I love watching the CIS minor. Every major cycle there is always one or two new Russian plays who pop-up and turn out to be gods. Russia has a pretty big player-base but for whatever reason it never materializes into actual T1 CS teams.
However, kinda wished they merged the CIS & Asian minors, e.g., Asia+NA CIS+EU.
Cis minor teams achieved more than NA minor teams tbh. Gambit, Vega, spirit, qbf and avangar is going to be the next. The Asian minor is much worse, but the fact that they spots at the minor helps developing the scene
the eu minor is stacked enough this way, they would never have the chance to show their potential. The CIS scene has been pretty isolated from eu in CS' history, mostly because language and communication has a much bigger role than in normal sports
who cares??? they are a part of europe and asia, so they should play there...
there is no need for a cis minor.... they are not isolated. as i said they are playing all the other european tournaments... and please don't come with some european minor is too stacked shit.
whats next? a scandinavian minor? or a balkan minor?
and why the fuck do you mind if they have a separate minor or not? Their teams have gone far so they deserve it. You can't deny that it's exciting to watch that cis team that does better than people expect them to do at every major. And in many cases there are cis qualifiers for other tournaments too.
If we count Ukraine as a part of CIS
Gambit - PGL Krakow Major champions
Na'Vi - 3 second places in Majors
Flipsid3 - Making it into playoffs many time
So, yes CIS is really weak cs region, wasted spot
I know this is probably bait, at least I hope so
CIS players aren't shit at all. Many skilled players with lots of potential who deserve their chances to play in big matches to finally get recognized by better teams and orgs. And their teams aren't shit as well and they have already proven themselves.