Vigor rally for berth in cs_summit 6: Europe last
Group Vigor originated from behind to defeat BIG 2-1 on Friday and advance to the last of the cs_summit 6 Online: Europe occasion.
BIG drop into the lower-bracket last, where they will fulfill OG on Saturday. OG survived with a 2-1 lower-bracket win over Heroic on Friday.
The $125,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event started with 16 teams, eight of that made the double-elimination playoff bracket. All matches are best-of-three except the best-of-five grand final set up for Sunday.
Vigor, as the upper-bracket winner, will receive a one-map benefit over the lower-bracket winner in the grand last.
The champion will receive $34,000 and 2,000 Regional Major Ranking points.
BIG got off to a great start Friday, winning six successive rounds on either side of halftime and beating Vigor 16-14 on Mirage.
Vigor jumped out to a 7-1 lead on Inferno and held on for a 16-13 choice to level the match.
On the definitive 3rd map, Dust II, Vitality won 10 of the first 13 rounds and closed out a 16-12 triumph.
Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut led Vigor’s all-French lineup with 74 eliminates and a plus-25 kill-death differential. Germany’s Florian “syrsoN” paced BIG with 78 eliminates and a plus-13 KD differential.
In the Friday lower-bracket match, Heroic conserved 4 map points on Nuke to force overtime, but OG eventually earned a 22-20 triumph in double OT.
OG appeared to be on the edge of a sweep when it led 11-5 on Inferno, but Brave caught the next nine rounds en route to a 16-14 win.
Heroic carried the momentum into the start of the third map, Mirage, taking the very first 5 rounds. But OG then won 6 rounds in a row and retreated for a 16-8 triumph.
Denmark’s Valdemar “valde” Bjorn Vangsa topped OG with 72 eliminates while Polish/British colleague Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski had a team-high plus-17 KD differential. Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen signed up 78 eliminates and a plus-7 KD differential for Heroic’s all-Danish squad.
In the fifth-place match Friday, GODSENT rallied for a 2-1 win over Fnatic. After Fnatic took Inferno 16-11, GODSENT prevailed 16-8 on Nuke and 16-14 on Dust II.
cs_summit 6 Online: Europe schedule
Lower-bracket final: BIG vs. OG
Grand last: Group Vitality begin with one-map lead over BIG or OG
cs_summit 6 Online: Europe prize pool (with cash and Regional Major Rankings points).
1. $34,000, 2,000.
2. $22,000, 1,875.
3. $17,000, 1,750.
4. $13,000, 1,625– Heroic.
5. $10,000, 1,500– GODSENT.
6. $7,500, 1,375– Fnatic.
7. $5,500, 1,250– North.
8. $4,000, 1,125– Ninjas in Pyjamas.
9. $3,000, 1,000– G2 Esports.
10. $2,200, 875– ENCE.
11. $1,600, 750– FaZe Clan.
12. $1,200, 625– Movistar Riders.
13-16. $1,000, 312.5– mousesports, FATE Esports, x6tence, Group Heretics.
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