StarLadder reveal CIS Minor details

stich
April 8th, 2016 23:18

Starladder will yet again host the CIS Minor, with the second iteration taking place in Moscow and offering $50,000 as well as two spots to the next Major offline qualifier.

With the next Major confirmed at ESL One Cologne this coming summer, the various tournament organisers have gotten into gear with announcements about the next wave of regional Minors that will award spots to the Major offline qualifier (about which details are not yet known).

As a reminder, all four Minors will feature $50,000 prize pools and also award two spots apiece to the ESL One Cologne offline qualifier, as opposed to one spot as was previously done at the Minors.

StarLadder have again announced the details for the second CIS Minor, which will be open to 12 countries from the former CIS region (the three Baltic area countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have been this time omitted and will likely compete in the European region).


StarLadder will host the CIS Minor in Moscow this time around 

The first stage of the Minor will be two online Open Qualifiers, which will run from April 11-17. All matches will be best-of-one, with maps decided by a veto process.

Teams must have three-fifths of their players from the countries listed below in order to enter the Open Qualifiers or participate in the CIS Minor:

Russia Russia Belarus Belarus Georgia Georgia
Ukraine Ukraine Moldova Moldova Armenia Armenia
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Other Turkmenistan Other Tajikistan Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

The top four teams from each Open Qualifier (eight total) will then advance to an online Closed Qualifier, which will feature another eight teams invited by StarLadder.

Finally, the top four teams from the closed qualifier will advance to an offline final in Moscow, Russia, where they will also meet four teams invited by StarLadder. These eight teams will be divided into two groups of four, with an assumed playoff stage occurring afterward.

Information about the venue, exact dates for the Closed Qualifier and the Minor, and the format for the CIS Minor will be revealed by Starladder shortly. The $50,000 prize pool for the tournament will be distributed as follows:

