CIS Minor closed qualifier invites unveiled

StarLadder has revealed the invited teams for the CIS Minor closed qualifier.

Taking place from June 8-10, the closed qualifier will feature a total of 16 sides, who will duke it out for eight slots at the $50,000 Minor. Eight participants will be admitted via four preceding open qualifiers, taking place from May 24 to June 3, while the remaining eight contestants have received direct invites.

Among the invited teams are Winstrike, Vega Squadron and Spirit, all seasoned sides who crashed out of IEM Katowice in the New Challengers Stage.

forZe receive an invite following a great showing at Copenhagen Games

Copenhagen Games champions forZe, and Syman are also widely expected to finish in the top eight in the qualifier. As for less experienced participants, Gambit Youngsters will tackle their first Minor closed qualifier after receiving an invite over the organisation's main team.

Below are the eight invited sides for the CIS Minor closed qualifier:

#2
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United States aust_h 
Good luck!
2019-05-12 17:00
F5
2019-05-12 17:01
Gambit YS > Gambit. Yikez
2019-05-12 17:53
#96
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United Kingdom epholliday 
+1
2019-05-12 19:00
LMFAO
2019-05-12 19:19
#11
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Qatar kys_lvl99 
Bad teams
2019-05-12 17:01
#15
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-05-12 17:02
#16
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United States aust_h 
Damn they chose Gambit Youngsters over Gambit
2019-05-12 17:02
I mean they are better
2019-05-12 17:03
#39
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Belarus nakmon12 
Gambit could disband cuz they have only 2 players =c
2019-05-12 17:06
#40
Myanmar xdcc 
RIP Gambit Seniors
2019-05-12 17:06
Does Gambit even have a roster atm ?
2019-05-12 17:07
#67
qikert | 
Russia zbogus 
3 players lol
2019-05-12 17:24
mou Dosia mir Ax1le Bring back AdreN and HObbit
2019-05-12 17:43
#89
dexter | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
Axile already in GY, porya becnhed
2019-05-12 18:39
Maybe they'll finally be inclined to work harder now that they all saw what a wasteland their respective careers ( but Adren, who had relative success ) have become since the major win...
2019-05-12 20:12
#118
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Other not_bad 
EZ FOR SPEED4K
2019-05-12 20:13
ok mens
2019-05-12 17:01
#4
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Qatar kys_lvl99 
Lol
2019-05-12 17:01
#10
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Turkey leame 
they will get 0-3 in major
2019-05-12 17:01
#32
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Remember SS?:))
2019-05-12 17:05
#35
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Turkey leame 
they made to legend stage
2019-05-12 17:06
#45
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Russia v1p3rrr 
They made to 0-3
2019-05-12 17:07
#54
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Turkey leame 
ngin wasnt playing
2019-05-12 17:13
GOD HARDSTYLE all respect to him
2019-05-12 19:04
#90
dexter | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
Legends stage? It was 2-3, last game with mouz was very close, stop lieing
2019-05-12 18:40
#101
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Turkey leame 
not champions stage, legends state you idiot.
2019-05-12 19:13
#107
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
They havent made to legend status, ever
2019-05-12 19:43
#108
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Turkey leame 
k im sry misunderstand
2019-05-12 19:53
He said Legends Stage, not Champions Stage
2019-05-13 11:28
#38
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Russia hahatun74 
Ofc he do. Fckin nazi
2019-05-12 17:06
#44
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Russia v1p3rrr 
hahatun
2019-05-12 17:07
#93
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Spain GamerGuillem 
omegalul
2019-05-12 18:49
#12
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Ukraine sparkie29 
so fu*king interesting
2019-05-12 17:01
#13
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United States WilsonDS 
Lol gambit youngsters better than regular gambit
2019-05-12 17:01
#34
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Gambit dont even have full roster
2019-05-12 17:05
#14
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Finland Emvi 
contrast this to eu, sad. the minors have been so bad for years and valve doesn't care
2019-05-12 17:02
#51
Myanmar xdcc 
they could offload some countries. turkey to asia, part of eastern europe to CIS (ukraine isnt CIS either and teams like hellraisers speak English and can compete in CIS).
2019-05-12 17:09
#84
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
now compare this to asian qualifier
2019-05-12 18:05
But still only the deserving asian teams qualify .
2019-05-12 18:31
problem is that teams from asian qualifier almost never make it to the main stage, thats why there are always 2 teams that deserve to go through asian quals. CIS qualifier teams are more likely to go through than the ones from Asia quals
2019-05-12 19:57
Regular gambit???
2019-05-12 17:02
dead
2019-05-12 18:47
1
2019-05-12 17:02
#19
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Poland Julka 
Gambit youngsters invited unlike main squad lmao
2019-05-12 17:02
main squad will disband soon mb
2019-05-12 17:04
Hellraisers lost their spot right? They have to play open qualifiers now?
2019-05-12 17:02
no, they will state DeadFox as coach to keep their spot
2019-05-12 17:03
#41
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Its not how it works They will play eu minor, but orgs can invite them to closed qual, not more
2019-05-12 17:06
#52
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Oh, they already invited teams. Hr are gonna play open quals then
2019-05-12 17:09
nope, they will not play , they will use deadfox as coach as cloud9 did with golden
2019-05-12 17:14
#58
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Coach spot doesnt count
2019-05-12 17:15
every team can state 6 players (5+coach)
2019-05-12 17:16
#60
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Yes but you cant save major spot by putting previous player on coach spot afaik
2019-05-12 17:17
they can do what ever they want , rules says spot reserved for 3 players
2019-05-12 17:18
#63
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Russia v1p3rrr 
For 3 players, not for 2 players and coach
2019-05-12 17:19
as i said rules allows to state 6 players , doesnt matter its coach or just sub player
2019-05-12 17:20
#66
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Afaik it doesnt work like this and I've heard c9 and hr both will play on minors
2019-05-12 17:23
u will see, u think that HR should play open quals and didnt get invite to close quals while teams like Syman and Gambit academy got direct invites ? xD u r delosional
2019-05-12 17:25
#69
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Hr are eu team already, hallo
2019-05-12 17:25
they can choose region where to play cuz they has 2 CIS members
2019-05-12 17:27
#72
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Russia v1p3rrr 
They have 3 eu and 1 cis, wake up man :)
2019-05-12 17:27
u still dont understand that coach counts like team member
2019-05-12 17:28
#76
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Russia v1p3rrr 
2019-05-12 17:38
Starladder fixed this shit lmao
2019-05-12 17:52
#109
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
More like they gonna use Hobbit as 6th player, i think
2019-05-12 19:45
Gambit main team looks like disbanded
2019-05-12 17:02
#22
shroud | 
Europe Miichu 
Nemiga ez win
2019-05-12 17:03
#24
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Europe Ligm@ 
CIS Short for cis-gendered, meaning someone who identifies with the sex they were born as. Typically used by whiny tumblr users who complain about not being accepted for who they are and yet bash these "cis" people for being born and being okay with the sex they were born with. I am a female to male transgender and I hate white straight cis men. #Learnsomethingneweveryday #sjw #trump #maga
2019-05-12 17:03
#47
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Delete this.
2019-05-12 17:08
Shit teams
2019-05-12 17:03
#138
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Russia runaway^ 
Australian teams are much more better, ofc
2019-05-17 05:05
#26
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Israel wetz 
Lol gambit academy invited but gambit doesn't
2019-05-12 17:03
#28
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Spain G3CK0 
Ez4Forze the online gods
2019-05-12 17:03
#30
draken | 
Ukraine Woejoj 
Pro100?!?!
2019-05-12 17:04
#48
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Russia v1p3rrr 
lol rip
2019-05-12 17:08
#139
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Russia runaway^ 
trash
2019-05-17 05:06
no pro100 no party
2019-05-12 17:05
wait, no gambit but gambit youngsters?
2019-05-12 17:05
#122
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Sweden swedz2 
OMEGALUL
2019-05-12 20:35
#36
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Finland CucumberFIN 
LET'S GO VEGA SQUADRON
2019-05-12 17:06
#37
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Switzerland x676 
2 spots for these t4 teams? Cis should be 1 spot and EU 3
2019-05-12 17:06
Winstrike>NiP,Fnatic on major
2019-05-12 20:08
#140
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Russia runaway^ 
Then asia and na should have 0 spots
2019-05-17 05:08
#42
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Spain akproxx 
ez spirit and forze
2019-05-12 17:07
Gambit youngsters>>>>>>>>Gambit XDDDD
2019-05-12 17:07
#49
