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NBK fires shots at G2 Esports after Team Vitality’s cs_summit 4 victory – Tournament final placements

Published: 27/May/2019 11:09 Updated: 27/May/2019 11:53

by Matt Porter


French CS:GO pro player Nathan ‘NBK’ Schmitt took aim at former team G2 Esports following Team Vitality’s victory at cs_summit 4 on Sunday, May 26.

The tournament, held in Los Angeles, California, saw six of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams in the world battle it out for a share of the $150,000 prize pool, with the French squad coming out on top.

For NBK, victory at cs_summit 4 was a sweet moment, following a 2018 which saw him spend much of the year sitting on the bench for G2 Esports. NBK played a significant part as his Team Vitality squad took down some major international talent on their way to the cs_summit 4 trophy.

ESLNBK spent much of 2018 on G2’s bench before his Vitality switch.

NBK takes aim at G2 Esports

Following their victory, the entire Team Vitality squad sat down with hosts Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer and Jason ‘OnFireMoses’ O’Toole to discuss their win, when HenryG asked NBK what the victory meant to them.

NBK’s response was a simple but clear dig at former team G2 Esports, replying: “First off, it means don’t fucking bench us.”

The Frenchman was almost certainly referencing the decision made by G2 to bench NBK and Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire from the team in favor of Richard ‘shox’ Papillon and his vision for the future of G2 CS:GO.

While G2 owner Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez states that he has “no regrets” regarding the decision, Team Vitality – led by the men he benched – have outplaced G2 at the IEM Katowice Major, and now secured a tournament victory on international soil.

Team Liquid come up short again

While Team Vitality clinched victory at cs_summit 4, it was another heartbreaking runners up medal for Team Liquid – their third of 2019.

Team Liquid were viewed as heavy favorites heading into the grand final, but were swept by the French squad 2-0. ENCE, who were also viewed as contenders to secure the cs_summit 4 crown, finished in 3rd-4th position with NRG Esports.

Ghost Gaming and Renegades were eliminated in the group stages, with the Australian organization failing to secure a single victory in the five-match group stage.

You can view the full final placings from the six-team invitational tournament below. 

cs_summit 4 2019 final tournament placings

Place Team Prize Money
1st Team Vitality $64,000
2nd Team Liquid $36,500
3rd – 4th NRG Esports $21,500
3rd – 4th ENCE $20,000
5th Ghost Gaming $4,500
6th Renegades $3,000

Team Liquid right to ditch Twistzz | Richard Lewis reacts at BLAST Global Finals

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:54

by Ava Thompson-Powell


2021 is showcasing incredible skill and talent within the Counter-Strike community for the BLAST Global Finals, and one team is swooping in with incredible moxie.

Richard Lewis​ reacts to Team Liquid’s crushing of NAVI on day 2 of BLAST Premier Global Finals, and says it’s all down to one man – Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo. The Brazilian sensation starred for Liquid as they knocked s1mple and co. down into the Lower Bracket.

Richard doubles down on his call to cut Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken from the starting lineup, and makes an early prediction for the team after they’ve found a new lease of life.

Coming right off of the bat with a 2-0 victory, Team Liquid is continuing to prove they’ve got much more to show than what we saw with their performance in 2020. Previously losing to NAVI at the Intel Extreme Masters Final, beating top-tier opposition was something that they struggled to grasp. Sinking low into the world rankings, getting deep runs was nigh on impossible for the team.

When discussing why this happened, Lewis notes that he’s previously indicated that Twistzz was dragging the team down, without a proper AWPer and in-game leader. He even suggested previously that FalleN would be a perfect match for the team, and seeing this pay off in real-time is great news.

Of course, the Team wasn’t pitch-perfect, with Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip still bottom in fragging, but a win of 2-0 is still an incredible landslide, showing fantastic tenacity against NAVI.

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