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Gambit Esports made it to the StarLadder CIS RMR 2021 playoffs

Gambit took first place in Group A at StarLadder CIS RMR 2021 by beating Navi 2-1. Today, Gambit Esports will fight with K23 in the upper bracket, and «born to win» will play Team Spirit.

Arseniy ceh9 Trinozhenko made an interesting prediction for the playoffs, making Team Spirit the favorite. According to the analyst, Spirit has an advantage due to their better performance in the group stage of the tournament compared to Navi:

I assume that Team Spirit will win, because in the process of the tournament it looked tougher. Although, of course, the confrontation with Gambit has strengthened and reinforced NAVI. But then again, this Dust2 is not comme il faut. On the other hand, there is Nuke, which NAVI can win against Spirit, but it is not Spirit's weakest card. Within this championship, I think Spirit has lost the first card in every game and then won on the second two, which is really cool for psychology. Let me be unpopular [in my opinion], but Spirit can win in this matchup

As for the winner of StarLadder CIS RMR 2021, Arseniy believes that he will be determined in the final of the upper bracket:

Gambit and K23 have no chance at all. At least one card for K23, with all the respect. Then Gambit not the fact that locks Spirit. If Gambit wins, it wins the grand final, because on the last day you'll play bo3 in losers, and then another bo5 final with a lag of one card. Winning out of the losers would be unreal - it would be a mega-sensation, mega-cool, but unreal. The team that wins there, Gambit or Spirit, will win the finals. To say that Gambit will win is very easy and simple, they seem to be stronger in all aspects. But I always believe in Team Spirit, at least periodically. Let Spirit beat NAVI, Spirit will beat Gambit and Spirit will become the champion of StarLadder CIS RMR 2021

Group A of the current qualifiers is an explosive mix. It's great to see how the level of CIS teams has risen and each of their victories is no longer perceived as a fluke. In order to be convinced of that, it's enough to look at the current ranking of CS:GO HLTV's top teams.

The StarLadder CIR RMR takes place from June 27 to July 4. The prize pool is $100 000 and 8750 RMR points.


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