Team Vitality came from behind to defeat BIG 2-1 on Friday and advance to the final of the cs_summit 6 Online: Europe event.
BIG drop into the lower-bracket final, where they will meet OG on Saturday. OG stayed alive with a 2-1 lower-bracket win over Heroic on Friday.
The $125,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event began with 16 teams, eight of which made the double-elimination playoff bracket. All matches are best-of-three except the best-of-five grand final scheduled for Sunday.
Vitality, as the upper-bracket winner, will receive a one-map advantage over the lower-bracket winner in the grand final.
The champion will receive $34,000 and 2,000 Regional Major Ranking points.
BIG got off to a good start Friday, winning six consecutive rounds on either side of halftime and beating Vitality 16-14 on Mirage.
Vitality jumped out to a 7-1 lead on Inferno and held on for a 16-13 decision to level the match.
On the decisive third map, Dust II, Vitality won 10 of the first 13 rounds and closed out a 16-12 victory.
Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut led Vitality's all-French roster with 74 kills and a plus-25 kill-death differential. Germany's Florian "syrsoN" paced BIG with 78 kills and a plus-13 KD differential.
In the Friday lower-bracket match, Heroic saved four map points on Nuke to force overtime, but OG eventually earned a 22-20 victory in double OT.
OG appeared to be on the verge of a sweep when it led 11-5 on Inferno, but Heroic captured the next nine rounds en route to a 16-14 win.
Heroic carried the momentum into the start of the third map, Mirage, taking the first five rounds. But OG then won six rounds in a row and pulled away for a 16-8 triumph.
Denmark's Valdemar "valde" Bjorn Vangsa topped OG with 72 kills while Polish/British teammate Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski had a team-high plus-17 KD differential. Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen registered 78 kills and a plus-7 KD differential for Heroic's all-Danish squad.
In the fifth-place match Friday, GODSENT rallied for a 2-1 win over Fnatic. After Fnatic took Inferno 16-11, GODSENT prevailed 16-8 on Nuke and 16-14 on Dust II.
cs_summit 6 Online: Europe schedule
Lower-bracket final: BIG vs. OG
Grand final: Team Vitality start with one-map lead over BIG or OG
cs_summit 6 Online: Europe prize pool (with money and Regional Major Rankings points)
1. $34,000, 2,000
2. $22,000, 1,875
3. $17,000, 1,750
4. $13,000, 1,625 -- Heroic
5. $10,000, 1,500 -- GODSENT
6. $7,500, 1,375 -- Fnatic
7. $5,500, 1,250 -- North
8. $4,000, 1,125 -- Ninjas in Pyjamas
9. $3,000, 1,000 -- G2 Esports
10. $2,200, 875 -- ENCE
11. $1,600, 750 -- FaZe Clan
12. $1,200, 625 -- Movistar Riders
13-16. $1,000, 312.5 -- mousesports, FATE Esports, x6tence, Team Heretics
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