The European team of G2 Esports became the winner of Champions Cup Finals in CSGO, having defeated the Russian squad of Team Spirit in the final match with a 2-0 score. For their victorious performance, they earned $150,000 of prize money.
G2 has won its first LAN since the addition of nexa and huNter-
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On the draw’s outcome, G2 found themselves in Group B. In their first match, they beat BIG on Inferno, delivering a strong performance on the T side (9-4) — 16-12. After that, the Europeans met with Hard Legion. They outclassed the Russian five in the game for a semifinal spot without dropping a map, 2-0: 16-9 Vertigo, 16-7 Mirage. Eventually, in the Playoffs, they were joined by FURIA, ENCE, and Team Spirit.
ENCE Esports were the next opponent of the French-Serbian lineup. The Finnish team managed to put up a decent fight, but at the end, they were defeated 1-2: 13-16 Mirage, 16-14 Dust2, 17-19 Train. Then, G2 Esports advanced to the grand-final, where they would go on to compete with Spirit. Earlier in the event, the Russian roster prevailed over the Brazilians of FURIA, 2-0: 16-4 Mirage, 16-11 Nuke.
The decisive Best of 3 series between G2 and Team Spirit lasted for two maps. First, the Samurai won over their rival on Train, 16-13, and second, they got the job done on the enemy’s pick, Mirage, closing out the game at 16-11. Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač boasted the best statistics in the final as he scored a 1.61 rating by the end of this match (60-35 K-D, 108.0 ADR).
The final results:
- 1. G2 ($150,000)
- 2. Spirit ($50,000)
- 3-4. ENCE, FURIA ($25,000 each)
- 5-6. Movistar Riders, Hard Legion ($15,000 each)
- 7-8. TYLOO, BIG ($10,000 each)
According to the HLTV database, the most valuable player of Champions Cup Finals is huNter-. Taking into account his results throughout all 8 maps he had played, the Serbian rifler averaged a 1.41 KDR. On the second place of the leaderboard is Nikolay "mir" Bityukov, who delivered a 1.25 rating.