KRIMZ shines as fnatic breeze past Gambit

Defending Major champions Gambit have been sent packing in Atlanta following a 16-2 thrashing at the hands of fnatic in the fifth round of the New Legends Stage.

The first match of the fifth Swiss round began with fnatic storming the A site, where Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson found three frags to give his team their first round on the board. After taking both anti-ecos with ease, the Swedes continued racking up rounds thanks to a series of multikills from Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson, forcing Gambit to call a timeout when they were down 0-7.

After the short break, the Kazakhstani team finally put their foot down and held fnatic off with back-to-back rounds, but the Swedes would quickly regain control of proceedings, closing out the half with a dominant 13-2 lead, with KRIMZ sitting at 23 frags.

KRIMZ led the charge for fnatic in a one-sided game

More misery was about to come Gambit's way as fnatic won the second half's pistol round with ease, leaving Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's men in further disarray. The Kazakhstani side's subsequent force buys were all but ineffective as the Swedes locked down the map to book a playoff berth.

Matchpage
16
2
23rd January 2018
16
Mirage
2

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 27 - 6 +21 152.3 2.47
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 20 - 6 +14 103.7 2.08
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 21 - 11 +10 108.8 1.86
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 7 - 9 -2 42.3 0.91
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 8 - 13 -5 64.2 0.88
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 11 - 15 -4 73.4 0.75
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 11 - 16 -5 61.6 0.67
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 7 - 18 -11 76.4 0.59
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 10 - 18 -8 63.5 0.47
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 5 - 16 -11 38.5 0.36

Qualified
France G2   Europe FaZe
Russia Quantum Bellator Fire   Brazil SK
Ukraine Natus Vincere   Sweden fnatic
2-2
Europe mousesports   Turkey Space Soldiers
United States Cloud9
Russia Vega Squadron
Eliminated
Denmark North   Poland Virtus.pro
Germany BIG   Denmark Astralis
United States Liquid

Kazakhstan Gambit
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
Gambit DEFENDING MAJOR CHAMPIONS
2018-01-23 01:05
#27
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
KRIMZ BALD TERMINATOR
2018-01-23 01:06
#61
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United States Globebuster 
152 adr krimzgasm
2018-01-23 01:10
ez for krimz
2018-01-23 01:13
2.47 highest rating on a map in a major.
2018-01-23 06:40
KRIMZ was one of best players in this tournament... at least TOP3. I can't believe fnatic goes 3-2 with this KRIMZ. How flusha and jw played so worse than expected? I believed this duo should do better.
2018-01-23 01:33
#30
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Verneth 
Bye Dosia
2018-01-23 01:06
#41
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
Fnatic always legends baby.
2018-01-23 01:06
#43
fer | 
Brazil nt_prodka 
ADREN: "OUR AGGRESSIVE STYLE AGAINST SK'S IS GOING TO BE SOME BEAUTIFUL CS"
2018-01-23 01:06
So SK and fnatic are the only legend that make it to legend stage
2018-01-23 01:07
#79
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United States STERBENVII 
Realized that a while ago. But damn...that's a terrible statistic. But then again, Astralis fell off late in the year, VP was dead, BIG was falling off a cliff, Gambit wasn't the team they used to be, and 100T didn't even get the correct Visas ;\
2018-01-23 01:16
Unlucky (or stupid) on 100T part; BIG are pretty much predictable because they lost the surprize factor; gambit, well, now no one can say they dont need zeus because he is the only one on the defending champ roster to make it to major; VP are already dead, what happen here are just confirmation that they need roster change, astralis and north need to make a danish superteam i think
2018-01-23 01:20
#2
Happy | 
Czech Republic TweNyczek 
I am a bit upset, I am really big fan, but they didnt deserved it after that pick..
2018-01-23 01:06
#3
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Denmark OfficialHLTV 
"DEFENDING MAJOR CHAMPIONS"
2018-01-23 01:05
#4
fer | 
Brazil nt_prodka 
Ill smoke a cigarette and get a blowjow as a tribute for xgod.
2018-01-23 01:05
just dont swallow
2018-01-23 01:21
#5
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United Kingdom Rooftrellen 
ez for Fnatic
2018-01-23 01:05
#6
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Brazil hsk- 
SECOOND
2018-01-23 01:05
#7
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Denmark danishwarrior 
Sweet! Fnatic = True legends. Gambit winning PGL Major wast just a fluke i guess.
2018-01-23 01:05
#73
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Australia KatVian 
Krimz 152 adr
2018-01-23 01:14
The problem rn is that the only thing they do on their T side is try to isolate players for 1V1s, all the time. I think they need a proper IGL now
2018-01-23 01:40
No Zeus - no party?
2018-01-23 02:19
I'm talking about Fnatic
2018-01-23 02:26
#113
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United Kingdom fal36 
+1 Against navi there were no trades
2018-01-23 08:39
Fnatic looked absolutely clueless against Na'Vi and if Gambit didn't fall into their trap over and over again (running the clock while slowly cutting rotations so the CTs eventually isolate themselves) they'd have stomped them like Na'Vi did. Gambit arguably has similar firepower than Fnatic but they were strategically even less prepared than them (as adren said in the interview before)
2018-01-23 12:18
#8
f0rest | 
Czech Republic Kravicka 
gg
2018-01-23 01:05
#9
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Portugal dracø 
Not even fun =x Gambit lost this game on the veto
2018-01-23 01:05
#10
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Finland Jodecast 
rip
2018-01-23 01:05
Gambit made a mistake picking mirage...
2018-01-23 01:06
2015 KRiMZ
2018-01-23 01:05
#13
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
ez krimz
2018-01-23 01:05
#14
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Portugal Joefilas 
cÍs tEaMs DesErVe mOrE SPoTs aT tHe MaJOr
2018-01-23 01:07
Fitch bot
2018-01-23 01:05
wow u are so smart, just becauase hes sitting last that dosent meant adren was anyhow better or rest of the gambit just look kills on other stfu blindness
2018-01-23 01:06
#56
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Europe KappaKaako 
Yeah in a 16-2 gamedoesnt matter if u did a bit beyter
2018-01-23 01:09
Dude you fucking suck, I got double the amount of kills you did!!! ...You got 4 kills
2018-01-23 01:13
:D:D
2018-01-23 01:22
KRIMZ smurfing
2018-01-23 01:06
#17
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Poland trancemeister 
Fnatic vs. FaZe / SK / Na'Vi? rip [*]
2018-01-23 01:05
#77
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Australia KatVian 
Fnatic could beat navy could beat Navi maybe. They have about 50% chance to top 4
2018-01-23 01:15
#80
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Poland trancemeister 
Na'Vi >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Fnatic
2018-01-23 01:16
#84
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Australia KatVian 
Only if simple god. If simple doesn't god mode then about even
2018-01-23 01:17
R.I.P. 4 CIS teams in playoffs dream(
2018-01-23 01:05
a living legend fnatic
2018-01-23 01:05
Nice major winners. No Zeus no major.
2018-01-23 01:05
#21
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
GOD KRIMZ <3
2018-01-23 01:05
#22
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
KRiMZ: Legend spot please Gambit: Understandable have a nice day
2018-01-23 01:05
Krimz: Please, I don't want to loose my major streak. Gambit: Understandable, we pick Mirage.
2018-01-23 01:20
#23
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
LUL
2018-01-23 01:05
And NiP fanboys were saying that fnatic will never make top 8 at a major again after losing olofmeister. Disgusting.
2018-01-23 01:06
#67
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Russia suicidewave 
Krimz magic ^^ Always legends
2018-01-23 01:13
#95
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Sweden disismadnez 
Pls tell me which nip fanboy said that? Fookin hell when nip aint at the major u gotta cheer for ur countrymen #VAMOSSWEDEN
2018-01-23 01:30
I dont save names, it was in the first two months after the change.
2018-01-23 01:34
#119
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Sweden disismadnez 
Some NiP fans are toxic it seems
2018-01-23 17:11
#111
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Malaysia Level1Cam 
Black137
2018-01-23 06:37
GOD Krimz
2018-01-23 01:05
#26
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India VeryHotGuy 
