Gambit have overrun OG and taken IEM Summer, and in doing so have tied up the race to the Intel Grand Slam Season 2 trophy, and its $1,000,000 prize.
After an almost flawless run, in which they lost just one match to Vitality, Gambit fought off OG across just 3 maps in a best of five final. The tour first took us to Mirage where OG put up their closest fight, ending 14-16, but from there it was downhill all the way. Next up was Dust2 where OG slipped up both their defense & attacks too often, allowing Gambit to pick off players often out of place or away from teammates, Gambit secured the map on 16-11. Finally on our cut down journeys, we come to Overpass. Where OG managed to start strong, going 6:9 to Gambit by the halfway point, although Gambit took their advantage and managed to batter down any hopes OG were left with, giving them just 1 extra round and finishing the map and the tournament on 16:7, 3-0. Gambit take away $100,000 however OG will go away with $42,000 for all of their hard efforts.
The IEM Summer win takes Gambit's total wins on the Intel Grand Slam season equal to that held by both Astralis & Natus Vincere, who are now all equidistant from having their hands on the 1 million dollar jackpot, which was last year won by Liquid after they won four main events to Astralis' 1, all in quick succession, those were ESL Pro League Season 9, ESL One: Cologne, DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019 & Intel Extreme Masters XIV - Sydney. Season 2 has been extended due to the pandemic, which has led to a much larger spread of wins so far for teams. Currently, those standings are Astralis, Natus & Gambit all on 2 wins, and mousesports & Heroic on 1, so whilst the race has turned up a notch, it's still anyone's prize to take home.
OG now take a 3-week break, before coming back to try their luck at the IEM Cologne 2021 play-in. Meanwhile, Gambit have a month off at present, before they return to large tournament battles at BLAST Premier Spring Final, 2021.