Vega Squadron beat Tengri to win CIS Minor

Vega Squadron have won the CIS Minor Championship after defeating Tengri 2-0 in the grand final.

The series kicked off on Train, Vega Squadron's map pick, and it was the Russians who came out the more energised team as they got out to a quick 5-1 lead on the Terrorist side, putting Tengri in danger of getting blown out.

The Kazakh team's defence then finally managed to get a bit of respite as they twice brought the deficit to just two rounds, but Vega Squadron kept the pressure on and took ten rounds into the second half.

Vega Squadron carried their momentum into the second half and won five rounds straight to hit match point. Tengri still strung three rounds together, but the Russian team would not let a comeback happen and won the following round to lock down the map, 16-8.

Vega Squadron win regional title

The map that followed was Inferno, which began with Tengri taking the pistol round and the corresponding anti-ecos to take a 3-0 lead. What followed was a very dominant period from Vega Squadron, who won six rounds in a row while losing just one player in the process.

Many believed that the home team had the game under control, but Tengri showed they still had some fight in them as they went on a six-round streak to secure a 9-6 lead.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, Vega Squadron won the opening five rounds of the half to take an 11-9 lead. Tengri still tried to fight back, but with the rounds that went their way being immediately countered by the Russians, there was nothing they could do to prevent the home team from taking the game, with Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov closing out the map with an ace.

 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 24 +23 103.5 1.64
42 - 25 +17 80.7 1.38
45 - 25 +20 84.7 1.37
26 - 29 -3 62.8 1.05
26 - 23 +3 60.0 1.04
 Tengri K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
30 - 36 -6 78.0 0.90
25 - 37 -12 64.2 0.78
26 - 36 -10 60.0 0.74
24 - 39 -15 55.0 0.67
21 - 38 -17 48.2 0.58

CIS Minor Championship final standings:

1. Russia Vega Squadron - $30,000 + PGL Major Qualifier spot
2. Kazakhstan Tengri - $15,000 + PGL Major Qualifier spot
3. Ukraine pro100 - $5,000
4. Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
5-6. Russia Spirit Academy
5-6. Russia Spartak
7-8. Russia Spirit
7-8. Belarus Nemiga

Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
#2
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Ukraine vrbcs
good for them
2017-06-11 21:27
good
2017-06-11 21:27
#5
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
ez vega, gl on major quals
2017-06-11 21:27
gj
2017-06-11 21:27
#8
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Latvia Faaakk
gz Vega :)
2017-06-11 21:27
#9
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Germany LyZeD
16-2
2017-06-11 21:27
#10
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Russia Bukashka
Amazing comebacks
2017-06-11 21:27
nice, feel bad for zeus tho
2017-06-11 21:28
#13
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Russia ZippSluvik
expected p.s. pro100 govno
2017-06-11 21:28
spirit academy > spirit LOL
2017-06-11 21:28
2 replies
In defend of Spirit. Group A was easier.
2017-06-11 21:36
1 reply
4 sure both teams from group A got spot on major qualifer
2017-06-11 22:28
GJ VEGA BEST RUSSIAN T2 TEAM
2017-06-11 21:28
6 replies
*best russian team
2017-06-11 22:34
Which t1 team in russia.tell me
2017-06-13 08:09
4 replies
probably gambit ( navi suck )
2017-06-13 08:09
3 replies
Gambit is Cis team as a navi
2017-06-13 08:25
2 replies
if we speak about rooster , vega also has 1 ukranian
2017-06-13 08:26
1 reply
But most of roster Russian tho. Gambit more Kazakh, and have only one Russian, so Navi have 2. Btw, Vega best Russian team and best CIS T2.
2017-06-13 12:32
#16
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Spain Alser
expected from NiP rekters
2017-06-11 21:29
1 reply
they're gonna rekt another team on this qual, envy for example
2017-06-12 16:56
#18
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Finland ginbay
Lose firts win next nice logic RU cs..
2017-06-11 21:30
2 replies
different maps....
2017-06-11 23:19
1 reply
#57
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Finland ginbay
CIS cs. It doesn't fcking matter tengri play a fck ton of cs and look at ramzzzik they take some fcking pills and shit.. Whatever they will shit on pants at major.
2017-06-11 23:52
EZ VEGA DESTROYERS NIP silvers
2017-06-11 21:30
#21
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Norway Phancy11
Gl in quals to both.
2017-06-11 21:30
NiP better watch out
2017-06-11 21:30
Now they'll be facing NiP again in the major main qual... Oh, wait
2017-06-11 21:32
ez
2017-06-11 21:34
#26
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Russia mairock
GO VEEEEEEEEEEEEGA
2017-06-11 21:34
Hey Guys plz join vapenation.teamspeak.de Be aids all you want
2017-06-11 21:35
Very nice, calm and collected!
2017-06-11 21:37
Still Vega will lose vs NiP in major qualifiers :(
2017-06-11 21:38
4 replies
No NiP, no party 4u my friend
2017-06-11 21:51
1 reply
You just got baited.
2017-06-12 07:47
nip didnt even qualify for it tho
2017-06-11 23:23
1 reply
You just got baited.
2017-06-12 07:46
#33
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Portugal dracø
Ez 4 NiP slayers, never 4get. Entertaining games this afternoob, thank mr ruskies
2017-06-11 21:46
Every CIS team can beat NiP. they suck :)
2017-06-11 21:52
1 reply
can admit this
2017-06-11 21:54
Strong performance by Vega Squadron. :)
2017-06-11 21:53
ez for vega
2017-06-11 22:03
good job by nip slayers
2017-06-11 22:38
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Malaysia Clem666
ezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Vega>all
2017-06-11 22:44
#45
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Russia v1p3rrr
again lel
2017-06-11 22:55
#47
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Slovakia TatKo
Well deserved, hope they will make it to the major
2017-06-11 23:12
#48
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CIS sergioff
5-6. Russia Spirit Academy 7-8. Russia Spirit academy better than actual team? wtf
2017-06-11 23:16
1 reply
dif. groups to avoid conflict of interest
2017-06-11 23:40
#50
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United States XcmlX
undeserved. why does the team that lost the semifinal game even have a second chance to win it?
2017-06-11 23:21
#56
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Poland mamba99999
NiP guys are propably proud of them.
2017-06-11 23:47
#58
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Libya nanaichini
Spartak is way better than Tengri :)
2017-06-12 02:00
1 reply
No.
2017-06-12 07:49
starix minor interview youtube.com/watch?v=X2oytQRc-F4
2017-06-12 03:09
#64
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Russia SuflexZ
Expected. Best Tier-2 team of CIS. (by the way Gambit and Na'Vi already tier 2 xD)
2017-06-12 10:11
2 replies
nope, Gambit tier 1 approved by Dosia x god
2017-06-12 10:54
if you have dosia you are tier 1
2017-06-12 11:00
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CIS pasaulis
Good job :-)
2017-06-12 15:59
was expecting more from spirit with starix
2017-06-13 08:23
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