CIS Minor team list finalized: forZe pull through while HellRaisers miss out

The CIS Minor team list has been finalized following the conclusion of the closed qualifier's lower bracket, which saw forZe pull through by the skin of their teeth while HellRaisers missed out on a spot in the ESL One Rio Major precursor.

Most of the big names managed to make it through to the CIS Minor, with the exception of the Kirill "⁠ANGE1⁠" Karasiow-led squad as well as pro100, for whom this comes as a big blow after the organization's owner, Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko, revealed his team's ambition to become a top-15 side within the next six months.

After falling to the lower bracket, Hard Legion secured a spot and will be looking to repeat their surprising run at the StarLadder Major, where they made it to the top 16 as DreamEaters. Meanwhile, forZe's struggles continued as they lost to Winstrike in the upper bracket, but they were able to pull through, nonetheless, taking down pro100 in a tight deciding series.

forZe survived a dangerous journey through the closed qualifier

Formerly hailing from Spirit, Dmitriy "⁠Dima⁠" Bandurka and Dmitry "⁠S0tF1k⁠" Forostyanko will make an appearance at the regional competition with Espada, who came in as one of the underdogs and surprised with wins over pro100 and HellRaisers en route to qualification, only losing to their former team in the process in a closely-contested series.

The last squad to complete a successful run through the lower bracket was another underdog side, Unique, after victories over Dmitriy "⁠jR⁠" Chervak's fbg and Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk's 1WIN.

The complete team list for the CIS Minor, which will run from April 26 to May 2 in Rio de Janeiro, looks as follows:

Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1728
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1274
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
congratz.
2020-03-06 23:27
4 replies
#16
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CIS sasha1608
you don`t have life dude I see your comments all the time at 1st places wtf
2020-03-06 23:40
3 replies
Prove it 😎👌
2020-03-06 23:41
2 replies
HR OMEGALUL kick Issaa, oscar, hobbit for this joke tier 5 lineup
2020-03-07 07:45
1 reply
Hey at least this lineup is consistent unlike the last! Consistently shit but still
2020-03-07 10:06
#2
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Finland Etmos
2nd
2020-03-06 23:27
#3
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Spain yodofrodo
Expected
2020-03-06 23:27
#4
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Netherlands PasscaLl
Nice
2020-03-06 23:28
rip pro100
2020-03-06 23:28
2 replies
pro100 need -waylander
2020-03-06 23:54
1 reply
maybe maybe
2020-03-07 10:02
#6
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Russia NikSmoK
pashaNOJ PogU
2020-03-06 23:28
3 replies
Past 3 months Rating 2.0 0.88 OMEGALUL
2020-03-07 08:45
ON LOH BLYA on top 1 rosiii na facike no na pro-scene on lox
2020-03-07 13:49
1 reply
#59
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Russia NikSmoK
Eto meme. Tut bil glebNOJ takoy, voshvalyal pashaNOJ'a.
2020-03-07 13:59
Gambit Y and Espada to Major Forze play in
2020-03-06 23:29
1 reply
nehuya forze 2 mesto sayman 3 mesto a spirit pervoe
2020-03-07 16:29
Russia and Ukraine to EU minor idiots
2020-03-06 23:30
4 replies
You want to play on Chinese servers?
2020-03-07 01:12
#43
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Ukraine TBOY(2)
Russian can kiss my ass
2020-03-07 07:44
2 replies
#57
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Russia r4jkkYNWA
are u mad cuz ukraine=no scene??
2020-03-07 12:41
1 reply
#62
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Ukraine TBOY(2)
*laugth. The reason that Navi managment are bunch of retards and some other factors dont means that ua havent got any scene. You must understand that russian want to play in ukrainian organisation. So who mad now, bro?
2020-03-07 18:43
Fuck this team save nukkye please i feel so bad for him
2020-03-06 23:30
Rip throw100
2020-03-06 23:33
#11
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United States xiquo
hellraisers buy orgless?
2020-03-06 23:33
#12
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United Kingdom tank6123
group of death for espada, rip :(
2020-03-06 23:34
1 reply
it's not minor groups haha
2020-03-06 23:37
#14
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Kazakhstan isSaHaD
1. Gambit Y 2. Winstrike
2020-03-06 23:39
CIS minor fantasy plx
2020-03-06 23:40
HR is so dissapointing. Save nukkye and flarich, the rest of the team should disband. Ange1 is a joke. Also pro100 not getting in yet another major quali, nice meme
2020-03-06 23:42
3 replies
Ange1 is CIS HUNDEN
2020-03-07 02:53
2 replies
#41
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CIS kryto203
I think this title is taken by b1ad3
2020-03-07 07:08
1 reply
At least he became a big brain coach
2020-03-07 08:35
spirit and espada are not the same organization?
2020-03-06 23:42
1 reply
Nope, it's different but friendly orgs
2020-03-06 23:49
Bomzheri lol
2020-03-06 23:45
#21
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Switzerland x676
Pro100 top15 hahaahHahahHahHahHaHHahHahah
2020-03-06 23:45
1. Spirit 2. Gambit Play-in: Winstrike No major for forZe
2020-03-06 23:49
#28
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Russia M13F
Let's go Spirit and forZe 1-2 ForZe Spirit Play-in Gambit Yo
2020-03-07 00:11
save nukkye
2020-03-07 00:46
1 reply
+1
2020-03-07 03:29
#30
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Ukraine den37773
RIP HR 1. Winstrike 2. Syman
2020-03-07 00:54
2 replies
Spirit ?
2020-03-07 08:14
1 reply
#65
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Ukraine den37773
I don’t believe
2020-03-08 12:30
ez for semen
2020-03-07 01:24
#34
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Europe Cirros_V2
Who cares about worst team in CIS (HR)
2020-03-07 03:18
Spirit and ForZe to major Gambit or Winstrike to play in
2020-03-07 03:28
#38
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Kazakhstan Kadaku
Syman top1
2020-03-07 05:56
I just want those gorgeous winstrike stickers
2020-03-07 06:26
I think its time for Angel to retire and go coaching. Nothing is working for him, teams under hes leadership are getting worse and worse. Maybe one last time if some big powerhause takes him to an almost complete team but i dont even know who could take him.
2020-03-07 07:05
#42
Bymas | 
Lithuania a2kas
Nukkye go out from that shitty team
2020-03-07 07:17
1 reply
no hobbit no win hahahahaahah
2020-03-07 08:46
New HR: GuardiaN nukkye Flarich YEKINDAR Zeus
2020-03-07 08:17
Dammit Ange1... Been hoping he would have some success again for so long, but think this is it.. He's getting too old now and needs to let a young talent get the chance
2020-03-07 08:39
nice.. since w0xic, Zero days this team is a big junk
2020-03-07 09:53
#55
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Russia 1hebest!
Russia >>> Ukraine EZ44ZE!
2020-03-07 11:16
#60
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CIS chlenixon
pls HR d i s b a n d
2020-03-07 15:09
PASHADILDO GOES TO RIO WOOHOOOO
2020-03-07 18:44
HR LULW
2020-03-07 23:10
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