Gambit win V4 Future Sports Festival after five-map affair

Entropiq recovered from an 0-2 start to set up a competitive series, but Gambit claimed the trophy on LAN after a convincing decider map.

"We are here to gain more experience on LAN," Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov said in an interview during the event, and Gambit did get as much of it as possible as the grand final of V4 Future Sports Festival went all five maps.

Gambit were massive favorites going into the match against CIS opponents Entropiq, with their AWPer Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov boasting a ridiculous 1.67 rating ahead of the BO5 game. However, it was all but a simple game, with the eventual MVP winner not able to carry on that same form.

nafany's team took a 2-0 series lead, looking comfortable as they claimed Vertigo and Ancient, but things got out of control as they needed just one more map to claim the title. Flat performances on Overpass and Mirage were taken advantage of by a well-performing Entropiq side, pushing the match to Dust2. However, Gambit woke up on the final map and put the series to bed, lifting their first LAN trophy with this five-man lineup.

Gambit lived up to the favorites tag at V4

Entropiq had great starts to both halves on Vertigo, the first map of the series, but Aleksey "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov's team couldn't replicate the success they had on the same map at the Major a couple of weeks ago. nafany topped the board in terms of entry work (7 opening kills) and sh1ro put on another masterclass (1.43 rating), amounting to a 16-10 win for Gambit.

Things took a turn for worse for Entropiq on Ancient, as they could find no openings on their T side, with Viktor "⁠Lack1⁠" Boldyrev struggling in particular. Gambit cruised to a 11-4 halftime advantage, which they advanced to 15-7 after a good T start. NickelBack stepped up in back-to-back rounds to keep his team alive, but Entropiq were unable to bridge the massive gap and eventually conceded the map to a Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov 1v2 clutch.

An ace from NickelBack to recover a 2v5 for Entropiq was key to his team establishing themselves early on the CT side of Overpass, with Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko's aggressive plays netting him 17 frags by the time they went 8-0 up. By the time the next round was finished, Gambit exhausted all four of their tactical timeouts, but it had little effect as they ended their offense with just two rounds. The game was gearing for a swift conclusion before Ax1Le clutched an unlikely 1v2, setting up a comeback attempt for Gambit. The favorites brought it all the way back to 15-13, but Entropiq converted the map with a coordinated B hit.

NIckelBack was crucial to Entropiq's comeback in the series

If cracks in Gambit's armor started showing on Overpass, they were obvious to see come Mirage. Entropiq brought a strong game on the Terrorist side, but losing two 2v4s and two 2v5s within a single half spelled doom for nafany's squad. They finished the defensive side 10-5 behind and Entropiq never gave them a chance to come back, IGL NickelBack leading by example and closing out with a 1v2 on A.

"They turned it off and on again," Adam "⁠Dinko⁠" Hawthorne said as Dust2 kicked off and Gambit looked nothing like the struggling team that was present on the last two maps, firing on all cylinders from round one. Entropiq struggled to find openings or get the bomb down as nafany and Abay "⁠Hobbit⁠" Khasenov shut down approaches repeatedly for a 12-3 half. A pistol round win and conversion all but secured the map for Gambit, who closed out Dust2 16-4.

Matchpage
3
2
21st November 2021
16
Vertigo
10
16
Ancient
12
13
Overpass
16
7
Mirage
16
16
Dust2
4
 Gambit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
102 - 86 +16 96.9 1.27
103 - 76 +27 87.9 1.25
98 - 86 +12 85.9 1.20
80 - 73 +7 63.7 1.02
77 - 72 +5 62.4 0.98
 Entropiq K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
92 - 85 +7 82.0 1.15
95 - 100 -5 79.6 0.99
78 - 90 -12 71.4 0.94
72 - 86 -14 61.7 0.90
56 - 99 -43 51.7 0.66

V4 Future Sports Festival 2021 final standings:

1. Russia Gambit - $171,770
2. Russia Entropiq - $68,708
3-4. Bulgaria Fiend - $22,902
3-4. Germany BIG - $22,902
5-6. Spain Movistar Riders - $11,451
5-6. Slovakia Enterprise - $11,451
7-8. Czech Republic Sinners - $8,588
7-8. Czech Republic eSuba - $8,588

