Gambit beat Astralis, become Legends

Gambit have advanced to the quarter-finals at ESL One Cologne after beating Astralis 16-6 on Dust2.

The first match of the second day in Cologne was a winners' match between Astralis who beat Dignitas, and Gambit who defeated CLG in their opening match.

The battleground to determine the first quarter-finalist was on Dust2 and Gambit started out on the T-side. The Russian team picked up the pistol round after Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev's entry kill and were able to secure the anti-ecos.


AdreN & co. acquire Legend status

Despite giving up two opening kills to Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander in the first weapon round, Gambit snatched it and then made it 5-0. Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz clutched a 1vs2 to give his team their third round and Astralis later tied it at 5-5. Mihail "⁠Dosia⁠" Stolyarov replied with a 1vs2 clutch of his own to take back the lead and Gambit led 9-6 at halftime.

A triple kill by Rustem "⁠mou⁠" Telepov in the second half pistol round extended Gambit's lead to 10-6 and they made it 12-6 after cleaning up the anti-eco and the early weapon purchase of the Danes.

Gambit picked up two more rounds to make it 14-6 which triggered an Astralis timeout. It didn't work though as Gambit closed out the match 16-6, advancing to the quarter-finals.

Matchpage
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6th July 2016
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Dust2
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 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 14 +10 104.0 1.65
18 - 9 +9 82.1 1.52
20 - 13 +7 81.8 1.33
13 - 13 0 77.9 1.18
12 - 14 -2 70.4 1.06
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
17 - 17 0 82.9 1.07
16 - 18 -2 73.4 0.95
13 - 19 -6 67.9 0.88
9 - 17 -8 62.6 0.69
8 - 16 -8 46.7 0.63

Next up in Cologne will be the elimination match of Group A between Dignitas and CLG. You can find yourself a stream on our match page.

