G2, FaZe miss out on cs_summit 6 playoffs
Two of the top three teams in the world fell short on the final day of the group stage in the European RMR tournament.
The group stage of cs_summit 6's European division came to a close on Sunday, with two giants stumbling once again. G2 and FaZe, No.1 and No.3 in the world respectively, will not be fighting for the grand prize in next week's double-elimination playoffs after losing in the group stage's decider phase, but this is not the end of the road for them just yet: they will be taking part in a mini-tournament with the rest of the third-placed teams for the chance to get up to an additional 375 RMR points.
G2, who had dropped down to Group A's lower bracket following a surprise 0-2 loss to GODSENT, were unable to repeat their opening match victory against fnatic as they were defeated by the Swedes in a two-map series. It is the second consecutive tournament in which Nemanja "nexa" Isaković's troops could not live up to their ranking after they crashed out of the BLAST Premier Spring Europe Finals in 5th-6th place.
FaZe endured another tough afternoon against BIG as they recorded their fourth consecutive 0-2 loss to the German side. After losing Mirage picks in the previous two encounters, FaZe decided to choose Dust2, but the outcome was the same. The DreamHack Masters Spring Europe champions then ran amok on Nuke, taking their record on the map to six consecutive wins, four of which without letting their opponents get to double-digits.
Meanwhile, North moved past Movistar Riders in convincing fashion, with team captain Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen posting a series-high 1.42 rating, while Heroic ran out 2-1 victors in the Nordic clash against ENCE following dominant wins on Nuke and Mirage.
cs_summit 6 will continue on Monday with the double-elimination playoffs, which will culminate in a best-of-five grand final scheduled for Sunday, July 5. The winner of the tournament will secure 2000 RMR points and $34,000, while the runner-up will earn 1875 points and $22,000.
Below you can find the match-ups for the playoffs: