Vitality secure grand final spot at cs_summit 6, BIG to rematch OG in consolidation final

Vitality have reached their second consecutive title decider after taking down BIG in the cs_summit 6 upper final.

Meanwhile, the German side drops to the consolidation final to go up against OG in a rematch from the same tournament's group stage, which saw Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen's men prevail in a down-to-the-wire series.

BIG had amassed scary momentum from their previous the series, during which they looked uncontested as they overpowered FaZe, GODSENT, and fnatic without dropping a map, but the Frenchmen proved themselves the stronger side after three closely-contested affairs, conceding the opening Mirage 14-16 before winning Inferno and Dust2 thanks to dominant starts.

The upper bracket final started out with an incredibly back-and-forth Mirage. An early lead went the way of Vitality after Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy's 1v1 clutch gave them a forcebuy win in the second round, but it soon dwindled away and BIG started taking control on the offense when the French side gave up three big advantages, courtesy of Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne and Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische in 2v5, 1v3, and 2v4 scenarios.

Vitality secure a consecutive grand final showing at summit

Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut's ace and Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon's quad-kill in defense of the B bombsite, as well as another big multikill from the former stopped the rot, and by halftime the two sides were only one round apart. That quickly changed as BIG went on a five-round streak off a pistol round win, putting themselves in prime position to take the opening map, but they still had to sweat for the win.

Vitality managed to reach double digits off consecutive multikills from Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier and Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire, and despite the German team winning a full eco with a well-timed tactic towards middle, the map went down to the wire. BIG had to double eco with three map points to their name, which meant they had only one real shot at closing the map, which they managed to do after a tight late A retake scenario.

Inferno followed with Vitality determined to retaliate, with the Frenchmen now being the side who won all the clutches early on as ZywOo saved a hairy 1v3 situation in an antieco and shox added a 1v2 on top of that, running away with a 7-1 lead on the Terrorist side. Late in the half, BIG finally found some success with a couple of clean defenses in middle and B, but they still ended up trailing by five when Vitality secured two more 1v1s.

tabseN had an uncharacteristically quiet series

That deficit was cut to just one after the second pistol went the Germans' way, but despite the slow start and a red-hot syrsoN running rampant, apEX & co. never gave up their lead and remained in control, equalizing the series at 16-13, 1-1.

So the series reached Dust2, a map where BIG had amassed a seven-map winning streak throughout June. This time, the Germans looked out of their depth as Vitality put together a double-digit defense, while it took big plays from syrsoN for his team to stay in contention.

For a time it looked as if Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz's side would be able to come back after dropping the second pistol round, with a halfbuy win propelling their 6-1 run on the CT side, but some key picks from apEX eventually created gaps in the defense, ensuring a 16-12, 2-1 win for Vitality.

