CIS Minor viewer's guide

LucasAM
June 7th, 2017 18:11

The CIS Minor is set to kick off tomorrow in Moscow, Russia, with eight teams fighting for two spots in the PGL Major offline qualifier and $50,000 in prizes.

The tournament will take place at the GamerStadium in Moscow, Russia, on June 8-11. Over the course of the four days, two groups of four will be played out, followed by two days of bracket play.

mir & co. will try to make it out of the Minor and into another Major offline qualifier

At the end of the tournament, two teams will have spots to play in the last qualifier before the PGL Major 2017. On top of that, $50,000 will be split amongst the top three teams, with the winner taking $30,000 of it.

After the draw, which took place earlier this month, here are the groups:

Group A Group B
Russia Spirit Academy Ukraine pro100
Kazakhstan Tengri Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
Russia Vega Squadron Russia Spartak
Belarus Nemiga Russia Spirit

Here is the schedule for the four-day tournament:

Thursday, June 8      
10:15 Belarus Nemiga vs. Russia Spirit Academy BO1
11:30 Kazakhstan Tengri vs. Russia Vega Squadron BO1
12:45 Group A winners' match   BO1
14:00 Group A elimination match   BO3
17:00 Group A decider match   BO3
       
Friday, June 9      
10:15 Russia Spirit vs. Russia Quantum Bellator Fire BO1
11:30 Russia Spartak vs. Ukraine pro100 BO1
12:45 Group B winners' match   BO1
14:00 Group B elimination match   BO3
17:00 Group B decider match   BO3
       
Saturday, June 10      
09:15 A2 vs. B1   BO3
12:00 A1 vs. B2   BO3
15:00 Elimination Match   BO3
18:00 Upper bracket final   BO3
       
Sunday, June 11      
14:15 Decider match   BO3
18:00 Grand final   BO3

Bringing the action live will be a team of hosts, analysts, and casters, in both Russian and English. Here is the list of Russian talent:

Ukraine Antonina "Tonya" Predko - Desk host
Ukraine Stepan "DonStepan" Shulga - Host / Interviewer
Ukraine Alexey "XAOC" Kucherov - Analyst
Ukraine Alexandr "Petr1k" Petryk - Analyst

Russia Igor "SL4M" Sopov - caster
Ukraine Fyodor "KvaN" Zaharov - caster
Ukraine Juriy "Strike" Tereshenko - caster
Ukraine Alexandr "HomeR" Lysenko - caster

The English casters will be:

United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell
United Kingdom Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire

The $50,000 prize pot will be distributed in the following way:

1. $30,000 + spot for PGL Major Krakow 2017 Main Qualifier
2. $15,000 + spot for PGL Major Krakow 2017 Main Qualifier
3. $5,000

Once the tournament kicks off, don't forget to check the event page we have set up, where you can follow matches, results, related news, stats, and more.

#2
keev | 
Germany eXoNaTioN 
ez for pro100
2017-06-07 18:11
#15
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Russia HLTV_Admin 
ez top 10
2017-06-07 18:13
#3
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Mongolia Tendies 
Vega will be top 2
2017-06-07 18:11
there is like 8 equal teams in bo1 so idk
2017-06-07 19:17
#4
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Italy Reyden2210 
wow
2017-06-07 18:10
Rooting for the Nemiga boys. glhf
2017-06-07 18:11
n1
2017-06-07 18:10
#7
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Brazil RauleS 
NICE
2017-06-07 18:11
ua takeover lol
2017-06-07 18:11
tier 10 cs ? noty
2017-06-07 18:11
#12
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Russia HLTV_Admin 
ez
2017-06-07 18:13
tier10 minor? lul
2017-06-07 18:13
#16
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United States gtmaniacmda 
"Here is the list of Russian talent:" 7 Ukrainians, 1 Russian Nice Russian propaganda HLTV!!!1!1!!!1!!1
2017-06-07 18:14
language
2017-06-07 18:23
#29
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Sweden hypersenator 
ukraine is shit, russia is good
2017-06-07 18:48
#17
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Germany grabke 
whats up with spirit academy and spirit i thought this isn`t allowed to have two teams per Organization participate.
2017-06-07 18:14
#21
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United States gtmaniacmda 
if both qualify for the major, one of the teams (likely the Academy) will have to find a new team sponsor/owner to be able to participate
2017-06-07 18:25
They told they were going to change the name and logo. Org will stay
2017-06-07 20:13
#38
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United States gtmaniacmda 
yeah, I guess that makes sense
2017-06-07 20:14
#18
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Estonia teremartin 
go vega <3 best CIS team
2017-06-07 18:21
pro100000000
2017-06-07 18:27
#23
xeta | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
When are we gonna get proper English hosting etc. fro the CIS minor? Doesn't have to be t1 guys but come on you could at least get more than two guys (though the two guys are very good, just needs +hugo) Also Group A is stacked
2017-06-07 18:28
Nobody watches it. Shit tier CS+russians so nobody cares. Complete waste of a minor. Vega squadron getting 2 wins and still not qualifying was like the biggest upset ever, that's how useless this minor is.
2017-06-07 19:24
#35
xeta | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
expected
2017-06-07 19:48
#25
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Germany ujustgotb8ed 
Easy for Russian legends "Vega Squadron" from Russia
2017-06-07 18:32
#26
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
ez
2017-06-07 18:36
this is the only tournament cis team can win. ez
2017-06-07 18:44
tengri and vega make it out, spirit and pro100 in third and fourth
2017-06-07 19:09
#33
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Latvia t0m1kS 
ez for Vadims Karetins!!!!!
2017-06-07 19:33
#34
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Russia Drinkins 
best LAN of the year. Will try to watch every game
2017-06-07 19:47
#36
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CIS Sforz 
Vega go go go
2017-06-07 19:57
Pro100 and Tengri. Expected
2017-06-07 20:16
#40
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Slovakia Jaskowec 
Spirit Academy is better than Spirit :DDD
2017-06-07 21:04
#41
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Russia zhivich 
ez for NIP foe Kappa
2017-06-08 07:42
#42
forsaken | 
Luxembourg esKo_ 
50k wasted lul
2017-06-08 12:56
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