paiN edge past EG; Extra Salt beat EXTREMUM in cs_summit 8 openers

The opening victories assures both teams of spots in the playoffs.

paiN and Extra Salt have secured wins over Evil Geniuses and EXTREMUM in their respective groups to open the main event of cs_summit 8, booking spots in the winners' matches and ensuring they will, at the very least, advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs for the Regional Major Ranking tournament.

Vinicios "⁠PKL⁠" Coelho's troops set up a second Brazilian cs_summit derby with their victory as they will take on the winner of the match between FURIA and O PLANO, with Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles set to play against his former team for the first time. Extra Salt, meanwhile, face the prospect of a match against Liquid or Bad News Bears, while the losing teams from today's matches are left staring down the chance of an early elimination on Sunday.

biguzera averaged a 1.37 rating in paiN's win over EG

paiN kicked off Nuke with an early lead, helmed by a strong showing from Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa on the AWP. Evil Geniuses stabilized in the latter portion of their T side, edging out an 8-7 lead at the break, but paiN quickly got back in the driver's seat in the second half as they battered EG's defenses to close out the map in short order, 16-11.

The Brazilian roster maintained momentum as their own pick of Vertigo got underway, mustering a 6-3 scoreline on the attack; however, Evil Geniuses once again managed to claw back into the map, with Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter being the catalyst in closing the gap by halftime. The 17-year-old's solid performance continued into the second half, where was joined by Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller and Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte in helping secure an early string of rounds before putting a halt to paiN's comeback effort to close the map.

The early portion of Inferno marked a stark departure from the narrow margins of the first two maps as paiN let loose on EG's CT side, running up eight rounds in a row to kick things off. Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov's AWPing was key in EG's effort to remain in contention, and a strong start to the second half seemed like a comeback could be in the cards for Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz's men. Once paiN's economy stabilized and saffee had a sniper in his hands again, though, those hopes of a comeback were brought crashing down as paiN converted their early lead into a map win to take the series.

MarKE's multi-frags were key in Extra Salt securing a 2-0 win

Extra Salt had an easier time of things against EXTREMUM, despite two closely contested maps. An early back-and-forth on Nuke saw the Oceanic roster emerge ahead, 7-2, but Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou and company battled back to keep themselves within one round of Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward's side at the half. Clean round wins following the side swap bolstered Extra Salt's CT economy, and that margin allowed them to keep the pressure on their opposition throughout the half, helping edge out a win in regulation.

Vertigo was an entirely different affair as Extra Salt put up a stalwart defense from the onset to claim a 10-1 lead. Although EXTREMUM began to fight back towards the end of the half and found their footing following the side swap, Extra Salt's early dominance was too large a margin to comeback from, and JT's side were able to close out the map 16-12 to take the series.

