fnatic win FACEIT Stage 3 Finals

fnatic have won FACEIT Stage 3 Finals hosted by DreamHack Open Winter following a 2-1 victory over Luminosity (de_train 9-16, de_cbble 16-11, de_inferno 16-7), earning them a $100,000 cheque along with the trophy.

The grand final of FACEIT Stage 3 Finals started out on fnatic's pick, de_train, where their opponents from Brazil got to a huge 5-0 start despite being on the usually less-favored T side.

fnatic did get on board right afterwards with a solid defence on the A bombsite, but it was only good for two rounds in a row as Luminosity took two of their own in return. fnatic then took out the double-AWP setup and again made sure two following rounds went their way before the teams split two more to get to 8-5.

Luminosity felt the need to forcebuy as opposed to saving for the last round, but it didn't work out at all, as they had to forcebuy in the next round yet again to forfeit the last two rounds for a one-round lead.

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo then stepped up for his team with a headshot-filled 1-on-2 in a very exposed position, and Luminosity had little to no trouble taking the following anti-eco before fnatic bought up. That first gunround was nearly the only round fnatic were able to snatch in the remainder of map one, as Epitacio "TACO" de Melo's stop sign on B ramp and Luminosity's unlikely retake on A in two other gunrounds gave them de_train at 16-9.


The Cinderella story ended with a twist

The Brazilian's pick de_cbble followed and the same side yet again got a one-sided pistol round going their way, although fnatic's forcebuy stopped it in its tracks with a double one-shot from Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's deagle, opening up B site.

fnatic had no trouble fighting off the anti-ecos that followed, and found a way through Luminosity's stack on the B bombsite in the first gunround for a 5-4 lead. That was soon extended to 7-4, while Fernando "fer" Alvarenga managed to save an AWP and kill all four opposing players who tried to deny his chances.

Nothing went Luminosity's way up until 9-4, when they finally found that the best defense is an offense and wrecked fnatic before they could even come to them on B long for 9-6.

fnatic getting a pistol rocketed them to 13-6, right after Robin "flusha" Rönnquist won a 1-on-1 by the skin of his teeth, as time ran out less than half a second prior to his death. Luminosity managed to fight back for three rounds in a row, including an eco on the Swedish side, for one for fnatic and the scoreline showed 14-9 on map two.

Lincoln "fnx" Lau's all-important 1-on-2 pushed his team to 11-14 as fnatic had to go on an eco again, but flusha's squad didn't leave any more room to their opponents and evened the series at 16-11, 1-1.


fnatic clung onto the grand final on de_cbble

Once again, the third map was set to be de_inferno, where Luminosity won their fourth pistol round of the grand final on the Counter-Terrorist side after fnatic chose Terrorists after winning the knife round, surprisingly enough. That earned the Brazilians a 3-0 lead towards the beginning, despite a saved M4A4 from Jesper "JW" Wecksell, with which Dennis "dennis" Edman scored a quad-kill without armor.

In the first gunround, olofmeister's flank double opened up the A site and fnatic found a way into the map early on, and followed it up with five more rounds in a row, including two ecos. A read by fnatic allowed them to overpower B site, which was only held by FalleN and his AWP, and a split B afterwards pushed the scoreline to 9-3 in fnatic's favor.

Luminosity finally found a way to defend fnatic's attacks and took all three remaining rounds before switching over to Terrorists. After fnatic won the second pistol, FalleN's team soon started to have a peak into the barrel, as their three-man fake was obliterated on B site.

fnatic got on a roll afterwards and despite nearly every round being close, their opponents couldn't make a real dent in their defense up until 14-6. olofmeister's 1-on-1 clutch pushed his team to the match point line, which was crossed a round afterwards as Marcelo "coldzera" David was unable to win a 1-on-3 on the B bombsite.