Whole Gambit = 44 Kills Krimz + Lekro = 27+21 = 48 Kills /gameover
2018-01-23 01:06
#49
fer | 
Brazil nt_prodka 
Dosia = 93824 women Whole fnatic = 0
2018-01-23 01:08
#51
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India VeryHotGuy 
Haha X-God. Sad Gambit lost. Had Fnatic played anything other than inferno against navi, maybe gambit would have also qualified
2018-01-23 01:08
nt at least three fnatic members have girl friends
2018-01-23 01:14
EZ
2018-01-23 01:06
NO ZEUS, NO MAJOR - GAMBOT ESPORTS
2018-01-23 01:06
very solid KRIMZ major
2018-01-23 01:06
#33
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Latvia Faaakk 
Well deserved spot Fnatic <3
2018-01-23 01:06
Krimz is playing out of his mind on this tournament
2018-01-23 01:06
good for them
2018-01-23 01:06
#36
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Lekr0 is the new olofmeister
2018-01-23 01:06
#37
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Spain elpastor 
KRiMZ is shining this major
2018-01-23 01:06
#38
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Europe KrepaN 
FNATIC I FUCKING LUVE UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU <3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333
2018-01-23 01:06
#39
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Norway Phancy11 
Dumbest veto ever. Mirage is the ONLY map where fnatic have advantage over Gambit, and they dont ban it. Well deserved lose GG.
2018-01-23 01:07
#40
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Canada gritabit 
GOD KRIMZ BOT FITCH STRIKES AGAIN
2018-01-23 01:06
krakow looks like the biggest fluke major ever, only 2 legends advance
2018-01-23 01:06
#52
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Brazil sprk1 
swiss format for you. so random....
2018-01-23 01:09
#81
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Paraguay HighAIching 
eleague 2018 is the biggest fluke major*
2018-01-23 01:16
It's the swiss shitter system
2018-01-23 01:19
#120
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World aagii247 
in that older system if u win 2 games u are in playoff but swiss is little better man.
2018-01-23 18:50
#46
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Europe KappaKaako 
KrimZera
2018-01-23 01:07
#47
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
What went wrong with Gambit my god, they got crushed by such a terrible team as Fnatic.
2018-01-23 01:07
#48
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Spain Alser 
12/12 olof & krimz baby
2018-01-23 01:08
LEGENDS
2018-01-23 01:09
#50
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Sweden skyvlan 
ALWAYS LEGENDS #ALWAYSFNATIC
2018-01-23 01:08
#59
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Brazil sprk1 
+1
2018-01-23 01:09
+1 <3
2018-01-23 01:14
+1
2018-01-23 01:51
Hope see c9 and mouz strikes too
2018-01-23 01:09
#54
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
Major winner LUL
2018-01-23 01:09
KRIMZ is a fucking GOD man,this guy deliver Godlike performance every game like its his average games
2018-01-23 01:09
#58
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Australia SUNSPY 
Smooth headed KRIMZinal does it again
2018-01-23 01:09
FUCK YEA LETS GO <3 olof and krimz remain legends while astralis succ
2018-01-23 01:10
why didnt Gambit veto Mirage smh
2018-01-23 01:10
#63
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Krimz has been insane so far this major! MVP for dis guyyyyyy
2018-01-23 01:11
Krimz god
2018-01-23 01:11
152ADR jfc
2018-01-23 01:11
-fitch +a decent IGL PLEASE
2018-01-23 01:12
#117
Jame | 
Indonesia gryphon_ 
b1ad3
2018-01-23 12:58
rip gambit
2018-01-23 01:13
#71
FalleN | 
Brazil nando1c 
gg wp Fnatic, legends.
2018-01-23 01:13
RIP Gambit, now gotta requalify, is it time for -fith + ANGE1 or -Dosia for ANGE1 maybe? :( But Dosia started playing well in the past events, but damn, they gotta do some, or stick together and work on moral boost! gg gl
2018-01-23 01:13
12/12 playoffs KRIMZ AND OLOF - TWO LEGENDS!
2018-01-23 01:15
So sad
2018-01-23 01:16
#82
allu | 
World paralize1 
Fnatic didn't deserve slot! After lost game to Navi 16-7.... hope it was your last win in life
2018-01-23 01:16
Bad veto from Fnatic picking NaVis absolutely best map. Would've been game on on any other map
2018-01-23 01:23
#96
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Sweden disismadnez 
Neither did gambit who just lost 16-2 lmao whats ur point?
2018-01-23 01:32
KRIMZ really wanted to keep the 12/12 playoffs
2018-01-23 01:17
NICE!
2018-01-23 01:19
bb gambit :(
2018-01-23 01:19
#90
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
fitch needs to go. and whoever managed that veto without banning mirage is a moron.
2018-01-23 01:21
#93
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Sweden Div-\ 
Krimz is on fire this major. Impressive stuff.
2018-01-23 01:22
Gambots played like bots. Seriously. I was watching a tier 5 team in that match. They couldnt even spray properly, losing all duels, they were letting guys with deagles and pistols shooting them from palace and more shit like that. Im glad they are not in legendary group, they dont deserve it after that match. Tier 3 or below stuff from Krakow champs. Unacceptable.
2018-01-23 01:34
#100
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Brazil digozamaral 
The teams that will dispute the next major qualify are fucked haha
2018-01-23 01:37
What teams do we have so far? Astralis VP North Mouz/SS Vega Gambit New Liquid BIG + NA teams + NiP(?) + Godsent(?) Man, next qualifier will be rough!
2018-01-23 01:50
#106
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Brazil digozamaral 
Feels bad for the tier 2/3 teams that will dispute maybe 2 can pass, idk xD
2018-01-23 02:01
2.47 rating 2.0? must be the highest rating at a major ever? jesus christ
2018-01-23 01:51
Gambit 1 hit wonders lmfa000 rip in pepperoni borat scene
2018-01-23 02:00
Gambits vetos lost them this tournament
2018-01-23 02:25
#118
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Luxembourg alex24 
same vetos won them the pgl major... so now its fair
2018-01-23 13:00
#110
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Ez for papa Krimz
2018-01-23 05:09
#114
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Switzerland hanniba1fade 
now people are gonna think gambit are bots again -.- they are just braindead for their map picks i honestly believe they dont even know what maps other teams are good on
2018-01-23 10:45
we was win the major NOT zeus -gambit 2018- result ---> raped by fnatic
2018-01-23 12:01
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