SK to Adrenaline Cyber League grand final over Gambit

eZlo
May 23rd, 2018 20:55

SK are through to the grand final at the Adrenaline Cyber League after beating Gambit 2-1 (14-16 on Cache, 19-17 on Train, 16-14 on Mirage).

Gambit were the ones who started things off on the right foot on Cache, SK's map pick, as they followed up a successful CT pistol and anti-eco with a strong defence to eventually go up 4-0.

SK then put their first round on the board, but Gambit responded with a three-round winning streak to shut them down. In the ninth round, SK picked up their second, but they could not follow that up once again.

Still, Marcelo "coldzera" David and co. won the 12th round with nothing but pistols, and from that moment, strung together the final rounds of the half to reduce the deficit to 6-9 before switching to the CT-side.

In the second half, SK seemed like they had everything under control after rallying themselves to a 10-9 lead – after all, this was their map pick. But Gambit were in charge, losing a single round before hitting map-point, and remained calm and collected to finish things off in the 30th round.

SK came from behind to beat Gambit

Gambit's pick, Train, kicked off with SK winning their CT pistol. The Brazilians could not prevail in the subsequent anti-eco, but that would not stop them from bagging a 4-1 start. Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's men responded in a convincing manner, losing only one of the six rounds to secure a two-round advantage.

SK were only able to win three more rounds in the first half, but they still managed to get to a 10-8 lead thanks to a successful second pistol. In the gun round, Gambit found two entry-kills but SK turned the situation around.

In the next round, a shoddy pistol buy win marked the beginning of three-round streak from Gambit, who restored parity at 11-11. SK responded well to reach their 14th round, but Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov and his teammates were as determined as them, equalizing things off once more.

The final two rounds of regulation were chaotic and the game went to overtime. On the CT-side, Gambit won the first half by one round, but it was in vain as SK closed out the map after switching sides, 19-17.

coldzera led the way for SK with 78 kills

The decider, Mirage, began with SK picking up their T-side pistol. Gambit instantly countered the offence, however, and got to a 4-1 lead after winning the first gun round, in which Dosia found two opponents in a 2v3 clutch.

Nevertheless, SK did not let Gambit have any room to maneuver, conceding just two far and between rounds to secure a four-round lead by half-time.

SK further added to their lead in the second half, coming out on top in both the pistol and the anti-ecos to go up 12-6. But Gambit would not back down, losing a single round to tie up the score at 13-13.

With nothing but CZs, SK bagged their 14th round but Gambit immediately reset their economy. From there, SK kept the Kazakhstani-Russian side at bay to put the last nail in the coffin at the last moment, 16-14.

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 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 78 - 67 +11 82.5 1.15
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 69 - 71 -2 81.0 1.06
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 67 - 59 +8 63.5 1.04
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 61 - 67 -6 81.9 1.04
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 57 - 66 -9 70.0 0.99
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 82 - 65 +17 87.6 1.24
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 68 - 66 +2 77.9 1.05
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 62 - 74 -12 76.0 0.99
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 58 - 61 -3 64.9 0.95
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 59 - 66 -7 67.3 0.91

