Grand finale at the IEM Summer
Today the grand final of the IEM Summer 2021 takes place. While OG is undefeated so far and made it to the finals, Gambit had to admit defeat in a duel on the second matchday. The IEM caused some surprises, for example the early elimination of Astralis and Heroic before the playoffs. The winner of the duel will win the largest share of the prize money, USD 100,000.
Game 1: OG vs. Gambit
At the IEM Summer 2021 two absolute top teams, OG and Gambit, are in the final of the event. While the Russian Star Ensemble has been at the top of the EsportFire World Rankings for several weeks, OG is getting in better and better shape after the new signings of flameZ and niko and will make a significant jump in the world rankings after the IEM. While the European mixed team is already undefeated for 7 games, defeating NiP, Virtus.Pro and Vitality among others at IEM Summer. Between OG and Gambit, the odds clearly favor the top Russian team. This is mainly also due to the map veto, which should favor Gambit quite clearly. OG has yet to play an official game on Vertigo or Ancient and it remains to be seen how the lineup will perform on these maps.