On March 3, unexpectedly for everyone, in his twitter, one of the most famous organizers in the CIS Andrey “x3m4eg Grigoriev announced a certain tournament, sharing a link to promo video of the tournament.
The video talks about a tournament in Moscow with a prize pool of $ 500,000
The news about the upcoming tournament was warmly received by the community, especially after the failed organization of the last The Shanghai Major. As a reminder, there were many problems at the Chinese tournament, both with the organization of broadcasts and with the gameplay, which is why the hashtag #CISMajor began to appear on social networks.
Later, the organizers reported more details about the participants and the system.
Now everyone can register their team for open qualifiers. Open winners will receive invites to closed qualifiers, from which they can qualify for LAN in Moscow. The tournament will be organized as follows:
- On May 10-11, the group stage will take place, which will be held in one of the Moscow hotels. The group leaders will advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs, with 3-4 places in the lower bracket.
- The playoffs will take place on May 12-15 at Crocus City Hall with a capacity of up to 6 thousand people. The playoff matches will be played on the bo3 system, and the final of the tournament on the bo5 system.
- Team Liquid
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Secret
- The alliance
+ additional slots for the winners of 2 closed qualifiers.