StarLadder to host CIS Minor

BenjaCS
October 19th, 2016 15:54

StarLadder have announced that they will organize the CIS Minor Championship which will take place from the eleventh of November to the thirteenth.

StarLadder Regional Minor Championship: CIS will offer $50,000 and, more importantly, two spots at the ELEAGUE Major 2017 Offline Qualifier which will be held in Atlanta from December 15-18.

The CIS Minor Championship will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia from November 11-13 at the Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex and will feature eight teams which will earn their spots in the qualifiers.


The venue of the Minor will be in Russia 

The open qualifiers will be played from October 26-28 and will hand out eight spots at the closed qualifiers which will be the second stage of the qualification process.

Eight teams from the open qualifier and eight invited teams will compete from October 29 to November 1 in the closed qualifiers where all eight of the CIS Minor teams will be determined.

You can sign up for the open qualifier until October 23 if your team is from one of the countries in this list by going to the StarLadder tournament page.

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

gl to all teams!
2016-10-19 15:54
CIS minor such a waste of two spots. Both teams went 0-3 last major qualifier (only two teams can go 0-3 LUL). Should be 3 for EU/CIS, 3 for Americas, 2 for Asia. Before you start going "3 for NA CS LUL" remember Cloud9, Immortals, TSM etc. are in Americas minor. If you want to diversify the major qualifier and give teams from many places opportunities, make it a 24 team qualifier and give more spots to everybody. Probably most fair that way anyway.
2016-10-19 16:54
i agree
2016-10-19 16:56
#46
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Europe wai7ing 
american spotted just kidding totally agree
2016-10-19 17:23
stfu
2016-10-19 17:23
I'm not calling your region bad, it's just that all the good teams are in the major already.
2016-10-19 17:34
ikr, except gambit and F3, others team are pure shit, or just onliners like Spirit. I agree
2016-10-19 17:36
#48
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
f3 and gambit came from cis qual and got to legends before,
2016-10-19 17:24
F3 came in from the EU online qualifier before minors were a thing. Gambit could've easily qualified through an EU/CIS minor, they're the only team from the CIS minor that would likely have succeeded in the EU minor too.
2016-10-19 17:33
#61
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
2 unstoppeble teams go to MAJOR after NA-minor. Super result. CIS (ex-USSR territory) is very-very huge. From Kazakhstan to Germany ping is 100-150, from far-west Russia - 200-250. This guyz just cant play to EU-minor online. Check eu-tier-3-teams, who play on eu-minor. thay are shit like cis-minor-lvl-teams. in Cologne-minor godsent, orbit, csgl. shit? shit. hellraisers? half-ukrainian team. sorie, mai london iz bad)
2016-10-19 19:19
Sorry but I'm having a hard time understanding your English. From what I gather it seems like you're definitely underestimating the EU minor though. The best teams in the CIS minor are highly irrelevant, like Spirit, Tengri, and Preparation. The best EU teams are highly relevant, like Fnatic, Hellraisers, and Heroic. In these theoretical CIS/EU or CIS/Asia/AU minors, I would be fine with CIS having their own qualifier to get into the minor (which is on LAN) so that the qualifier ping is not bad. I just don't agree with having their own minor in general. The ping argument doesn't really make sense and would be easily solved, I'm fine with giving CIS spots at the EU minor, but not giving a region that's really weak apart from teams already in the major two pretty much wasted major qualifier spots.
2016-10-19 19:30
#70
ANGE1 | 
Russia ultnie 
It can't be solved. Valve don't have any servers in Russia, even in Moscow, so minimum ping in Russia you can get is 40, unless you live on border. So where should play a team from Vladivostok, for example, they can't play on EU servers, too far away, but they opponents can't play on Asia servers for the same reason. It's like Russia should have 4 internal minors before main LAN minor, but it's too long to organize.
2016-10-20 14:39
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2016-10-19 15:54
#4
Denmark zink 
nice
2016-10-19 15:54
#5
