Spirit, forZe through to EPIC League playoffs

The two teams finished their Swiss group stage runs with 3-0 records.

The first two teams to make it out of the EPIC League CIS group stage alive are Spirit and forZe, securing top 8 finishes and a minimum of 950 Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points with clean 3-0 records in the Swiss stage.

Spirit started the tournament with a convincing win over underdogs bankaPEPSI in their opening match before taking on the No. 1 team in the world ranking, Gambit, and following it up with a third victory against he rising stars of Entropiq. The squad led by Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov did it in style, too, closing out all three series with 2-0 scorelines.

Spirit didn't give up a single map in their three group stage matches

In forZe’s case, the Russian squad won their first two matches as the favored side against IN.GAME and Nemiga. They then knocked Virtus.pro down to the pool of teams with a 2-1 record, where Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali and company now sit alongside K23, Akuma and Entropiq.

Natus Vincere and Gambit, the top ranked teams at the event, will be looking to get closer to playoff contention by joining the 2-1 pool on Thursday, as they are scheduled to play bankaPEPSI and Trident, respectively, at 16:00 and 19:00 .

On the other side of the spectrum are GROND and 100PG, the two teams that have been knocked out in last place following 0-3 runs in the CIS RMR event.

The Swiss group stage currently looks as follows:

Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
909
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
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Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
#1
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Serbia LtN))
GG
2021-05-20 13:17
1 reply
internet explorer?
2021-05-20 15:54
#2
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Switzerland x676
ahhaahahahahha
2021-05-20 13:17
Ns
2021-05-20 13:18
Navi will they?
2021-05-20 13:18
Easy
2021-05-20 13:18
Akuta, vp, entropiq, navi, gambit and trident to follow
2021-05-20 13:18
2 replies
-Akuta - trident +k23 +Nemiga
2021-05-20 14:40
1 reply
+1
2021-05-20 17:40
ForZe my mens))) putting in work!! And filling up my pockets in the same time!!
2021-05-20 13:19
#8
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Latvia kjyy
hltv using ie
2021-05-20 13:19
Unexpected but actually kinda expected 🤔
2021-05-20 13:19
such unrealistic tier pro graming its mindblowing wow unbelivable such too good like noone else pros many wow such amaze no words wow :O
2021-05-20 13:21
1 reply
#16
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Romania Pooknezeu
Behind-the-keyboard stroke!
2021-05-20 14:02
mir is cute
2021-05-20 13:21
Team_Spirit_Era_In_2022
2021-05-20 13:30
2 replies
#13
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Poland J4nke
+1
2021-05-20 13:43
About time
2021-05-20 16:19
KappaPride
2021-05-20 13:48
#15
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CIS Gerh
ez for FL1T
2021-05-20 13:54
#17
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Russia mshkoda
Forze become stronger recently
2021-05-20 14:05
Spiid
2021-05-20 14:09
onliners someone needed to say that
2021-05-20 15:01
4 replies
#21
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Estonia drac0zGOD
onliners still better then og
2021-05-20 15:02
1 reply
based? wins 2-2 on forze i think
2021-05-20 15:12
Onliners still better than OG trash team
2021-05-20 15:12
1 reply
thx for malding i was waiting for u my friend))
2021-05-20 15:13
#25
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Russia Syonamaru
gl Spirit
2021-05-20 15:24
Well played SPIRIT; chopper 👍 GL Entropiq
2021-05-20 15:26
Damn did expect forze, well played
2021-05-20 15:32
Gz! Hopefully NAVI goes through too)
2021-05-20 15:34
#31
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Kyrgyzstan ple!
cheaters
2021-05-20 16:20
#32
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Yugoslavia novuki
drain gang
2021-05-20 17:39
Spirit looking really good again. forZe looking great tbh., I can see them being a solid T2 team in a matter of sometime.
2021-05-20 19:08
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