Natus Vincere have defeated Winstrike Team in the grand finals of the CIS closed qualifier for The International 2019. The Ukrainian organization managed to qualify for the event for the first time in three years – the last time they participated in a TI event was in 2016.
Natus Vincere lost to Vega Squadron (1-2) in the first match, dropping to the lower bracket. There they defeated Team Empire (2-1) and Vega Squadron (2-1). In the final series they faced Winstrike Team and managed to win three maps in a row.
Earlier the regional qualifier concluded in Southeast Asia, with Mineski securing their ticket to Shanghai.