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 62 - 52 +10 - 1.13
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 52 - 45 +7 - 1.07
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 51 - 44 +7 - 1.01
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 49 - 49 0 - 0.96
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 50 - 57 -7 - 0.86
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 62 - 51 +11 - 1.11
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 55 - 51 +4 - 1.07
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 45 - 52 -7 - 0.87
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 47 - 55 -8 - 0.83
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 37 - 56 -19 - 0.72

FACEIT Stage 3 Finals at DreamHack Open Winter final standings:

1. Sweden fnatic - $100,000
2. Brazil Luminosity - $50,000
3-4. Denmark TSM - $25,000
3-4. Poland Virtus.pro - $25,000
5-6. Sweden NiP - $15,000
5-6. United States Liquid - $15,000
7-8. France EnVyUs - $10,000
7-8. Australia Legacy - $10,000
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1079
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1142
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#2
Sweden Stag 
The best team of 2014 and 2015. Olof and Flusha #1 and #2 this year. GG.
2015-11-29 01:03
+1
2015-11-29 01:04
+1
2015-11-29 01:04
+1 :(
2015-11-29 01:07
Hey bro, Luminosity has done more than enuf lol, flip that smiley around. :) If they continue playing at this level, then it will be hard to ever keep in reach with them.
2015-11-29 01:13
I know, I had too much hope I guess, but that was beautiful games to see, Im proud :)
2015-11-29 01:17
#148
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United States Doctor1597 
I was actually really impressed to see a team get 16-0'd and bounce back the way they did. Cant really think of a team that could do the same.
2015-11-29 01:28
+1 Absolutely, they came back in an awesome way and wowed everyone. Super impressed by this 3 day old line up! Can't wait to see what happens once they've had time to really mesh! GG Luminosity! Also, if you could stay in NA so we can call you our team that'd be great!
2015-11-29 22:46
I don't mean to bash on Luminosity since I think they're a great team, but this is the same story as Cloud 9 when they picked up Freak and Ska. People don't know how to play against them and that's giving them alot of success in the early stages of the team. Ofcourse they can make it different, and I hope they do, but don't get your hopes up too much.
2015-12-01 17:43
That definitely has some truth to it. I am sure that will even out after a time. You have to admit they have strong potential once they really get the chance to mesh!
2015-12-01 20:42
renegades came back from a 16-0 loss to luminosity in the ibp cup to come runners up in the rgn(? i think) cup by beating luminosity 2-0 in a b03 and liquid 2-0
2015-12-01 07:21
#135
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Canada pokerchip 
+1 i agree completely, gratz to lg
2015-11-29 01:20
+1 easily the best team ever far out winning anyone else this year, well deserved win. 2015 Best Player 1. olofmeister 2. flusha
2015-11-29 01:13
Nt flusha's boyfriend
2015-11-29 22:13
#161
fer | 
Brazil vikingA 
coldzera, fnx e fallen top20 ez
2015-11-29 01:42
its an overall ranking cold just played well the last 2 months lol
2015-11-29 21:01
+1
2015-11-29 06:14
+1, I hates kids and Fnatic, but i must admit it.
2015-11-30 12:01
Awhat the fuck 1 second
2015-11-29 01:03
ez
2015-11-29 01:03
rekt
2015-11-29 01:12
#6
Puttzk | 
Sweden -Elak- 
GG
2015-11-29 01:03
#7
Europe k9ken 
fnatta back
2015-11-29 01:03
#8
World Fr3de 
GG LG! Congrats Fnatic!
2015-11-29 01:03
#9
Slovakia radeZ 
gg
2015-11-29 01:03
Great run by LG nontheless
2015-11-29 01:04
gg
2015-11-29 01:03
gg
2015-11-29 01:03
#13
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Poland Viddy 
WP fnatic! And ofc WP LG- u r awesome guys and hope u will win some tournaments 2k16!