1. $30,000
2. $15,000
3. $5,000 

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

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2016-04-08 23:18
#34
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Other anarh1st47 
ez sltv
2016-04-08 23:23
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2016-04-09 19:12
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2016-04-09 22:44
u fucking sad child camping for first comment
2016-04-08 23:23
just saw notification
2016-04-08 23:24
sure man
2016-04-08 23:25
You're just mad cuz u didnt get #1
2016-04-08 23:33
u are right xd
2016-04-09 01:46
#36
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Russia r3sp 
my world will be edited.
2016-04-08 23:23
-_-
2016-04-09 12:11
Nice, Lets go Empire
2016-04-08 23:18
nt
2016-04-08 23:18
What?
2016-04-08 23:19
nt x2
2016-04-09 08:18
a
2016-04-08 23:18
cant believe that
2016-04-08 23:18
i ain't got no life
2016-04-08 23:18
nice
2016-04-08 23:18
n1
2016-04-08 23:18
#8
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
n1
2016-04-08 23:18
1
2016-04-08 23:18
gl my brothers Azerbaijan,Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan,Turkmenistan,Uzbekistan
2016-04-08 23:22
ty :D
2016-04-09 01:15
Sandniggers lawl
2016-04-09 06:45
#90
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
nt Hitler
2016-04-09 07:52
#103
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
thx XANTARES :D
2016-04-09 10:53
cool
2016-04-08 23:18
VAI SAFADÃO!
2016-04-08 23:18
#13
Iraq Jfm 
kk
2016-04-08 23:18
asd
2016-04-08 23:18
L
2016-04-08 23:18
#16
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United States fallenfan 
cool ez for russia
2016-04-08 23:18
k
2016-04-08 23:18
asd
2016-04-08 23:18
as
2016-04-08 23:18
this gonna be weird
2016-04-08 23:18
blyat
2016-04-08 23:18
#22
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Italy Rafaeltra 
ASDASDA
2016-04-08 23:18
ez
2016-04-08 23:18
#25
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Mexico macwo 
K
2016-04-08 23:18
#26
zboub | 
Algeria MinTaaa 
Fak
2016-04-08 23:20
#27
Australia BCP 
prize money is good, will encourage teams that otherwise would felt like they have no chance anyway
2016-04-08 23:19
kk
2016-04-08 23:19
Surprisingly good format.
2016-04-08 23:20
6 country = Turks
2016-04-08 23:20
#52
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South Africa kHYRR73 
I can only see 5
2016-04-09 00:34
Succes towa & co.
2016-04-08 23:22
Baltics back to Europe?
2016-04-08 23:24
#44
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Russia Reph 
You are rusophobs,so bye bye CIS quals
2016-04-08 23:34
K
2016-04-09 15:00
gl Empire, gl Method
2016-04-08 23:25
#41
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
ez
2016-04-08 23:26
ez towa
2016-04-08 23:29
ez tajikistan babam
2016-04-08 23:52
Rahim babam abdullaev or whatever his name is, is from Usbekistan isn't he?
2016-04-10 21:13
it's one of the ex-soviet stans i just gambled on it being tajikistan
2016-04-10 21:16
Kazak empire in the making, RIP sweeds when they come full power.
2016-04-08 23:53
ez 4 isis
2016-04-08 23:56
Only thing i see is 'kistan'
2016-04-09 00:03
#53
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South Africa kHYRR73 
only 1 country has it...
2016-04-09 00:35
Or 2
2016-04-09 00:38
#60
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South Africa kHYRR73 
they were one country anyway :D like Tajikstan was part of Uzbeksitan :D
2016-04-09 01:08
anyway most of them were Russia before :D
2016-04-09 01:10
#64
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South Africa kHYRR73 
just like u guys :D
2016-04-09 01:12
Yep :)
2016-04-09 01:12
#67
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South Africa kHYRR73 
since u r from Latvia do u watch that LeeKey guy or whatsoever ?:D
2016-04-09 01:13
No idea who's that :D
2016-04-09 01:14
#70
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South Africa kHYRR73 
2016-04-09 01:15
Never heard of him might check im out later but s1 is steaming now bro :DD
2016-04-09 01:17
#72
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South Africa kHYRR73 
check it now ffs..there is a grill :D need her name :D
2016-04-09 01:17
Opa bro those boobies xaxa idk her name but ill save that for link later she's hottt
2016-04-09 01:20
#75
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South Africa kHYRR73 
naah, not that one :D youtube.com/watch?v=5_4cNuYjtBg Veronika :D
2016-04-09 01:21
Haha wtff
2016-04-09 01:24
#77
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South Africa kHYRR73 
:'D youtu.be/42jM4Ab7FOc?t=2s the first one here :D
2016-04-09 01:25
Why did you want her name :D
2016-04-09 01:27
#79
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South Africa kHYRR73 
stalk....for educational purposes :'D and not the name, but vk or instg :D
2016-04-09 01:31
Gl hf lol
2016-04-09 01:32
#81
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South Africa kHYRR73 
oh c'mon xD I need ur Latvian help
2016-04-09 01:37
Bro ik my country is small but to find someone by their firstname is quite hard :D
2016-04-09 01:38
#84
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South Africa kHYRR73 
I was just kiddin, mate :) all good :D
2016-04-09 01:48
#50
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Brazil coachdag3x 
South América minor, please
2016-04-09 00:04
iits in russia, then no prize money anyway who the fuck will attend this anyway :D
2016-04-09 00:35
GO MOLDOVA oh wait
2016-04-09 00:40
#96
CHEDEL | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
v3d1mak #neverforget
2016-04-09 09:46
#57
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
for this prize pool its much more profitable to throw a game
2016-04-09 00:44
10/10 this is besides Eu only Minor I am going to watch
2016-04-09 01:00
#59
Sweden JKLY 
Turkmenistan xD
2016-04-09 01:00
#62
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South Africa kHYRR73 
what's funny?
2016-04-09 01:10
Turk men is tan
2016-04-09 01:12
#86
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Bangladesh Ev1l Japan 
ayy
2016-04-09 01:55
#91
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
lmao
2016-04-09 08:10
Swedistan xD
2016-04-09 09:27
#99
Sweden JKLY 
Putinstan
2016-04-09 10:20
ez ENSO. :]
2016-04-09 01:12
#73
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Brazil hugoooo 
