Gambit sweep OG to win IEM Summer

The No.1 team in the world won three straight maps in the best-of-five grand final to claim the IEM Summer title.

Gambit have added another trophy to their cabinet with an IEM Summer grand final victory over OG in three maps, Mirage (16-14), Dust2 (16-11) and Overpass, (16-7), while ending the European combine’s dream run in the tournament as Casper "⁠ruggah⁠" Due’s men had previously tallied victories over NIP, Virtus.pro, Evil Geniuses and Vitality without a loss.

This victory marks Gambit’s second Intel Grand Slam Season 3 point and third big title this year following IEM Katowice and their first RMR event of 2021, EPIC League CIS, and is their fifth grand final appearance when including ESL Pro League Season 13 and DreamHack Masters Spring, without taking into account several smaller accolades.

Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov carried his great form into the grand final, posting the highest ratings on all three of the maps played and averaging a 1.49 rating in the series. The 19-year-old finished the tournament as the third highest player with an average rating of 1.33 across the 15 maps Gambit played.

Ax1Le topped the grand final’s scoreboard with a 1.49 rating

The final IEM Summer series kicked off on Mirage, the first of Gambit’s two picks, and from the start it was a close affair as an early lead by OG on the CT side was turned around by the CIS squad in a tight 8-7 half. Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen and company started their offensive getting back ahead, with Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski and Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså leading the way, but in the end it was Gambit who were able to win back-to-back rounds, building up an economy and reaching match point, 15-12, before closing the map out in the last round of regulation.

OG came out in full force on Dust2 after barely falling short in the opening map, and took control of proceedings early on with an 8-2 lead, but Gambit hit hard late in the half and brought it as close as could be with a five-round streak to throw the map wide open at the switch. The Russian squad then put up a wall on the defense as OG struggled to break through time and time again, allowing just three rounds on the way to a 16-11 victory and getting one map away from victory after the first two.

The third map in the series, Overpass, started off as did the two previous ones, a close affair between the two sides, this time with Gambit on the offense and OG as CTs. Although it was valde and company who were able to get an early lead, their economy depleted after losing several rounds in a row and it was Gambit, with a brilliant Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov, who took the half 9-6. OG took a very necessary T-side pistol round, but crumbled against the forcebuy after which the emboldened CIS squad sprinted towards the finish line to secure the IEM Summer trophy, 16-7.

Europe
Matchpage
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3
13th June 2021
14
Mirage
16
11
Dust2
16
7
Overpass
16
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
57 - 51 +6 73.8 1.04
47 - 56 -9 63.1 0.89
45 - 60 -15 65.8 0.82
37 - 55 -18 58.0 0.78
33 - 61 -28 54.4 0.67
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
74 - 42 +32 95.6 1.49
64 - 34 +30 75.2 1.33
60 - 49 +11 79.0 1.27
53 - 52 +1 84.4 1.13
32 - 44 -12 46.8 0.79

The final IEM Summer standings are:

1. Russia Gambit - $100,000
2. Europe OG - $42,000
3-4. Europe G2 - $20,000
3-4. France Vitality - $20,000
5-6. North America Evil Geniuses - $10,000
5-6. CIS Virtus.pro - $10,000
7-8. Sweden NIP - $6,000
7-8. Europe Complexity - $6,000
9-12. Russia Spirit - $5,000
9-12. Denmark Heroic - $5,000
9-12. Denmark Astralis - $5,000
9-12. Europe FunPlus Phoenix - $5,000
13-16. Sweden fnatic - $4,000
13-16. Europe Imperial - $4,000
13-16. North America Extra Salt - $4,000
13-16. Germany Sprout - $4,000

Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1153
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
756
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
Casper 'ruggah' Due
Age:
32
Team:
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
989
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
909
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
#1
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Russia 1hebest!
Gambit best team in the world! Easy for Russia! Red CIS Era!
2021-06-13 19:36
20 replies
#FaZeUp
2021-06-13 19:36
1 reply
Hobbit coming for 2nd major!
2021-06-13 20:32
#26
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Russia mshkoda
Ax1le, sh1r0, hobbit top-20 2021
2021-06-13 19:37
9 replies
+1
2021-06-13 19:45
Top 5
2021-06-13 19:45
+1
2021-06-13 20:04
#81
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United Kingdom RbootFTW
ive been saying this since the youngsters
2021-06-13 20:07
5 replies
Proof????
2021-06-13 20:15
4 replies
#95
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United Kingdom RbootFTW
give me a sec and scroll through my old discord with my old team and find all the screen shots of this and when my discord bio was sh1ro top 1 2020
2021-06-13 20:27
3 replies
WELL? we wait 30 minute))
2021-06-13 20:51
1 reply
still waiting too
2021-06-13 21:03
#123
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
show me the screenshots
2021-06-14 01:30
Imperial Europe flag xaxaxa
2021-06-13 19:45
#63
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Serbia Dusan837
ez clap
2021-06-13 19:52
Yes, they are definitely best. But NAVI will come for them >:)
2021-06-13 20:03
3 replies
#124
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1
2021-06-14 01:34
I am so happy we got 2 so strong CIS teams. Only NaVi can stop Gambit!
2021-06-14 02:17
1 reply
+1 it’s our era now, haters will see even when LAN is back
2021-06-14 02:37
GG gambit!
2021-06-13 20:07
Red CIS Online ERA! Lan is coming back! Enjoy your time!
2021-06-13 22:04
Gambit best team in the world! Easy for Russia! Red CIS Era!
2021-06-13 19:36
#3
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Sweden osty17
nice win boys
2021-06-13 19:36
ez for Ax1Le
2021-06-13 19:36
ok
2021-06-13 19:36
OG fans malding
2021-06-13 19:36
16 replies
where?
2021-06-13 19:37
U rly hate OG:D
2021-06-13 19:37
nah, i think this was good event from OG. Even tho they made a lot of mistakes they still managed to get into the final. Good thing with mistakes is that they can be fixed and we could see that they are not even close to their peak. I think they will still improve a lot and this was good experience for the OG guys, especially for FlameZ. I dont see any reason to be malding after losing to the top1 team.
2021-06-13 19:40
8 replies
Yea I don't think anyone realistically expected OG to win anyway
2021-06-13 20:08
4 replies
Yeah true, I was happy with how they performed this whole tournament, even in the finals..It really came down to axile and hobbit taking over in some rounds, if that mirage happened to go OG way it could have easily went to 5th map. Anyway, Gambit would probably still win that, they are just too good, I couldnt even get mad that they were winning just because they were playing out of their minds.
2021-06-14 11:23
very strange, but according to the predictions of the participants on hltv OG became favorites 50 +% by 49 +%
2021-06-14 12:18
2 replies
people dont take those predictions seriously, usually people just choose the team that they hope will win
2021-06-14 12:44
Idk maybe people that dont like Gambit or whatever voted that but most people who actually watch OG play know that while they can be good, it was extremely unlikely they would win against Gambit whatever happened
2021-06-14 13:11
#119
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Finland Nollegee
+1
2021-06-14 01:21
#125
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1
2021-06-14 01:35
OG is a good team, but it is difficult for any team against top1. Gambit did not allow OG to show his game.
2021-06-14 12:15
Content?
2021-06-13 20:02
This was the best OG will perform this year
2021-06-13 20:29
2 replies
OG not used to online, they will come back stronger on LAN
2021-06-13 22:18
1 reply
Not used to online? They have more online events than lan xd
2021-06-14 01:01
There are none. OG had a really impressive showing and even if they didn't win this event, they showed others that OG are definitely a team to keep an eye because they look superb right now. Don't be "that" guy, friend.
