Six teams have taken part in the qualifying round in CIS. They played in a Double Elimination bracket in the first phase and determined the top four, which would go to the second phase. There, four teams also played in a Double Elimination bracket and determined two winners, which received invites to the Minor tournament.
Gambit Esports and Old But Gold have become the first two known participants of the Minor championship, which will take place in Kiev on March 7-10. StarLadder will work on organizing and the prize pool of the event will amount $300,000. A winner, besides money reward in the sum of $125,000, will earn an invitation to the Major tournament, the last one in the season 2018/2019.