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Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
384
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
703
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
686
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
786
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
ez
2016-07-06 11:45
15 replies
pz
2016-07-06 11:45
5 replies
#41
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Turkey Mustafa-
cajunb was the problem topkek
2016-07-06 11:46
4 replies
#52
 | 
Australia TheHypics
He was did u not see Dig almost win
2016-07-06 11:46
#74
 | 
Australia TheHypics
And speaking of which I forgot they had gla1ve filling in.
2016-07-06 11:48
topbait, go hang yourself
2016-07-06 11:50
True, astra can now choke in group stage, not only in playoffs
2016-07-06 12:53
#45
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ
disband pls
2016-07-06 11:46
1 reply
Device is shit
2016-07-06 12:02
#59
 | 
Denmark chrkloster
If you choose to lose both pistols and the upcomming gunround in both halfs, you gonna have a bad time... On the other hand, I know Astralis is using gla1ve as a standin, but it is still criticizable that they can't play a map such as Cache, so they have to go for D2 vs. Cyka Blyats.
2016-07-06 11:47
#76
 | 
Sweden Madrigals1
Easiest group for Astralis, get shrekt.
2016-07-06 11:48
5 replies
Easiest group for everyone it seems, astralis played like clowns
2016-07-06 11:50
4 replies
#142
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Israel Fixzor
Rip astralis?
2016-07-06 12:38
2 replies
a weak "legend" team for sure, dig got a fair chance they just gotta play their game and not respect astralis too much... and veto fucking overpass already
2016-07-06 12:41
1 reply
#167
 | 
Israel Fixzor
hope astralis will beat their enemy team.
2016-07-06 16:31
clown9?
2016-07-06 20:04
#2
allu | 
Finland yes_asd
so close
2016-07-06 11:45
2 replies
yes
2016-07-06 11:45
1 reply
Choking on another level topkek
2016-07-06 11:50
#3
 | 
United States Tryx[M]
1
2016-07-06 11:45
1 reply
ez4dosia and hooch
2016-07-06 12:00
GZ gambit
2016-07-06 11:45
ez4xgods
2016-07-06 11:45
1
2016-07-06 11:45
SO EZ 4 X-GOD! fokin astrailius choke-artist
2016-07-06 11:46
#8
Freya | 
Turkey Keepo
ez
2016-07-06 11:45
#9
 | 
Turkey Mustafa-
EZ
2016-07-06 11:45
haha
2016-07-06 11:45
ez
2016-07-06 11:46
gg
2016-07-06 11:45
#15
 | 
Australia CKS
a
2016-07-06 11:45
#16
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Russia band1
EZ
2016-07-06 11:45
1st
2016-07-06 11:45
i wanted to bet 150$ on Gambit but it was early morning and i was too lazy to go to ATM :/ feelsbadman
2016-07-06 11:46
6 replies
me too
2016-07-06 11:47
3 replies
sad
2016-07-06 11:48
2 replies
great for gambit and well deserved win
2016-07-06 11:50
1 reply
yes but i didnt bet D:
2016-07-06 11:56
u have to go to the atm to bet on csgo matches?
2016-07-06 12:50
1 reply
yeah i have only cash
2016-07-06 13:38
X GOD
2016-07-06 11:45
X GOD
2016-07-06 11:45
#22
Nayomy | 
Netherlands p2dr
impressive
2016-07-06 11:45
#23
 | 
Spain rezpekfull
ez
2016-07-06 11:45
#24
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Brazil Reznor
ez skins
2016-07-06 11:45
THEY ALWAYS WAS LEGENDS
2016-07-06 11:45
X GOD IS LEGEND
2016-07-06 11:45
LEGENDSSS
2016-07-06 11:45
#28
 | 
Sweden FZX
wow
2016-07-06 11:45
wp gambit
2016-07-06 11:45
#30
 | 
Poland Redrumowy
too ez crazy ivan style
2016-07-06 11:45
pls vac them
2016-07-06 11:45
ayy
2016-07-06 11:45
Ez
2016-07-06 11:45
#36
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Estonia jossd
And G2 or Fnatic out in last place GGWP
2016-07-06 11:45
Expected Kappa
2016-07-06 11:45
ez
2016-07-06 11:45
SEX GOD LEGEND
2016-07-06 11:45
not even choking anymore at this level
2016-07-06 11:45
Ez for X GOD PogChamp
2016-07-06 11:46
#43
ZywOo | 
World n33p
xgod
2016-07-06 11:46
i thought adren was a white guy
2016-07-06 11:46