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Pro100 disband after minor incoming
2019-05-12 17:08
#50
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Brazil hugoooo 
When will they merge CIS and Europe Minors ffs!??
2019-05-12 17:09
#53
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Poland Lukovsky 
what about the rule of not having two teams from the same org participating in the same tournament? Does it mean Gambits main team isn't allowed at the major now?
2019-05-12 17:10
yes
2019-05-12 17:55
#141
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Russia runaway^ 
No, they will play
2019-05-17 05:09
#56
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China EuGEnemeister 
Gambit academy > Gambit
2019-05-12 17:15
imagine Gambit youngsters recaive invite instead of Main squad
2019-05-12 17:15
CIS scene is dead. Avangar, Navi and no one else
2019-05-12 17:17
forze are at least top30
2019-05-12 20:04
This is temporary, they will not qualify to major-16
2019-05-14 08:42
ofc they won't they will qualify to major-19
2019-05-14 11:35
Good joke (no)
2019-05-14 22:04
#64
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India Noobdian1 
EU qualifier all teams in top 30 Cis qualifier none in top 30
2019-05-12 17:19
#74
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Spirit, forze (aka online gods)
2019-05-12 17:28
#119
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India Noobdian1 
+1
2019-05-12 20:21
#125
Nast1a | 
Russia lioska 
asia and cis minor stronger hltv.org/events/4210/iem-katowice-2019-m..
2019-05-12 22:54
#70
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Poland friendlySeb 
Gambit Youngsters > Gambit haha
2019-05-12 17:26
#75
avo | 
Norway theDenkMem 
EZ 4 Major Squadron and Majorstrike
2019-05-12 17:28
gambit youngsters over gambit LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2019-05-12 17:55
#81
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Boombla
2019-05-12 17:55
Gambit didn't get invite but they academy got wtf xd
2019-05-12 18:03
gambit main roster dont have 5th player men))
2019-05-12 18:36
i know but they can take stand-in from they academy lulz
2019-05-12 19:23
their main team didn't even play game for months, whyd they get invite xd
2019-05-13 10:08
Right xd
2019-05-13 14:34
Spirit and Forze make it
2019-05-12 18:06
ez for spirit Ez somedieyoung
2019-05-12 18:29
#142
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Russia runaway^ 
Ez 4 sdy and idisbalance, you mean)
2019-05-17 05:14
i dont like idisbalance mens)))
2019-05-17 05:25
#144
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Russia runaway^ 
Why? He is really nice
2019-05-17 08:10
cause i like balance men)) he disbalances things
2019-05-17 08:13
#91
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Sweden Bakkmann 
Compare this to EU holy damn
2019-05-12 18:45
#94
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Cambodia litdabber21 
easiest dub of gambit youngsters life
2019-05-12 18:51
#95
Liazz | 
Ukraine Llama67 
I want to see all of them in major
2019-05-12 18:55
Gambit youngters But no gambit main If they dont disband now...
2019-05-12 19:01
Gambit 2 > Gambit
2019-05-12 19:02
#100
xand | 
Brazil Frankke 
Gambit Youngsters is the new Gambit roster
2019-05-12 19:05
easy for forze , spirit and gambit young
2019-05-12 19:21
why does cis still have their own minor? Just make asia-cis-austalia one and the same minor.
2019-05-12 19:31
Then CIS teams can't qualify on major.
2019-05-12 20:03
That would be good yes? The best teams should play at the major.
2019-05-12 20:31
#106
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Europe Freeburger97 
joke as always
2019-05-12 19:35
#110
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
rip pro100
2019-05-12 19:47
what a fk joke Spirit only capable ones
2019-05-12 19:51
Compared to EU closed qualifier, this is actually laughable
2019-05-12 20:13
#120
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Brazil jmarcelo 
lol gambit youngsters get invite but gambit dont
2019-05-12 20:22
Lol what a garbage minor compare to eu but everytime we say that some eu teams get upset by tier3 fluke ruski teams in the major qual
2019-05-12 20:58
This +1000000000 All teams in this qualifier seem absolute trash
2019-05-12 21:22
#128
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
why would you compare it to eu
2019-05-13 00:31
#126
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African Union mikecool 
Ez forze
2019-05-12 22:57
so weak compared to EU
2019-05-13 00:09
Look at those bot teams. Imagine 2 of those shitters getting into the Main Qualifier stage while multiple top 20 teams from europe like North, Windigo and BIG not getting in because of Fnatic and Mouse. We have to hope that no EU teams go 0-3 in the main stage this time around so this shit doesn't happen again.
2019-05-13 00:59
Eu>all
2019-05-13 07:27
GogoNemiga!
2019-05-13 12:10
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