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.

forZe will look to impress in Group A

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 - Russia forZe vs. CIS Syman | BO1
16:00 - Russia Spirit vs. Russia DreamEaters |BO1
17:15 - Russia Unique vs. Russia Gambit Youngsters | BO1
17:15 - Belarus Nemiga vs. Russia 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

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Very good groups! CIS qualifier > NA+SA qualifier
2019-07-13 19:03
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Faroe Islands qunort
Super good
2019-07-13 19:03
4 replies
#44
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Germany Bier
Where is Flipside my russki friends?
2019-07-13 19:54
3 replies
#47
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Faroe Islands qunort
Nowhere
2019-07-13 20:01
2 replies
#48
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Germany Bier
Disbanded?
2019-07-13 20:04
1 reply
#50
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Faroe Islands qunort
Probably
2019-07-13 20:04
#3
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Romania cyber8
Draken would still beat them all.
2019-07-13 19:03
9 replies
#21
girL | 
CIS Sforz
lul draken in 2019
2019-07-13 19:06
8 replies
#25
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Romania cyber8
???Draken is currently the star player for the best swedish team in the world how can you say ,,lul draken in 2019" like he isnt relevant.
2019-07-13 19:08
7 replies
#29
girL | 
CIS Sforz
best tier3 swedish team lulwhat
2019-07-13 19:11
4 replies
#32
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Romania cyber8
Nip outdated,Fnatic overrated,ANCIENT ERA ACTIVATED
2019-07-13 19:13
3 replies
#67
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Finland Diddy_Kong
+1
2019-07-13 20:53
+1
2019-07-13 22:04
+9999
2019-07-15 13:58
#51
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Germany Bier
"Best swedish team in the world" lol
2019-07-13 20:04
#66
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Finland Diddy_Kong
+111
2019-07-13 20:52
ez 4 forze
2019-07-13 19:03
1 reply
ez 4 forze clan
2019-07-13 19:04
#5
deMO | 
Brazil ilm7
who ?
2019-07-13 19:03
clash of trash
2019-07-13 19:03
#7
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Finland FlNLAND
Basically it's Russia Qualifier.
2019-07-13 19:04
ez for Spirit
2019-07-13 19:03
#9
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Canada thelegend27
draken: this is useless
2019-07-13 19:04
Draken mad heh
2019-07-13 19:04
Ez 4.forze
2019-07-13 19:04
Can Syman buy this minor?
2019-07-13 19:05
#16
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Ukraine D1mkaS777
Dosia x god
2019-07-13 19:05
xsepower stickers
2019-07-13 19:05
3 replies
+1
2019-07-13 19:06
2 replies
Then we can add that next to "BIG" and "DICK"
2019-07-13 19:08
1 reply
Yeah, that what I thought :D
2019-07-13 19:08
Cool
2019-07-13 19:06
#20
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Finland Emvi
Ez4Ze
2019-07-13 19:06
forZe most likely the heavy favorite here but Syman might upset.
2019-07-13 19:07
3 replies
#34
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Canada Gumpypoo
Syman are matchfixers they aren’t going to make it through
2019-07-13 19:16
2 replies
What if they matchfix to make it through 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
2019-07-13 19:26
1 reply
#40
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Canada Gumpypoo
Interesting take
2019-07-13 19:33
#27
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Norway Phancy11
Should be ez spirit and forze
2019-07-13 19:08
ForZe onliners
2019-07-13 19:12
#33
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Ukraine Hierophant
minsee davay bratan
2019-07-13 19:14
#35
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Europe Skraj
Wow, CIS minor so stacked
2019-07-13 19:17
1 reply
Pity only 2 out of these world class teams will be in major
2019-07-14 01:48
Spirit and ForZe, Nemiga 3 place
2019-07-13 19:21
1 reply
spirit loooool
2019-07-13 22:30
1 forZe 2 spirit 3 gambit young
2019-07-13 19:26
#41
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Hungary subzera
Forze, gambit youngsters, spirit, negima Forze and spirit stickers
2019-07-13 19:36
nice
2019-07-13 19:55
#49
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Sweden Trkmag
EZZZZ for Gambit
2019-07-13 20:04
Very nice groups.
2019-07-13 20:18
#58
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Europe JohnMurphy
Nemiga stickers please
2019-07-13 20:33
1) Spirit 2) forZe 3) PeePeega
2019-07-13 20:46
1) Gambit of course 2) Forze I'm objective
2019-07-13 20:51
GODmiga ez
2019-07-13 20:56
Syharam has the best kebab and player in the world (idisbalance)
2019-07-13 21:37
#71
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Finland Vkims
Imagine that 3 teams go to major from these XDDDD
2019-07-13 21:53
#74
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Denmark emil403g
26/40 are from Russia. CIS dominated by Russia. Not really a surprise though.
2019-07-14 00:20
damn what a field. Only the best of the best can play at the major and this qualifier really shows.
2019-07-14 01:25
1 reply
Cis minor>>eu, na and asia minor combined
2019-07-14 01:47
I feel like group A is forze and group B is spirit.
2019-07-14 01:54
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Lithuania erkx
ez 4 ruskis
2019-07-15 10:34
THANX VALVE FOR SUCH TRASH TEAMS
2019-07-15 13:57
garbage
2019-07-20 17:39
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