Gambit Esports wrapped up a successful week of play by sweeping Natus Vincere on Sunday in the Grand Final of the Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI — Fall: Commonwealth of Independent States event.
Na’Vi came into the Grand Final after going 5-0 in group play and sweeping Virtus.pro in their playoff opener, but quickly ran into trouble against Gambit.
Gambit opened the final with a 16-7 win on Overpass, led by Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov’s 22 kills to just 10 deaths.
On the second map, Mirage, Na’Vi jumped ahead 8-7, but Gambit rallied in the second half for a 16-11 victory.
Sergey “Ax1Le” Rykhtorov (23 kills, 17 deaths) and sh1ro (23-15) were key for Gambit on the second map.
Gambit earns $17,500 along with 2,500 Regional Major Ranking points and 400 ESL Pro Tour points for the first-place finish.
Na’Vi received $12,000 plus 2,344 RMR points amd 285 ESL points for their second-place finish.
Intel Extreme Masters Season XVI — Fall: CIS prize pool:
1st — $17,500 — Gambit Esports
2nd — $12,000 — Natus Vincere
3rd — $8,000 — Entropiq
4th — $5,000 – Virtus.pro
5th — $3,000 — Team Spirit
6th — $1,500 – INDE IRAE
7th-8th — $1,000 — Nemiga Gaming, Team Unique
9th-10th — $500 — AVE, K23
11th-12th — $0 — Akuma, forZe
–Field Level Media
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