cs_summit 8Best of 3
Matchpage
1
2
20th May 2021
11
Nuke
16
16
Vertigo
12
11
Inferno
16
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
68 - 52 +16 87.2 1.26
57 - 54 +3 78.1 1.10
56 - 62 -6 78.6 1.04
46 - 50 -4 59.7 0.92
38 - 61 -23 64.5 0.83
 paiN K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
74 - 48 +26 94.6 1.37
70 - 51 +19 89.4 1.31
57 - 54 +3 81.0 1.09
39 - 53 -14 61.0 0.88
37 - 61 -24 51.3 0.73
cs_summit 8Best of 3
Matchpage
2
0
21st May 2021
16
Nuke
13
16
Vertigo
12
 Extra Salt K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
50 - 34 +16 88.9 1.35
49 - 39 +10 91.0 1.28
41 - 35 +6 77.6 1.16
39 - 39 0 72.7 1.08
35 - 37 -2 72.2 0.96
 EXTREMUM K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 43 +1 84.2 1.11
43 - 46 -3 80.2 1.09
41 - 40 +1 82.3 1.05
27 - 41 -14 54.2 0.73
28 - 45 -17 51.1 0.66
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
872
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
792
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1050
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1099
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
144
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1241
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1596
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
ez4extremum they will comeback
2021-05-21 06:34
13 replies
Imagine losing to ESEA teams lmao, time to disband EG, zews must be malding rn for being stuck in a shitty NA roster lol, hope he enjoyed the 2 weeks where this roster were tier 1 in NA
2021-05-21 09:03
8 replies
#39
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United Kingdom Triturn
Pain also beat liquid
2021-05-21 09:13
4 replies
200 ping fallen
2021-05-21 11:07
2 replies
Exactly
2021-05-21 13:02
replay match
2021-05-21 17:50
Who had just returned from Europe and had a 200 ping FalleN...
2021-05-21 18:13
zews is malding all the way to the bank
2021-05-21 13:51
1 reply
true that, forgot that he is actually stealing paychecks in one of the richest NA orgs. Good for him since he was the best coach in the game and won 2 majors, he got nothing more to prove or achieve
2021-05-22 00:18
ez for safee
2021-05-21 15:37
wasted spot
2021-05-21 09:06
- gratata + kennyS
2021-05-21 13:56
2 replies
-grat +any awper who can hit above 50% of his shots
2021-05-21 15:12
1 reply
So not KennyS.
2021-05-29 07:17
sheesh
2021-05-21 06:34
#3
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Australia poppyxox
Unlucky for the boys
2021-05-21 06:34
#4
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Australia vamped
man extremum disappointing af.
2021-05-21 06:36
29 replies
they need jks back so bad ((
2021-05-21 08:01
#28
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Bntet is by far the most overrated player probably ever
2021-05-21 08:19
27 replies
who overrates him??
2021-05-21 09:07
10 replies
#45
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
He used to be heavily hyped back when he was in tyloo
2021-05-21 09:51
9 replies
people hyped him just for the Polish meme
2021-05-21 09:55
8 replies
#49
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
There were many more way more talented players in Poland. Bntet just chose the easy way to play in the asian scene instead of just joining an up and coming Polish team. Not only is he overrated, but also a traitor
2021-05-21 09:59
7 replies
.......except he is literally indonesian
2021-05-21 10:03
6 replies
#51
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
What? No. He is Polish. Just look at his flag ffs
2021-05-21 10:05
4 replies
oh shit yea, my bad i might be living in australia
2021-05-21 10:06
1 reply
A Dutchman living in aus?
2021-05-21 12:42
Haha so funny joke, my whole squad is laughing
2021-05-21 13:11
0/8 Dead joke
2021-05-21 13:28
He's obviously polish, like me of course.
2021-05-21 15:36
No, it’s the aussie boys who are overrated sadly
2021-05-21 09:41
11 replies
BnTeT was brought in to play jks' roles. The lack of success comparatively should say everything on its own.
2021-05-21 10:59
9 replies
I didn’t watch this game, but watched game against fnatic in earlier tournament, AZR has no place in tier 1 CS, gratisfaction’s awping was very inconsistent, liazz and Jkaem are okay I guess. Bntet is clearly the best player in the roster and mechanically even more skilled than JKS. Othet factors may affect his performance though, roles, comms, other players being shit etc
2021-05-21 11:19
2 replies
Grat has always been inconsistent and frustrating to watch as a result. AZR has his moments both ways. Straight after this match probably isn't the best time to say that BnTeT is being held back by him when he was top rating on the team. ;)
2021-05-21 15:11
1 reply
Top rated whe everyone had same stats on the team Well I hope the aussie boys can do it
2021-05-21 19:12
#92
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United States pr1moGG
Even with JKS they were bad what are you talking about lmao that's why he left....
2021-05-21 14:39
3 replies
With jks they made top 6 and top 4 at last 2 majors in 2019, and were a top 5 rank team a couple of times as a result. I'm not sure that there was another team who made that high in both of them.
2021-05-21 15:08
2 replies
#105
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United States pr1moGG
I'm actually a big fan of that team, but Astralis was untouchable in 2019 and look where they are... 100 Thieves were unraveling and it was bad, they plummeted out of the Top 30 in a hurry then lost JKS. It's a shame honestly.
2021-05-21 15:18
2 1/2 years is a long ass time.
2021-05-21 18:21
