VPs only recent win was a minor invite-only tournament hosted by Starladder without a lot of the top teams beating NaVi in the final, so nobody took them as a serious contender for the top spot, and indeed, with the Luminosity/SK-Gaming disqualification, the current best team of the world had to leave after a decision at the green table rather than the field of glory. But the heavy hitters of NaVi and fnatic were next in line for the title? Simply put: No. Currently there is quite the gap between SK and the rest. Both NaVi and fnatic, even NiP have the occasional outstanding performance, yet noone holds a candle to SKs ability to put up consistent first class performances. Enter VP. Their run to the title was solid, TaZ being liberated from the leader role making an impact, byali and snax carrying the water whenever TaZ failed, Neo all the while fragging and leading his team to victory with good strategical decisions aswell as a solid shooting performance.
Currently a massive increase in t2 – t4 tournaments can be witnessed within the CSGO scene, which attracts a healthy amount of teams to play for them. It is no longer the case, that you see the same faces over and over again, well, you do, but there are new faces in between now. Skylla, Operation Kinguin, rising stars europe, asus friday night bash and a load of other service providers, (more…)