As you will no doubt be aware if you tuned in to your CyberBet Cup betting preview article a little while back, the CyberBet Cup took place this week from the 6th to the 12th April and featured eight teams across 14 matches to decide the winner. The winner pocketed $7,000 of the $10,000 prize pool, with the runner up picking up the remaining $3,000.
The tournament was the first ever run by CyberBet and by all accounts, the teams from Europe and CIS enjoyed the chance to flex their virtual muscles against each other. In this article we are going to take a look at how the tournament panned out and which teams were the ones scooping up the cash at the end of the tournament.
CyberBet Cup Group Stage
With plenty of esports betting available in the tournament thanks to CyberBet’s sponsorship, the action kicked off with the Group Stages.
In Group A, which comprised of Movistar Riders, NAVI Junior, Hard Legion and Mustang Crew, it was Movistar Riders who clinched top spot with an impressive 2-0 win over NAVI Junior. They followed up by a hard fought 2-1 victory over Hard Legion, handing them top spot in the group and a top seed spot in the semi-finals.
They were joined in the semiginals by NAVI Junior who bounced back well from their opening round defeat to Movistar Riders to beat the Mustang Crew in their crucial second game by a 2-0 scoreline. CSGO betting enthusiasts that backed NAVI Junior were vindicated in the Group A Decider when after a real battle, NAVI Junior came through 2-1 against Hard Legion.
Group B was equally keenly fought with Team Heretics being the dominant force of the group. The group also included Syman, Smash and Nordavind. Team Heretics came through their opening game against Nordavind with a 2-0 victory and it would set a trend for the team who did not drop a single map in the group stage.
A second 2-0 win over Syman put Team Heretics into the semifinals and sent Syman into the Group B Decider. In said decider against Nordavind, Syman duly won 2-0 to claim the second qualification spot from the group.
CyberBet Cup Semifinals and Finals
In the first of the two semifinals, the Group A winner’s Team Heretics took on Group B runners up NAVI Junior and once again Team Heretics quality shone through as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners in what was an intriguing semifinal.
The other semifinal also went down a similar path, as Movistar Riders continued unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Syman to set up a final between without doubt the two best teams in the tournament.
However, in that final it was Team Heretics who completed a clean sweep of 2-0 victories and earned the $7,000 top prize with a very solid performance. The star man for Team Heretic was their new signing Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom who was the highest rated player in the tournament, which inspired him to pick up the Most Valuable Player Award.
There is no doubt that CybertBet’s first CSGO tournament was a huge success and the odds seem good that this esports betting provider will look to organise another tournament some time soon.