Gambit pull out of ESEA MDL

Gambit have withdrawn from ESEA MDL with immediate effect, a league official has confirmed to HLTV.org.

The PGL Major Krakow champions leave MDL after just eight matches in order to focus on their upcoming offline events, according to ESEA.

Gambit were sitting in 21st place in the league, with a 3-5 record, and had a triple-header of games scheduled for today, against EURONICS, FriendlyFire and PRIDE.

Gambit leave ESEA MDL to focus on their next events

With this decision, Gambit will be removed from the league at the end of the season and sent down to the Open division. However, there is still a chance that they can claim a spot in one of the higher divisions (Main, Intermediate or Advanced) via a process similar to the invitation system that was in place this season.

Gambit are currently preparing for ESL One Cologne, with their first match pitting them against mousesports. The Kazakhstani team have two offline tournaments scheduled for August, IEM Shanghai and DreamHack Masters Stockholm.

gg
2018-06-28 17:23
15 replies
Expected boterinos
2018-06-28 17:24
9 replies
#33
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Other syrso
Rip Gambot
2018-06-28 17:25
GAMBIT 1 MAJOR NORTH 0 MAJOR
2018-06-28 17:57
6 replies
+1111
2018-06-28 22:17
5 replies
MIBR 0 MAJOR TOO XD
2018-06-28 22:18
4 replies
#140
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Portugal Fsgsh
Next generation 0 MAJOR TOO XD FaZe is Overrated
2018-06-28 22:53
3 replies
More like mibr overrated lamao
2018-06-29 00:04
2 replies
i think every team is overrated
2018-06-29 08:16
1 reply
#152
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Netherlands Njit
Expected from Aussie
2018-06-29 13:49
#150
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United Arab Emirates Rashy
LOL Gambit DESTORYED NORTH BOTS 3-1 After playing 10 MAPS IN A ROW.
2018-06-29 09:24
Noice, now Gambit has fallen ever more then VP. I hope that they can at least win few games in offline environment.
2018-06-28 17:34
2 replies
what are u talking about? They were good some days ago, on ESL quals. 11 hours in a row playing and they won it. So, thair desition is good so far. They will not throw unimportant games on esea enymore.
2018-06-28 17:48
1 reply
Yep, MDL doesn't have much to offer for established team like Gambit. Way too much grinding to get into EPL Finals, especially when they aren't that good online.
2018-06-28 20:40
-gambit
2018-06-28 18:19
Proof zues carried the team lol
2018-06-28 18:25
ok...
2018-06-28 17:23
k
2018-06-28 17:23
wow! sad
2018-06-28 17:23
Wtf
2018-06-28 17:23
sad
2018-06-28 17:23
OMEGALUL
2018-06-28 17:23
Hahahah
2018-06-28 17:23
#9
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Russia J0YM
Lul
2018-06-28 17:24
#10
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Sweden Zaser5
Lol
2018-06-28 17:24
#12
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Russia v1p3rrr
LUL EXPECTED VP v2
2018-06-28 17:24
21st place LUL
2018-06-28 17:24
wtf
2018-06-28 17:24
#15
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Latvia Faaakk
With this decision, Gambit will be removed from the league at the end of the season and sent down to the Open division. However, there is still a chance that they can claim a spot in one of the higher divisions (Main, Intermediate or Advanced) through the invitation system. HAHAHAHAHA
2018-06-28 17:24
5 replies
#35
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Germany Cyasera
Especially when you consider that NV and VP can just sit out a season and rejoin in MDL anyways. xD
2018-06-28 17:26
4 replies
it can only happen when u drop down and there is no promotion next season xd
2018-06-28 17:33
3 replies
#56
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Germany Cyasera
ah ok still a stupid rule though that you can just do that...
2018-06-28 17:35
2 replies
And why is it stupid rule? Probably only good thing in this retarded league people are forced to play in hopes of getting EPL even when there is no promotion every other time, just shitty league with not enough on table when there is no promotion.
2018-06-28 17:37
1 reply
#64
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Germany Cyasera
well true having the league at all without EPL promotion is just pointless. Sure you can win a bit of money but then they could also just hold a small LAN outside of the league system or just have a larger prizepool in the promotion seasons.
2018-06-28 17:39
#16
jks | 
Australia Mosski
wtf
2018-06-28 17:24
xD
2018-06-28 17:24
#18
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Other Nagardien
Wut
2018-06-28 17:24
LUL
2018-06-28 17:24
omegalul please disband
2018-06-28 17:24
lmao
2018-06-28 17:24
LOL they cant win MDL? HAHAHAHAHAH time to retire with VP
2018-06-28 17:24
#24
torox | 
Turkey orox2
Still better than Virtus.Premier
2018-06-28 17:24
disband soon
2018-06-28 17:24
#26
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Russia Glihhh
They were bad anyway
2018-06-28 17:24
Disband inc
2018-06-28 17:24
Tier 4 team lol who even pulls out of ESEA
2018-06-28 17:25
#29
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Indonesia Dzapko
Pull out for harambe
2018-06-28 17:25
3 replies
#91
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Sweden Zaser5
Reported
2018-06-28 18:03
2 replies
#102
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Indonesia Dzapko
Why? :(
2018-06-28 18:12
1 reply
#137
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Sweden Zaser5
weak pull out game, no ok
2018-06-28 21:55
Strange decision
2018-06-28 17:25
remind who was the problem?
2018-06-28 17:25
expected LUL VP next LUL
2018-06-28 17:25
#34
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Tough decision... Choosing to boycott the event to practice for the major event. A bold move, I hope it's successful in the long run given the stacked talent there. Best of luck, Gambit.
2018-06-28 17:26
11 replies
i think they finally understand they cant win vs tier 3 teams in MDL and out in MDL expected Next kick > mir incoming in 3 months
2018-06-28 17:27
5 replies
#42
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
It's not just that, it's a slump and Gambit chose to make an incredibly bold decision because of it. Gambit are Major Champions and have proved time and time again they can beat the best teams provided everyone turns up. mir hasn't been in the team long, so boycotting to grind for Cologne might be the bets course of action, albeit an incredibly controversial one.
2018-06-28 17:28
3 replies
Its all about major dude lucky run and win > and everyone waiting how they can win more but they cant win tier 3 dreamhacks vs Imperial/low teams have a good day good guy
2018-06-28 17:30
2 replies
#46
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I can see your point, but you cannot win the worlds biggest tournament at that point by "luck"... It's obviously much more than that. NiP, fnatic and SK have all been in this predicament and Gambit are no strangers to this. No need to instantly bring disdain towards the team, dude. :D You're better than that. ^^ Have a good day.
2018-06-28 17:32
1 reply
#147
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Kazakhstan kumyS
obviously Gambit has wide variety of upcoming tournaments , i think that was a good decision to make new way up for Mir and co. Instead of wasting time agaisnt tier 40 teams they have fully decided to take better tournaments.
2018-06-29 07:46
Mir is like their best player
2018-06-28 19:23
#39
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Germany Cyasera
Just really bad for them to make that during a season, since if you decide not to participate in an MDL season at all you can rejoin the next season... See NV now or VP in Season 25.
2018-06-28 17:28
4 replies
#44
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Indeed. We'll see if Gambit has success out of this decision. They would need to make Quarters or higher for this to be a credible decision of surmountable success, in my opinion.
2018-06-28 17:29
3 replies
#55
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Germany Cyasera
Yes true... But I also just saw that this MDL season ends on July 22nd while the major will start in early September, meaning there is over a month between their last MDL game and the Major... Sure there are two events in August but I just don't get what not playing these games is doing for them... Honestly almost seems like a move to not get embarrassed by Tier 3 teams over and over again.
2018-06-28 17:34
2 replies
#61
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Well it's a valid point to make, but I don't want to assume Gambit to be failures like that.
2018-06-28 17:37
#132
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Kazakhstan toughQz
Gambit wanted to withdraw from the tournament long time ago, but couldn't because of contract! They wanna focus on trainings and in this tournament haven't played serious. They more focused on upcoming events!
2018-06-28 20:30
#36
kennyS | 
Russia yus1
its better than lose all games
2018-06-28 17:26
They got bored for raped by t38483838 teams i think lol
2018-06-28 17:28
#41
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Bulgaria BlindBG11
rofl
2018-06-28 17:28
dumb that they force anyone to play, no LAN finals, and barely any prizepool considering every other event and how long it runs.
2018-06-28 17:33
#50
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Poland GodLk
VP is next
2018-06-28 17:33
Smart
2018-06-28 17:33
MDL is big yoke anyway, kinda makes sense people wouldn't care it so much honestly, only good thing is if u somehow promote but ofc that is very tough and not even possible every other season making league ultimately forced bs actually established teams likely simply detest xd. You would likely be better off focusing on other stuff honestly, there is many other events to play and qualify for...
2018-06-28 17:45
1 reply
#158
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United Kingdom LFX
Very true. It's a pisstake tbf
2018-07-18 18:19
#53
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Brazil koyuk1
ROFL
2018-06-28 17:34
#57
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Portugal ItsAvenn
major champions :(
2018-06-28 17:35
kane was the problerrinho xd
2018-06-28 17:36
MDL better than Pro ?!?!?! so funny from major champion
2018-06-28 17:36
damn...
2018-06-28 17:38
#63
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France Trive
Lmao quit because they’re trash and lose to tier 4 teams
2018-06-28 17:39
three tier 1 events are more importanter than MDL
2018-06-28 17:41
but why?
2018-06-28 17:42
The teams who already lost to them are feeling bad prolly xD every other opponent easy FFE
2018-06-28 17:43
No more free money. Sad day.
2018-06-28 17:44
Imagine if Gambit plays in open
2018-06-28 17:45
finally , nobody playing seriously in ESEA.
2018-06-28 17:46
1 reply
i am playing
2018-06-28 17:48
#73
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Germany BIG2020
Online Leagues getting out of hand anyways. Fuck off with MDL, ECS, Star Series whatever and give us more Lan Tournaments.