2015-11-29 01:03
grats
2015-11-29 01:03
damn gg nt LG
2015-11-29 01:03
rekt
2015-11-29 01:03
n1
2015-11-29 01:03
Macak God !
2015-11-29 01:03
gg
2015-11-29 01:03
#21
Brazil nnz 
nice wp lg !
2015-11-29 01:03
gg
2015-11-29 01:03
gj
2015-11-29 01:03
n1
2015-11-29 01:03
ez expected
2015-11-29 01:03
fnatic are back!
2015-11-29 01:03
GG
2015-11-29 01:03
good job LG! Keep the work, we love you.
2015-11-29 01:03
wp lg
2015-11-29 01:03
#32
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Greece EzForClown9 
expected
2015-11-29 01:04
#73
Brazil set1 
sure
2015-11-29 01:06
was expected I was really hoping for LG to win but fnatic :/ I love LG but LG BR fans are such butthurt..
2015-11-29 01:16
gg
2015-11-29 01:04
#34
United States iwnl 
EZ
2015-11-29 01:04
gggg
2015-11-29 01:04
LG well played, congratulations fnatic.
2015-11-29 01:04
AYY LET'S GO FNATIC
2015-11-29 01:04
gg wp
2015-11-29 01:04
ez
2015-11-29 01:04
olof carrying fnatic since always
2015-11-29 01:04
#44
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
such obvious win the news was pre-written
2015-11-29 01:04
+1
2015-11-29 01:20
ggez
2015-11-29 01:04
So fast writer!
2015-11-29 01:04
ggg
2015-11-29 01:04
fnatic back to winning ways! Swedish Superiority at its best
2015-11-29 01:04
choke izrael
2015-11-29 01:04
#52
Afghanistan HSM- 
n1
2015-11-29 01:04
#53
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Sweden Lindhan 
fast as fuark
2015-11-29 01:04
#56
Brazil nnz 
when olof is on point it's really hard... always thought of him as the best player in the world! he hasn't been so hot lately but this is his power!! GG WP nice one LG and contratz fnatic! Hope to see more of LG! :)
2015-11-29 01:04
Great showing of LG!
2015-11-29 01:24
A Brazilian with actual logic on this site? I can't believe it!
2015-11-29 12:08
#239
Brazil nnz 
there are some of us like that xD
2015-11-29 18:30
#57
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Poland ekedeke 
nV XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2015-11-29 01:04
#58
Panama JJAU 
LG was super drained after 5 maps. Too hard to win inferno again.
2015-11-29 01:04
unfortunate lg :/
2015-11-29 01:04
#61
suNny | 
Finland phoosi 
gg
2015-11-29 01:05
expected
2015-11-29 01:05
pigs won, fuckin no lifers. <3 LG, keep it up :)
2015-11-29 01:05
"fuckin no lifers." ....Seriously?
2015-11-29 05:52
fat, depressed, UGLY :) look LG BOYS
2015-11-30 00:30
Please tell me you're not being serious
2015-11-30 00:32
#64
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Sweden godname 
sweden top 1 again wa sup brasiiils fanboys?
2015-11-29 01:05
GG boys!
2015-11-29 01:05
GG WP
2015-11-29 01:05
#69
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Sweden X-rAy 
congratz fnatic and well played LG, u can see they went down in last two maps, the adrenalin rushes off, they were more tired than fnatic and their hype just dissapeared
2015-11-29 01:05
#70
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Portugal dracø 
This LG lineup will be amazing with more practice time under their belts. GGWP Fnatic, that inferno map was amazing.
2015-11-29 01:05
#72
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Singapore Nephalith 
Return of the kings. GGWP fnatic. Big props to LG for putting on a good show despite getting battered in the opening stage. Great come back, great character.
2015-11-29 01:06
Legacy confirmed same tier as envy
2015-11-29 01:06
gg boys
2015-11-29 01:06
brazillions lifted their mouses high to get this far but fnatic lifts highest!
2015-11-29 01:06
expected fnatic are not the danish chokers.
2015-11-29 01:06
EU > NA Kappa
2015-11-29 01:06
WP LG
2015-11-29 01:06
#83
Germany v1nz 
GG to fnatic
2015-11-29 01:06
expected easy finals
2015-11-29 01:07
lol Liquid>Envy
2015-11-29 01:07
Congratz Fnatic,wp Lg :)
2015-11-29 01:07
RESPECT LG !
2015-11-29 01:07
Gonna sleep good tonight. CHILL BRAZIL
2015-11-29 01:07
i'm proud about lg but kinda pessimist about the future, teams will study them and god knows when they will play another final :(
