cs_summit 2 viewer's guide

With cs_summit 2 set to start tomorrow, we have put together a viewer's guide with all the information you need regarding the tournament.

Running during this weekend, the event organized by Beyond The Summit which is to be played behind closed doors in Los Angeles will see eight teams battle it out for a share of the $150,000 prize-pool.

Only one of the participants has qualified for the event, Heroic, while the organization has invited squads such as the defending champions SK, Cloud9, and Liquid, who will be debuting Keith "NAF" Markovic as their new fifth player.

In the first edition of cs_summit Cloud9 finished in fourth place

The  competition will consist of a best-of-three double-elimination bracket, which will kick off with a clash between SK and Torqued.

Below you can find all of the first-round match-ups:

Brazil SK vs. United States Torqued
Denmark North vs. Russia Vega Squadron
Sweden NiP vs. North America Liquid
United States Cloud9 vs. Denmark Heroic

The full schedule of the tournament is the following:

Thursday, February 8th  
18:00 Brazil SK vs. United States Torqued BO3
21:00 Denmark North vs. Russia Vega Squadron BO3
00:00 Sweden NiP vs. North America Liquid BO3
03:00 United States Cloud9 vs. Denmark Heroic BO3
       
Friday, February 9th
18:00 UB semi-final #1 BO3
21:00 UB semi-final #2 BO3
00:00 LB round 1 #1 BO3
03:00 LB round 1 #2 BO3
       
Saturday, February 10th  
18:00 LB semi-final #1 BO3
21:00 LB semi-final #2 BO3
00:00 UB final BO3
03:00 LB final BO3
       
Sunday, February 11th
18:00 Consolidation final BO3
00:00 Grand final BO5*

* The team coming from the upper-bracket will have an automatic 1-0 advantage.

As for the on-air talent lineup, the likes of Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson, James Bardolph, Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and Sean "seang@res" Gares will be responsible for narrating the action, whilst Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo and David "prius" Kuntz will be observing the matches.

It isn't uncommon at the Beyond The Summit House that some of the players attending the event join the talent to commentate matches not played by their teams.

The full broadcast talent roster is as follows:

Sweden Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson – Commentator
United Kingdom James Bardolph – Commentator
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert – Commentator
United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus – Commentator
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy – Commentator
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares – Commentator

United States Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo – Observer
United States David "prius" Kuntz – Observer

Finally, here is how the $150,000 prize-pool will be distributed among the eight teams:

