Groups for CIS Minor revealed

MIRAA
October 20th, 2017 18:15

The draw for the group stage of the CIS Minor has taken place, with the participating teams having been placed into two groups, HLTV.org has learned.

Hosted by PGL at its Bucharest studio from October 26-29, the CIS Minor will feature eight teams - two invited and six qualified -, who will duke it out for two spots at the Main Qualifier for ELEAGUE Major: Boston.

Group A features Spirit, the second-highest ranked team of the tournament, who are joined by Nemiga, pro100 and NOTBAD. Group B is headlined by AVANGAR, who are currently ranked 35th in the world, with Tengri, Quantum Bellator Fire and forZe rounding out the group. 

Spirit will take on NOTBAD in the first round

The group stage will feature a double-elimination bracket, with the elimination and the decider matches being played in a best-of-three format. The top two teams from each group will then progress to the playoffs, which are expected to continue to feature a double-elimination system.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
Russia Spirit Kazakhstan Tengri
Belarus Nemiga Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Ukraine pro100 Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
Russia NOTBAD Russia forZe

The opening matches for the CIS Minor are the following:

Day 1
Russia Spirit vs. Russia NOTBAD
Belarus Nemiga vs. Ukraine pro100
Day 2
Kazakhstan Tengri vs. Russia forZe
Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
#1
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Poland TOOMUCH#VP<3<3 
lets go pro100
2017-10-20 18:18
#9
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Mexico xPeke 
I are Think forZe win cuz they very gud pley, kusher rily gud pleyer, he is hellreisers legenda Facecrack has a noob fejs, he fejs is crack HAHAHA Little is very litle gud pleyer very very gud Jerry is my man, is ICA jerry
2017-10-20 18:21
for AVANGAR wallhackers buster and jame
2017-10-20 18:20
cry more
2017-10-20 18:30
#26
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Belarus filfox_ 
EZ 4 NEMIGA.
2017-10-20 18:29
#2
draken | 
Belarus helzie 
EZ NEMIGA
2017-10-20 18:18
#3
i am | 
Estonia Eastonja 
ez
2017-10-20 18:18
#4
 | 
United States HenryCavill 
Tier 2.5
2017-10-20 18:18
#14
LASER | 
Europe Laser_ 
its easy to be consistent when youre playing bad
2017-10-20 18:19
AQ40 Tier 2.5, good stuff.
2017-10-20 18:59
Easy for ENVYUS #runEnVy #weFrench #WeBest
2017-10-20 18:19
??wut
2017-10-20 18:21
Read his name. Then look at your reply
2017-10-20 18:25
hahah
2017-10-20 18:32
nais beit
2017-10-20 19:40
#6
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Norway namsayin 
not first
2017-10-20 18:19
BUNCH Of cheaters united
2017-10-20 18:19
#8
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Russia V1P3RRR 
ez4spirit
2017-10-20 18:19
#10
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Norway Phancy11 
Ez notbad
2017-10-20 18:19
#11
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Russia majncly 
ez4kumis
2017-10-20 18:19
hey PGL you are one retarded organisation making the CIS teams get a visa to Romania braniacs
2017-10-20 18:19
+ xD
2017-10-20 18:45
#56
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Sweden MrIgnii 
Pgl?
2017-10-20 20:11
Hosted by PGL at its Bucharest studio from October 26-29
2017-10-20 20:25
#61
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Sweden MrIgnii 
Its the eleague cis minor but pgl offered them his studio to do it cause the eleague doesnt have any studios near cis
2017-10-20 20:30
ask starladder or any esports organisation in Russia? they have studios in Kiev, Ukraine etc. esports in CIS is HUGE..it's probably eleague peepz not understanding that Romania is not in CIS region, burger education
2017-10-20 20:32
#63
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Sweden MrIgnii 
I dont think that they borrowed the studio for free, maybe pgl was the cheapest option
2017-10-20 20:33
CIS is a lot cheaper in regards to pretty much everything so renting probably too. The visas alone for players, coaches, Russian casters etc. combined are probably 15000€+ it's dumb as fuck, especially if rather "poor" unknown players have to pay a visa for 200€ or so it's simply dumb there is no argument against it..not to mention because of that some players didnt get visas in time
2017-10-20 20:42
ez buster cheater aimlock
2017-10-20 18:19
ez 4 sp1ri7
2017-10-20 18:19
ez tengri-avangar
2017-10-20 18:20
#25
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Ukraine ravenous150 
tengri is shit right now. So, its gonna be Avangar, pro100 or forze
2017-10-20 18:28
#18
fnx | 
Turkey CamelotzZz 
2 spot lul completely undeserved -1cis +1eu
2017-10-20 18:21
#20
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Norway Phancy11 
