CIS Minor playoffs under way
The CIS Minor currently taking place in St. Petersburg made it to the upper bracket semifinals, with four teams left to fight for two spots at the ELEAGUE Major’s main qualifier in Atlanta.
The first of the two semifinals is already under way as the favored team to twin the Minor, Spirit, is taking on Nikolaj "kalinka" Rysakov’s VwS. One map in, it is the Russian side leading 1-0 after a 16-3 Mirage.
DavCost's Spirit have proven to be one of the strongest so far
The Lithuanians made it to the semifinals by beating Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov’s RoX in Group A’s opener and decider, on Overpass and Cache, 16-7 and 16-2 respectively. Meanwhile, Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev’s Spirit made it out of Group B in first place by beating both Kazakh teams, zARLANS and Tengri, the latter in a 30 round nail biter on Cache.
Quantum Bellator Fire lost their first match to Tengri, 16-14, beat zARLANS without a problem, 16-1, to bounce back from the losers’ match, and then took revenge on Tengri in a second 30 round map. On the other hand ALLIN were the most dominant team in Group A giving up the lowest amount of rounds (12) in their two group stage matches, both ending 16-6, against RoX and VwS.
The upper bracket semifinal match-ups:
|ALLIN||vs. Quantum Bellator Fire|
This is what’s on the line for the remaining four teams: