Gambit squeeze past Complexity to clinch IEM Summer playoff spot

The world No.1 move on to the single-elimination bracket after a hard-fought victory.

Gambit secured on Saturday a spot in the IEM Summer playoffs with a 2-1 victory against Complexity in Group A's lower bracket final. The CIS team came out strongly in the series, taking Mirage in dominant fashion, but then faded in their own map pick of Overpass and required all 30 rounds to run out victorious in a tit-for-tat Vertigo affair against a stubborn Complexity side.

It was far from plain sailing for the current world No.1, and Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov admitted after the match that exhaustion is starting to become a problem as events come thick and fast. "This is the fourth tournament in a row so it's a bit tough, I guess," he said, adding that he expected Complexity to pose such a threat to his team. "Everyone right now is prepared for us because we are number one."

Complexity made a bright start to the series with a flawless pistol on Mirage, but their energy and poise waned as the half wore on. Gambit took control of proceedings after buying up and went on an 8-1 run, but a late slip-up - losing a round against pistols on the B site - gave their opponents a much-needed moment's peace and slightly shifted the momentum before the break.

But Complexity's comeback hopes were buried soon after the side switch. One round was all that they could muster as Terrorists as Gambit's defence proved simply too strong for them to break.

Gambit move on to the single-elimination playoffs

Overpass began with Complexity keeping Gambit's players at bay with a water-tight defence, with Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer and Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev opening up rounds for the team on multiple occasions. Down 1-8, Gambit finally put some rounds together on the back of a successful eco, but Complexity held on and went into the break on double-digit territory.

Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov kept Gambit in the game with a 1v2 clutch in the pistol round, but there was no respite for the CIS side. Complexity hit back immediately and took the reins of the game, locking down the map shortly afterwards with a clutch from blameF, who defended the bomb with a well-placed Molotov.

The odds seemed to be stacked against Complexity heading into Vertigo, given Gambit's near-flawless record on the map (92% winrate in the last three months in 12 games), but blameF's troops refused to let up. They bounced back from a 0-4 start and enjoyed a spell of dominance, but the half was still won by Gambit following a late resurgence from the CIS side.

Complexity took control shortly after the break and regained the lead at 13-12, but just like in the first half, it did not last long. Gambit tightened up and hit series map point thanks to an Ax1Le clutch, though they only put the game away in the final round of regulation, with nothing but Desert Eagles, as Complexity tried their hardest to force overtime, but without success.

