Gambit Esports rallied after losing the opening map to down Virtus.pro 3-1 and win the grand final of the Intel Extreme Masters Season XV World Championship on Sunday.
Virtus.pro posted a 16-14 win on Vertigo to open the match but were steamrolled by Gambit the rest of the way.
Gambit won Dust II 16-6 and Train 16-4 without losing a single point in the second half of either match. On the deciding map, Overpass, Gambit stormed out to an 11-4 lead and then fended off a furious Virtus.pro rally to win 16-12.
Kazakhstan’s Abay “Hobbit” Khasenov led the winners with 90 kills and a plus-25 kill-death differential. Russia’s Dzhami “Jame” Ali posted 66 kills and a plus-6 K-D differential for Virtus.pro.
The $1 million event featured 24 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams.
Gambit earned $400,000, 1,800 Pro Tour points and 3,200 Blast Premier points, while Virtus.pro took home $180,000, 1,400 Pro Tour points and 1,600 Blast Premier points.
Intel Extreme Masters Season XV World Championship results, with prize money, Pro Tour points and Blast Premier points:
1. Gambit Esports $400,000, 1,800 Pro Tour points, 3,200 Blast Premier points
2. Virtus.pro $180,000, 1,400 Pro Tour points, 1,600 Blast Premier points
3-4. Team Spirit, Team Liquid — $80,000, 1,100 Pro Tour points, 1,000 Blast Premier points
5-6. Natus Vincere, Astralis — $40,000, 825 Pro Tour points, 400 Blast Premier points
7-8. G2 Esports, FURIA Esports — $24,000, 575 Pro Tour points, 200 Blast Premier points
9-12. Evil Geniuses, Heroic, FaZe Clan, Team Vitality — $16,000, 325 Pro Tour points, no Blast Premier points
13-16. mousesports, BIG, OG, Ninjas In Pyjamas — $10,000, 125 Pro Tour points, no Blast Premier points
17-20. Cloud9, Renegades, Complexity Gaming, MIBR — $4,500, 60 Pro Tour points, no Blast Premier points
21-24. Movistar Riders, Team One, Wisla Krakow, Fnatic — $2,500, no Pro Tour points, no Blast Premier points
–Field Level Media