2018-06-28 17:47
2 replies
#111
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Portugal Surya
+ 1 million. They are throw leagues.
2018-06-28 18:25
+1 or lan leagues
2018-06-28 18:32
#76
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Russia Cranky95
finally. Unnecessary tournament
2018-06-28 17:49
Why?
2018-06-28 17:51
2 replies
Because they can't show any online results anyway.
2018-06-28 17:51
because this league is a waste of time
2018-06-28 18:04
#82
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Russia Momen3
"The Kazakhstani team"
2018-06-28 17:53
1 reply
why not just vodka team?
2018-07-24 14:01
#83
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Ukraine Dert38
xacaxaxaxaxasxa
2018-06-28 17:54
ununexpected
2018-06-28 17:56
finally. smart move
2018-06-28 18:02
expected scruby team.
2018-06-28 18:00
Is there a penalty fee? Hope so.
2018-06-28 18:04
3 replies
Yea lets put penalty fee for league there is yoke tier prize pool, should it be 100$ or what if we consider caliber of this event... xddd
2018-06-28 18:10
2 replies
at least something so its not just "yeah this is too many games, lets forfeit"
2018-06-29 04:37
1 reply
yea maybe they could consider some fee but then again if team is dropped by their org and they disband due to this should they rly have to pay some fee, need some rules regarding it xd... Honestly doubt they thought teams would be dropping out so ez just cuz they don't want to compete in it anymore so probably no such thing as fee exist rn at least.
2018-06-29 04:51
#94
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Russia NiGaTiVe
idiots..
2018-06-28 18:05
who cares now they have time to prac instead of losing to tier 5
2018-06-28 18:07
#96
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Russia good1s0n
hahahaha that's so sad it's actually funny ragequitting a semi-pro league
2018-06-28 18:08
"The Kazakhstani team" xDD
2018-06-28 18:08
GAMBIT OPEN TEAM LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2018-06-28 18:13
1 reply
better than wasting time in mdl for no reason?
2018-06-28 19:18
#104
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Brazil Gunzel
Noooo. no more free money from gambots online noooo
2018-06-28 18:14
Finally. Who cares about random online leagues that only waste time and create opportunities for frustration? Cut it off, the tournament schedule is already oversaturated as heck.
2018-06-28 18:15
LUL
2018-06-28 18:16
nice choice
2018-06-28 18:20
#109
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Kazakhstan andyreed
Strong pull out game
2018-06-28 18:22
Cheated their way to a major victory. Stop cheating, become irrelevant. Throw matches against tier 3 teams for extra $$. Drop out of league once they've tapped the well. Gambit is fucking awesome.
2018-06-28 18:31
nice better than wasting time in all of those online leagues
2018-06-28 18:31
#115
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Russia Fros1
Good idea! Dont waste time and passion. Please give this slot to AVANGAR whis is good online and thne he will go EPL next season:-)))
2018-06-28 18:33
1 reply
+1
2018-06-28 19:17
Gambots in thier guise LUL
2018-06-28 18:43
Finally, was a waste of time anyway.
2018-06-28 18:44
Gambot in open lloooollll
2018-06-28 19:04
Expected for Lanbit
2018-06-28 19:08
#121
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Denmark pistolen
Might be good for them? Now they stop being used to play against teams at a low level. We know they are a lot better when they get it going.
2018-06-28 19:10
lol better join aussie mdl got better chance to get some wins
2018-06-28 19:19
Cmon I tought they would throw a few more matches
2018-06-28 19:19
they probably expect wildcard for next season :D
2018-06-28 19:27
lul
2018-06-28 19:42
Lul throwers
2018-06-28 19:47
they probably expect wildcard
2018-06-28 19:51
#131
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Poland Slomaa
Good decision, they were already failing to acheive any results to move up to proleague..
2018-06-28 20:00
#136
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Hungary subzera
lol how about you forfeit like almost every games instead of pulling out smh
2018-06-28 21:26
Lol. I could imagine any pro team would wanna just drop that shit. But the matches should be good practice for the big games. I don't see the logic in dropping this when it's important and should be easy? Wtf
2018-06-29 01:02
loool GamBOTs straight up trash
2018-06-29 01:36
please just disband gambit, nothing more is going to happen with this core, Hobbit is too young, needs to find a team for his skill AdreN is so inconsistent, probably better as a support player nowadays mou is the CIS jdm Dosia is Dosia mir is the worst pickup
2018-06-29 02:06
#149
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Denmark Xipingu
What a dumb decision lol
2018-06-29 08:31
expected actually. they did good in past few days. they have more important matches upcoming.
2018-06-29 10:02
Gambit without Zeus OMEGAFUCKINGLUL x 100
2018-06-29 16:53
#154
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Poland PiterixXx
gg
2018-06-29 18:40
Lul they took navi their spot in ecs last season And in the other league they go to open And they were major winners Even worse than envy their situation at this point
2018-06-29 23:56
#156
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Serbia SF94
I don't pull out
2018-07-10 22:25
lmao lol lul lolz rofl lolinho
2018-07-12 23:18
0 iq decision
2018-07-24 13:54
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