Recall that at the end of 2017, the requirements for discharges in computer sports were finally approved. At the moment, only participants in championships accredited by the organization can take on any rank. One of these tournaments was EPICENTER Major 2019, where Aleksey Berezin took 3rd place. At that time, the title of Candidate Master of Sports and Master of Sports was not yet.
The first championship in Russia, according to which the participants of the competition could receive categories, was the Open Championship of the Course among schoolchildren, held on Hearthstone. Some players after the end of the tournament received 2 and 3 sports categories.