Australians of the Renegades miss LAN-Finals ESL Pro League Season 4 in Sao Paulo. They did not get there because of the Asian “Minor”, which dates coincide with the Brazilian tournament. The right to carry out the following major-tournament got ELEAGUE organizers, who spent the first season of the league at the highest level, what have noted almost all participants. The attitude to the teams, the scope of broadcasts and well-structured schedule the start of each game – something lacking in many other organizers. It is understandable why Valve has entrusted the tournament is to them the next event in the US, the interest on the part of television channels broadcasting the NBA, a new contender for the holding of such events.

By all accounts The ELEAGUE Major should surpass last “majors” and views only grow at the expense of television and advertising company ELEAGUE. The downside – the regional qualifying, they’re minor-tournaments. For the first time in 2016, which was introduced a convenient system of qualifications to the “majors”, the organizers decided to announce its selection for 1-2 weeks before the start. But on what basis the team received an invitation to the European qualification, it is not clear. At this time, both European and Asian tournaments minor-hold company PGL. Its representatives have proven themselves to The Manila Major, several tournaments in a series of CS: GO Championship Series, as well as DreamHack Cluj-Napoca in 2015, which were responsible for the broadcast. Both “Minor» PGL decided to use a single system – direct invitation and pre-qualification.

Earlier, as did representatives SLTV, who are responsible for minor-tournament of the CIS. minor-tournament system is primarily designed to increase the game’s popularity in the region. Issuing direct invitations once the four teams in the European minor, organizers reduce the chance of getting into the eight other teams that were hoping for a full eight slots. Organizers would be worth to take advantage of the previous system, shown in kvalifitsatsiyah to MLG Columbus and ESL One Cologne this year, when the team fell to the minor only through online qualifiers.