The Rivalry CIS Invitational features eight exciting teams from the CIS region. This event aims to give fans an insight into the exciting potential of some of the players and teams from this region, spotlighting rising talent. The prize pool is $5000, with first place taking away a cool $3,500, and the remaining $1,500 reserved for second place.
The Rivalry CIS Invitational Teams
The eight competing teams:
The Rivalry CIS Invitational Event Format
The Rivalry CIS Invitational will use a single-group BO3 Swiss System, with each team requiring two wins to progress through to the playoffs. The Swiss System results in teams playing against opponents with identical records to themselves, to produce fair matchups. If a teams goes 1-1, they’ll face off against another team with a 1-1 record. Two wins, and you qualify for the playoffs. Two losses, and you’re out.
The four teams who successfully achieve two wins will progress to the semi-final playoffs, which are a single-elimination BO3. The Grand Final will be a BO3/5, with the winner being crowned the champion of the Rivalry CIS Invitational and taking home the $$$.
When and Where to Watch the Rivalry CIS Invitational
The action kicks off on June 5th and will continue through June 25th.
The Rivalry CIS Invitational will be broadcast in both English and Russian on Twitch.
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Rivalry CIS Invitational - The Teams to Watch
Will the well known teams above advance through the group stages and towards the prize money? Or will we see GoodJob, DreamEaters, Evolution, HEY, or HOLLYWOOD surprise us?