Luminosity vs. fnatic preview

The grand final between fnatic and Luminosity starts in less than six hours; here you will find all information on both teams' head-to-head history and the players' and the teams' form.

After not being far from going out in the group stage of IEM Katowice, fnatic have found a way to another grand final over Virtus.pro and Astralis to attempt to make their tournament win streak alive.

In that same group Luminosity only lost one map, to NiP at a point when they had already secured their place in the semi-finals. In another mouth-watering series with their rivals Natus Vincere, the Brazilians came out ahead, stopping Na`Vi's streak at four grand finals in a row.

The teams will meet in the grand final of IEM Katowice at 18:00 and we have put together a preview for the upcoming best-of-five between the two.

Grand final

Sweden fnatic Rating   Brazil Luminosity Rating
Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer 1.29   Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo 1.18
Sweden Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson 1.16   Brazil Marcelo "coldzera" David 1.04
Sweden Robin "flusha" Rönnquist 1.08 vs. Brazil Fernando "fer" Alvarenga 1.23
Sweden Jesper "JW" Wecksell 1.13   Brazil Epitacio "TACO" de Melo 1.06
Sweden Dennis "dennis" Edman 0.94   Brazil Lincoln "fnx" Lau 0.84

* Ratings shown are from IEM Katowice

Head-to-head history

Due to Luminosity's frequent encounters with Natus Vincere, the team doesn't have that much of a history with fnatic. The two faced each other four times in the same lineups, on two best-of-ones and two best-of-threes.

One of those is a 16-0 blowout at FACEIT Stage 3 Finals, Luminosity's first match after swapping two players. The two also met at the same tournament's grand final, and there the story was quite different, as fnatic had to come back from a 0-1 deficit in the series after losing de_train.

SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals followed and once again, the Swedes were able to prevail despite losing the opener (de_mirage that time around) in the semi-finals. The two met in the group stage in Poland as well, and it was the Brazilians to come out on top after a close de_inferno.


flusha seems to enjoy the Luminosity match-up

Their encounters have been filled with de_inferno, as it's one of the best maps of both teams. It is to be expected that de_dust2 won't be in the mix, as it's a map Luminosity simply doesn't play, while the same applies for fnatic and de_mirage.

Interestingly, flusha has been above average in Luminosity encounters, as he and olofmeister have had the biggest impact in the match-up. On the other side we can see coldzera trailing the two aforementioned Swedes closely, but it needs to be pointed out that Luminosity's best player overall hasn't been nearly as impactful as at previous events.

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 104 - 78 +26 22.2 1.25
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 90 - 69 +21 16.3 1.19
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 81 - 64 +17 12.8 1.05
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 83 - 82 +1 17.2 1.01
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 74 - 84 -10 16.7 0.85
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 83 - 84 -1 26.1 1.05
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 87 - 86 +1 15.6 1.00
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 79 - 83 -4 17.1 0.95
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 62 - 91 -29 20.8 0.73
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 65 - 90 -25 14.4 0.72

Best performers at IEM Katowice

So far at this tournament olofmeister has continued his reign over fnatic's course. Apart from two maps, one of which was interestingly against the other grand finalists, out of ten, he hasn't dropped below 1.00 rating.

In fact, he even had three godlike performances throughout the tournament. One of those was in the deciding map in the group stage, against mousesports, where put up a 37-18 score (1.59 rating) in the overtime-worthy battle.

The other two came from each playoffs match: de_train versus Virtus.pro (26-8, 2.12 rating) and the decider against Astralis, de_inferno (28-12, 1.84 rating). His dominance in fnatic is further proved by fnatic's round win rate whenever olofmeister got a kill - 105-30 (78%, highest at the tournament) - as well as when he didn't - 50-73 (41%, lowest in fnatic).

On the other side, group stage was carried by fer, who put up other-worldly performances in each close match in the group stage apart from the meaningless one versus NiP.


FalleN is number one at opening duels win rate at IEM Katowice

When he dropped below 1.00 rating in the Natus Vincere semi-final, FalleN was there to pick up the slack with a stunning 68-39 score (1.49 rating) over the narrow series.

Overall the AWPer had an insane impact on his team's round wins: when had a kill, assist or survived, Luminosity's round score was 107-40 (73% win rate), and when he didn't contribute at all, the same statistic sits at 8-40 (14% win rate).

He is definitely a player to watch out for in the grand final in terms of his ability to open up rounds. So far at IEM Katowice his score in opening duels is 31-9, which amounts to a 78% win rate, the highest at the tournament. 

