Russian Esports Federation (RESF) with the support of Epic Esports Events will hold the first CS:GO RMR tournament for CIS and Oceania in 2021. The EPIC League CIS RMR & EPIC League Oceania RMR will be held online. Prize fund for the CIS is up to $40,000, as well as $10,000 - for Oceania.
The Russian version of the broadcast will be carried out by RuHub studio.
The CIS open qualifiers are expected to be held on May 8 on FACEIT.
While the closed qualifiers stage will take place starting from May 9 until May 12. The group stage is about to be held according to the Swiss system for 16 teams starting from May 12 until May 23. The 8-team Double Elimination playoffs will take place between May 24 and May 30.
The CIS tournament group stage invites are:
— Natus Vincere (1/2 place in the CIS RMR rating);
— Team Spirit (1/2 place in the CIS RMR rating);
— Nemiga Gaming (3 place in the CIS RMR rating);
— Virtus.pro (4 place in the CIS RMR rating);
— EPG Family;;
Please follow the further announcements to learn more about the CIS closed qualifiers invitations.
Oceania open qualifiers will be held on May 23, with the playoff stage scheduled for May 24-30. More details about the Oceania tournament will be announced early in May.
Russian Esports Federation (RESF) has been the official governing and representative body for the esports in Russia since 2017. In more than 20 years the RESF has held more than 1000 esports tournaments throughout the country with more than 500 000 participants.
Besides developing and promoting esports, Russian Esports Federation participates in practical and scientific research and develops educational bases and programs for the industry.
Epic Esports Events has gained international fame since 2016 holding the EPICENTER in Moscow and St.Petersburg. This tournament has attracted the greatest esports athletes from all over the world and has been attended by tens of millions of viewers worldwide. Each of the EPICENTER LAN grand finals has been filled up with esports fans. EEE team have been awarded multiple prestigious awards such as EUBEA, Eventex, MarSpo, BISPO, BEMA, and Sport Leaders Awards.
Over the years, EEE has partnered with the most outstanding brands to deliver the best international tournament series experience: Parimatch League, MegaFon Winter Clash, Adrenaline Cyber League, KFC Battle and others. Epic Esports Events is now a member of ESforce holding.