Vitality upset Gambit, to face OG in the EPL S14 semifinals

Vitality upset Gambit, to face OG in the EPL S14 semifinals

Back-to-back victories.

The upset of the tournament so far.

Number two team in the world, Gambit Esports, looked to return to the ESL Pro League finals after their narrow loss few months ago in the Season 13, while Team Vitality, fresh off their victory over Complexity Gaming, looked to advance to the semifinals themselves.

Going into Inferno, the French team looked in control, however, Gambit still managed to finish the half trailing only by one. Team Vitality kept going after switching from their offence to the defence and despite the CIS team’s effort to close the gap, won map one, “16-11”. Moving to Vertigo, where Gambit held a 16-game winning streak, things looked bleak for the Frenchmen, as they fell behind “4-8”. Switching to the offence with a one round deficit did not help the cause initially, as Gambit’s defence ran rampant and went up “13-9”, but then Team Vitality woke up and only gave up one round until the end of the match, winning it “16-14” and the entire series, “2-0”.

Now Gambit Esports will prepare for the IEM Fall, as they are seeking a top-2 finish in the CIS RMR standings, while Team Vitality will face off against OG for the unexpected ESL Pro League Season 14 finals appearance on the line.