Digital Chaos went head to head with one of NA’s strongest teams – compLexity Gaming and prevailed in The Summit 5 NA qualifiers. Digital Chaos is the second team to qualify – Wings taking the first spot yesterday. Besting compLexity Gaming 3:2, Digital Chaos secured their spot to be one of eight teams – four qualified and four invited – to compete in the The Summit 5 main event. The annual event will be held at the Summit House in Los Angeles, California from July 13-17.
— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) May 27, 2016
Digital Chaos triumphed over compLexity Gaming after a decisive five game grand finals in The Summit 5 NA qualifiers. Their remarkable victory granted them the a spot in the highly coveted intimate event held yearly at the Summit House in Los Angeles, California.
Digital Chaos began their campaign in the second phase of The Summit 5 NA qualifiers. They were dropped to the lower brackets after being defeated by Shazam 2:1 in the first round.
In the lower brackets, Digital Chaos swept through FDL 2:0 and then re-matched against Shazam – this time sweeping through their rivals. Reaching the Grand Finals, they faced off against one of the best NA teams – compLexity Gaming, seizing the victory and The Summit 5 NA qualifiers spot.
Digital Chaos was dissolved by default after they lost Theeban “1437” Siva to Team Secret as a coach and then Evil Geniuses officially welcomed back both Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling and Sam “BuLba” Sosale to the organization.
The North American organization then picked up a squad consisting of Omar “w33” Aliwi, Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen, Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok, David “Moo” Hull and Martin “Saksa” Sazdov. The team is attending bootcamp in the United States and competing in events, representing the NA region.
They seized a spot in the Manila Majors after barreling through the Manila Majors NA open qualifiers and then overcoming Shazam, 3:0, in the region’s Grand Finals.
Digital Chaos roster:
Aliwi “w33” Omar
Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok
David “Moo” Hull
Martin “Saksa” Sazdov
Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen
The Summit 5
Eight teams (top teams from the open qualifiers and directly invited teams) will compete in Los Angeles, July 13-17th for The Summit 5 $100,000 minimum prize pool.
The Summit 4
The Summit 4 was deemed a success by fans and players alike. The five day event stirred up its share of commotion between flashy plays, cheeky builds and hero selections and a dramatic five game grand finale. With a noticeable absence of the traditional “Bathtub interviews”, the antics and shenanigans including the BTS cribs segment and the exclusive Ice Frog Interview more than satisfied viewers.
Evil Geniuses edged out Virtus.Pro in a decisive fifth game in the grand finals and walked away with almost $50,000 in prize money. The Summit 4 was EG’s fourth championship title of the, bringing their 2015 tournament winnings close to 8.7 million dollars.
The base prize pool of $100,000 reached $114,866 through crowd funding.
- 1st place: $48,818 (42.5%) – Evil Geniuses
- 2nd place: $25,845 (22.5%) – Virtus.Pro
- 3rd place: $14,933 (13%) – ViCi Gaming
- 4th place: $11,487 (10%) – OG
- 5th place: $4,020 (3.5%) – Team Liquid
- 6th place: $4,020 (3.5%) – EHOME
- 7th place: $2,872 (2.5%) – Mineski
- 8th place: $2,872 (2.5%) – Digital Chaos
Beyond the Summit‘s goal was to create a “behind the scenes” oriented tournament, inspired by TakeTV’s Homestory Cup in StarCraft 2. The format was designed to give fans an inside peek into their favorite players’ personalities and experience an entirely different capacity, while still providing quality production and matches. The tournament takes place inside the BTS house, as a way to further enhance the intimacy and laid back environment.
The Summit tournaments have been taking place since June 2014, starting with a base prize pool of $50,000, which has now doubled to $100,000. It has since grown into a cult-like classic, becoming one of the most fan and player favorite events.