SK defeat Gambit; advance to playoffs
SK secured their third victory at the New Legends Stage of the Major, beating Gambit 16-10 on Overpass to advance to the playoffs.
With the pistol round and the first gun round going more or less smoothly in their favor, SK were set up to a great CT side on Overpass. In their second buy, Gambit traded Fernando "fer" Alvarenga early on and Rustem "mou" Telepov went on to take a total of three kills, but the Brazilian side was composed in the late round and advanced their lead.
SK were 7-0 up shortly, with the one-sidedness of the match being reflected in two Gambit players being without a kill at that point. One of them was Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev, who finally got on the board in the next one, picking up two kills to get Gambit's first round of the game.
A fast-paced B push on the pistol went well for SK from the start, with João "felps" Vasconcellos claiming two early kills and the rest of the squad closing it out. However, the Kazakhstani squad replied with a force buy, giving themselves a chance to come back (14-3).
Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov's smoke play that yielded him a triple kill got Gambit their seventh round, SK switftly replied, but couldn't close it out in the following one and Gambit continued their comeback. Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov and co. got to 10 rounds before slipping up in a 4v2. The killer duo of SK, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Marcelo "coldzera" David, clutched it out and secured SK a place in the playoffs.
K - D
Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou
20 - 18
Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit
18 - 17
Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN
13 - 19
Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia
12 - 16
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch
8 - 19
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