Gambit stun Natus Vincere in ESL One New York opener

Gambit have kicked off their ESL One New York campaign on the right foot after defeating Natus Vincere 2-1 (16-4 on Nuke, 11-16 on Inferno and 16-10 on Overpass).

The CIS derby started off on Gambit's map pick, Nuke, with Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov and co. quickly bagging a 3-0 lead as Terrorists. Natus Vincere still won the first gun round on the back of a triple-kill from Denis "electronic" Sharipov, but Gambit countered them immediately with a fast B execution through vents, which Nikolay "mir" Bityukov followed up with a great 1v3 clutch in the next round.

Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's men nearly got back on the board in the eighth round, but mir and Dosia denied them by clutching a 2v4 situation. Natus Vincere simply could not close out rounds, with Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov securing an 11-1 score for his team with a 1v2 clutch before the Ukrainians were finally able to win a round. Still, Gambit managed to switch sides with a 12-3 lead.

In the second half, Natus Vincere found a lifeline by winning their Terrorist pistol, but that was not enough to stop Gambit, who kept overrunning their opponents' to finish off the map at 16-4, with mir topping the scoreboard with 21 kills.

Just like on the previous map, Gambit got off to a great start on Inferno, Natus Vincere's pick, this time around as CTs. After losing the first two rounds, Natus Vincere's best chance to get on the board was in a third-round buy, but they could not plant the bomb in time. Dosia and his men were far too hot to handle, constantly shutting down their opponents to go up 7-0.

Dosia and co. are through to the Group A winners' match

It was only then that Natus Vincere won their first round thanks to Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev turning around a 2v3 situation, and that inspired them to lose only two more to reduce the deficit to 6-9 by half-time. Now playing on the T side, however, Gambit were helpless to prevent Natus Vincere from taking the series to a third map with a 16-11 scoreline.

The decider, Overpass, began with Gambit on the T side, and they won yet another opening pistol thanks to Dosia's quad-kill and successful 1v1 against s1mple. From there on out, Gambit kept breaking through the defence until the seventh round.

That was when Zeus's team was finally able to stop their opponents, but Dosia instantly reset their economy by finding three opponents through a smoke in a post-plant situation. Surprisingly enough, Natus Vincere got back on the board with a triple-kill from electronic on a shoddy buy, and, from there, just lost the last round of the half to reduce the deficit to 5-10.

Gambit further added to their lead in the second half, winning their CT pistol and the subsequent anti-ecos, 13-5. Natus Vincere still reduced the deficit to 10-14 after losing only one of the next six rounds, but then Gambit tightened up their defence to seal the deal at 16-10.

