Summit 4 standings reveal Evil Geniuses are still the North American giants and a team to be feared as they advanced into the grand finals. Both Digital Chaos and Mineski quickly fell from the tournament, while Virtus.Pro, EHOME and ViCi Gaming continue with their hopes of finding their way to the grand finals. The action resumes today with the two Lower Bracket series Virtus.Pro vs Team Liquid at 19:00 CET, followed by EHOME vs OG. The two winners will then square off for the final series of the day. Three more teams will be eliminated.
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) December 12, 2015
While the days prior had brought about some exciting and intense match ups featuring interesting item builds and unconventional hero selections, Summit 4 standings from yesterday were lacking in the overall tension. In what seemed like a matter of mere minutes the day was over as multiple matches were heavily one sided and lasted 30 minutes or less.
Both Mineski and Digital Chaos have been eliminated, leaving some of the best teams to scrap it out in the lower brackets.
Evil Geniuses will continue the next few days, watching from the sidelines and preparing for the grand finals. Three more teams will be eliminated today.
The Summit 4 standings, day 3
The first elimination series took place between Mineski and Virtus.Pro. The series was over in a blink of an eye with Virtus.Pro crushing the Philippine team in less than an hour total. Virtus.Pro had taken control of the first game relatively easy with Alexander “DkPhobos” Kucheria on Broodmother. Attempting to stage a comeback, Minkeski went with the new strategy of a core Vengeful Spirit core and Ursa, however, Virtus.Pro prevented Ursa from being effective and in 22 minutes the game and the series was over. Virtus.Pro eliminated Mineski 2:0.
EHOME and Digital Chaos were the second set of teams facing elimination. EHOME went with tusk for Ren “ELeVeN” Yangwei, a move that typically provides them success, however DC managed to be able to play around the hero and shut down the bristleback as well with Tyler “TC” Cook’s gyrocopter giving the NA team the first victory. EHOME adapted for the second match and were able to clear through DC in only 22 minutes. In the deciding third game, Alchemist, Phantom Lancer and a bad Roshan fight was too much for DC and EHOME were able to claim the victory over DC 2:1, eliminating the NA team.
The last series of the day would determine which team would be appearing in the grand finals. ViCi Gaming faced off against the TI5 champions, Evil Geniuses as the underdogs of the series. Evil Geniuses seized the first game in only 22 minutes with a fantastic performance by Syed Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan on Queen of Pain. ViCi Gaming then went for a Silencer pick for Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei and a Slardar for Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang to take the win for the Chinese team. The third game was another easy victory for EG as they outdrafted the Chinese team and were able to push their way to victory in only 23 minutes. The win gave EG the upper hand 2:1, advancing the the grand finals and dropping VG to the lower brackets.
The Summit 4 standings – brackets
The Summit 4 schedule
The Summit 4 schedule – December 12
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.