The CIS Minor begins on Tuesday with the group stage and we prepared a viewer's guide with all the information you need to know to watch the tournament.
PLINK and Monolith will play the event with stand-ins due to visa issues, as Kristjan "fejtZ" Allsaar will replace Artur "DarkS1DE" Kravchenko in the former team, while Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis will fill in for Denis "Kas9k" Grishechkin in the latter.
Group A will only feature three teams, with HellRaisers receiving a free pass to the winners' match. The groups will be played in a GSL format with the upper bracket matches featuring best-of-one matches and the lower bracket best-of-three series.
From there, the top two sides will earn berths in the best-of-three, double-elimination playoffs, which will award the finalists two spots in the New Challengers Stage, which will take place in September.
The tournament spans over four days, with Tuesday and Wednesday reserved for the group stage, while the playoffs will be played on Thursday-Friday:
Thursday, July 12
10:15 - Upper bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
13:30 - Upper bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
16:45 - Upper bracket final | BO3
Friday, July 13
10:15 - Lower bracket final | BO3
13:30 - Consolidation final | BO3
16:45 - Grand final | BO3
Bringing you the action on FACEIT's official English stream will be the following on-air lineup:
Frankie Ward - Host
Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Interviewer
Vince Hill - Commentator
Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
James Bardolph - Commentator
Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
The prize distribution of the CIS Minor looks as follows:
1. - $30,000 + spot in New Challengers Stage
2. - $15,000 + spot in New Challengers Stage
3. - $5,000