June 29, 2020 / 1:49 AM / 12 days ago

Liquid, Gen.G fill out playoff field at cs_summit 6 NA

Team Liquid and Gen.G Esports both recorded victories in a pair of decider matches Sunday and advanced to the playoffs at the cs summit 6 Online: North America event.

Team Liquid knocked off FURIA Esports 2-0, while Gen.G used a reverse sweep to dispatch Cloud 9 by a 2-1 score.

Team Liquid will now take on 100 Thieves in the upper bracket-playoffs Tuesday, while Gen.G will face Evil Geniuses on Wednesday, also in the upper-bracket playoffs. FURIA Esports will face Cloud 9 in the fifth-place match on Thursday.

The cs_summit 6 online Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event is broken into two regions, Europe and North America. The North American competition began with 13 teams playing for $75,000 over three stages. Five teams were eliminated in Stage 1, and Stage 2 will eliminate four more before Stage 3, which comprises the playoff bracket.

All matches are best-of-three except for the best-of-five grand final on July 5, in which the upper-bracket victor will start with a one-map advantage. The tournament champion will earn $22,000 and 2,000 Regional Major Ranking points, while the runner-up will get $16,000 and 1,875 RMR points.

Team Liquid started fast against FURIA, recording a 16-8 victory on Vertigo, before wrapping up the sweep with a 16-10 victory on Nuke. Liquid’s Keith “NAF” Markovic had a plus-15 kill/death ratio, while Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski was at plus-10.

Cloud 9 got the jump on Gen.G with a 16-5 victory on Vertigo before the tide shifted. Gen.G recorded a 16-13 victory on Inferno and a 16-13 victory on Nuke to advance to the upper bracket. Gen. G’s Kenneth “koosta” Suen finished with a plus-18 KD ratio in the match.

cs_summit 6: Online North America prize pool (with money and Regional Major Rankings points)

6. $4,500, 1,375

7-8. $2,500, 1,187.50 — MIBR, Chaos Esports Club

9. no money, 1,000 — Triumph

10. no money, 875 — Team One

11. no money, no points — Yeah Gaming

12-13. no money, no points — New England Whalers, Team Envy

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