If a country has no flag on HLTV.org, I will cheer for them.
2016-04-09 01:19
Ez Borat
2016-04-09 01:52
Georgia Moldova Armenia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Azerbaijan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Uzbekistan These countries havent eSports ! ! !
2016-04-09 04:48
#89
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Uzbekistan Malodobra 
Where is Belarus in ur list ?:D
2016-04-09 07:15
#93
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Poland fennie 
CyberFocus, roman, uNdo, dERZKIY, zoneR and more good players from Belarus =\
2016-04-09 08:28
#95
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Uzbekistan Malodobra 
and? it's tier8 team....
2016-04-09 09:31
#97
xosht | 
Georgia xosht 
gl hf :) hope starladder's admins will be fair this time and won't give free wins to their Russian friends as it happened last times :)
2016-04-09 10:14
Azerbaijan vs Armenia ayyyy
2016-04-09 10:19
#101
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
lmfao :D
2016-04-09 10:43
#104
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Armenia HaRRyarm 
we will rape you ^^
2016-04-09 10:59
UZBEKISTAN? WTF? WHO IS GONNA PLAY FOR UZBEKISTAN?
2016-04-09 10:42
#102
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
CIS Minor should be together with EU Minor (and 4 spots ofc). FlipSid3, Gambit, NaVi already in major or major qual., HR not CIS anymore. The competition is going to suck and two of the teams gonna get ticket for major qual. On the other hand EU minor is gonna have teams like dignitas, SK, HR, E-Frag, Team AGG - and some of those teams are not gonna make it through. Therefore we might see Team YP getting rekt again (or someone like eXplosive or Empire) and not see some of those great EU teams at all...
2016-04-09 10:53
+1
2016-04-09 13:19
getting rekt again? :) we played with 2 subs, 2 guys in my team don't speak English fluently and we didn't even practice with that lineup, while other teams were prepared ;) and I think 2 teams from CIS is fair: we got 1 team which is Legend and 2 teams which are already in main qualifier. + CIS CS community is big, so please don't cry :p
2016-04-09 15:13
#125
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
There is no wonder you are pleased with the current format, cause you would have 0 chance to get there if it was with EU combined. I recommend less HLTV commenting (leave that for us fans) and more practise, so you don´t have to make more excuses.
2016-04-09 16:09
ty for advices, but i have to upset you :( we didn't get main qualifier through minor, we did it through last chance qualifier winning 2 eu teams :) and yes, am pleased bcuz there many good talented teams and players in CIS region and I rly like this format :)
2016-04-09 16:31
#129
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
Winning 2 EU teams online*
2016-04-09 16:52
#146
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
Seeing how many players from CIS are just fakin cheaters and how bad those qualified teams are - I was more than right.
2016-04-21 23:20
#105
swag | 
Finland tr0llu 
ez 4 dosia
2016-04-09 11:03
ez for putistan !
2016-04-09 11:18
cyka blyat
2016-04-09 11:58
Last time I could see Latvia here. Those lows couldn't even get in or what?
2016-04-09 12:14
Those lows is busy on nazi parade in riga, so no time to play or cheer for their teams.
2016-04-09 14:57
double
2016-04-09 14:57
Since I am from Riga, I am definitely sure that you've seen Putin's propoganda. Nice try Russia. No parades.
2016-04-09 16:43
I rather support Nazis than Soviets, just2know... and... 2012. gada(year) 19. marts(march) So, kek. "These men were true hero s of Latvija and Europe fighting Bolshevik communism which was the greatest evil the world has yet known ! 10,000,000 people alone were murdered by the Stalinist communist in the 1933 Ukrainian Holodymar, another 3,000,000 in the purges of 1934-38 ,and that is just the tip of the iceBERG !"
2016-04-11 19:22
Support whoever you want and don't lie about latvian nazi marches and don't complain about ussr, noone goes on red marches in russia since everyone understand that it's retarded to march for killers glory, bad that riga-sprats doing it.
2016-04-17 20:52
Now you're being completely wrong. However, I don't go and never will. Is that pretty enough to stop insulting me about some random bullshit which actually doesn't belong to me?
2016-04-17 21:35
You're talking about supporting nazi, so why nazi marches don't belong to you? :D And take some high quality propaganda about russian occupants youtu.be/T65SwzHAbes
2016-04-19 14:07
I said that I WOULD RATHER do that instead of supporting Soviets. That's not about supporting them. I live here, and no one gives a fuck about that. We're normal people, doing our stuff in the life and that's it. You're so wrong in many ways.
2016-04-19 15:11
#110
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CIS OREL_1337 
GL Moskva
2016-04-09 12:14
#111
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CIS OREL_1337 
Ez for ex YP Empire and Method
2016-04-09 12:17
EZ for Moldova.
2016-04-09 12:20
#113
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France AraShir0 
EZ for Tajikistan
2016-04-09 12:41
MOLDOVA ready!!!!!!!!!!!!
2016-04-09 13:20
"Teams must have three-fifths of their players from the countries listed below in order to enter the Open Qualifiers or participate in the CIS Minor:" So no Hellraisers then?
2016-04-09 13:56
Hellraisers EZ my friend!!!!!!1111
2016-04-09 14:06
#118
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Lithuania kivik 
ez for Turkmenistan
2016-04-09 14:10
I am from future. Russia and Ukrain beated in final and Russia won
2016-04-09 15:26
#127
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Turkey hebelehubele 
gl Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan <3
2016-04-09 16:41
GL Moldova
2016-04-09 17:02
CSGOSTRONG .COM TO GET 1$ WRITE 99738
2016-04-09 22:21
#134
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Kazakhstan randomplr 
ez kazakhs
2016-04-09 22:57
Cs growing so fast, love all the miniors with $50k+ now!
2016-04-10 02:09
EZ for Borat
2016-04-10 04:34
#137
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Armenia HaRRyarm 
ez for arm :D
2016-04-10 12:05
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