NRG Esports and OpTic Gaming clashed in the cs_summit 3 Grand Final - Results and placements - Dexerto

NRG Esports and OpTic Gaming clashed in the cs_summit 3 Grand Final – Results and placements

Published: 5/Nov/2018 13:47 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 13:49

by Ross Deason


The third installment of the popular cs_summit tournament in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is in the books following an interesting Grand Final match between NRG Esports and OpTic Gaming.

The more laid-back presentation and casting of cs_summit makes it a hit with fans, but that doesn’t mean that the matches are any less serious to the teams competing in them.

The Grand Final of cs_summit 3, which took place on November 4, saw OpTic and NRG attempting to follow in the footsteps of SK Gaming and Team Liquid to become the third winners of the $150,000 tournament, and it was NRG that eventually prevailed.

NRG Esports had a one map advantage in the best-of-five match due to coming their upper bracket run, but OpTic Gaming came out swinging after defeating Ghost Gaming, compLexity and BIG in 2-0 fashion during their lower bracket run.

The Danes of OpTic drew first blood with a nail-biting 16-14 win on their map pick, Nuke, despite a spirited display from Ethan ‘nahtE’ Arnold and Tsvetelin ‘CeRq’ Dimitrov, but NRG quickly responded with a 16-8 win on Overpass.

OpTic’s star players struggled to show up on Overpass and this trend continued on Mirage as NRG’s Vincent ‘Brehze’ Cayonte steamrolled them with a score of 30-12 and over 143 ADR (average damage per round) on route to a comfortable 16-6 victory.

The win on Mirage secured NRG their first LAN title since IEM Shanghai, and arguably their most impressive one so far given the caliber of the opponents that they faced throughout.

The final placements for cs_summit 3 are as follows:

Position Team Prize Money
1st NRG Esports $63,750
2nd OpTic Gaming $33,750
3rd BIG $19,500
4th compLexity Gaming $15,000
5th-6th Ghost Gaming $5,250
5th-6th Heroic $5,250
7th-8th G2 Esports $3,750
7th-8th Kinguin $3,750

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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