Video: Ax1Le - MVP of IEM Summer 2021

Watch a highlight reel of Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov's best moments from IEM Summer 2021, where the 19-year-old earned his second MVP award.

Ax1Le was named the Most Valuable Player of IEM Summer 2021 after he helped Gambit to a first place finish in the event, in which they took home a convincing victory in a three-map affair over OG in the grand final.

Ax1Le earns his second career MVP award, and his second of the year

The Russian rifler topped the leaderboard in two key categories - clutches won (11) and total opening kills (58) - while placing among the top five in nine others, including KDD (+95), Damage Difference per Round (+19.6), Kills per Round (0.84), and Success in Opening Duels (68.2%).

Press play below to watch a highlight reel - created by Radosław "MAKKU" Makuch - of Ax1Le's best individual moments from Gambit's run through the tournament:

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Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
god
2021-06-18 12:22
18 replies
Deserved !
2021-06-18 12:23
10 replies
#7
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Serbia G2_eGODS
Finally some competetor to NiKo
2021-06-18 12:24
8 replies
in term of trophies won?
2021-06-18 12:24
3 replies
#10
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Serbia G2_eGODS
in terms of rifling skills
2021-06-18 12:25
1 reply
g2 fan lmao
2021-06-18 21:47
#50
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Sweden EntonXD
You rekt him 😎
2021-06-18 14:57
nah axile is so much better
2021-06-18 12:59
2 replies
#30
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Serbia G2_eGODS
Lol
2021-06-18 13:05
1 reply
Rn hes much better than NiKo
2021-06-18 14:00
Niko - 0 majors. Legit bot
2021-06-18 17:49
#12
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1
2021-06-18 12:26
yea, who knew that sh1ro wouldn't even be their scariest player in 2021
2021-06-18 12:26
1 reply
thats even scarier because sh1ro is also delivering
2021-06-18 14:55
#44
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Belarus JackpOT23
online god, but not lan
2021-06-18 14:24
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL This is pretty funny, some random guy who is so LUCKY online :) - and people think he is better than Niko, zywoo or whatever... LOOK AT HOW HE PLAYS - how every kill is killing them in the back or from the side or some shit... Never a real DUEL.... Yea WOW, great skills what a fucking JOKE... Give me WH or INFO from coach stream sniping and no problem, I will do the same perfect timing and kills like this online russian noob.
2021-06-18 16:09
3 replies
How much did you lose?
2021-06-18 20:53
#71
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Hong Kong Wisherrrrr
This is pretty funny, some random guy who is so LUCKY online :) - and people think he is better than Niko, zywoo or whatever... LOOK AT HOW HE PLAYS - how every kill is killing them in the back or from the side or some shit... Never a real DUEL.... Yea WOW, great skills what a fucking JOKE... Give me WH or INFO from coach stream sniping and no problem, I will do the same perfect timing and kills like this online russian noob.
2021-06-19 01:44
1 reply
+1 every play this gambot makes is dodgy....... Tell me other pro team or players who is actually praising gambot??? NO ONE, hahahah they all know this fucking team is a joke, they will be gone soon when LAN is back again...
2021-06-19 17:31
Beast
2021-06-18 12:22
#3
ropz | 
Romania Laskof
nice
2021-06-18 12:22
#4
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
top1 contender
2021-06-18 12:23
#6
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Myanmar dexzzz
best player
2021-06-18 12:23
3rd strongest in Gambit.
2021-06-18 12:24
5 replies
#47
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Asia loveall
You misspelled 'most' as '3rd'.
2021-06-18 14:49
4 replies
I didn't.
2021-06-18 14:50
3 replies
#51
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
Hes better than hobbit and more consistent, more impactful and more entryfrag likely than sh1ro. Who gets inflated stats.
2021-06-18 14:59
2 replies
No.
2021-06-18 15:02
+ no doubt
