Gambit Youngsters replace Tricked in European Champions Cup
The news of Tricked not participating in the competition comes shortly after the announcement of two other big teams withdrawing: CR4ZY and HellRaisers. To replace Tricked, the European Champions Cup organizers have invited Gambit Youngsters, currently ranked #32.
Gambit Youngsters have recently qualified for the $60,000 MSI MGA 2019 Finals in New York, with the European Champions Cup providing additional exposure to the young squad. The team featuring Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov, Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov and Anton "supra" Tšernobai are placed in group A alongside Major finalist and BLAST Pro Series Moscow winners AVANGAR, as well as BIG and Illuminar.
The $60,000 European Champions Cup will start on September 16, with the four teams that will go to the LAN final with a separate, yet-unannounced prize pool set to be decided by November 23.
The groups for the European Champions Cup are as follows: