fnatic, LG win opening Cluj matches

fnatic and Luminosity Gaming are through to the Upper final of Group A at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca after beating Vexed Gaming and Cloud9, respectively.

The first game of the Romanian major was played on de_cobblestone, a map we are likely to see a lot in this tournament. fnatic went into the match as heavy favourites and they outlined the desire to live up to that billing, picking up a 3-0 lead following an impressive pistol round and a clutch by Robin "flusha" Rönnquist in the first anti-eco.

But when Vexed Gaming bought up, the game changed. The Polish team defended the B site brilliantly in the first gun round, leaving fnatic with little money to work with. After that, a succession of errors on the Swedes' part allowed Vexed to overturn the deficit, and as the game wore on, the confidence of Piotr "peet" Ćwikliński's men crew. Despite being in a tough situation, fnatic refused to call a timeout, confident that they would be able to turn things around in the second half.


fnatic are one game away from the playoffs 

The strategy was risky but it worked out perfectly for fnatic, who took control of the proceedings and picked up the opening eight rounds of the half. Vexed still tried to find their way back into the game and called a time out, but there was no stopping the fnatic train in the match.

Matchpage
16
10
28th October 2015
16
Cobblestone
10

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 27 - 15 +12 - 1.59
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 23 - 16 +7 - 1.23
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 20 - 16 +4 - 1.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 16 - 17 -1 - 0.89
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 12 - 18 -6 - 0.70
 Vexed K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Damian 'Furlan' KislowskiFurlan 23 - 20 +3 - 1.11
Poland Dominik 'GruBy' SwiderskiGruBy 19 - 21 -2 - 1.04
Poland Bartosz 'Hyper' WolnyHyper 16 - 19 -3 - 0.80
Poland Piotr 'peet' Ćwiklińskipeet 11 - 17 -6 - 0.68
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 13 - 21 -8 - 0.64

The other match was the repeat of what has become sort of a classic in North America as Cloud9 took on Luminosity Gaming on de_dust2. A flying start from the Brazilian side saw them storm to a 5-0 lead, with Cloud9 looking helpless to stop their opponents. After a technical pause, momentum swung in the favour of Cloud9, who won seven of the next 10 rounds despite a one-man show from Marcelo "coldzera" David, who boasted a 23-4 score at half-time.


cold was on fire against Cloud9 

Cloud9 picked up where they had left off and picked up the opening three rounds in the second half to take the lead in the game. But once Luminosity had money in the bank they were simply unstoppable, cruising to a 16-11 victory that gives NA fans their first headache of the day.

Matchpage
16
11
28th October 2015
16
Dust2
11

 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 31 - 15 +16 - 1.86
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 16 - 11 +5 - 1.11
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 18 - 17 +1 - 1.03
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 13 - 16 -3 - 0.78
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 12 - 18 -6 - 0.75
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 20 - 18 +2 - 1.08
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 16 - 17 -1 - 0.88
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 15 - 19 -4 - 0.83
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 15 - 18 -3 - 0.80
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 11 - 18 -7 - 0.68

