Atlants and FLuffy Gangsters were the first two teams eliminated in the Swiss stage after losing three matches straight. AVANGAR, pro100 and EPG are among the teams who are just one victory away from qualifying for the Minor as they currently boast a 2-1 record.
The biggest surprise of the first two days of the qualifier is that the new FlipSid3 roster, featuring ex-GoodJob player Igor "lollipop21k" Solodkov, is on the brink of elimination after recording defeats to eL'quvet and 5balls.
The closed qualifier will come to a close on Sunday with the final two Swiss rounds, which will determine the last six teams qualifying for the CIS Minor, due to take place from July 10-13 at the Twickenham Stadium, in London.
The two top sides of this event will earn spots in the FACEIT Major's New Challengers Stage, joining 14 other teams including two from the CIS region, Gambit and Vega Squadron, who could not obtain Legend status at the ELEAGUE Major.