Space Soldiers win South-East CIS & Turkey WESG qualifier

Space Soldiers have booked their spot at the WESG Europe & CIS Regional Finals after beating Orion 2-0 in the grand final of the South-East CIS & Turkey qualifier.

Almost 30 teams, hailing from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, competed in this qualifier for the chance to represent the region at the upcoming Europe & CIS Regional Finals, which will be held in Barcelona.

Space Soldiers went into the qualifier as red-hot favourites, and they managed to live up to that billing, reaching the grand final without any hiccups. Joining them in the tournament decider was Orion, who beat Ufuk "SasuKe" Göktaş's Royal Bandits in a close semi-final series that went to all three maps, two of which were playing past regulation.

Space Soldiers will compete in Barcelona

The final began on Cache, where Space Soldiers took ten rounds on the Terrorist side as their opponents failed to string more than two rounds together during the half. Orion came out of the break much livelier and won three of the first four rounds, but then Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli's men tightened up their defense, conceding just one more round before taking the map at 16-9.

Overpass, the map that followed, was even more one-sided than the first. With Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş leading the way, Space Soldiers cruised to a 13-2 lead on the defensive side. After switching sides, the ESEA Global Challenge champions quickly hit match point, and even though Orion still managed to get a couple of rounds on the board, a miraculous comeback was not on the cards. 

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 42 - 23 +19 109.6 1.69
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 44 - 23 +21 93.2 1.48
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 34 - 25 +9 80.3 1.27
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 34 - 24 +10 81.4 1.27
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 34 - 25 +9 74.6 1.15
 Orion K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Hüseyin 'ELOSSA' TüysüzELOSSA 33 - 39 -6 72.3 0.81
Turkey Mustafa 'PROV' DemirmanPROV 23 - 34 -11 66.2 0.80
Turkey Batuhan 'russ' Malgaçruss 27 - 37 -10 67.7 0.78
Turkey Emre 'ruffian' Tutçalıruffian 19 - 38 -19 49.9 0.74
Turkey Anılcan 'andrEX' DörtkolandrEX 18 - 41 -23 61.4 0.58

Here is what the team list for the $92,500 WESG Europe & CIS Regional Finals, taking place from November 22-26 in Barcelona, looks like after Space Soldiers' qualification:

