Qualifiers for EU, CIS and SA were held in mid-December. Team Kinguin* took the EU slot, Team Empire won in CIS and SG e-sports beat paiN Gaming* in the SA final. According to StarLadder's announcement, SG and then Pain have decided to forfeit their place at the Minor in favour of playing in the WESG 2017 Americas qualifier.
To decide their replacement, a best-of-three match will be held between semifinalists Infamous and Sacred*. That match will take place Jan 5 at 23:00 CET.
The rest of the regions run starting Jan 8 (China starts Jan 9) and end either on the 11th or 12th.
Team Blue Pikachu
Matches will be broadcast in English on StarLadder's two english Twitch streams:
Photo source: StarLadder