Spirit win ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS over Winstrike

Spirit have completed their undefeated run in ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS by defeating Winstrike 2-0 in the grand final (16-13 Dust2, 16-11 Nuke).

With seven BO3 wins in a row and a 14-2 map record, Spirit claimed the Road to Rio - CIS title convincingly, taking home the first place prize: $15,000 and 1600 RMR points. Going into the grand final, Spirit were overwhelming favorites as CIS powerhouses such as Natus Vincere and forZe suffered group stage exits, while Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov's men dealt with Virtus.pro earlier in the tournament.

Despite being the underdogs, Winstrike put up a good fight in the match, with Aleksey "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev pushing them into early leads. However, Spirit showed composure and fought back on both Dust2 and Nuke, claiming the series in two maps.

With a 1.33 event rating, mir spearheaded Spirit towards the Road to Rio title

Winstrike were off to a strong CT start on their map pick, Dust2, as El1an was leading the charge with the AWP and causing issues to Spirit. The score was 7-2 in the favor of Vladyslav "⁠bondik⁠" Nechyporchuk and co. before chopper's troops broke into B on an eco, but still only managed five rounds on the T-side of the map.

A clean pistol win for Spirit started their comeback on CT, with an impeccable defence following. With their second rifle buy, Winstrike managed their first Terrorist round win, but the combination of chopper and Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov — who woke up after posting just two kills in the first half — saw Spirit claim ten out eleven rounds down the strech and reach map point (15-11). Winstrike exploited the A defence to stay afloat, but eventually faltered as mir pulled off the defuse which ended the map 16-13.

The momentum from Dust2 was carried on to Nuke, as Spirit went up 5-0 on the T side and looked to extend, but Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov helped his team get on the board and following that, turn around the half to finish with a minimal lead, 8-7. bondik's quad kill on the pistol pushed Winstrike further into the lead, but after the initial 3-0 as T, Spirit was again looking like the more dangerous team.

Following Viktor "⁠Lack1⁠" Boldyrev's unsuccessful 1v3 clutch attempt, Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev and co. tied the score at 11-11, and continued confidently as the half progressed. Winstrike were struggling to find openings, and Spirit made no slipups, closing out their map pick 16-11 to claim the victory in ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS.

Matchpage
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17th May 2020
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Dust2
13
16
Nuke
11
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 42 - 30 +12 80.3 1.29
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' EgoroviDISBALANCE 39 - 28 +11 73.6 1.22
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 37 - 29 +8 78.3 1.20
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhevsdy 40 - 36 +4 79.1 1.17
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobievmagixx 36 - 36 0 61.5 1.01
 Winstrike K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Aleksey 'El1an' GusevEl1an 37 - 39 -2 72.8 1.00
Kazakhstan Viktor 'Lack1' BoldyrevLack1 36 - 42 -6 71.5 0.93
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 34 - 39 -5 65.4 0.92
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 33 - 39 -6 68.2 0.85
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 19 - 35 -16 39.7 0.61

ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS final standings will be decided after the Virtus.pro - Hard Legion match:

1. Russia Spirit - $15,000 + 1600 RMR Points
2. Kazakhstan Winstrike - $10,000 + 1500 RMR Points
3. Russia Hard Legion - $6,000 + 1400 RMR Points
4. Kazakhstan Virtus.pro] - $5,000 + 1300 RMR Points
5. Belarus Nemiga - $4,500 + 1200 RMR Points
6. CIS Syman - $3,500 + 1100 RMR Points
7-8. Russia Gambit Youngsters - $2,000 + 950 RMR points
7-8. Russia Natus Vincere - $2,000 + 950 RMR points
9-10. Russia forZe - $1,000 + 750 RMR points
9-10. Russia Espada - $1,000 + 750 RMR points
11-12. Russia pro100 - 550 RMR points
11-12. Russia Unique - 550 RMR points

With the event concluded, we can update the current Regional Major Rankings standing for CIS, adding the Road to Rio points to the ones from the Berlin Major. Two more Regional Ranking events will be played, Summer and Autumn series, before the two Legends, one Challenger, and two Contenders from CIS are decided for the ESL One Rio Major:

1. Kazakhstan Virtus.pro - 1900 points
2. Russia Hard Legion - 1640 points
3. Russia Spirit - 1600 points
4. Kazakhstan Winstrike - 1500 points
5. Russia Natus Vincere - 1430 points
6. Belarus Nemiga - 1200 points
7. CIS Syman - 1100 points
8. Russia Gambit Youngsters - 950 points
9. Russia forZe - 750 points
9. Russia Espada - 750 points
11. Russia Unique - 550points
11. Russia pro100 - 550 points

Russia Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
728
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1280
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
211
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
gg!
2020-05-17 18:55
#19
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Europe daisakusen 
Expected from CIS number 1 team
2020-05-17 19:38
gg!
2020-05-17 18:55
#3
jR | 
Other k23_puetz 
gg wp! proud of u Winstrike, but spirit were better this match ! Lets do it #RtR
2020-05-17 18:56
who ?
2020-05-17 18:56
A surprise winner in the end. NaVi have a lot of work to do otherwise they could find themselves out of the major.
2020-05-17 18:58
?? Spirit was clear favorite, NAVI in 2020 LUL
2020-05-17 19:56
#27
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Sweden FL4XY 
fan of fnatic
2020-05-17 20:11
The best team in the world?
2020-05-17 20:12
#29
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Ukraine McSwell 
If the world ended in 2015.
2020-05-17 20:27
flag and flair
2020-05-17 20:37
#36
Zeus | 
Ukraine witalikys 
flag and flair
2020-05-17 21:31
Härmapa
2020-05-17 21:40
FNATIC LOST TO MOVISTAR RIDERS XAXAXAXA
2020-05-17 22:18
#43
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Russia ImAmnesiac 
And Navi lost to Hard Legion
2020-05-18 00:22
Navi still has its 600 extra points due to legend status in starladder major.. So navis total will be 1550rmr points
2020-05-17 22:18
#44
Happy | 
Poland Millka 
-120 = 1430 for changing Zeus... so at this very point they have the last one spot to a major riddiculus if you consider they have s1mple/electronic Natus Disasteri
2020-05-18 02:51
#6
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Mir in first half of first map : I sleep Mir in rest of the game : real shit.
2020-05-17 18:57
#7
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Sweden Madrigals1 
Expected
2020-05-17 19:03
#8
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Gratz Spirit. Nice to see another team than Na'Vi winning that division
2020-05-17 19:05
Future tier1
2020-05-17 19:11
#24
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Denmark DanishDelight 
lets hope. always good with some new competitive teams in the scene
2020-05-17 19:57
#9
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Russia 1hebest! 
Team Spirit N1CE!
2020-05-17 19:05
#11
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Poland Po_Prostu 
unexpected
2020-05-17 19:12
As i said ez 2 0
2020-05-17 19:13
#13
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Australia aussie_billy 
Navi wat doink??
2020-05-17 19:13
#14
shox | 
India iejesus 
Krizzen bot af
2020-05-17 19:15
#15
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
wp. wanted winstrike to win it coz they were underdogs but.. spirit have been looking good for months. glad they got to prove their place in cis.
2020-05-17 19:21
#16
mir | 
Russia M13F 
good job
2020-05-17 19:26
#17
ZywOo | 
France iNolake 
Spirit major winners Pog
2020-05-17 19:27
GG. Will there be the MVP for RMR events? If so, he is indeed worth to earn it.
2020-05-17 19:27
Spirit good team
2020-05-17 19:39
KAZ has 100ping, not allowed to play FPL, FPLC, EU online tournaments. Not bad reach to final
2020-05-17 19:43
#22
shox | 
Peru AnDerSon) 
cs go LAN > cs go Online , don t bet online, crybaby
2020-05-17 19:49
#25
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
Ez4Spirit
2020-05-17 20:05
#26
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Poland SebL 
This Spirit looks very good. I see insane potential in this team. And Winstrike to inconsistent.
2020-05-17 20:10
#30
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India Drakkan 
Ez for my team spirit
2020-05-17 20:32
spirit top 1 cis OMEGALUL
2020-05-17 20:55
CIS RMR Standings: Virtus.pro: 1900 points Hard Legion: 1640 points Spirit: 1600 points Winstrike: 1500 points Natus Vincere: 1430 points Nemiga: 1200 points Syman: 1100 points Gambit Youngsters: 950 points forZe: 750 points Espada: 750 points Unique: 550 points pro100: 550 points
2020-05-17 21:06
#34
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Hungary subzera 
spirit #1 CIS team navi #7-8
2020-05-17 21:10
#45
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Russia Ody55ey 
one championship doesn't solve much, much less there will be 2 more, but yes, I would like that to be the case
2020-05-18 11:39
#35
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Brazil cadik 
navi kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-05-17 21:23
#38
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Finland 5way 
Na'Vi LUL
2020-05-17 21:48
#39
Sunde | 
World MEN)))) 
CIS cs is such a joke right now...
2020-05-17 22:15
#42
sdy | 
Sweden god_sdy 
s1mple not even #1 in CIS and people call him GOAT?!
2020-05-17 23:08
#46
h4rn | 
Europe ok_guy 
ok
2020-05-18 11:59
NaVi disband
2020-05-18 12:03
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