Gambit eliminate NASR from BLAST Premier Spring Showdown

The CIS squad made quick work of NASR, showing a particularly dominant performance on Vertigo.

Gambit have made it past their first obstacle in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, taking out NASR out in two quick maps, Dust2 (16-8) and Vertigo (16-2), and have secured their presence in the second round of the tournament’s single-elimination bracket.

NASR, who made the tournament after winning the Dune Cup, the Middle Eastern qualifier, were only able to keep up early on in the series, on the attacking side of Dust2, but deflated after the first few rounds and fell behind on the CT sides on either map, unable to show what they had ready on the attacking side of Vertigo as they were taken out just three rounds after switching sides.

Following their victory over NASR, Gambit will now face stiffer opposition in the quarter-finals, as they will go up against the winner of the Brazilian derby between MIBR an FURIA. "I would like to play FURIA, I like to play against arT, he’s very aggressive and I like his play style," Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov said when asked about who he'd like to play next, "it’s very nice to play against him."

sh1ro and company didn't fret against NASR, winning comfortably

Gambit took the lead after the first pistol round on the CT side of Dust2, but after getting a bit too eager and overextending in the first gun round NASR tallied their first round. From there on out the two teams stayed neck-and-neck throughout the first ten rounds, tied up 5-5, but the CIS squad then kicked into gear and won the last five rounds to hit double digits before the half.

NASR kept themselves alive, contesting aggressive play in the pistol round successfully and coming out on top in the three first rounds of the half, but nafany and company took control once rifles were in play and shut the map down, winning by an ample 16-8 scoreline.

Gambit then kicked off their map pick, Vertigo, with a powerful terrorist side, showing that their 91% win rate on the map in the past three months, with 11 wins and a single loss, is no fluke, as Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov, Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov and nafany all put up big numbers early on, with Gambit going up 11-0.

NASR got in a couple of rounds before the half to secure they wouldn’t be 16-0’d, but Gambit continued their dominating performance on the CT side with a clean pistol round after which they were able to comfortably ride the map out, closing it 16-2 and ending the series.

