Team Liquid have claimed a $17k slice of the cs_summit 8 prize pool, and 1600 RMR points, after beating FURIA in a tight 3-1 series on Sunday evening. Here’s everything you need to know to know about The Summit’s eight-team tournament.
- Liquid crowned cs_summit 8 champions.
- FURIA mounted third-game comeback, but TL close in fourth.
- EXTREMUM’s lower bracket run was ended by FURIA.
Eight of North America’s best teams came together to battle for $50,000 and a hefty haul of Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points in cs_summit 8. In the end, it was Team Liquid that emerged victorious, edging FURIA in four in the grand final.
Liquid charged to two quick victories on Overpass (16-7) and Nuke (16-11) before FURIA staged a late-series comeback on Inferno (16-14). The new cs_summit 8 champs were able to close it out in the fourth on Mirage, 16-5, to win their first event since ESL Pro League Season 11 all the way back in April 2020.
Aussie contenders EXTREMUM finished third after a stunning lower-bracket run, falling 2-0 to FURIA. They were handed $7k and 1400 RMR points for their efforts. O Plano — made up of the former MIBR core — rounded up the top 4 to net themselves $5k and 1300 points.
The qualifier runs directly into the Stockholm Major, set to be CSGO’s first Major since the pandemic hit.
cs_summit 8: Stream VOD
cs_summit 8 was streamed on the Beyond The Summit Twitch channel, which you can find embedded below.
cs_summit 8: Schedule & results
cs_summit 8: Group Stage
Day 1: Thursday, May 20
|Group A Opening Match||Evil Geniuses 1-2 paiN||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
|Group B Opening Match||Extra Salt 2-0 EXTREMUM||5:30PM||8:30PM||12:30AM|
Day 2: Friday, May 21
|Group A Opening Match||FURIA 0-2 O PLANO||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
|Group B Opening Match||Liquid 2-1 Bad News Bears||5:30PM||8:30PM||12:30AM|
Day 3: Saturday, May 22
|Group A Winners Match||paiN 2-0 O PLANO||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
|Group B Winners Match||Extra Salt 2-1 Liquid||5:30PM||8:30PM||12:30AM|
Day 4: Sunday, May 23
|Group A Elimination Match||Evil Geniuses 0-2 FURIA||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
|Group B Elimination Match||EXTREMUM 2-0 Bad News Bears||5:30PM||8:30PM||12:30AM|
Day 5: Monday, May 24
|Group A Decider Match||O PLANO 0-2 FURIA||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
|Group B Decider Match||Liquid 2-1 EXTREMUM||5:30PM||8:30PM||12:30AM|
cs_summit 8: Playoffs
Day 6: Wednesday, May 26
|Upper Bracket Round 1||paiN 0-2 Liquid||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
|Upper Bracket Round 1||Extra Salt 1-2 FURIA||5:30PM||8:30PM||12:30AM|
Day 7: Thursday, May 27
|Lower Bracket Round 1||paiN 1-2 O Plano||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
|Lower Bracket Round 1||Extra Salt 1-2 EXTREMUM||5:30PM||8:30PM||12:30AM|
Day 8: Friday, May 28
|Upper Bracket Final||Liquid 2-1 FURIA||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
|Lower Bracket Round 2||O Plano 0-2 EXTREMUM||5:30PM||8:30PM||12:30AM|
Day 9: Saturday, May 29
|Lower Bracket Final||FURIA 2-0 EXTREMUM||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
|5th Place Decider||paiN 0-2 Extra Salt||5:30PM||8:30PM||12:30AM|
Day 10: Sunday, May 30
|Grand Final||Liquid 3-1 FURIA||2:30PM||5:30PM||9:30PM|
cs_summit 8: Teams
Eight teams took part in cs_summit 8. Four were invited after their previous RMR performances in 2020: Evil Geniuses, EXTREMUM (ex-100 Thieves), FURIA, Team Liquid.
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The other four made it through Closed Qualifiers, which wrapped up on May 18. You can find the full list down below.
|Evil Geniuses||Brehze, CeRq, stanislaw, oBo, MICHU|
|EXTREMUM||AZR, jkaem, Liazz, Gratisfaction, BnTeT|
|FURIA||yuurih, arT, VINI, KSCERATO, Junior|
|Team Liquid||EliGE, NAF, Stewie2k, Grim, FalleN|
|Extra Salt||JT, Sonic, oSee, FaNg, MarKE|
|O Plano||kNgV-, HEN1, LUCAS1, v$m, trk, leo_drk|
|paiN Gaming||PKL, biguzera, hardzao, NEKIZ, saffee|
|Bad News Bears||ptr, mitch, Jonji, dapr, dazzLe|