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Andorra nalnozleoj 
niceeee hype
2016-10-19 15:54
s
2016-10-19 15:54
#7
f0rest | 
Sweden Maoux551 
great
2016-10-19 15:54
#8
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Azerbaijan M1R4CL3 
great news
2016-10-19 15:54
#9
Sweden Ploap 
faku
2016-10-19 15:54
nice
2016-10-19 15:54
#11
Ex6TenZ | 
Finland qBeY 
n1
2016-10-19 15:54
11111
2016-10-19 15:54
nice i think good news
2016-10-19 15:54
+1
2016-10-19 15:54
1
2016-10-19 15:54
#16
NiKo | 
Albania swikzie 
expected
2016-10-19 15:54
#17
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CIS OREL_1337 
hupe
2016-10-19 15:54
#18
barce | 
Macedonia GOAIITE 
123
2016-10-19 15:54
no one would have guessed cx
2016-10-19 15:55
#21
shox | 
France kEONN 
good news
2016-10-19 15:54
#22
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Poland mamba99999 
expected
2016-10-19 15:55
CIS minor really ? You have minors for full continents and then you have one just for CIS ? where the teams are not even good?
2016-10-19 15:55
just CIS - 2 spot same europe funny thing that is HR not CIS
2016-10-19 16:02
#67
Ukraine arch 
3 cis teams r Legends rekt
2016-10-19 19:35
Isnt that what i said ? 3 CIS teams already legends. We dont need 2 more slots at the minor. Rekt ? Really ? Did you even read the comments,after my comment? also we know how great flipside and gambit are. Even HLTV staff member agrees that CIS should not have individual minor. hltv.org/?pageid=18&threadid=1284071#r18.. Go reply "rekt" to his post too
2016-10-19 19:40
#24
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CIS OREL_1337 
we need east(cis+pl+latvia,litva.....) and west europe minors sad but cis havent good teams
2016-10-19 15:58
#25
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Syria Gonezxzx 
CIS don't need a minor, CIS should play in EU minor. CIS suck besides Gambit, Flipsid3 and Na'Vi.
2016-10-19 16:01
cmon even F3 is fucking tier2 now
2016-10-19 16:17
#35
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Armenia HaRRyarm 
+1337
2016-10-19 16:24
and all of those teams already in major,basically 2 wasted slots at the minor.
2016-10-19 16:54
#49
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
then you need to increase slots for eu, and we end up with same thing at the end, just make harder for players to travel
2016-10-19 17:26
#62
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
australia dont need internet.
2016-10-19 19:24
2016-10-19 19:41
#27
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Other anarh1st47 
Thanks starladder! Saint-Petersburg best!
2016-10-19 16:04
#29
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Finland Al_Aziz 
Wondering if Starladder changed format after "drama" about PGL Minor or was this their choice from get go
2016-10-19 16:07
#30
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France t3r4byt3 
there should be a joint EU-CIS minor with 4 spots
2016-10-19 16:07
or an Asia-CIS one with 3 spots. The remaining one spot goes to EU. Asia-CIS: 3 Europe: 3 Americas: 2
2016-10-19 16:12
#32
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France t3r4byt3 
that seems pretty good too
2016-10-19 16:15
The 3rd best Americas minor team would probs be better than 3rd best asia/cis
2016-10-19 16:50
ayyy LMAO
2016-10-19 16:55
I don't understand what's lmao about this. Three best Americas teams are Cloud9, IMT, TSM I guess, three best asia are Tyloo, Czen, RNG. probably fair to get an extra americas spot just so that a third team can even have a chance of going through.
2016-10-19 16:57
u couldnt count cloud9 and imt as minor team , it's their problem that they failed last time xD
2016-10-19 18:38
#63
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
cis-flipside fock imt on quals two times.
2016-10-19 19:26
So? Flipsid3 isn't in the minor.
2016-10-19 19:26
#66
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
after first minor visir major 1 CIS and 1NA teams. After second minor: 0 CIS, 1NA. And after 2 minors u say, does CIS dont need minor? mb asia dont need minor? mb we need NA-quals to EU-minor and 8 slots from EU minor to Major? I mentioned above to you, does teams from Vladivostok, Astana, Baku cant play on Europe.
2016-10-19 19:36
#36
pronax | 
Russia ShadTH 
spirit-prep. final
2016-10-19 16:24
Spirit on lan? I aren't win that
2016-10-19 17:29
#57
pronax | 
Russia ShadTH 
ty,mrDudets
2016-10-19 18:16
gl all >3
2016-10-19 17:57
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