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.

arch joined Spirit in time for the CIS Minor

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
Russia Spirit Kazakhstan Tengri
Belarus Nemiga Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Ukraine pro100 Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
CIS NOTBAD Russia forZe

The complete schedule for the event looks as follows:

Thursday, October 26      
09:00 Russia Spirit vs. Russia NOTBAD BO1
10:30 Belarus Nemiga vs. Ukraine pro100 BO1
12:00 Group A winners' match   BO1
13:30 Group A elimination match   BO3
17:30 Group A decider match   BO3
Friday, October 27      
09:00 Kazakhstan Tengri vs. Russia forZe BO1
10:30 Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Russia 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      
09:00 Elimination Match   BO3
12:30 Decider match   BO3
17:00 Grand final   BO3

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:

United States Dustin "dusT" Mouret
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan
United Kingdom Hugo Byron
Canada 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
3. $5,000

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Russia Drain3r
2017-10-25 12:58
2017-10-25 12:58
let's go who?
2017-10-25 13:34
2017-10-25 15:13
Russia Drain3r
EU MINOR = RESIDENTSPEEPER at least CIS has new talented guys(nonames) EU has same players which is so boring
2017-10-26 03:26
Finland Jodecast
2017-10-25 12:58
Kazakhstan aqua4kz
2017-10-25 12:58
2017-10-25 12:58
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa)
u dont need guide just follo liTTle this tier 100 casters tho
2017-10-25 12:58
tier 100 teams
2017-10-25 13:34
2017-10-25 12:58
Germany cartii
Dustin "dusT" Mouret no thx
2017-10-25 12:58
+1 ): at least RU stream is there
2017-10-25 12:59
broky | 
Latvia De1Co
One of the best solo casters... But hey, what have you done? Oh yeah, that's what I thought - nothing!
2017-10-25 13:52
Germany cartii
Banging your mum
2017-10-25 13:53
broky | 
Latvia De1Co
Typical 12yo on internet :)
2017-10-25 16:27
Maybe hes your biological father who knows
2017-10-26 07:21
broky | 
Latvia De1Co
He can't be... He seems like he is alive :thinking:
2017-10-26 21:34
Who knows maybe there is a heaven and in heaven they have the internet
2017-10-26 22:59
broky | 
Latvia De1Co
True, but hey, I think he shut his mouth...
2017-10-29 22:18
Ez for s1mple
2017-10-25 12:58
2017-10-25 12:58
Poland SzyKu
worst minor
2017-10-25 12:58
Shitty casters
2017-10-25 12:59
CIS minor not in the CIS 4Head
2017-10-25 13:12
Remove cis minor pls
2017-10-25 13:14
crying coz gambit has kicked off imm? ahahhahaha
2017-10-25 15:09
World barrti
two wasted spots for major qualifier
2017-10-25 13:14
ez Dima
2017-10-25 13:17
Russia AyvaN
2017-10-25 13:19
>cis > Bucharest
2017-10-25 13:20
go fontan
2017-10-25 13:24
No roflan, no skill. Clan softan - the most perspective csgo team atm
2017-10-26 07:28
where is gambit? they're deserve playing minor wtf
2017-10-25 13:25
Not sure if troll or braindead. Since they won last major, they've got the Legends status that gives every team in the playoffs a direct place in the next major if a team keeps at least 3 of its members.
2017-10-25 14:18
of course trolling. the are mothafakin major championz baby
2017-10-25 14:48
CIS kpuxa
Really? They are already have major spot (top 8 teams playing last major has).
2017-10-25 14:37
the skill gap between EU and cis minor is just ridiculous. Like nip didn't even qualify for it :D IMO kinda pointless to even have a CIS minor
2017-10-25 13:26
United Kingdom MansNotHot
it's pointless to have minors at all, because almost every europe team is better than teams from other regions (i'm not talking about top tier teams) or give more invites/places for europe
2017-10-25 15:27
Spirit will be e sick Sticker BTW
2017-10-25 13:34
not gonna happen... do you really think that Spirit can pass thro Major Quali...?
2017-10-25 14:18
if they gonna face VP they have a chance
2017-10-25 15:02
not gonna happen... = legends, already qualified on major Spirit = out with 0-3 on next phase... but sticker is really nice...
2017-10-25 15:11
aa yah yah , i forgot , sorry
2017-10-25 15:13
Ruski trash teams
2017-10-25 13:34
Lol none of them are going to get to the major Wasted imo
2017-10-25 13:34
Libya nanaichini
2017-10-25 13:35
Seaside casting...finally
2017-10-25 13:37
Germany mojalo
Nice that these tier10000000 have a chance at the major qualifier, while NiP or Heroic are out...
2017-10-25 13:37
So no desk host or analyst?
2017-10-25 13:42
Romania KrieppeN
Really wanna hear those casters! :D
2017-10-25 13:42
Why didnt vega get a spot or a call? Did they miss the qualifier?
2017-10-25 14:07
they are in major qualifier, these are the minors.
2017-10-25 14:09
Ah... Thanks for the info
2017-10-25 22:15
kvik last hope for lithuania
2017-10-25 14:08
2017-10-25 14:58
ez for Ciocardau
2017-10-25 15:13
ez for tengri biz menen
2017-10-25 15:17
Alga zhigitter, tek alga!
2017-10-25 15:30
forZe up -pun
2017-10-25 16:01
Finland NUCL3AR
How come there's two spots from CIS minor? Rather one from there and three Europe
2017-10-25 17:39
Latvia g4z
EZ 4 PRO100
2017-10-25 17:45
ez 4 my boy archi
2017-10-25 18:54
Brazil cadik
where is navi?
2017-10-26 07:33
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