Gambit book ROG Masters spot after beating Seed 2-0
Gambit have qualified for ROG Masters 2017 after beating Seed 2-0 in semi-finals at the EMEA Finals (16-13 on Cobblestone and 16-2 on Train).
The action kicked off on Cobblestone where Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev clutched a 1vs2 in the pistol round to give his CT-sided team the lead. Gambit won five more rounds to lead 6-0 but Seed didn't let the Kazakhstani team run away with the game (6-1).
Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend won a post-plant 1vs3 to earn his team's second round but Gambit responded well and finished the first half 11-4 ahead. Jesse "zehN" Linjala's triple kill in the second half pistol round gave Seed their fifth round and opened the door for a potential comeback (11-5).
Timo "Spiidi" Richter & company trailed 14-13 as they closed the gap with their good CT-side defense and could have tied the game at 14-14 but they lost a 2vs1 against Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov. Gambit then closed out the map with a 16-13.
Gambit started Train on the T-side and won the first three rounds. Even though Seed picked up the first weapon round victory, Gambit went on a remarkable nine round streak to lead 12-1. Gambit finished the half with a 13-2 lead. Gambit closed out the game 16-2 and qualified for ROG Masters 2017.
|Seed||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Denis 'denis' Howelldenis||32 - 36||-4||71.0||0.87|
|Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN||28 - 37||-9||72.7||0.87|
|Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi||24 - 35||-11||63.0||0.72|
|Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL||23 - 36||-13||56.7||0.71|
|Paweł 'innocent' Mocekinnocent||17 - 40||-23||48.1||0.51|
|Gambit||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN||51 - 24||+27||114.6||1.80|
|Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch||46 - 27||+19||88.7||1.46|
|Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit||34 - 22||+12||88.4||1.36|
|Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou||32 - 25||+7||66.7||1.18|
|Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia||21 - 26||-5||58.5||0.92|
The team list for ROG Masters 2017, which will offer $250,000 in cash prizes, which will take place from December 7-10 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, currently looks as follows: