CIS Cup, a BLAST Premier Qualifier, will go online on May 25 featuring the spectacular battle of the best teams in the region.
Teams are divided into 2 GSL (double-elimination) groups:
- ForZe (invited)
- Winstrike (invited)
- Espada (СIS Open Qualifier winner)
- NAVI.Junior (СIS Open Qualifier winner)
- Virtus.pro (invited)
- Syman (Team Spirit* replacement, 2nd at the CIS Open Qualifier)
- Nemiga Gaming (Last Chance Qualifier winner)
- 1Win (СIS Open Qualifier winner)
*Team Spirit withdrew from the CIS Cup due to the busy schedule.
All matches are Bo3. Top 2 teams from each group advance to play-off. The final game will be played on May 30.
The СIS Cup winner will take part in EU BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, held from May 31 to June 7, and compete for $162.500 prize pool alongside with the CS:GO titans: Astralis, ENCE, NiP and Team Vitality.
CIS Cup broadcast will be hosted by Maincast on winstrike_tv channel.
The main partner of the qualifier is Western Digital, a leading developer, manufacturer and provider of data storage devices all over the world.