2021-06-14 01:28
nice
2021-06-13 19:36
SO EZ
2021-06-13 19:36
#9
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CIS batil
gogo
2021-06-13 19:36
oh no
2021-06-13 19:36
G___G
2021-06-13 19:36
#13
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Russia mshkoda
Nice play, nice money, another final, gj guys
2021-06-13 19:36
gg
2021-06-13 19:36
#15
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Canada SHL0M
Ez for Gambit
2021-06-13 19:37
#16
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Serbia LtN))
Ok !
2021-06-13 19:37
So EZ 4 Gambit. Well played and GZ!
2021-06-13 19:37
SO FREE FOR GAMBIT BB OTRASH😎😎
2021-06-13 19:37
#19
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Welp , that was underwhelming and disappointing by OG. Gambit just , didnt break a sweat. GG and Kudos to them. Congrats to Axile for the MVP, deserved!
2021-06-13 19:37
2 replies
I mean... Its hard to do that right now. Only superb individualism from s1mple or ZywOo and Heroic can make them sweat. Only thing that can beat them is Na'vi or Vita coming together and playing as a team right now as they are the only teams to have the firepower to at least match Gambit.
2021-06-13 19:55
1 reply
#87
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea Gambit are just , really on point right now. 4 of their guys are hitting that 1.10 rating and above every damn time and their teamplay is on another level. It would take both individual as well as team brilliance to take them down and only a handful of teams out there capable of doing it.
2021-06-13 20:10
nice
2021-06-13 19:37
CIS era ig monkaW
2021-06-13 19:37
GG's!
2021-06-13 19:37
I don't care what finns say but aleksib lacks the mechanics to lift a t1 trophy
2021-06-13 19:38
5 replies
has done it before tho mens))
2021-06-13 19:53
Pronax won three majors.
2021-06-13 20:26
3 replies
Best reply
2021-06-13 21:08
pronax had 200 iq tho?
2021-06-13 21:12
Year 2013, when nobody knew how to play and shoot?)
2021-06-14 10:44
Wow , didn't expect 0 maps from OG but wp Gambit
2021-06-13 19:37
Yeah, young FlameZ played bad today, next time.
2021-06-13 19:38
Congratz to Gambit fans.
2021-06-13 19:38
OG did better than expected, I truly give them props.
2021-06-13 19:38
#31
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CIS Michael_R7
cant wait Cologne lan to see what they really can
2021-06-13 19:38
#32
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Estonia thisba!tes
GG
2021-06-13 19:40
#33
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Russia unichzor
Gambit best team in the world! Easy for Russia! Red CIS Era!
2021-06-13 19:40
3:0 Congratz!
2021-06-13 19:40
This OG team need to see psychologist, they have choked issue. Probably the biggest choker on any team right now. losing lead and clutch is common for every team, but just how much often they blow it just show something is wrong with this team mentality. Its such a Shame because they certainly capable of competing with other top team.
2021-06-13 19:41
gg !
2021-06-13 19:41
#40
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Korea HordeKz
Axile Hobbit Simple and Shiro best of the world .
2021-06-13 19:42
Congrats Ax1le for MVP
2021-06-13 19:43
#43
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Russia ErleN_
ez
2021-06-13 19:43
expected
2021-06-13 19:44
I swear i thought mantuu was British and thought the flag was mistaken, but i guess i've mistaken him with someone else hm..... i.postimg.cc/ZqKvy6Gh/mantuu.png
2021-06-13 19:44
2 replies
no mantuuu had british flag before. He always had dual nationality he just changed his hltv flag to polish some weeks ago
2021-06-13 20:03
1 reply
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh +1
2021-06-13 20:11
Imperial Europe flag lol
2021-06-13 19:44
Maybe the greatest team to ever touch CS Congrats, Russia!
2021-06-13 19:45
1 reply
Until the era of the Astralis Gambit, they still fall short, but still ahead.
2021-06-14 12:35
#55
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Russia sc0rp1_
GG! Easy for Russia Red machinEEE!
2021-06-13 19:46
sh1r0 top2 2021
2021-06-13 19:46
2 replies
#99
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Austria arngnr
nt
2021-06-13 20:33
#130
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Ukraine Kastrulya
Top 1
2021-06-14 02:29
Pure domination!
2021-06-13 19:46
The result is expected but quite disappointing nonetheless