Ukraine Ukraine  Germany BIG
Serbia RESISTANCE France Limitless
France Envy Turkey Space Soldiers
Russia Russia Russia Russia
Poland Poland Poland Poland
Denmark Denmark Denmark Denmark
Sweden Sweden Sweden Sweden
Europe Baltics + Scandinavia  Europe Eastern Europe
Europe Central Europe United Kingdom United Kingdom
Europe Benelux Europe Iberia
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ufuk 'SasuKe' Göktaş
Ufuk 'SasuKe' Göktaş
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
#2
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Portugal FiZzYgAy 
ALLU AKBAR
2017-10-04 20:35
#34
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France plagueis 
gl RESISTANCE
2017-10-04 21:34
#46
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Finland Lehtori 
STILL "ELOSSA"
2017-10-04 22:29
#3
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Turkey teZZy 
Ez
2017-10-04 20:36
uk cs lul
2017-10-04 21:30
#4
Turkey ckr^ 
nice
2017-10-04 20:36
#5
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Norway insy 
vuctares
2017-10-04 20:36
#6
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Myanmar tictactoe 
UNEXPECTED
2017-10-04 20:36
#7
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France Vipair 
babké
2017-10-04 20:36
#8
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Poland cGev 
Rip my #1
2017-10-04 20:36
#9
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Finland TommIC 
gg
2017-10-04 20:36
#10
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Sweden lagcats 
well deserved
2017-10-04 20:36
#12
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Brazil NotBaitGuy 
expected
2017-10-04 20:36
#13
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Europe sweet0 
ngin with crisp clean lock boys.
2017-10-04 20:36
#14
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Germany Sabba1 
ngiN doesnt even live in turkey wtf
2017-10-04 20:36
#25
swag | 
Turkey Jagernai 
He living germany
2017-10-04 21:00
#47
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Turkey thcnkpln 
Nice english lul
2017-10-04 22:34
#48
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Germany Sabba1 
thats what i meant how can he be called a turkish player when he doesnt even life there and just wants to life in germany bc lifes better here
2017-10-04 22:41
#51
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Turkey nomoresky 
you can be called turkish if ur parents are turkish or if u have turkish citizenship. use ur brain. for second part, ofc life is better in germany. what does it have about being turkish. use ur brain v2.
2017-10-04 23:03
#52
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Germany Sabba1 
i know hes "turkish" but do you really want someone to represent your country who doesent even want to life like you guys
2017-10-04 23:06
#54
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Turkey nomoresky 
why should i not :D i also want to live in germany or usa w/e. that doesnt make me less turkish. if i go another country one day. i will represent my people whether i want or not.
2017-10-05 00:00
#55
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Germany Sabba1 
i was really pissed off when gob b n stuff were playing in na the reason why i dont like big they just let ger cs down to make money in na
2017-10-05 00:05
#57
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Turkey nomoresky 
i feel u but u have to look from their side. for example gob b is 30 years old. he doesnt have too much time earn money from playing csgo. so he must use every opportunity he gets. and while doing that he is still representing germany. every american people who is watching NRG matches heard from casters that he is a german 1.6 legend. also it can be not only for money. maybe he saw one kind of potential in that team. for example i had no hope for BIG but they made a good run in major with NRG's 3/5 roster. so you can never really know what really works.
2017-10-05 00:45
#75
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
m8 Gob Is a turk, not a german
2017-10-05 20:54
#16
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
expected
2017-10-04 20:37
plottwist
2017-10-04 20:38
#18
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Finland Smoonah 
ez for aimkey
2017-10-04 20:42
#19
God | 
Portugal MAD_MONKEY 
turks will get rekt on LAN without cheats
2017-10-04 20:44
Xantares onliner
2017-10-04 20:44
#59
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
2017-10-05 03:10
nt allahu akbar
2017-10-05 03:37
#64
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
I am not a muslim idiot ahaha allahu akbar? what do you mean, i do not know I do not know arabic
2017-10-05 03:47
Who's in UK team ??
2017-10-04 20:50
Hasn't been announced yet
2017-10-04 22:06
xantarex the tier 4-5 destroyer
2017-10-04 20:51
>chopa >serbia >fan of albania what a hell?
2017-10-04 21:15
whats wrong with my nickname?
2017-10-04 21:16
don't know just wrote :D
2017-10-04 21:16
#35
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Turkey HypnoSia 
lul check out SK-NIP-GODSENT-HR-VP matches
2017-10-04 21:50
you mean this hltv.org/matches/2315585/space-soldiers-.. tier 5 literally
2017-10-04 22:10
#45
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Turkey HypnoSia 
Nope you know what a mean lul no cs history
2017-10-04 22:22
One match where konfig was tilted af He still sucks, classic onliner
2017-10-05 09:43
wow such a surprise
2017-10-04 20:59
wtf didn't they just play europe qualifier XD
2017-10-04 21:15
#31
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Sweden aer1aL 
TURKEY QUALIFIER TURKEY ANY TOURNAMENT IN CS TURKEY TURKEY LUL
2017-10-04 21:17
#37
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Canada Ayton 
turkey > swedistan
2017-10-04 21:56
#32
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Turkey rhonie33 
ez for maj3r.
2017-10-04 21:18
Where is TyLuL
2017-10-04 21:50
LuL what you expect LuL
2017-10-04 22:04
#42
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Belgium HopeU 
Ez 4 SS VACtaress<3;M
2017-10-04 22:11
#43
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
tylol hot?
2017-10-04 22:11
#49
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Serbia EKI.CS 
no way xd
2017-10-04 22:45
Space Soldiers smurfing in Tier 8000
2017-10-04 23:01
#53
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Canada Ayton 
2017-10-04 23:21
#56
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World Quaresmania 
paz smurfing againist BIG LUL hltv.org/matches/2315403/big-vs-space-so..
2017-10-05 00:21
#61
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
49-24 PogChamp
2017-10-05 03:16
"ahmed" "mustafa" ALLAHU AKBARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
2017-10-05 02:22
#62
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
ahmet* Yes unfortunately, some arabic names are used in our country sad story
2017-10-05 03:20
#68
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
Where do you live bro, you dont seem to live in Tr bc of your nick and grammar
2017-10-05 09:50
#70
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Turkey Shanon 
hahaha
2017-10-05 16:15
Ez Hacks Fuck turkey never in EU xDDDDDDD
2017-10-05 06:42
#67
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Poland zJe 
R u still mad that space eliminated BIG from Epicenter? Dont be. Spaces eliminated too.
2017-10-05 09:45
#69
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
I fucking love you
2017-10-05 09:51
BIG in 2k17 LUL no one cares
2017-10-05 19:17
#74
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Turkey Kuyt11 
You mean german cs in 2k17 xd At least we have a scene which is getting better each day
2017-10-05 20:35
The 2nd place in turkey was a 5man MM stack of which 3 people have been VAC banned by now
2017-10-05 18:25
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