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CS:GO Cyber.Bet Summer Cup Tournament Preview

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Following the conclusion of the first Cyber.Bet Cup in April, we took a look back at that tournament, which was won by the all-conquering Team Heretics team, and at the end of the review, we remarked that given the success of Cyber.Bet’s first ever CS:GO tournament, they would likely look to organise and sponsor another CS:GO tournament “some time soon”.

Well that has indeed proven to be the case as starting on June 15 and running through until June 25, the next big tournament from the company will take place; the second CS:GO Cyber.Bet Cup.

Tournament Organisation

Once again, eight teams have been invited to take part in the event including one of the teams that contested the first Cyber.Bet Cup. SMASH Esports, and they will face a tough task against an intriguing group of opponents that will consist of Ambush Esport, Apeks, Budapest Five, HellRaisers, SKADE, Illuminar Gaming and Unicorns of Love.

The eight teams have been drawn into two groups of four with the tournament mirroring the first Cyber.Bet Cup structure with an opening Group Stage followed by an Upper and Lower Bracket Playoff tournament involving the top two teams qualifying from each group.

Group A sees Apeks teamed against HellRaisers, SKADE and Unicorns of Love, while in Group B, Ambush Esports will be taking on Budapesr Five, Illuminar Gaming and SMASH Esports.

All matches in the Group Stage and the Playoffs are contested over a best of three format.

The winners of the tournament take home $6,000 of the $10,000 prize pool, with second receiving $3,000 and the third-place team $1,000.

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Who could follow Team Heretics as the next Cyber.Bet Cup Winners?

In the last Cyber.Bet Cup, SMASH Esports went out at the group stage, finishing bottom of Group B, while Natus Vincere Juniors and Syman Gaming made the Playoffs but were beaten by eventual winners Team Heretics and Movistar Riders in the Semi Final.

Team Heretics won the trophy defeating Movistar Riders in the final by a 2-0 scoreline.

No doubt SMASH Esports will be hoping to improve on that showing this time around, but they face a tough task against some interesting new teams. Apeks could be the team to watch having acquired one of the most talented CS:GO players in the world, Dennis, from Ninjas in Pyjamas. Dennis has also represented Fnatic and G2 Esports as well as GODSENT in a lengthy professional career.

Perhaps no team in the event has a more illustrious history in CS:GO esports gaming than HellRaisers. Also set to compete in the ESL Pro League Season 12 European Qualifiers, the team has won a number of Tier-A events in its history, although its form of late has not been hugely impressive.

SKADE have been impressive in a number of B and C-Tier events, winning three C-Tier tournaments including a victory back in April. SMASH Esports, who have an almost entirely new roster after their entire squad moved to GODSENT back in November 2019, will be hoping for improved form while the Unicorns of Love have been consistent, finishing no lower than 4th at a number of B and C-Tier events stretching back to April 2019.

Whoever wins, it looks like being another exciting 11 days of action for the second CS:GO Cyber.Bet Cup this June.

Ian John

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A lifelong poker fan, Ian is also well-versed in the world of sports betting, casino gaming, and has written extensively on the online gambling industry. Based in the UK, Ian brings fresh insight into all facets of gaming.

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