Spirit, Nemiga, Winstrike, AVANGAR to CIS Minor

Spirit, Nemiga, Winstrike, and AVANGAR have qualified for the CIS Minor after the first two rounds of the closed qualifier's upper bracket concluded.

Only the first two rounds of the upper bracket have been played out, which means none of the teams have been eliminated so far, but four teams have already locked their spot at the CIS Minor, which will run alongside the Europe Minor in Katowice on January 16-20.

The first team to do so were Spirit, one of the favorites of the qualifier, as they defeated Syman and forZe convincingly to return to the CIS Minor stage, from which they had qualified for the FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage in the previous cycle.

Spirit cruised through the first two rounds to advance to the CIS Minor

Belarussian side Nemiga followed with a close win over Atlants and a convincing one against the new Gambit lineup on two maps. That saw Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's side fall to the lower bracket, where they'll have to win the next series against the winner of Monolith vs. PUGSTAR5 to qualify.

Winstrike have also made it to the Minor after beating MOLLIHblE and RAVE, while AVANGAR scraped past PUGSTAR5 and Sergey "starix" Ischuk's UnderPressure after playing seven overtimes over the course of the two series.

The first four teams to qualify for the CIS Minor are:

The other half of teams advancing to the Minor will be determined on Sunday, after the first two rounds of the lower bracket conclude.

Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
573
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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Sweden WhisperingEye 
ik
2018-11-17 21:04
2018-11-17 21:05
Gogo Winstrike
2018-11-17 21:59
GAMBIT IN 2018 ez minor for iDISBALANCE btw
2018-11-17 21:13
#53
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Kazakhstan Dariknesharik 
+1
2018-11-18 11:23
GL
2018-11-17 21:05
#4
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Albania insiderED 
gambit to disband
2018-11-17 21:05
ez for JAME
2018-11-17 21:05
gambit??
2018-11-17 21:05
#16
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United Kingdom LivingMEME 
lost 2-0 to nemiga, they got sent to bottom bracket
2018-11-17 21:08
uh, ok they still have a chance. nice
2018-11-17 21:08
#19
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United Kingdom LivingMEME 
yeh they are still in it
2018-11-17 21:09
Where is idisbalance
2018-11-17 21:05
Syman
2018-11-17 21:06
#8
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Europe andyy_ 
GOD KVIK (kalinka will get his spot tomorrow)
2018-11-17 21:05
+1
2018-11-17 21:22
OMEGALUL
2018-11-17 21:06
#13
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Finland Vkims 
Waylander back in major hype
2018-11-17 21:07
Gambit cant qualify on minor , O M E G A L U L
2018-11-17 21:10
Hahahaha
2018-11-17 21:10
#25
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
expected
2018-11-17 21:12
so far teams through that one might expect will make it sooner or later, surprising thing though how bad gambot was getting absolutely rekt by nemiga, that was not very good look : ...
2018-11-17 21:13
#31
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Ez for Gambit.
2018-11-17 21:17
Gambit lose TOMORROW Cheak xd
2018-11-17 21:18
#35
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Russia v1p3rrr 
winstrike got ez bracket, luckers
2018-11-17 21:24
#36
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Belarus @Bitly 
Nemiga <3
2018-11-17 21:25
no syman no care
2018-11-17 21:28
#39
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Finland lasarus 
White Russia (Belarus) finally has a team
2018-11-17 21:37
#41
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Russia Scorceze 
Nemiga > ENCE
2018-11-17 21:57
#43
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Europe andyy_ 
+1
2018-11-17 22:37
#45
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Finland lasarus 
-1
2018-11-17 22:42
nice dosia from getting graffiti and winning major to cant even qualify for CIS minor
2018-11-17 21:51
#44
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Belarus andryxa1337 
Congrats to Nemiga <3 lollipop back to FPL!
2018-11-17 22:39
lmao shitbit
2018-11-17 22:44
#48
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United States Raptorial 
Ez for 2/5 major legends
2018-11-17 22:59
#49
YNk | 
Netherlands Polakva 
4/5 major legends lol
2018-11-17 23:05
#52
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United States Raptorial 
You’re right i forgot about wayLander and Worldedit
2018-11-18 10:01
#50
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Spain Dicraftio 
Nemiga winning something after moths, FeelsGreatMan
2018-11-18 00:17
after years
2018-11-19 08:02
#51
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China 10097b 
gambot
2018-11-18 02:56
okay
2018-11-18 11:50
EZ for Jame
2018-11-18 13:59
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