Gambit knock Cloud9 down to DreamHack Masters Winter Group A lower bracket

Gambit showed vast superiority on Vertigo before closing the series out in a 30-round Inferno to proceed through the upper bracket, leaving Cloud9 one loss away from elimination.

The day after being crowned DreamHack Open November champions, winning every one of their four matches and giving up just one map along the way, Gambit have now defeated Cloud9 2-0 in their DreamHack Masters Winter Group A opening match to secure a spot in the next round of upper bracket play.

Cloud9, who come from falling just short of making it to the BLAST Premier Fall Finals after losing the decisive match of the Fall Showdown's single elimination bracket to mousesports, quickly fell behind in the series against Gambit, unable to keep up with the CIS side on Vertigo where they tallied just six rounds in total.

Moving on to their own map, Inferno, the squad led by Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin were once again playing catch-up with their CIS rivals, going down 6-9 on the attacking side, and although they were able to take the map all the way to 30 rounds on the CT side, they faltered in the map's dying embers, losing it 14-16 to get sent down to the lower bracket.

Gambit put forth a team effort to win their DH Masters Winter opener

Gambit set a fast pace in the first pistol round of Vertigo, planting on the A site and winning the 5vs5 afterplant. Four opening kills by Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov in the first gun round kept the CIS squad charging ahead as they got a 7-0 lead uncontested before doubles by Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery and ALEX got Cloud9 on the board. Gambit immediately bounced back and continued to abuse the A site, allowing the CTs just two more rounds before closing out the half with a 13-2 lead.

Four kills by Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen in the second pistol round kept Cloud9 alive on the attacking side of Vertigo, but Gambit were quick to restabilize on the defense, once again showing the same dominance as they did in the first half by winning out after the first gun round, making it 16-6.

Gambit were once again first out of the gate on Inferno, but this time around Cloud9 struck back in the forcebuy. The European squad then took the lead, 2-1, but lost to a full eco and went down 2-5 before they were able to win an eco of their own on a B play. Gambit didn’t slow down and bounced right back, though, going up 9-3 before giving up the last handful of rounds in what ended up being a 6-9 half.

nafany and company defended a 3vs4 plant on A to hit double digits right off the bat, further extending their lead to 12-6 before two opening kills on banana by floppy and a triple by es3tag got Cloud9 back on the board. The two teams then traded rounds, but it was ALEX’s men who started to hit a groove on the defense, bringing the match back to a 14-14 tie. They were ultimately unable to bring it around, however, faltering 14-16 as Gambit punched their ticket to the next round of upper bracket play.

