CS:GO Roobet Cup preview

Just three days after the conclusion of BLAST Premier Spring Finals, another big CS:GO tournament is set to begin,... Henrieta | 21. June 2022

Just three days after the conclusion of BLAST Premier Spring Finals, another big CS:GO tournament is set to begin, featuring 16 invited squads from among the scene’s best. The Roobet Cup starts tomorrow, and because it’s not a part of any circuit, its sole purpose is for players and fans to enjoy the pure and highest competitive CS:GO. 

The online tournament organized by Relog Media in partnership with cryptocurrency casino Roobet will run between June 22 and 30 and will offer a shared prize pool of $250,000.

Roobet Cup teams, format and schedule

The group stage of the event will use a classic GSL double-elimination tournament format with four groups of four. Two teams out of each group will advance to single-elimination playoffs starting on June 27. All matches will be best-of-three. 

Here’s the full team lineup: 

  • Group A: OG, FaZe Clan, BIG, Entropiq 
  • Group B: Astralis, Cloud9, Complexity Gaming, Movistar Riders
  • Group C: ENCE, MOUZ, Imperial Esports, Eternal Fire
  • Group D: Outsiders, FURIA Esports, forZe, 9z Team

The opening matches of the competition will see BIG vs. Entropiq and Astralis vs. Movistar Riders on Wednesday, June 22 at 3 pm CEST, and will be followed by clashes of FaZe Clan against OG Esports and Cloud9 against Complexity at 7 pm CEST.

The Roobet Cup Grand Final is scheduled for Thurdsay, June 30 at 7 pm CEST. The event will be streamed on RoobetEsports’ official Twitch channel and Fragster will be taking care of the German broadcast coverage. 

Will FaZe claim Roobet Cup? 

Despite FaZe Clan’s recent unsuccessful run at the Spring Finals, where they got eliminated in the first playoff match by Natus Vincere, the reigning Major champions from Antwerp remain the favourites of this tournament. Without NAVI in the lineup, their chances of winning this one are pretty high. 

The teams that could realistically endanger FaZe include ENCE, currently ranked third in HLTV’s rankings and still patiently working for their big triumph, and Cloud9 — the winners of the recent IEM XVII in Dallas. Unlike the rest of the teams in the competition, the former Gambit roster have been on a break since winning the event in Dallas, and so they will be presumably well-rested and prepared to fight for another title. 

Entropiq — the team to watch

A team to keep an eye on in this tournament is definitely Entropiq, a promising Russian crew that’s been trying to break through into the highest CS:GO for a while. Currently ranked 25th, the team has been making appearances at some of the biggest CS:GO competitions, including PGL Major Stockholm 2021 and the ESL Pro League Season 15. They were also supposed to compete in the IEM XVII in Dallas, however, due to visa issues had to step back from the tournament. 

Even though without a greater success in the top-tier events, Entropiq is an experienced team perfectly capable of defeating squads such as Fnatic or BIG. The team have also recently strengthened their roster, adding former Team Spirit player Nikolay “mir” Bityukov.  Following their withdrawal from IEM, Entropiq will be undoubtedly eager to show that they have what it takes to compete with the best.

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