No. 10 Gambit Latest Team to Receive Invite to $100,000 CS_Summit Event

by Steven Cropley

CS_summit, the $100,000 event taking place in Los Angeles, California has added the fifth team to its lineup with No. 10 Gambit Gaming joining the list that includes the WWG CSGO Team Rankings No. 3, 6, 9, and 12, SK Gaming, OpTic Gaming, Cloud9, and Team EnVyUs respectively. The event will kick off on April 19 and run through April 23. The tournament will be made up of eight teams, the remaining four set to either play through qualifiers or receive direct invites from the organizer.

Gambit has been making steady progress, making its way up the rankings after back-to-back quarterfinal appearances at the ELEAGUE Major and DreamHack Masters Las Vegas.

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(Photo: Dreamhack)

The event is being run by Beyond The Summit, an organization that has made its name by running DotA 2 events.

SK Gaming was announced as the first team back in December 2016 with Beyond The Summit being rather silent on the event since. SK gaming recently added Joao "felps" Vasconcellos to the roster after using a stand-in for the ECS season two finals and ELEAGUE Major. SK placed second at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas with its newest member.

OpTic Gaming has not stayed the same either, losing its in-game leader Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz who left the organization to join No. 19 Team Liquid. In his place, Spencer "Hiko" Martin will be playing as a stand-in and potential long-time fifth although no confirmations have been made. The team did not fare well at DreamHack Masters nor IEM Katowice.

Cloud9 is still looking to reach the level it peaked at back at ESL Pro League season four finals in Brazil where it took home the event before returning home to lose the title of the best North American team to OpTic a short time later. The team exited in the group stage at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas at the hands of No. 7 Ninjas in Pyjamas and will compete in a vicious group at IEM Katowice.

EnVyUs recently took part in the French roster shuffle which saw a lineup consisting of three new members, the most recent being Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom.

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(Photo: Beyond The Summit)