Spirit, Nemiga, Syman & forZe through to CIS Minor
The closed qualifier began on Saturday with the opening round of the upper bracket, which saw the invited sides come out on top, with the exception of DreamEaters, who fell to Unique after a closely-contested series.
After the first round of the lower bracket was played earlier on Sunday, which most notably ended up with pro100 eliminated at the hands of Se7en, it was time for the spot-deciding series in the upper bracket quarter-finals.
There, Spirit, Nemiga, and forZe came out on top of comfortable two-map series, sending Vega Squadron, Gambit Youngsters, and Unique down to the lower bracket. Meanwhile, Syman and Winstrike fought tooth and nail and exchanged the first two maps before Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy's side dealt the final blow with a one-sided victory on the decider.
The following four teams are thus through to the CIS Minor, which will take place in Berlin, Germany, on July 24-28:
The remaining four spots will be determined on Monday in the following matches: