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


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.