Cloud9 to fight for 5th place at CS_Summit 6
Jun 30, 2020 10:00 am
We’ve been following Cloud9’s CS:GO quite extensively, since the team has two South African players and a coach. After some decent performances, for example, a fourth-place finish at DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 North America, the squad seems to have struggled during CS_Summit 6 Stage 2.
Cloud9’s fight for fifth place
Stage 2 of CS_Summit 6 took the form of a group stage, with the top two teams in each group advancing to stage 3 (the playoffs) while the bottom two teams get eliminated.
Unfortunately for Cloud9, they didn’t manage to reach stage 3. In the first match of the group stage, Cloud9 beat Gen.G Esports 2-0, then lost to 100 Thieves 2-0. With a spot at the playoffs at stake, Cloud9 once again faced Gen.G Esports, taking the first map very convincingly with a score of 16-5 on Vertigo.
However, Gen.G Esports took advantage of Cloud9’s inability to finish off both the 2nd and 3rd map, with a final match score of 2-1 in Gen.G Esports’ favour.
With the loss, Cloud9 failed to qualify for Stage 3 of CS_Summit 6. However, they still have one match to go, as they will be going head to head against FURIA Esports for 5th place at the tournament.
If Cloud9 manages to beat FURIA Esports (who are the favourites), they will get $6,500 for their efforts. If they lose however, the team will only get $4,500. That’s a $2,000 difference, which equates to roughly R34,400 at the current Dollar to Rand exchange rate.
You can show your support by watching the team compete on the BTS CS:GO Twitch.tv channel. The match will be played on 2 July at 21h00 SAST.
Header image via Beyond the Summit.
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