Cis team current major champion so STFU pls
2017-10-20 18:23
#22
fnx | 
Turkey CamelotzZz 
so ? SK were champion for 2 major but there is no SA minor you have to qualify through NA minor so you have to stfu
2017-10-20 18:26
#31
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Norway Phancy11 
Then they should take 1 spot from Asia and make SA minor. Because cis have 1 legend and 3 teams in closed quals. Asia have 0, NA have just c9 in closed quals. I think it have to be like this. Eu - 3 Cis -2 Sa - 1 NA - 1 Asia -1 Agree?
2017-10-20 18:35
#42
fnx | 
Turkey CamelotzZz 
#39
2017-10-20 18:46
Its americas minor There is a sa qual that leads into the minor plus a na one wher br teams can play But all the good cis teams are legends or they will take part at the lan qual So -1 cis +1 eu
2017-10-20 18:35
#39
fnx | 
Turkey CamelotzZz 
I still dont think SA should get a spot since they will not make it to the major.5 or even 6 spot should be given to EU minor and for last 2-3 spot there should be qualifier like all Cis,NA,Asia minor winner teams competing for those spots.
2017-10-20 18:45
#35
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Kazakhstan Uch1ha 
So Asian and NA deserve 2 spots?
2017-10-20 18:39
#37
fnx | 
Turkey CamelotzZz 
NA yes Asia no
2017-10-20 18:42
#38
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Norway Phancy11 
He just want more spots for EU so then SS probably can qualify, but we all know that they are chokers and onliners so it doesn't help.
2017-10-20 18:43
#43
fnx | 
Turkey CamelotzZz 
Exactly
2017-10-20 18:46
#50
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Turkey moukandjo 
Ss will qualify anyway.
2017-10-20 19:22
#58
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Kazakhstan Uch1ha 
I know why he wants it for, but I trust my brothers in SS that they can beat everybody in EU minor and get the 1 of 2 sports to close qualification.
2017-10-20 20:24
#23
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United States jaem 
nice!
2017-10-20 18:27
#24
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Switzerland Yabbahh 
Wasn't a guy playing in pro100 banned somewhere?
2017-10-20 18:28
#29
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United Kingdom Trix465 
2 spots for any of these teams and $30k is criminal. Yes CIS has some major lvl teams: NaVi, F3, Gambit and kinda Vega Squadron but theyre already through. Outside of these 4 everything else is dogshit, same as Asian minor. Asian minor and CIS minor should have 1 spot and EU 4 simple as.
2017-10-20 18:32
True abot cis minor But i disagree on asia
2017-10-20 18:36
All the good CIS teams already at major and main qual = bad teams in CIS minor Blame all the EU and NA teams for not knocking the good CIS teams back to the minor AVANGAR are also 100% an upset team when they make it to the main qualifier, better than F3 and Vega already and they've only been together a couple months, would be good for them to gain the experience because you will for sure see them in top 30 and at tier 2 lans consistently
2017-10-20 19:35
vega is garbage they just got the luckiest major run ive ever seen since the lan qualifier was added except maybe splyce
2017-10-20 19:51
#30
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Sweden Frodo Baggins 
EZ NiP.. OH WAI...
2017-10-20 18:32
gogogo spirit
2017-10-20 18:36
ez for avangar
2017-10-20 18:41
#41
 | 
World holyjoe 
haha CEVO, CIS minor in gypsytown
2017-10-20 18:45
Spirit+avangar
2017-10-20 18:51
#59
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Kazakhstan Uch1ha 
Tengri+AVANGAR
2017-10-20 20:25
Where is Binary Dragons?
2017-10-20 18:58
#47
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Russia ZzzonkeDD 
the are not CIS , Serbia its EU
2017-10-20 19:09
ahh ty
2017-10-20 19:11
#48
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Norway sparta92 
Klan fontan :(((((
2017-10-20 19:10
#57
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Russia senzb0b 
Klan of retards. They deserve it.
2017-10-20 20:15
#51
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Brazil Charizaldo 
NOTBAD
2017-10-20 19:28
#53
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
Still laughing at CIS not being held in CIS. It's just a shame that visa is needed for a region that has free pass between countries.
2017-10-20 19:40
+1 probably 15000€+ visa costs just for the players, coaches etc. if you add it all up it's dumb as fuck
2017-10-20 20:43
avangar offline I aren't think that
2017-10-20 20:46
#67
RuFire | 
Russia SP!K 
Ez for jmqaLanGOD
2017-10-21 00:14
#68
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
ForZe go go!!! me and all forze fans belieav in u liTTle go to major
2017-10-21 09:04
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