— PGL (@pglesports) March 21, 2017
The open spot will remain in Europe, and could open up the chances of an underdog making a move, as the European minor will now reward three spots at the offline qualifier, rather than two.
2/2 As a result, the 8th Challenger slot will be transferred to the EU Minor so that 3 teams will reach the Offline Qualifier instead of 2.— PGL (@pglesports) March 21, 2017
The minors will take place throughout June for all regions, with the European tournament starting on June 15. With teams like Ninjas in Pyjamas, EnvyUs, Heroic, and the new look Dignitas competing, it's sure to be one of the most competitive we've ever seen. It has not yet been announced which teams have been invited to the minor, and which will have to battle through the online qualifiers.