2015-11-29 01:07
#176
JW | 
Germany JETLECK 
They will dominante the NA Scene. NA Event = EZ win
2015-11-29 02:45
Congrats fnatic! WP LG.
2015-11-29 01:08
LG STILL BEST
2015-11-29 01:08
GG LG <3 Well Played so proud :D
2015-11-29 01:08
It's unfair luminosity had to play right after their semi final. It's like eating salty/hot food and expecting not to get thirsty
2015-11-29 01:08
or you can look at it the other way, they had the momentum from the tsm game coming into the fnatic game all warmed up.
2015-11-29 01:10
It's called a momentum because there is no pause, it is a lapse in time where you feel invigorated. When the semi final was complete, the momentum was done.
2015-11-29 01:21
the confidence remains high going into the next game. You get the point right?
2015-11-29 01:24
I do mate, and I partly agree. But I wanted to complain about something
2015-11-29 01:38
Also, fatigue comes into play, don't forget that. It takes a really big amount of concentration at these stages
2015-11-29 01:50
The team that played their semi final closest to the final almost ALWAYS wins in the end. I've checked the stats on it in majors and I think it was only the other way around once.
2015-11-29 01:27
Interesting, I did not know that. May I have those wonderful stats?
2015-11-29 01:39
#97
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Brazil lcb12 
congratulations LG
2015-11-29 01:08
Check > cheque Cheque = "chaykwee"
2015-11-29 01:08
GG
2015-11-29 01:08
Great play from LG, definitively a top team if they can keep up that level of play. Glad to see Fnatic back on top though.
2015-11-29 01:08
#105
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Brazil gu1d0 
gg fnatic wp lg
2015-11-29 01:09
goooooooooooooood game both teams!
2015-11-29 01:09
gg fnatic great run by LG
2015-11-29 01:09
GG WP!
2015-11-29 01:09
#110
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Brazil hugoooo 
This lineup has huge potential, imagine how good they will be after the bootcamp in next week? Congratulations for them!
2015-11-29 01:09
fnx is good, TACO not so good. Potential? Yes. Reality? No.
2015-11-29 01:41
#184
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Brazil hugoooo 
The reality is that without any training they were able to beat NiP, EnVy and TSM on bo3's. REALITY.
2015-11-29 04:25
I'll bet this is the best they will do.
2015-11-30 07:27
#115
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
Gz to fnatic, bet on them to win it all! Mad respect to LG though, this lineup has some serious potential.
2015-11-29 01:11
gg panowie
2015-11-29 01:12
#119
SPUNJ | 
Sweden JG_1337 
GG
2015-11-29 01:12
Great final! Good game
2015-11-29 01:13
gg wp
2015-11-29 01:17
Best team in the world!
2015-11-29 01:17
Incredible performance by part of LG, they had to be happy. Indeed fnatic proved it they are the best team on earth right now.
2015-11-29 01:18
#225
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France blackhawkiva 
false fnatic have just been the team with more demo of LG to play with :)
2015-11-29 13:31
fnatic new top1 soon back to their old dominance
2015-11-29 01:18
#132
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Greece tzonis 
GG both teams, seems fnatic is back on form and LG showed great teamplay
2015-11-29 01:19
#136
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Brazil Mamute6 
<3 GOLG <3 GOLG <3 GOLG <3 GOLG <3 GOLG <3 GOLG <3
2015-11-29 01:20
looking at the scores, I don't understand how olof's rating is slightly higher than coldzera's? Cold has the better hs% and better KD lel
2015-11-29 01:20
2015-11-29 01:22
thx
2015-11-29 01:25
bigger dick
2015-11-29 01:24
bigger impact in rounds by getting multikills.
2015-11-29 01:26
nice TACO...
2015-11-29 01:32
Wp braziliandos.. Luminosity did all the hard work this event, we stole the 1st place :D gg
2015-11-29 01:37
Fnatic would win anyway. Gods of cs
2015-11-29 19:06
#159
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Brazil stmm 
