Gambit and AVANGAR round out CIS Minor playoffs

Gambit and AVANGAR have defeated their opponents in Syman and pro100, respectively, copping the two remaining playoff spots of the CIS Minor.

The best-of-3 between the Russian-majority rosters kicked off on Mirage, where Syman got off to a brisk T-side start at 4-0. Gambit made their best attempt at retaliation on the defence, but the opposition, spearheaded by Maksim "t0rick" Zaikin, allowed only four rounds to slip away on the offense, concluding the initial half of the map with a strong 11-4 score.

Gambit managed the second pistol on their T side, setting up for a couple round victories that followed. However, the initial momentum proved insufficient in propelling the team to a comeback as cash issues, coupled with solid holds from Syman, amounted to a 16-6 conclusion to Mirage in favour of the underdogs.

bondik was Gambit's hardest hitter, securing a 1.25 rating come conclusion of the series

Dust2 followed, where Gambit got off on the right foot, landing the first pistol round as CTs. Following up on early success, Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's side continued to show outstanding performances on the CT side, which produced a strong 6-0 lead. Syman nabbed a couple of rounds following their opponents' dominant stint, but the CTs kept the fire burning, all the way to a monstrous 13-2 conclusion.

Gambit proceeded to exhibit characteristics of a map favourite, securing the second pistol round of Dust2. Weighed down by financial issues on the more expensive CT side, Syman were unable to secure more than two rounds, as Gambit pushed the series into a third map with a lop-sided 16-2 scoreline.

Syman's neaLaN put up a spectacular performance during the series

Syman kicked off the final map of the series, Train, with success in the first pistol on the CT side. Reminiscent of previous situations, the underdogs were unable to capitalise on the early advantage, only able to land an extra round before Gambit took a mile, securing six consecutive rounds at 6-2. Wary of the T side to come, Syman did as much as they could in the remaining seven rounds, going blow for blow with Gambit, who still found themselves up 10-5 come the end of the half.

Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk clutched the second pistol on the CT side for his team, as a 1v2 post-plant was converted into a victory by the Ukrainian. A frustrating series of rounds ensued for Gambit, as simple mistakes on the defence had a negative impact on their finances, allowing Syman the opportunity to close the gap to just one round at 10-11. After a tactical timeout, the favourites recomposed, fending off the offense in a consistent fashion. In the end, Gambit avenged their group stage loss to Syman closing the map and series at 16-10 on Train.

Matchpage
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Mirage
7
2
Dust2
16
10
Train
16
 Syman K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Sanzhar 'neaLaN' IshkakovneaLaN 52 - 51 +1 90.4 1.14
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 50 - 51 -1 83.3 1.09
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 41 - 44 -3 78.6 1.03
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikint0rick 37 - 43 -6 54.2 0.89
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' EgoroviDISBALANCE 32 - 49 -17 48.3 0.71
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 54 - 49 +5 93.3 1.25
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou 56 - 43 +13 81.9 1.22
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 40 - 38 +2 66.3 1.04
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' RykhtorovAx1Le 47 - 43 +4 71.0 1.03
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 41 - 39 +2 65.2 1.03

Group B's decider series saw Inferno as the first map, where early mid dominance from AVANGAR's CT side yielded the team the first pistol round of the series. After establishing an early lead, the defence were unable to hold on to it for long, as pro100's Vadim "Flarich" Karetin converted a 1v3 situation in round 5, producing a 3-3 equaliser. Following a turbulent start, developments cooled off, as the teams went blow for blow, concluding the first half 8-7 in AVANGAR's favour.

The latter pistol round went the way of pro100's , shortly followed up with three consecutive round victories, placing the team with an 11-8 lead. Despite a reassuring start to the CT side, a bitter struggle ensued for the defenders, as AVANGAR were able to grind the CTs out in the long run, concluding Inferno with a close 16-13 scoreline.

buster topped the server with a 1.31 rating over the two maps

AVANGAR translated their success over into the first pistol round of the second map, Dust2, in which Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov picked up a trio of kills. While some outstanding plays were seen, the Kazakh-majority roster struggled immensely to further their position off the back of the advantage. pro100 used this to their advantage consistently, resetting the opponents and punishing the CTs all the way to a 10-5 half time score.

After switching over to the offense, AVANGAR landed a successful B hit, yielding a bomb explosion and a encourage run of rounds from the Kazakh side, who equalised the scored at 1-11. The sides then exchanged rounds before AVANGAR ran away with the lead, locking down the map at 16-12 to seal passage to the double-elimination bracket.

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Inferno
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16
Dust2
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 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 44 - 29 +15 75.7 1.31
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 38 - 36 +2 75.2 1.13
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 35 - 38 -3 75.6 1.10
Russia Ali 'Jame' DjamiJame 34 - 28 +6 58.8 1.09
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 33 - 29 +4 71.7 1.07
 pro100 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Latvia Vadim 'Flarich' KaretinFlarich 39 - 33 +6 74.2 1.10
Ukraine Leonard 'kenzor' Volodarchukkenzor 38 - 38 0 84.4 1.10
Ukraine Dima 'def' Lemeshchukdef 32 - 38 -6 56.7 0.82
Ukraine Ivan 'AiyvaN' SemenetsAiyvaN 25 - 38 -13 57.4 0.77
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' GaļinskisYEKINDAR 25 - 37 -12 52.9 0.76

Below you can find the match-ups for the first round of the playoffs, kicking off Friday:

