Atlants & UnderPressure to CIS Minor closed qualifier

Atlants and UnderPressure have secured berths at the CIS Minor closed qualifier after topping the first open qualifier.

The first open qualifier took place over the last two days, with nearly 200 teams in attendance of the single-elimination, best-of-one bracket.

In the last two rounds of the qualifier, UnderPressure, a team combined around veterans Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk, Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin, and Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov, defeated LAN DODGERS in overtime and clinched their spot in the next stage with a best-of-three victory over DreamEaters.

hooch's mix-team UnderPressure made it through the first open qualifier

Atlants originally lost to PUGSTAR5 in the quarter-finals, but they received a default win after the organizers disqualified the latter team due to Egor "⁠fearfox⁠" Levichev being under 16 years old. Afterward, the team around Vadim "⁠Polt⁠" Tsyrov beat Unique in the semis with ease.

The CIS Minor closed qualifier now features the following teams:

Kazakhstan AVANGAR
CIS Gambit
Russia Monolith
Belarus Nemiga
Russia Atlants
CIS Open qual. #2
CIS Open qual. #3
CIS Open qual. #4
Russia Spirit
Russia Winstrike
Russia forZe
Ukraine pro100
CIS UnderPressure
CIS Open qual. #2
CIS Open qual. #3
CIS Open qual. #4

The second open qualifier will kick off on November 2. Teams can sign up for the tournament here.

Russia Egor 'fearfox' Levichev
Egor 'fearfox' Levichev
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
17
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Vadim 'Polt' Tsyrov
Vadim 'Polt' Tsyrov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
856
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1237
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
African Union wtbx 
Hi
2018-10-26 01:40
#2
African Union wtbx 
I'd like to thank my family for all I have now achieved
2018-10-26 01:41
#5
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Peru cookiesA 
gg
2018-10-26 01:42
UnderPressure won't go far with starix on the lineup...
2018-10-26 02:01
#26
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Russia JazzyClubs 
With Hooch either.
2018-10-26 08:19
they are both arleady went further than you gonna do in your whole life pathetic sad boys.
2018-10-26 08:34
Whats that gotta do with the fact that both hooch and starix are not good enough?? Stupid kids always trying to say: .... achieved more than you ever will. Might be true but most of us are not trying to become pro we are cs fans. We have the right to discuss and criticize. Even if we were cs pro aspirants, your comment is just out of place. Work on your cerebral skills bruh
2018-10-26 18:57
thats only your opinion. my message was more for people who looking on some numbers stats etc when its doesnt fckng matter in this game. whatever have nice day.
2018-10-26 19:44
with seized either.
2018-10-26 17:54
#3
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Hong Kong Road2Mars 
GL CIS
2018-10-26 01:41
its almost 3am
2018-10-26 01:42
#6
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Brazil stewArt1 
starix legend
2018-10-26 01:42
16yrs old and disqualified lul
2018-10-26 01:50
#12
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Maldives IFK 
he was under 16 hence the dq.
2018-10-26 02:03
#17
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Myanmar xdcc 
its in the rules 2.7.1 Age Restriction All participants of Intel Extreme Masters Katowice CSGO Major 2019 have to be over 16 years of age. eslgfx.net/media/lo/csgo-major/IEM_Katow..
2018-10-26 03:23
Disqualified for beeing U-16? That's bullshit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-10-26 01:52
+11111
2018-10-26 03:06
#18
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Myanmar xdcc 
probably dont want to deal with any laws <16. its in rulebook too so its not like they made it up right now 2.7.1 Age Restriction All participants of Intel Extreme Masters Katowice CSGO Major 2019 have to be over 16 years of age. eslgfx.net/media/lo/csgo-major/IEM_Katow..
2018-10-26 03:24
#10
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
hobbit,adren ? shiro team ?
2018-10-26 01:57
who?
2018-10-26 02:25
I read it as Astralis XD
2018-10-26 02:30
#16
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Myanmar xdcc 
winstrike 2/5 left 0 matches and invited. EU open qualifier = CIS minor??
2018-10-26 03:18
Because they are major legends bruh
2018-10-26 04:34
#22
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Myanmar xdcc 
major legends is 3/5. they shouldnt have a spot it should go to the other 3
2018-10-26 04:46
Whatever, they still wont qualify anymore
2018-10-26 07:12
CIS effect incoming
2018-10-26 03:51
cis kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk SA > CIS
2018-10-26 04:30
#23
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Brazil Botzera__ 
M16r never won monolith on Lan LUL CIS > SA
2018-10-26 06:15
go sleep you are drunk
2018-10-26 11:51
Imagine Gambit making it LuL
2018-10-26 07:57
Cis ez for draken
2018-10-26 09:21
#29
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Kazakhstan Apfund 
tier 100 minor, ez for Avangar
2018-10-26 09:32
ez for starix
2018-10-26 09:45
#31
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Norway AndersBreivik 
Nice ez 4 starix
2018-10-26 10:21
#32
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Russia Tenker 
Ez for atlants
2018-10-26 10:29
who?
2018-10-26 12:41
hooch 31yo nolife:D gl papa
2018-10-26 13:54
Would be lovely with exposure for the different streams in these articles, so we could get more viewership, teams could get more exposure, and viewers could find the streams with ease! I'll be more than happy to assist in a stream-list of all official qualifier streams.
2018-10-27 13:03
#40
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Poland Kobel_ 
Geez CIS Qualifier looks so weak compared to the European one. Can't Volvo/ESL just merge these 2 regions? They play with each other on a daily basis anyway.
2018-10-27 19:50
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