Imperial beat Gambit to meet OpTic in DHS final

Imperial have defeated Gambit in two maps (Cache 16-12, Mirage 16-9) to secure their place in the DreamHack Open Summer grand final, where they'll face off against OpTic.

The series started on Cache, the choice of Gambit, but it was Imperial who dominated the first half of the map, leading 7-0 as Counter-Terrorists after a few multi-kills from Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas and 1v1 clutches by Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann and Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas.

Gambit then got their first two on the board after successful executes towards each site, but EspiranTo continued his rampage and put up two triples and three doubles with the AWP in the last six rounds to give Imperial 13 rounds going into the offense.

Gambit put up a fight in the second half, clinching the first five rounds before EspiranTo secured map point with a 1v2 clutch and a double in a B attack. Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov & co. attempted to come back, with Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov spearheading the way with two 1v1s and a couple of multikills, but it all came crashing down when Imperial pierced the B bombsite and won the 3v3 afterplant for 16-12.

17-year-old EspiranTo dominated on Cache

EspiranTo kicked Mirage off with a triple-kill in the pistol round, with Imperial taking a 3-0 lead as Terrorists on the back of it, surviving a dangerous anti-eco in the third round.

Hobbit's triple on A gave Gambit their first, while Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev followed it up with a triple of his own with the AWP, equalizing the score at 3-3. The next two rounds were exchanged and Imperial took advantage of that despite low economy, winning the forcebuy round on A, courtesy of doubles from Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and nukkye.

Gambit recovered after being down 4-7, as they secured three of the last four rounds and topped it off with a pistol round win. Imperial didn't wait for the gunrounds, stealing an AK in the second-round forcebuy to use it to break Gambit in the third.

From there, the European mixture powered to match point after their players took turns making big plays and quickly closed things out, advancing to the grand final at 16-9.

Matchpage
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18th June 2018
16
Cache
12
16
Mirage
9
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 54 - 33 +21 100.0 1.50
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 41 - 36 +5 77.0 1.12
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL 41 - 33 +8 81.6 1.12
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 31 - 32 -1 67.2 1.04
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 33 - 37 -4 71.2 1.03
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 47 - 37 +10 84.2 1.23
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 34 - 39 -5 65.1 0.89
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 35 - 44 -9 79.0 0.89
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 32 - 41 -9 70.0 0.88
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 23 - 39 -16 56.3 0.78
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
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
790
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
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
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
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
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
501
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
#2
s1mple | 
Europe zrX_ 
gambit still shi* , nice job from mir and Gambit's organization
2018-06-18 15:57
Mom im 3rd, reaching to top, give me ur blessings
2018-06-18 15:57
how on earth can Gambit be so bad? I At least if NaVi will get worse they can get Hobbit
2018-06-18 15:57
nice imperial. they are up and coming.
2018-06-18 15:57
Espiranto is nuts!
2018-06-18 16:25
And just 17 lul
2018-06-18 16:40
GamBOT is real
2018-06-18 15:57
#8
f0rest | 
Russia XyetoN 
Disgusting game by gambit xD
2018-06-18 15:58
#9
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
gz
2018-06-18 15:58
EZ for Espiranto
2018-06-18 15:58
#11
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Europe gayzera 
I am 7th
2018-06-18 15:58
#12
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Belarus andryxa1337 
zeus was the problem
2018-06-18 15:58
#13
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Germany NiceC 
GOD kRYSTAL's new Penta
2018-06-18 15:58
#14
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Belarus danteY 
Lol. It's unpleasant to see how Gambit plays recently.
2018-06-18 16:00
#15
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Belarus andryxa1337 
gj imperial
2018-06-18 15:58
#16
Twistzz | 
United Kingdom Savjy 
EspiranTo is such a beast, can't wait to see more of him in tier 1
2018-06-18 15:58
Please OpTic win this
2018-06-18 15:58
#34
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United States SladesterG 
#way2ez4optic
2018-06-18 16:09
Oops.
2018-06-18 20:36
Just proves even more how big of a fluke Gambit winning the major was
2018-06-18 15:59
no zeus no win :(
2018-06-18 16:06
did kystal just won against a"Major Champ" kek
2018-06-18 15:59
imperial gods
2018-06-18 15:59
#23
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Nice to see Lithuanian cs raising up.
2018-06-18 15:59
#32
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Europe andyy_ 
true
2018-06-18 16:07
Both Lithuania and Estonia looking nice on prospects. Want to see some from Latvia as well, not looking great so far.
2018-06-18 16:36
#59
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Latvia Xaity 
:( +1
2018-06-19 14:41
#25
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
Who is in-game leading on Imperial?
2018-06-18 16:01
#26
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Brazil digozamaral 
Krystal
2018-06-18 16:03
#27
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World chessLow 
Krystal
2018-06-18 16:03
goddamn are imperial a joy to watch! :O :D
2018-06-18 16:04
#33
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Slovakia TatKo 
EZ Despacito 2
2018-06-18 16:08
Despacito 2 released by Espiranto
2018-06-18 16:10
#37
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Que pau. What a beat
2018-06-18 16:13
Nice despacito
2018-06-18 16:17
#39
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Ukraine socionic 
Maybe they must change someone from those 4 stars , where organization of Gambit , do you smoke some shit or you blind ? These 4 people will kill your organization. Kane was bad coach ?Look you was a major winner with him , now NaVi is 2nd team in the world , when you tier3 team , Seized was the problem ? You just started play better with him. God blessed Andi and he run from you. Sooo maybe problem is inside ?No ? Think about IT !
2018-06-18 16:23
They can still kick mir and take someone else.
2018-06-18 16:29
#60
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Latvia Xaity 
they can kick some managers too
2018-06-19 14:42
Managers will have to kick themselves. So, it's not happening :-)
2018-06-19 14:45
#47
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Austria gex0r 
since zeus leave gambit is going down
2018-06-18 16:34
As i said 100 times Mir = tier-3 player, laugh at those who want to swap edward for tier-3 mir
2018-06-18 16:28
#42
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Germany Youngnibba 
Pretty impressive for kRYSTAL as igl with short time to prep
2018-06-18 16:28
hahahaha
2018-06-18 16:30
#46
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Austria gex0r 
mir is not the solution
2018-06-18 16:33
Ez optic 2-0 final
2018-06-18 16:38
Having the time of my life reading gambot's VK xaxaxaxax
2018-06-18 16:40
EZpiranto
2018-06-18 16:52
mir overrated
2018-06-18 17:11
tier 5 finals omegalul
2018-06-18 18:22
#58
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World aagii247 
Seized was the problem right?
2018-06-19 13:52
mir HYDROLUL
2018-06-20 09:38
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