It is safe to say, that Gambit has passed the first two days of "LAN test" at IEM Cologne.
The team won against mousesports yesterday to set up a clash against Ninjas in Pyjamas who also impressed on Day 1. The Swedish Ninjas continued their fine form on Ancient. Here they managed to win both halves to take the first map in convincing fashion.
But from here on, Gambit was in control. On the next two maps, NIP only won 13 rounds overall. Like yesterday in-game leader Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov showed some impressive individual moves alongside a near perfect calling on the tactics to lead his team to the group final at IEM Cologne.
If anybody was in doubt about Gambit in on LAN, they are surely convinced now, that these guys are the real deal. Gambit will face the winner of BIG vs G2 on Sunday.
Ninjas in Pyjamas - Gambit 1-2 | IEM Cologne
Ancient (16-10) | Hampus 22-19 K-D / 92.9 ADR / 1.29 rating
Inferno (5-16) | nafany 20-12 K-D / 96.0 ADR / 1.72 rating
Dust2 (8-16) | sh1ro 19-6 K-D / 88.5 ADR / 1.59 rating
MVP: Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov 51-27 K-D / 79.4 ADR / 1.40 rating