1. $63,750
2. $33,750
3. $19,500
4. $15,000
5-6. $5,250
7-8. $3,750

United States Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
15
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
United States David 'prius' Kuntz
David 'prius' Kuntz
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#2
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United States 0dragoon0 
Nice
2018-02-07 16:35
#3
Respect | 
Other Bra71I 
Nip Will win win
2018-02-07 16:35
#29
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Sweden drakendilf 
+10000
2018-02-07 16:42
#72
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India naetu 
+20000
2018-02-07 16:59
#119
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United States LookitsJrd 
-30000
2018-02-07 18:51
#126
fnx | 
Sweden martla 
= quick maths
2018-02-07 19:26
Hahahahaha
2018-02-08 10:46
#33
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Belarus EZ4NEMIGA 
No.
2018-02-07 16:44
Hope so but unlikely
2018-02-07 16:44
#43
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
OMEGALUL
2018-02-07 16:45
#4
TaZ | 
Denmark allebara 
xD
2018-02-07 16:35
Last
2018-02-07 16:35
#7
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
Gonna be a Nice tournament
2018-02-07 16:35
#18
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Germany JeanKanne 
yes liquid will win
2018-02-07 16:36
#73
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India naetu 
Lul
2018-02-07 17:00
5th
2018-02-07 16:36
#9
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Denmark JustYes 
ez
2018-02-07 16:36
#11
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
NIP WIN
2018-02-07 16:36
lol
2018-02-07 16:36
EZ VP
2018-02-07 16:36
Thank god no sadokist and Henry "OHHHH" G.
2018-02-07 16:36
+1
2018-02-07 16:44
Wheres machine??
2018-02-07 16:36
Sean and Jordan = best
2018-02-07 16:36
#20
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Jordan <3
2018-02-07 16:37
When does the matches start?
2018-02-07 16:37
#139
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Hungary Shaperz 
can you read?
2018-02-08 12:20
haHAA! I see what you did there!
2018-02-08 17:06
#22
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Brazil zil zil zil! Let's go my team, we can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-02-07 16:37
+1
2018-02-07 17:19
vs. Torqued in their first Bo3 lets hope they show they're from brazil..
2018-02-08 11:49
1st
2018-02-07 16:38
#24
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Brazil S3bjastjan 
Fnatic win this tournament!
2018-02-07 16:39
#25
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Sweden Rexz 
ez NiP
2018-02-07 16:39
#26
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Ez for NiP
2018-02-07 16:39
This sapphiRe is trash :(
2018-02-07 16:42
#58
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Greece knk74 
sapphiRe is the best observer
2018-02-07 16:49
No ynk no summit
2018-02-07 16:42
Is it just me or are we needing some timestamps on these matches?
2018-02-07 16:42
Most important teams snobbing this event? Prize is too small imho...
2018-02-07 16:44
#37
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
#GONINJAS
2018-02-07 16:44
#41
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
sean
2018-02-07 16:45
sean
2018-02-07 18:57
#42
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
Im more excited for this than major... GL every team. Hope gonna be fun tô watch, like summit 1 was
2018-02-07 16:45
#44
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Australia closet 
no ynk ResidentSleeper no ddk ResidentSleeper no machine ResidentSleeper
2018-02-07 16:45
Great Success
2018-02-07 16:46
ez for nip
2018-02-07 16:46
Cant wait for North vs Vega again
2018-02-07 16:46
invite dazed to comment. so we will have all 5 ibp guys on 1 event.
2018-02-07 16:48
SK vs C9 final... rest of them are trash cans
2018-02-07 16:48
bad b8
2018-02-07 16:52
#120
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United States LookitsJrd 
Torqued vs C9 final lul
2018-02-07 18:53
#53
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Russia Sur10n 
Bardolph without DDK?Wtf?!!!
2018-02-07 16:48
ez torqued
2018-02-07 16:48
david 'dj' kuntz fknn legend xD
2018-02-07 16:49
nip is top 0 team in the world, goat f0rest etc, how could laugh?:3
2018-02-07 16:49
#62
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Denmark Xipingu 
List of teams and their likeliness of winning this event from up to down: 1. SK Gaming. 2. Cloud9. 3. NiP. 4. Team Liquid. 5. Vega Squadron. 6. North. 7. Heroic. 8. Torqued. You're welcome.
2018-02-07 16:53
#75
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Couldn't have guessed it. Someone give this guy a medal
2018-02-07 17:01
north 3 vega 4 liquid 5 and nip 6
2018-02-07 17:10
#105
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United States Shiflo 
Revised list of teams and their likeliness of winning this event from up to down: 1. Vega Squadron. 2. Vega Squadron. 3. Vega Squadron. 4. Vega Squadron. 5. Vega Squadron. 6. Vega Squadron. 7. Vega Squadron. 8.Torqued (if Vega Squadron throws for skins). Thank me later.
2018-02-07 18:10
ez major for Braxton "swag" Pierce
2018-02-07 16:53
#65
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France kleps0 
Hopefully no crowd
2018-02-07 16:54
#66
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Spain Alser 
The viewer's guide is supposed to contain the schedule HLTV wtf
2018-02-07 16:54
torqued might get fucked but at least gud experience for them go steel and azk my countrymen
2018-02-07 16:55
#68
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United States jay_320 
Calling SK vs C9 final. C9 win. Unless Fer tears them to pieces. C9 can beat SK unless Fer is on. Only guy on the team that really scares me as a fan. Otherwise C9 match up pretty well.
2018-02-07 16:56
#81
