Gambit beat FURIA to set up rematch with Heroic

The CIS team left it late to secure victory but were deserved winners of this one-sided match.

Gambit will face Heroic on Sunday in a rematch of the ESL Pro League Season 13 final after defeating FURIA 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown. The Russian team were in control for the majority of the series and could have killed the game off in two maps after a one-sided Mirage game, but FURIA snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Overpass, only to be outclassed on Train, suffering their first defeat on this map in 2021.

Gambit made a flying start to the game on Mirage, FURIA's map pick, and tore the Brazilians' defence apart during the early stages, forcing Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan to call a timeout just seven rounds in. The IEM Katowice champions continued to expose flaws in the FURIA defence, quickly hitting double-digits, before the CTs tightened up and put some rounds together. FURIA continued to chip away at Gambit's lead after the side switch, taking the pistol round convincingly, but the joy wouldn't last long as the young Russian team hit back immediately and then ran away with the game.

sh1ro put in a series-high 1.36 rating

FURIA came out on Overpass looking a revitalised side, romping to a 7-2 lead on the CT side after keeping Gambit from stringing rounds together. The CIS team then picked up the pace and enjoyed a spell of dominance, bringing the deficit to a minimum in a half that was dominated by Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson, who racked up 17 frags and was 5-0 in opening duels. The second half was a tit-for-tat affair, with neither side managing to assert themselves. Gambit thought they had found a breakthrough when they were up 14-13 against a weak buy, but then a hail-Mary A split caught them off-guard and turned the tide of the game. With no money in the bank, the Russian team were unable to keep the series from going to a third map.

The Brazilians headed into Train looking to extend their impressive winning streak on this map, but they were put under immediate pressure by an energised Gambit side. The Brazilians were limited to just three rounds in the first half, and there was no respite for them after switching to the CT side as the CIS side ran out emphatic winners.

