Gambit to IEM Shanghai playoffs over BOOT-d[S]

Gambit beat BOOT-d[S] in the Group B decider match, 22-19 on Train and 16-10 on Nuke, to make it to the playoffs at IEM Shanghai.

BOOT-d[S] won the first pistol round on the CT side on Train as Leslie "⁠Bobosaur⁠" Soen managed to get a last-second defuse. The Singaporean team were then able to follow it up on the anti-eco, but an A play by Gambit got the match back within one. BOOT-d[S] then got the lead, but an ace from Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev on a crucial buy round got it back to 2-3 and put the Asian team on a full eco. It looked like BOOT-d[S] were going to take said eco, getting into a 3vs1 late in the round, but AdreN was then once again able to turn the tables, winning the clutch and tying it up.

The match quickly went the way of the Kazakh-Russian team as Gambit found the way to break through the defenses and take advantage of the economic advantage making it all the way to 10-3 before losing the two last rounds of the half. Having won the pistol round on the defending side, Gambit cleared the way for a smooth second half, but BOOT-d[S] had different plans as they won the forcebuy with Anthony "⁠ImpressioN⁠" Lim getting two deagle kills to close the round in his team’s favor.

The match then went the way of the Singaporean side who were able to bring it all the way to 11-11 with the CIS side going into an eco. Both teams then traded rounds, keeping it 12-12, BOOT-d[S] then took it up to 14-12. After losing a round, a great quad kill by ImpressioN got his team on match point, but two rounds in a row by Gambit stopping attempts by the Singaporean team on B and then on A the following round brought the match to overtime.

Going down by one after the first three rounds, a 1vs2 clutch by Benedict "⁠Benkai⁠" Tan gave his team a 17-17 tie in the first round of the second half of OT. After following it up and taking the lead, BOOT-d[S] weren’t able to take it home and the match went into double overtime. It was finally Gambit, the most experienced of both teams who were able to take the map, 22-19.

Gambit were able to take Train after two overtimes

Gambit kicked off Nuke with a play down ramp on the offense, winning the round after successfully defending a B afterplant situation. After having won the two following rounds and the first gun round, it looked likes smooth sailing for the CIS team, but BOOT-d[S] managed to win a forcebuy against a play on A to get on the board, 4-1. The match quickly turned around, as BOOT-d[S] then won the following four rounds to take a 5-4 lead, their first one on this map.

The match stayed close as both teams traded rounds several times for a 7-5 partial in favor of BOOT-d[S]. The Singaporean team finally were able to take the lead into the half, but Gambit quickly got ahead by winning the three first rounds on the CT side to make it 10-8. The CIS side quickly got comfortable taking a 12-9 lead and forcing BOOT-d[S] to take a pause ahead of an eco round. It was the Gambit show from there on out, as they were able to put up a wall giving up just one round before closing the map and series, 16-10.

Matchpage
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3rd August 2018
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Train
22
10
Nuke
16

