CIS Minor to feature just seven teams; PLINK, Monolith with stand-ins
The upcoming CIS Minor will feature just seven teams after FACEIT could not find a replacement for Nemiga in time for the event, HLTV.org has learned.
FACEIT was approached by a number of teams willing to take Nemiga's spot, but, in the end, a replacement could not be found as there was not enough time to secure visa permits.
Aleksey "1uke" Zimin's team will be attending the event with a stand-in, boxr's Kristjan "fejtZ" Allsaar, who will be stepping in for Artur "DarkS1DE" Kravchenko. In the other group, former EPG member Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis will fill in for Monolith, replacing Denis "Kas9k" Grishechkin.
Below you can find the line-ups for these two teams:
Kicking off on Tuesday and running until Friday, the CIS Minor will reward the top two sides with spots in the FACEIT Major's New Challenger Stage, in which they will join two other teams from the region, Gambit and Vega Squadron.