1 reply
There are 2 adrens, one is from US.
2016-07-06 11:47
ez 4 x god
2016-07-06 11:46
get rekt fucking stupid casters who hyped astralis every shot
2016-07-06 11:46
2 ez for Kazakhstan`s pros
2016-07-06 11:46
2 replies
<3 MOU
2016-07-06 11:48
1 reply
<3 AdreN, my Dutch friend (sorry, dont know how to adress message, is "dutch" correct for you, am I right?)
2016-07-06 12:05
#49
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Norway sparta92
ALready written?
2016-07-06 11:46
well, they were already legends from last major
2016-07-06 11:46
4 replies
they didn't made the playoffs in MLG
2016-07-06 11:48
3 replies
oh yeah right that was qualifier LOL
2016-07-06 11:50
2 replies
"main qualifier" u wot?
2016-07-06 11:50
1 reply
yeah my bad haha
2016-07-06 11:50
#51
 | 
Spain Alser
well done, unexpected!
2016-07-06 11:46
are you freaking kidding me?
2016-07-06 11:46
L E G E N D S <3
2016-07-06 11:46
ez
2016-07-06 11:46
#56
JW | 
United Kingdom Gandu123
Choke??
2016-07-06 11:46
dosia the god, back for another major
2016-07-06 11:46
TOP
2016-07-06 11:47
sry bye
2016-07-06 11:47
w0w
2016-07-06 11:47
Expected
2016-07-06 11:47
Good Job Gambit!
2016-07-06 11:47
Believe in Lanbit
2016-07-06 11:47
#67
 | 
Russia kyoto44
E*zzzzz
2016-07-06 11:47
GG Gambit!!! _b
2016-07-06 11:47
cajunb was the problem. -karrigan +gla1ve -Xyp9x +cajunb dignitas -MSL -tenzki -RUBINO +karrigan +Friis +Magiskb0Y
2016-07-06 11:48
2 replies
new top team?
2016-07-06 20:07
1 reply
willnt ever happen anyway
2016-07-06 20:08
ez Skins
2016-07-06 11:48
2016-07-06 11:48
ez 4 vodka and kumis
2016-07-06 11:48
glad for gambit, they deserve it but astralis LMAO they only deserve the worst.
2016-07-06 11:49
CAJUNB WAS THE PROBLEM XDD
2016-07-06 11:49
Lanbit once again. Wp
2016-07-06 11:49
LMAO CHOKESTRALIS strikes again.
2016-07-06 11:51
Way to go, Gambit. Unlikely they make to semis, or even finals, but first seed in their group is a good result by itself, not to mention legendary status is really viable. We going to see Gambit more often this year.
2016-07-06 11:51
Astralis choking in groups
2016-07-06 11:51
thats why you need to ban dust2 against gambit lol :D
2016-07-06 11:51
holy shit they got rekted, well done Gambit kaman FOR MOTHER RUSSIA!
2016-07-06 11:51
2 replies
and FOR FATHER SATELLITE STATE KAZAKHSTAN
2016-07-06 11:53
1 reply
:D
2016-07-06 13:06
Sad because my pick'em failed, but I'm happy for hooch :)
2016-07-06 11:52
#95
 | 
World fox>Kennys
damn
2016-07-06 11:52
Astralis is in easiest group and still they aren't able to win the group. ROFL. And karrigan once again not even 10 frags.
2016-07-06 11:53
#98
 | 
Russia sNQ-
gj hooch & co
2016-07-06 11:54
RIP skins. I'll never bet on BO1 ever again :'( ... Maybe tomorrow!
2016-07-06 11:54
#100
 | 
Finland muglobal
STICKERS WORTH IN 3...2....1.....
2016-07-06 11:54
#101
 | 
Finland Jiksu
Astralis tier3 confirmed. Their glory run (as TSM) was apparently just cloud9-type of fluke. Rip.
2016-07-06 11:55
gj Gambit
2016-07-06 11:55
2016-07-06 11:56
#105
 | 
Europe TEEZY
rip gold coin
2016-07-06 11:56
Ez for Gambit <3
2016-07-06 11:56
n1 gambit guys
2016-07-06 11:58
expected
2016-07-06 11:59
PROVE THEM WHO THE REAL AdreN
2016-07-06 11:59
lmao
2016-07-06 11:59
#112
 | 
United States ferdog
CLG got more rounds than Astralis. lol
2016-07-06 12:00
#113
 | 
Slovakia TatKo
Karrigan 0.61 Xyp9x 0.55 i mean yeah gg
2016-07-06 12:00
danish bots expected
2016-07-06 12:02
expected
2016-07-06 12:02
Rip my skins :(((((( #russians power
2016-07-06 12:04
need a X GOD LEGEND youtube video
2016-07-06 12:04
#120
 | 
Portugal dracø
Brutal. Savage. Rekt.
2016-07-06 12:05
Adren EZ
2016-07-06 12:05
#124
 | 
Ukraine tereza
Slil bablo i tebya bombit?! Bistrey "all in" na Hujambit.
2016-07-06 12:07
What the fuck is going on here gambit new island or what :D
2016-07-06 12:08
WHEN I SAY CYKA YOU SAY BLYAT CYKA
2016-07-06 12:08
1 reply
