Playoffs teams decided at IEM New York CIS

Two teams are through to the semi-finals and four to the quarter-finals after the conclusion of the group stage of the Regional Major Ranking tournament.

With most playoffs spots decided ahead of the last day of the group stage, eyes were on Natus Vincere in Group A on Wednesday as the tournament favorites fought for their lives in the RMR tournament after a shaky group stage performance that had seen them lose 0-2 series to forZe and Virtus.pro.

The Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov-led team needed to win their last series against Espada without dropping a map and managed to do just that, in the end, to squeeze out of the group stage by the skin of their teeth as they came second in a three-way tie with forZe and Espada on map difference.

mir dominated the group stage with a 1.40+ average rating

Picking up first place and a spot in the semi-finals, Virtus.pro passed the group with flying colors, conceding only two maps across five successful series, with Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov & co. having to settle for second place in the group after losing to Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali's side in the last round.

Meanwhile, Group B's advancing teams had been decided ahead of the last three matches of the round robin. Spirit had guaranteed themselves first place with an undefeated record, while Gambit and Nemiga had only had a match for quarter-final seeding left to play, which the former team went on to win to earn a Natus Vincere matchup in the first round of playoffs.

The playoffs will kick off on Friday, October 23 with the quarter-finals, followed by the semi-finals on Saturday and the grand final on Sunday:

Friday, October 23 (Quarter-finals)
14:00 Russia Natus Vincere vs. Russia Gambit
17:30 Russia forZe vs. Belarus Nemiga

Saturday, October 24 (Semi-finals)
14:00 CIS Virtus.pro vs. NAVI/Gambit
17:30 Russia Spirit vs. forZe/Nemiga

Sunday, October 25
13:00 Grand final (BO5)

Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
900
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1099
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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Navi will lose
2020-10-21 20:41
25 replies
#3
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North America NotJuan
+1111
2020-10-21 20:42
#5
JD | 
Poland xVKRx
Ok
2020-10-21 20:42
We will see my friend)))
2020-10-21 20:43
#15
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Moldova shawww
-1 unless you bring arguments.
2020-10-21 20:45
17 replies
my arguments are their matches against forze and VP
2020-10-21 20:47
5 replies
#29
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Moldova shawww
Don't compare Gambit with forze and VP. At the same time Navi usually steps up in the playoffs so we'll see
2020-10-21 20:51
3 replies
Yeah you shouldn’t compare gambit to forze because gambit is 1 tier above
2020-10-21 22:17
1 reply
#66
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Canada Droidd
+1
2020-10-21 22:24
True they do, but they really have been looking off
2020-10-21 23:20
#97
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Russia GramDEL
That's an irrelevant tournament anyway lol
2020-10-22 17:42
gambit too stronk
2020-10-21 20:48
Gambit 1 major NaVi 0 major
2020-10-21 20:50
5 replies
#31
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Moldova shawww
Makes no sense going into the game but whatever.
2020-10-21 20:52
3 replies
#86
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1 he is danish. Dont mind him. They are supposed to be like that lol.
2020-10-22 01:36
2 replies
Denmark 1 sane leader, us 0 sane leaders
2020-10-23 18:47
1 reply
#102
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United States 1nsaneMe
0/8 nt
2020-10-24 00:28
+1
2020-10-21 20:52
#71
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Denmark dyinbyran
Too inconsistent but i hope navi wins
2020-10-21 22:37
3 replies
#75
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Moldova shawww
I agree on that, but I guess they didn't prepare so much for this tournament as b1ad3 said that it would've been a better decision to skip this tournament and focus only on the Blast.
2020-10-21 22:51
2 replies
#84
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Denmark dyinbyran
Cis has only 2 spots for legends so it would help even if navi win two or three matches the enitire tournament but yeah if they are focusing on prize money blast should be the main focus
2020-10-22 01:06
1 reply
#87
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United States 1nsaneMe
Agreed
2020-10-22 01:37
Rigged trash.
2020-10-21 21:07
I hope
2020-10-21 22:17
2020-10-21 22:44
+1
2020-10-21 23:21
nice
2020-10-21 20:42
ez gambit
2020-10-21 20:42
#6
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United Kingdom tank6123
espada was so unlucky :(
2020-10-21 20:42
8 replies
#28
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Latvia YungPan666
+1 This system sucks
2020-10-21 20:51
7 replies
#35
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United Kingdom tank6123
unless there is another rmr, espada is out of the major, because it had a 1 map difference vs NAVI meanwhile, nemiga gets through to the next round. Espada beat forze, had the second-highest RD, and equal point with Navi and forze and come 7-8???????????/
2020-10-21 20:54
2 replies
Espada is 2-3 on the head to head with Forze And Na'Vi They deserve to be out Also, the thing with nemiga is dumb since they are 3rd without any tie at all.
2020-10-21 21:09
1 reply
#48
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United Kingdom tank6123
the point was that navi and forze are both FAR stronger than nemiga and gambit and it was poor seeding by esl that created a unfair group eg, swapping gambit and forze in groups would create a gambit vs espada battle for 3th place in group A and a nemiga vs winstike battle in group b. a far fairer group stage
2020-10-21 21:17
it was in their hands just get 1 map vs Navi. Otherway around nobody would say "unlucky" for navi. People would say "deserve" cuz it was in their hands...
2020-10-21 21:09
3 replies
#51
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United Kingdom tank6123
navi vs forze were trolling but against espada they came in full force Espada would have being through if navi played against forze the same way they played today but its dumb that nemiga gets a easy path to the major, losing to both gambit and spirit and only beating weak teams, meanwhile espada played far more difficult teams, beating one of them and only losing due to map difference
2020-10-21 21:19
2 replies
only top3 get to major in cis. I guess. So no matter who wins here he isn't saved in the major.
2020-10-21 22:17
1 reply
#65
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United Kingdom tank6123
top 5
2020-10-21 22:18
In feeling ok
2020-10-21 20:42
#8
jks | 
Sweden FreddyLL
Bye bye navi hahahaa :DDD
2020-10-21 20:43
smells like team spirit
2020-10-21 20:43
Spirit vs VP grandfinal
2020-10-21 20:44
#13
mir | 
Russia M13F
so ez for my boy
2020-10-21 20:44
ez for shiro
2020-10-21 20:44
#16
Lack1 | 
United States Trive
Wtf is this shit bracket VP plays the winner of the two better team lol
2020-10-21 20:45
4 replies
Bro this was predetermined before the tournament started Winner of Group A vs whoever wins between 3rd Group A/ 2nd Group B Winner of Group B vs whoever wins between 3rd Group B/ 2nd Group A
2020-10-21 20:48
3 replies
#98
Lack1 | 
United States Trive
Exactly, stupid planning with groups... idiot
2020-10-22 20:27
2 replies
when making it they expected navi to top group idiot
2020-10-22 21:50
1 reply
Lol expecting Navi top :DDDD
2020-10-23 03:19
#18
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I see a Spirit vs VP in the final, the way it should be. The two best CIS teams at the moment.
2020-10-21 20:47
6 replies
so u cant see
2020-10-21 20:50
5 replies
#36
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Pakistan LoOuU2
What do you want me to see
2020-10-21 20:56
4 replies
Navi recovered from that tough lose vs forze and they will win this easily imo
2020-10-21 21:00
3 replies
#45
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Pakistan LoOuU2
winning one match aint really a recovery , teams like Spirit, VP and Forze have looked to be in far better shape than NaVi in this tournament so far. If they all continue their form , i see NaVi with no chance,
2020-10-21 21:12
2 replies
If they will keep up their form,ye i agree Navi has no chance. but same thing happened is last RMR CIS and Navi turned into a beast mode in playoffs,lets see now
2020-10-21 21:13
1 reply
#49
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Pakistan LoOuU2
well yes thats a great point , i remember NaVI not having a really great start in the 2nd RMR event but they did end up winning it.
2020-10-21 21:18
cool
2020-10-21 20:49
Ez4Navi
2020-10-21 20:49
#25
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Hungary szia
Navi are gonna get put in their place by the academy of the CIS team that won a major before them lol
2020-10-21 20:50
#26
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Latvia YungPan666
Grand Final Virtus.pro vs Team Spirit
2020-10-21 20:50
1 reply
#82
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Kazakhstan Vad1Chka
OK KEKW
2020-10-22 00:20
Ez4VP
2020-10-21 20:50
2 replies
#30
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Latvia YungPan666
Flair doesn't check out
2020-10-21 20:51
#33
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China HEIDASHUAi
flair xD
2020-10-21 20:53
rip navi sh1ro > s0mple
2020-10-21 20:53
ez for navi the best team in the world
2020-10-21 20:56
boombl3 will get covid, match will be postponed and then navi will lose
2020-10-21 20:58
It doesnt make any sense, Espada won Forze, Forze won NaVi, NaVi won Espada; so the 3 are tie. The 3 have 9 points, 3 wins and 2 loses. Espada and NaVi won 6 maps and lost 5 Maps, so they are tie in that too. But Espada have 16 round of difference and NaVi 7. So, why NaVi advanced to playoffs and Espada not ?
2020-10-21 21:06
5 replies
#47
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Pakistan LoOuU2
well you mentioned it yourself, NaVI having less Round DIfference compared to Espada , hence they qualify. I know it kinda does sound like senseless but these types of close ties are expected in no bracket group stages with quite a many teams. Tough luck for them.
2020-10-21 21:16
4 replies
gyazo.com/763c05524b9d28ca24fb73968d5bab.. 2. Map difference between the tied participants forZe: 3-2 NAVI: 2-2 Espada: 2-3
2020-10-21 21:24
3 replies
#55
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Pakistan LoOuU2
ah , good to know but i hate how close and depth these things have go into to decide the qualifiers for the next stage.
2020-10-21 21:31
OMG, what a stupid rule. So the games againts the other teams don't represent anything in this case. Thats not so fair
2020-10-21 22:04
1 reply
#68
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Europe mAngOnice
its a tie, only the maps between tied teams matter
2020-10-21 22:30
NaVi will rekt everyone when its needed (except astralis)
2020-10-21 21:11
2 replies
same
2020-10-21 21:27
and they won vs astralis 32:10...
2020-10-21 22:46
VP to destroy some bots
2020-10-21 21:18
NAVI SPIRIT 3-0
2020-10-21 21:30
#56
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Netherlands Polakva
RIP NAVI
2020-10-21 21:38
#57
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Russia Syonamaru
Spirit will smash them all
2020-10-21 21:38
The CIS major spots are locked with the exception of Gambit or forZe. If forZe lose to Nemiga, then Gambit secure the 5th spot at Major regardless of their result against Na'Vi. But if forZe wins and Gambit loses then forZe will be the 5th team to represent CIS. BUT...if both teams lose, they will play in the 5th place tiebreaker, where the winner will clinch the last Major spot.
2020-10-21 21:43
3 replies
is there even a Major?
2020-10-21 22:09
2 replies
#89
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Belarus ALBiNh0
No
2020-10-22 08:05
1 reply
I want lollipop2k stickers god dammit
2020-10-22 09:01
OK
2020-10-21 21:58
#67
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Serbia LtN))
ez for NAVI
2020-10-21 22:25
Such an easy tourney for Spirit/Gambit.
2020-10-21 22:31
gambit will choke some insane leads spirit v vp final
2020-10-21 22:32
#72
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Denmark KamaraD
How result we get this teams on major: Team Spirit Natus Vincere Virtus.pro Nemiga Gaming Gambit Esports / forZe
2020-10-21 22:41
#76
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Chile esanchez47
VP is playing pretty good so far, wouldn't be surprised if they win this
2020-10-21 23:06
forZe go!
2020-10-21 23:28
#80
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Portugal BraZGod
#GOSAW #SAWTOUADAR #SAPIRISGOD
2020-10-21 23:30
#81
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Poland SebL
Should be no problem to win this for Spirit.
2020-10-21 23:45
#83
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United States Gonginator
NaVi just barely made it lol.
2020-10-22 00:30
#85
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Indonesia lukerey
Virtus Pro vs Team Spirit Virtus Pro win.
2020-10-22 01:24
#88
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Russia VelsVivard
Great teams in the playoffs, just about all the better teams out of this champ, so glad to see. I'm hoping TS take it, whoever they wil play against. And wouldn't mind seeing Na'Vi dropping a jaw in the quarters.
2020-10-22 02:00
Navi will find a way to fuck up these playoffs, calling it here first. I'm rooting for Spirit or Forze to win this
2020-10-22 09:02
I've seen this~ the Grand Final: Navi vs Spirit
2020-10-22 09:33
Good bracket, VP will take the no.1 CIS throne by beating all CIS top teams: Spirit, Gambit, forZe and Na'Vi
2020-10-22 11:21
#94
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Russia evg1804
VP Team Spirit Come on!!!
2020-10-22 11:35
Navi can upset but i believe Spirit will win
2020-10-22 12:13
Lets go VP
2020-10-22 14:18
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