GJ LG =)
2015-11-29 01:41
LG made an amazing run and nearly won the whole thing. Fnatic where abit to strong this time, but maybe next event LG will win instead. Really impressed that they came back from 16-0 and managed to beat some of the best teams in the world.
2015-11-29 01:42
fnatic #1
2015-11-29 01:46
Congratz boys! More winning will come next year. Keep practicing hard!
2015-11-29 01:49
Great tournament by LG, hopefully they can keep it up and not end up like C9 after their run. Insanely impressed considering the lineup changes, and hopefully TACO controls his nerves more the next LAN.
2015-11-29 01:49
great job by fnatic, they surprised everyone and won against the best team in the world nice upset xdxdxdxdxdxdxdxdxd
2015-11-29 01:49
ok pedro
2015-11-29 02:38
k then kookly staili my frend
2015-11-29 22:22
The Tec-9 Meister rekt the favelas.
2015-11-29 02:34
#172
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
LG surprised everyone tho. Really impressed.
2015-11-29 02:36
#179
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Sweden Kasidro 
Amazing play by lg, big props
2015-11-29 03:39
Wow missed everything today but very impressive run by LG. People always suck foreign teams dick after a bo1 upset or even getting close (i.e. renegades) but this, this is some real impressive shit worthy of praise, add two new players and beat nv/nip/tsm in bo3's damn. If LG won this I'm pretty sure they had one of the hardest runs in a LAN ever, what a story that would've been. Still, BR top 5 confirmed.
2015-11-29 04:12
I'm very Happy for LG, they are really nice guys
2015-11-29 05:32
#195
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Brunei br0ks 
Olof and Cold, amazing players!
2015-11-29 06:37
I seriously have a favourite new team, gotta love those underdoggies... Proud of the CS played here because of this lads <3
2015-11-29 08:11
#197
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France rsi_rise 
gg LG
2015-11-29 08:18
GG LG :)
2015-11-29 08:41
it was an amazing run from LG. really excited to see what they will bring on the table in the future. since they can bootcamp and practise.
2015-11-29 10:02
#204
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Russia xavikz 
olof > than 4 other players from fnatic. Gj olof
2015-11-29 10:03
Luminosity are savages. Fuck me this team wreaked havoc among the best EU teams. Their ultra aggresive style combined with sick aiming skills and good strategy made them almost unstoppable. 2nd place is amazing feat and I'm sure they can be worlds best CSGO team. All their players have inhuman skills (timing, reflexes, aiming). They made EU looks like Gold Novas at some point. Luminosity brought CSGO to the next level of performance. PS. I am wondering how LG's aggersive style affects other teams. Will we see more Quake paced games (at some point I had impression they all played Quake instead of CSGO), or will teams continue to take it "rather" slowly? I would change my style to be more competitive.
2015-11-29 10:21
That aggresive stlye is just so sick, I enjoyed every game they played Moment from Inferno where they just yolo rushed in 5 through smoke on full buy or all those B entries, just wow
2015-11-29 13:51
gg fnatic already back winning
2015-11-29 11:15
#214
Estonia rYm 
TACO noob! -taco +boltz plz
2015-11-29 11:34
I think Coldzera has to be the standout player from this tournament. LG played really well as a team and it was just a few individual mistakes that cost them in the end.
2015-11-29 11:43
+ Luminosity - Fnatic
2015-11-29 12:29
CONGRATULATIONS Fnatic! :)
2015-11-29 13:07
lol envyous
2015-11-29 13:08
fnatic best team in the world, without a doubt. Best team of 2015 <3
2015-11-29 13:30
GJ fnatic, WP Brazil
2015-11-29 15:47
Taco played like a random pug noob whole tournament
2015-11-29 17:24
best csgo team ever GG Fnatic
2015-11-29 20:59
power by vuggo
2015-11-30 10:41
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