Luminosity stun fnatic
ESL One Cologne champions fnatic have been sent to the Lower Bracket of Group A following a 13-16 defeat against Luminosity Gaming on de_inferno.
The map began with fnatic winning the pistol round following a B push, with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist getting three kills to his name. After picking up the two anti eco-rounds, the Swedish team executed an A push really well, taking their lead to 4-0 and leaving Luminosity's economy in shambles.
The Brazilians fought back on eco and picked up their first round of the game courtesy of two crucial frags from Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo in the banana and three from Marcelo "coldzera" David in the retake. Luminosity added one more round to their tally, bringing the scoreline to 2-4, but then they were stunned by a B push from fnatic, who controlled the site with the weapons they picked up on the floor.
Luminosity through to the playoffs
fnatic continued to pour forward, with the scoreline blooming to a 7-2 advantage before Luminosity finally put their foot down to hold back the Swedes, reducing the deficit to just one round by the end of the first half.
The Swedish team came from the restart strongly and won the pistol round and the following anti-eco to stretch their lead to 10-7. They were handed a heavy blow in the next round, however, as Luminosity bought up and found a hole in fnatic's defense, breaking the Swedes' economy.
fnatic took some time to recover and they eventually found themselves trailing Luminosity 11-13. The next couple of rounds then went fnatic's way, forcing the Brazilians to go on eco, and that is when the game was turned on its head: Fernando "fer" Alvarenga came out of the halls towards the pit with fire in his eyes and picked up two stunning frags, giving Luminosity the lead, which FalleN's men would hold on to until the end.
K - D
Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera
26 - 18
Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN
23 - 19
Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer
20 - 20
Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz
19 - 21
Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel
10 - 22