Gambit & North to IEM Katowice

Gambit and North have locked their spots at IEM Katowice following wins against mousesports and HellRaisers, respectively, in the closed qualifier's lower bracket.

After fnatic and Heroic secured a place at IEM Katowice via the upper bracket earlier today, it was time for the lower bracket matches. In the second round, mousesports beat Epsilon 2-1 and North edged out Natus Vincere with the same score.

The European mixture then met Kazakh-Russian side Gambit, who lost to Heroic earlier, and grabbed the first map, Train, following a dominant CT side.

Gambit will be in attendance at IEM Katowice at the end of February

Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov & co. struck back on Cobblestone with eight rounds on each side, and clinched the spot at the Polish event after Overpass, where the two went neck and neck with Gambit grabbing a 16-13 win in the end.

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 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 64 - 58 +6 85.5 1.14
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 58 - 54 +4 79.3 1.14
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 63 - 58 +5 68.2 1.09
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 43 - 56 -13 72.8 0.94
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 49 - 55 -6 62.5 0.88
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 63 - 57 +6 87.6 1.14
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 56 - 52 +4 73.3 1.10
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 53 - 55 -2 78.8 1.04
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 60 - 55 +5 70.2 1.02
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 48 - 58 -10 70.9 0.94

 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 64 - 58 +6 85.5 1.14
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 58 - 54 +4 79.3 1.14
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 63 - 58 +5 68.2 1.09
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 43 - 56 -13 72.8 0.94
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 49 - 55 -6 62.5 0.88
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 63 - 57 +6 87.6 1.14
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 56 - 52 +4 73.3 1.10
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 53 - 55 -2 78.8 1.04
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 60 - 55 +5 70.2 1.02
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 48 - 58 -10 70.9 0.94

On the other side, HellRaisers started off well against North on Cobblestone with nine rounds on the defense and grabbed a 1-0 in the series following a comfortable Terrorist side.

Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's team then had a 14-12 lead on Inferno, but the Danes, who are making their online debut with Daniel "mertz" Mertz and Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, clawed back to equalize the series 1-1.

A great defence on Overpass, the deciding map, worth 11 rounds saw North clinching the fourth spot from the European closed qualifier.

 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 71 - 49 +22 91.5 1.34
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 67 - 54 +13 83.4 1.23
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 62 - 53 +9 78.9 1.09
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 46 - 52 -6 65.2 0.92
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 38 - 57 -19 59.0 0.90
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 69 - 52 +17 90.4 1.25
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 59 - 59 0 79.9 1.06
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 49 - 49 0 58.8 0.96
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 44 - 60 -16 63.3 0.84
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 44 - 64 -20 63.8 0.82

With only one spot left to be determined, the team list for IEM Katowice looks as follows:

Denmark Astralis United States Cloud9
Europe FaZe France G2
Sweden NiP Brazil SK
Poland Virtus.pro United States Liquid
Australia ORDER Australia Renegades
China TYLOO Sweden fnatic
Denmark Heroic Kazakhstan Gambit
Denmark North  

The last spot at the $500,000 tournament taking place from February 27 to March 4 will go to the winner of Farmskins Championship #2, which is currently in the group stage.

Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
629
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1643
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Ez as always for Gambit and the missterious creature known as Dosia.
2018-02-05 00:01
#6
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
To the.... ROAR! also, CONGRATS MY FAVORITE EICHEL SEIZED <3
2018-02-04 23:57
UMM hellraisers or north? xD
2018-02-04 23:58
#18
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
n o r t h o r t h
2018-02-04 23:58
#50
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Vietnam Oida 
he is a true enigma of our time (imreallysmartpls+1)
2018-02-05 01:34
#86
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Switzerland Infi2k 
I heard he just earned his map knowledge and cs go skills because he ate gaben! Thatswhy Half Life 3 will never get released... ???
2018-02-05 23:04
#2
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Malta 74c00 
Ting goes skrrra
2018-02-04 23:57
navi and hr :( Both ukr org destroyed by north HB AdreN.
2018-02-05 00:06
#54
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Brazil coldzao2 
look , 1 of these teams will qualify hltv.org/events/3500/farmskins-champions.. navi shouldve played this, would be easier xD
2018-02-05 02:26
#4
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Argentina borishdp 
oh yes ! Third? PD: Expected
2018-02-04 23:57
#5
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Armenia suddy 
3
2018-02-04 23:57
2ez4north New roster , new era
2018-02-04 23:57
#8
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
ez for gambit like always.
2018-02-04 23:57
ez
2018-02-04 23:57
#11
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Europe keNLey94 
gj north
2018-02-04 23:57
hello navi , this is seized .....
2018-02-04 23:57
Lol ok
2018-02-05 01:06
#59
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
Denis 'seized' Kostin 49 - 55 -6 62.5 0.88 OMEGALUL
2018-02-05 07:06
and? seized on lan hello oskar,this is major.
2018-02-05 08:13
#71
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
Seized's last positive event in terms of rating was ESL One New York in September, and he had 1.01 :D Hell yeah, seized on lan :D Why do you mention oskar?
2018-02-05 09:01
He is salty russian cuck
2018-02-05 09:30
im never first rip
2018-02-04 23:58
Dk with 3 teams :o
2018-02-04 23:58
\o/ Yeeeees
2018-02-05 00:26
Well RIP to styko then
2018-02-04 23:58
lets hope
2018-02-04 23:59
free woxic
2018-02-04 23:58
+1
2018-02-05 00:00
#64
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United Arab Emirates Rashy 
+1 but not to kebab soldiers
2018-02-05 07:20
#76
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Sweden 1ArKade1 
-Styko +Woxic Ez
2018-02-05 10:42
hope qbf will win farmskins championship
2018-02-04 23:59
#20
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United States Noahack88 
If North can talk to k0nfig and get him motivated again, kick aizy, this could be a powerhouse team.
2018-02-04 23:59
+1
2018-02-05 02:14
#57
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Aizy and msl are together
2018-02-05 04:09
gay couple?
2018-02-05 07:17
#65
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United Arab Emirates Rashy 
Wtf? How is it gay. You gay
2018-02-05 07:20
> "Aizy and msl are together" > Denmark > MSL... understand?
2018-02-05 07:21
#84
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United Arab Emirates Rashy 
No gay Arschloch
2018-02-05 19:05
#21
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Canada gritabit 
H0bbit strats > ChrisJ strats Also good job valde and FeelsBadWoxic
2018-02-04 23:59
Well written article my dudes, HellRaisers indeed qualified.
2018-02-04 23:59
#30
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United States gtmaniacmda 
NORTH WENT OFF SCRIPT
2018-02-05 00:03
Well done boys
2018-02-04 23:59
#26
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Turkey WhiteHawkK 
71-49 1.34 ratio on awper wtf! Free woxic. He deserve better..
2018-02-05 00:00
#69
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Finland Alko^ 
its just online bro
2018-02-05 08:44
#27
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Sweden JPKmad 
save woxic please someone
2018-02-05 00:00
more likely kick deadfox
2018-02-05 00:02
#28
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Macau Bent0 
ty deadfox
2018-02-05 00:00
I can't see any poiny of keeping this useless trash, he is literally worst player in t2-t3 teams
2018-02-08 13:25
HR deserved to get a spot at IEM unlucky a bit
2018-02-05 00:09
#34
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Other Phinks 
no, HR needs to kick deadweightfox and get a proper player. He was useless as an awp and even worse as a rifler
2018-02-05 00:13
#32
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Russia M13f 
last spot QBF
2018-02-05 00:09
#70
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Finland Alko^ 
what is qbf
2018-02-05 08:44
I have to say I'm pretty disappointed in NaVi and mousesports I also thought maybe hr could squeeze in but oh well This is really good for this new north roster though and proves gambit isnt dead
2018-02-05 00:09
north undeserved. lucky trash team. can´t wait to see them getting destroyed on lan
2018-02-05 00:13
+1
2018-02-05 07:16
SOME ORG SAVE WOXIC PLEASE
2018-02-05 00:15
#37
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Austria gex0r 
Deadfox completely useless without awp
2018-02-05 00:16
#39
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Other Phinks 
Also useless with awp.
2018-02-05 00:22
He is trash at LAN and inconsistent Online, i can't see any point of keeping him, when there are so many better free agents like dennis, pimp, cajunb, rubino, lowel, seized, jayzar, jkaem, pyth, acilion, znajder
2018-02-05 01:02
#56
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World fox>Kennys 
DeadFox>Seized
2018-02-05 03:30
#73
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Other Phinks 
No way
2018-02-05 09:32
#38
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Cool, rip HR!
2018-02-05 00:17
#41
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World dammo 
[*] HR
2018-02-05 00:35
wp Gmb, I just hope these new things (Hobbit as IGL, +seized) will add something good to the team at least, although I wasnt that happy about that shuffle
2018-02-05 00:42
#74
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Other Phinks 
Its plain stupid. Hobbit should not IGL. Waste of his potential. They should get rid of dosia.. he is the least sharp player and they should get a ood IGL instead of him. We all saw how good gambit was when they had structure.
2018-02-05 09:33
<3 Gambit
2018-02-05 01:05
#46
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Norway Phancy11 
Deadfox literally dead. I don't believe it isn't better options out there.
2018-02-05 01:10
woxic :(
2018-02-05 01:15
#48
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North America ScarySkeleton 
Woxic needs a new team
2018-02-05 01:16
Hobbit is pretty good on IGL. WP
2018-02-05 01:19
RIP hellraisers dream
2018-02-05 01:48
#52
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Europe andyy_ 
N o r t h LUL
2018-02-05 01:50
roses are red violets are blue styko is shit but what do i know
2018-02-05 06:57
Roses are red Violets are blue Styko is shit But what can I do?
2018-02-05 07:16
#60
jOELZ | 
Finland TiltedAF 
Mouz or Navi should honestly be there, instead of Virtus.pro
2018-02-05 07:10
#67
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
Gonna be a good tournament
2018-02-05 08:07
#75
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
wtf mouz losing against seized xd
2018-02-05 10:28
#77
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
rip HR BibleThump
2018-02-05 11:26
#78
FalleN | 
Europe wedhigh 
VirtusPro should play for their spot to...
2018-02-05 11:32
+dennis
2018-02-05 13:21
#80
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Europe tweekzter 
Maybe not so bad for mouz to drop out. I did not like their mindset against Epsilon at all. Those are professional players, they should prepare for every opponent and don't play pug-style against them. They need to take this more serious.
2018-02-05 13:40
yeah I remember the same thing in their game against QBF. after the 13:2 lead they just started not to give a shit and then they lost it
2018-02-05 15:54
Aizy and MSL with vintage performance living up to their skill..
2018-02-05 15:28
#83
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Russia AR4ER 
GG Gambit!
2018-02-05 17:57
woxic deserve a better team
2018-02-05 19:49
#87
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North America ksp52 
Wasted spots
2018-02-06 01:56
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