Virtus.pro beat fnatic to win third consecutive title at cs_summit 7

The CIS squad dominated the competition as they clinched the victory at the $200,000 event without losing a single map throughout.

Virtus.pro have defeated fnatic 2-0 (Inferno 16-14, Vertigo 16-8) in the grand final of cs_summit 7, completing an unbeaten campaign at the event to win the $90,000 first-place prize and secure their third consecutive title after coming out on top of Flashpoint 2 and DreamHack Open December at the end of 2020.

Inferno was the first map of the grand final and saw Virtus.pro pick up the series advantage after a closely contested affair, in which the lead bounced back and forth. Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali's side was the first to strike as Terrorists off a quad-kill from Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov in the pistol round, but fnatic did not roll over and dominated the opening gunrounds on the back of a consistent output from Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson.

Virtus.pro clinch third consecutive title at cs_summit 7

In the end, the half went Virtus.pro's way at 8-7 after buster and Jame tipped it in their team's favor with a 2v5 clutch, but their lead did not last long. The Swedes reclaimed the advantage after picking up the second pistol round and looked to close out the map as they reached a 13-10 scoreline, when VP tightened up the defense and started denying fnatic entry into either bombsite to lock down the first map 16-14.

Virtus.pro completed their unbeaten run at the $200,000 tournament on Vertigo. At first, it was heading towards another close result when the two sides were dead even by the end of the first half, with Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis and Jame each putting up a couple of key individual displays to eventually help their team pick up another 8-7 lead.

But once the sides switched, fnatic struggled on the defense, with a quick solo triple from the Latvian star in the last pistol round of the series setting off a successful streak from Virtus.pro, who then only conceded one round in the second half en route to a 16-8, 2-0 victory.

cs_summit 7Best of 3
Matchpage
2
0
31st January 2021
16
Inferno
14
16
Vertigo
8
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 33 +11 95.1 1.33
38 - 29 +9 77.3 1.22
37 - 26 +11 69.4 1.19
42 - 34 +8 80.2 1.12
32 - 24 +8 62.6 1.07
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 36 +2 91.6 1.16
36 - 37 -1 72.0 1.04
25 - 39 -14 49.0 0.76
25 - 40 -15 53.5 0.75
22 - 42 -20 59.4 0.70

cs_summit 7 final standings:

1. CIS Virtus.pro - $100,000
2. Sweden fnatic - $50,000
3-4. Europe mousesports - $22,500
3-4. Denmark Heroic - $17,500
5-8. Europe OG - $5,000
5-8. Brazil FURIA - $5,000
5-8. Europe Cloud9
5-8. Sweden NIP
9-10. Brazil MIBR
9-10. Sweden Dignitas
11-12. Europe FaZe
11-12. Europe Complexity

Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1022
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1612
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
936
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
im so sad :(
2021-01-31 23:39
13 replies
so free for new #1 VIRTUS.PRO
2021-01-31 23:39
2 replies
So ez for VP
2021-02-01 03:26
1 reply
#99
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Indonesia lumayan
Flukevp lol
2021-02-01 08:27
I'm sadder
2021-01-31 23:46
#43
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North America 007DBR9
was a good try tho, getting to semis in their first tourney with jackinho is not bad
2021-01-31 23:57
4 replies
#50
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Serbia Jnordz
Semi? Final.
2021-02-01 00:08
3 replies
#51
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North America 007DBR9
same thing lmo
2021-02-01 00:09
2 replies
Nt to cover up kiddo but admit you f&*&* up
2021-02-01 04:51
1 reply
#100
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Indonesia lumayan
+1
2021-02-01 08:27
YEKINDAR a little too stronk as it turns out(((
2021-02-01 00:33
3 replies
#101
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Indonesia lumayan
Nah, just fluke win
2021-02-01 08:28
2 replies
Third fluke vvin in a rovv then nice
2021-02-01 14:09
1 reply
#124
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Indonesia lumayan
yes
2021-02-01 14:09
easy for vp
2021-01-31 23:39
#3
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United States GiantDays
Hard to believe that a few short years ago this would have been one of el classico matchups.
2021-01-31 23:39
1 reply
I mean its still a matchup of two teams with top 5-10 potential, like a great quarters or even semis matchup. Vp play really solid cs and have great individuals as well. If navi gets inconsistent again, they could take over CIS #1 spot tbh Fnatic also looked really promising, JW seems to be in great shape (apart from the final) and jackinho also fit in pretty well i think. Krimz rocksolid as always and brollan getting his form as well
2021-02-01 01:11
3-4. Europe mousesports - $22,500 3-4. Denmark Heroic - $17,500 ????
2021-01-31 23:39
9 replies
typo, they both got the same
2021-01-31 23:40
2 replies
2021-01-31 23:49
1 reply
interesting
2021-02-01 10:47
#14
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Belarus ChecksOut
5000$ for second place in the group stage, 10000$ for the first
2021-01-31 23:41
1 reply
ah didnt knew.
2021-01-31 23:50
group winners get extra 10k, runners-up - 5k
2021-01-31 23:41
1 reply
makes sense
2021-01-31 23:50
for 1 place in group - additional 10k$, for 2 place - 5k$
2021-02-01 00:19
1 reply
i see
2021-02-01 00:33
CIS ERA
2021-01-31 23:39
9 replies
#13
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Russia ZzzonkeDD
Yep bro! It's our time :)
2021-01-31 23:40
theres a chance to have 4 cis teams at katowice
2021-01-31 23:41
7 replies
I hope Spirit will make it, I want to see them go up against real tier 1 teams with that roster, they look sick.
2021-01-31 23:49
3 replies
same, godster and mir duo need some real opponents
2021-01-31 23:54
#48
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North America 007DBR9
would've been way better to see them over teams like faze and col imo
2021-02-01 00:06
1 reply
have a good chance in playins imo same with vp and gambit, thought I don't know how the matches quite work out in the playins
2021-02-01 05:11
#84
Lack1 | 
Russia bult0
Imagine a CIS final in kato
2021-02-01 04:38
2 replies
Spirit vs Navi, I'm down lol
2021-02-01 05:11
1 reply
Tbh I am not sure if NaVi would win that one right now, they are so streaky and Spirit seem to be a more stable team with less arguments in-game.
2021-02-01 09:16
expected
2021-01-31 23:39
#9
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Russia ZzzonkeDD
Navi , Spirit , VP 3 tournaments in a row . CIS CS on HYPE WP congrats :)
2021-01-31 23:40
#10
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Russia skazzi1212
10-0 for vp
2021-01-31 23:40
Cis scene stonks
2021-01-31 23:40
Jame mvp?
2021-01-31 23:40
2 replies
already on his hltv page mvp for this tournament
2021-01-31 23:42
1 reply
nice! Totally deserved
2021-01-31 23:42
EZ4VP
2021-01-31 23:41
0 loses in this tournament for vp
2021-01-31 23:41
Deserved
2021-01-31 23:41
#20
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Turkey 69kagan
nice job jackinho
2021-01-31 23:41
I miss flusha in fnatic.
2021-01-31 23:42
#23
