SK win cs_summit over Gambit
SK triumphed at cs_summit with a 3-1 win over Gambit in the grand final (Inferno 10-16, Cache 16-2, Train 16-13).
The grand final began on Gambit's first choice, Inferno, where Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's squad got off to a 5-0 start as Terrorists. SK then got three in a row defending the B bombsite before another B take ended with the Brazilians saving three weapons.
Three more B executes later, SK picked up their first lead in the match at 7-6 thanks to João "felps" Vasconcellos' triple breaking their opponents' economy, while the last two rounds were split between the two teams.
In the second half, Gambit took their lead back with Zeus' triple in the second pistol and a 1v2 from Rustem "mou" Telepov against a forcebuy. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's side then turned around a 3v4, but they had to eco once Gambit replied in the following round and went on to extend their lead to 13-9.
A 2v4 from Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and FalleN pushed SK to double digits, but they couldn't string more rounds together yet again, as Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov and company finished off map one comfortably at 16-10.
SK back to winning ways with their first title since ESL One Cologne 2016
Cache was up next and it was SK as Terrorists getting a big lead early on that time after felps and Marcelo "coldzera" David won 1v1 clutches in the first two rounds, with the latter adding an ace to his name in the fourth round.
The best player of 2016 continued to rack up kills round after round, including two in a close 1v3 attempt that Gambit ended up winning in the end. That was the only round Zeus's squad could muster up in the first ten, with SK breaking their economy time and time again.
Before the half ended, only one more round went Gambit's way when Dosia put up a double when SK tried to run out door. By that time, coldzera was at 28 kills and broke 30 once the second pistol round was over, and his team picked up map two at 16-2.
Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov's five kills over the next two rounds put Gambit on the board, and Zeus' quad-kill in the next made the score 8-4. The following round went the other way, but it was Gambit who closed out the half with two in a row for a respectable 6-9 half on the offense.
With a B retake, Gambit proceeded to close the gap and eventually grabbed their first lead in the 19th round. However, SK then started coming out on top of disadvantageous situations and went on a six-round streak, clinching match point at 15-11. Dosia then saved Gambit's chances with a 1v2 clutch, but SK finished it off two rounds afterwards to hoist their first trophy in nine months.
K - D
Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera
68 - 40
Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer
53 - 48
João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps
48 - 48
Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN
42 - 43
Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO
39 - 47
cs_summit final standings: