WePlay! Clutch Island to serve as Summer RMR tournament in CIS
WePlay! has announced that its tournament called 'Clutch Island' will host the Summer Regional Major Ranking tournament for the CIS region.
The main tournament will be held on June 16-28 and will offer the participants a total of $50,000 in prizemoney and the second-largest number of points available in the regional qualifying system for the ESL One: Rio Major, where the CIS region will hold two Legends, one Challenger, and two Contenders spots.
WePlay! Clutch Island will be played in three stages, starting from three open qualifiers on June 8-10, with each yielding one spot in the closed qualifier. There, the three open winners will join the sixth-tenth teams based on the RMR ranking — Nemiga, Syman, Gambit Youngsters, forZe, and Espada, should the teams make no more changes — in a GSL group stage, followed by a double-elimination bracket.
The three best teams from the closed qualifier will take part in the main tournament alongside the top-five teams according to the CIS RMR ranking — Hard Legion, Spirit, Virtus.pro, Winstrike, and Natus Vincere at the moment — and play a GSL group stage, which will lead into a double-elimination bracket.
The prizepool and RMR points distribution looks as follows:
1. $15,000 + 2,000 RMR points
2. $10,000 + 1,875 RMR points
3. $6,000 + 1,750 RMR points
4. $5,000 + 1,625 RMR points
5. $4,500 + 1,500 RMR points
6. $3,500 + 1,375 RMR points
7. $3,000 + 1,250 RMR points
8. $3,000 + 1,125 RMR points
9. 1,000 RMR points
10. 875 RMR points
The current standings of the RMR ranking in the CIS region look as follows, assuming the teams signed up with their current rosters:
1. Hard Legion - 1,640 points
2. Spirit - 1,600 points
3. Virtus.pro - 1,520 points
4. Winstrike - 1,500 points
5. Natus Vincere - 1,430 points
6. Nemiga - 1,200 points
7. Syman - 1,100 points
8. Gambit Youngsters - 950 points
9-10. forZe - 750 points
9-10. Espada - 750 points
11. Unique - 550 points
12. pro100 - 440 points
With cs_summit hosting the North American and European Summer RMR tournaments, only the Asian event remains to be revealed after Valve announced that there will be no Summer tournament in South America and Oceania.