should he be expected to play like a top 20 player when he was playing vs asia, and his last team was a tier 2 team in na? he's been ok so far but they can't win with gratisfaction and liazz
2021-05-21 14:41
1 reply
No, he shouldn't be. That's my point. Yet for whatever reason a majority on this site seem to think he was better at any point in time, never mind now specifically.
2021-05-21 15:09
+1 theyve been absolute shit since even before the major (fluke) and some starladder event final against eg (eg you know, shit too)
2021-05-21 14:59
Maybe 5 years ago. Nowadays no one really talks about him.
2021-05-21 09:49
While I do agree, literally Bntet isn't suppose to be the star player for this team. It just doesn't make sense in my eyes.
2021-05-21 13:34
Not even close. Bntet was amazing on Tyloo,having good performances against much stronger teams. They should just build a team around him,liazz and jkaem. Surely there's a better IGL than AZR,and they need a consistent awper
2021-05-21 14:52
Nah. Not even close. He's actually very decent. The thing is though: he's never been on a top team. He's like the only player to come out of Asia that plays fundamental CS. The rest of that region is fucking braindead aim wars. He's not a major driving force, internationally, for his teams to win, but he's a solid player overall.
2021-05-21 18:26
no one thought eg were actually going to win lol
2021-05-21 06:36
2 replies
#12
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Pakistan LoOuU2
there were actually many delusional believers on the match page , its surprising i know.
2021-05-21 06:42
1 reply
axaxaxaxa
2021-05-21 08:28
#6
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Expected results at the end , EG should have started by kicking Stan instead of Tarik. I honestly think they are gonna pull out of the scene if the results like these dont improve. Saffee and Biguzera too good! Unluko for Extremum but i still believe that they are gonna do well in this tournament , i would be disappointed if this isnt where their resurgence begins. Kudos to ES.
2021-05-21 06:37
8 replies
#90
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Brazil yalamix
+1
2021-05-21 14:39
Stan's not the only issue in EG. CeRq having 0 impact is a huge problem. Still, Stan's calling/decision making is as questionable as its ever been.
2021-05-21 18:27
6 replies
#119
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yes Cerq has been quite underwhelming this whole year so far but they should have started by kicking Stan and moving Tarik to IGL. They need a change in leadership.
2021-05-21 18:55
5 replies
My only issue with Tarik as IGL is that most of his strata revolve around playing pretty in your face, and it was always a very hit or miss style. Still, he could become a good IGL, C9 were pretty decent under him.
2021-05-21 19:36
4 replies
#123
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Pakistan LoOuU2
problem is there arent many IGLs avaialable to begin with in the whole world , let alone in NA. There werent gonna be many options if Stan was kicked so resorting to Tarik is what would have made sense. But it never happened and EG seem to be getting worse.
2021-05-21 19:55
3 replies
I don't disagree. The only player who could've been a realistic pickup was Vanity. But EG getting worse is unfortunately a bunch of factors, and they've waited too long to overhaul the parts that were the issue.
2021-05-21 20:22
2 replies
#125
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i was soo much hoping for TL to pick up Vanity back in the day , he satisfied both the roles that TL was missing. But yea it seems like there needs to be a huge overhaul with EG`s squad , Stan is just not doing enough and Cerq went from the best Bulgarian player last year to domestic squads of his finding more international success this year in Fiend and Skade.
2021-05-21 20:37
#125
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Pakistan LoOuU2
i was soo much hoping for TL to pick up Vanity back in the day , he satisfied both the roles that TL was missing. But yea it seems like there needs to be a huge overhaul with EG`s squad , Stan is just not doing enough and Cerq went from the best Bulgarian player last year to domestic squads of his finding more international success this year in Fiend and Skade.
2021-05-21 20:37
-stan pls
2021-05-21 06:38
From Major winning contenders to this..... I feel bad for EG/NRG
2021-05-21 06:39
#9
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Brazil williamhsk1
No Tarik, no Major. EZ4Pain
2021-05-21 06:39
1 reply
#91
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Brazil yalamix
+1
2021-05-21 14:39
Stanislaw is horrible
2021-05-21 06:40
#11
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Philippines B3nk4i
bro eg fuckin suck ass
2021-05-21 06:41
So fucking EZ for Edgar AKA " marke 3 legs milf harem master" Maldonado
2021-05-21 06:49
3 replies
LOL WTF HAHAHAHHA
2021-05-21 07:07
#74
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Brazil batcompany
LOL WTF
2021-05-21 13:01
#111
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Brazil AleMasox
KGDRGIYRGTYRGIRG
2021-05-21 16:22
cerq seems to be unhappy time to kick and join a full Bulgarian team. fiend? but they got redstar. so eh ... gl
2021-05-21 06:53
5 replies
He wants to win tournaments no? Why would he join fiend other than there are bulgarians
2021-05-21 06:55
4 replies
just seems like hes really frustrated
2021-05-21 06:58
1 reply
Yee :/ idk he isnt playing that good neither and I dont see a team willing to buy him rn
2021-05-21 09:56
EG isnt a tournament winning team nowadays either
2021-05-21 07:41
1 reply
at least fiend can compete in a LOOT BET
2021-05-21 07:46
na cs LULUL
2021-05-21 06:59
Stanislaw NEEDS TO GO he is an embarrassment
