WePlay! Clutch Island Closed Qualifier team list finalised
The closed qualifier for the second Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament in the CIS region, called WePlay! Clutch Island, is set to start following the end of the open qualifiers.
The qualified trio will now progress to the first stage of the closed qualifier, joining five invited teams, including forZe, Gambit Youngsters and Syman, in a double-elimination group stage with two groups of four teams.
The top two teams from both groups will then face off in another double-elimination group, from which three teams will advance to the main tournament. In it, they will join the five teams with the most points in the CIS RMR ranking, including the winner of ESL One: Road to Rio, Spirit, and the current world No.1, Natus Vincere.
The following eight teams will take part in the closed qualifier, which will kick off on June 16:
The team list for the WePlay! Clutch Island currently looks as follows:
WePlay! Clutch Island will run from June 23-28, with the winner securing $15,000 and 2000 RMR Points. Hard Legion currently lead the RMR ranking in the region, with 1640 points, and are closely followed by Spirit (1600). NAVI are ranked fifth in the region (1430) following a disappointing run in ESL One: Road to Rio, in which they failed to make the playoffs.