The first competitive day of the CS_Summit has concluded and looking at the results we can say that there were no major surprises as Gambit eSports, SK Gaming, Team Liquid, and Cloud9 all managed to win their first matches. Not just that they managed to win, but all the mentioned teams except Team Liquid won their matches pretty convincingly while Team Liquid struggled a bit more against Ninjas in Pyjamas. Here, we will be dealing with the recap of the four matches that these two teams have played in the first round.
Gambit eSports vs. GODSENT
Gambit eSports was a clear favorite in their match against GODSENT, and they managed to play this match accordingly. However, the game one did not start well for them because GODSENT managed to win the first round securing an advantage for themselves before the following rounds. However, Gambit eSports managed to pull themselves together and at the half time they had the advantage of 8-7. However, the start of the second half belonged once again to GODSENT because they managed to win the second pistol round as well. However, as the first game was coming to an end, Gambit eSports managed to win in four consecutive rounds, and with that, they managed to win the first game with the score 19:15.
However, in the second map, Gambit eSports displayed all their power as they did not allow GODSENT any space for maneuvering and at the half time Gambit eSports had the advantage of 4-11. During the second half, that advantage continued to grow and in the end, the second map finished with the score 16:5 for Gambit eSports.
SK Gaming vs. Team EnVyUs
Similarly to Gambit eSports, Team EnVyUs managed to win the opening pistol round against SK Gaming that besides that they were not able to anything more and very soon SK Gaming gained the advantage of 5-3, and in the half time it was 9-6 for SK. Similarly to the first half, Team EnVyUs managed to win the pistol round in the second half but that was all that they managed to do before the end of the game, and in the end, it was 16-9 for SK Gaming.
The second map proved to be even more convincing as SK Gaming managed to win this map with the score 16-3. Unlike in the first map, SK Gaming managed to win both pistols round which meant the definite end for Team EnVyUs.
OpTic Gaming vs. Cloud9
Cloud9 were also very convincing in their first round match against OpTic Gaming, and they managed to win with scores in two maps 9-16 and 6:16. Cloud9 started the match very strongly by gaining a big advantage in the opening minutes, and they did not allow OpTic Gaming to come close to them in any one the two maps. In the second map, OpTic had a good run of four rounds won, but that was not even close enough for them to threaten Cloud9.
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Team Liquid
While other teams managed to gain clear wins, Team Liquid had to struggle a lot in order to win their first round match. They started this match very good, and they managed to win the first map with the score 10-16 and at that moment it looked like this will be an easy job for Team Liquid. However, that was not the case as NiP returned in the second map. In that map, Ninjas in Pyjamas started very aggressively which proved to be crucial because Team Liquid could not adjust in time and before they knew it, Ninjas in Pyjamas have managed to close the second map with a win with the score 16:7.
However, Team Liquid came even stronger in the deciding map, and after the initial lead of 4-0, Team Liquid did not provide NiP any opportunity to even think about winning the map, and at the end of the map, it was Team Liquid who claimed the win with the score 16:3.