fnatic over Gambit to Cologne semis

stich
July 8th, 2016 22:59

fnatic advance to the ESL One Cologne 2016 semifinals after defeating Gambit 2-0 (16-5 on Train and 16-3 on Cache).

The final quarter-final of the day was between fnatic and Gambit and the series kicked off on Gambit's pick of Train. The Russian-Kazkah team looked confident and organised on their CT pistolround as they completely shut down a fnatic A-site take to win the round.

Following the anti-ecos, Gambit picked up two early frags but fnatic managed to win the three-versus-five, mostly thanks to three kills from Dennis "dennis" Edman and overall superior mid-round play.

Another solid defensive hold from Gambit on the fifth round reversed fnatic's momentum and brought the score to 4-2, which also gave the impression of a game that going to be close on the first half.


fnatic are through to the Major semifinals

The next round however saw Robin "flusha" Rönnquist nab three Tec9 entry kills and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer clear out the rest of the round and it proved to be a pivotal moment that would reverse the tide of the rest of the first map.

From that point onward, Gambit began to look less coherent in their defense and fnatic got their famous aggressive style rolling and the Swedish superstar team started to pull away in the first half, with Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson taking the lead for his team. The half finished 11-4 for fnatic.

The second pistolround saw Gambit manage to plant the bomb and bring the situation to a three-versus-three but fnatic edged out the CIS team and went up to a 12-4 score. With olofmeister picking up a quad kill anti-eco in the next round, fnatic looked truly unstoppable and, despite Gambit winning one T-side round take on the A-site at match point, the Swedes closed the map out 16-5.


Train was the KRIMZ show

fnatic's map pick of Cache was next and A-site aggression from olofmeister and his team on their T-side pistolround saw the Swedes claim an early lead. fnatic also had no issue picking up the two following anti-eco rounds.

The first gunround saw Gambit's Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev pick up four M4A1-S kills while defending to give Gambit their first round. fnatic however were pack to the same pattern that they showcased on Train of breaking Gambit's economy and momentum by winning the subsequent round, and the Swedes did so thanks to two entries from Jesper "JW" Wecksell.

On the eighth round, two opening kills from AdreN and a two-versus-two in an afterplant situation won by Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan and Rustem "mou" Telepov netted Gambit their second round to bring the score to 6-2 but then it was olofmeister's turn to break Gambit down in the following round, thanks to three AK47 kills from the player.


Gambit had no luck on either map

fnatic moved up to a 9-2 lead, and then Gambit picked up their third round of the half thanks to a double from Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov and three cleanup frags from spaze. But with the Swedes clearly in impeccable form, the half ended 12-3 for fnatic.

The second pistolround saw KRIMZ and flusha obliterate Gambit on the A site and fnatic advanced through their anti-ecos and closed the map out 16-3, an even more dominant performance than they had displayed on Train.

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 41 - 18 +23 106.4 1.78
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 36 - 14 +22 89.6 1.60
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 36 - 17 +19 101.0 1.50
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 29 - 22 +7 71.0 1.33
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 29 - 22 +7 73.5 1.21
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhanspaze 22 - 34 -12 70.0 0.77
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 22 - 33 -11 67.8 0.71
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 16 - 33 -17 49.2 0.55
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanovhooch 14 - 34 -20 54.6 0.51
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 17 - 37 -20 56.2 0.46

The first semifinal from ESL One Cologne 2016 goes live tomorrow at 15:00 and is a showdown between Virtus.pro and SK.

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Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
921
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1140
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Russia Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
846
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1221
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1364
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
ez
2016-07-08 22:59
WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU WE SMART, WE LOYAL, WE FRIENDLY, WE ARE FROM BRAZIL!
2016-07-08 23:10
Um... Immortals?
2016-07-08 23:12
Rekt
2016-07-08 23:22
#47
 | 
Brazil LIPE1 
NiP?
2016-07-08 23:24
#50
Sweden JKLY 
nip is shit, fnatic can play cs :D
2016-07-09 00:51
immortals is carry by hen1 and they are better then most of the teams... next year you will see mor their faces, write this
2016-07-08 23:45
#53
Dosia | 
Brazil Feader 
If tylooo one more time meet imortals they major dream is dead
2016-07-09 05:30
gg
2016-07-08 22:59
gg
2016-07-08 22:59
#6
 | 
Germany GeoRg___J 
ez
2016-07-08 22:59
#7
Respect | 
United Kingdom krazd 
Xd
2016-07-08 22:59
#8
Argentina shiNs 
expected
2016-07-08 22:59
1
2016-07-08 22:59
ez
2016-07-08 22:59
ez
2016-07-08 23:00
#12
fer | 
Brazil Luizim 
Not even close
2016-07-08 23:00
nt gamibt
2016-07-08 23:01
russians sat at bottle as usual.
2016-07-08 23:01
gambit = wasted spot in qf...
2016-07-08 23:01
#22
 | 
Poland Marcines 
worst 1/4 match ever
2016-07-08 23:02
#23
EAZY | 
Czech Republic k9fEinW0W 
gg
2016-07-08 23:03
#25
 | 
Romania walle17 
ezzz
2016-07-08 23:03
sad for cyber-tourists :(
2016-07-08 23:03
expected
2016-07-08 23:03
#28
 | 
Brazil saulop 
Sk vs Fnatic finals Incoming boys!
2016-07-08 23:03
#29
 | 
Sweden lagcats 
if fnatic just has their form, its going to be an easy major win for them. I just hope they found it back.
2016-07-08 23:04
no...bahaha
2016-07-12 15:01
#30
Portugal jO7A 
fnatic seem too strong since slopy win against G2.
2016-07-08 23:05
seems like Liquid are in trouble :^)
2016-07-08 23:07
Liquid would have rekt Gambit like Fnatic did I think
2016-07-08 23:08
liquid win the major
2016-07-08 23:08
ripped
2016-07-08 23:10
Let's gooo, hope they crush Liquid tomorrow and SK do so with VP so we can have the real final.
2016-07-08 23:12
#39
 | 
Finland Jampeyy 
Ez for ROCCAT
2016-07-08 23:12
#40
 | 
Sweden X-rAy 
gambit so bad to be honest.. dosia on cache getting killed pushing with no support... pathetic that adren guy needs new team. hes really sharp
2016-07-08 23:13
#41
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
red mokasinas omaigad gambit, my eyes, plz change uniform
2016-07-08 23:14
olof is back
2016-07-08 23:21
#44
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
really well played! Congratz!
2016-07-08 23:22
too ez :D
2016-07-08 23:22
#51
Sweden JKLY 
2 ez
2016-07-09 00:52
This is what happens when groups are not made properly... A shitty team sneaks into quarters...
2016-07-09 05:32
Kappa
2016-07-09 15:25
Ppööeää
2016-07-09 19:58
It was actually expected.
2016-07-11 15:08
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