CIS Minor day two recap

The second day of the StarLadder CIS Minor to Cologne 2016 saw Empire eliminate heavyweight Arcade on the new Nuke map and later on both Empire and ANOX advanced to the semifinals of the event.

Taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Moscow, Russia from April 28 to May 1, the StarLadder Regional CIS Minor Championship is seeing eight teams from the region compete for $50,000 and two spots to the offline qualifier for ESL One Cologne 2016, CS:GO's next Major.

The first day saw Anatoliy "⁠liTTle⁠" Yashin & co. of FLuffy Gangsters and Dmitriy "⁠Dimaoneshot⁠" Bandurka and crew of Worst Players advance to the semifinals while the second day promised two best-of-one elimination matches and two decider matches to determine the final two teams to advance to the CIS Minor playoffs.

The first match of the day was a bit of a doozy as it was the first competitive instance of two teams playing on the new Nuke map (fondly called 'newke' by some in the community).


kUcheR made it to the CIS Minor semis with his new team

Despite tweaks by the game's developers to make the map less CT-sided than it had traditionally been, the map was still CT-sided as Empire pulled off a 12-3 CT half against Arcade's 11-4 CT half to win the map 16-14 and eliminate Arcade from the CIS Minor.  Sergey "⁠spaz⁠" Skrypchik and Emil "⁠kUcheR⁠" Akhundov were particularly effective for their team, pulling in 1.31 and 1.30 ratings respectively.

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 Empire K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
29 - 20 +9 88.8 1.33
25 - 17 +8 77.1 1.10
19 - 16 +3 64.0 1.02
12 - 22 -10 56.9 0.87
15 - 25 -10 68.0 0.86
 Arcade K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
33 - 20 +13 94.8 1.44
24 - 20 +4 86.6 1.28
16 - 21 -5 59.0 0.94
15 - 23 -8 71.0 0.86
12 - 16 -4 49.2 0.84

Empire then jumped into their best-of-three decider match against the quite unknown Digital Wave team (who nevertheless had defeated Empire in a best-of-one the day before) and had an easy time of it, claiming Cobblestone 16-12 and Mirage 16-6 and thereby advancing into the playoffs of the CIS Minor and getting one step closer to a slot at the ESL One Cologne 2016 Qualifier.

 Empire K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 24 +24 99.1 1.56
35 - 24 +11 64.1 1.26
38 - 34 +4 87.4 1.25
41 - 33 +8 84.9 1.17
28 - 27 +1 73.0 1.09
 Digital Wave K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 33 +6 77.0 1.08
28 - 36 -8 78.0 0.89
31 - 40 -9 81.0 0.89
25 - 44 -19 56.9 0.62
19 - 37 -18 46.0 0.57

In Group B, Binary Dragons Gold matched up against Vesuvius on Dust2 in the best-of-one elimination match and it was a one-sided stomp as the former team won 16-4. Ilya "⁠medusa⁠" Mertsalov of Binary Dragons Gold posted a 1.57 rating and a 98.8 ADR.

 Binary Dragons Gold K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
17 - 11 +6 89.7 1.58
20 - 9 +11 98.8 1.56
17 - 11 +6 80.4 1.35
13 - 12 +1 77.2 1.18
11 - 13 -2 66.2 1.12
 Vesuvius K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
15 - 11 +4 74.8 1.16
12 - 18 -6 87.2 0.82
10 - 16 -6 65.3 0.70
12 - 17 -5 57.1 0.56
7 - 16 -9 56.2 0.54

Although the first day at the CIS Minor had seen plenty of upsets and close games, the final match of the day showed that the more experienced teams were indeed ready to play ball as Binary Dragons Gold were destroyed by ANOX in the Group B decider match.


ANOX kept their hopes alive on the second day 

The former Method team gave up only ten rounds across two maps, winning Mirage 16-8 and Train 16-2 to be the fourth and final team to advance to the playoffs of the CIS Minor (and thus the only team to have fallen short of bigger expectations overall at this event so far has been Arcade).