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Mirage
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Inferno
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Dust2
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 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 74 - 49 +25 87.8 1.43
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 62 - 44 +18 71.7 1.22
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 62 - 65 -3 83.9 1.08
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 57 - 56 +1 69.0 1.06
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 48 - 59 -11 60.5 0.89
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 78 - 65 +13 87.3 1.25
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 55 - 60 -5 76.5 1.03
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 53 - 60 -7 66.5 0.90
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 46 - 63 -17 68.2 0.84
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 38 - 56 -18 51.3 0.75
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.10
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1367
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1269
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1699
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
801
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.29
Maps played:
667
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
716
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1654
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
GG WP this was a tactical throw to get our revenge against OG in the lower bracket! Vitality very strong team, we will meet them again in the grandfinal on sunday! GG WP! #GoBIG
2020-07-03 22:11
GG VITALITY grats on being top1 ! NaVi got lucky when hltv updates ranks before EU event finished lul, navi* top3 anyways :D
2020-07-03 22:12
zywoo the goat of cs go. EZ
2020-07-03 22:13
huizi
2020-07-03 22:14
zywhOO ?
2020-07-03 23:04
#67
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Germany Bier
WP Vitality. You definitely deserved the win today. Hope we see each other in the final again. But sunday then with a different outcome! :) #goBIG
2020-07-03 23:28
Just a quick reminder, that MIBR will not make the major
2020-07-04 00:36
#7
suNny | 
United States VAZ1R
z
2020-07-03 22:12
EZ for ZyWoO no Kappa
2020-07-03 22:15
#21
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Europe tete4761
See you on sunday, I hope it will be again a #VforVictory
2020-07-03 22:15
nt og destroy u once again jerman
2020-07-03 22:18
BIG so bad lul
2020-07-03 22:44
+1 it's all part of the plan. First we had to silence niko on Twitter so we threw game vs OG but now we go back to rape them kekw. So what if vitality has a default 1map advantage, it's not the first we will be reverse sweeping in the final kekw. #GoBIG
2020-07-03 23:00
Watch out onliners, this is your best opportunity.
2020-07-04 05:47
GOD ZywOo
2020-07-03 22:11
gg men zywoo showing once again that he is #1 player, but theres no way tabseN has another bad day in final
2020-07-04 01:42
GG, Vitality was better! BIG could've won but they had some really stupid plays... i hope they learn from it.
2020-07-03 22:12
great match, see you in final :) ZywOo was godest as always
2020-07-03 23:05
GOD ZywOo
2020-07-03 22:12
ShoxieGOD
2020-07-04 04:31
NO BUG NO BIG CRY JERMANS CHEATERS
2020-07-03 22:12
#44
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Dominican Republic Numb_
shitmibr fan talking
2020-07-03 22:30
????? pretty sure #1 and #6 are the same person lmfao
2020-07-03 22:50
Crymibr crying as usual
2020-07-03 22:35
VITALITY TOP 1 ZYWOO AND SHOX BEST DUO
2020-07-03 22:12
+1
2020-07-03 22:14
Shox goat
2020-07-03 22:14
not anymore mens ZywOo goat now
2020-07-03 22:16
#9
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Poland matoss
VITALITY TOP1 SOON
2020-07-03 22:12
SO EZ 4 ZYWOO AND BEST IGL IN THE WORLD APEX
2020-07-03 22:13
#12
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Other KlNG
Zywoo proving why he's #1 yet again
2020-07-03 22:13
Actually Syrson was better whitlist being on losing team.
2020-07-03 22:30
-1
2020-07-04 00:50
It's the fact, you can't -1 that.
2020-07-04 08:04
Alternative fact, yes
2020-07-04 09:44
JERMAN CS KEKW
2020-07-03 22:14
expected 2-1 from best player in the world
2020-07-03 22:14
#15
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Argentina k0digo
BIG has been playing insanely this las matches.
2020-07-03 22:14
Zywoo nice ecofragger
2020-07-03 22:15
flag
2020-07-03 22:17
and? if he did it
2020-07-03 22:18
apex is nice eco frager, always first vs eco but he is good for that, i mean it s not that easy
2020-07-03 22:20
#34
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France Nairelav
When you're a vita player it's the hardest part to kill while ecos
2020-07-03 22:23
french player*
2020-07-03 22:28
#63
NAF | 
Canada Minami
+1
2020-07-03 23:07
yeah yeah lets not kill anyone on antieco rounds beacause we will be called ecoflagger
2020-07-03 22:21
flag checks out
2020-07-03 22:23
Fluketality
2020-07-03 22:16
#24
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United States Bunker_Boy
GG
2020-07-03 22:17
Mitsutaa was youtuber now csgo champion
2020-07-03 22:20
i could too with zywoo in my team
2020-07-03 22:21
me too. with zywoo i can win major easily.
2020-07-03 22:26
#81
shox | 