Matchpage
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26th September 2018
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Nuke
16
16
Inferno
11
10
Overpass
16
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 57 - 49 +8 81.7 1.16
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 49 - 49 0 72.6 1.02
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 52 - 49 +3 78.5 1.02
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 47 - 52 -5 66.4 0.94
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 41 - 59 -18 77.7 0.83
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 53 - 54 -1 90.3 1.22
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 50 - 49 +1 75.3 1.13
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 52 - 56 -4 82.7 1.09
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 52 - 41 +11 65.9 1.09
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 49 - 46 +3 69.2 1.08
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
644
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1069
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
WTF WAS THIS MATCH not even the GOAT himself (s1mple) can carry these bots!! almost as bad as mibr.....
2018-09-26 20:09
#2
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Finland gl1tchz 
a
2018-09-26 20:08
Ez navi
2018-09-26 20:10
#42
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Europe arthurklpx 
Big is a joke
2018-09-26 20:12
#59
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Germany Youngnibba 
But mibr can‘t win against this joke
2018-09-26 20:15
#62
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Europe arthurklpx 
Lost against CoL lul
2018-09-26 20:17
mibr lost to BIG 3 times and never won once LOL
2018-09-26 20:17
#109
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Austria frazn 
mibr never won against big on lan lol
2018-09-26 22:30
#126
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United States Artifactz 
MiBR fan shouldn’t be talking
2018-09-27 15:58
#127
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Europe arthurklpx 
Stop me
2018-09-27 16:19
expected of who never won a major
2018-09-26 20:12
neither did you
2018-09-26 20:20
#57
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
When dosia top frags against you, you dun know you fucked up
2018-09-26 20:14
#88
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Spain N0Love 
Yep, pretty much
2018-09-26 20:41
#100
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United States Eduzera 
PGL: 16-14 when the bug isn't fixed WESG is irrelevant AF Cologne is the only decent run, so could be a fluke Try harder please
2018-09-26 21:53
More eSKcuses pls???? 16-14 with bug (not even abused bug LOL) over 1 million $ irrelevant OK xDDDD i could buy whole brazil with that money cry is free
2018-09-26 22:04
you are clearly a kid baiting
2018-09-26 22:17
#106
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United States Eduzera 
You seen the POVs of all players to affirm this? BO1 match, team tier 3 has chances to win
2018-09-26 22:21
BIG 3 mibr 0 how many matches do you need for proof?
2018-09-26 22:59
Big eliminated first round of champions lmao...okay I have hopes for Big as they're getting a good igl and awper(Cadian) hopefully they get better results...Scream to C9 please, sorry had to say it
2018-09-27 17:17
I think their loss to Astralis is taking a toll on them
2018-09-26 22:24
#3 I'm super swag right now Also Navi roster changes gonna happen or at least in a few months
2018-09-26 20:10
I don't think they'll do any better with an other roster, I think now's their chance and they know it
2018-09-26 20:17
#93
Twistzz | 
North America f^rax 
kicking edward would make navi better
2018-09-26 20:52
No
2018-09-26 21:59
#110
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Austria frazn 
Yes
2018-09-26 22:31
Reported for discuss
2018-09-26 22:41
#112
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Austria frazn 
ok
2018-09-26 22:57
#121
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United States Grabboid 
yes
2018-09-27 07:46
wp x-god
2018-09-26 20:08
#5
shox | 
United Kingdom DeKo^ 
HhaHAHAHAHA BOOMBOOM
2018-09-26 20:08
#6
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Russia GramDEL 
That's all because of jetlagg and losing in the final. As soon as they find their confidence again, it's gonna be ok again.
2018-09-26 20:10
#75
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India |sKy| 
Yep...
2018-09-26 20:22
#80
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Canada Surzz 
if that makes you feel better rofl
2018-09-26 20:29
#90
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India SupratimO8 
XD
2018-09-26 20:46
#99
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
+1
2018-09-26 21:50
#114
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
let's not just say they are not amateurs, but played badly. It's fair enough, they're not like Astralis
2018-09-26 23:05
#7
zonic | 
Denmark 4stalis 
Huh?
2018-09-26 20:08
X-god god
2018-09-26 20:09
LUL top 2
2018-09-26 20:09
LuL
2018-09-27 01:02
LUL top 2
2018-09-26 20:09
This is just another Navi's laugh thread
2018-09-26 20:09
#18
zonic | 
Denmark 4stalis 
Na'who?
2018-09-26 20:10
This is sad. Both fnatic and navi will likely play in the loser game...
2018-09-26 20:09
Dosia > Pimple
2018-09-26 20:09
Dosia is a god, god can never have p1mples So ofc
2018-09-26 20:22
#14
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Denmark smizereens 
gg
2018-09-26 20:09
#15
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United States Raptorial 
Ez 4 x god
2018-09-26 20:09
PGL all over again, Gambit is back baby!
2018-09-26 20:09
Expected from "1st game lose - win tournament" Vincere
2018-09-26 20:09
DH Stockholm
2018-09-26 22:00
stunnered
2018-09-26 20:10
#20
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France cedd 
lul
2018-09-26 20:10
#21
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Norway Alexed 
Expected from gay russians
2018-09-26 20:10
#22
k1to | 
CIS mice1337 
best team in da world
2018-09-26 20:10
#23
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Unexpected
2018-09-26 20:10
#24
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
major finalists OMEGALUL
2018-09-26 20:10
At least they can make it at a major, not like Ence xD
2018-09-27 17:20
#134
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
ENCE kato 19 winners
2018-09-27 17:37
When did they go to a major tho?
2018-09-27 17:39
#136
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
next one i mean at least they can still win the major not like retired shroud ZULOL
2018-09-27 17:41
I just like him because he's a chill streamer lmao
2018-09-27 17:41
#138
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
i dont personally think that he is that bad but his fanbase is really toxic and not in a good way
