Cyberbet Cup delivers CS:GO competition when most needed

Betting and tournament provider Cyber.bet has announced the Cyber.bet Cup, set for next Monday. The Cyber.bet Cup is taking place between the 6th –12th of April with $10,000 in prize money up for grabs. Eight teams were invited to the event, putting the match number to 14, after which a champion will be crowned.

With just two days to go, we have just enough time for a quick overview. Below are the bare essentials you will need to before the event commences.

Cyber.bet Cup delivers CS:GO competition when most needed

Cyber.bet Cup Overview

The event is going to played entirely online with two groups of four teams competing in the standard GSL format. The top two performs in each groups will advance to Playoffs playing a single elimination bracket. Every match including the final will be in a Bo3 format.

The groups are divided as follows:

Group A

  • Movistar Riders
  • Espada
  • Hard Legion
  • NaVi Junior

Group B

  • Heretics
  • Smash
  • Syman
  • Nordavind

The prize divison is in the good old: “To the victor go the spoils” format.
1st  – $7,000
2nd – $3,000

The Broadcast will be available in three languages (English, Russian and Portuguese) with prominent commentators Kieran Cullinan and Rafael Paisgk lending their services. We’ve last heard from Kieran at the United Masters League, while Rafael lent his expertise at the ESN League Season 6: Portuguese Qualifier a few weeks ago.

Cyber.bet Cup Teams

The event features a plethora of up and coming rosters that are currently climbing the global rankings. Movistar Riders and NaVi Junior were first announced on the participant list, but due to unforeseen circumstances had to pass their slots over to sAw and Winstrike. Follwing a few days of back and forth, we found out sAw and Winstrike would not be participating after all as Movistar and NaVi Junior were added back to the participants list. HellRaisers and Sprout were also among the initial participants, but have sicne been replaced with Heretics and Espada.

Overall, the competition did not suffer much with the replacements as all four teams are roughly at the same strength level.

The two new/old additions to the invitee lineup are also our picks to make it out of their respective groups. The Movistar Riders has a lot to prove in 2020, while NaVi Junior is already famous for producing some of the best CIS talent and without a doubt is high up on the list of favorites.

The rest of the teams are no pushovers either. Espada, Hard Legion and Heretics have all had their spot under the limelight in 2019. All three teams are on the spectrum between B and C tier with occasional spurts of glory into the premier divisions.

The final three in Syman, Smash and Nordavind are absolute toss-ups in terms of predictability. If any of the three performs well at the event, they are likely to go far. But, considering recent form and the lack of activity on their part, puts these three at the bottom of the barrel.

Overall, the competition at Cyber.bet Cup is a good measure for each of these teams to size up with their close contenders in their division.

Impact

Cyber.bet’s tournament gives a chance for non-premier teams to find competition in a time where completion is sparse. With most LAN events canceled and competition restricted to few events, any team that is not part of the Top30 is pretty much left to their own devices.

The tournament provides an avenue for teams to keep their season alive and keep fighting for better placements. In the end, the sub Top50 teams is where the best fresh talent comes from.

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Stay tuned for more information about the event coming soon!

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