Russia Spirit vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Russia Winstrike vs. Russia Gambit

Latvia Vadim 'Flarich' Karetin
Vadim 'Flarich' Karetin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
474
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1038
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
470
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
220
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1382
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Nice!
2019-01-17 16:00
iDisbalance on LAN LMAO
2019-01-17 16:01
Epic
2019-01-17 16:02
Wasnt it him and his team that got called out as cheaters lmfao. Looks like they got what was coming
2019-01-17 16:03
yeah lmao
2019-01-17 16:08
Played fine yesterday....
2019-01-17 16:08
+1
2019-01-17 16:46
Just good play Mou and Nealan Avangar monster!
2019-01-17 16:06
#2
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Alga avangar
2019-01-17 16:00
gambot noobs
2019-01-17 16:00
seems like idisbalance's cheat didn't work on lan xd
2019-01-17 16:00
tureky talks LOL. i'll come here when ss will blow borth cocks
2019-01-17 16:03
russia talks LOL. i'll come here when gambit will blow borth cocks
2019-01-17 16:08
GERMANT OMEGALUL HITLAH HALO WAT DOINK HOW'S LENINGRAD CONQUER GOING
2019-01-17 16:12
RUSKI OMEGALUL STALIN HALO WAT DOINK HOW'S 100€ SALARY DOING
2019-01-17 16:17
NT TURKISH IMMIGRANT I'D RATHER TALK ABOUT YOUR REAL COUNTRY FAKEFLAGGER XDDDDDDDD
2019-01-17 16:22
RUSKI TALKING ABOUT REAL COUNTRY XAXAXAXAXAXA
2019-01-17 16:23
ok you are surely baiting from this moment /close
2019-01-17 16:24
He dropped 30 bomb yesterday against gambit u autistic bot
2019-01-17 16:13
hello
2019-01-17 16:43
#5
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United States Dr1GeR 
5
2019-01-17 16:01
#6
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Czech Republic eth1x 
Gambit is dead team
2019-01-17 16:01
So weird they won a major lul
2019-01-17 16:05
Just because of zeus
2019-01-17 16:08
True... They really have had zero strats since
2019-01-17 16:09
Not really
2019-01-17 16:10
#45
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Russia mnight 
How come he can't do the same in Navi? Navi < Gambit? Or maybe it's not Zeus who won it? Zeus is overrated
2019-01-17 16:32
+1, so many major finals with NaVi and yet failed every time. Doen’t it mean that AdreN and HObbit carried Gambit during Major ?
2019-01-17 16:35
4 t1 tournaments won in 2018, reached major finals where lost to the best team in the world, how the fuck can you say he’s overrated? Navi and gambit both died after zeus left them, isnt that enough for you? I imagin what a shitty scene cis will become after zeus retires
2019-01-17 17:18
IDISBALANCE lan 0.71 rating 2.0
2019-01-17 16:02
#11
Thorin | 
United Kingdom Weldo 
IDISBALANCE CHEATER
2019-01-17 16:03
#12
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Turkey mikycsgo 
Alga gambit
2019-01-17 16:03
#24
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Europe dbanodbano 
gambit is not kazak anymore
2019-01-17 16:08
*ALGA FAZE *ALGA HR *ALGA AVANGAR
2019-01-17 16:36
Rip pro100 no stickers
2019-01-17 16:03
expected
2019-01-17 16:03
spirit vs avangar hmmmmmm
2019-01-17 16:04
Bondik too stronk
2019-01-17 16:05
Avangar > Spirit Winstrike > Gambit
2019-01-17 16:05
expected
2019-01-17 16:05
#21
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United States anymor3 
Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov 32 - 49 -17 48.3 0.71 Cheater detected
2019-01-17 16:06
#22
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Gambit tier1
2019-01-17 16:06
1 unlucky game from iDISBALANCE and every silver starts to talk shit lmao
2019-01-17 16:09
Kinda true
2019-01-17 16:11
+1
2019-01-17 16:14
+1
2019-01-17 17:45
#33
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Hungary StraYzie 
let's go AVANGAR
2019-01-17 16:11
Idisbalance cheater confirmed
2019-01-17 16:16
#40
NiKo | 
Turkey HOTDUDE 
EZ
2019-01-17 16:22
KICK BONDIK FFS
2019-01-17 16:22
iDISBALANCE on LAN what a GOD
2019-01-17 16:25
#46
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Argentina Renardo 
let's go
2019-01-17 16:33
#49
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Indonesia holyjoe 
lul yesterday and today idisbalance is same person?
2019-01-17 16:37
kazakh power
2019-01-17 16:41
#52
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Kazakhstan 001RusKZ 
GO Gambit & AVANGAR!!!
2019-01-17 16:43
#54
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Europe zero_hoes 
hahahhaha idisbalance scared of the stage once again
2019-01-17 16:57
Once again? He topfragged last 2 games for his team this minor
2019-01-17 17:14
#57
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Denmark Xipingu 
Syman w/o software assistance ;) lel
2019-01-17 17:29
#59
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Kazakhstan c1assic 
Who?
2019-01-17 17:58
#60
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Kazakhstan Dickelodeon 
Alga! ;)
2019-01-17 18:08
#61
NAF | 
United States Raptorial 
Bondik star player
2019-01-17 19:18
Ez
2019-01-17 19:59
#63
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Denmark Lassy 
rip sidemen
2019-01-17 22:52
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