The Boston 2018 Minor Challengers are the teams who made it through the Minor Qualifiers in order to compete in the ELEAGUE Major in Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2018. This is the second time a Minor has been held for a CS:GO Major, and the top four teams from the Minor have advanced to the main event. The Minor Challengers are: - Optic Gaming, an American team which has been in the CS:GO scene since 2016. - Team Liquid, a North American team which made it to the playoffs of the previous ELEAGUE Major.
- Avangar, a Kazakhstani team which has been on the rise in the past year. - Winstrike Team, a Russian team which has been competing in the CIS region since 2018. The Minor Challengers have a tough task ahead of them as they will be playing against some of the best teams in the world. However, they have already shown that they have the skill and determination to compete at the highest level and have a chance to make it to the playoffs of the Major. It will be exciting to watch them battle it out and see if they can make it to the Grand Finals.