Gambit Youngsters secure MSI MGA spot following raregods disqualification

Gambit Youngsters have qualified for MSI MGA 2019 after raregods were forced to forfeit the grand final due to an underage stand-in.

The CIS closed qualifier saw Gambit Youngsters find their spot in the grand final after two flawless victories over Se7en and Espada. Meanwhile, raregods set up a matchup with Gambit Youngsters after picking up wins over Syman and pro100 on the other side of the bracket.

raregods found themselves in difficulties before the grand final had even begun, with the Russian squad having to field two stand-ins. Aleksandr "ssh1sha" Alekseev and Vladislav "unknownamez" Gorchakov, who had played the previous matches of the tournament, were replaced by Nikita "3am6es" Tyazhev and Artem "A1mFlex" Kykyshkin.

Gambit Youngsters qualify for MSI MGA 2019

Gambit Youngsters had already secured the opening map in a swift fashion before raregods forfeited in the early stages of the second map. It was revealed that raregods' fielding of A1mFlex was illegitimate as the player is under the age of 16, which breaks tournament rules. Subsequently, Gambit Youngsters were handed a 2-0 victory and secured themselves a spot at MSI MGA 2019.

Gambit Youngsters' qualification means there is one place left at the $60,000 event, which will be decided in the ongoing North American closed qualifier.

The participants' list for the event taking place on September 28-29 in New York looks as follows:

Russia Aleksandr 'ssh1sha' Alekseev
Aleksandr 'ssh1sha' Alekseev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.18
Russia Vladislav 'unknownamez' Gorchakov
Vladislav 'unknownamez' Gorchakov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Russia Nikita '3am6es' Tyazhev
Nikita '3am6es' Tyazhev
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.63
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.86
APR:
0.18
Russia Artem 'A1mFlex' Kykyshkin
Artem 'A1mFlex' Kykyshkin
Age:
15
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.44
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.41
DPR:
0.91
APR:
0.23
#3
tabseN | 
Poland Shlatter 
what a shitshow
2019-08-10 20:45
#4
micro | 
Norway juzzei 
cheaters got caught
2019-08-10 20:45
XDDD
2019-08-10 20:45
#7
s1mple | 
Finland shoarma 
lkol
2019-08-10 20:45
#8
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
Lol just say how things are: they were banned for cheating
2019-08-10 20:45
#9
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Russia Perch_The_Fish 
lol young talent got the profile
2019-08-10 20:46
#10
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United States me_0_major 
"underage stand-in" nice way of saying VACation
2019-08-10 20:46
disqualification cuz underage hahaha not cuz half team has cheats kkk
2019-08-10 20:48
#31
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Sweden Madrigals1 
the ones with cheats were replaced by ones, that are underage lol
2019-08-10 21:22
#62
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Spain N0Love 
What a shitshow lmao
2019-08-11 14:10
#15
Belarus m4tr 
300$ = HLTV profile for 14 yo kid
2019-08-10 20:48
#16
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Moldova CGblinko 
2019-08-10 20:49
axaxaxaxax
2019-08-10 20:49
they would dodge it anyways, whats the point
2019-08-10 20:51
deserved for youngsters def an upcoming team
2019-08-10 20:53
+1
2019-08-15 12:27
who?
2019-08-10 20:53
#28
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Hungary subzera 
2019-08-10 21:12
#59
shroud | 
Canada sukuful 
He is 15 now lol
2019-08-11 10:26
#60
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Hungary subzera 
Lol happy birthday, Still under age
2019-08-11 12:10
aimflex upcoming young talent
2019-08-10 20:56
#23
KRIMZ | 
Sweden DeeQyu 
3 viblyadka ebuchih - uknownames , shisha , blaizen tolko poprobuite na sng lan priehat` (dalwe vi nikuda ne videte sng dodiki) vam tak ebuchku nabyut budete potom fortnite only wpilit
2019-08-10 21:03
#32
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Other zj2 
greemax esli che s softom, unknown vse igri sosal, nichego takogo ot nego ne videl..
2019-08-10 21:27
#61
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Hungary subzera 
English site
2019-08-11 12:10
lmao rating 0.44 nice 14 years old talent
2019-08-10 21:10
#26
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Hungary subzera 
lol rip
2019-08-10 21:11
Amazing major win thank u valve for another major winner :)
2019-08-10 21:11
nice mashna
2019-08-10 21:16
+1
2019-08-15 12:27
Can anyone explain to me why does ESL allow alleged cheaters to play all the way to the final, and then disqualify them under stupidest of reasons? Final itself was obvious landodge, then suddently admin tunes in and asks about age. Very questionable tbh.
2019-08-10 21:32
#43
yxo | 
Ukraine piratz0r 
+1
2019-08-10 22:06
+1
2019-08-10 23:18
#36
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Russia Praeter 
That's a fucking circus! They should've been banned in the open qualifiers.
2019-08-10 21:33
UNDERAGE stand-in? LOL
2019-08-10 21:44
#38
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
haha
2019-08-10 21:46
#41
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Rekt
2019-08-10 21:51
#44
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Germany PeKay 
Stop with the fukin cis Qualifiers its eu after All its makes no sense
2019-08-10 22:32
#45
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CIS Axccv_ebowit 
Xd F
2019-08-10 22:36
Fuck cheaters
2019-08-10 22:46
#49
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Lithuania microgam1ng 
There is writed that they cheat?
2019-08-10 23:15
check t0ricks twitter, theres a lot of clips
2019-08-10 23:50
Gambit youngsters promoted for tier 3 team :) sh1ra do it!
2019-08-10 23:39
cheaters disqualified not even for cheats lmao
2019-08-10 23:49
#55
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Brazil Karlogaria 
wtf? 40% of the team gets changed during a tournament? What happened to these guys (are cheating comments above reasonable)? And this never-heard-of team even beat pro-wannabes like Syman and pro100?
2019-08-11 03:57
#63
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Syman is a pro team lmao They're attending the major
2019-08-11 18:30
#67
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Brazil Karlogaria 
They are on their way, I'd put it like this. Maybe it's different of your point of view, but it's fine. And thanks for the video, MOUZ :)
2019-08-12 03:05
lmao is this a joke
2019-08-11 05:30
+1
2019-08-15 12:27
raregods brax Very original totally not a lazy username at all.
2019-08-11 19:24
#66
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United States ChrisBrown 
nice
2019-08-11 21:41
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