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Czech Republic VeryCzechGuy 
Since SK with boltz just beat c9 in bo3 i think SK got this.
2018-02-07 17:12
#92
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North America MinoriAiko 
Sk and c9 are 2-2 after major + online event. We will see how teams perform at LAN
2018-02-07 17:26
Cold destroyed c9 Fer is only scary on cobble
2018-02-07 18:05
#70
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United States Rambeard 
Let's hope for a Torqued upset. That would be good for CS.
2018-02-07 16:58
#79
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India naetu 
+1
2018-02-07 17:03
#121
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United States LookitsJrd 
I would shed tears of joy if that happens
2018-02-07 18:55
That's the first time I see a viewer's guide without the schedule of each match.
2018-02-07 16:58
#77
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Pakistan perth 
Liquid vs SK - SK win 2-1
2018-02-07 17:02
-1
2018-02-07 17:03
#82
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Finland Keetahi 
Full viewer’s guide without a single mention of a time? I’ve seen it all now
2018-02-07 17:15
#84
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United Kingdom Wessywes 
Full viewer’s guide without a single mention of a time? I’ve seen it all now
2018-02-07 17:18
nip out in "groups" :)
2018-02-07 17:19
#89
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Malaysia byaIi 
haHAA
2018-02-07 17:21
#87
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Brazil NotAMonkey 
Machine ;(
2018-02-07 17:19
Stunna hasn't been around CS for like a year and no one has missed him or noticed. Why.
2018-02-07 17:20
#91
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
Jesus this format
2018-02-07 17:25
#94
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
SK should take this, we'll see if c9 can continue their strong form from major, but SK in bo5 if they meet in final is too hard for any team in the world IMO. You can't know what to expect from NiP and Liquid, but they are capable of going far. Other teams are weaker, maybe North or Heroic can find some better form than lately, but doubt they'll trouble the favorites.
2018-02-07 17:36
Good to see stunna again. This event always has a great atmosphere A double elim bracket is always nice too SK is probably going to win and all the br fools will talk about how they have one more win and are better than everyone else
2018-02-07 17:42
nickname checks out
2018-02-08 14:29
eu friendly grandfinal bo5 12 pm gj
2018-02-07 17:46
Always wondering when Summit1g will attend cs_Summit >:o
2018-02-07 17:48
#100
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
im not gonna fuck up my sleepin schedule for tier5 torunament sorry
2018-02-07 17:53
This schedule Rip Europe
2018-02-07 17:58
Yeah its not the best for us... but then again... super bowl even worse ;D
2018-02-07 18:18
#131
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
Noone watches super bowl
2018-02-07 23:31
#145
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Hungary Shaperz 
And what sane person in EU cares about super bowl?
2018-02-08 17:11
A lot of people enjoy that show, come on. Dont be like that.
2018-02-08 20:54
dude whatever u have is nothing compared to australia, count yourself lucky
2018-02-07 18:34
#114
Dosia | 
Brazil bigzera 
true, feels bad australian guy :/
2018-02-07 18:39
Wow. Can we get some basic information on this tournament such as: - Time zone of starting games (I assume its based off LA time, but why am I having to make these assumptions) - Where I can watch the games (Twitch link??)
2018-02-07 17:59
Also time zone is shown individually based on your location.
2018-02-07 18:21
#107
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Russia skipster 
#OnlyVega
2018-02-07 18:17
1AM-10AM FUCK AUSTRALIA IM LEAVING THIS PLACE
2018-02-07 18:33
yo sum1 hook me up with a european citizenship of any kind thx we can trade if u want
2018-02-07 18:34
wtf are you want dude? maybe the 18:00 matches are good for eu, 21:00 are ok-ish, the rest is meh...
2018-02-07 18:36
damn, thorin could actually have been really good at an event like this
2018-02-07 18:50
thorin isn't laid back enough for this event he would ruin the atmosphere with his tryhard banter
2018-02-07 19:00
WHERE IS MACHINE WTF
2018-02-07 19:14
#127
TACO | 
Japan KusoTTK 
I don't like the fact that the upper bracket team gets a 1-0 lead. Just give them 2 bans and the 1st/3rd/5th pick. That way they gain a huge advantage and the viewers are guaranteed at least 3 maps in a BO5. Other than that, are they at least playing the lower brackets pick first in the final? Would hate to see another 2-0 (it is technically that, just with a different veto from a bo3) in a bo5.
2018-02-07 19:48
#146
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Hungary Shaperz 
+1 always hated these 1-0s, that's way too much advantage just for coming from the upper bracket..
2018-02-08 17:14
#128
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Denmark 23_Savage__ 
Launders.... Ez shit tournament
2018-02-07 20:09
ok
2018-02-07 20:46
no machine :/
2018-02-08 02:16
#133
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Brazil Sukitay 
lets be real, SK is already on the UB Final, lucky boys. They are going to face either C9 or NiP.
2018-02-08 02:25
Loved this event last year! Hopefully it will be just as good this year!
2018-02-08 02:35
Lets go torqued!!! Get it fellas! Up with hope down with dope!! :)
2018-02-08 03:32
How nice. A tournament that can be either considered incredible (if C9 wins) or "trash" and "tier 2" (is SK wins).
2018-02-08 06:18
sean ”sean gares” gares
2018-02-08 14:38
#143
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Brazil SnofBrT 
Runnn skg!
2018-02-08 15:50
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