Gambit Youngsters and buaksib round out BLAST Pro Series Moscow CIS closed qualifier team list

The team list of the CIS closed qualifier ahead of BLAST Pro Series Moscow has been finalized with Gambit Youngsters and buaksib advancing from the open stage.

The open qualifier began on Saturday with matches up to round of 16, played in a best-of-one setting, before the best-of-three portion of the bracket took place on Sunday and determined the two teams going through.

Gambit Youngsters had been the main favorites to advance from the start and lived up to that status without losing a map in the process, beating Nikita "waterfaLLZ" Matveyev's EXTREMUM and Savelii "jmqa" Bragin's teamasd in the last two rounds.

Gambit Youngsters join the likes of AVANGAR and forZe

On the other side of the single-elimination bracket, Se7en looked set for a spot in the CIS closed qualifier when they were up 1-0 in their series against buaksib and reached match point on the second map, Train, but a great comeback from Pavel "hutji" Lashkov's side saw the match swing the other way after a Vertigo decider.

The teams who will take part in the closed qualifier, which will be played on August 10-11 in a double-elimination bracket, are:

The two best teams from the CIS closed qualifier will advance to the Play-In match, played on the first day of BLAST Pro Series Moscow, awarding the winning side a spot in the main tournament.

Russia Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Savelii 'jmqa' Bragin
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
370
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Nikita 'waterfaLLZ' Matveyev
Nikita 'waterfaLLZ' Matveyev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
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2019-08-04 21:31
#12
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Sweden Unluko 
N1
2019-08-04 21:35
UNLUKO_F5_BUT_NEVER_#1_LUL
2019-08-04 21:39
buaksib ok
2019-08-04 21:44
#3
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Poland POLAND_SHIT 
kk
2019-08-04 21:31
Nice
2019-08-04 21:31
Wow, “THE LIKES OF AVANGAR”
2019-08-04 21:32
#6
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Sweden Vladimir6x9ine 
1st
2019-08-04 21:32
#7
lesswill | 
Russia peia 
gl in closed quals buaksib
2019-08-04 21:32
#8
rain | 
Norway Viggo^^ 
Ok nice
2019-08-04 21:32
#9
halo | 
Denmark AskeRoger 
Going to be interresting to See who's the best
2019-08-04 21:32
Kinder pozor vsego kazastanskogo CSa
2019-08-04 21:33
just hand it to forZe already
2019-08-04 21:34
Ez for aleksib
2019-08-04 21:39
ez4Ze
2019-08-04 21:45
ez aleksib
2019-08-04 21:46
#18
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Hungary subzera 
ez4forze
2019-08-04 22:07
#19
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
is there an EU qualifier?
2019-08-04 22:21
#24
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
EU took invites
2019-08-04 23:25
who
2019-08-04 22:22
#21
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Finland Faust_fSt 
blast moscow reeaaally struggling to get relevant teams to attend
2019-08-04 22:26
#25
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Switzerland Odesza 
Dude this is qualifier for the qualifier hltv.org/events/4686/blast-pro-series-mo.. Not saying the best teams are, but there are good ones
2019-08-04 23:30
#28
kennyS | 
Brazil Gereph 
LUL
2019-08-05 01:15
#42
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Finland Faust_fSt 
I know this is the qualifier for the qualifier. It makes no difference to my original statement of this particular Blast lacking severely in "star power", which was Blast's #1 priority since its beginning.
2019-08-05 12:05
#30
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Sweden meistr0 
? This Blast will be funny. New teams instead of the old "recycle" bs with the standard teams. Now we get to see Vitality, Ence & the 2 CIS teams.
2019-08-05 01:18
#43
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Since it's such an exclusive event with only 6 teams, 3 "meh" teams are way too many. I'm not saying I'm not gonna watch it, and I'm not saying it will be a shit event in terms of level of competitiveness, I said that Blast are not getting the top billers to join this one.
2019-08-05 12:07
wow
2019-08-04 23:03
#23
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Sweden NexuseryMs 
LUL Gambit Academy team >> GAMIBT LUL
2019-08-04 23:11
#34
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Russia GutturalSlug 
there's no gambit anymore
2019-08-05 06:18
#26
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Poland VistraliS 
buaksib??? no DE? Syman?
2019-08-05 00:19
#27
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Czech Republic baginBo$$ 
HUTJI BOSS
2019-08-05 00:39
#29
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Sweden meistr0 
I hope Spirit & ForZe makes it through.
2019-08-05 01:16
actually pretty stacked
2019-08-05 02:28
NEED A MATCH NATUS VINCERE VS GAMBIT YOUNGSTERS!
2019-08-05 03:33
ez spot for forZe, rest teams are joke
2019-08-05 05:33
#35
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Finland ta9239487234 
EZ4FORZE
2019-08-05 07:52
#36
YNk | 
Netherlands Polakva 
ez4forze
2019-08-05 08:04
#37
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
avangar and forze.
2019-08-05 10:29
EZ4FORZE
2019-08-05 10:53
#39
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Switzerland Indeon 
wrong page m8
2019-08-05 10:53
that's why i edited mb
2019-08-05 10:54
VEGA RIP
2019-08-05 11:05
#44
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Russia zLex67 
EZ4FORZE
2019-08-05 14:15
#45
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World rolezK1 
Buaksib cheating lmao
2019-08-05 18:48
Still more competitive than BR Bozo teams, good watch.
2019-08-05 19:51
Gambit Youngsters > Gambit
2019-08-07 14:55
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