Matchpage
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Vertigo
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14
Inferno
16
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 40 +2 89.4 1.15
36 - 40 -4 78.6 0.93
23 - 39 -16 49.8 0.68
23 - 42 -19 53.2 0.65
19 - 36 -17 45.3 0.59
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 36 +8 92.1 1.36
42 - 26 +16 80.3 1.34
38 - 26 +12 78.6 1.26
38 - 30 +8 85.2 1.25
33 - 28 +5 65.4 1.10
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1109
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
610
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
#1
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Germany Germania
Clown9 xaxaxaxa
2020-11-30 22:16
7 replies
w0xic star blayer they said axaxaxaxa
2020-11-30 22:36
2 replies
Gambit literally rekting every tier 2-6 teams
2020-11-30 22:50
Bot player***
2020-12-01 05:35
0.59 star awper kkkkkkkk
2020-11-30 22:45
astralis should bring back es3tag... try to trade for xyp9x
2020-11-30 23:19
1 reply
the core of aizy, MSL and Xyp9x would work, i think
2020-12-01 06:06
#45
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Armenia moruk
prav!!
2020-11-30 23:33
gambit good
2020-11-30 22:16
nice bros
2020-11-30 22:16
So easy
2020-11-30 22:17
2 replies
username checks out
2020-11-30 22:26
1 reply
So hard
2020-11-30 22:29
Gambit is playing very good
2020-11-30 22:17
#6
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Poland vrdny
GODSH1RO
2020-11-30 22:17
HenryG must have been sniffing something when he thought of who to bring to this team. How do you pay millions of dollars for this group of players lul
2020-11-30 22:17
4 replies
Organized crime group for stealing dollars
2020-11-30 22:19
#40
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United Kingdom novaseer
to be fair, c9 tried to get NiKo and huNter, but huNter wanted to stay in G2
2020-11-30 23:18
#51
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Germany azmq
He bought 1 guy with attitude issues to awp, one IGL who can’t handle pressure / burns out, one american tier 2 player as support, one guy who never really played pro CS and one insanely overpriced Astralis stand-in. All talented, but just so many question marks as to the mental state of this team, we’ll see if they can stop choking with time
2020-12-01 00:33
1 reply
Probably just prayed Kassad would sort everything out... he’s not the greatest coach from what I’ve heard (not reviewing demos etc)
2020-12-01 08:32
#8
NAF | 
United States colbert^
Shiro didnt even have to carry this time
2020-11-30 22:18
#9
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Slovakia Georgiii
w0xic was problem
2020-11-30 22:19
1 reply
Ez
2020-12-01 05:36
Unreal pro gaming by gambit, spirit and cis as always, as expected, wanted to watch mirage, but since c9 are still tier 2 and not good enough for super pros from gambit, we'll have to stick with 2:0, alright then, np, gg bb.
2020-11-30 22:20
5 replies
#48
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Poland Mickol
gambit 2 majors p0mple 0 major
2020-11-30 23:55
2 replies
zywoo 1 major
2020-12-01 05:21
1 reply
#90
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Poland Mickol
im from the future and i deny your statement
2020-12-01 20:12
Lmaoo if the game went to mirage, you'd be crying rn.. They just beat coL convincingly on mirage which is one of their better maps
2020-12-01 02:40
1 reply
But it didnt go to mirage. They got 2-0 and the other map was a stomp :()
2020-12-01 10:10
CLOWN9 DISBAND ALREADY PLS
2020-11-30 22:21
Even with sh1ro playing normal they win that's a good thing for gambit
2020-11-30 22:22
"Gambit plays flawless team CS against brand new team" Community: OMG L0L ALL THAT MONEY FOR NOTHING! Also Community 2 days ago: OMG COLOSSUS > The attention span of goldfish is what you people have.
2020-11-30 22:24
#15
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Ukraine McSwell
CIS is actually the second best CS region right now.
2020-11-30 22:25
8 replies
#25
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Brazil FERRAZZZ
hahahahaha let's see that soon.
2020-11-30 22:44
2 replies
Let's see whats soon?
2020-12-01 01:59
1 reply
i think hes talking about furia vs natus vincere in IEM Global Challenge
2020-12-02 04:14
+1 NaVi, VP, Spirit, Gambit and Nemiga are really good teams and can go head to head with the top dogs, just some of thethe teams needs more consistency.
2020-12-01 01:57
3 replies
Forze???
2020-12-01 05:37
2 replies
#83
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Kazakhstan Massaget
forze is plummeting rn
2020-12-01 09:42
Forze has been kinda bad this whole year, even lost to DIG in FP.
2020-12-01 16:00
2nd best?? there only 2 t1 teams in eu vitality and g2 (maybe mouz) rest are just well you can see what happened with astralis yesterday
2020-12-01 07:53
i thought they always were
2020-11-30 22:27
This team sole purpose was for money laundry
2020-11-30 22:27
#19
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Europe WhatOta
expected
2020-11-30 22:27
6 million $ xDDDDDD
2020-11-30 22:29
w0xic lmao
2020-11-30 22:43
classic NA brain to make Cloud9. Yankees and patriots did the same things, buy up all the "best" players and shove em together because you think it will work, spend $$$ to put yourself in the best positions in the best tournaments, world #1? never.
2020-11-30 22:43
1 reply
It worked for Patriots, didn’t it. Problem with Cloud9, those “best” players are either not good enough or out of form. They will do roster changes soon enough.
2020-12-01 02:10
#27
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Brazil Karlogaria
Is Clown9 a money laundry?
2020-11-30 22:48
TURKISH CS LMAO
2020-11-30 22:54
dam cloud 9 name is like a curse or something at least they do pretty good in 2nd map but don't ignore and laugh at them, if you do you also think gambit just some tier 3 team wait this is HLTV? omg clown9 so badddd losing to a shiet tier team, Henry must be thinking about his 2nd retirement now DISBAND ALREADY OMEGALUL
2020-11-30 22:54
1 reply
Gambit are a team on the up for sure. 2 dangerous stars and in this game, everyone was helping.... C9 need more time, impossible to perform after just a month or 2 at this level
2020-11-30 23:08
lul
2020-11-30 22:58
#32
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Israel ALEXKEEM