United Kingdom Adam 'Dinko' Hawthorne
Adam 'Dinko' Hawthorne
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.50
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.45
DPR:
0.95
Russia Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1226
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
846
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Abay 'Hobbit' Khasenov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1079
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Kazakhstan Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
752
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1002
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
GG
2021-11-21 21:24
1 reply
undeserved sh1ro mvp no other top10 teams but he gets one
2021-11-21 21:27
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Sweden bevern
Nice
2021-11-21 21:24
2 replies
Where them “GAMBOTS” kids after mirage??????🤣🤡💩💩💩 Go home kids
2021-11-22 09:52
1 reply
#87
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Sweden bevern
what?
2021-11-22 17:35
gg
2021-11-21 21:24
#6
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Denmark N1nQa
Nice
2021-11-21 21:24
wow that trophy is huge
2021-11-21 21:24
Hello Mr Lewis and Mr Shields, BRONZE medalists of the LAN major ---> Gambit ---> are now GOLD medalists here with a 170K first place deserved cheque for winning a mentaly difficult BO5 LAN match vs another scary team that had proven they were also a dangerous team at the major and at this event! Regardless of the caliber of the event, and the teams in attendence, the team is here to gain much needed offline experience, that was expected they lacked during the major, and with it, gain more confidence on LAN. Still cant take away the final result and top placing as was expected for such a team at this event. Keep wrecking them on ByTheNumbers though to push them to work even harder! twitter.com/Thorin/status/14622051058942.. Expected win from the TOP 3 super pro team in the world! :) Enjoy! :) GG!
2021-11-21 21:24
16 replies
#19
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Albania Zhurma
either 1. you had this shit prewritten which is pretty sad 2. this is some copy pasta from gambit fans that i didnt know of or 3. you furiously typed this shit out in like 30 seconds making that even sadder
2021-11-21 21:27
7 replies
I'm worried for him, these delusions are getting serious
2021-11-21 21:42
6 replies
#39
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Albania Zhurma
i dont even care about his stance on gambit, the fact that he is that obsessed with RL and thorins opinion on them is the sad part
2021-11-21 21:43
5 replies
Who said im obsessed :) I love both, started following professional CS scene either at the same time as Thorin or even before him, followed him since the beginning, i have no issues with neither one of them, voted for both every esportsawards that they were part of, and agree with 85-95% of what they are presenting in their VODS as have the same view on players/teams CS in general, they like to troll and so do I :) little banter to get on somone's nerves at times wouldn't hurt and doesnt change my opinion of them which is both Richard and Thorin are the still two best of the best journalits we've had to date even if I dont sometimes agrees with little things, so dont worry bout that, life is good, be happy! Btw, u didnt have to reply to my comment. smart folks just moved passed it ;) I just left it there to leave it there and moved on with my life! :D Peace GG! :)
2021-11-21 22:05
4 replies
#58
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Albania Zhurma
sure dude keep telling that to urself
2021-11-21 22:20
3 replies
Relax man, life is beautiful :) Here, enjoy this example of someone being obsessed with my buddy Thorin after this BO5 ended ahaha :) twitter.com/El1anCSGO/status/14625243526.. Hahahaha, oh El1an, should've just ignored him :D
2021-11-21 22:23
2 replies
#60
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Albania Zhurma
did just translate it weak response smh make it better next time el1an
2021-11-21 22:25
1 reply
+1
2021-11-21 22:26
Holy shit they just won a tier2 LAN this proves RL and Thorin are WRONG and Gambit are not onliners!!!
2021-11-21 21:31
2 replies
#52
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Greece h0nest_fan
Guy's name is actually "Troll"
2021-11-21 21:59
This obviously doesn't prove they are not onliners, but proves they can win on lan, even though Entropiq is not a tier 1 team but they defeated Navi once and almost defeated Navi in the Rmrs. It was 14-16
2021-11-21 22:34
I'm rooting for Gambit at Funspark Ulti and Pinnacle Fall Series
2021-11-21 21:36
4 replies
Wtf is your problem why so much hate against these young lads. These guys have been in the tier 1 scene for just a year now. Why do people not support young players, and instead just want washed up players to win everything.
2021-11-21 22:33
1 reply
#62. Damn if you grind, Damn if you don't.
2021-11-21 22:43
On one hand, you say that gambit are onliners, they grind on lan, because they recognize their weakness and the other hand, you say they are farming low tier lan. Complexity, big, cloud9 and now fnatic does that. They should do like Astralis, come to the major and now blast unprepared.
2021-11-21 22:43
1 reply
Good one. That guy is an hypocrite
2021-11-22 00:18
good fight by entropiq
2021-11-21 21:24
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-11-21 21:25
gg game
2021-11-21 21:25
>down 0-2 >win 2 maps to tie series 2-2 >just to get destroyed on the final map xD
2021-11-21 21:25
#13
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Morocco Kastrulya
Russian cs as always #1
2021-11-21 21:25
GGWP
2021-11-21 21:25
lack1 wtf
2021-11-21 21:26
yay for hobbit!
2021-11-21 21:26
#18
