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CIS LAN Championship group draw

Groups for the $13,000 CIS LAN Championship taking place on April 17-19 in Voronezh, Russia, have been drawn.

The CIS LAN Championship is scheduled to kick off on Friday, April 17th with the best-of-one group stage, played in a GSL-type system.

Since Natus Vincere and Nostalgie were unable to attend in the end, two Russian teams teamswagyolo and WEPLAY got the slots instead.


Prize distribution:

1. $5,000
2. $3,000
3. $2,000
4. $1,000
5.-8. $500


GGWP will be going to the tournament with a couple of stand-ins,Alexander "lamp" Noviy and Vadim "micE" Zimin, formerly of Nostalgie, since they recently lost two players, Roman "roman" Redihin and Sergey "spaz" Skrypchik.


Groups have been drawn in a tier system, with HellRaisers and FlipSid3 in tier one, PiTER and ACES in tier two and the rest in tier three.


Group A Group B
 HellRaisers  FlipSid3
 teamswagyolo  GGWP


A best-of-three double elimination playoff follows, with top two from each group going to the upper bracket, while third and fourth will have to battle through the lower bracket for survival.

The entire tournament will be streamed by Andrey "MPKBK" Ermakov at CIS Rising stream and Greatfrag.