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Singapore Benedict 'Benkai' Tan
Benedict 'Benkai' Tan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
Singapore Anthony 'ImpressioN' Lim
Anthony 'ImpressioN' Lim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
367
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Singapore Leslie 'Bobosaur' Soen
Leslie 'Bobosaur' Soen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
43
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.72
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1201
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot
Was hoping for a 2-1 and not a 2-0 by Gambit but oh well... Better luck next time me... RIP predictions game
2018-08-03 08:40
5 replies
oh well
2018-08-03 08:41
Never gamble on Gambit. They are wildly inpredictable. VP used to be the same way but now they mostly just lose
2018-08-03 09:59
3 replies
#31
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Europe traqqi
b1ad3 could spell more consistency for them
2018-08-03 10:03
I actually won a tiny bit of money by betting on gambits opponent for a few matches, so in that way they are somewhat consistent :)
2018-08-03 14:25
1 reply
I's say they're certainly consistent in their inconsistency. They'll often lose to really bad teams like B.O.O.T-dream or worse but they can also beat nearly any team when they play well. Their level varies tremendously.
2018-08-03 15:23
xD
2018-08-03 08:41
Nt boot
2018-08-03 08:41
#5
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Norway Phancy11
Let's hope for gambit-vp final
2018-08-03 08:41
4 replies
+1
2018-08-03 08:46
2 replies
The most unexpected final to be :)
2018-08-03 08:47
1 reply
but tyloo at home probably win vp idk about gmbt vs nrg too
2018-08-03 08:47
#57
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Antigua and Barbuda Flooad
sry but nrg will rape them, they boot played bad and it was still close
2018-08-05 01:14
Seized actually was the problem
2018-08-03 08:41
5 replies
#10
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Latvia Xaity
kek
2018-08-03 08:42
kek
2018-08-03 08:45
kek
2018-08-03 08:47
mir 52-40, +12. 1.21 imagine seized doing this
2018-08-03 09:01
1 reply
seized 25-40, -15, 0.78 Imagined it. But this is best I can think of
2018-08-03 10:40
2018-08-03 08:41
1 reply
LUL
2018-08-03 08:42
Feels bad for BOBOGOD
2018-08-03 08:41
Andi was a problem
2018-08-03 08:41
3 replies
You mean seized
2018-08-03 08:42
2 replies
#18
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Norway Phancy11
Seized wasn't that bad and he was igl, they should've -dosia +Mir, and with blade as coach it could work even better.
2018-08-03 08:47
He means both
2018-08-03 08:48
unexpected
2018-08-03 08:42
Closer than I expected. Good job BOOT! At least you managed to get 10 rounds or above both times! XD
2018-08-03 08:50
Majer champignons lul
2018-08-03 08:55
Seems like even in asia, the only asian team capable of reaching playoff is tyloo
2018-08-03 09:02
5 replies
gambit? lol
2018-08-03 10:07
4 replies
gambit is mixed with russia, while tyloo is pure asia
2018-08-03 10:44
3 replies
still majority of gambit is asian
2018-08-03 13:36
I do not know where their russians are born or living, vut I believe a part of russia is part of asia.
2018-08-03 14:35
1 reply
So is part of kazakh i believe
2018-08-03 14:40
Who is IGL-ing for Gambit now?
2018-08-03 09:03
2 replies
dosia
2018-08-03 09:04
1 reply
Ty
2018-08-03 09:05
#26
B1ad3 | 
United Kingdom duff3
Weird seeing B1ad3 in the blue and red shirt but grats nonetheless
2018-08-03 09:04
Gambit beat BOOT-d[S] in the Group B decider match, 22-19 on Train and 16-10 on Nuke, to make it to the playoffs at IEM Shanghai. BOOT-d[S] won the first pistol round on the CT side on Train as Leslie "Bobosaur" Soen managed to get a last-second defuse. The Singaporean team were then able to follow it up on the anti-eco, but an A play by Gambit got the match back within one. BOOT-d[S] then got the lead, but an ace from Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev on a crucial buy round got it back to 2-3 and put the Asian team on a full eco. It looked like BOOT-d[S] were going to take said eco, getting into a 3vs1 late in the round, but AdreN was then once again able to turn the tables, winning the clutch and tying it up. The match quickly went the way of the Kazakh-Russian team as Gambit found the way to break through the defenses and take advantage of the economic advantage making it all the way to 10-3 before losing the two last rounds of the half. Having won the pistol round on the defending side, Gambit cleared the way for a smooth second half, but BOOT-d[S] had different plans as they won the forcebuy with Anthony "ImpressioN" Lim getting two deagle kills to close the round in his team’s favor. The match then went the way of the Singaporean side who were able to bring it all the way to 11-11 with the CIS side going into an eco. Both teams then traded rounds, keeping it 12-12, BOOT-d[S] then took it up to 14-12. After losing a round, a great quad kill by ImpressioN got his team on match point, but two rounds in a row by Gambit stopping attempts by the Singaporean team on B and then on A the following round brought the match to overtime. Going down by one after the first three rounds, a 1vs2 clutch by Benedict "Benkai" Tan gave his team a 17-17 tie in the first round of the second half of OT. After following it up and taking the lead, BOOT-d[S] weren’t able to take it home and the match went into double overtime. It was finally Gambit, the most experienced of both teams who were able to take the map, 22-19. Gambit were able to take Train after two overtimes Gambit kicked off Nuke with a play down ramp on the offense, winning the round after successfully defending a B afterplant situation. After having won the two following rounds and the first gun round, it looked likes smooth sailing for the CIS team, but BOOT-d[S] managed to win a forcebuy against a play on A to get on the board, 4-1. The match quickly turned around, as BOOT-d[S] then won the following four rounds to take a 5-4 lead, their first one on this map. The match stayed close as both teams traded rounds several times for a 7-5 partial in favor of BOOT-d[S]. The Singaporean team finally were able to take the lead into the half, but Gambit quickly got ahead by winning the three first rounds on the CT side to make it 10-8. The CIS side quickly got comfortable taking a 12-9 lead and forcing BOOT-d[S] to take a pause ahead of an eco round. It was the Gambit show from there on out, as they were able to put up a wall giving up just one round before closing the map and series, 16-10.
2018-08-03 09:04
1 reply
Nice read
2018-08-03 11:45
#33
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Thailand hahahoha
is blad3 with them for this tournament?
2018-08-03 10:16
2 replies
#34
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Latvia Xaity
yes
2018-08-03 10:22
Yes
2018-08-03 10:22
highly unexpected. congrats to this gambit team for a huge upset
2018-08-03 11:17
1 reply
Lmao dude Boot were the underdog XD
2018-08-03 12:06
Amazing tournament can't wait to see what's gonna happen next. lul
2018-08-03 11:17
tnx blad3
2018-08-03 11:45
Ez
2018-08-03 11:45
#43
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United Kingdom galaxzy
lol hltv twoface vp win close game vs asian team ‘Hahahaha so nearly lose so bad team vp disband’ gambit win close game vs asian team ‘seized was the problem, andi was the problem’ nope guys gambit still has a problem
2018-08-03 11:51
AdreN finally on his way to performing at the level of the superstar he is and should be.. I think we can expect a considerable rise of level for Gambit thanks to the Blad3 addition in the coming weeks/monthes.. They are very individually skilled players but lacked structure/IGL/tactics..
2018-08-03 13:24
#53
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Europe potatomato
only one match today , nice event
2018-08-03 15:54
#56
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Russia AR4ER
GG....thats was tough
2018-08-03 21:13
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