Major-qualifying action returns shortly, as on June 27 – July 4, the ten best CIS teams will compete in StarLadder CIS RMR 2021. Alongside crucial RMR points, $100,000 will be on the line.
Alongside the qualified teams, five teams were invited to the tournament based on the RMR standings. Spirit are top of the charts with 1780 points, followed by Natus Vincere (1680 points), Gambit (1600), and Virtus.pro (1600). The final invited team were Akuma who sit on 1120 points.
In terms of the Fantasy game, Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev stands out as the most expensive player ($251,000), having posted incredible numbers throughout 2021, followed by three more AWPers in Dmitriy “SENSEi” Shvorak ($239,000), Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov ($237,000), and Aleksey “El1an” Gusev ($233,000).
In terms of wildcard options, riflers such as Valeriy “B1T” Vakhovskiy ($197,000), Boris “magixx” Vorobiev ($196,000), and Alexey “Qikert” Golubev ($191,000) stand out, while those looking for a budget pick could turn their heads towards Sanjar “SANJI” Kuliev ($177,000) and hope to break even when combining him with the Leader role.
The prizes for the official HLTV x BitSkins Fantasy league are as follows:
1. Navaja Knife | Slaughter (Field-Tested)
2. USP-S | Kill Confirmed (Field-Tested)
3. AK-47 | Bloodsport (Field-Tested)
Users must abide by the Fantasy ruleset in order to win prizes. The winners of the official Fantasy leagues will be contacted via the email provided in their HLTV profile, and are required to respond to the email within a month to be eligible to receive their prizes.