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Belarus ChecksOut
Still good tournament for fnatic, Jackinho real beast
2021-01-31 23:42
WP VP yes Jame mvp
2021-01-31 23:42
#26
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Ukraine z3m4
MAKE CIS SCENE GREAT AGAIN
2021-01-31 23:42
1 reply
It was never better than now
2021-02-01 03:53
AVANGOD is back
2021-01-31 23:43
#28
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Russia NOD777
VP next major?
2021-01-31 23:44
ggwp!
2021-01-31 23:45
#32
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Latvia TIBR0X
latvia aiziet
2021-01-31 23:46
#33
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France t0l_
EZ FOR MY BOY JAME AND HIS BOYS! WHO'S NEXT ?!
2021-01-31 23:47
#38
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Estonia nokkiii
NIP Disband PLZ
2021-01-31 23:50
#39
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Europe x1fy
mouz> all of them
2021-01-31 23:52
2 replies
#49
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Russia ZzzonkeDD
OMEGALUL
2021-02-01 00:06
#41
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France t0l_
And people who says unexpected don't know anything about CS nor didn't watch any VP game lately. Jame is so underrated as an AWPer and an IGL, like the whole team but people are starting to realise how good they are #EZ4VP
2021-01-31 23:54
7 replies
VP and Gambit both are really impressive, especially if you consider how young their players are. The days of headless CIS teams like Vega are over, most of them have good fundamentals and stability in their gameplay.
2021-02-01 02:35
5 replies
You literally forgot spirit
2021-02-01 02:45
2 replies
Spirit have been really good for the latter half of 2020 already, they just didn't get a chance to show that in bigger tournaments, let's hope that changes this year.
2021-02-01 09:17
1 reply
Spirit had decent results vs tier 1 and tier „1,5 teams“ now with degsters they have a bright future hopefully
2021-02-01 15:52
What ? Jame super overrated as an awper, gigantic baiter , I get he is the igl but c'mon, can be way more helpfull sometimes. Anyways its working for them and really happy for them to be proving they belong with the top teams .
2021-02-01 05:33
1 reply
There is a difference between beeing a useless baiter and beeing smart with your own economy. He knows that the AWP is important in gun rounds and nowadays he often saves to drop a gun for his teammates as well, not the other way around. Yes he sometimes overdoes it, but most of the time he just plays the percentage game and saves when he doesn't think he can win the round.
2021-02-01 09:19
Jame isn't underrated at all, everyone knows he is a great awper as far as accuracy goes, albeit not a flashy one. He just became a meme because of the 'baiting', but he clearly is one of the most consistent ones. Some kind of CiS device but with more baiting/ecoing.
2021-02-01 11:42
#44
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China HEIDASHUAi
CIS poggers
2021-01-31 23:58
Virtus.pro were monsters in every aspect, but fnatic had good showing-up on this tournament. GG both teams
2021-02-01 00:01
Are they gonna get invites to bigger tournaments anytime soon? Cus they do deserve it.
2021-02-01 00:03
2 replies
#107
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CIS saules
Katowice Play-in
2021-02-01 09:23
EPL 13
2021-02-02 07:20
#47
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Russia s1nGLe_Msk
The year 2021 has started very successfully for teams from the CIS.
2021-02-01 00:03
CIS ERA IS HERE EZZZ4VP
2021-02-01 00:13
#53
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Russia Syonamaru
CIS ERA
2021-02-01 00:13
Expected ez win by a super pro gamage team, Spirit won, VP won, NaVi won, whos next, unrealz, many wow, such unrealz pro gaming tier pros :O
2021-02-01 00:14
Wow congrats!
2021-02-01 00:17
godders btw virtus plow back
2021-02-01 00:29
Have not seen Golden play this bad for a while. Unfortunate that he underperforms so hard the day of both the semi-final and the final. Jackinho looks good thus far, I'd like to see him play once LAN comes back as that's where Fnatic's strength relies. VP was always a better team in this tournament. It's not only deserved but they also should be higher on the ranking.
2021-02-01 00:28
Rip
2021-02-01 00:35
gg
2021-02-01 00:37
#64
KRIMZ | 
Sweden Svahn
Is the Vertigo pick from Fnatic a joke or am I missing something?
2021-02-01 00:43
4 replies
Must be saving strats for major 🤪
2021-02-01 00:46
