FTM.Winstrike to Represent CIS Region at The International 2018

FTM.Winstrike to Represent CIS Region at The International 2018

The closed qualifiers for The International 2018 have concluded in the CIS region. In the grand finals FlyToMoon.Winstrike defeated Espada 3-1, securing their place at the main event of the professional Dota 2 season.

The closed qualifier featured two invited teams – Vega Squadron and FTM.Winstrike, as well as six qualified teams – Team Empire, Double Dimension, Espada, Team Spirit, 20 min afk les and Gambit Esports, competing for the single slot at The International 2018. During the group stage they competed in a single round-robin group, where FTM.Winstrike placed first with the 6-1 score, losing only to Double Dimension. In the double-elimination playoffs the team defeated Double Dimension (2-0) and managed to outplay Espada twice – first in the winners’ finals with the 2-1 score, then in the grand finals with the 3-1 score.

Group Stage:

1. FTM.Winstrike 6-1
2. Team Spirit 5-1
3. Espada 5-2
4. Double Dimension 4-3
5. 20 min afk les 2-4
6. Gambit Esports 2-4
7. Team Empire 2-5
8. Vega Squadron 0-6

Playoffs:

Qualifier Results:

Place Qualified Team
1st + FTM.Winstrike
2nd - Espada
3rd - Team Spirit
4th - Double Dimension
5th-8th - 20 min afk les, Gambit Esports, Team Empire, Vega Squadron

The main event of The International 2018 will take place on August 15-25 in Vancouver, Canada at Rogers Arena. Eighteen teams will compete for their share of a $15,000,000+ prize pool.

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