July 10, 2019
Natus Vincere made it to The International 2019. In the grand final of the regional qualification, they beat the Winstrike Team with a score of 3: 0. Previously, teams met in the group stage. Then the team of Akbar SoNNeikO Butaev turned out to be stronger in the best-of-1 format.
NAVI reached the play-off qualifiers from fourth place in the group. In the first match of the final stage, Natus Vincere lost to Vega Squadron with a score of 1: 2 and fell into the lower bracket. On the way to the grand final, they knocked out Team Empire and Vega Squadron of the tournament.
The closed qualification for the CIS at The International 2019 was held from July 7 to 10 online. Eight teams were competing in a group with a circular system. All matches held to one victory. The four best teams went into the double-elimination playoff format. Meetings before the grand final played up to two wins, the decisive match - up to three.
The International 2019 will be held from August 15 to 25 in Shanghai.