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cis minor iem katowice 2019

Just like Europe Minor, CIS Minor – IEM Katowice 2019 one will start at the same time. Everything else is exactly the same. 8 teams will battle it out for two tickets that lead to the IEM Katowice 2019. Furthermore, they will fight for their share of $50,000 that was added to the total prize pool.

Even though CIS region is not as popular as other regions, they definitely got bookmakers attention. Bookmakers such as Betway,, and already released their odds for this event.

CIS Minor – IEM Katowice 2019 winners odds

Contrary to Europe Minor, bookmakers are not favoring anyone in this event. However, there are a lot of contenders, led by AVANGAR. Furthermore, teams like Gambit and pro100 are capable of winning the entire thing in this region, and in my personal opinion, there is no clear victor in this one.

Groups and format

Just like every other IEM Katowice 2019 Minor, CIS Minor is sticking with a standard format. Double-elimination(GSL) format has been put in place. Furthermore, 8 teams we mentioned above are split into 2 groups of 4.

All opening matches are played in a best-of-1 format, while every other match will be played in a best-of-3 series. Lastly, only the top two teams from each group will advance through to the playoffs.

Group A

  • Gambit
  • Syman
  • Nemiga
  • Spirit

To be honest, this should be a pretty easy group for Gambit. The only team that can cause them any problems in this one is Spirit, and they will probably struggle against them as well. On the other hand, we could see a big fight for the second place in group A. Even though Spirit is favored on paper, I think they might struggle against Syman and Nemiga, and if they want to get through their group, they will have to defeat both of these teams.

Lastly, I do not think Syman and Nemiga are skilled enough to be in pair with the likes of Gambit and Nemiga. However, they might win a stray game or two, and in my personal opinion, that is everything that they will do in CIS Minor.

Group B

  • Pro100
  • Runtime
  • Winstrike

This should be a walk in the park for AVANGAR. They are the best team in this event, at least that is what popular bookmakers predicted. Alongside Gambit, AVANGAR has the strongest individuals, and this will probably help them a lot. All of their players have to be on point if they want to qualify for the IEM Katowice 2019.

However, we will see a brawl for the second place. Even though everyone is favoring pro100 as the second best-placed team in group B, Winstrike should not be underestimated. They are capable of playing really structured CS:GO, and sometimes, their opponents simply can not adjust to their play style. Lastly, I do not think Runtime has any chance in this one, especially because they are placed in a group against three tough opponents.

To conclude, betting against Runtime would be a smart option that will probably earn you some money. Furthermore, AVANGAR is also looking good as they are favored heavily in their opening match.

Opening matches

  • Gambit – Syman
  • Nemiga – Spirit
  • Runtime – Winstrike
  • AVANGAR – pro100

Who is your favorite to win CIS Minor – IEM Katowice 2019 and why? Do you think AVANGAR will destroy their competition in this one since they are the favorite on the paper? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.