2021-06-13 19:46
nice
2021-06-13 19:47
flamez :<
2021-06-13 19:47
no sweat at all gg
2021-06-13 19:47
linked the wrong Imperial team haha
2021-06-13 19:48
Some day in the future there will be a 16-0, 16-0, 16-0 win
2021-06-13 19:58
#67
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China HEIDASHUAi
Veri good))
2021-06-13 19:59
Lets wait LAN then gambit drop down Mark my word
2021-06-13 19:59
4 replies
#131
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Ukraine Kastrulya
What if gambit will play same like in online era?
2021-06-14 02:30
3 replies
They cant
2021-06-14 10:31
2 replies
Playing on LAN is a matter of fan pressure habit. A couple of games will allow Gambit to develop immunity. You are talking nonsense :)
2021-06-14 12:39
You should also consider why other teams are giving up their knees in front of 19-year-olds from Gambit. Try to earn such authority even in LAN :)
2021-06-14 12:41
#69
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Australia Beard43
Too good. Congrats Gambit!
2021-06-13 20:00
Online for over a year and people still crying xaxaxa Love to see it
2021-06-13 20:00
gj Gambit and ggs OG
2021-06-13 20:01
that's what it means to disrespect your opponent
2021-06-13 20:04
#77
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Russia sc0rp1_
road to Red machine ERA💪💪💪
2021-06-13 20:05
Won t happen twice to go to final for og , lucky some teams played really bad
2021-06-13 20:06
#79
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Portugal Surya
OG always choke finals. We'll get them next time
2021-06-13 20:06
That was sad((
2021-06-13 20:08
EZ 4 ruski
2021-06-13 20:08
#85
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Portugal dracø
such a boring final. OG is so hit and miss :\ y u no win the semis vitality ffs
2021-06-13 20:09
1 reply
#102
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Nigeria disesion
+1
2021-06-13 20:49
sh1ro & ax1le are fucking dangerous, gg!!
2021-06-13 20:13
hoam
2021-06-13 20:14
#92
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Kazakhstan Sammynator
GG OG! Gambit is the beasts. Axile fully deserves MVP. True Champs. Congratz, and wish you to show everyone your real power in Cologne!
2021-06-13 20:19
#93
shox | 
France Nooel
expected, OG is shit
2021-06-13 20:25
1 reply
thats fxcking true
2021-06-13 20:34
#97
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United States xiquo
gambit didn't choke final. Pog
2021-06-13 20:30
#101
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Brazil hugoooo
EU Imperial KEK
2021-06-13 20:37
#104
ropz | 
United States Cuft
Wrong Imperial valve pls fix
2021-06-13 20:59
If gambit perform on lan as good as they perform online then it might be the gambit era but currently i dont think that they will perform as good on lan and will fall
2021-06-13 21:07
#108
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Hungary szia
new itd be a boring final
2021-06-13 21:11
Hltv plz fix Imperial flag.
2021-06-13 21:50
Og is pure luck. FlameZ is shit .lets be honest . Theyre gonna get dumpstered by other teams after this tourny.
2021-06-13 21:59
This is a GOAT team at this pace
2021-06-14 00:32
#117
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United States Burnak
Not bad from OG, had a lot of fight at the beginning, especially on Mirage but kinda got frustrated near the end probably
2021-06-14 00:52
Fantastic series. :D In all honesty I think the games were closer than the scores show but was an excellent series from Gambit in particular. They look absolutely monstrous right now... Ax1Le, sh1ro or mantuu for the MVP award. :)
2021-06-14 01:26
#126
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
sad for OG, i was hoping that they would win this :( anyway, ggwp for both teams
2021-06-14 01:38
PSGLGD 3-0 EG Gambit 3-0 OG EZ4 two of my favourite teams
2021-06-14 02:07
WP gambit! bl OG - still a strong showing overall.
2021-06-14 02:27
Ax1Le from Ha MaSSe to Major Winner.
2021-06-14 02:48
1 reply
#153
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Russia CYETA
5balls*
2021-06-14 13:12
Gambit era officially
2021-06-14 06:33
It will be interesting to see if Gambit Esports will be able to keep up their form when the lan events comes back.
2021-06-14 08:22
Gambit playing some soild cs right now
2021-06-14 09:31
gambit on the rise again
2021-06-14 09:35
#142
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
expected
2021-06-14 10:53
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