Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Gambit, NiP, Cloud9 fall in Snow Sweet Snow 2 quarter-finals

The Snow Sweet Snow 2 quarter-finals have come to a close as the underdogs prevailed in their respective series, which saw HAVU, AGO, Winstrike, and Copenhagen Flames advance to the tournament’s semi-finals. Sprout, NIP, Cloud9, and Gambit have been eliminated from the event.

The day began with a series between Sprout and HAVU, in which former ENCE duo Jani “⁠Aerial⁠” Jussila and Sami “⁠xseveN⁠” Laasanen ensured a 2-1 win for the Finnish side, who had only recently entered the top 30 and now hold a 13-series winning streak.

IEM Katowice champions Gambit were eliminated by Copenhagen Flames

AGO then sent home the struggling NIP side on the back of a massive performance from their AWPer, Michał “⁠snatchie⁠” Rudzki, who averaged 101.4 ADR and a 1.53 rating over three close maps to secure his team a spot in the semi-finals.

Cloud9 haven’t been able to get out of their rut, either, with a loss to Winstrike seeing the Alex “⁠ALEX⁠” McMeekin-led side add another disappointing finish to their resumé following the unsuccessful campaign in the DreamHack Masters Spring closed qualifier last weekend.

The quarter-finals ended with a bout between Gambit and Copenhagen Flames, in which the Danes stunned the IEM Katowice champions as they came back from a narrow opening loss on Vertigo to win Train and Overpass.

The semi-finals and the grand final will take place on Wednesday, with the matchups and schedule looking as follows:

Wednesday, March 10