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Sixteen teams will fight it out for some all important RMR points in their quest for the major. We break down all four groups in our preview of this highly anticipiated tournament.

Valentin Gustafsson
Freelance Esports Writer
24th Jun, 2020·☕️ 5 min read
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Sixteen teams will fight it out for some all important RMR points in their quest for the major. We break down all four groups in our preview of this highly anticipiated tournament.

Competition Information

With the final qualifiers wrapped up, sixteen teams are set to duke it out for $125,000 in addition to RMR Points in the sixth edition of cs_summit. This event usually features plenty of social interaction between both players and talent, but with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will likely see that toned down a bit this time around.

The sixteen teams in the competition have been split into four GSL style groups. All matches will be best-of-three, and only the top two teams in each group will advance to the playoffs.

The playoffs will feature a double-elimination bracket and all matches will be best-of-three, with the exception of the best-of-five final. It is also worth noting that the team making it through the upper-bracket will have a one-map advantage in the final.

cs_summit 6 kicks of June 24 and will run through July 5.

The Current Season

Group A

  • 🇫🇷 G2
  • 🇪🇺 GODSENT
  • 🇪🇺 mousesports
  • 🇸🇪 fnatic

This is one of the more interesting groups, with several big hitters. Both mousesports and fnatic have been vulnerable to upsets, and while you would expect G2 to make it out here alongside fnatic, it is far from a certainty considering how they have looked recently. GODSENT are probably the most interesting team in this group from a betting perspective, as they may be able to make these struggling top teams sweat a little bit. 

Group B

  • 🇪🇸 Movistar Riders
  • 🇩🇰 North
  • 🇫🇷 Vitality
  • 🇧🇬 FATE

Realistically, Vitality should make it out of this group without too much of an issue. North are still without Kjaerbye, and Movistar Riders and FATE are a tier below the French side. The question is who will grab the second place in this group. FATE qualified for this event by beating Dignitas and PACT, and while the Bulgarian side should receive plenty of credit for qualifying, you have to say this isn’t exactly top tier competition. Movistar Riders had some big upsets at the start of the year, but they have looked a bit sketchy recently. North should have the best chance at moving onto the playoffs, since they have never lost to Movistar Riders, winning three straight BO3s by a 2–0 scoreline.

Group C

  • 🇪🇸 x6tence
  • 🇫🇮 ENCE
  • 🇸🇪 NiP
  • 🇩🇰 Heroic

Both ENCE and NiP will be favorites to make it out of this group. ENCE have improved quite a bit since the acquisition of Jamppi, and NiP have started playing a bit better with hampus who joined the team last month. However, it would be foolish to completely rule Heroic out of this one. The Danes took down fnatic to qualify for this event, and it was not too surprising to see stavn play a bit part in that win. The youngster has looked very solid for Heroic so far, and if he continues to play at this sort of level, they may have a shot at making it out of this group.

Group D

  • 🇪🇺 FaZe
  • 🇫🇷 Heretics
  • 🇩🇪 BIG
  • 🇪🇺 OG

BIG have played some incredible CS recently. They won DreamHack Masters Spring, so it was not too surprising to see them breeze through the qualifier for this event, sweeping both Complexity and HAVU. With how well they are playing right now, they will be clear favorites to make it out of this group alongside the Allstars from FaZe. However, it is a bit easy to forget just how promising Heretics looked earlier in the year, with Maka and Nivera delivering big performances, so they might have a chance at ruffling some feathers in group play. However, it is hard to see OG getting anything done considering how much they have struggled recently. Aleksib’s OG qualified for this event by beating Sprout and c0ntact, but they were on a five-game losing streak before that. The fact that they have never beaten FaZe doesn’t help either.

Betting Tips:

This tournament has a respectable format, with BO3s all the way leading up to the BO5 grand final. The team making it through the upper-bracket will also have a one map advantage going into the final, so this should ensure that the creme rises to the top at this one. However, there are a couple of teams that have some upset potential. Heroic have shown that they can beat even elite teams, and GODSENT definitely have some potential with the addition of Farlig.

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