday, Nov. 20 - CIS Closed Qualifier Day #1
Wednesday, Nov. 21 - CIS Closed Qualifier Day #2

Americas Minor

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, Oct. 24 - South America Open Qualifier #1 Day #1
Thursday, Oct. 25 - South America Open Qualifier #1 Day #2

Saturday, Nov. 3 - South America Open Qualifier #2 Day #1
Sunday, Nov. 4 - South America Open Qualifier #2 Day #2

Saturday, Nov. 17 - South America Closed Qualifier Day #1
Sunday, Nov. 18 - 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, Oct. 22 - North America Open Qualifier #1 Day #1
Tuesday, Oct. 23 - North America Open Qualifier #1 Day #2

Monday, Oct. 29 - North America Open Qualifier #2 Day #1
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - North America Open Qualifier #2 Day #2

Saturday, Nov. 10 - North America Open Qualifier #3 Day #1
Sunday, Nov. 11 - North America Open Qualifier #3 Day #2

Monday, Nov. 26 - North America Open Qualifier #4 Day #1
Tuesday, Nov. 27 - North America Open Qualifier #4 Day #2

Wednesday, Dec. 12 - North America Closed Qualifier Day #1
Thursday, Dec. 13 - North America Closed Qualifier Day #2

Asia Minor

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, Nov. 2 - Oceania Open Qualifier #1
Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Oceania Open Qualifier #2

Sunday, Nov. 18 - Oceania Closed Qualifier Day #1
Monday, Nov. 19 - 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, Nov. 1 - China Open Qualifier #1
Tuesday, Nov. 6 - China Open Qualifier #2

Thursday, Nov. 15 - China Closed Qualifier Day #1
Friday, Nov. 16 - China Closed Qualifier Day #2
Saturday, Nov. 17 - China Closed Qualifier Day #3

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, Nov. 1 - SEA Open Qualifier #1

Tuesday, Nov. 6 - SEA Open Qualifier #2
Thursday, Nov. 15 - SEA Closed Qualifier Day #1

Friday, Nov. 16 - SEA Closed Qualifier Day #2
Saturday, Nov. 17 - SEA Closed Qualifier Day #3

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, Nov. 1 - East Asia Open Qualifier #1
Tuesday, Nov. 6 - East Asia Open Qualifier #2

Thursday, Nov. 15 - East Asia Closed Qualifier Day #1
Friday, Nov. 16 - 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, Nov. 2 - Middle East Open Qualifier #1
Thursday, Nov. 8 - Middle East Open Qualifier #2

Thursday, Nov. 15 - Middle East Closed Qualifier Day #1
Friday, Nov. 16 - Middle East Closed Qualifier Day #2

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