Gambit Esports isn’t a new name in the Dota 2 competitive scene. But the CIS team is surely making a name for themselves this season!
CIS region has always been the home of great Dota teams like Virtus.pro and The Pango. They’ve been in the competitive scene for so long and have proven their strengths. But aside from that, there are other teams who have the potential to rise up just like the other top tier teams. And among the long list of rising stars in CIS region is none other than Gambit Esports. A team that topples over legends over and over again.
If you ask me four months ago, I won’t even recognize the team Gambit Esports. The team is known primarily for its presence in other esports games like League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. But Gambit Esports’ Dota 2 team was already there, though they weren’t that established like the others. They do compete in big tournaments but they just don’t qualify or make it all the way. So I guess that just adds to the fact why we’ve never noticed Gambit Esports up until the WePlay! Dota 2 Winter Madness.
It’s where Gambit Esports literally bulldozed a top tier team, none other than the TI8 champions, OG. Gambit took the championship title in a clean sweep of 3 – 0 against OG that team. And that wasn’t the only instance they won against OG. Just recently, in the ESL Katowice 2019, they took OG once more and came out victorious, enough for them to play in the Grand Finals with Team Secret. And despite losing to Team Secret at ESL Katowice, they’ve put a good fight against them.
Gambit Esports in a Nutshell
Surprisingly, Gambit’s lineup is quite solid and strong. Despite the players not being that well-known, they’ve surely put a good fight for every game they’ve had in the previous qualifiers and tournaments this year. But they make it work.
The team consists of , Afoninje, AfterLife, Immersion . is the team’s position 1, the core carry. He’s shown his talent and undeniably top-tier skills around players from teams like OG, Virtus.pro, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Mineski Fnatic. Afoninje plays 2, solo middle. AfterLife is the team’s and he’s incredible concentration without breaking under pressure is commendable. On the other hand, Immersion is the team’s position 4 support, loaned from ESPADA. And lastly, , the captain and brain behind their amazing drafts. . He’s challenged PPD before during the Grand Finals at the WePlay! Valentines Madness and Puppey last ESL Katowice. And despite losing over Secret, showed that they have what it takes to take on big teams. With their synergy, talent and drafting skills, Gambit Esports surely stands a chance.
It’s just been a few months since the new season has started but Gambit Esports is ready to take on new heights. They’ve won 2 grand champion titles from WePlay! Dota 2 tournaments and are placing at high ranks in other LAN events. And they made themselves a team to watch out for. Gambit Esports is currently participating at WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Radiant, in hopes to take another title from the installment. Aside from that, they’ll be competing at the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor on March 7 – 10, 2019.
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