Gambit defeat fnatic in Kiev; FaZe breeze past TyLoo

Gambit came from behind to defeat fnatic 2-1 in the first Swiss round at the StarSeries i-League Season 4, while FaZe made light work of TyLoo after two quick maps.

The big match of the second pair of fixtures began with Gambit almost overturning a 2v4 situation in the pistol round before Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov was taken down in the decisive 1v1 confrontation. A botched third-round buy put the Kazakhstani team in a tough economic situation, but then they seemed to have picked up the pace as they twice brought the deficit to just two rounds.

It looked like the rest of the half would be keenly contested, but that was far from the case. fnatic kept their defence very tight and cruised to a 10-4 lead, with the final round going Gambit's way thanks to a quad-kill from Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev.

fnatic further added to their lead by taking the pistol round, with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist getting four kills to his name, but then they fell into Gambit's trap as they were caught off-guard by the CT's A stack.

That round breathed new life into the Gambit camp, but their dreams and hopes would be wiped out soon. A quad-kill from Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, who ended the map with a 1.86 rating and an impressive 122 ADR, gave fnatic their first gun round of the half and propelled them to take the map without losing any more rounds.

Gambit lost the first map but turned the series around

Next up was Overpass, which began at a very high pace, with fnatic rallying back from a lost pistol round thanks to Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson landing four Desert Eagle kills. Two rounds later, Hobbit put Gambit back into the game with a 1v3 clutch, with that round sparking a great run from the CIS side, who would secure a 7-3 lead.

With the game slipping away from them, fnatic tightened up their defence and won three of the final five rounds of the half, one of them courtesy of a stunning 1v2 clutch from flusha.

Now playing on the CT side, Gambit simply ran away with the lead, winning seven rounds without response to seal an emphatic win and tie up the series at 1-1. 

fnatic were out-classed on the last two maps

It all came down to Cache, which quickly turned into a bloodbath. After losing the pistol round, Gambit hit back on a force-buy following a quad-kill from Rustem "mou" Telepov. That marked the beginning of a phenomenal run from the Kazakhstani side, who would take 13 rounds into the second half after giving the Swedes very little room for manoeuvre throughout the half.

Things then went from bad to worse for fnatic as they lost the second half pistol round following an A play from Gambit, with Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov picking up three quick kills. With no room for error, the Swedes hit back on a force-buy to keep their hopes alive. Even after watching their opponents reach match point, fnatic continued to fight valiantly, but they would collapse in the 27th round, in which a trio of AdreN kills sealed the deal for the new Gambit roster.

Matchpage
1
2
17th February 2018
16
Inferno
8
6
Overpass
16
11
Cache
16

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 61 - 48 +13 90.1 1.24
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 54 - 49 +5 87.7 1.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 51 - 53 -2 75.3 1.06
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 48 - 51 -3 76.5 1.04
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 34 - 48 -14 52.7 0.75
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 54 - 49 +5 76.2 1.16
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 53 - 52 +1 86.7 1.15
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 58 - 43 +15 79.6 1.15
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 49 - 49 0 71.0 1.02
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 32 - 56 -24 56.7 0.70

Meanwhile, FaZe, the current No.1 team in the world, locked horns with TYLOO in what turned out to be a one-sided affair. On Inferno, TYLOO only managed to break through FaZe's tight defence 11 rounds into the game and it was only thanks to a 1v2 clutch from their newest member Kevin "xccurate" Susanto. The remaining rounds of the half were extremely messy, but the Chinese side could only get one more round before the break.

FaZe piled more misery on TYLOO by taking the following pistol round with an A execution. With no money to work with, the Chinese team were simply helpless to keep their opponents from locking down the map.

TyLoo were no match for FaZe

Overpass followed the same trend as the first map as FaZe got off to a blazing fast start, taking six of the first seven rounds to put TYLOO in danger of getting blown out once again. The Asian team then scraped a few rounds, but as the half came to an end they were trailing their opponents 5-10.