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
566
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
949
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1363
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
autist | 
North America gube 
Gg
2018-05-23 20:55
#6
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-05-23 20:56
#11
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
EZ MONEY 4 BRAZILIANS
2018-05-23 20:57
#85
Gas | 
Germany te1mo 
Expected
2018-05-24 01:48
#13
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
The greatest team of all time is back? PogChamp
2018-05-23 20:57
SK back ? Struggling against top 4 tier team ? I wouldn't say so
2018-05-23 21:05
#38
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
+1
2018-05-23 21:05
#54
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Austria shaakeh 
+expected
2018-05-23 21:26
#73
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Brazil Tpicci 
Well, Gambit are major champions, unlike faze
2018-05-24 00:41
expected
2018-05-24 01:19
#87
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Singapore Wadufuk 
gambit well known for being major champ and performing like shit after the major
2018-05-24 02:03
This is ridiculous . Gambit won the major when Zeus was still there but after Zeus left they turned to shit . Yea they won ROG Masters 2017 but it was against Tyloo .
2018-05-24 17:37
#113
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United States Acehavok 
Damn
2018-05-25 04:07
How can this win make you say this lol
2018-05-24 01:33
#90
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
xD
2018-05-24 03:24
#7
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Croatia MgK1nG 
expected
2018-05-23 20:56
#16
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Europe DJkpot 
ĒxpëċŧĕĐ
2018-05-23 20:57
#70
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Europe vasseldomau 
On of the best BO3 to watch this year
2018-05-23 23:05
who?
2018-05-23 20:56
who ?
2018-05-23 20:58
ok
2018-05-23 20:56
#4
kennyS | 
United Kingdom TheWise 
ez
2018-05-23 20:56
#5
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Brazil UnderJZ 
GG
2018-05-23 20:56
#8
RpK | 
France hltvuser1 
gg sK
2018-05-23 20:56
I hope it's the tournament that touches them to win!
2018-05-23 20:56
#12
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
ez
2018-05-23 20:57
yes
2018-05-23 20:57
expected
2018-05-23 20:57
who ?
2018-05-23 20:58
#78
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Sk
2018-05-24 01:39
who ?
2018-05-24 12:08
#103
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
2 major champions, sk.
2018-05-24 13:50
I was don't know this detail
2018-05-24 15:16
SK reached the finals in a 4team tournament with 2 dead teams and tier3 avangar!!! SK top1!
2018-05-23 20:58
#20
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
+1
2018-05-23 20:59
XD +1
2018-05-23 21:06
Since when is Gambit dead?
2018-05-23 22:18
Since Zeus the traitor left.
2018-05-23 22:47
Yeah i can see where u coming from with that but tbh they are doing decent in their level and can sometimes even make a dent in top event such as marsielle
2018-05-24 19:14
Where was astralis in 2017
2018-05-23 22:24
#91
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
they had retk SK in Krakow 2017 remember that SK fan Device > Fallen =))
2018-05-24 04:23
How can u compare just an awper and awper with igl...and what did astralis won in 2017.. nothing in front of sk
2018-05-24 17:45
ELEAGUE Major 2017? IEM XI in Katowice?
2018-05-25 03:36
ez for best csgo team after fnatic
2018-05-23 20:59
#61
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
+1
2018-05-23 22:00
#23
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Israel raaVz 
nice
2018-05-23 21:00
GOD COLDZ
2018-05-23 21:00
#79
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
GODZERA
2018-05-24 01:40
#25
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
We did it ma boys! We are in one more final! Let's goooooo my TEAM, we can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-23 21:00
#47
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Brazil DiegoXPG 
lets gooooooo!
2018-05-23 21:13
#53
flusha | 
Europe danjoft 
stupid BR
2018-05-23 21:25
#56
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
hello my jealous fan :) welcome to HLTV!
2018-05-23 21:35
#59
flusha | 
Europe danjoft 
why would i be jealous? just remarking u're dumb af, like average BR
2018-05-23 21:49
#81
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
You wot
2018-05-24 01:41
Nice Sk managed to go to the final in a 4 team tourney. For fucks sake they almost lost to gambit. Sk is over
2018-05-23 22:19
#26
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World nakTriceps 
Cold is back!
2018-05-23 21:01
nothing but their obligation tier3 championship, ez money
2018-05-23 21:02
#82
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
They have nothing to prove dude. Not to you.
2018-05-24 01:42
ah lambe as bola do FalleN então mermão
2018-05-24 15:51
#107
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
English please
2018-05-24 17:41
FINALLY A GRAND FINAL (even if it is vs Avangar)
2018-05-23 21:02
LOL
2018-05-23 21:03
I hope this event works like Cs summt last year