CoLULsus
2020-11-30 23:00
swear to god if this roster was going under a different name like TSM or something they'd be doing way better cloud9 is just a curse in cs at this point
2020-11-30 23:02
2 replies
+1
2020-11-30 23:13
#47
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Brazil Karlogaria
Perfect
2020-11-30 23:51
Chill out guys, the colossus will stand proud soon! This comment is sponsored by HenryG.
2020-11-30 23:09
3 replies
how much did he pay you
2020-11-30 23:13
2 replies
He said he didn't have any money left, he wasted it all on new c9 roster. So, as a good guy that i am, gave him a comment in credit. He promised to pay the price bit by bit.
2020-11-30 23:16
1 reply
he payed me 15000$ hes provably saving for the 6th player smh
2020-12-01 11:22
Clown9 OMEGALUL
2020-11-30 23:14
6 million $ vs random russians
2020-11-30 23:18
1 reply
#43
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Poland Skrzypek_
Random Russians XD GAMBIT vs. useless 6 milion $
2020-11-30 23:27
Lulxic
2020-11-30 23:28
#46
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United States GameZ_iwnl
C9 is gonna be ass for months. 5 players from different countries (putting ALEX as a French player because hes only played in high profile french teams) and shoved them together hoping for results. C9 wont be good for atleast 5 months
2020-11-30 23:43
2 replies
Nah, c9 is gonna be arse forever with this lineup unless floopy/Mezii become very, very good players (might not even help unless Alex becomes a good igl aswell and woxic is consistent). Alex, mezi and floppy all speak english as a first language and Es3tag has fine english however only played in Danish teams before and woxic have fine english with only international teams before so I would not blame that aspect on this certain international team.
2020-12-01 07:10
1 reply
#77
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United States GameZ_iwnl
ALEX is ok as an igl, hes far from the best but hes not the worst. As for woxic I do agree hes inconsistent and wouldnt mind seeing him out of the lineup, but floppy should hopefully find his comfort spot. Hes always competed online and in FPL he was playing against top NA players and had exposure to top EU players when they were in NA for events. I have hopes that the core of ALEX, floppy, and Es3tag can do well, and mezii has looked okay so far, even if the stats dont show it. I'm willing to give him time. They're also a completely new 5 man core so they have to build from scratch, so they'll need time because of that. Practice as a team helps but most teams aren't gonna use their top strats from practice in actual matches, so they just have to grind out and show why they were worth the money. At the very least I'd be willing to see woxic and mezii out but I don't know who could replace them. Smooya I could see, but I dont know who would replace mezii.
2020-12-01 08:06
6 mil for this or 3 mil for EG guys, I think C9's is Pepeg
2020-12-01 00:13
chrisJ: hold my kebab woxic
2020-12-01 00:23
#52
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African Union mikecool
Hey it's a day for underdogs lol
2020-12-01 00:54
3 replies
Gambit was favorite in this match xD
2020-12-01 01:07
Underdogs??? Gambit was far better from initial stages
2020-12-01 05:39
1 reply
#82
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African Union mikecool
Hmmz I was actually expecting it to be the other way, but happy to be proven wrong
2020-12-01 09:33
Rip c9
2020-12-01 00:55
SOOO EZ 4 GAMBIT!
2020-12-01 01:07
#56
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Indonesia SAD_PAW
dang OK
2020-12-01 01:51
$6 Million Superteam lost 2-0 to Youngster Team PepeLaugh
2020-12-01 03:43
the thing is c9 can get better player with that $6 million. instead, they wasted it on some tier2 player. this roster might be one of the biggest scam in cs go history.
2020-12-01 03:52
COLOSSUS KEKW
2020-12-01 05:31
expected
2020-12-01 06:10
#71
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Jordan Zereeni
yikes
2020-12-01 06:14
LULxic
2020-12-01 07:37
BOToxic his positioning were definitely bot like
2020-12-01 07:57
#76
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Poland SebL
Gambit is actually looking good, I'm surprised by them, with small changes they could be a TOP 5 team maybe even. And although Cloud9 is still a new team I feel like it would be better for both the org. and players to part ways, I don't see potential in this project.
2020-12-01 08:01
4 replies
I dont rly understand why C9 end up with this line up. With that money they could build really interesting team. Meziii never played anything but tier 3, woxic is totally out of form, floppy is inconsisent, es3tag totally overpriced and alex is good igl but idk man. There are so many upcoming young star awpers, riflers etc but no.
2020-12-01 08:10
3 replies
#80
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Poland SebL
es3tag is really good, gives them a lot firepower. mezii pretty good aswell. woxic pretty good supportive element. floppy same as woxic. And for me ALEX is overrated and won't make a good team out of this. I think they should get a better IGL and maybe it could work.
2020-12-01 08:40
2 replies
well mine opinion is that alex is good IGL but players are underperforming. Woxic playing like shit. esetag is good but not good for 2,1 mil, mezii is good, but he has no experience on pro level, floppy was on fire in old cloud9, in this new lineup he sometimes hits amazing shots and sometimes underperfom. Maybe time will tell but 6 milion roster could look different :)
2020-12-01 08:45
1 reply
#88
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Poland SebL
It's to early to say that floppy is to inconsistent, they played like 10 maps. I agree that es3tag is really good, but 2,1 mil is a price for one of the best players in the world, and he is not on that level. I agree that they overpayed this roster.
2020-12-01 15:15
#85
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Sweden hausmanis
"the collosus" the collosal fail
2020-12-01 10:43
#86
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Russia mshkoda
I believe Gambit can return to tier-1 step by step with this roster.
2020-12-01 11:17
clown9 again
2020-12-02 11:43
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