The kings, Gambit

Elliott Griffiths
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Illustration by NovaH. Source: BLAST

Pretty sure we said this would happen a week ago - though in fairness, "Gambit will win BLAST" isn't exactly the most insane prediction...

Source: HLTV

They just really don't seem to lose. Like, ever. Except that one time vs Vitality, but you know what we mean. Stop being so pedantic.

Honestly, the grand final, as it so often is, was a complete anti-climax. NaVi had played a full BO3 earlier, and Gambit just came in fresh and clapped them 16-12 16-11.

Here's something fun, though. The MVP was actually HObbit, the third head of Cerberus. A superb performance all the way through was topped off by him top fragging the final. We heart HObbit.

If Gambit keep this up on LAN... Astralis' title of the GOAT team might be under threat pretty quickly. But keep it schtum, for now...

Anyway, let's talk about the BANGER semi-final.

NaVi won map one so easily that s1mple didn't even go positive, but map two they somehow pulled off the worst reverse clutch we've ever seen. Pimp agreed with us, which... well, enhances our point, hopefully. But potentially not.

What on earth are NaVi doing in that clip though man?

From the ridiculous, to the sublime. With NaVi choking again on map three, s1mple pulled off a Heimlich manoeuvre with those absolutely stupendous 1v4.

We've watched it so many times now, but we're still impressed. s1mple makes this game look so damn easy.

June 20, 2021

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