CS:GO Cyber.Bet Summer Cup: Our Tournament Preview
Back in April, Cyber.Bet held its first ever CS:GO tournament – and it proved to be a major success. The event was won by the Team Heretics team, and it marked a pivotal point for the site, showing record levels of betting popularity. Most agreed that it wouldn’t be long before another event was held, and starting June 15th, that’s exactly the case!
The CS:GO Cyber.Bet Summer Cup will run through to June 25th, and if the past tournament is anything to go by it’s expected to be an exciting tournament for both players and spectators.
How Is The Tournament Structured?
The CS:GO Cyber.Bet Summer Cup tournament will, like the one in April, be formed of a total of eight teams. They’ve all been invited to take part in the event. The teams involved with this event includes SMASH esports, Ambush esport, Apeks, Budapest Five, HellRaisers, Unicorns of Love, Illuminar Gaming and SKADE.
As predicted, all of the eight teams have been put into a draw. This draw has formed two groups of four teams, and the first stage of the tournament is the Opening Group Stage. This will be followed by the Upper and Lower Bracket playoff, which will involve the top two teams who qualify from each of the initial two groups.
The two groups – Group A and Group B – have already been drawn; Group A sees SKADE take on Unicorns of Love, and Apeks taking on HellRaisers. In Group B, Illuminar Gaming take on SMASH esports, while Budapest Five take on Ambush esport.
Like most CS:GO tournaments, all matches in the Cyber.Bet Summer Cup will use the “best of three” format. The prize pool is worth a total of $10,000; the winners will take home $6,000 of this, while the runners-up will pocket $3,000. The final $1,000 will be awarded to the third-place team.
Who’s Likely To Be Crowned The Cyber.Bet Summer Cup Champion?
Few punters will be putting their money behind SMASH esports, who were eliminated from April’s tournament in the initial group stage; they finished at the bottom of Group B. However, it’s likely the team will be looking to improve upon their previous performance, so it would be foolish to rule them out completely.
Many punters are looking at Apeks as the “team to watch”. This is largely thanks to the fact that they’ve recently acquired one of the best CS:GO players on the planet, Dennis – known from Ninjas in Pyjamas. He has a solid track record, and has, in the past, represented Fnatic and G2 esports.
HellRaisers are also proving to be a popular choice with bettors. They have a significant number of victories under their belt, and they’ve won a number of Tier-A events; they’re also scheduled to compete in the ESL Pro League Season 12 European Qualifiers. However, their performance as of late hasn’t been great, so it remains to be seen as to whether they can pull it out the bag this time around or not.
SKADE could also be worth a watch, and they’ve also won a number of events – although these have been Tier-B and C tournaments. It’s all to play for, and it should make for fantastic viewing regardless of which team you get behind!