Vitality stun Liquid to win cs_summit 4
The grand final began on Nuke, on which Vitality had previously beat Liquid 16-3 in the group stage. It was looking like a similar affair was on the cards when the Frenchmen took hold of the first half, kicking off the CT side with a pistol round win and trading the first couple of gunrounds for a 5-1 lead.
After putting up their second round, Liquid continued to struggle to enter either bombsite, with Vitality reaching a total of 12 rounds when the half came to a close. Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt & co. added a pistol round on top on the back of the captain's triple and quickly reached match point at 15-4. The North American side held on for five rounds in a row, but a 3v4 win in defense of the lower bombsite saw Vitality secure the series lead at 16-9.
Liquid looked to equalize things, as they got off to a good start on Overpass, securing a 3-0 lead after Nick "nitr0" Cannella denied Cédric "RpK" Guipouy a 1v3 clutch attempt. When Vitality got hold of weaponry, however, the home team once again found themselves stuck out of the bombsites and the Frenchmen began to pull away. In the end, just one round went the way of Liquid before the half ended, with Vitality on a commanding 11-4 scoreline.
Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut extended the lead to 12-4 when he clutched a massive 1v3 in the second pistol round on the A bombsite, but Liquid kept themselves afloat with a second-round break in bathrooms. That allowed them to lower the deficit to just one round on the back of several comfortable defenses that saw Vitality only get a handful of kills over the seven-round streak.
The French side finally found a way through with a clean round to reach their 13th, when the two teams began to go back and forth, allowing Vitality to close out the series with a 16-13, 2-0 triumph.
|Vitality||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo||46 - 27||+19||87.6||1.44|
|Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK||39 - 30||+9||74.2||1.17|
|Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-||36 - 38||-2||79.3||1.10|
|Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX||32 - 33||-1||61.8||0.97|
|Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX||33 - 36||-3||76.6||0.96|
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||38 - 37||+1||75.8||1.08|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||33 - 38||-5||66.3||0.95|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||37 - 38||-1||76.5||0.94|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||29 - 39||-10||65.9||0.85|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz||25 - 34||-9||49.1||0.76|
The final standings of cs_summit 4 are: