HellRaisers and Team Spirit Qualified for FACEIT Major: London 2018
2018-07-18

HellRaisers and Team Spirit Qualified for FACEIT Major: London 2018

The regional qualifier for FACEIT Major: London 2018 in form of a minor tournament has completed in the CIS region. HellRaisers defeated Team Spirit In the grand final with the 2-1 score, receiving $30,000 in prize money. Both teams qualified for the major.

CIS Minor Championship was held on July 10-13, the competition took place in London at Twickenham Stadium. Initially the tournament's line-up consisted of eight teams that made it through the closed qualifier, but Nemiga Gaming was not able to participate in it due to visa issues. The teams competed in two GSL groups: pro100, PLINK-TECH and HellRaisers played in Group A, while Group B consisted of forZe, AVANGAR, Monolith Gaming and Team Spirit. Only two best teams from each group advanced to the next stage.

Group A Group B
1. HellRaisers 2-0 16-11 1. Team Spirit 2-0 32-13
2. pro100 2-1 66-55 2. AVANGAR 2-1 84-76
3. PLINK-TECH 1-2 66-82 3. forZe 1-2 62-65
4. Nemiga Gaming - - 4. Monolith Gaming 0-2 27-51

The playoffs stage was held in a double-elimination format. In the semifinals HellRaisers defeated AVANGAR, while Team Spirit lost to pro100 and dropped to the lower bracket. To reach the grand finals, later HellRaisers defeated pro100 in the upper bracket final, while Team Spirit managed to outplay both AVANGAR and pro100 in the lower bracket. The final series concluded with the 2-1 score in favor of HellRaisers, but both teams qualified for FACEIT Major: London 2018.

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Seed Team
1st $30,000 FACEIT Major: New Challenger HellRaisers
2nd $15,000 FACEIT Major: New Challenger Team Spirit
3rd $5,000 - pro100
4th - - AVANGAR
5th-6th - - PLINK-TECH, forZe
7th-8th - - Monolith Gaming

FACEIT Major: London 2019 will take place on September 5-23 at SSE Arena, Wembley in London. 24 teams will compete for a $1,000,000 prize pool.