Spirit beat Gambit in EPIC League CIS

An impressive all-round performance saw Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov’s men defeat the world No.1 team in the RMR event.

Spirit have ended their four-series loss streak against Gambit with a 2-0 victory in EPIC League CIS, marking the second upset of this round of the Swiss stage after Entropiq defeated Natus Vincere on Sunday.

The chopper-led squad picked up wins on Mirage (16-5) and Dust2 (16-14) to put themselves at a 2-0 record in the Swiss stage, and now need just a single series win to secure a playoff berth, while Gambit will need to dust themselves off and regroup for their next matchup.

There were no weak links for Spirit in this contest

Gambit came out on their map pick of Mirage brightly by earning a 3-0 start on the Terrorist side, but Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov & co. fell flat as Spirit took control of proceedings. In the final stages of the half, Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov ran into connection issues as "electricity went off and he had to switch to another location", leaving his team with four players momentarily. As play resumed with all players back in the server, Spirit continued where they left off and briskly wrapped up the map 16-5.

Spirit carried over their momentum into Dust2, where they secured five consecutive rounds off the bat. Gambit eventually found their footing, but their opponents held out for a one-round lead at the midway point. The second half was a back-and-forth between the two teams as neither side could gain a substantial advantage over the other, with a Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev 1v2 clutch being the deciding factor in the 30-round affair.

Matchpage
2
0
17th May 2021
16
Mirage
5
16
Dust2
14
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 27 +18 83.7 1.47
41 - 22 +19 86.4 1.43
35 - 25 +10 60.9 1.27
32 - 27 +5 80.8 1.20
34 - 32 +2 81.9 1.09
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 36 -4 68.6 0.90
26 - 34 -8 53.4 0.81
25 - 33 -8 59.4 0.77
24 - 38 -14 57.1 0.75
24 - 46 -22 61.9 0.58

Virtus.pro vs. TRIDENT is the final match to take place before the start of the third round of matches in the Swiss group, which will see the first set of teams eliminated and the first batch advance to the playoffs.

Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
957
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
658
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
440
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
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2021-05-17 19:08
No bootcamp=no win
2021-05-17 19:09
1 reply
+1 weakness of methodical teams
2021-05-17 23:39
#4
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Asia loveall
Spirit powerful.
2021-05-17 19:08
SPIRIT IS BACK
2021-05-17 19:09
#7
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Sweden Fizze
Spirit number 1 now lmao
2021-05-17 19:09
#8
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Serbia LtN))
EZ
2021-05-17 19:09
Rematch.
2021-05-17 19:10
GAMBOT
2021-05-17 19:10
2 replies
Future Major Winners.
2021-05-17 19:17
NIP KEKW , WANTS REMATCH LULW
2021-05-18 05:59
#13
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Czech Republic xANUx
wow
2021-05-17 19:10
#15
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United Kingdom ChuMatrix
BORIS TOO GOOD
2021-05-17 19:11
they're using NaVi strats for CIS rmr
2021-05-17 19:12
#17
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Ukraine sargon32
Top-1 lul. Shoro 0.38 Imao
2021-05-17 19:12
#18
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Russia blgn
So gambit was fluke lol
2021-05-17 19:13
3 replies
#24
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Latvia IzzoR
so every team is fluke that doesnt hold #1 for like 2 years flat?
2021-05-17 19:18
1 reply
yes
2021-05-17 23:05
-1 nice logic. This is just the early stages. Gambit and Navi will smash everyone once playoff come
2021-05-18 04:27
That hud from majors,it's finally back!
2021-05-17 19:14
with a 40k prize pool you really think top teams like navi or gambit care? saving strats for 200k tourney LUL
2021-05-17 19:15
8 replies
#26
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Latvia IzzoR
you realise its for RMR points that are way more important than the cash that couldve not even been there LMAO
2021-05-17 19:19
#38
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
It's RMR, the cash is a minor.
2021-05-17 19:28
6 replies
well shows you how much they care about that huh money talks baby
2021-05-17 19:48
5 replies
#50
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
This is your original assumption, nobody else's...
2021-05-17 21:19
4 replies
these t1 players went from playing lan events for 200k+ to online 40k pools an chance to win "rankings" that don't account for anything. whos has more hunger going into a 40k tourney a t3 or t1? t3 teams 40k is the highest pool they have access to. t1 have 100k, 500k even 1m. MONEY TALKS
2021-05-17 22:24
3 replies
#63
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I see an awful lot of conjecture over logic with the exception of not knowing what an RMR event is...?
2021-05-18 00:22
2 replies
had to google i had thought all it was there for was to boost hltv rankings. i am no hltv vet like yourself, i went "full reetod" an it showed haha.
2021-05-18 00:59
1 reply
#66
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
It happens to the best of us, friend. :) I had a feeling there was a lack of information, which was why I was so confused. Have a good day. ;)
2021-05-18 01:02
Unexpected (
2021-05-17 19:15
1 reply
#74
ZywOo | 
Russia Danzo
cis derby always 50/50
2021-05-18 08:03
#22
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Lithuania sennce
Fall of Gambit?
2021-05-17 19:16
EZ4SPIRIT
2021-05-17 19:18
#27
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Russia dev1ce_MVP
beginning of the end for Gambot
2021-05-17 19:19
XAXAAXAXAXXAXAAXAXXAXAXAXA
2021-05-17 19:22
#32
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China HEIDASHUAi
WHAT
2021-05-17 19:23
wp. unlucky situation with hobbit, but it was only 2 rounds and i think didn't change map's results at all
2021-05-17 19:30
expected from best team in the world aka spirit
2021-05-17 19:37
#44
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
calm down guys it will be a rematch :P
2021-05-17 19:41
#46
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Germany Shackrag
not unexpected. gambit has always been a team that has a good few tournaments before falling back down to the bottom of top 50
2021-05-17 19:52
#47
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Russia WiHuu
EZ4SPIRIT, ROAD TO TOP1
2021-05-17 20:37
Deserved win congrats Spirit, gambit need some break after navi loss :(
2021-05-17 20:44
gambit will make it through no problem!
2021-05-17 21:10
Wrong Trident is linked below the scoreboard
2021-05-17 21:48
#52
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Ukraine IAFNN
Rematch cuz y not
2021-05-17 21:57
Noone should really be suprised.
2021-05-17 22:09
the game who is cheating better...
2021-05-17 22:12
magixx is NOT my flair
2021-05-17 22:19
40% loss?
2021-05-17 22:25
4 replies
hobbit has nice internet in kazahstan
2021-05-18 00:55
3 replies
bro he was playing in his own computer club that game i was there yesterday and issue was lightening outage
2021-05-18 06:14
2 replies
Damn godbit have an own computer club!! Really hard worker despite being an solid player
2021-05-18 06:42
1 reply
ofc he invested money from Major to this business
2021-05-18 10:05
idk why gambit is top1 in hltv ranking
2021-05-17 23:49
rematch when?
2021-05-18 02:30
1 reply
They made a favor for Spirit so Spirit could 3-0 and dont face Anus Shitcere at least in groups while Gambit can easily rekt Shitcere
2021-05-19 10:16
#68
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Other Zafander
5v4 lmao
2021-05-18 02:56
#69
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Russia 1hebest!
Easy for Spiriteam!
2021-05-18 03:08
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