sh1ro shines as Gambit defeat Spirit to win DreamHack Open November

Gambit bounced back from a map one trouncing to dominantly overrun Spirit in the grand finals.

Gambit bested Spirit in the best-of-five clash with three one-sided map wins to claim the DreamHack Open November trophy, 3-1, marking their first series win over their CIS rivals this year.

The two grand finalists continued their flawless tournament runs in the semi-finals without dropping a single map. Spirit took down Illuminar with a swift 2-0 scoreline, while Gambit were put to work to edge out AGF in two close maps.

Spirit started out strong on Dust2 to strike first blood in the series, but failed to build on their early success as the matchup progressed. Gambit pulled together to recompose and put up a stellar showing on Train (16-2), Overpass (16-6) and Mirage (16-8) to turn the grand finals around and claim the trophy, with star AWPer Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov leading the charge.

sh1ro posted a 1.45 grand final rating to lead his team to victory

Spirit came out hot on Gambit’s map pick of Dust2, promptly racking up a 4-0 start on the defence. Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov’s side responded in kind with four of their own to tie up the score, but it was all Spirit moving forward. Spearheaded by the Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov, the group stage’s best performer, Spirit overwhelmed Gambit for the remainder of the CT side and went on to wrap up proceedings with a near-flawless T half for a 16-6 opening map win.

Next up was Train, where Spirit hoped to extend their series lead off the back of a strong Dust2 showing. However, Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov’s squad fell completely flat after exerting all their energy on the previous map as Gambit ran riot to demolish them 16-2, with sh1ro shining with a 2.04-rated performance.

Gambit carried over the momentum to Overpass and stamped their authority early on with a dominant 11-4 T side. Each player stepped up to the plate when called for to shut down Spirit commandingly, 16-5, to notch the advantage in the series.

With the wind in their sails, Gambit were brimming with confidence heading into Mirage. Spirit put up a fight with the championship on the line to stay neck and neck with their opponents in the first half, but a late four-round streak edged Gambit ahead 9-6 at the break. Once on the defence, Hobbit's squad hit a higher gear to lock down the bombsites time and again to storm into the lead, with a Timofey "⁠interz⁠" Yakushin quad kill wrapping up the map, 16-8.

Matchpage
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Train
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Overpass
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Mirage
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 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 58 - 66 -8 81.6 1.03
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobievmagixx 56 - 59 -3 70.4 0.98
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' EgoroviDISBALANCE 56 - 57 -1 64.2 0.90
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhevsdy 41 - 59 -18 63.1 0.78
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 41 - 63 -22 57.6 0.76
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolovsh1ro 73 - 36 +37 82.5 1.45
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 64 - 51 +13 85.2 1.27
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' RykhtorovAx1Le 63 - 56 +7 85.4 1.20
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkovnafany 54 - 60 -6 66.1 0.98
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushininterz 50 - 50 0 62.5 0.96

DreamHack Open November 2020 final standings:

1. Russia Gambit - $50,000
2. Russia Spirit - $20,000
3-4. Denmark AGF - $10,000
3-4. Poland Illuminar - $10,000
5-6. Belarus Nemiga - $3,000
5-6. Norway Apeks - $3,000
7-8. Finland KOVA - $2,000
7-8. Sweden flowskola $2,000

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
566
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.11
Russia Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Timofey 'interz' Yakushin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
549
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.12
#1
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Algeria Tari)))
sh1ro GOD
2020-11-29 22:19
10 replies
#11
ZywOo | 
India aR__
This lineup is looking on fire, with the addition of Hobbit they just got better. I believe that when LANs come back they will shit the bed but under Hobbit's leadership they will just improve and come back stronger. Definitely a top team.
2020-11-29 22:26
9 replies
hobbit fragging out so hard lately too while leading
2020-11-29 22:30
7 replies
#17
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Brunei br0ks
nafany is their IGL, not hobbit.
2020-11-29 22:35
5 replies
are you sure? i remember seeing somewhere that said Hobbit was taking over as IGL, and Hobbit is also listed as the IGL on Liquipedia edit : gambit.gg/team/csgo listed as IGL on Gambit's website also
2020-11-29 22:40
3 replies
hobbit is IGL, nafany was they IGL when gambit had only supra
2020-11-29 22:57
#62
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Canada voocsgo
the team themselves in interviews say nafany is primary IGL.
2020-11-30 04:32
Yo le noob, Gambit's website clearly states nafany is the igl.
2020-11-30 10:15
hobbit is igl
2020-11-30 03:54
GOD Hobbit is back to his 2017 form
2020-11-29 22:38
i think they can do some damage offline aswell. All of them at least got some experience and with hobbit calming them i think theyd still play good not yet like tier 1 good obviously but in tournaments like this one
2020-11-29 22:31
#2
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United States B0b3rT
Nice mens good for gambit
2020-11-29 22:20
nice
2020-11-29 22:19
#4
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Argentina xpl0d3
noice one gambit
2020-11-29 22:20
#5
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Korea zeppyxdxd
GAMBIT TOP 1
2020-11-29 22:20
nice
2020-11-29 22:20
god sh1ro
2020-11-29 22:21
Sign hobbit was what navi should have done years ago :F
2020-11-29 22:21
7 replies
#39
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Germany Nebula01
Flamie shouldnt be in Navi anymore, Hobbit, Buster or Qikert should fill that spot tbh.
2020-11-29 23:00
6 replies
#64
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Europe ROMAG
Doubt that any vo member will leave, but navi should buyout hobbit and ax1le for flamie and boombl4 as fast as possible
2020-11-30 05:23
#67
arT | 
Russia bult0
bruh buster plays the same roles as flamie and dude's so much better but he won't ever leave Jame and qikert for navi
2020-11-30 06:28
4 replies
loyal is royal
2020-11-30 07:35
What u mean, money talks of course he will leave if offer ever comes, navi tried to get qikert but price was too high
2020-11-30 08:46
2 replies
#75
arT | 
Russia bult0
You just don't understand the bond of AVANGAR trio
2020-11-30 09:00
#76
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Kazakhstan alpamyS
kind of agree about bond of trio, also money of VP org isn’t that bad, now they are doing good and going into top 10 and and it will be cause of raising their salaries
2020-11-30 09:08
#9
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Denmark Jonasnhj
I called it back in Gambit Youngsters Sh1ro is gonna be top 20 in 2021
2020-11-29 22:21
sh1ro instead of s0mple to navi
2020-11-29 22:24
9 replies
imagine changing top1 player of the World for tier3 BOT
2020-11-29 22:27
8 replies
sh1ro >>> baitmaster s0mple
2020-11-29 22:37
1 reply
bad bait
2020-11-29 22:40
calling sh1ro tier3 BOT is way low.
2020-11-29 22:53
5 replies
ok tier2 BOT
2020-11-29 23:10
4 replies
get off hltv pleb
2020-11-29 23:39
2 replies
lmao fanboy malding
2020-11-29 23:40
1 reply
#54
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Russia VelsVivard
That's not how you fight the pest which is baiting and trolling, you just became another one like them. Shame.
2020-11-30 00:45
Now, it is OK.
2020-11-30 07:45
nice sh1ro, I'm proud of you
2020-11-29 22:27
4 replies
+1
2020-11-29 22:37
bro wtfff
2020-11-30 03:55
1 reply
wtf. you dont believe in sh1ro in 2021?
2020-11-30 07:53
#68
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
+1
2020-11-30 07:29
2 Russian teams in the finals... Move along, nothing suspicious here.