2018-09-27 17:43
I admit to that, but not as toxic as Ninja xD
2018-09-27 17:44
#25
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Europe gayzera 
top 1 cis btw
2018-09-26 20:10
#27
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Brazil ^7|1 
Dosia impact god Kd diff -1 Rating 1.22
2018-09-26 20:10
Should have assembled with Made in Brazil/Ukraine.
2018-09-26 20:10
#29
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Brazil chococaine 
CIS and throwing matches lul
2018-09-26 20:10
they did not throw it, they're just not a good team. they have two amazing players, and if they don't both show up enough, then they'll lose, like today
2018-09-26 21:36
They have 3 main players(S1mple, Electronic, Flamie) Zeus is decent igl but they can probably get a better one and Edward...I don't even know
2018-09-27 17:21
#30
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Germany JeanKanne 
ez4XGOD
2018-09-26 20:10
#31
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
NAVI HUJSOSI ZEUS STARAYA HUINA V2 how do you manage to lose fucking bo3 vs dead team?!
2018-09-26 20:10
they tilted after Major
2018-09-26 20:12
#58
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
probably, they looked weak af
2018-09-26 20:15
morally exhausted + jetlag
2018-09-26 20:20
nt bought account
2018-09-26 20:31
#87
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
still no excuse to lose vs Gambit, dropping 1 map was shocking losing in fashion they did is even more disturbing
2018-09-26 20:38
Yes. I don't see them as excuses, just factors.
2018-09-26 20:49
true
2018-09-27 12:44
Dosia is the top player on the server? Naturally.
2018-09-26 20:10
#33
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
-Chokemie -Botward -Kanetard +Hobbit +mou +B1ad3
2018-09-26 20:11
#78
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Europe arthurklpx 
-S1mple +X god
2018-09-26 20:26
#122
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United States Grabboid 
salty bazingos
2018-09-27 07:49
looks good
2018-09-26 20:46
#34
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Denmark denDAY04 
Looks like they carried the tilt all the way across the Atlantic ocean.
2018-09-26 20:11
#76
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India |sKy| 
Looll
2018-09-26 20:23
#35
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Russia IEteRn1TyR 
ahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahhahahahahahahahahaahhah. NAVI - tier 100
2018-09-26 20:11
Well, as expected, NaVi looked weak. Hopefully they don't lose the second match today. WP Mir.
2018-09-26 20:11
Hope they will lose and make some roster changes
2018-09-26 20:12
Some of the possible roster changes can destroy the team.
2018-09-26 20:14
This is good, s1mple needs to leave navi, just keep losing
2018-09-26 20:11
Faze: -Karigan +S1mple
2018-09-27 17:23
#38
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Denmark potatomato 
unexpected
2018-09-26 20:12
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-09-26 20:12
axaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxax
2018-09-26 20:14
#60
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Brazil Capi___ 
OMEGALUL
2018-09-26 20:15
Tf
2018-09-26 20:12
dosia_1_major_s1mple_0 expected
2018-09-26 20:12
+1
2018-09-26 20:14
+1
2018-09-26 20:33
Because of Zeus, as soon as he left, Gambit went to shit
2018-09-27 17:24
#46
fnx | 
Europe Taehyung 
LMAO
2018-09-26 20:13
why "stun" ? that was expected
2018-09-26 20:13
oh ok
2018-09-26 20:13
#49
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Liberia weALLcheat 
xGod too stronk
2018-09-26 20:13
Gambit >>> NaVi
2018-09-26 20:14
#53
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Other Phinks 
Gg boys happy
2018-09-26 20:14
Rip navi
2018-09-26 20:14
#55
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
THE XGOD IS BACK
2018-09-26 20:14
#61
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Ukraine extezy10 
worst calls on overpasss on t side
2018-09-26 20:15
OMEGALUL
2018-09-26 20:16
#64
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
ez skins ez life
2018-09-26 20:16
#67
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Sweden Trkmag 
Ezzzzz for my boys in Gambit
2018-09-26 20:18
TOP2 B T W
2018-09-26 20:19
#73
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
Navi have Big problem, hope they will play better.
2018-09-26 20:22
#74
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
LMAO. WTF. HOW IN THE FUCKING WORLD. Team who decided to disband after NY now beat in BO3 The current top 2 and Major finalist. The choke of the century.
2018-09-26 20:22
navi tilted after major, and they always losing 1st game major dreamhack cologne etc hope they will lose to fnatic and S1mple will tilt more
2018-09-26 20:32
#94
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Europe gayzera 
all these loss were atleast bo1 not FUCKING bo3
2018-09-26 20:53
#108
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Germany rema1 
don't be too happy little gambit fan.
2018-09-26 22:24
#77
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
i cant believe!
2018-09-26 20:26
#79
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Poland @Fridzu 
Navi???
2018-09-26 20:27
#85
Zeus | 
Ukraine Lomz 
wtf top 2 loose to top 20
2018-09-26 20:33
NaVi back to shit form ACCEPTED
2018-09-26 20:42
Na'vi losing to Gambit even Gambit is going to change roster after New York
2018-09-26 21:17
#96
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Australia SUNSPY 
Damn, been busy didnt notice this event started already So.. before I even get to look and yeah ok YES EVEN THO NAVI must be physically drained, and are easy to analyse so much data on them now as a team.. deflated after losing final pretty badly.. Blad3 ? would expect him to start to have a significant influence by now with time to drill some executes properly on a few maps, and implement some CT protocols per player for important situations, and especially retakes of course ! Or was it just pure navi cant play for shit didnt show up at all.. i doubt it tbh
2018-09-26 21:18
#98
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El Salvador Sp1x 
Definitely due to the tournament being only 3 days after the major. Expect them to bounce back later. Btw Edward has been fragging pretty decently for a few months already so no one should be kicked anytime soon.
2018-09-26 21:44
Thats why Dosia and Adren are major winners, and natural born pimps. Simpe_0_MAJ3r_Dosia_1_major_3_sex_girls_for_night
2018-09-26 22:07
+1
2018-09-27 05:38
How many Majors did they win after Zeus left?
2018-09-27 17:27
Same as navi snd faze
2018-09-27 21:25
what the fuck
2018-09-26 23:24
Navi is back guys... to the trash bin.
2018-09-27 00:43
Jetlag of NaVi describes this match
2018-09-27 01:16
Zeus still tilted =(
2018-09-27 02:21
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