2021-06-18 16:02
deserved, best player on Gambit
2021-06-18 12:26
3 replies
#14
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1
2021-06-18 12:26
hobbit and axile, beast combo
2021-06-18 13:42
I'd say best in the world, yes
2021-06-18 15:19
Good fragger, he should teach noob interz how to frag
2021-06-18 12:27
3 replies
0/10
2021-06-18 14:01
#52
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
Theres people delusional enough to call for a super strong nr1 team to kick someone when the guy foesnt even need to do it. He does better when gambit struggles, its his role as a lurk and support.
2021-06-18 15:00
#58
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Nepal sasukeee
lmao, he interz has the best support percentage in all of csgo this year. Do you thinks its Match making pog game where the lowest fragger is kicked. 😂 lmao silver noob
2021-06-18 15:52
SEX1LE
2021-06-18 12:27
#17
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Brazil Fauchard
better then neymar
2021-06-18 12:38
ok
2021-06-18 12:42
rektor
2021-06-18 12:43
#20
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Serbia LtN))
deserved im actually excited to see him on lan
2021-06-18 12:45
#21
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Well deserved, he is a living machine
2021-06-18 12:46
#22
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Bulgaria onegrit
Ropz 2 Such a great player!
2021-06-18 12:47
deserved
2021-06-18 12:51
Ez top 1 2021 coming
2021-06-18 12:52
#25
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Russia mshkoda
Cs god
2021-06-18 12:52
Hopefully he can translate his form to Lan. Would be great to start seeing young talents make their mark on the game, but imo it has to be Lan or it's not as valuable and important
2021-06-18 12:58
1 reply
#53
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
+1111 imagine winning a grand slam but its online only, they would never shake the ”onliners” tag
2021-06-18 15:01
No.1
2021-06-18 12:59
Video:Ax1le-biggest +w 🤡nliner
2021-06-18 13:18
3 replies
#54
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
I see you too much here and every time its something delusional or negative
2021-06-18 15:02
2 replies
If you say this then it means you don't see me much
2021-06-18 16:36
1 reply
#67
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
its my perception and look at your past ocmments dude
2021-06-18 18:04
Good movie, enjoyed it much <3
2021-06-18 13:18
Ax1Le - Groov's illegitimate son
2021-06-18 13:21
online is boring
2021-06-18 13:36
Good usp skills and nice runboost on Vertigo... Surprise jks, he's behind you
2021-06-18 13:38
#36
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Montenegro LakaZakon
just got aids reading comments on youtube, pisstards thinking this team isnt just another random team that blow for 2-3 months of poopcrap online cs
2021-06-18 13:39
#37
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Poland HajperCSGO
somewhere in the TOP 5 2021 HLTV
2021-06-18 13:42
#41
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Brazil nottt420
God of @NET, @LAN dont click.
2021-06-18 14:11
very cool!
2021-06-18 14:12
#43
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Expected. It was either going to be sh1ro, Ax1Le or mantuu. Well played, Ax1Le!
2021-06-18 14:18
2 replies
Or zywoo
2021-06-19 05:22
1 reply
#74
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
To my knowledge, a prerequisite of receiving an MVP award is making the grand-finals. so OG did this, Vitality did not.
2021-06-19 08:30
best clutcher and openfragger. true MVP
2021-06-18 14:24
#46
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Russia Kirillqa89
Ax1Le horosh
2021-06-18 14:49
deserved, world class
2021-06-18 15:19
Ax1le is pog
2021-06-18 15:56
getting so good 0_0
2021-06-18 15:57
#63
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Estonia thisba!tes
Sex1le
2021-06-18 16:36
Good play
2021-06-18 17:59
well deserved. That runboost in the end on vertigo is fcking sick tbh, haven't seen this one so far.
2021-06-18 18:21
Top 5 online top 1000 on lan
2021-06-19 05:23
he has such a great spray control holy molly
2021-06-19 17:20
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