MIBR, fnatic set to make debuts as cs_summit 7 list is announced
The European tournament will be held during the last week of January and will feature a stacked field of competitors.
Beyond the Summit has revealed the 12 invited teams for the seventh edition of its Counter-Strike tournament series. cs_summit 7 will run from January 25-31 and feature 12 sides duking it out for the $200,000 prize pool on offer, with the event returning to a single tournament format after being split into two separate competitions in Europe and North America for the second Regional Major Ranking event last year.
The tournament, which is typically known for its laid-back atmosphere in Beyond the Summit's Los Angeles studio, will be played online and will mark the debut of the new MIBR roster, featuring four ex-BOOM players, and Jack "Jackinho" Ström Mattsson's first appearance for fnatic. mousesports and Cloud9 could also enter the tournament with fresh rosters as both teams have been linked with lineup changes in recent days.
The list of participants also includes Flashpoint 2 champions Virtus.pro and current No.5-ranked team, Heroic. FURIA and Complexity, who will both be in attendance in the BLAST Premier Global Finals the week before, will also be in action to fight for the title and the lion's share of the prize money.
The complete team list is as follows: