CIS Major representatives decided as IEM Fall reaches playoffs

Virtus.pro claimed the final Major slot for the region while Gambit secured Legends status alongside Natus Vincere.

Just like in Group A, Group B at IEM Fall CIS didn't come to a simple conclusion. In the final round of matches, Virtus.pro and Gambit trounced forZe and Unique, respectively, and INDE IRAE squeezed past K23 to bring the three winners into a three-way tie.

Virtus.pro had the most to fight for in the MR3 overtime games played on Vertigo, but it was Gambit that breezed through both matches (4-0, 4-0), to secure first place in the group and a Legends spot at the Major. In the last match, Virtus.pro fought back against Vadim "⁠DavCost⁠" Vasilyev's underdogs and claimed a 4-2 victory to ensure a Major spot.

Virtus.pro made up the RMR deficit at IEM Fall

Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis has been the team's hero at the event, putting in an incredible effort through IEM Fall. The Latvian posted a 1.43 rating over 7 maps played, averaging 101.6 ADR and 1.71 impact.

INDE IRAE were out of Major contention before the tiebreaker started, but will still be playing the fifth place decider against Spirit, who can potentially grab the Challengers slot over Virtus.pro.

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Entropiq qualify for Major after three-way tiebreaker matches at IEM Fall CIS

Meanwhile, K23's Major dream was ended by Virtus.pro's playoffs berth, seeing former Major winners Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev and Rustem "⁠mou⁠" Telepov miss out on the tournament in Sweden. Despite good results in the two initial RMR tournaments, forZe will also miss out too after failing to secure points at IEM Fall.

All five CIS slots for the Major have been decided before the playoffs of the event kicked off, with Renegades from Oceania being the sixth team to stamp their ticket to the event in Sweden.

Teams confirmed for the PGL Stockholm Major:

Russia Natus Vincere - Legends
Russia Gambit - Legends
CIS Virtus.pro - Challengers/Contenders
Russia Spirit - Challengers/Contenders
Russia Entropiq - Contenders
Australia Renegades - Contenders

Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1485
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1763
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1002
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Jame time!
2021-10-01 21:43
5 replies
AKUMA NOOOOOOOO
2021-10-01 21:44
2 replies
bye bye cheders >:)
2021-10-01 21:45
Somebody said this today and I realized that they won only 1 map in 2 Round-Robin style RMR events. That's actually hilarious and a bit sad ....
2021-10-01 21:48
4-1 out of major seems fair why is that?
2021-10-01 21:48
1 reply
#37
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United States Artsywyo
Because there were 2 other major qualifiers that they didnt attend and spirit did very well in
2021-10-01 22:14
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
Huge
2021-10-01 21:43
nice
2021-10-01 21:43
#4
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United States angu_
oh hell yeah
2021-10-01 21:44
RENEGADES?????
2021-10-01 21:44
#7
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Ukraine Xe0m
EZ MAJOR 4 AUSTRALIAN K0NFIG HATZ BASICALLY SICOMODE GODSTAIR ISLAND INSFERNO ABUSER
2021-10-01 21:44
2 replies
out in groups
2021-10-07 09:26
1 reply
#72
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Ukraine Xe0m
navi flair lol
2021-10-07 13:48
EZ for NaVi
2021-10-01 21:44
1 reply
+1
2021-10-01 21:45
EZ4NAVI
2021-10-01 21:45
1 reply
Dont forget about goat s0mple birthday today mens)))
2021-10-01 22:35
EZ4GAMGODS
2021-10-01 21:45
5 replies
nt Major is on LAN
2021-10-01 21:45
4 replies
that's even better beacuse gambit can finally show how they've developed on lan also where s0mple major? oh ye i 4gor...
2021-10-01 21:46
3 replies
Where's gambit's grand slam?? Oh ye I 4gor...
2021-10-02 11:14
2 replies
you probably also 4gor that navi won the greand slam half online, half on lan along with a 1 year break where they palued worse than me and I also 4gor that major>grand slam but manyppl seem to forget that
2021-10-02 11:20
1 reply
Grand slam is objectively harder to achieve and it's not navi's fault that covid happened and no majors were hosted in last 2 years. But keep crying since navi is the best team in the world with more achievements than gambit. 🤷🤷🤷
2021-10-02 21:53
#11
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Asia flipflop
Great showing from inde irae
2021-10-01 21:45
rip k23 :(
2021-10-01 21:45
deserved
2021-10-01 21:45
EZ4Renegades
2021-10-01 21:46
ez4 GODJI the best support, best flash thrower, best gun dropper, best utility dropper, best bank for the team and best bait for teammate
2021-10-01 21:47
1 reply
best uzbek best edshotmachine(sorry scream but uzbek plow is too strong)
2021-10-04 16:28
great showing from X5G7V
2021-10-01 21:47
1 reply
true lets hope we will see more from steam guard code in the future
2021-10-01 22:54
#22
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Poland sznycel901
nice
2021-10-01 21:47
all deserved. sad for forze tho
2021-10-01 21:47
1 reply
+1
2021-10-01 22:06
EZ NAVI
2021-10-01 21:47
Despite ESL’s best efforts, all of the right teams made it
2021-10-01 21:47
#27
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
Renegades? WTF?
2021-10-01 21:48
No point to play playoffs? Teams should go full 322 mode
2021-10-01 21:55
#29
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United States dangalange
INDI IRAE :( GGWP hope they keep playing
2021-10-01 21:57
1 reply
they wouldnt have been able to qualify either way sadly
2021-10-01 22:54
We will bring the Davai to Stockholm!! #Navination
2021-10-01 21:58
#31
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CIS elefiveS
EZ4VIRTUS.PLOW Jame aka JESUS Yekindar aka entryGOD Sanji aka mp9GOD qikert aka swiss knife buster aka buster call
2021-10-01 22:05
as expected tbh
2021-10-01 22:06
nafany sh1ro interz ax1le stickers hype!!
2021-10-01 22:10
1 reply
#49
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CIS TheBigSAM
11 new player stickers + new Gambit, Navi and EIQ ones, LET'S GO
2021-10-01 23:13
EZ
2021-10-01 22:13
#36
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Finland AliSabid
EZ NAVI
2021-10-01 22:14
#39
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Finland AliSabid
akuma 0-5 again kekw
2021-10-01 22:15
Akuma cheaters didn't win even a single BO1. Omegalul
2021-10-01 22:16
Well we already know that navi will win this
2021-10-01 22:25
Happy for entropiq gj
2021-10-01 22:30
Akuma without cheats hahahahahahahahahaha
2021-10-01 22:49
EASY FOR SANJAR <3
2021-10-01 22:49
#48
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Russia mshkoda
GJ, all best here. Forze and Nemiga are not enough good
2021-10-01 23:10
#50
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Ukraine VoidWave
sad for inde irae
2021-10-01 23:15
Krad and Forester really got away with it
2021-10-01 23:26
#52
alex | 
Poland SebL
forZe not making it is really really dissapoiting, honestly I thought that they could be the underdog of the Major, that they could surprise a lot of people there, and now they lose to Unique and they're out, such a dissapointment, I hope they don't do changes because I still think there is huge potential in this roster. Other than that nothing unexpected. GG to all the teams! You deserved it.
2021-10-02 00:32
2 replies
Overdrive twitted they gonna kick their coach
2021-10-02 06:16
1 reply
#64
alex | 
Poland SebL
Yeah I saw that one, OverDrive is a valid source, but maybe it's a good thing, maybe it will get them some fresh energy, new ideas and stuff, overall I think 5 players should stay together, but maybe changing coach isn't a bad idea.
2021-10-02 17:01
Fair. forZe can "shoot" better than Entropiq, but not as consistent
2021-10-02 00:34
EZ4NAV1
2021-10-02 00:39
Why is forze above unique? Unique won both 4-6 place deciders
2021-10-02 00:47
Going to be so funny playoffs. The playoff teams have nothing to play for. Only VP and Spirit can change major positions and that is decided between Spirit and Inde Rae, the 5th decider. There is even a bo5 final...
2021-10-02 02:49
1 reply
Time for testing strats in an official match
2021-10-02 03:47
The actual 5 good teams are qualified and that's a good thing .
2021-10-02 03:46
Gambit / NAVI secured legends status as expected gg
2021-10-02 04:00
#62
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Czech Republic PaYaB
Forze blew it lol, they looked decent in EPL
2021-10-02 11:20
good teams to play in the major, very nice contribution from CIS. :)
2021-10-02 21:38
Ez for sh1ro
2021-10-02 22:40
#68
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Russia joxeRRR
lets goo
2021-10-04 16:18
cool that entropiq still made it)
2021-10-04 16:20
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