The best of CIS comes together in a mighty Autumn Brawl

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The business end of the Maincast Autumn Brawl is drawing near with some big names about to enter the fray. Can the best of the CIS region stand up to their might and claim the $50,000 top prize?

Secret to line-up with a new member as big names enter the fray

With the Group Stage drawing to a close, some of the best teams in the CIS region are fighting to claim their spots in the quarter-finals. Eight places are up for grabs, and those teams will join the invited teams —, Team Secret, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and AS Monaco Gambit.

And, as an added little nugget, Secret have announced that Yeik Nai 'MidOne' Zheng will remain in SEA after their PVP Esports Championship win — meaning they will play in the Brawl with an as-yet unannounced replacement. Don't worry — this is no big roster change, just some time for the Malaysian player to rest at home!

All matches in the Playoff stage will be best-of-three, with the Grand Final being a best-of-five series. The Round of 12 will kick off on Wednesday, 10 October at 14:00 CEST.

Who’s leading the way in the Group Stage?

Each of the four groups of four teams play a best-of-one, double-elimination format to determine who qualifies. The top team goes through automatically, with the bottom team going home. The second and third placed teams in each group will play each other in a best-of-three series to determine the second qualifier.

In Group A, NoPangolier have booked their spot already. The team, made up of former Odium players Andrey 'Ghostik' Kadyk and Krivulya 'Cema' Semion, defeated both Team Spirit and HAPPY GUYS, who will contest the decider after TpB were eliminated.

Group B sees Natus Vincere finish top, after wins over Nemiga Gaming and Elements Pro Gaming, while all-Bulgarian squad Madjor Atendari are also in the frame.

Group C sees UNDERDOGS go through, with Team Empire, WU TANG* and Espada fighting to qualify alongside them. Finally, Group D has Winstrike as its representatives so far, while FCDB Esports*, Vega Squadron (EU) and Uruk-High* aiming to succeed with them.

Top talent on casting duties

Maincast have assembled a top-notch roster of on-site English-language talent for the Autumn Brawl. Host Sheever is joined by ODPixel, Fogged, GoDz, KillerPigeon, Kyle and lizZard, and they’ll be bringing you the best of the action live from the Maincast studios, as it happens.

You can follow all the action from the remainder of the Group Stage and all Playoff matches here:

Who will take the win? And just who will Secret bring in?

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