2021-05-21 07:14
I kinda wanna see EG pick up some of the BNB boys -stan -cerq +ptr +swisher/jonji
2021-05-21 07:14
6 replies
Why -cerq
2021-05-21 07:59
2 replies
ptr is awper and igl
2021-05-21 08:46
cerq sucks
2021-05-21 09:36
#80
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Brazil EversonFR
Jonji is horrible, Swisher is the best
2021-05-21 13:25
2 replies
#87
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United States Bhu_Tang
bro move on that chaos game was almost a year ago
2021-05-21 13:52
1 reply
#107
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Brazil EversonFR
I don't care about the past, I'm not a fan of the mibr, I'm just saying that Swisher is much better than Jonji
2021-05-21 15:34
#21
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United States kami917
Stanislaw is one of the only players who can be this dogshit in terms of fragging and calling for years and still not get kicked.
2021-05-21 07:22
6 replies
golden
2021-05-21 09:37
5 replies
Golden is not bad he can sometime step up hard
2021-05-21 10:51
3 replies
golden 0.73 stanislaw 0.84 rating
2021-05-21 11:25
2 replies
its just fnatic playing bad overall not only golden, but fnatic at their best vs eg at their best golden is way better
2021-05-21 11:42
1 reply
that we can agree on idk how they had #1 in 2020 and now going to drop out of top 30 lol
2021-05-21 12:12
#127
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United States kami917
Golden is definitely another one of those guys, though I think a lot of his issues are bigger than shit calling and bad fragging. The online era is the worse thing that has ever happened to fnatic, outside of olof’s wrist injury.
2021-05-21 21:44
obo plz
2021-05-21 07:46
Evil Geniuses -stan -Brehze -CeRq -oBo -MICHU compLexity -jks +oBo +Brehze +tarik +anyone else but jks EXTREMUM -BnTeT +jks GORILLAZ -NaToSaphiX +CeRq -xfl0ud +MICHU Liquid -Grim -Stewie2k +Brehze +oBo
2021-05-21 07:53
2 replies
Complexity aren't going back to oBo, he burned that bridge to the ground.
2021-05-21 11:00
This could actually work
2021-05-21 15:02
#30
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Australia csRIOTgo
When Grats gone AWOL, we always suffered. Maybe -Grats +CeRq
2021-05-21 08:41
Eg should kick cerq he play like a tier 3 awper, he went from one of the best awper in the world to absolute bot
2021-05-21 08:42
1 reply
probably wants out of EG anyway :D
2021-05-21 14:47
-grat when?
2021-05-21 08:48
Kinda expected 🤔
2021-05-21 08:53
extremum are actually so bad
2021-05-21 08:54
Liazz and grat bruh what the hell is that scoreboard
2021-05-21 09:28
Extra Salt 2nd best NA team now.
2021-05-21 09:54
2 replies
Whos teh first
2021-05-21 13:16
1 reply
Liquid
2021-05-21 13:27
KEKW Tarik was the problem
2021-05-21 10:31
- Stanislaw and + good IGL EG great team
2021-05-21 11:00
EG Disband soon ...
2021-05-21 11:05
salt won against ex expected TBH.. since es performance at europe...
2021-05-21 11:57
Well unluko for extremum close one
2021-05-21 11:59
#69
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Brazil logzera
Extra salt too strong.. oSee is on another level
2021-05-21 12:13
#70
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Hungary benig8888
Eg so weak, they deserve it after benched Tarik.
2021-05-21 12:35
cerq went from hard carrying to average awper. Damn.
2021-05-21 12:58
I TOLD YA MATES EXTRA SALT TOO STRONG EXTRA SALT TOP 5 HLTV CONFIRMED 2021
2021-05-21 13:00
#78
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Australia txshirx
-BnTeT -Grat +jks +sterling
2021-05-21 13:17
#79
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Brazil Anarchybr
I don’t think EG is fixable, when you watch the players cam you see they’re sad and without any good emotions.
2021-05-21 13:22
paiN looking strong atm
2021-05-21 13:27
BIGUZADOS
2021-05-21 13:36
ahahahahahahahaha
2021-05-21 14:28
saffee furia please
2021-05-21 14:48
bigozados safe do saffee
2021-05-21 14:49
#104
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United States v1bezz
Stanislaw is so bad and it seems like this new system is making brehze bad
2021-05-21 15:16
If liazz can't step up when jks left then he has to go. The whole reason for him not performing when jks was around was that they had the same role.
2021-05-21 15:23
#110
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African Union EZ4GOAT
can this trash just go to valorant already, sad to watch
2021-05-21 15:38
Well played paiN & Extra Salt 👍
2021-05-21 18:01
Never figured out why people kept kicking Daps to put Stanislaw in his place. He is not a good player, never has been.
2021-05-21 18:48
#122
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United States kalimbo
It is time for Zews to go. Ever since he came the team is not performing well. EG keep loosing because of bad CT sides and forgotten smokes... this is a coaching/igl problem, not a players problem.
2021-05-21 19:39
#128
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Poland SebL
paiN is actually looking great, TOP 30 team for me. stan has to go for EG, they are making so many stupid mistakes + this guy is just a bot. Extra Salt looking insane as expect, I feel like this team will be TOP 10 with some time. EXTREMUM actually I felt like is starting to look good, Extra Salt was just way to strong for them.
2021-05-21 23:17
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK EG SO BAD
2021-05-22 00:18
blatant brazilian cheating, how sad that the integrity of competitive csgo is ruined.
2021-05-22 01:46
what happened to cerq and brehze? do they not realize that this roster is a potential #1 team?
2021-05-22 01:47
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