UnderPressure, Syman, pro100, Gambit round off CIS Minor team list

The Closed Qualifier for the CIS Minor has been brought to an end, with four more teams for the event decided following today's matches.

After four CIS Minor teams were decided on the first day of the Closed Qualifier, the action continued today with 12 teams still in contention for the remaining eight spots.

starix and seized will play the Minor together with UnderPressure

HOLLYWOOD and Savelii "⁠jmqa⁠" Bragin's LAN DODGERS, as well as MOLLIHblE and Monolith, were the teams to be eliminated in the first round of the lower bracket. The action then continued with UnderPressure—a team that features Denis "⁠seized⁠" Kostin, Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov and Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk—, defeating Atlants 2-0 (16-14 Dust2, 16-11 Mirage) to qualify for the Minor.

Another close game was played between RAVE and Syman, with the latter team—which has Uzbek player Sanjar "⁠SANJI⁠" Kuliev and Maksim "⁠t0rick⁠" Zaikin from Azerbaijan among their ranks—, taking the 2-0 victory to qualify for the Minor.

Gambit, who finalized their roster with Dmitry "⁠dimasick⁠" Matvienko and Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov, faced PUGSTAR5 in their final match, and took a narrow 2-0 win, beating their opponents on Mirage in overtime and on Overpass 16-14.

The last CIS Minor spot was claimed by pro100, with Leonard "⁠kenzor⁠" Volodarchuk putting up a great performance as his team beat forZe 2-0, 16-14 on Mirage and 16-7 on Inferno.

The team list for the event is now finalized and looks as follows:

The CIS Minor will take place in Katowice, Poland, on January 16-20. $50,000 is up for grabs, as well as two places at the IEM Katowice Closed Qualifier and one for the Minor playoff.

Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
484
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienko
Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
585
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
335
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
536
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
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 Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
921
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
858
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Leonard 'kenzor' Volodarchuk
Leonard 'kenzor' Volodarchuk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
593
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
who
2018-11-18 20:50
#46
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United Kingdom iMarbot
lmao HLTV admins deleting memes again instead of focusing on racism on the forum. Nice
2018-11-19 00:17
#52
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France uNLmofo
+1
2018-11-19 02:48
Never change a running system i guess
2018-11-19 04:02
gl gambit
2018-11-18 20:50
Nice to see starix
2018-11-18 20:51
+1
2018-11-18 20:53
inb4 at least one player of Syman won't be able to attend
2018-11-18 20:52
+1 heard it here first
2018-11-19 01:35
waiting for idisbalance dodge
2018-11-18 20:52
404 visa not found
2018-11-18 21:00
Disband gambit
2018-11-18 20:52
#9
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Other Nagardien
Under pressure du du du dudu dudu
2018-11-18 20:52
good luck torick xD
2018-11-18 20:52
whocares
2018-11-18 20:52
#12
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United States FlagMaster
Idisbalance fucking cheater smh
2018-11-18 20:52
#31
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Kazakhstan Apfund
stfu dog
2018-11-18 22:01
Borat motyerfucker subhuman mongoloid fuck oof
2018-11-19 15:18
So many new stickers!
2018-11-18 20:53
Avangar and spirit not new... No others
2018-11-19 01:12
#18
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Lithuania andy_
g o d k a l i n k a
2018-11-18 20:54
EZ4UZBEKISTAN EZ4AZERBAIJAN
2018-11-18 20:55
#55
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Russia Bergleoo
+1
2018-11-19 06:53
#20
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Brazil S3bjastjan
ez for idisbalance :))))))))))))))))))))))))
2018-11-18 20:56
ez 4 isuckbalance
2018-11-18 21:08
SOOO EZ for Avangar and Spirit, easiest major spots in their lifes. rest teams such a joke
2018-11-18 21:09
#32
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United Kingdom Argyl
imagine not believing in syman to win it all
2018-11-18 22:06
+1 not even just the minor the entire major is EZ4SYMAN
2018-11-18 22:10
#35
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United Kingdom Argyl
Amen brother
2018-11-18 22:18
+1
2018-11-18 23:18
#29
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United States reddzera
Syman about to landodge once again
2018-11-18 21:19
ez for iDISBALANCE
2018-11-18 22:14
Dear Polish fans of CS, Never forget iDiSBALANCE and Syman for what they did against your team,AGO. Do not support them in finals.
2018-11-18 22:20
xDDD
2018-11-19 01:14
Xaxxaxaxaxaxa
2018-11-19 06:02
#37
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Albania insiderED
GODBALANCE TAKE MY ENERGY
2018-11-18 22:20
iDisbalance on LAN POGGERS
2018-11-18 23:32
Syman on LAN lul
2018-11-19 00:10
Visa issues incoming
2018-11-19 00:10
No issues for ma bois ;)
2018-11-19 01:15
Lol, ppl hating on disbalance Because xantares said so? They bootcamping together, if he cheats then others too, but it is bs, he is not a cheater
2018-11-19 01:24
#57
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Other mustachee
vacbalanced
2018-11-19 20:50
#58
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Azerbaijan ASKEROS
gl Syman :)
2018-11-20 19:11
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