CIS Minor closed qualifier team list finalised
The team list for the closed qualifier for the CIS Minor has been decided following the conclusion of the fourth open bracket.
The team count for the CIS Minor closed qualifier reached its 16-team capacity on Saturday after SG.pro and SpeedRunners came through the final bracket. The previous tournaments had seen Espada, Nemiga, 1WIN, Unique, eL'quvet and fbg successfully battle their way through the grueling open brackets.
The eight teams who topped the open qualifiers will face an even tougher task in the next stage of qualification for the Rio Major as they will join eight invited sides in a closed bracket, headlined by regional heavy hitters forZe and Spirit.
The completed participants' list for the closed qualifier looks as follows:
The qualifier will take place from March 5-6 and will see 16 teams compete in a best-of-three, double-elimination bracket for eight spots at the CIS Minor, from which the top two will earn places in the ESL One Rio Major's New Challengers Stage.