Virtus.pro sweeps Fnatic to win cs_summit 7 grand final
Virtus.pro recorded a 2-0 sweep over Fnatic on Sunday to win the title at the $200,000 Counter-Strike: International Offensive cs_summit 7 event.
VP earned their place in the grand final with a 2-0 success over mousesports in a semifinal matchup also on Sunday, while Fnatic ousted Brave with a 2-0 win in the other semifinal.
The week-long event began with 12-teams divided into three groups competing in double-elimination brackets followed by single-elimination play in a “last chance” phase and the playoffs. All matches were best-of-three.
Virtus.pro caught the $90,000 first-place prize plus $10,000 as the Group C winner. Fnatic won $40,000 as runner-up in addition to an extra $10,000 as the Group A winner.
Latvia’s Mareks “YEKINDAR” Galinskis led VP in the grand final with 44 kills and a plus-11 kills-to-deaths differential. Kazakh Timur “buster” Tulepov added 38 kills and had a plus-9 differential. VP’s global team opened with 16-14 win on Inferno and covered with a 16-8 decision on Vertigo. Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin led Fnatic’s all-Swedish squad in the grand last with 38 eliminates and was the only player to notch a favorable differential with a plus-2.
In their semifinal vs. mousesports, VP dispatched their opponents with a 16-6 win on Train and 16-5 win on Dust II. Sanjar “SANJI” Kuliev of Uzbekistan paced VP with 39 eliminates and a plus-9 differential.
mousesports, which already got $10,000 as the Group B winner, left with $12,500 for third-fourth place, while Brave likewise received $12,500 plus $5,000 as a group runner-up.
Fnatic had a somewhat easier time of it in their semifinal vs. the all-Danish Brave, winning 16-14 on Mirage and 16-12 in Inferno with all five gamers posting positive K-D differentials. Jack “Jackinho” Strom Mattsson led Fnatic with 47 kills and a plus-6 differential.
cs_summit 7 last standings (consists of extra prize circulation money):.
5-8. $5,000– FURIA Esports, OG; no prize money– Ninjas in Pyjamas, Cloud9.