Winstrike Team Defeats Natus Vincere to Qualify for StarLadder ImbaTV Minor

The closed CIS qualifier for StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2 has concluded with Winstrike Team defeating Natus Vincere with the 2-1 score. Earlier Na`Vi were one step away from qualifying to EPICENTER Major, but lost to Virtus.pro in the decider match.

The qualifier was held on May 21st – 22nd and featured six teams. First, the participants competed in two groups with round-robin system and best-of-two series, and then top two teams from each group advanced to the single-elimination playoffs bracket. Winstrike Team placed first in Group B after defeating Magic Hands and ending the game versus Team Empire in a draw. In the meantime, Natus Vincere secured the first place in Group A by outplaying Team Colizeum RU and Black Hornets Gaming. In the semifinals Natus Vincere defeated Team Empire (2-0), while Winstrike outplayed Team Colizeum RU.

Group Stage:

Group A Group B
1. Natus Vincere 2-0-0 1. Winstrike Team 1-1-0
2. Team Colizeum RU 0-1-1 2. Team Empire 0-2-0
3. Black Hornets Gaming 0-1-1 3. Magic Hands 0-1-1

Playoffs Bracket:

StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Season 2 will be held on June 12th – 16th in Kyiv, Ukraine. The winner of the event will qualify for EPICENTER Major.

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