 

Who will you be rooting for in the upcoming best-of-five grand final between fnatic and Luminosity? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1039
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:
957
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1107
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1025
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#4
Europe selbi 
ez fnc
2016-03-05 13:51
This is easy for my country bye bye sweden
2016-03-05 13:52
are u mad favela?
2016-03-05 13:58
what flag r u?
2016-03-05 13:58
favela flag, stop loving lg they lose soon, fnatic is much strongest than favelas please...
2016-03-05 13:59
i talk to you after i finish banging your mother then i ask her what country she from ok bye
2016-03-05 14:01
be better is not all, sometimes the best team loses!
2016-03-05 16:56
are you implying that LG are better than fnatic? Lg are playing out of their minds and are barely winning VS top teams who isnt playing out of their mind. They barely won VS navi without God GuardiaN
2016-03-05 19:58
mad cus br scene best scene?
2016-03-05 17:24
gr8 b8 m8 I r8 8/8
2016-03-05 15:09
loyal ,we we friendl,y from BRAZIL! <3 we are; we smart LETS BRAZIL!GOOOOOOOO why FCKNG BRAZILLIANS MEME COPY AND PAST THIS
2016-03-05 17:52
loyal ,we we friendl,y from BRAZIL! <3 we are; we smart LETS BRAZIL!GOOOOOOOO
2016-03-05 17:53
How mad are you now?... Not only is your country poor and shitty.. but your shit team just got 3-0'd
2016-03-05 22:11
yeah ,yeah it was so easy.You lost 3-0
2016-03-05 23:01
#136
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Belarus f1NESSEA 
rly, lol
2016-03-06 12:49
1
2016-03-05 13:51
#7
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Norway HazelOrb 
ayy
2016-03-05 13:51
1
2016-03-05 13:51
sa
2016-03-05 13:51
match of the year incoming?
2016-03-05 13:52
1wsat
2016-03-05 13:51
#12
shox | 
Poland dreamShow 
n1
2016-03-05 13:51
#13
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Croatia mds818 
Fnatic got this
2016-03-05 13:52
first
2016-03-05 13:51
d
2016-03-05 13:51
#16
 | 
Macau Hoder 
Hi mom im 16th
2016-03-05 13:51
1
2016-03-05 13:51
lets go
2016-03-05 13:51
gg
2016-03-05 13:51
jh
2016-03-05 13:51
#22
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Brazil mibrzera 
fnx nb
2016-03-05 13:51
Taco not worst?
2016-03-05 13:51
1
2016-03-05 13:52
#25
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Norway Spooderman 
k
2016-03-05 13:52
27th
2016-03-05 13:52
#30
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom Harribo 
Wizard
2016-03-05 13:55
thank mr harrison
2016-03-05 14:11
fnx playing bad this tournament
2016-03-05 13:53
#60
World cods 
true. by far the less effective in the team.
2016-03-05 14:30
#29
Jame | 
Bangladesh NyAn_NeKo 
ez fnatic
2016-03-05 13:54
#31
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Europe L0oked 
This will be good to watch, hope the polish fans will come back today
2016-03-05 13:55
#32
Sweden thof 
it will be a great match up
2016-03-05 13:55
3-2 pls just want a great bo5 series
2016-03-05 13:57
It was fun watching flusha against astralis, the guy had always the perfect timings. :) Go LG!
2016-03-05 13:58
Flusha's perfect timing Kappa
2016-03-05 14:23
hoping that the final deserves a crowd worthy of a final like this. this'll be good
2016-03-05 13:59
#41
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Switzerland pazzo0 
go LG
2016-03-05 14:01
go LG
2016-03-05 14:03
GO LG <3
2016-03-05 14:04
Flusha just launch bot at its gg
2016-03-05 14:15
#50
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United States ferdog 
Woo go LG
2016-03-05 14:20
GO FAVELA Go Lg
2016-03-05 14:23
Lets go&GL LG!!!
2016-03-05 14:24
3-2 Fnatic
2016-03-05 14:24
really hoping that LG will take this one
2016-03-05 14:27
3-1 Lumi.GG
2016-03-05 14:28
izi for olof
2016-03-05 14:31
Come on luminosity!
2016-03-05 14:36
LG!
2016-03-05 14:40
we stupid, we poor, we toxic, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-03-05 14:44
"I am idiot, I am dump, I am retarded...I am from anywhere!!!" - porter~
2016-03-05 15:08
"Dump"???
2016-03-05 15:52
has only one reason to be so hated, BR ARE THE BEST!
2016-03-05 17:01
3-0 fnatic
2016-03-05 14:44
#69
 | 
Brazil feed- 
go favela!
2016-03-05 14:45
#70
 | 
Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
GO Faktic <3
2016-03-05 14:45
#71
France Wyrd 
