Beyond the Summit has revealed the 12 teams invited to compete in the seventh edition of the cs_summit.
The tournament picks up right after BLAST Premier Global Finals and will some of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squads for its unique laid-back broadcast that cs_summit is known for. The event will include the following teams:
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All 12 cs_summit 7 teams will compete in one tournament, unlike cs_summit 6 which was split into two events for North American and European teams as part of the Regional Major Rankings event series. Evil Geniuses and BIG emerged as champions in their respective regions in cs_summit 6.
cs_summit 7 will host the debuts of several updated rosters that underwent changes in recent weeks, including MiBR and Fnatic. Multiple dramas saw MIBR forced to start a new CSGO squad from scratch, signing the core of BOOM Esports and Daniel “danoco” Morgado. FURIA’s Henrique “HEN1” Teles stepped down from Furia to join a yet-to-be-revealed new squad, and will be replaced by Lucas “honda” Honda for this event.
MiBR and FURIA are not the only teams to bring new faces to their rosters. Fnatic will enter cs_summit with a new recruit to round off its lineup. Jack “Jackinho” Ström Mattson jumps in to fill the empty slot left by the departure of Robin “flusha“ Rönnquist, who stepped down ahead of tournaments lined up. Mousesports and Cloud9 are also likely to show with new players as reports say that both teams may have lost players during the off-season.
Other teams that received the invite include NiP, OG, and Dignitas. Flashpoint 2 champions Virtus.pro will also take part in the tournament along with the fifth-best team in the world, Heroic. FURIA and Complexity will be attending cs_summt 7 right after their stint at BLAST Global Final.
cs_summit 7 will kick off on January 25 and has 12 teams battling over a prize pool of $200,000.