Govno, Zalupa, Penis, Her, Davalka, Xyi, Blyadina. Golovka, Shluha, Zhopa, Chlen, Eblan, Petuh, Mudila.
2016-07-06 13:08
Astralis with a standin topping the charts, losing to the 20th ranked team in the world. This looks really, really bad. If they manage to lose to CLG/Dignitas the future of the company/org could very well come to an end. Surely the key performance indicators have not been fulfilled and the investors cannot be satisfied with the situation.
2016-07-06 12:09
6 replies
Creating organization with players being the owners was bad idea in the first place.
2016-07-06 12:13
#134
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Sweden Div-\
Isn't it too soon to say this? It is just a bo1 (in one of the most important tournaments of the year, but still). I would not count them out, although you are right that there is this possibility.
2016-07-06 12:18
4 replies
Gambit is not a random team. Even if they are not in the top 10 yet they have the potential and the experience to challenge every top team.
2016-07-06 13:54
2 replies
#164
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Sweden Div-\
Oh yes, I was talking about Astralis. I like Gambit very much, they seem somewhat consistent in the upsets.
2016-07-06 15:04
1 reply
true, true.. =)
2016-07-06 22:25
Now that we know what happened, the scenario I painted will of course not happen. What I meant was, however, that if Astralis yet again exit a grand tournament from the groups then someone in their back office will not be satisfied and a reaction should follow accordingly. Luckily, Astralis made it out of groups playing with two standins which is impressive. So in terms of the brand and the team, this tournament can actually be seen as a positive experience even though the brand exposure did not reach the intended heights. For now I believe the team and organisation is safe and sound as it is. Whether they will win tournaments, I don't know. Maybe even their internal goals have been readjusted following recent events, and if quarters/semis are acceptable then the goals are probably more aligned with the capabilities of the team as of now.
2016-07-11 09:14
where is kjaerbye? rly dont know:)
2016-07-06 12:10
1 reply
Kjaerbye was attending qualifier minor with Dignitas, so because of Major rules - he can't play with any other team, only with Dignitas. Bad timing for both Danish teams to swap players.
2016-07-06 12:14
nice to see a cyka team out of the groups
2016-07-06 12:10
waylander: "Gambit too bad"
2016-07-06 12:15
1 reply
Did he said that? Lmao
2016-07-06 13:08
#133
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Sweden Div-\
Ayyyyyyy Gambit <3
2016-07-06 12:16
Is Astralis out? I think they play against the winner of CLG-DIG, don't they?
2016-07-06 12:22
1 reply
Yes they do
2016-07-06 12:32
At least one legend is going to lose his status in group A, expected.
2016-07-06 12:25
#137
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Russia AR4ER
GG Gambit! GL in play-offs guys ;)
2016-07-06 12:25
chokestralis xDDDD not surprised
2016-07-06 12:30
Truly disappointing..
2016-07-06 12:35
1 reply
Truly great game!
2016-07-07 15:45
<3 d d oser Dosia
2016-07-06 12:36
EZ DDOSIA SEX GOD
2016-07-06 12:40
gz
2016-07-06 12:42
ETO PIZDEC
2016-07-06 12:47
LEGENDARY X GOD
2016-07-06 12:48
dosia s2
2016-07-06 12:48
#150
 | 
Russia telosll
ez ,foR X-GOD =))
2016-07-06 12:50
what a waste of a quarter spot lol gonna get stomped watch
2016-07-06 12:53
2 replies
Clg woulb be better? Lol
2016-07-06 13:09
1 reply
any team
2016-07-06 14:37
EZ FOUR DOSIA
2016-07-06 12:59
Astralis will now choke in group stage xD
2016-07-06 13:02
#156
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Estonia Rebae
HOLY SHIT
2016-07-06 13:07
Gambit can definitely challenge everyone !
2016-07-06 13:55
dammit Astralis.... >:|
2016-07-06 15:40
Gg LeX
2016-07-06 16:16
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