PGL Major Krakow 2017
Krakow
With a $1,000,000 prize pool up for grabs, the best teams in the world will battle it out for a chance at legendary status. Astralis took home the prize at the ELEAGUE Major in January, but it's SK Gaming that has the hot hand at the moment. There will certainly be plenty to watch for in Krakow all week long.

Event Dates:
July 16, 2017 through July 23, 2017

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Recaps Of This Event

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Unable to lead his team to victory
July 24, 2017
boltz put up a 45/51 KD during Immortals' loss to Gambit Esports in the grand finals of the PGL Major Krakow.
ANALYSIS
The in-game leader of Immortals started off with a strong strategy in the first game of this series, as Immortals came out with a blistering 16-4 win. Unfortunately for the Brazilians, they were unable to continue this performance in the final two games of the series. It seemed like they weren't able to keep their emotions in check in the face of the Gambit onslaught. Shown on cams multiple times, it almost looked like the players were coming apart at the seams. They still have to be happy about such a strong performance, however. They will no doubt come back better than ever at the next Major.
Almost grabs Major title
July 24, 2017
LUCAS1 ended Immortals' loss against Gambit Esports in the grand finals of the PGL Major Krakow with a 44/50 KD.
ANALYSIS
LUCAS1, despite the loss, had one of his better performances in recent memory. While he is normally a player that simply shrinks into the shadows often, he managed to play fairly well in this series. The only problem was that all of Immortals came up short in the final two games, giving up the victory to Gambit. This Brazilian squad certainly shouldn't keep their heads down at this performance, however. They managed to get all the way to the grand finals in their first ever Major appearance. Since they won't have to wade through the qualifiers for the next Major, they certainly should come back even stronger.
Comes up just short in grand finals
July 24, 2017
steel tallied a 52/50 KD in Immortals' 2-1 loss to Gambit Esports in the grand finals of the PGL Major Krakow.
ANALYSIS
steel, like the rest of Immortals, started off pretty strong in this series. They came out the gate in Game 1 and took it straight to Gambit. This resulted in a strong 16-4 win. After that, however, the wheels of the Brazilian hype machine came flying off. They looked wholly unable to really handle the measured aggression of Gambit in the final two games. steel did his best to get Immortals back in it with the only positive KD in the final game of the series, but it simply wasn't enough. This was a strong performance from Immortals overall, however. They've now got Legends status and will certainly be back for the next Major.
Free Agent
Continues to impress despite loss
July 24, 2017
kNg put up a 54/58 KD in Immortals' loss to Gambit Esports in the grand finals of the PGL Major Krakow.
ANALYSIS
While he is technically still with Immortals on a trial basis, kNg continues to be a welcomed addition to the team. When Immortals got rid of fnx a couple months back, many thought that the absence of the talented player would be a detriment to the team. kNg changed all of that, however. He may not go out there and light up the scoreboard, but his contributions are more than enough to help Immortals get wins. Even in the final two games in which Immortals lost, he was doing so much for this team and almost got them the win. Such a strong performance should certainly do wonders for keeping him around long-term.
Tries his best to get Immortals the win
July 24, 2017
HEN1 put up a massive 53/39 KD in Immortals close loss to Gambit Esports in the grand finals of the PGL Major Krakow.
ANALYSIS
HEN1 certainly had a strong KD in this series, but it was a bit front-loaded. He was a blistering 22/4 in the first game, but couldn't match that in the final two games of the series. Still, it wasn't as though he was playing poorly. He was still near the top in both Games 2 and 3. It was just that Immortals didn't seem able to overcome what Gambit was putting out in this series. Once Gambit got on top of things, there was just nothing that Immortals could do. Every time they tried to get into a groove, they were cut down. Despite the loss, don't sleep on this squad going forward. They made it all he way to the grand finals from the qualifiers. Not to mention that this was their first Major appearance ever. They'll certainly be back.
Finally wins a Major
July 24, 2017
Zeus' in-game guidance led Gambit Esports to a 2-1 grand finals victory at the PGL Major Krakow, finishing 40/45 KD.
ANALYSIS
After 10 trips to a Major, Zeus has finally managed to win one. He tried for a long time to get there with Natus Vincere, but they were never able to get over the hump with his leadership. After coming to Gambit in the fall of last year, he got his first crack at it during the ELEAGUE Major in January, but they were cut down by Fnatic in the quarterfinals. The PGL Major Krakow was a whole different story, however. Zeus led the team to a 3-0 group stage before only dropping two games during the playoffs to secure this title. He may have bottom fragged for the team in the grand finals, but there was no doubt that his leadership was what got the team over the hump in Poland. Whether they will be able to continue this level of play in the future remains to be seen, but Zeus will no doubt cherish this win for a long time.
Does just enough to snag Major title
July 24, 2017
Dosia finished the grand finals of PGL Major Krakow with a 43/49 KD.
ANALYSIS
While the fan favorite was probably the subject of more memes this week than actual kills on the map, he no doubt gave his team a bit of a morale boost in this series. He only managed to go even in one game of this series, but that was just fine for Gambit. He still managed to find some key plays here and there to keep Gambit rolling, including his grenade throw in Round 11 of Game 3 to deny the retake and save the round for his team. These kinds of plays were the ones that set Gambit apart and allowed them to pick up this incredible win in Poland.
Comes on strong in final two games
July 24, 2017
AdreN posted a 51/55 KD in Gambit Esports' 2-1 win over Immortals in the grand finals of the PGL Major Krakow.
ANALYSIS
While AdreN was one of three members of Gambit to post a negative KD, he still added in some reliable kills to help Gambit pick up this monumental win. Although that negative KD mainly can be contributed to his team's overall poor performance in Game 1. In the final two games of the series, he and the rest of his team were on top of their game. He went a combined 46/37 in those final two games to put Immortals away. One example of his shining play in these final couple games was his 3k in Round 7 in Game 3 on Inferno. He and Gambit certainly picked the perfect time to get their acts together here in this series. While time will only tell if they can keep up this level of play or if this dominant run was a one-off, one this is abundantly clear: Gambit completely owned this tournament. They only lost two games all week long, and even took down the defending Major champions to boot.
Clutches Gambit to victory
July 24, 2017
HObbit posted a 52/51 KD in Gambit Esports' win against Immortals in the grand finals of the PGL Major Krakow.
ANALYSIS
Along with mou, HObbit made sure to find the clutch plays that Gambit needed to lock up this win against Immortals. Even though he only managed a plus-one KD, it was those clutches that ended up giving his team the win. Most of these clutches came on the final map when Immortals was threatening to make a comeback, too. Whether it was his anti-eco ace in Round 10, his 1-vs-4 clutch in Round 20, or his 1-vs-2 clutch in Round 25 to put his team on championship point, HObbit was doing it all. It was plays like those that truly separated them from Immortals in this final series, and allowed Gambit to pick up their first Major title.
Leads team in kills during grand finals
July 24, 2017
mou put up a 62/48 KD in Gambit Esports' grand finals win over Immortals at PGL Krakow.
ANALYSIS
mou was the hero of this series against Immortals on Sunday. In what was the final step of a dominant run in Poland, mou showed up in just about every clutch moment for his team. While he started off a bit rough in Game 1 on Cobblestone, that was the case for his whole team. They seemed to be a bit unprepared for the early aggression of the Brazilians. Once Gambit stabilized, however, they were unstoppable. He was especially strong with his AWP, locking down the map and winning rounds on his own at times. Immortals just couldn't seem to stop Gambit in the later stages of this game. With the win, Gambit earned their first Major title during their first Major grand final appearance.