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Poland Piotr 'peet' Ćwikliński
Piotr 'peet' Ćwikliński
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
ez cold!
2015-10-28 12:59
lg top1 na coldzera top1 player next : we will be top1 EU
2015-10-28 13:01
nt coldzera
2015-10-28 13:01
Liquid > LG
2015-10-28 13:02
#47
Brazil d1k 
online at least... let's see when they meet on LAN
2015-10-28 13:09
Liquid online cheaters hahahahahahahaha...on lan they shit on pants hahahahaha...shut up =]
2015-10-28 14:14
cheaters haha, don't cry
2015-10-28 14:17
Cry is free...shut up BR de mierda =]
2015-10-28 14:37
NA - North America. Stupid brazil
2015-10-28 13:03
Cry is free stupid guy...by the way...tnx for ez skins =]
2015-10-28 14:09
they live in north america
2015-10-28 14:13
thx for ez skins :D
2015-10-28 14:21
I don`t bet + don`t give a sht about burger land clowns
2015-10-28 14:23
Cold wasn't so great? Are you kidding me? When was the last time you saw a player with such an ability and movement with AWP? Cold puts the game in another level, we will be blessed if we ever see a player with his skill and passion for the game again. GeT_RiGhT breaks records, olofmeister breaks records. Cold breaks the rules. You can keep your statistics. I prefer the magic.
2015-10-28 13:02
oh no, not with this shit again plz Rip CARTOLA [*]
2015-10-28 13:04
#42
Aleksib | 
Finland f1nch 
Is this a copy pasta? It is now :D
2015-10-28 13:05
#44
Europe g_G 
hahah wtf
2015-10-28 13:07
cold break c9
2015-10-28 14:13
#76
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
it seems like cold broke your heart
2015-10-28 15:19
c9 pls
2015-10-28 13:00
expected
2015-10-28 13:00
#5
Aleksib | 
Europe RANKKA 
sucks
2015-10-28 13:00
godzera
2015-10-28 13:00
wp
2015-10-28 13:00
cold ez
2015-10-28 13:00
GG :)
2015-10-28 13:00
cold beast
2015-10-28 13:00
expected.
2015-10-28 13:00
cold op
2015-10-28 13:00
#14
Keiti | 
Canada Lizzie 
choke9
2015-10-28 13:00
#15
 | 
Brazil rFM 
2EZ4LG hahaha
2015-10-28 13:00
nice
2015-10-28 13:00
NA OUT IN GROUPS, JUST LIKE IN LOL
2015-10-28 13:01
flusha god
2015-10-28 13:01
cold was on fire :D
2015-10-28 13:01
expected results
2015-10-28 13:01
#22
Brazil d1k 
coldzera da god
2015-10-28 13:01
nuts coldzer4 nuts lg some rounds which were thrown away (misplayed) but otherwise a great performance by SA
2015-10-28 13:01
#45
Brazil d1k 
+1
2015-10-28 13:08
+1000
2015-10-28 14:16
C9 FailFish
2015-10-28 13:01
cold MVP this major.
2015-10-28 13:01
#29
 | 
Norway Bakudi 
eeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2015-10-28 13:02
I mean expected if you know the history of LG and C9 in majors. Easy bet.
2015-10-28 13:02
#32
 | 
Chile Cristoff 
GODzera !
2015-10-28 13:02
#34
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
cloud9 in quarter finals? I do not think so gg wp lg and coldzera <3
2015-10-28 13:02
ez cold, won a beer thx
2015-10-28 13:03
few days ago some noob just trash talk about youtuber, and then
2015-10-28 13:03
"victory that gives NA fans their first headache of the day." sad but so true [*] NA
2015-10-28 13:03
Thank U so much for ez skins...I will take care for you...bye =]
2015-10-28 14:28
make sure my skins are well fed =]
2015-10-28 20:10
+1
2015-10-29 04:27
#39
Portugal jO7A 
LG won fair and square. They completly out-played coud9.
2015-10-28 13:04
#41
 | 
Portugal krypz0n 
Is it vexxed vs cloud9 next?
2015-10-28 13:04
That's tomorrow
2015-10-28 13:08
Thanks, MIRAA <333
2015-10-28 13:19
gg
2015-10-28 13:06
#48
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
cold come here my friend, my sister is waiting for you, pls maker her pregnant
2015-10-28 13:10
Best weapon of cold : MP7 sums up pretty well but well idc, ez skins
2015-10-28 13:10
Cold+Mp7>>>>>>CarriedMeister
2015-10-29 02:47
#50
 | 
Brazil hoovR 
Eziest pick / bet that I've ever done in major history.
2015-10-28 13:15
NA = PRONET
2015-10-28 13:15
NA: NET = Liquid LAN = LG Coldzera BEAST! GO LG! GO BRASIL!!
2015-10-28 13:18
#61
 | 
World temuuj1n 
U forgot u r from SA :)
2015-10-28 14:05
#77
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
they play on NA leagues so
2015-10-28 15:40
#54
 | 
Australia Champione 
c9 tier 1 boyz
2015-10-28 13:21
#55
 | 
Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Cold carried LG to victory. Otherwise, we could expect a loss just by seeing how Fallen and Fer played this game. But cheers for our boys and F* Cloud9!
2015-10-28 13:21
Only if tier 1 means no tier on Australia, bruh. Get your kangaroos out here, boi.
2015-10-29 02:48
COLD X C9
2015-10-28 13:21
Ayyy C9 rip
2015-10-28 13:39
online-rallen. In FPL he's always sick as fuck, but on LAN shit. Expected. What an onliner.
2015-10-28 13:47
Indeed.
2015-10-28 14:22
#59
 | 
Brazil woody77 
Skaadodle minors lans = Top3 awp Skaadodle internet = Top3 awp Skaadodle ESL ESEA Finals = Top1 AWP Skaadodle MAJORS = RATING 0.80 THIS GUY ALWAYS AND ALWAYS AND ALWAYS AND ALWAYS PERFORMANCE BAD ON MAJORS , What is your fear? OMG
2015-10-28 13:50
#62
Sweden ald; 
LG THE BEST @LAN TOP N.A SUCK!
2015-10-28 14:05
ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2: KRIMZ vs. TSM youtube.com/watch?v=KkELLKkT2_k
2015-10-28 14:05
Nice flusha , best player ATM
2015-10-28 14:39
#78
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
Flusha's rating haha he is so good
2015-10-28 15:40
Cold MONSTER!!!
2015-10-28 15:43
#80
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
cold.....
2015-10-28 15:55
#81
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
GODzera
2015-10-28 17:19
#82
 | 
Brazil bandicoot 
1.86 rating
2015-10-28 17:40
#83
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
Let's go guys! Cold is a beast man, and good job from steel, vqv.
2015-10-28 18:53
i told u guys that fallen>ska on majors XD
2015-10-28 19:42
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