Matchpage
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5th June 2021
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Mirage
16
16
Overpass
8
14
Vertigo
16
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
55 - 47 +8 76.2 1.15
55 - 48 +7 80.0 1.10
53 - 52 +1 75.2 1.09
53 - 48 +5 75.7 1.08
31 - 51 -20 51.6 0.74
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 35 +23 77.1 1.28
62 - 51 +11 82.1 1.25
51 - 57 -6 72.0 0.99
43 - 57 -14 69.4 0.90
30 - 49 -19 47.8 0.79
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
683
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
749
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1003
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
GG's COL.
2021-06-06 00:56
8 replies
#6
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United States ascendaNt88
the better team lost today, no other way to put it
2021-06-06 00:58
6 replies
Both teams were amazing, won - who had more luck on his side.
2021-06-06 01:00
yes 4 Col players were better but one of them was just looking to get a higher rating
2021-06-06 01:02
1 reply
Xddd
2021-06-06 01:03
#33
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United Kingdom Xteria
The better team won, hence the 2-1 score line, simple really
2021-06-06 02:17
2 replies
gambit scraped by with luck.
2021-06-06 09:55
1 reply
#81
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United Kingdom Xteria
Pretty even, both won 1 by decent margin and decider was tight… Would of been luck for the other team of gambit lost too then?
2021-06-08 21:32
Ax1Le is insane
2021-06-06 01:01
Mission success for BaitF, top of the scoreboard once again
2021-06-06 00:57
14 replies
#38
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Assuming it was done only because of baiting is on you, friend...
2021-06-06 03:14
11 replies
Come on jonty there's no way anyone can deny that blameF's score sheet doesn't reflect his performance. He is baiting(may be not intentionally but he is baiting)
2021-06-06 09:16
5 replies
#67
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
BlameF utilises bait in his IGL playstyle but it isn't in the same vein as implied by the user. Simply assuming bait just by looking at the scoreboard because BlameF utilises bait is unfair...
2021-06-06 13:19
4 replies
stop it jonty we all know konfig carries the complexity just like hobbit and ax1le carries to gambit jame sh1ro baitf this guys are statpadder overrated baiters or maybe designed to play bait
2021-06-06 13:30
1 reply
#72
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Correct, those players utilise bait but not in the way you intend...
2021-06-06 14:37
Jonty you don't always have to be nice and diplomatic
2021-06-06 13:31
1 reply
#73
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
My apologies, I'm just trying to be fair to players being accused of padding statistics. :(
2021-06-06 14:39
if you think blamef isnt baiting there is problem on you not the op
2021-06-06 13:10
4 replies
#65
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I never stated BlameF isn't baiting. I stated that assuming BlameF to be on top purely because of baiting is on the user. Bait is wholly misconstrued and BlameF is usually target because users do not understand how bait it utilised within the professional scene; though BlameF does utilise bait to some extent, it is never with the same intention implied by users like yourself or the user in post #2. I just feel bad for BlameF...
2021-06-06 13:18
3 replies
how do u know his intentions? do u live with him? anyways u accepted blamef is baiting so no need to argue further
2021-06-06 13:19
2 replies
#68
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Are you reading my posts before replying to them?
2021-06-06 13:20
1 reply
yes
2021-06-06 13:21
xD
2021-06-06 07:18
xD
2021-06-06 09:46
#3
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Spain Nepomu
Nt col
2021-06-06 00:57
jks looking better
2021-06-06 00:57
5 replies
1.09 rating in the last month, i hope he can keep his form for Spring Finals g0dfig god as per usual
2021-06-06 00:59
4 replies
#14
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Poland xMBTx
Yeah, but he didnt kill a guy on short A after he had a great round. A bit whiff and they lost that round
2021-06-06 01:04
3 replies
He did whiff a couple towards the end.
2021-06-06 01:09
2 replies
+1 but sad
2021-06-06 01:18
#32
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Poland xMBTx
Consistency is king in csgo That device was where he was
2021-06-06 02:08
#5
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United States Rayduh
jks played super well blameF played bad despite his good stats
2021-06-06 00:58
4 replies
#27
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New Zealand Chicken_RD
least deaths ... again
2021-06-06 01:35
2 replies
#28
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United States Rayduh
blameF stats player
2021-06-06 01:38
Biggest obvious baiter in pro scene He is just abusing the Col lineup at this point
2021-06-06 09:19
Literally stats player, biggest baiter currently
2021-06-06 06:28
#7
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Estonia thisba!tes
GG and #GoGoGambit
2021-06-06 00:59
Sh1ro EZ
2021-06-06 01:01
what a shitshow really
2021-06-06 01:07
#17
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Brazil d00kzera
-interz +s1mple
2021-06-06 01:10
nice try col, could have gone your way. looks like the slump is shaking off, hopefully they bang the competition at blast
2021-06-06 01:15
looks like rush is sleeping
2021-06-06 01:16
it's incredible how baitf is literally the last person alive in 99% of the rounds
2021-06-06 01:17
EZ for Gamba, finals game incoming I think
2021-06-06 01:18
deagle is overpowered. Valve must nerf this weapon, no eco round at all in CSGO. Also economy system is very bad, I mean makes no sense to me
2021-06-06 01:20
interz switched from touchpad to mouse every time he got a 007
2021-06-06 01:21
2 replies
Lol
2021-06-06 03:06
#48
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Finland Gedolt
Interz rocking the trackball meta, just give it time and he'll Be going 7-0 before switching back to mouse.
2021-06-06 09:25
#25
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United Kingdom julz!
why do so many people hate on blamef, probably one of the hardest working guys in the scene and a role model to anyone who wants to get good and grind team cs, his presence is good for cs
2021-06-06 01:21
12 replies
#29
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Russia VelsVivard
You're right, I don't get that either.
2021-06-06 01:52
Also his aim is godlike
2021-06-06 01:52
Because he is a selfish IGL and has an insanely skilled lineup centered around himself and him baiting them, RUSH is literally used as a human decoy and he isn't using JKS to the best of his abilities, JKS was the best Complexity performer this event but just imagine if he had a little more freedom like he had previously on 100T People want to see this Complexity lineup work as a team instead of BlameF baiting and relying on individuals to show up to win rounds
2021-06-06 03:03
9 replies
reminds me of Niko days of Faze
2021-06-06 07:19
Nobody is getting abused. Everyone has decent roles. Konfig making his own luck and stats as hard entry. Poizon too, you can’t bait an awp. Rush? Give me a break. He’s playing support and just not hitting his shots anymore. Not Blames fault. Believe me, Blame vould love to see Rush hitting more shots, as it would have won them the game last night. Jks has every opportunity to shine. He did last night, hopefully it continues. The fact that blame is last man standing in many rounds is because he has the most confidence in his own ability to clutch. He works harder than anyone, is a god tier player and not appoligetic about it. All you idiots saying that he is just playing for stats are hopefully the actual batiers. You got me baited into a reply this time..
2021-06-06 10:40
4 replies
0/8
2021-06-06 10:46
1 reply
No u
2021-06-06 11:52
0/8
2021-06-06 11:57
1 reply
No u
2021-06-06 12:56
#56
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United Kingdom julz!
yeah so selfish youtu.be/N3tJL6cc2sY
2021-06-06 10:48
2 replies
aight lemme sit through this 2 hour video
2021-06-06 11:07
1 reply
#59
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United Kingdom julz!
idk if this is sarcastic but its a really nice insight into pro practice
2021-06-06 11:24
That was close.
2021-06-06 01:24
#31
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Germany sniffy1997
finally trashxity is out K0nfig i such a braindead player
2021-06-06 02:08
Rush vs Interz intense batttle ! Kekw
2021-06-06 03:05
1 reply
#40
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Russia pochesun
lol
2021-06-06 05:49
#39
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Australia Cheesle2
Unlucky. Jks looking amazing though!
2021-06-06 04:09
#44
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Denmark twinseN
Nt CoL they put up a good fight :)
2021-06-06 08:50
Man blameF is just using col to inflate his stats.. he needs to stop baiting
2021-06-06 09:18
#51
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Denmark Menterx
Jesus, only 2 danes left in the tournament, feelsbadmens...
2021-06-06 10:05
1 reply
Actually, 3 will be in the playoffs if NiP makes it through VP today. niko, valde, device.
2021-06-06 10:34
This was sad
2021-06-06 10:15
Very sad for Col as i feel all the team fought for it but rush decided to throw with his top 10 worst aim in pro scene.
2021-06-06 11:05
BaitF xaxaax
2021-06-06 12:35
#80
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Poland SebL
Gambit needs to take some time off and focus on practicing, because they seem to lose their focus. Complexity is still making the same mistakes that they were making 10 months ago, + they have no idea how to use their players so they perform the best, their coach should be fired.
2021-06-06 16:14
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