Serbia nzzm22
+1
2020-07-04 04:40
gg germans
2020-07-03 22:20
#31
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Pakistan LoOuU2
-misuta +hunter Vitality Top 1
2020-07-03 22:20
Very close and entertaining. Hope both team can show such great level once lans are back.
2020-07-03 22:25
Actually, BIG's performance was off, they lost so many duels i don't know why while having positional advantage. Vitality is definetly a better team tho.
2020-07-03 22:31
+1 tizian and tabseN had a really bad day.
2020-07-03 22:32
Xantares also missed so many easy shots. Something's wrong
2020-07-03 22:33
vitality level always been the same online/ lan
2020-07-03 22:33
We can't tell with this roster. But yeah Zywoo, shox, apex or RpK don't have to prove anything on lan anymore. Yet the roster chemistry on stage is yet to prove. I'm sure with them and XTQZ, mitsuta is in good hand to perform as well.
2020-07-03 22:35
misuta yes.. i think he can t be worst than online but who know. right now they are in boot camp so it s pretty much the same for teamplay
2020-07-03 22:41
People doomed him too early. Think about it : he joined a team on a rush as ALEX chose to bench himself for personal reason. JuGi in Astralis is not performing better. Yet, before that, JuGi proven himself in the past. He is a young talent, with no experience on the world top level and he is an ancor, a position that is not shining most of the time. Worst, Zywoo is on his team, so ofc he will not shine as much as the current world best player. I have trust in XtQZ choice, if Vita picked him there is good reason. And from what I saw, he is not that bad at what he is asked to : clutch and ancor.
2020-07-03 22:46
they integrated him in their game in a bad way.. they gave him some of the hardest spot as ct on some maps.. now it s better .. but nivera handle these spots very well thanks to awp and his insane skill, not sure they made the right choice at that time .
2020-07-03 23:22
#37
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France Uexo
Let's win this ! #VforVictory
2020-07-03 22:26
#38
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Hungary subzera
Scam
2020-07-03 22:26
Great games WP to both teams!
2020-07-03 22:27
#42
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United States RAK47
KINGzYwOo for a reason
2020-07-03 22:28
#54
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Sweden godname
EZ MAJOR SHOXGOD
2020-07-03 22:45
#56
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Switzerland x676
ZywOo again top1 this year
2020-07-03 22:49
+1 But tabseN and syrsoN will be top 10 for sure
2020-07-04 01:47
again fluke win XD
2020-07-03 22:50
why not "final" again? every low tier tournament with few guys in front of camera now has "grand final" so ultra awkward lol
2020-07-03 23:02
#74
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France SirC44
cause there's UB final, LB final, can get confusing
2020-07-04 01:07
BUG AXAXAXA
2020-07-03 23:18
bug? i dont find any teams called bug on hltv. Can you help me out?
2020-07-03 23:39
2020-07-03 23:40
thats BIG, but where is a team called bug?
2020-07-04 01:28
Nice to see Vitality win, fuck BIG
2020-07-03 23:26
Another day in the office for ZyGOD
2020-07-03 23:28
Xantares and tabsen was having a bad day :( when big lost to of 2-1 then syrson was Havin a. Bad day too
2020-07-04 01:00
Vitality can be solid team that will fight for the biggest tittles, but I don't think they will be no.1 with this roster. OG vs BIG match will be insane, everything can happen there.
2020-07-04 02:30
There is still room for improvement, Misutaa for exemple will keep on improving for sure. I dont see them as n1 as well, but they could very well be to contenders, like they were last year. They are lucky to be in a rebuilt process when everything is online. They did secure Blast and Major spots, they will have a bit less pressure to keep improving their teams tactics
2020-07-04 10:46
They are lucky to rebuilt in a time where almost every team is struggling. I hope for improvement from them, and as I said they can be contenders for no.1, I just don't see them making this no.1 in the end.
2020-07-04 11:36
4 BOTs and one God. Happy for ZywOo but at the same time angry, you already know if this guy doesn't perform the team becomes tier 2, nobody should have the burden of having to carry so hard just to scrape by teams they should be beating comfortably.
2020-07-04 03:53
#82
shox | 
Serbia nzzm22
shox was better than zywoo in the first two maps. Rpk is doing more than he is supposed to with his roles, is always impactful and winning raw duels and the calls from apex/ xqtzzz are on point. Dont be a dickhead, they are functioning very well as a team, only problem is some rare individual mistakes by shox, misutaaa and apex. Zywoo is what makes them top 1 currently, but without him they would still be very solid.
2020-07-04 04:45
Ggwp
2020-07-04 05:29
#85
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
VAMOUZ
2020-07-04 07:28
God I hate Vitality. Trash team, only luck never skill.
2020-07-04 07:51
and when your favorite team win, you say "Wow they're really insane what a skilled team"
2020-07-04 08:01
Gg
2020-07-04 09:20
ZyGod did it again.Good Work!
2020-07-04 10:48
I Can deside WHO’s best Zywoo vs S1mple after this
2020-07-04 16:39
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