Matchpage
2
1
17th April 2021
16
Mirage
6
14
Overpass
16
16
Train
5
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 38 +24 83.6 1.35
60 - 44 +16 89.5 1.33
54 - 40 +14 84.3 1.30
49 - 49 0 73.7 1.00
40 - 40 0 61.4 0.94
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
55 - 49 +6 82.5 1.10
45 - 53 -8 82.3 0.94
42 - 59 -17 65.8 0.82
40 - 50 -10 57.9 0.80
27 - 55 -28 42.9 0.60
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
803
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
243
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
EZ4HEROIC
2021-04-17 21:42
11 replies
FLUKIA
2021-04-17 21:45
8 replies
#20
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Latvia De1Co
Ez4Faze
2021-04-17 21:46
7 replies
3head seeding by blast by putting the top 3 teams in the world in the same bracket omegalul joke tournament, FURIA, Gambit and Heroid would 2-0 any team in the other bracket! Now 2 of the best teams will miss blast finals. GG!
2021-04-17 23:18
6 replies
#48
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Latvia De1Co
Just get good Edit: > Furia > Best team
2021-04-18 01:28
1 reply
#58
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Sri Lanka w7tv
always mibr vs furia first match, what a blummer
2021-04-18 19:37
Top 3 hey? Funny, looks like Astralis is in this as well and on the other side of the draw.
2021-04-18 07:29
3 replies
I think he is saying by current form, when looking at the epl top 4
2021-04-18 10:05
2 replies
That still doesn't explain it. Take the last few months, Astralis are the team that has made a final and have a slightly better win rate overall compared to Furia. Pro League is the first time they have finished a tournament lower in that time.
2021-04-18 20:21
1 reply
Thats why i said by current form, in no means e said that astralis or vitality or navi are worse than furia, in fact, when furia won against astralis and navi i cheered so much because they lost to them so many times haha, but furia is a team that grows up slowly, they first strugled whit old mibr liquid and eg and former 100 thieves, to the point where they dominated na scene, then navi astralis etc appeared, and now they are winning, and now heroic and gambit are the next ones, and as a fan, i think is a matter of time
2021-04-26 09:42
EZ4HEROIC to go home
2021-04-17 21:54
1 reply
#30
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Finland Cucumber))
EZ4G2 TO GO HOME BYE BYE
2021-04-17 21:54
#3
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Russia K1dou
Yikes
2021-04-17 21:46
#4
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Netherlands Sem0733
Damn, Gambit is good.
2021-04-17 21:43
Gg nt
2021-04-17 21:43
Stop this machine!!
2021-04-17 21:45
Great performance by Junior, I know it was only 2 games but he showed up and looked much better. Hopefully this trend continues!!
2021-04-17 21:45
2 replies
+1 good luck for team Spirit today
2021-04-18 12:44
#59
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Sri Lanka w7tv
+1 very good match by him, seems like he is getting in tracks
2021-04-18 19:38
gg, furia nt, don't upset just gambit now too stronkk -_-
2021-04-17 21:47
1 reply
#34
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Finland Nollegee
+1 they played really well on overpass
2021-04-17 22:01
#23
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Russia Kirillqa89
Let’s go Gambit for esl
2021-04-17 21:48
#24
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Russia mshkoda
Nt Furia, nice team but unstable. Let us see if Gambit can take revenge on Heroic tomorrow
2021-04-17 21:48
1 reply
#60
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Sri Lanka w7tv
it's bo3 not bo5, gambit should be fine
2021-04-18 19:38
oh my god again? this'll be HEAT...or tears
2021-04-17 21:49
Why does FURIA have 6 players if even when VINI is playing very very bad, they won't replace him for honda?
2021-04-17 21:52
7 replies
top 10 questions scientists still can't answer
2021-04-17 22:02
1 reply
#61
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Sri Lanka w7tv
+1
2021-04-18 19:38
You cant replace someone during a map, just between them
2021-04-17 23:33
4 replies
I know that. They should have replaced him, at least for Train
2021-04-18 16:07
3 replies
#62
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Sri Lanka w7tv
no vininferno no good stats =( -also vertigo
2021-04-18 19:39
By your logic, junior should had been replaced after first map, but we know that junior carried hard on the second map
2021-04-19 21:31
1 reply
A player can have a bad map, but two bad maps is a bad day, and if you have a replacement, you should replace someone who is having a bad day.
2021-04-20 17:55
Heroic gambit HYPEEE
2021-04-17 21:55
ez4vini
2021-04-17 22:01
EZ4GAMGODS
2021-04-17 22:04
#37
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Brazil parrud0www
Nice! Furia are playing very well. Junior start playing well too
2021-04-17 22:08
nt FURIA. Gambit so strong. WP
2021-04-17 22:09
16:6 / 16:5 expected from top 1 in the world
2021-04-17 22:26
#41
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Russia Orkhon321
and "Junior" is Top fragger in Furia
2021-04-17 22:28
Heroic have a hard team ahead to get to the Blast Spring Finals but I believe!
2021-04-17 22:35
#44
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United States BombTaco
we got a rematch baby!
2021-04-17 23:12
Top 1 and real Top 2 clashing against each other, gonna be fun.
2021-04-18 01:34
2 replies
I also think that at the moment Gambit and Heroic are top 1 and top 2 in strength, the rest of the teams are a head weaker
2021-04-18 13:18
1 reply
#63
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Sri Lanka w7tv
well might sounds harsh but if they made a lan tournament liquid, vp, faze and furia would compete for top3
2021-04-18 19:40
#55
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Poland SebL
Gambit is looking pretty good, but still they seem to sometimes fail when the pressure is really high, when it's getting tense, I would assume that with some experience, they really can be one of the best teams in history of CS:GO, but they need more experience, I would say it will come with time. As for FURIA I would say they have a little bit of life still in them, the core of arT, yuurih and KSCERATO really could be fighting for the biggest tittles, I'm just not sure if they got right teammates to do so.
2021-04-18 18:03
1 reply
that's exactly the reason, it's bad that there are no LAN tournaments to adapt to the pressure :)
2021-04-18 19:47
Hell yeah
2021-04-18 18:34
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