CIS Minor groups, schedule revealed
StarLadder has announced the group draw and schedule for the CIS Minor, running from July 24-28.
The eight squads who qualified for the CIS Minor via the online closed qualifier have been split into two groups for the initial stage of the $50,000 tournament. The event will be running parallel to its Asian counterpart from July 24-28 at an undisclosed location in Berlin, Germany.
The two best-performing teams will advance straight to the StarLadder Major's New Challengers Stage, while the third-placed side will be granted a second attempt at qualifying through the Minor Play-in, a last-chance qualifier that will have three slots at the $1 million event on offer.
Consistent with all other regional Minors, the group stage of the CIS tournament will begin with a GSL group stage with best-of-one opening matches, followed by the double-elimination playoffs, in which all matches will feature a best-of-three format.
Below is the group draw:
The full schedule for the CIS Minor can be found below:
Wednesday, July 24
16:00 - forZe vs. Syman | BO1
16:00 - Spirit vs. DreamEaters |BO1
17:15 - Unique vs. Gambit Youngsters | BO1
17:15 - Nemiga vs. Warthox | BO1
18:30 - Group A winners' match | BO3
18:30 - Group B winners' match | BO3
Thursday, July 25
16:00 - Group A elimination match | BO3
16:00 - Group B elimination match | BO3
19:00 - Group A decider match | BO3
19:00 - Group B decider match | BO3
Friday, July 26
16:00 - Upper bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
19:00 - Upper bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
Saturday, July 27
16:00 - Lower bracket semi-final | BO3
19:00 - Upper bracket final | BO3
Sunday, July 28
18:00 - Lower bracket final | BO3