FaZe remained in the driving seat in the second half and won five rounds right off the bat to hit match point. It was only then that TYLOO finally managed to get their first round of the half, but it merely delayed the inevitable defeat as the Europeans would lock down the map shortly afterwards.

Matchpage
2
0
17th February 2018
16
Mirage
2
16
Overpass
6

 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 42 - 22 +20 109.8 1.77
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 37 - 27 +10 102.3 1.52
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 36 - 22 +14 98.0 1.34
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 38 - 23 +15 86.5 1.31
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 27 - 21 +6 72.1 1.15
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 26 - 37 -11 80.1 0.87
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 25 - 39 -14 71.6 0.77
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susantoxccurate 20 - 32 -12 57.5 0.72
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 25 - 36 -11 74.5 0.72
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 18 - 36 -18 48.9 0.57

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
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
995
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susanto
Kevin 'xccurate' Susanto
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
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:
867
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
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
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
ez for the best team in the world (Faze)
2018-02-17 15:28
Gambit will probably get rekt on cache the next time they play it. There's no way any other team allows seized to push A main that much. Here's a heatmap of seized on the ct-side. The dude was allowed to push A main 7 times and net 8 kills just from it and a shit ton of information. hltv.org/stats/matches/heatmap/mapstatsi..
2018-02-17 15:33
#8
China o_O 
xcurrate best team in world
2018-02-17 15:29
Tyloo OMEGLUL
2018-02-17 15:33
#53
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Hungary Shaperz 
Nip top1
2018-02-17 16:08
I think I puked a little in my mouth
2018-02-17 16:09
#24
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
best analysis
2018-02-17 15:35
Thank Mr. galaxzy
2018-02-17 15:40
best analysis
2018-02-17 15:49
Thank Mr. boris_the_blade
2018-02-17 15:53
u are disrespect murikan cunt why only seized where adren and mou
2018-02-17 18:00
What?
2018-02-17 21:02
why u stupid?
2018-02-18 06:57
U ARE IDIOT ANALitic
2018-02-18 19:12
+1
2018-02-17 15:28
#5
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United Kingdom Tendies 
gambit bestest
2018-02-17 15:28
#16
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Paraguay imjustmau 
Seized number one
2018-02-17 15:30
#36
United Kingdom Jet_ 
Lol old meat
2018-02-17 15:46
#22
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Brazil vass28 
and lost against c9 major final LOL
2018-02-17 15:33
C9 lost to Liquid OMEGALUL and so did SK HYPERLUL
2018-02-17 15:39
#35
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Brazil vass28 
but never lost bo3 or bo5 to faze hahahaha cry is free hater
2018-02-17 15:46
SK NEVER WON BO3 OR BO5 AGAINST THIS LIQUID LINEUP hahahahha cry is free hater
2018-02-17 15:53
#66
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Brazil vass28 
wtf you talking about braindead kid they won a major final against liquid 1 year and a half ago but we are talking about sk and faze, what you hate to say kid
2018-02-17 16:35
i say that you dont need to win BO3 against random trash teams to be the best in the world btw liquid lineup 2016 =/= liquid lineup 2018
2018-02-17 16:36
#68
 | 
Brazil vass28 
you just said they NEVER won liquid lineup from 2016 was pretty good with s1mple but he left
2018-02-17 16:50
read again, i said they NEVER WON AGAINST THIS LIQUID LINEUP which is correct thank
2018-02-17 16:55
#80
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
This liquid lineup literally hasn't been there for more than 3 weeks wtf are u on
2018-02-17 19:39
so?
2018-02-17 19:42
#30
