Extra Salt claims 5th place at CS_Summit 8
The first North American RMR event with points towards a possible spot at the Stockholm Major, CS_Summit 8, finished up over the weekend. Extra Salt, with two South African players and a coach, competed at the tournament, and unfortunately, ended in 5th place. Here are the full results for CS_Summit 8.
CS_Summit 8 results
Despite going 2-0 in the group stage, Extra Salt couldn’t manage a win during the CS_Summit 8 playoffs. The team lost 2-1 to FURIA in the upper bracket. Then, Extra Salt lost a close 2-1 match against EXTREMUM. However, in the 5th-6th place decider match, Extra Salt showed what they are capable of, beating paiN Gaming with a clean 2-0.
In the end, it was Team Liquid who made it to the grand final of CS_Summit 8 and defeated Brazillian team FURIA Esports to claim the crown.
CS_Summit 8 final standings:
- 1st place – Team Liquid – Wins $17,000 and 1,600 RMR points.
- 2nd place – FURIA Esports – Wins $10,000 and 1,500 RMR points.
- 3rd place – EXTREMUM – Wins $7,000 and 1,400 RMR points.
- 4th place – O PLANO – Wins $5,000 and 1,300 RMR points.
- 5th place – Extra Salt – Wins $4,000 and 1,200 RMR points.
- 6th place – paiN Gaming – Wins $3,000 and 1,100 RMR points.
- 7th & 8th place – Evil Geniuses & Bad News Bears – Wins $2,000 and 950 RMR points each.
While Extra Salt’s performance was a bit disappointing, especially considering their 2-0 run in the group stage of CS_Summit 8, they did earn 1,200 RMR points. To the best of our knowledge, Johnny “JT” Theodosiou, Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek have become the first South African players to ever earn CS:GO RMR points.
We look forward to seeing Extra Salt compete at IEM Summer 2021, their next big event taking place in Europe, which starts on 3 June 2021.
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