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Gambit Esports reach Funspark ULTI grand final

Field Level Media
24 Jan 2022, 03:40 GMT+10

Gambit Esports swept BIG on Sunday to reach the grand final at the $250,000 Funspark ULTI 2021 event.

Gambit won the upper bracket final with a 16-5 romp on Ancient and a 16-10 decision on Dust II, dropping BIG into Monday's best-of-three lower bracket final against Entropiq.

Gambit will open Monday's best-of-five grand final against the BIG-Entropiq winner with a 1-0 advantage.

The champion of this double-elimination, eight-team Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will take home $150,000 and the runner-up $50,000. Both grand finalists receive an entry into Funspark ULTI 2022.

Gambit got a team-high 37 kills from Abai "HObbit" Khasenov of Kazakhstan, while Russia's Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov led the way with a plus-17 kills-deaths ratio.

Entropiq opened the action Sunday with a dramatic 2-1 defeat of ECSTATIC in the lower bracket's third round.

Entropiq won 16-11 on Overpass but ECSTATIC forced a deciding map with a 16-6 win on Vertigo. ECSTATIC then built a 12-3 lead on Ancient before Entropiq rallied for a 19-17 victory in overtime.

The heavy hitter for Entropiq was Kazakhstan's Viktor "Lack1" Boldyrev with 74 kills and a plus-15 ratio.

Funspark ULTI 2021 prize pool:

1. $150,000 -- TBD

2. $50,000 -- TBD

3. $15,000 -- TBD

4. $15,000 -- ECSTATIC

5-6. $5,000 -- K23, Astralis

7-8. $5,000 -- Complexity Gaming, Fnatic

--Field Level Media

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