Spirit Academy lost in the open qualifier for the CIS Minor against FONTAN. They filed a protest as some of their opponents were banned in previous Minors.
Spirit Academy’s journey in the CIS qualifier ended in the Round of 128, where they lost 11:16 against KLAN FONTAN on Overpass.
Once the match ended they contacted the organizer, CEVO, complaining that two of KF’s players, Egor "darkinho" Lobanov and Sergey "SER1Y" Oleynikov, were banned in previous Minors and are still banned on FACEIT for cheating.
HLTV contacted the manager, who explained that CEVO will need up to 24 hours to review the case, and even if FONTAN are disqualified, Spirit Academy won’t be able to continue the tournament. The open qualifiers are on a tight schedule, and at the moment there are just sixteen teams left.
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