First rule of professional sports: it's not over until it's over. Consider this a reminder.
There was a lot of professional Counter-Strike over the weekend. Australia was represented in full force in South Korea for the Asia Minor qualifiers for the next CSGO Major, while Dreamhack were putting on a show in Austin, Texas.
Dreamhack's Austin event isn't acting as a feeder event into something larger, but the US$100,000 prize pool still makes it worth keeping an eye on. And for one of the players involved — full-time streamer Jaryd "summit1g" Lazar, who is trying his hand out at professional competition — he should have kept his eye on the screen a little longer.
I remember when I was about to win my first LAN match. It was a 1v2 and the bomb was down; after getting the kills I held down the defuse button as hard as I bloody well could. I wasn't going to screw up at the final hurdle.
And I bet it's something summit1g won't do in the future. Why, you ask? Because after losing that round, CLG ended up pulling the game into overtime — beating Splyce and summit1g's teammates, 19-16. CLG won the second game of the best-of-three series as well, knocking Splyce out of the tournament.
It's not over till it's over.