Gambit to Summit final over OpTic

It took Gambit three maps to knock OpTic out of the competition in Los Angeles. They started winning Inferno, 16-10, lost Mirage, 16-9, and won Cobblestone, 16-6.

The match started out on Inferno with Gambit taking the pistol round on the terrorist side after a play on the B site. Gambit were then able to follow up on the anti-ecos for a 3-0 lead. Both teams then traded rounds for a 6-4 partial after 10 rounds.

As the half progressed Gambit found ways to get passed OpTic’s defenses, and started winning round after round with Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko’s trademark slow methodical play on the attacking side of Inferno for a 10-5 partial.

Having won the second pistol round, Gambit increased their lead to 12-5 after the anti-eco. Having planted the bomb, OpTic were able to buy on the third round of the half and won it after getting the opening frag on Rustem "mou" Telepov in mid to keep their hopes alive.

With 13-9 on the board and Gambit having trouble with their economy, it looked like OpTic were looking to make a comeback, but Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev was able to tally the 14th round for his team after killing four players who came one by one and played in and around smokes.

With the momentum on their side, Gambit were able to close Inferno on the CT side, 16-10, ahead of OpTic’s map, Mirage.


Gambit won Inferno in large part thanks to the Kazakh triad

On Mirage, a triple by mou and a double by Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov gave Gambit the first round, but a wall of smokes and several p250 kills gave the North American team the round. OpTic were then able to capitalize on the anti-ecos and take the 3-1 lead.

Playing their own brand of slow CS, OpTic kept finding holes in the CIS team’s defenses for an 8-2 lead after ten rounds, and not allowing Gambit to build an economy. OpTic then gave a single round more before the switch.

Gambit won the second pistol round, too with AdreN posting a double and Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov posting a triple. OpTic won a p250 to get onto 13 rounds, but Gambit quickly started to mount the comeback in large part thanks to the team’s Kazakh trio all the way to 13-9.

Finally OpTic were able to get the 14th round after stopping an A push, and were then able to get on match point thanks to a smoke defuse by Tarik "tarik" Celik who was left standing with 3hp after the round ended. OpTic then closed the map out, 16-9, to take it to the decider, Cobblestone.


OpTic brought it to a decider after winning Mirage 16-9

The map started out with OpTic taking the pistol round, but Gambit were able to tie in the second. Rounds then were traded before Gambit started to run away with the half, taking eight of the last ten rounds before the switch, for an 11-4 lead.

OpTic won the second pistol round of the map but Gambit were once again able to snatch the forcebuy, putting OpTic in dire straits both monetarily and on the scoreboard. After that Gambit quickly ran away with the side, not allowing OpTic a chance to come back for a 16-6 score at the end of the map.

Matchpage
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23rd April 2017
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Inferno
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Mirage
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 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 57 - 42 +15 86.9 1.31
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 63 - 45 +18 85.6 1.27
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 53 - 46 +7 82.0 1.22
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 47 - 45 +2 70.7 1.05
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 35 - 42 -7 61.6 0.88
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 48 - 46 +2 75.1 1.11
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 45 - 50 -5 73.9 1.03
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 49 - 52 -3 67.4 0.95
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 44 - 55 -11 72.8 0.90
Canada Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR 34 - 53 -19 56.8 0.77

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
629
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
995
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
nice job Gambit
2017-04-23 23:00
#8
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United Kingdom trtr098 
Kazakhstan power house
2017-04-23 23:01
#11
suNny | 
United States VAZ1R 
ez pz lemon squeeze
2017-04-23 23:00
#22
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Sweden Madrigals1 
they invited tier-1 NA teams to play against tier-2,tier-3 EU teams + SK, just to finally make them a tournament they can win. LOL
2017-04-23 23:02
#29
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Brazil Mirekz 
lmao swedstan, they invited the best EU teams too, but tier 1 EU teams are too cocky to play at small events, bunch of arrogant fucks
2017-04-23 23:08
mad cuz truth?
2017-04-23 23:16
#34
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Brazil Mirekz 
what do you mean truth? i'm the one telling the truth, Beyond The Summit invited all the tier 1 EU teams, but they're cocky so they refused the invite, its not SK's fault that EU players are arrogant little cucks.
2017-04-23 23:17
I'm sure you spoke to Astralis and Faze and G2 and VP and got their reasons for not attending. That is how you know you are telling the truth.
2017-04-23 23:59
#59
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Brazil Mirekz 
i know because LD (owner of beyond the summit) himself said that he invited EU teams but they refused the invites.
2017-04-23 23:52
"I'm sure you spoke to Astralis and Faze and G2 and VP and got their reasons for not attending. That is how you know you are telling the truth." If you knew anything you would understand that it's the teams that decide, not the players. Some teams may defer to the players but in the end the org has the final say. They may have though the event wasn't prestigious enough to warrant attending. Also he didn't specify which EU teams, some of those that I mentioned may have not been invited.
2017-04-23 23:59
#61
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Brazil Mirekz 
you know that Astralis is owned by the players right? and do you really think that LD would not invite the likes of VP,Astralis,G2,Fnatic,FaZe,Navi? ofc he would.
2017-04-24 00:01
Astralis is owned by the players, but that is the exception not the rule. The only other teams that operate like that are Heroic and Godsent. What I said applies to Faze, G2, VP, Fnatic, NaVi, North, Immortals, Hellraisers, Mousesports, Flipsid3, and every other tier 1, 2, or 3 team I didn't mention. The Astralis players may have also been thinking similar to how an org would have since they own the team.
2017-04-24 00:11
#64
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Brazil Mirekz 
players have a huge say on what tourneys they want or do not want to play when a team is good, the org will try to do everything to make the players comfortable, while in smaller teams who has the final say on everything is the org. that's just common sense, but it seems like you and your UK friend have a hard time on using common sense.
2017-04-24 00:12
Again, you know this how? Because you are an executive for Immortals? Also that was just 1 potential reason, there are a million others that are way more likely than "they are cocky." Teams may have been more concerned about qualifying for EPL/ECS finals, both of which are much bigger tournaments than Summit. They may have thought it wasn't worth the travel. Or maybe they wanted to take a break and spend time with family, something a no-lifer like you wouldn't understand. Anyway I have more important shit to do. Thanks for the chat, and have a nice day.
2017-04-24 00:26
#66
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Brazil Mirekz 
" there are a million others that are way more likely than "they are cocky." Teams may have been more concerned about qualifying for EPL/ECS finals," no there isnt, there's no other tourneys this month and there's no EPL/ECS matches either, the most likely reason why top teams refused the invite is because the prizepool is low.
2017-04-24 00:28
#33
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Poland kurwafa 
They're either too cocky or don't want to spend 6+ hours on a plane and deal with jetlag for a couple of days after coming back home and prefer to prac and spend time with family
2017-04-23 23:16
+1 smart toilet cleaner
2017-04-23 23:19
#39
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Brazil Mirekz 
not really, read #38
2017-04-23 23:22
read #11 Teams aren't going to attend events that they don't consider worth attending. Many factors will factor into this, location, prize money, any events in their personal life, whether the org wants to pay for them to attend. it doesn't mean they are cocky, it means they are prioritizing what events to play so they can breath every now and then
2017-04-23 23:24
#42
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Brazil Mirekz 
"it doesn't mean they are cocky, it means they are prioritizing what events to play so they can breath every now and then" theres no more events this month and they already took a month break since there was no tourneys in march, so yes they're cocky those big orgs care about money now, beyond the summit could be one of the best tourneys this year, chill environment, players casting matches and interacting with the viewers, perfect bracket system with no stupid bo1 elimination matches or swiss system. its one of the tourneys that i'm enjoying the most on CSGO, but people wont remember it because EU teams choose to refuse invites just because the prize pool wasn't 250k+
2017-04-23 23:29
Unless you know all org staff and players that didn't attend the event on a personal level, take your made up statement and shove it back up your arse where it came from. You have no fucking idea why they refused the invites, or if they were even invited to begin with.
2017-04-23 23:30
#45
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Brazil Mirekz 
you don't need to know all org staff, its simple actually its common sense,why would all tier 1 teams from EU refuse invites if wasnt for the prizepool if there's no other events overlapping with the_summit? Astralis players themselves said that they wont be attending to small events from now on, like i said beyond the summit has being great the only thing that is holding it back is the level of the this competing because EU teams declined the invites, yet people are flaming SK for accepting it insted of giving them props.
2017-04-23 23:36
how do you know who and who wasn't invited in the first place? You have no idea. If astralis want to attend the few major events and spend more time practicing to try and retain their top 1 status then who are you to criticize that? It makes perfect sense to me. It's not being cocky, it's being sensible
2017-04-23 23:38
#47
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Brazil Mirekz 
"how do you know who and who wasn't invited in the first place?" because fuckin LD said so (event organizer and one of the owners of beyond the summit) he said that most EU teams that he invited refused the invite lmao dude you're completely clueless you dont even know what's goin on yet you are trying to argue with me. and ye it is being cocky, because if they were not on the top they would attend for sure, like NiP and EnvyUss did or even if the prizepool was higher.
2017-04-23 23:41
The fact you think that someone prioritizes practice over attending an event half way around the world cocky just shows how clueless you are.
2017-04-23 23:42
#50
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Brazil Mirekz 
the fact that other EU teams are attending the event just proves my point, and attending to a lan where theres other good teams is the best practice that you can have so your statment doesn't even make sense.
2017-04-23 23:44
event =/= prac you dumb fucking cunt. The only other team to compete with astralis currently attending is SK. It's not like every top team is there?
2017-04-23 23:47
#56
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Brazil Mirekz 
that's right, everybody say that results on scrims and practice doesn't mean shit. "The only other team to compete with astralis currently attending is SK. It's not like every top team is there?" and guess what, all the other teams that are not there and compete with SK and Astralis are also from EU. btw attacking me with ad hominems doesnt make you right m8 try actual arguments.
2017-04-23 23:50
#38
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Brazil Mirekz 
if it was 2 years ago no team would refuse an invite to a 150k tourney, now that the prize pools are skyhigh teams just ignore smaller tourneys, and yes it has to do with then being cocky because Beyond The Summit always does Dota 2 tourneys and the top teams always attend to the event, even tho that dota 2 has tourneys with prize pools of 20 million and majors with prize pool of 3 mil.
2017-04-23 23:23
lmaooo retard, ofc no proper tier 1 team would attend this tournament, for same reason they don't attend local lans to destroy tier 5 teams. they have self-respect enough to let this be a tier 3 tournament for the lesser teams who would never win a tier 1 tournament (Gambit, SK, C9, GODSENT etc.) leave the majors and other large tournaments to the tier 1 teams and let SK have a shot at reaching finals in these smaller tier 3 NA events. fallen gets a trophy, cold can pad some stats and tier 1 events don't get wasted spots with teams that just go out in groups :) everyone's happy
2017-04-24 08:43
#73
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Sweden Madrigals1 
+1
2017-04-24 15:17
#2
HUNDEN | 
France unnn 
gg
2017-04-23 23:00
GG
2017-04-23 23:00
#7
India 682 
cool
2017-04-23 23:00
great gamz, nice to see gambit trying to win something.
2017-04-23 23:00
#12
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Belgium kn0lle 
nah not that ez
2017-04-23 23:00
#13
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United Kingdom Recks 
GodreN
2017-04-23 23:00
expected
2017-04-23 23:00
#16
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Italy Er1cz 
Ez
2017-04-23 23:00
#17
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Nice
2017-04-23 23:00
mixwell carrying optic
2017-04-23 23:00
#19
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Brazil ZACKK_SP 
God ADREN
2017-04-23 23:01
m1xwell and 4 bots
2017-04-23 23:01
#24
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Russia AR4ER 
GG! AdreN
2017-04-23 23:05
#27
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Ukraine ravenous150 
ez final
2017-04-23 23:08
#28
FalleN | 
Brazil Lk1Ng 
8 TEAMS 3 FROM NA NONE IN THE FINALS NA CS LUUUUUUUUUL
2017-04-23 23:08
3rd, 4th, and 5-6th is not bad. Considering European teams went 5th-6th, 7th, and 8th, and TBD but probably 2nd. They had more teams an mostly worst placings.
2017-04-23 23:10
Dude, C9 is doing a great job. They are Tier1 for sure. Optic tier 2, but increasing. EUA has lot to be proud.
2017-04-24 12:52
#36
shaGuar | 
Hong Kong b1uhwk 
they all knocked each other out so
2017-04-23 23:18
"I am Kazakh, I need meat" - AdreN 2017 legend
2017-04-23 23:08
Good recovery from gambit after a disgusting yesterday's showing. Winning Optic was still a hard task taking into consideration the fact that they were on paper considered a team to get knocked out first yet they managed to best EnVy, C9 and Liquid. Gg to both
2017-04-23 23:32
excellent counter forces team "Gambit E sports" for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan
2017-04-23 23:43
So ez Gambit
2017-04-23 23:45
c9 would have won
2017-04-23 23:48
#54
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GGWP OpTic, tbh didn't expect them to get this far (especially after their first game in the tournament), but they delivered. Hope they can do well at IEM Sydney too. JR needs to put some more work on his calling, but it's not all that bad overall.
2017-04-23 23:49
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