For the second time in a row cs_summit was held online. 7th iteration of the tournament was intriguing: debuts of new MIBR and mousesports’ newcomer Frederik acoR Gyldstrand, as well as FURIA Esports and Complexity Gaming with stand-ins. However, it’s Virtus.pro that became the winners after quite a performance throughout the tournament. But what games did spectators follow?
Results of the tournament
The Summit series has its own charm with informal setting, when players and casters are in the same house, they are not afraid of cameras so they communicate freely. Too bad it’s really hard to recreate this during the online era.
Competition took place January 25-31. Fnatic, mousesports and Virtus.pro finished 1st in their groups and advanced to playoffs. Other spots in the final stage of the event were taken by OG, Heroic and FURIA, as well as Cloud9 and Ninjas in Pyjamas that passed through the Last Chance bracket.
Virtus.pro reached the final winning every single single map in the group stage and playoffs. In the decisive match Ali Jame Dzhami’'s team won 2-0 against Fnatic, and the captain of CIS-based squad received the MVP medal from HLTV.org.
Cs_summit 7 broadcasts amounted to 147.8K Peak Viewers. At the same time, the most popular game was Group B elimination match, where MIBR defeated FaZe Clan in a furious bo3 with two overtimes (141.4K Peak Viewers).
The final didn’t make it to the top 5 matches of the event, but three more MIBR games did. Two of them (vs Cloud9 in the playoffs and vs Heroic on the fourth day of the group stage) gathered more than 100K spectators at peak. The interest in the team is not accidental as the new roster with Ricardo boltz de Souza Prass debuted for MIBR at cs_summit 7.
MIBR also became the most popular team of the tournament with 1.37M Hours Watched throughout the event. Also Cloud9 scored more than a million HW as viewers were excited about Xeppa and new coach Elmapuddy debut. The top 5 also includes Heroic, Fnatic and FURIA.
MIBR will also remain top 1 If we compare the popularity of the teams by the average number of concurrent viewers. It’s followerd by FaZe Clan, FURIA, Heroic and Cloud9. Note that the finalists of the tournament did not make it to the top.
Cs_summit events in comparison
Cs_summit 6 American division retained the lead with 190K Peak Viewers during the Team Liquid vs. MIBR match.
Cs_summit 2 kept the second spot with 163K Peak Viewers during the final between SK Gaming tag and Liquid. The game from the first tournament of the series between Cloud9 and Ninjas in Pyjamas (over 150K Peak Viewers) is rated third.
However the situation is completely different if we rate tournaments by average number of concurrent viewers. Not a single tournament in the series has yet caught up with the debut one (81.6K Average Viewers), followed by the second event (77.6K). Cs_summit 6 and cs_summit 7 share 3-4 places, but the gap between them and the second place is quite big.
Despite the fact that the last tournaments get less AV, they at least bypass many of those that took place offline in the Beyond the Summit house. This means that when the series returns to its usual format, we can expect an increase by key indicators.
Cs_summit remains one of the most beloved tournaments in the community, although it doesn't compete with BLAST or Intel Extreme Masters events. Let’s hope the next one will be held offline.
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