sh1ro shines as Gambit Youngsters defeat ex-Epsilon to win MSI MGA 2019 Finals

Gambit Youngsters have secured the MSI MGA 2019 Finals title after besting ex-Epsilon 16-13 on Mirage in the grand final.

The $60,000 tournament featured just four teams in Gambit Youngsters, ex-Epsilon, ViCi and Riot Squad, with the latter two falling in third and fourth place, respectively, in the double-elimination best-of-one bracket.

The grand final between Gambit Youngsters and ex-Epsilon was played on stage at the Brooklyn Center during the preshow for the upcoming ESL One New York grand final between Evil Geniuses and Astralis, which is set to kick off at 19:00 .

Gambit Youngsters win MSI MGA 2019 Finals

The veto process saw the match head in the direction of Mirage, where Gambit Youngsters secured an early 2-0 lead on the T side, but ex-Epsilon answered back swiftly off the back of a Kia "⁠Surreal⁠" Man triple-kill to kick off a string of rounds. Gambit Youngsters found some form towards the end of the half to narrow the score difference to just a single round at the halfway mark.

Gambit Youngsters wasted no time levelling the score after ex-Epsilon had locked down the opening rounds of the second half, with the Russian side pulling ahead at 13-12 as Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov shined on the AWP. The domination from the Russian youngster continued as Gambit Youngsters closed out the map 16-13 to take home the MSI MGA 2019 trophy.

Matchpage
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13
29th September 2019
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Mirage
13
 Gambit Youngsters K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolovsh1ro 34 - 12 +22 129.6 1.93
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkovnafany 23 - 19 +4 86.4 1.19
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' RykhtorovAx1Le 21 - 17 +4 58.8 1.06
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushininterz 13 - 15 -2 57.4 0.93
Estonia Anton 'supra' Tšernobaisupra 14 - 18 -4 58.0 0.87
 ex-Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Nikola 'NK4Y' RadushevNK4Y 17 - 19 -2 61.9 0.91
Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' NikolovSPELLAN 19 - 20 -1 68.5 0.89
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' SteuselCRUC1AL 16 - 24 -8 60.7 0.83
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR 13 - 20 -7 64.6 0.81
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 16 - 22 -6 61.1 0.81

Final standings:

1. Russia Gambit Youngsters - $30,000
2. Bulgaria ex-Epsilon - $15,000
3. China ViCi - $10,000
4. United States Riot Squad - $5,000

Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
473
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.10
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' Man
Kia 'Surreal' Man
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1054
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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#1
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Poland Unluko
EZ
2019-09-29 17:23
Bo1 final lul
2019-09-29 17:24
#26
JoJo | 
Finland Gogito
sh1ro god
2019-09-29 17:29
NO the gods are: GODJKS GODISFACTION GODZR GODSSAD GODEAM CARRY POTTER
2019-09-29 17:32
#40
JoJo | 
Finland Gogito
renegades sucks
2019-09-29 17:33
#58
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Europe chespiZ
Renegades IMBA
2019-09-29 18:45
LOL GREYHOUND FAN XD
2019-09-29 19:42
flair checks ou- oh wait ur insecure finland with no scene XDD
2019-10-01 10:28
#98
JoJo | 
Finland Gogito
what
2019-10-01 15:40
cant read?
2019-10-01 21:15
i dont speak brazilian
2019-10-01 21:19
rng LULW
2019-09-29 17:42
+1 LUL
2019-09-29 18:50
F5 Banger
2019-09-29 17:24
BO1 final Pepega
2019-09-29 17:24
Banger
2019-09-29 17:26
#22
OK | 
Albania Edjon
unluko f5 and finally first
2019-09-29 17:27
#89
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Netherlands JUNG13
This ;)
2019-09-29 21:04
#85
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq
K\D 3, very ez
2019-09-29 20:19
#2
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Finland neksu
navi sh1ro when?
2019-09-29 17:23
never
2019-09-29 17:23
#20
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Latvia Xaity
+1
2019-09-29 17:27
when GuardiaN retires
2019-09-29 17:27
#30
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Uzbekistan MUK
its mean after next major :D
2019-09-29 17:29
That would be great! Has GuardiaN confirmed he will be stepping down after the next major?
2019-09-29 17:33
He won't retire without major
2019-09-29 19:52
So he's going to play forever?
2019-09-29 20:05
Probably
2019-09-29 20:21
I kinda hope he does, his form last year was insane. I hope your team goes far! :)
2019-09-29 20:25
maybe after next major
2019-09-29 17:28
Gambit > Navi soon
2019-09-29 18:33
LUL
2019-09-29 18:55
flair checks out
2019-09-29 19:03
your flair checks out too btw
2019-09-29 20:07
0/8
2019-09-29 20:07
gambit 1 major navi 0 major xaxaxa
2019-09-30 09:12
ooooio
2019-09-29 17:23
#4
mir | 
Russia M13F
Nice
2019-09-29 17:23
gg
2019-09-29 17:23
Gg
2019-09-29 17:24
30k for winning a bunch of bo1 lol ez
2019-09-29 17:24
#18
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu
Avangar did in last year
2019-09-29 17:26
sh1ro next jame Pog
2019-09-29 17:24
#10
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Portugal Agricultor
You did well God VAC7OR
2019-09-29 17:24
god
2019-09-29 17:24
#15
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Asia Blitzer
BO1 final lmao
2019-09-29 17:25
30k final bo1 lul
2019-09-29 17:26
#32
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Chile Romanosky
Free money for the kids of Gambit.
2019-09-29 17:29
cool
2019-09-29 17:27
#24
rain | 
Netherlands Yourii
Best out of 1 FINAL OMEGALOL
2019-09-29 17:28
lul
2019-09-29 17:29
#28
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu
Avangar did in last year m8
2019-09-29 17:29
Wel cru1al in een ESL final, wanneer T2 team?
2019-09-29 17:36
One for future
2019-09-29 17:29
Wow, another cis win, please stop winning, let others win already! hltv.org/news/27988/one-for-the-future-s..
2019-09-29 17:29
#33
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Finland 0lter
BO1 grand final xd
2019-09-29 17:30
#34
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu
Gambit Youngsters are the next Major Finalist
2019-09-29 17:30
BO1 final worth 30k lmao, what an absolute joke.
2019-09-29 17:30
Shit tournament, quali bo3, finals bo1
2019-09-29 17:32
Makes no sense lmao
2019-09-29 17:34
-FLAMIE +SH1RO when
2019-09-29 17:33
#41
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Kazakhstan k4harman
sh1ro is god, but final is bo1. wtf?
2019-09-29 17:34
EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
2019-09-29 17:35
What a shit tournament lmao all matches bo1 even the "grand" finals
2019-09-29 17:36
#47
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Poland Blindilek
TOP 1 CIS TEAM
2019-09-29 17:40
#49
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Asia mocity123
BO1 LMAO..
2019-09-29 17:42
imagine making a bo1 tournament in ny
2019-09-29 17:53
cool mens
2019-09-29 18:07
#53
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Hungary subzera
They won 3 bo1s lol
2019-09-29 18:31
30k for 3 bo1 oke
2019-09-29 18:32
Never a better timing for a 1 for the future article about sh1ro lol
2019-09-29 18:33
nice one navi pick washed up guardian instead of sh1ro/xsepower/jame gl in the future :)
2019-09-29 18:34
zachem prodavat’ perspectivnih igrokov v komandy gde vse pinayut hui i tolko lutayut zp? puskai navi i dalshe skativayutsya, a molodie komandi podnimayutsya s kolen
2019-09-29 19:30
a kuda takim kak sh1ro perehodit? v gambit on nichego ne viigraet, tam tolko 2 playera on i axile forze vse zanyato avg toje
2019-09-29 19:41
tak a zachem Jame or xse v Navi? u nix i tak vse norm shiro hz, na nem ya dumayu, Gambiti hotyat neploho deneg podnyat’ i poka nikuda ne otpustyat
2019-09-29 19:58
#60
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Myanmar xdcc
bo1 finals lul
2019-09-29 18:52
MAGA
2019-09-29 18:58
what a god but unfortuantly trash system bo1
2019-09-29 18:58
what kind of shit tournament is this lol
2019-09-29 18:59
sh1ro wp this kid is sick
2019-09-29 19:04
BO1 final OMEGALUL
2019-09-29 19:07
#68
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Croatia DNM_ii
BO1 FINAL OMEGALUL
2019-09-29 19:24
#69
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South Africa @FyreCS
BO1 final wtf?
2019-09-29 19:25
#70
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Brazil hugoooo
One for... THE PRESENT
2019-09-29 19:27
sh1ro is absolutely insane. if he doesn't get lazy and holds into his current passion for playing this game, he will definitely get picked by one of the top teams. hope navi will see him soon enough
2019-09-29 19:36
#83
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Russia MonkaSss
They picked upset guardian so nevermind
2019-09-29 20:11
#nexts1mple
2019-09-29 19:43
#76
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Indonesia Exodd
BO1 final wtf
2019-09-29 19:45
#77
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Luxembourg fowkingell
BO1 final what a fucking joke
2019-09-29 19:46
BO1 FINAL kkk BLAST wants to know your location
2019-09-29 20:18
imagine being one of the biggest cis organization and pick up washed up guardian instead of sh1ro
2019-09-29 20:58
new s1mple
2019-09-29 21:16
Bo1 final? Ke
2019-09-29 21:37
#92
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Estonia mr_abdul
bo1 final for 30k? quick money :D
2019-09-29 22:20
bo1 grand final lol
2019-09-29 23:21
CIS wins global CSGO championship
2019-09-30 02:02
#96
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
bo1 grand final OMEGALUL
2019-09-30 09:17
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