Summit 4 recap highlights Virtus.Pro’s rise to the top three positions after eliminating both Team Liquid and OG. OG knocked out EHOME but were no match in the series against Virtus.Pro who has been demonstrating a renewed life and performances since their roster change to include Airat “Silent” Gaziev. Virtus.Pro will begin the day with the Lower Bracket finals series against ViCi Gaming. At 19:00 CET, the two teams will battle it out for the opportunity to face Evil Geniuses in the Grand Finals and the hopes to claim the championship title.
— BeyondTheSummit (@BeyondTheSummit) December 13, 2015
The Summit 4 recap includes an unconventional Jakiro pick, a fantastic aegis steal and an 8k MMR rampage. It ends with a surprisingly monstrous sweep by Virtus.Pro to claim a spot in the top three. The CIS team gives rise to hopes of a regional title for the summit, as the first CIS team to appear since Na’Vi placed fourth in the first installation of the tournament.
The tournament also had an exclusive “interview” featuring “icefrog”.
The Summit 4 recap, day 4
The day began with the matchup of Team Liquid vs Virtus.Pro. Team Liquid tried for their typical Razor-Io draft as a strategy to overcome the CIS squad in two out of the three matches. Both times, they fell victim to Virtus.Pro. In the first game, despite their early lead, they were no match for Airat “Silent” Gaziev’s overly farmed Phantom Lancer. In the third game, Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk and Artsiom “fng” Barshack’s clutch plays and saves were VP’s winning factors. VP took the series from Team Liquid 2:1. The Europeans were eliminated from the event.
EHOME and OG were the next teams to battle it out in hopes of survival. The first match gave Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein a meepo that EHOME couldn’t beat, even armed with Ren “ELeVeN” Yangwei’s signature hero, Tusk, complete with an aegis steal. OG allowed EHOME another Tusk pick which would this time result in them losing the match and forcing a deciding third game. OG did, however, come out again on top with an unconventional Jakiro pick and a rampage from Amer “Miracle-“ al-Barqawi’s shadow fiend. OG bested EHOME 2:1 and eliminated the Chinese team.
The last series of the day was the matches between OG and Virtus.Pro. In a surprising all out stomp, Virtus.Pro grabbed the first victory of the series in only 36 minutes with a 33:4 score. With a last pick Sven for VP they easily countered the Meepo. They continued to barrel through the European team as once again they ended the game in only 31 minutes with a score of 33:9. lil’s Disruptor ended the game with score of 10/2/17, ahead of all three of VP’s cores. Virtus.Pro wiped through OG 2:0 and eliminated the Europeans from the tournament.
The Summit 4 recap – brackets
The Summit 4 schedule
The Summit 4 schedule – December 13
The Summit 4 format
The Summit 4 will be unfolded in a double elimination bracket format. All eight teams will start in the Upper Brackets and all matches will be best-of-three. The grand finals will be best-of-five, with no Upper Bracket advantage.
Four teams will compete on the first day, December 9th, followed by the remaining four teams competing on the second day. December 11th will be the first day two teams will be eliminated. Three teams will be eliminated the following day, during the Lower Bracket quarter and semi finals. The final three teams will compete on the last day of the event, December 13th, for the Lower Bracket finals and Grand finals.
The Summit 4 qualified teams
- Mineksi (SEA qualifier winner)
- Team Liquid (EU qualifier winner #1)
- ViCi Gaming (Chinese qualifier winner #1)
- Digital Chaos (Americas qualifier winner)
- EHOME (Chinese qualifier winner #2)
- OG (European qualifier winner #2)
The Summit 4 directly invited teams
- Evil Geniuses
The Summit 4 prize pool
The Summit 4 will feature a $100,000 minimum prize pool, which has grown to become $110,411. Full travel support will be provided to the teams.