Fnatic has decent T-side, VP won a lot of lucky rounds by retakes, otherwise it would be about 10-5 or even 12-3 for Fnatic on T
2021-02-01 03:51
2 replies
On their T-side VP showed to fnatic how to play post-plant situations and prevent “lucky” retakes and defuses. VP was just better than swedes in everything.
2021-02-01 06:14
The fact that Overpass was open and they picked Vertigo is what bothers me.
2021-02-01 11:21
Nice map pick from Fnatic, seems like even if Flusha is gone they're still trolling hard
2021-02-01 00:46
VP back? Poggies
2021-02-01 00:46
Congratulations to VP they didn't lose any single map whole tournament 2:0 vs all teams, amazing performances and consistency from the end of the last year. Also there is no some super star player, they play like a team, well done.
2021-02-01 00:46
#69
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Russia ZzzonkeDD
CIS HYPE !
2021-02-01 00:59
#70
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United States Rambeard
I'm happy to see VP achieving success once again.
2021-02-01 01:01
#72
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Australia Beard43
VP are on 🔥fire🔥!!
2021-02-01 01:20
#73
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New Zealand Gedtemer
Cool that 3 cis teams won all 3 starting 2021 big tournament's . That's great for this scene
2021-02-01 02:32
VP has been winning some serious cash lately
2021-02-01 02:49
JAME TIME
2021-02-01 03:18
#81
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Kazakhstan Tarob
Vp YAHOOO
2021-02-01 03:56
LETS FUCKING GO BOIS!!!!!!!
2021-02-01 04:02
CIS teams dominating the scene and still HLTV didn't give awards for RMR events last year :/
2021-02-01 04:28
VP top1 CIS soon dnavi will back to tier2
2021-02-01 04:40
#86
Lack1 | 
Russia bult0
BLAST - Navi DH Open - Spirit cs summit - VP Gambit to win Katowice confirmed
2021-02-01 04:41
#87
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Kazakhstan k4harman
with this form, they can easily beat with liquid, navi, and ofc astralis. KATOWICE IS OURS! #ALGAVP
2021-02-01 04:47
2 replies
#121
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Europe AlL1n
I don't belive thay can show t1 Cs vs teams like astralis and vitality. Navi have been comfortable opponents because thay could prep vs navi but now top teams can preaper for vp it's go a be to hard for them.
2021-02-01 13:06
1 reply
#131
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Kazakhstan k4harman
good opinion, we will see at iem katowice and epl
2021-02-02 03:56
#92
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Russia 1hebest!
CIS > ALL
2021-02-01 05:50
#93
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Australia B_Tannen
Very strong showing from VP. Want to doubt them now?
2021-02-01 05:59
Congratz Virtus.pro!
2021-02-01 06:10
VP feels like a way better team than Heroic and OG who are ranked 6th and 7th respectively but ofc they need to prove themselves in bigger events that have the big three teams playing.
2021-02-01 06:14
#97
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Other norb4ki
Well deserved! My congratulations to VP and especially Jame
2021-02-01 07:18
#98
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Kazakhstan Kadaku
so proud of my homies
2021-02-01 08:20
#103
ropz | 
India icle
CIS TOO STRONK
2021-02-01 08:42
#108
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Ukraine HZT8
GG VP!
2021-02-01 09:27
Unexpected run but congrats.
2021-02-01 10:09
#110
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Poland SebL
Virtus.Pro is insane, they are one of the best teams in the world atm. imo. fnatic is great, TOP 15 team for me, but VP was just better.
2021-02-01 10:30
lets go boys
2021-02-01 10:47
End of the day, Fnatic looks better now and JackintheBox is gonna just get better from here. Golden and JW had ups and downs but maybe on LAN this team can be even better. Good to see my boys back, lets take the Gold next time. GG WP VP
2021-02-01 11:32
VP have been looking really strong since Yekindar joined
2021-02-01 11:38
Virtus summit Pro
2021-02-01 12:16
its the CIS year
2021-02-01 14:08
#125
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Spain JLenny47
Twas a good run, lets now prepare for pro league
2021-02-01 14:24
expected VP is back
2021-02-01 15:05
Nice none player from Polen VP lol
2021-02-01 15:15
Enjoy!
2021-02-01 16:49
Well deserved
2021-02-01 19:32
#133
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Croatia Makz_CRO
Classic fnatic playing 2v5
2021-02-02 07:54
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