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CIS kryto203
" 2. Entropiq - $68.7'8 " did they get 70 dollars?
2021-11-21 21:26
2 replies
The price pool is in Euros or Hungarian forints i guess thats why is this stupid xd
2021-11-21 21:54
1 reply
#74
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CIS kryto203
there was a mistype in the article, it was supposed to be 68,708 (now it is), not 68.7'8 But I guess this amount is still wierd so you're probably right
2021-11-22 00:50
the no.1 team has won
2021-11-21 21:27
gg entropiq. Gratz Gambit <3
2021-11-21 21:28
#23
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Russia avvakum
2. Russia Entropiq - $68.7'8 prof fix :D
2021-11-21 21:28
GGWP! It was a good Grand Final. :)
2021-11-21 21:28
#26
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China HEIDASHUAi
shiro number 2 2021 confirmed
2021-11-21 21:31
GG WP Entropiq... Congrats Gambit1 H0bbit once again proved he is the greatest Kazakh CS GO player ever. It used to be AdreN, but H0bbit took that tittle this year.
2021-11-21 21:34
15 replies
#35
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Estonia Kukkel
They kicked Supra for this....
2021-11-21 21:37
14 replies
And Gambit instantly became a top dog in CS GO scene. It's not a secret that we always had a better scene than Estonia, with all the respect :)
2021-11-21 21:39
13 replies
comparing supra to h0bbit is seriously disrespectful. h0bbit is a major winner supra is a fpl punk
2021-11-21 21:47
2 players scene
2021-11-21 21:49
6 replies
2 players scene has won Major 4 years before your scene with numbers of teams who made it in 2021(finally and deserved) so be little bit respectful for them :)
2021-11-21 21:56
1 reply
8/8
2021-11-21 22:15
#54
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Kazakhstan Avantc7
It’s actually a lot more. KZ players who ever played in tier-1 scene: AdreN, Hobbit, mou(Major winning trio), buster, Qikert(Major finalists). And some more low tier players like fitch, Lack1(he is decent tho), NealAn, Ramzikbo$$, krizzen, team Unique
2021-11-21 22:14
I mean first CIS team to win the Major had KZ flag with a 3 KZ players back in 2017, didn't they? (AdreN, Mou, H0bbit) Plus one more KZ flagged team reached the Major Final in 2019. (AdreN, buster, qikert)
2021-11-21 22:15
2 replies
We are talking about nowdays
2021-11-22 12:02
1 reply
I mean we still have H0bbit, buster, qikert & Lack1 though.
2021-11-22 13:19
What is the ping for kazakhs players in EU servers? I always tought that you plays with 100+ ping in MM. Valve needs to create CIS servers in moscow ou kyiv, for uzbekhs players like sanji must be impossible to play
2021-11-21 21:50
4 replies
They play and train from boot camps if we are talking about pros. Hobbit for example lives near Moscow most of the time. They play from Gambit boot camp house.
2021-11-21 21:53
Yes. Pros usually go to Kyiv, Moscow or St. Petersburg. It's impossible to live here & be a Pro player since we have around 100 Ping. And yes, official CIS are needed. Valve recently added South Korean servers but there are still no official CIS servers.
2021-11-21 22:13
#72
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Indonesia draizze
Maybe in Georgia? Since It's probably Russia's regulation that made It harder to place a server there.
2021-11-22 00:10
1 reply
Georgia seens complicated for ukranians, maybe 80 ping? And they're the seccond CIS powerful country. In other games, where are loccated the servers?
2021-11-22 01:05
#32
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Russia mshkoda
Nice money and LAN experience for Gambit Entro also gj
2021-11-21 21:35
#33
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Europe i_r8_ur_b8
v4 > pgl
2021-11-21 21:35
2 replies
#43
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Estonia thisba!tes
sad that there were no viewers
2021-11-21 21:49
1 reply
Their loss. It was entertaining and had great production!
2021-11-21 23:08
#41
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Estonia thisba!tes
GG
2021-11-21 21:48
GG. Bo5 final on LAN with all five maps played is amazing in terms of experience for both teams.
2021-11-21 21:56
n1
2021-11-21 21:57
#51
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Brazil KxR
Gambit tier 4 gaming kekw
2021-11-21 21:57
Gambit won more prize money from this tournam then they won from the major. 300k+ within 3 weeks
2021-11-21 22:40
#67
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Russia 1hebest!
CIS CS = BEST CS!
2021-11-21 23:00
gg Entropiq 🙂 great success, even we lost.
2021-11-21 23:04
#70
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Russia WiHuu
Gg
2021-11-21 23:50
makes sense they would chocke on overpass and mirage after what navi did to them in the major on thoose maps.
2021-11-22 00:00
i was almost impressed. but it was a tier 1.5 team winning over the rest of the tier 2-3 teams. zzzzzzzzz
2021-11-22 02:36
1 reply
Everything [X] out
2021-11-22 09:04
Nice
2021-11-22 05:39
tier4 team farming tier4 events... nothing new here the way they almost lost to Entropiq just show how bad they are on LAN
2021-11-22 06:02
1 reply
why do navi fangirls always have to hate other cis teams
2021-11-22 07:26
#83
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CIS Groot)
It's nice Sh1ro hasn't got nice results, why he is MVP? I think it's for Ax1le
2021-11-22 12:05
#84
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Sweden suriel666
T3 event getting so much coverage with only Gambit being a top team? Expected how Gambit is farming all the small shit again after they didn't win anything serious for almost the whole year
2021-11-22 13:05
1 reply
#86
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Kazakhstan Massaget
3 IEMs and Blast?
2021-11-22 17:01
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