 ANOX K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 22 +19 106.4 1.61
40 - 20 +20 99.7 1.57
41 - 24 +17 96.0 1.46
31 - 18 +13 73.8 1.34
25 - 19 +6 70.4 1.18
 Binary Dragons Gold K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
25 - 34 -9 70.7 0.80
20 - 35 -15 60.5 0.65
22 - 36 -14 54.8 0.64
16 - 36 -20 54.9 0.61
20 - 37 -17 62.1 0.59

The four remaining teams at the CIS Minor now find themselves in a best-of-three double elimination bracket and tomorrow will be reserved for both the upper bracket semifinals and the upper final; the first game is FLuffy Gangsters against ANOX at 13:00 .

The action can be followed live via StarLadder's Russian stream.

Do you still find yourself dazed and confused when thinking about the Wild Wild West that is the CIS scene? Our writer Milan "⁠Striker⁠" Švejda wrote a in-depth preview that can help you get up-to-speed with the four remaining teams duking it out at the CIS Minor for $50,000 in prize money and two spots to the ESL One Cologne Qualifier.

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

Russia Anatoliy 'liTTle' Yashin
Anatoliy 'liTTle' Yashin
Age:
34
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
111
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.90
DPR:
0.64
Belarus Sergey 'spaz' Skrypchik
Sergey 'spaz' Skrypchik
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
216
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Russia Emil 'kUcheR' Akhundov
Emil 'kUcheR' Akhundov
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
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Russia Ilya 'medusa' Mertsalov
Ilya 'medusa' Mertsalov
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.77
Russia Dmitriy 'Dimaoneshot' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dimaoneshot' Bandurka
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
201
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
2ND TIME WTF :D
2016-04-30 00:56
4 replies
PogChamp
2016-04-30 01:09
3 replies
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2016-04-30 01:09
2 replies
#27
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Germany P3tR
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2016-04-30 18:02
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2016-04-30 00:56
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2016-04-30 00:55
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2016-04-30 00:55
#5
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Europe SteffeMvrs
RIP
2016-04-30 00:56
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2016-04-30 00:56
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2016-04-30 00:56
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2016-04-30 00:56
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2016-04-30 00:56
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2016-04-30 00:56
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North America Anarchy109
GL Empire happy to see them doing well :P
2016-04-30 00:56
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2016-04-30 00:57
1ST BIRCHES
2016-04-30 01:01
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2016-04-30 01:01
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2016-04-30 01:02
#19
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Russia Drinkins
hope Empire will win. Only this team can make some damage on major quals.
2016-04-30 01:05
4 replies
+1
2016-04-30 01:21
another team to kick some NA asses out of major groups
2016-04-30 02:07
empire is shit worst players and anox are better
2016-04-30 09:11
1 reply
#31
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Russia Drinkins
nah...Worst players just a skill mix. Anox was even with amazing spaze just ok. Now they are shit.
2016-04-30 17:10
1. $30,000 + ESL One Cologne 2016 Offline Qualifier 2. $15,000 + ESL One Cologne 2016 Offline Qualifier what the fucK? such an easy route to the qual. feels kinda strange that there is much much harder road for most EU teams to get to this LAN. i'm not opposed to CIS teams getting opportunities but it seems kinda odd.
2016-04-30 04:26
1 reply
Europe has a similar event: Event DreamHack Regional Minor Championship Europe at DH Tours 2016 Prize distribution: 1. $30,000 + ESL One Cologne 2016 Offline Qualifier 2. $15,000 + ESL One Cologne 2016 Offline Qualifier
2016-04-30 11:59
Ok
2016-04-30 04:29
#29
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Belarus Ruble
Es empire
2016-04-30 14:53
shit dragons gold
2016-04-30 15:39
thank men x
2016-05-07 16:29
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