2020-11-29 22:34
4 replies
#31
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Russia M1shV4T
>nothing suspicious Dude, these were the only decent teams, what are you talking about
2020-11-29 22:43
3 replies
#38
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China Rynaki
Bruh why are you getting baited by EmperorTrump
2020-11-29 22:59
2 replies
+1 I loled at the fact someone bit on it
2020-11-30 01:14
#72
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Russia M1shV4T
Oh no, i got baited, now my day is ruined
2020-11-30 08:22
Gg
2020-11-29 22:35
#20
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Portugal 69_mL
big hello to flamie
2020-11-29 22:37
Sh1ro good
2020-11-29 22:37
future top 5 player
2020-11-29 22:38
#26
sh1ro | 
Argentina Xaby
gambit gods and sh1ro gods
2020-11-29 22:39
sh1ro +37 ax1le +7 but still manages to do more adr
2020-11-29 22:39
3 replies
ax1le is enrty as I know
2020-11-29 22:58
2 replies
He is more of a lurker, nafany is the main entry.
2020-11-29 23:08
1 reply
#65
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Europe ROMAG
In mirage i know thay nafany and hobbit play in mid control with sh1ro. Interz play in A extremity and ax1le in B. Soemtiem hobbit helps mid control
2020-11-30 05:25
#29
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Russia M1shV4T
Aww, proud of these mens
2020-11-29 22:41
#30
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CIS markfenrir
+37
2020-11-29 22:41
Sh1r0 to liquid when
2020-11-29 22:50
Waiting for s0mple leaving navi and sh1ro joins it
2020-11-29 22:51
1 reply
Then You can wait 10 years later for s1mple leave navi
2020-11-30 11:52
what a pro gaming, too good these tier pro teams, tnx valve for amazing major final, such unreal pro cs! :O
2020-11-29 22:53
1 reply
Ironic, right ? :D
2020-11-29 23:02
Deserved Gambit. Well played
2020-11-29 23:02
And he play with a kitchen chair xD
2020-11-29 23:03
sh1ro > s1mple
2020-11-29 23:04
3 replies
at playing vs BOTS
2020-11-29 23:10
1 reply
this aged fast
2020-12-01 21:40
#59
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China HEIDASHUAi
They should 1v1
2020-11-30 02:21
#44
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Latvia YungPan666
nice, now back to 9to5
2020-11-29 23:07
Well done, Gambit! Also, it would be quite interesting to see the total winnings this season. Gambit won a LOT of Tier 2 tournaments, like those Nine to Five, who pay out about 35k per win. I wouldn't be surprised if Gambit would be in TOP 5 of all teams.
2020-11-29 23:10
I did say Gambit would win this when teams were released, only Spirit were decent team beside them ;)
2020-11-29 23:24
#52
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Poland SebL
sh1ro is really good. Gambit is actually looking good, I'm surprised by them a lot, with small changes they could be a TOP 5 team maybe even. Spirit is really good, just unlucky match for them.
2020-11-29 23:55
Sh1ro God > Idisabled
2020-11-30 00:30
#55
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Russia VelsVivard
Even Gambit seem to have a better team structure than TS, they got a lot to work on. VP, Gambit... Even Na'Vi, have some what of a teamplay and foundation they can rely on, TS are still playing like a mix with too many mistakes. The better team won, no denying.
2020-11-30 00:55
Kitchen chair > gaming chair and gaming auxillaries
2020-11-30 00:51
Sooooo proud
2020-11-30 01:04
Damn sh1ro Wp
2020-11-30 04:43
Gambit the best management team rn, imagine making a team for youngsters and aiming for tier3 capability of playing but instead you make solid tier 2 team out of youngsters selling your ex team that most of members never really recovered to the same shape and form. If that were a game of chess, I would play that Gambit.
2020-11-30 06:02
1 reply
this guys have started as faceit premium players, sh1ro was calling as cheater for 2 years, but they dont give a fuck about this and come to the top 20 #GoGoGambit
2020-11-30 09:12
#73
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Russia k0r0bok
I am so glad to see Gambit achieving something, hope. they will also win C9 today
2020-11-30 08:31
2 replies
I'm in love with nowadays gambit, but still don't think they can take c9(
2020-11-30 17:32
1 reply
#83
sh1ro | 
Argentina Xaby
nt
2020-12-01 21:40
Hobbit fragging in 2020, thats not what i was expecting
2020-11-30 13:04
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