CIS Minor viewer's guide
The CIS Minor Championship will start in less than 24 hours, so we have prepared a viewer's guide with all the information you need about the event, including full schedule and on-air team.
The PGL Studios, in Bucharest, will host until Sunday the CIS Minor Championship, where eight teams will face off for two spots at the offline qualifier for the next CS:GO Major plus their cut of a $50,000 prize pool.
Spirit and Tengri were directly invited to attend the Minor and thus managed to skip the online qualifiers, which were marred by cheating allegations. In the end, two last-minute replacements had to be found as FONTAN and Fantazeri could not attend the event, citing visa issues.
The CIS Minor will kick off with a GSL group stage, featuring a best-of-three format in the elimination and the decider matches. The top two teams from both groups will progress to the double-elimination playoffs, with all matches being played in a best-of-three format.
Below you can find the group draw in full:
|Group A||Group B|
|pro100||Quantum Bellator Fire|
The complete schedule for the event looks as follows:
|Thursday, October 26|
|12:00||Group A winners' match||BO1|
|13:30||Group A elimination match||BO3|
|17:30||Group A decider match||BO3|
|Friday, October 27|
|10:30||AVANGAR||vs. Quantum Bellator Fire||BO1|
|12:00||Group B winners' match||BO1|
|13:30||Group B elimination match||BO3|
|17:00||Group B decider match||BO3|
|Saturday, October 28|
|09:00||A1 vs. B2||BO3|
|12:30||B1 vs. A2||BO3|
|16:00||Upper bracket final||BO3|
|Sunday, October 29|
The on-air team for the Minor is made up of four commentators, who will be rotated between matches. Below you can find the English language broadcast team for the event:
Dustin "dusT" Mouret
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan
Keith "Seaside" LaFortune
Finally, the prize distribution for the event is the following:
1. $30,000 + spot at ELEAGUE Major 2018 Main Qualifier
2. $15,000 + spot for ELEAGUE Major 2018 Main Qualifier