fnatic have secured the last spot in the semi-finals at ESL One Cologe 2015 after beating Luninosity Gaming 2-0 (16-5 on train and 16-14 on de_mirage).
de_train began with fnatic winning the pistol round and following it up with two anti-eco rounds to start off the game with a 3-0 lead. Luminosity then took too long to execute their strategy, which gave fnatic another round on the board, but then the Brazilians redeemed themselves and rescued their first round, courtesy of a quad kill by Ricardo "boltz" Prass.
Luminosity were unable to build on that round win, however, as Jesper "JW" Wecksell stepped up to the plate and delivered three AWP frags to restore a four-round lead for his team. fnatic remained in cruise control until the rest of the first half, with Luminosity's late round wins bringing the scoreline to 3-12.
fnatic executed their pistol strategy as Terrorist quite poorly and were left with a two-man disadvantage early on, which Luminosity were able to exploit. The Brazilian team would win the following anti-eco round, but once fnatic bought up they were simply outclassed by Markus "pronax" Wallsten's men.
fnatic move on to the semi-finals
Both teams then moved on to de_mirage, where a strong start from fnatic saw them stroll to a 5-0 lead. Luminosity then strung a series of rounds together to level the score at 6-6 to remind that they would not go down without a fight. The remaining three rounds of the first half went back and forth, with Fernando "fer" Alvarenga taking the spotlight thanks to a spectacular ace.
A triple kill from Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson in the pistol round as CT powered fnatic to increase their lead to 9-7, but the Swedish crawled back into the game immediately after as they won the first eco round. The game continued to swing back and forth until it reached a 13-13 scoreline, when fnatic picked up two rounds in a row to bring it to match point.
Luminosity won the following round to bring the game to the final round, but a failed 2vs2 hold attempt ended their journey in Cologne.
K - D
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister
49 - 37
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha
40 - 23
Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ
36 - 28
Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW
34 - 32
Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax
32 - 33