Six of the best CS:GO teams in the world will play for $150,000 at cs_summit four, which starts on Thursday, May 23.
The event is known for its casual environment. The tournament happens in a house and the talent casts it while sitting on a couch. It’ll be the first cs_summit event of the year.
Here’s everything you need to know about cs_summit four.
Cs_summit four will be broadcast on Beyond the Summit’s CS:GO Twitch channel, with one game being broadcast at a time.
Matches will be played for four days in Los Angeles. Six teams will battle for the trophy and their share of the $150,000 prize pool.
All teams will play each other in two best-of-one games during the group stage. The top four teams advance to best-of-three single-elimination semifinals on Sunday. Teams will play tiebreakers after the group stage if necessary. A breakdown of the prize money has yet to be announced.
- Liquid: Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken, Keith “NAF” Markovic, Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, Jake “Stewie2K” Yip and Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella
- ENCE: Aleksi “allu” Jalli, Jere “sergej” Jalo, Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen, Jani “Aerial” Jussila, and Sami “xSeveN” Laasanen
- NRG: Ethan Arnold, Tarik Celik, Vincent “Brehze’ Cayonte, Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov and Damian “daps” Steele
- Vitality: Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, Dan “apEX” Madesclaire, Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, Cédric “RpK” Guipouy and Alex McMeekin
- Renegades: Justin “jks” Savage, Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad, Aaron “AZR” Ward, Jay “liazz” Tregillgas and Owen “smooya” Butterfield
- Ghost: Joshua “steel” Nissan, Ryan “freakazoid” Abadir, Matthew “WARDELL” Yu, Kenneth “koosta” Suen and Jason “neptune” Tran
Cs_summit four will kickoff at 11am CT on Thursday.
Thursday, May 23
- 11am CT: Liquid vs. Ghost
- 1pm CT: Vitality vs. Ghost
- 3pm CT: NRG vs. Vitality
- 5pm CT: ENCE vs. Renegades
- 7pm CT: NRG vs. Renegades
Friday, May 24
- 11am CT: Liquid vs. Vitality
- 1pm CT: ENCE vs. Liquid
- 3pm CT: NRG vs. ENCE
- 5pm CT: Ghost vs. NRG
- 7pm CT: Renegades vs. Ghost
Saturday, May 25
- 11am CT: ENCE vs. Vitality
- 1pm CT: Ghost vs. ENCE
- 3pm CT: Vitality vs. Renegades
- 5pm CT: Liquid vs. Renegades
- 7pm CT: NRG vs. Liquid
- 9pm CT: Tiebreakers (if needed)
Sunday, May 26
- 11am CT: first semifinal
- 2pm CT: second semifinal
- 5:30pm CT: grand finals
Team Liquid and ENCE will both try to win two tournaments in a row. The North Americans won IEM Sydney at the beginning of May and ENCE were the champions at BLAST Pro Series Madrid two weeks ago.
Liquid are also pursuing Astralis’ title of best CS:GO team in the world. If ENCE finish in first, they’ll start chasing Astralis, too.
NRG, Renegades, and Vitality are still trying to break into the top five rankings. A win at a big event like cs_summit four would raise their morale for the rest of the season. The Aussies will have a tough job since they have to play with smooya, a stand-in for a couple of tournaments. Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai is waiting for his new visa to arrive so he can jump back into action.
Ghost have caused some upsets against top teams in 2018, but they’re still trying to regain their best form. Anything other than last place would be a victory for steel and crew.
Who will finish this competition on top? We’ll find out when cs_summit four begins tomorrow.