Gambit stop Akuma's miracle run to lock EPIC League CIS grand final spot

Akuma are set to rematch Virtus.pro in the consolidation final.

Gambit have secured a place in the EPIC League CIS grand final following a stunning 2-0 win over Akuma, stopping the underdogs' hot streak at the Regional Major Ranking event after the surprise of the tournament took down the region's No. 2 and No. 3 teams, Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro, in the first two rounds of the upper bracket.

Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov's squad now await their opponent in the title decider, scheduled for Sunday at 19:00 . They will be joined by the winner of the Akuma-Virtus.pro consolidation final, a rematch from the upper bracket semi-final encounter between the two teams.

Hobbit was on fire in the upper bracket final

Having handily taken down Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro on Mirage in the first two rounds of the upper bracket, Akuma decided to pick the map for the third consecutive time into Gambit, but they found the No. 1 side a much tougher challenge.

A pistol round victory was about as much as Dmitriy "⁠SENSEi⁠" Shvorak & co. could muster against the CIS region's top team, as Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov and Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov spearheaded Gambit's dominant performance on the opener to clinch a 16-5 win and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three affair.

The favorites didn't leave much to chance on Overpass. They immediately seized control of the map after getting off to a 5-0 lead and never let go of their advantage despite Akuma finding some footing later in the first half, rallying to another convincing victory to secure the grand final spot without breaking a sweat.

Matchpage
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29th May 2021
16
Mirage
5
16
Overpass
8
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 21 +26 107.2 1.74
36 - 18 +18 89.2 1.45
34 - 21 +13 72.3 1.27
29 - 33 -4 76.0 0.98
19 - 20 -1 42.8 0.94
 Akuma K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 31 -4 63.8 0.88
24 - 36 -12 64.4 0.70
26 - 36 -10 59.4 0.70
22 - 33 -11 57.0 0.65
14 - 29 -15 46.6 0.53
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
970
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
289
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.56
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
671
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
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1 gambit still the best, first like me xD
2021-05-29 22:05
11 replies
bye bye acoomer xiters
2021-05-29 22:03
3 replies
how can they cheat if they only strung together 13 rounds over 2 maps
2021-05-29 22:51
2 replies
Gambit cheats>>>Akuma cheats
2021-05-30 00:37
1 reply
true i guess
2021-05-30 00:59
Gotta say, Hobbit may not be the best player out there but he's a born winner. Boosts teams beyond expectations for sure. Don't know how but he does, i'm sure nobody expected the old roster to actually win that Major more so without him.
2021-05-29 22:25
6 replies
he's very talented and has the experience behind him. he was the one who carried gambit with adren
2021-05-29 22:52
5 replies
no, that would be adren
2021-05-30 02:47
4 replies
#64
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Faroe Islands sundby
no
2021-05-30 08:40
'who carried gambit with adren' 'no, that would be adren' what
2021-05-30 12:21
2 replies
reading your comment again i see now what you said, i guess i was tired or somth :D
2021-05-30 19:34
1 reply
happens :)
2021-05-30 20:50
#2
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Poland Kobel_
sadge
2021-05-29 22:03
1 reply
So sad for cheaters :((((
2021-05-29 22:03
#3
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India slavloli
They turned it off now
2021-05-29 22:03
No radar hack = no win. sad face
2021-05-29 22:04
19 replies
Congratz Gambit, on second big win this year!
2021-05-29 22:05
16 replies
#12
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Serbia LtN))
CIS RMR = Big win LMAOOOO
2021-05-29 22:06
15 replies
CIS RMR's are the best, sick production, with a lot of great teams like Akuma, Entropig.
2021-05-29 22:08
14 replies
#18
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Serbia LtN))
ah, i see +1
2021-05-29 22:08
12 replies
of course huge win look on eu rmr tier 2teams like G2, NiP and Mouz in final stage.. lmao what a shame to EU
2021-05-29 22:13
3 replies
G2, NiP and Mouz are on the rise rn, just like Gambit and VP are. Idk what's your problem with them. There have been a bunch of very important transfers so it is natural that the power rankings are all over the place. On the other hand I admit that any CIS event is more stacked right now than any EU event just because of NaVi, Gambit, VP and Spirit going at each other. Third, based on your logic though having Akuma in the final stage of an RMR is a disgrace to CIS as well... so...
2021-05-30 09:37
Dumass ukrainian
2021-05-30 15:43
1 reply
navi fan cry baby
2021-05-30 15:44
2021-05-30 06:29
7 replies
#76
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Serbia LtN))
hltv.org/matches/2348870/natus-vincere-v.. AXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAX XAXAXAXAAXAXAAXA GAMB0T XDDDDDDDD
2021-05-30 09:25
6 replies
2021-05-30 09:35
5 replies
#81
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Serbia LtN))
and gamb0t lost to this NaVi XDDDDDD
2021-05-30 10:17
4 replies
2 times McCoy na'vi ez 3:0 and 2:0ed em
2021-05-30 10:36
1 reply
#84
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2021-05-30 10:51
#38
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Latvia De1Co
How is it the best if there is no anti cheat, no recordings or anything
2021-05-30 00:04
#34
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Ukraine ksay
win = radar hack no win = no radar hack *
2021-05-29 23:04
1 reply
#74
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Kazakhstan Massaget
Probably didn’t use cheats in this matchup, because everybody started accusing them for suspicious behavior. Let’s see what will they decide to do with vp matchup
2021-05-30 09:02
#9
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Korea HordeKz
Hobbit best!
2021-05-29 22:05
wp gambot
2021-05-29 22:05
#11
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Serbia LtN))
Cheats already expired XD
2021-05-29 22:06
4 replies
GOAT with 0.20 rating against nonames Zywoo going to be top1 for the third time in a row
2021-05-30 15:47
3 replies
#94
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Serbia LtN))
This event wont be counted since its not elite tier tournament However, Zywoo's 0.28 was on Elite tournament...
2021-05-30 15:50
2 replies
Wasn't it on BLAST showdown which is just qualifier for Spring/Fall Finals? I would count RMR more prestigious event since it's gonna has trophy and MVP probably
2021-05-30 15:52
1 reply
#96
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Serbia LtN))
it was blast spring group stage, and it was counted last year
2021-05-30 15:53
Akuma won't get 15 rounds in their match against VP
2021-05-29 22:06
VP sweating rn
2021-05-29 22:06
Hobbit is a beast!
2021-05-29 22:07
ngl gotta admit Akuma is good. I bet it was going to be 16-0 16-0 but they managed to get 13 rounds
2021-05-29 22:08
"miracle run", yeah right...
2021-05-29 22:11
No cheats no win
2021-05-29 22:18
#27
kennyS | 
Russia yus1
300iq move akuma 1 more time rekt vp and then take revenge to gambit
2021-05-29 22:28
Hobbit is the best player in the world right now (im not talking about this game just overall) Fck rating, that guy is very experienced, he is smart, he has awesome game sense and raw aim. Overall the best IMO That guy is great to watch
2021-05-29 22:32
1 reply
He has been amazing lately, constantly either topfragger or 2nd best
2021-05-30 00:48
#29
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Estonia thisba!tes
Great job for my boys again
2021-05-29 22:38
#33
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Switzerland x676
yeah, now that everybody was watching ;)
2021-05-29 22:59
#35
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Brazil wololo10
Gambit cheats just better
2021-05-29 23:08
shady garbage destroyed by gods so satisfied Kreygasm
2021-05-29 23:35
#39
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France Foffy
What if Gambit had better cheats than Akuma x) ps: nobody cheats
2021-05-30 00:19
can`t play without cheats unluko
2021-05-30 00:24
6 replies
you are dumb
2021-05-30 01:29
5 replies
ok russia
2021-05-30 13:21
4 replies
ok Greece
2021-05-30 16:41
3 replies
im not from greece but greece>belarussia
2021-05-30 17:31
2 replies
nt Greece
2021-05-30 17:56
1 reply
nt poorus
2021-05-30 19:04
Paid back for navi and vp :)))
2021-05-30 00:32
hobbit is father
2021-05-30 00:51
thats happend when u were exposed and playing without cheats
2021-05-30 00:53
1 reply
#67
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Faroe Islands sundby
flair checks out
2021-05-30 08:51
no hack no win
2021-05-30 00:56
4 replies
no proof no hack
2021-05-30 01:15
3 replies
there is many clips proving it and many pro players and coach saying it , so next time buy a brain and watch info before talking ruski
2021-05-30 03:00
1 reply
You don't know what proof means mate. I do agree that there needs to be an ESIC investigation into this, but the twitch clips of people looking at the radar and other players calling them out don't mean shit. Remember when ropz and that one kid from Chaos were accused of cheating and turned out to be innocent? Lets save the witchhunt for after the investigation.
2021-05-30 09:42
GamBOT onliners
2021-05-30 01:15
okay this is epic. I didnt realize yet but do all events give the same amount of RMR points???? K23 already has 4 times the points of Faze and OG WTFFF? All NA teams as well ???
2021-05-30 03:43
1 reply
Every region have its own ranking and slots to major. 100 points in CIS is not equal to 100 points in NA/EU/whatever.
2021-05-30 03:56
miracle.exe
2021-05-30 05:04
How random is that? As soon as they were doubted to be cheating they lost
2021-05-30 07:41
#63
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Ukraine justhateme
hahahaha, and suddenly Akuma stopped playing and reading every opponent move. Fuck it.
2021-05-30 08:40
Lmao, no cheats no victory
2021-05-30 08:49
stop crying guys. the way gambit played they would have beaten any team.
2021-05-30 09:33
1 reply
0/8 gambOtNLINERS
2021-05-30 16:41
Gambit looking great again, I think they are confirming here that they are still the no.1, I think they are going to win the final. Akuma made some stupid mistakes, that cost them a lot of important rounds, they looked stressed.
2021-05-30 14:28
8 replies
#105
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
It's tough to play without cheats, I would be stressed too ....
2021-06-06 19:52
7 replies
Or maybe it's tough to play when everyone in the scene calls you a cheater? What if they are not cheating? How the fuck do they have to feel rn.
2021-06-08 19:56
6 replies
#107
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
100% they were cheating, blacklisted on most betting sites
2021-06-09 20:21
5 replies
That still doesn't make it 100%.
2021-06-10 19:19
4 replies
#109
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
Fixers or cheaters, same material ....
2021-06-10 20:22
3 replies
Nothing is proven rn.
2021-06-10 20:49
2 replies
#111
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
Isn't for you xd Betting sites know better than you why they don't offer bets on this team
2021-06-10 20:57
1 reply
I have no idea, but I still didn't show any proofs that Akuma players did anything wrong.
2021-06-10 20:58
#90
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South Africa Renjiza
GG , Akuma really looking stronk
2021-05-30 14:44
no cheat no win XD
2021-05-30 21:32
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