FlipSid3 Tactics have qualified for ESWC 2015 after easing past ACES 2-0 in the grand final of the CIS qualifier (16-4 on de_cache and 16-5 on de_mirage).
Held inside the Moscow Cyber Stadium, the CIS ESWC qualifier featured a total of ten teams, four of whom were directly invited by the organisers, while the remaining six came from pre-qualifiers that took place in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and the Baltic States.
Following the surprise withdrawal of HellRaisers due to problems with Mihail “Dosia” Stolyarov’s documents, FlipSid3 Tactics became red-hot favourites to win the qualifier and join fellow CIS rivals Natus Vincere at the event in Montreal.
FlipSid3 Tactics to attend the event in Montreal
The biggest surprise in the entire qualifier came in the form of the early elimination of PiTER, who finished third behind FlipSid3 and EVOLUTION in the group stage.
In the semi-final stage, Andrey “B1ad3” Gorodenskiy’s side moved past Vega Squadron by a 2-0 scoreline, while ACES required three maps to see off EVOLUTION.
The title decider turned out to be a one-sided affair from start to finish as FlipSid3 breezed past Dmitry “hooch” Bogdanov’s men 2-0 while conceding just nine rounds throughout the series.
The list of participants for ESWC now looks as follows:
|Keyd Stars||ex-Vox Eminor|
|Team Liquid||Bravado Gaming|
|Team Kinguin||LGB eSports|
|ESWC Canada winner||ESWC France winner|