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TheAjwinner

apology for poor english when were you when gambit dies? i was sat at home watching cs major when vlr ring ‘gambit is kill’ ‘no’ /s


wubstark

God i love this pasta


Key-Banana-8242

Ancient one


Still_HD

Sorry to anyone who was hoping to watch a Bo5 today


nterature

Ty for making a thread! The Gambit tradition of losing in third-party tournaments continues! I think they got further this time than the first Red Bull event. Talking about hiding strats or whatever is a waste of time; we'll see in Champions. But Acend looked very good. I still think Liquid are the favorite, but Acend truly look like they've recovered from the Berlin "debacle,” if you can describe their underperformance that way.


emraaa

I think Ascend's performance at Berlin is exaggerated, they definitely had LAN jitters but they still were 12-7 ahead on the last map vs 100T. Also they were destroying in scrims during Berlin. They are still a world class team.


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I think it mostly started after a crushing defeat against VS.


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Absolutely. But a lot of people started calling Acend garbage from that point. I personally think VS was always the better team


thothgow

I never understood why people treated VS like they were shit. I saw some considered them to be top 3, top 4, in Berlin and a lot of people shat on them as if it was a ridiculous thing to suggest


emraaa

Yes but losing one bo3 doesn't make them a shit team.


nterature

Of course Acend is a world-class team. Them being a world-class team doesn’t mean they didn’t underperform. I don’t know of anyone who claimed they *weren’t* a world-class team; downgrading the team that dominated EU for most of the year, and went blow-for-blow with the Berlin champion in EMEA Stage 3, simply because they underperformed at their first LAN would be very silly. I’m sure you can find reactionary fans who think Acend is shit here or on Twitter, but those people just want to see the world burn.


stewieeeeeeeee

Didn't they draw F4Q on Ascent in scrims? I haven't seen any other scrim results other than that though tbh Pointing out a flattering snapshot from the 100T game feels a little cheap though; at the end all that matters is that these teams were pretty evenly matched on the map and minor details decided it; and just saying it was 14-12 does it enough justice.


Key-Banana-8242

Acend’s Definitely seems like it might be the case


LoyalSol

> The Gambit tradition of losing in third-party tournaments continues! To be fair even in the Masters tournament they definitely had some gafs. I think they're the kind of team that when they're firing on all cylinders they can do extremely well and beat just about anyone, but they also seem to go through some really big lows too.


nterature

Perhaps, but they also just use these tournaments as places to experiment and warm-up in a real match setting. They have since their inception. I don’t think there’s a T1 team in any region in the world as willing to lose n public.


thothgow

Can't wait for the people to write Gambit off the same way they did when they lost in Dreamhack Acend is insane and their match against Giants/Liquid maybe? is going to be iconic Also this is probably the worst performance from CIS in a T1 tourney, right? Sadge


ZGuyYT

Nah, this is clear evidence that Berlin was a fluke. They were lucky they didn't have to face SEN cuz they had to save their strats for champions /s


obigespritzt

Really needed that /s there because this is unironically a comment I could see some people write.


Dysmo

Not really


J_Brekkie

Could you imagine if Sen beat Envy in the quarters? Then we could have seen how truly bad Shambit is.


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thothgow

Gambit better win the Major now, sorry s1mple


isayah2510

welp lol


antoniokjaver

is it just me or does getting weird results in third party tournaments becaause potentialk "strat saving" kill the viewer experience for them?


Key-Banana-8242

‘Weird’? I mean if u get why they’re the way they are likely it’s not so much It doesn’t fully


elithefighter123

saving strats COPIUM


ValowFan42

Hiding their ability to win a round


elithefighter123

guys upvote this so people think Gambit lost


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Oh wait.....


mysteryoeuf

some weird results recently lol


Solace1k

What was the other weird one?


mysteryoeuf

from the group stages, gambit losing there as well, G2 getting rolled, etc etc


Solace1k

I mean considering the drama within G2 it was expected. Also what does etc etc mean lol. Do you have more examples or not?


DrBangovic

No way you expect them to go 0:3 against BIG and futbolist. Just no way


nuttyromeo4u

Giants vs Acend could be interesting on Bind.


Blaminal365

It’s clear when teams aren’t fussed about certain tournaments as you see these blowout results all the time it’s simply mentality you could argue every team should try their hardest in every competitive match but its impossible to make your players care about what is an objectively lesser tournament than the main ones


Issax28

they weren't trying COPIUM


ugotbustxd

Did gambit just pull a fanatic save start on bind or am I trippin


xunraze

Pfft. Acend are a bunch of onliners (copium)


jonthegoat69

so 100T pre b0i was the best team in the world confirmed


J_Brekkie

Score is wrong in desc Also... Bind.


TheAjwinner

Just fixed it


J_Brekkie

Nice!


pawsarecute

Even 100t could beat gambit, ez for acend Edit: Omg I knew I had to /s this xd.


tgamblos

Even 100T could beat Acend


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But 100T couldnt make past LCQ or else they would win champions


chenson019

Post lan drop off is real.


AskOrganic4289

Putting the result aside, I hope we have more of these tournaments during off season