"After not being far from going out in the group stage of IEM Katowice, fnatic..." What ? They lost only one map to the other finalist and have 2 more wins than the 4th in their group, how does that add up ?
2016-03-05 14:56
I don't really know that group stages system or scores, but don't they get eliminated if they lose to mouz which they almost did?
2016-03-05 15:03
No, if they lost to mouz would be a three-way tie: mouz > fnatic fnatic > na'vi na'vi > mouz All of three with the 4-2 score.
2016-03-05 15:25
#81
France Wyrd 
They should have lost 16-8 to be eliminated. If it was 16-14 or in overtime it would have been navi 2nd and fnatic 3rd. Meant for #75 sry
2016-03-05 15:27
Oh yes, i forgot the round diff, you're right
2016-03-05 15:27
No, round difference wasn't going to be used for that. They would have played overtimes between the 3 tied teams
2016-03-05 15:44
#92
France Wyrd 
Ow ok nvm, I love that idea, i always hated the round difference to rank tied teams, it doesn't mean anything.
2016-03-05 16:20
If they lost to mouz, 2nd/3rd would have been decided between them, Na`Vi and mouz in the mr3 deciders.
2016-03-05 16:54
BO5 = ez fnatic BO3 = 55-45 fnatic
2016-03-05 15:00
3-1 for fnatic
2016-03-05 15:20
#80
France Wyrd 
Fail post.
2016-03-05 15:26
Favela <3
2016-03-05 15:27
eznatic
2016-03-05 15:33
Eyes on flusha's timing ;)
2016-03-05 15:35
Eyes on brazilian skins and tears
2016-03-05 16:24
#96
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
your head on a spike once russian get bombed
2016-03-05 16:43
We are coming for your rich ass Norse, ain't no Odin can save you from glorious Putin-king. We gonn get these treasures and your territory, so Swedes gonna work for Rusky from now on
2016-03-05 16:46
#98
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
its russia against the world you guyes are a disgrace fucking apes you are russia gonna fall
2016-03-05 16:48
Hell no, Norway is not part of EU. Nobody's gonna help you, pal. We got our submarines all over your seas, and you can't do shit about it
2016-03-05 16:49
#122
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
omg oomg omg omg ruski gonna get me when they are poor
2016-03-05 17:30
you ungrateful son of a bitch
2016-03-05 16:29
#87
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Brazil Romarioek 
GO LG
2016-03-05 15:45
#89
Brazil d1k 
Cmon guys, lets make history once again (@eswc 2006) GL!! Vamos!!
2016-03-05 15:58
#90
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Brazil Marcola 
Lets gooo
2016-03-05 16:07
#95
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
flusha gonna toggle when it matters end of story bye bye LG fucking era with fnatic we are living in dem timings inc
2016-03-05 16:43
What is gamesense?
2016-03-05 16:50
this will be the first match i'll be watching the new luminosity play in a grand final (i know they've been in 2 already)
2016-03-05 16:52
This is finals is gonna go down in history as one of the best ever
2016-03-05 16:54
Pita the coach of CLG had a dream that LG won IEM before the event started, would be fun to see it happen as he also predicted something else previously in a dream too.
2016-03-05 16:55
why no bo 13 ? so fnatic could win 7-1
2016-03-05 16:57
#GoLG
2016-03-05 16:58
#112
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
All depends on the maps. cobble: LG > fnatic overpass: LG > fnatic inferno: ??? cache: ??? train: fnatic > LG This is assuming nothing strange happens with the bans.
2016-03-05 17:02
Train : Fnatic? No Kappa?
2016-03-05 17:12
What is the second ratings table? why is it different from the first?
2016-03-05 17:04
1st one: overall rating at Katowice. 2nd one: overall rating of all head-2-head matches
2016-03-05 17:36
#114
KRIMZ | 
Germany Mortak 
Fnatic doesn't play mirage? wut?
2016-03-05 17:04
LG got this!
2016-03-05 17:16
#117
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Russia razorVJ 
Ez money for fnatic.
2016-03-05 17:20
ez win for sweden once again
2016-03-05 17:26
Should be. But lets see what LG boys can do! Expecting 3-1 fnatic. Lets hope for a 3-2 with close maps
2016-03-05 17:51
#128
fnx | 
Norway Trypticon 
Best toggle will win as always. *boring*
2016-03-05 17:54
fuck! horrible introduction is doing that guy! cah!
2016-03-05 18:10
LG izi katka
2016-03-05 19:03
There's a bug, it says TACO is rated above 1.00.
2016-03-06 02:47
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