Gambit beat BIG for a WCA 2017 Finals spot

The Kazakhstani side took down BIG with a 2-0 scoreline (16-10 Cache, 16-8 Train) in the semi-final of the WCA 2017 Europe Main Qualifier, securing a spot at the global finals and a minimum of $10,000 in prize money.

Two teams that were invited to the playoff portion of the WCA 2017 Europe Main qualifier, Gambit and BIG, made it past qualified teams Japaleno and FlipSid3 and met in the first semi-final. With three teams from the qualifier going through to the final LAN event—that will be held at an undisclosed location and will feature a yet unknown prize pool—, the semi-final was the decider in terms of which team will go through.

Gambit secured spots at both ROG Masters and WCA 2017 finals in the past week

Cache was the map to start off the series, with Gambit running away with the game early on, chaining nine rounds right from the beginning. BIG managed to recover towards the end of their CT half and bring the momentum into the second half by winning the pistol round and the first buy. However, the 10-5 deficit the German side brought over from the first half proved insurmountable and Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev and co. closed out their opponent's map pick 16-10.

Gambit once again had a strong Terrorist side on their pick, Train, with BIG only able to pick up two CT rounds after securing the pistol and the followup anti-eco. It was 11-4 and Gambit won the second pistol, but things got complicated as force-buy rounds were traded back and forth. The match was tied up shortly, though, with Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov's +13 K-D performance being enough for his side to secure a victory on Train.

Matchpage
2
0
18th October 2017
Germany
16
Cache
10
16
Train
8

Matchpage
2
0
18th October 2017
Germany
16
Cache
10
16
Train
8

 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 49 - 30 +19 88.4 1.33
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 38 - 29 +9 80.5 1.28
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 40 - 33 +7 86.5 1.24
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 32 - 33 -1 87.7 1.15
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 29 - 29 0 60.6 1.05
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 45 - 38 +7 104.9 1.24
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' NinićLEGIJA 32 - 37 -5 70.2 0.99
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäuskeev 31 - 35 -4 54.1 0.78
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 23 - 39 -16 65.0 0.71
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 23 - 40 -17 57.5 0.65

With this win, Gambit have won a minimum of $10,980 from the online qualifier, with that amount potentially going up to $26,350 if they manage to win the grand final against Envy, Space Soldiers or Heroic. BIG, despite losing, still have a chance to go through to the WCA 2017 Finals LAN if they secure a win in the third-place decider.

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
642
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
#1
Portugal JrMan 
Ezz
2017-10-19 11:35
who this why new hltv!!!
2017-10-19 11:36
#2
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Poland TrapZ 
helo man
2017-10-19 11:35
#3
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Sweden EraXYT 
Ezzz Gambiiiit <3
2017-10-19 11:36
#4
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Syria Asiimov 
rip tabsen
2017-10-19 11:36
tabsen HAHAHAHAHAAHA
2017-10-19 13:01
#6
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Europe tweekzter 
tabsen bottomfragger
2017-10-19 11:39
xd what a jole of a team
2017-10-19 12:37
#7
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Ukraine w1nth 
NO BUG NO BIG LUL
2017-10-19 11:41
big sucks wasted major spot
2017-10-19 11:42
#13
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Pakistan ErrantAc3 
Envyus still in it? I thought they withdrew.
2017-10-19 12:15
who cares big sucks
2017-10-19 12:21
#37
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1 they won't get out of groups at ELEAGUE Boston, 100% guaranteed, thank me later
2017-10-19 20:51
#9
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Russia CIGIL_TOP 
I CHO?
2017-10-19 11:51
#11
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
SUPER EZ FOR GAMBIT <3
2017-10-19 12:01
ez AF
2017-10-19 12:04
wtf is going on with tabseN... absolutely no fucking motivation I guess
2017-10-19 12:15
#28
SpawN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina nessaja 
He dont cheat anymore.
2017-10-19 16:03
Expected.
2017-10-19 12:23
#18
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Denmark Menterx 
Expected
2017-10-19 12:54
Gambit win this.
2017-10-19 13:02
#21
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Russia Maxul 
You r early
2017-10-19 13:25
Gambit so strong
2017-10-19 13:44
#23
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Where was tabseN?
2017-10-19 14:03
#35
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Denmark Xipingu 
Shit as usual when there is no bug to abuse.
2017-10-19 20:51
expected
2017-10-19 14:31
ez sexgod
2017-10-19 15:01
How are Gambit willing to attend this shitty n toxic tournament instead of SLi invitational LUL
2017-10-19 15:05
#31
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Kazakhstan garrin4a 
It was announced before that Gambit players have visa issues and were forced to refuse SLi
2017-10-19 16:35
#36
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Denmark Xipingu 
+1
2017-10-19 20:51
Let's go SS :)
2017-10-19 15:14
Shame TabseN was not having a good game
2017-10-19 16:04
Gg
2017-10-19 16:29
#32
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Indonesia yolorize 
ez for Gambit, zeus was the problem
2017-10-19 16:43
bl BuG. Better find some new ones to get good again.
2017-10-19 17:19
#34
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Denmark Xipingu 
TabseN = dogshit again. What a surprise. No bug, new TabseN.
2017-10-19 20:50
#38
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Germany jirschi 
3 tabsen flames, one more please :-)
2017-10-20 13:09
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