Intel Extreme Masters XII Team Preview: Gambit Esports and Immortals
Posted 12th November 2017 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff    253 Views
As the next CS:GO Premier Tournament, the Intel Extreme Masters XII Oakland is nearing its opening week, all of the teams have been finalized. All 12 teams are locked into their groups as well. In the next 5 days, we will be going over a bit of each team’s’ history and their current players. 2 teams will be broken down a day until the tournament opens on November 16. IEM will be a two-esports contest as PUBG joins forces with CS:GO to turn the tournament into an action-packed event.
Gambit Esports and Immortals are heavy favorites in esports. Both have been outstanding and have gone on to win Major tournaments. In fact, Gambit is currently the reigning Major champions after winning the PGL Major Krakow. Oddly enough, it was Gambit and Immortals that faced each other in the recent major tournament. These two teams are included in the top CS:GO teams.
Gambit entered the CS:GO scene in its debut tournament at CIS Minor qualifiers for MLG Columbus 2016. The new team made competitive CS:GO a breeze after a dominating run in the qualifying tournament and advanced to the grand finals to secure a spot in the MLG qualifiers. The Kazakhstan team would continue their streak during the offline qualifiers and led their group to progress to their first ever major. This new team debuted in the Major tournament at MLG Columbus 2016. But facing much more experienced teams in the major tournament sent Gambit back to the ground. The team used this to further improve their game and performed internal changes. Gambit Esports’ highlight was winning the PGL Major Krakow this year.
The Gambit Esports roster competing in the Intel Extreme Masters Season 12 features the following players:
- Mikhail Stolyarov/Dosia
- Dauren Kystaubayev/AdreN
- Rustem Telepov/mou
- Abay Khassenov/HObbit
- Bektiyar Bahytov/fitch
One of the heavy-backed esports franchises out there, Immortals is invested by NBA team Memphis Grizzlies and rock band Linkin Park. Immortals compete in all major esports games, but their CS:GO journey started after building a team under a powerful Brazilian squad. The Brazilian team brought many wins and trophies to the franchise. But, their luck ran out after facing Gambit in the PGL Major Krakow last July.
The Immortals roster competing in the Intel Extreme Masters Season 12 features the following players:
- Lucas Lopes/steel
- Jaoa Horvath/horvy
- Lucas Bullo/destinyy
- Caio fonseca/zqk
- Bruno Martinelli/shz