Virtus.pro Are the Winners of CIS Qualifier for Kuala Lumpur Major
Virtus.pro have won the CIS closed qualifier for Kuala Lumpur Major by defeating ferzee in the grand finals with the 2-1 score. Both teams qualified for the major.
The qualifier took place on September 16-18. During the group stage, eight participating teams competed in two GSL groups with best-of-three series. Based on the results of the group stage top two teams from each group advanced to the upper bracket, while the others made it to the lower bracket. All playoffs matches were best-of-three.
Virtus.pro, despite playing with a stand-in, managed to place first in Group A by defeating Team Spirit (2:1) and Natus Vincere (2:0). Later in the playoffs the “bears” outplayed Winstrike Team (2:0) and Team Spirit (2:1). On the other hand, ferzee finished the group stage at the last place of Group A with the map score of 0:4. Despite that, the team managed to make it all the way through the lower bracket, defeating Natus Vincere (2:1), Winstrike Team (2:1), Espada (2:1) and Team Spirit (2:0). As the CIS region received two spots at the event, both finalists qualified for the upcoming major.
|Group A||Group B|
|3.||Elements Pro||1-2||3-5||3.||Natus Vincere||1-2||3-4|
|5th-6th||-||Odium, Winstrike Team|
|7th-8th||-||Elements Pro, Natus Vincere|