2018-05-23 21:04
shit tournament
2018-05-23 21:05
#29
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Brazil Nickzim 
One of the most horrible series I've ever seen, If wasn't for cold and boltz stepping up at the end of train and mirage they would've lost.
2018-05-23 21:03
#43
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Brazil HueyNewton 
Fully agree
2018-05-23 21:06
#49
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Cyprus Arkhangels 
Fer is terrrrrriblee nowadays... Fallen has his moments, but is so far below his regular level.
2018-05-23 21:15
Same witv stew plays like shit ever since he joined sk
2018-05-23 22:20
#83
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
He played really good against faze on overpass. Stewie is so talented, I believe he'll make a good fit soon.
2018-05-24 01:45
+1 Fer is so sloppy. He was losing so many easy duels in train and mirage. SK right now is hurting so much because fer is positioning himself like shit and losing so many duels while Fallen can't hit shit with awp and with usp. Meanwhile Fallen is probably some confidence thing, with fer can be something more because he was as consistent as he can be while an entry (maybe the new positions).
2018-05-24 04:42
ez KAPPA
2018-05-23 21:03
#32
Snax | 
Asia Snax10 
This lan no pics??
2018-05-23 21:04
#34
suNny | 
Brazil bldmn 
nice game....gg
2018-05-23 21:05
my god, SK... hahahahaha
2018-05-23 21:05
#39
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Brazil PhoKiLL 
Tier 3 Tournament, against 3 Dead Teams? They're doing nothing more than their obligations.
2018-05-23 21:05
#40
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Brazil HueyNewton 
Coldzera 1v9
2018-05-23 21:05
ez sk dude
2018-05-23 21:06
#44
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Brazil inc_eax 
SK still top 1
2018-05-23 21:09
+1
2018-05-24 01:57
#45
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Hungary StraYzie 
Now it's even easier for AVANGAR now. Close result. GOD BUSTER
2018-05-23 21:11
#48
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Brazil rodrigo0079 
Ez for the TOP1 TEAM and for the GOAT, for sure
2018-05-23 21:13
#50
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Denmark meganice 
TIER 2 GRAND FINAL YAY
2018-05-23 21:16
legit the worst series ive seen this year but its expected from that kind of tier 3 tournament, and they give 100.000 fucking e in prize pool for that shit, what a waste of money
2018-05-23 21:16
#52
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Brazil DiegoXPG 
lets gooooooo SK! we can do it!
2018-05-23 21:17
#55
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
cold 1v9 at least coldzera gaming can still win tier 3 events
2018-05-23 21:28
#57
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Dominican Republic darinh 
Ufa! Lets go sk.
2018-05-23 21:41
seized as usual
2018-05-23 21:42
What an excellent series by these two major winners. High level cs played at its best
2018-05-23 21:49
#72
faveN | 
Germany Zescht 
Beautiful words.
2018-05-23 23:55
#62
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
That coldzera versus 9 was so fun to watch.
2018-05-23 22:00
Adren vs 9
2018-05-23 22:59
78<82 BR EDUCATION LUL
2018-05-24 02:11
Lmao watch Avangar win this
2018-05-23 22:04
#71
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Europe vasseldomau 
When communication stop being problem, SK will be top 3 with FaZe and Astralis. Maybe top 1
2018-05-23 23:06
#94
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India grinchxd 
lol quality meme
2018-05-24 07:52
#94
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India grinchxd 
lol quality meme
2018-05-24 07:52
#74
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
tournament with 4 teams. internet cafe tournaments better than this
2018-05-24 00:56
#76
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
This reminds of ELEAGUE; Clash for rematch That tournament was completely useless
2018-05-24 01:21
#80
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Brazilians tell me how long are sk gonna give projekt stewie, when they keep being this non-impressive??
2018-05-24 01:40
#84
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Stewie do is impressive.
2018-05-24 01:46
#99
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Ehm no, why do they always lose if he is so impressive, compared to before when they were monsters?
2018-05-24 12:23
#102
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
They are improving. It's not switch from native language to second language. It's not on stewie, it was sk who knocked on his door.
2018-05-24 13:49
I'm not blaming Stewie, but it's clearly not working.
2018-05-24 18:41
I really hope they will drop this idea as soon as possible. It would be incredible to see them rise again. Them. I would give anything to see prime SK vs current (prime) astralis. That would be nasty.
2018-05-24 13:37
Yeah that would be some crazy matches
2018-05-24 18:41
#93
f0rest | 
Macedonia ydjoon 
tier 3 tournament... 65k champion prize omegalul
2018-05-24 06:44
fragging much more when IGL. hm...
2018-05-24 08:16
Virtus delete pls u re so bad
2018-05-24 12:12
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