Matchpage
2
0
14th April 2021
16
Dust2
8
16
Vertigo
2
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 22 +26 117.3 1.83
45 - 19 +26 102.3 1.72
32 - 26 +6 94.5 1.41
33 - 21 +12 76.5 1.23
21 - 18 +3 48.6 1.04
 NASR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 34 -7 69.4 0.81
22 - 38 -16 55.5 0.66
20 - 36 -16 64.4 0.64
19 - 34 -15 57.8 0.57
16 - 37 -21 54.0 0.53
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
935
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.54
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
636
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
ok
2021-04-14 17:13
23 replies
No offense, how does NASR get invited. Me with my friends could also take 2 rounds of Gamb0ts . Trust me
2021-04-14 17:15
18 replies
#11
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Brazil NotJuan
very sad
2021-04-14 17:15
#14
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Bulgaria alekscho89
u are really dump my friend
2021-04-14 17:16
im sure u could get 2 kills and 0 rounds in 5 maps
2021-04-14 17:16
1 reply
2 knife kills, I am very good at it because of my sick Bunny hopping
2021-04-14 17:17
#18
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Russia M1shV4T
2021-04-14 17:18
you would get 0 rounds and 0 kills bro
2021-04-14 17:20
5 replies
Not everyone is bot like you
2021-04-14 17:21
4 replies
me bot ? hahaha you dont know me man. And to clarify you Gambit are not of the level of mm or face it level 10. They are way above and they have team play. Even in term of skill, they are way above us.
2021-04-14 17:26
2 replies
I dont blame u for falling on that bait, it was kinda good, mb 5/8, but be ready next time, its hltv.org, dont forget
2021-04-14 17:32
#41
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
I’ve played against a few pros on faceit and I agree with you. While I believe that most of them aren't THAT much better than your average 3k elo guy in terms of aim, they really are on a different level of teamplay and understanding the game
2021-04-14 17:52
you must be gold nova or something
2021-04-14 17:34
#27
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United Kingdom _eilrahC
They qualified for it retard. They didn't get invited.
2021-04-14 17:27
Yea why didn't they make a qualifier for East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia, teams there are better than Middle East Even Oceanic region is better
2021-04-14 17:29
2 replies
+1
2021-04-14 19:07
ping
2021-04-14 19:14
Your friends? You mean NaVi?
2021-04-14 17:44
they didn't get invited they qualified
2021-04-14 18:57
Heroic got 16-3'd
2021-04-14 19:11
i only said "ok" but ppl on hltv can always make a war lol
2021-04-14 17:36
2 replies
shut up
2021-04-14 18:40
1 reply
k weebo
2021-04-14 18:55
Reported
2021-04-14 19:08
ok
2021-04-14 17:14
#5
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Germany SimplyBasit
nO wAy
2021-04-14 17:14
too ez
2021-04-14 17:14
#7
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Luxembourg CheafootGG
who cares
2021-04-14 17:14
1 reply
#24
brax | 
Other damnum
Nafany cares, it is his own era!
2021-04-14 17:25
#8
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Russia MovementGod
unexpected
2021-04-14 17:14
#9
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Finland lelletankki
Almost as if tier1 male cs team was competing against tier1 female cs team
2021-04-14 17:15
ok
2021-04-14 17:15
#12
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United Kingdom RbootFTW
Gambit #1 since the day they came into the main roster
2021-04-14 17:16
Nice try Nasr. They played very well and tried their best. Very close games. Good job to gambit
2021-04-14 17:16
4 replies
#22
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United States f2n
I agree they tried their best, but not close at all. 2-16, 8-16
2021-04-14 17:22
3 replies
Closer than you would expect. I expected them to go 16-0 both maps
2021-04-14 17:32
#64
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Russia Kalacia
Be realistic. 16-8 probably not as bad as a score as most people would expect
2021-04-14 21:45
Their T side on Dust was pretty solid, we gotta respect that
2021-04-15 00:31
#16
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Mongolia Kloss
woaw, unexpected news
2021-04-14 17:16
Wow impossible, what an unreal pro tier gaming by top 1 in the world team, unreal, how can u be so tier pro like they are, this is unbelievable, many wow, such amaze, many pro :O
2021-04-14 17:21
Good attempt for nasr.
2021-04-14 17:23
#26
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Switzerland aaron_q
don't upset guys from Nasr, it's good experience for you.
2021-04-14 17:26
#30
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China HEIDASHUAi
Very unexpected result!
2021-04-14 17:29
tbh, at least they got 10 rounds across 2 maps. Considering Gambit is a potential #1 team.
2021-04-14 17:33
1 reply
didn't nasr get more rounds than astralis against gambots recently or am I mixing up scores?
2021-04-14 21:17
questions?
2021-04-14 17:35
#37
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Serbia LtN))
sad
2021-04-14 17:38
unexpected
2021-04-14 17:43
#40
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CIS Gerh
upset
2021-04-14 17:46
maşallah
2021-04-14 17:54
They tried
2021-04-14 18:00
#44
kennyS | 
Russia yus1
interz 1 more time lowtab
2021-04-14 18:01
Ez
2021-04-14 18:30
#47
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Australia Caveman_
expected
2021-04-14 18:40
tier 2 cs vs tier 6
2021-04-14 18:41
3 replies
#1 team in the world = tier 2
2021-04-14 20:21
2 replies
nr1 in the world is heroic
2021-04-14 21:06
1 reply
#66
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Argentina XaiDN
Sure.... Kappa
2021-04-15 01:53
GG both teams. NASR hopefully get some more practise in
2021-04-14 18:44
wow
2021-04-14 18:46
#55
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Finally, an equal opponent for the best team in the world! Nasr = Heroic on Vertigo!
2021-04-14 19:11
3rd upset of the tournament. Really exciting
2021-04-14 19:14
Shocking
2021-04-14 20:21
#61
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Italy Molosso
Nt Nasr
2021-04-14 21:00
people hating on a team that traveled to Europe during the pandemic only to try to compete, and blast sorted them with the #1 team in the world, but haha let's laugh at these no namers sad to see the csgo community mentality
2021-04-15 06:16
Tbh nasr played decently in Dust 2, not bad for them, if they could get more team practice and tactics, they actually would play really well
2021-04-15 08:10
#69
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Gambit is looking pretty good. It felt like they didn't use their strats in this match, and overall kind of understiamated their opponent, that's probably why they lost a couple of rounds on Dust2. NASR has shown some potential, but I have no idea who the Bibu guy is, also Dementor seems like a bot, maybe he was just stressed to much in this match, Idk. GL to the guys.
2021-04-15 11:37
2 replies
Heroic won them. Heroic era.
2021-04-15 11:50
1 reply
#73
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
I could see Heroic era coming if they keep improving as fast as they do now.
2021-04-16 16:52
hehe
2021-04-15 14:51
ye
2021-04-15 14:51
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