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Group C belongs to Gambit!

The Russian-side have locked down the first spot and a place in the Play-in stage following a 2-1 victory over FURIA.

The Group C at ESL Pro League has come to close!

Gambit have ensured themselves at least a Top-six finish at the prominent event as they went undefeated and won the group with maximum points by taking down FURIA in their final matchup, while the Brazilian-side finished second and NAVI third to advance to the playoffs. In the end, es3tag and company from Cloud9 were eliminated after they conceded their do or die match in a contested affair. 

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FURIA vs. Gambit began on Gambit’s map pick of Vertigo which they won confidently, 16-8. Ax1Le was the main force behind Gambit’s good performance as he finished off the first map of the series with a 1.53 rating and 23 frags. 

On the second map of the series, FURIA didn’t give up too easy and went on to win 9 consecutive rounds before closing out the map 16-13 to tie up the series 1-1 and keep their hopes for a first place in the group alive.

But on the decider, Gambit crushed the Brazilian-side 16-9 with sh1ro leading the charge for his team to remain undefeated in Group C and clinch the top spot. The 19-year-old talented Russian delivered 26 frags and a 1.57 rating.

Vertigo: 16-8 | Ax1Le – 1.53 Rating – 85.8 ADR – 23-14 K/D
Inferno: 13-16 | KSCERATO – 1.39 Rating – 93.5 ADR – 26-15 K/D
Mirage: 16-9 | sh1ro – 1.57 Rating – 94.0 ADR – 26-13 K/D 

MVP: Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov – 1.31 Rating – 79.2 ADR – 64-38 K/D

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