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Europe ash215 
Retard spotted still tired bcoz of playing 2 bo3 same day..
2018-02-17 15:40
#34
 | 
Brazil vass28 
you are the retard one, bandwagon faze fangay never lost bo3 or bo5 against this shit team
2018-02-17 15:45
Liquid never lost bo3 or bo5 to SK so get rekt wanker
2018-02-17 16:18
#65
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Brazil vass28 
we are talking about sk and shitfaze are you braindead hahahaha sk never won against fucking liquid bo3, are you newfag or what, they won a major final against liquid retard
2018-02-17 16:35
Not against this lineup of liquid now same you can say with faze. I mean Faze hasn't played that many BO3 against SK really or it was in beginning. I know Faze can beat SK in a bo3 and bo5 for sure
2018-02-17 17:05
#72
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Brazil vass28 
Yes they can, let's see when they face each other again
2018-02-17 17:15
#76
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Syria bezaa 
SK have fell off the map after they started losing constantly against C9, they went 3-16 against c9 on inferno OMEGALUL
2018-02-17 18:28
Fuck jw
2018-02-17 15:28
Decoy destroyed fnatic
2018-02-17 15:28
Seized god
2018-02-17 15:28
#11
 | 
Spain G3SG1LOVER 
FaZ
2018-02-17 15:29
#15
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
wtf decoy???
2018-02-17 15:29
FaZ
2018-02-17 15:31
any info on the cache map in gambit-fnatic?
2018-02-17 15:31
#19
 | 
Finland saunamdma 
S1mple toxic confirmed!
2018-02-17 15:32
Seized
2018-02-17 15:32
#23
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United States ARKTYC 
Bot Dosia
2018-02-17 15:35
He plays with the temperature
2018-02-17 15:46
he is ill
2018-02-17 15:47
#75
 | 
United States ARKTYC 
oh :/
2018-02-17 18:11
#25
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
sad for tyloo/fnatic
2018-02-17 15:35
#46
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China YZLinShanghai 
TyLoo was playing PUBG.Look at their Steam accounts...I have no words to say about them.
2018-02-17 15:59
Decoy gettin gud PogChamp
2018-02-17 15:35
#27
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Russia AR4ER 
Gambit awake! GG
2018-02-17 15:36
seized actually performed, is the curse broken?!
2018-02-17 15:39
#32
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China YZLinShanghai 
Inferno?
2018-02-17 15:43
Gratz seized. Pls continue
2018-02-17 15:45
wp Gambit
2018-02-17 15:49
even with bot XGOD, decoy was too strong
2018-02-17 15:52
#45
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Brazil BrasCubas 
Fnatic will go to the finals against SK, believe me.
2018-02-17 15:54
#57
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United States Texas_nigga 
They need to kick golden first
2018-02-17 16:11
GOD SEIZED
2018-02-17 16:01
BOT Dosia
2018-02-17 16:06
#51
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
Free krimz and flusha :(
2018-02-17 16:06
Igl destroyed hobbit
2018-02-17 16:06
#54
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China chineseplayer 
Sweden CS LUL
2018-02-17 16:08
#56
 | 
United States Texas_nigga 
Kick golden ffs
2018-02-17 16:11
#59
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
lekr0 underperforming again
2018-02-17 16:14
gambit was sleepy first map and then... waked up and fucked up fnatik))
2018-02-17 16:18
GOOD JOB GAMBIT!
2018-02-17 16:20
Very good my boyz!! Keep it
2018-02-17 16:23
#77
World hkzz 
Fnatic onliners as usual
2018-02-17 19:08
#78
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
I actually thought fnatic was better than this , so disappointed. Losing to fucking gambit in a bo3 like wtf i thought fnatic was saving strats for lan in those online games but it seems like they really are trash and were trying hard even in online. Fucking 7 months of practice already should be winning against teams like faze and sk and here they are getting fucked by a tier 2 team that made a change that too bringing in a guy like seized what a fucking joke lol
2018-02-17 19:33
fnatic back to their old ways. didn't take long did it.
2018-02-18 06:59
Mou <3
2018-02-18 07:51
Nice! gg
2018-02-18 16:48
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