After three days of Counter-Strike, Gambit stand as winners of DreamHack Open Austin 2017, which grants them 50 000 US dollars and their first tournament win of the year.
Gambit managed to reach the grand final by defeating G2 Esports in the semis, despite losing the first map in overtime. It was a close series, and the third and final map saw all 30 rounds play out before Gambit advanced. The other semi final, between Immortals and Heroic, was won by the former after three maps as well.
However, the grand final was not nearly as exciting. The first map, Train, was won by Gambit with 16-12 after getting seven rounds as terrorists. The following Inferno saw the same result after Gambit grabbed nine rounds as the defending team.
Gambit: AdreN, Dosia, HObbit, mou, Zeus Immortals: boltz, fnx, hen1, lucas, steel 2-0 16-12, 16-12 Train, Inferno DreamHack Austin 2017 1.
Gambit Esports — 50 000 USD
Immortals — 20 000 USD
G2 Esports — 10 000 USD
Heroic — 10 000 USD
HellRaisers — 3 000 USD
Cloud9 — 3 000 USD
Luminosity Gaming — 2 000 USD
Team Liquid— 2 000 USD
After topping the scoreboard in all of Gambit's playoff matches, Mikhail "Dosia" Stolyarov was awarded with the HLTV.org MVP award. Gambit also gained four places in
HLTV.org's team ranking
, meaning they have reclaimed their spot as a top 10 team. Immortals, however, dropped three places in spite of reaching the grand final.
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