Luminosity to semi-finals over VP

Luminosity emerged victorious in Columbus, beating Virtus.pro 2-1 despite losing the first map as they advanced to the semi-finals (17-19 on de_cache, 16-10 on de_cbble, 16-11 on de_overpass).

The last quarter-final at MLG Columbus 2016 was between Luminosity and Virtus.pro. The Brazilians topped Group A as they beat mousesports and NiP while the struggling Polish side beat G2 2-1 in the decider match to keep their Legend status intact.

The first map was de_cache which was picked by Virtus.pro as Luminosity chose to start on the CT-side. The Brazilian team got three opening kills but Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas & Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski secured the round despite a 2v5 disadvantage. Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski & Snax combined for entry kills on the A-site in the first weapon round to put their team 4-0 ahead.

Luminosity started to win rounds but Virtus.pro made it expensive by getting kills and bomb-plants (5-2). This came back to bite Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo & co. as Virtus.pro extended their lead to 8-2 and Luminosity called for a timeout. The Brazilians grabbed three rounds in a row but TaZ & Snax stepped up once again, clutching another 2v5. The Poles ended the half 10-5 ahead.

Luminosity planted the bomb on the B-site as it was 5v5 to start the second half and did not let Virtus.pro retake as Fernando "fer" Alvarenga had a triple-kill. Despite losing the first weapon round, Luminosity answered with three of their own and tied the game at 11-11.


coldzera was consistent on all three maps

The timeout came from Virtus.pro as Luminosity took the lead but TaZ & co. were not able to stop the Brazilians' momentum. The solid tactical T-side approach of Luminosity earned them four map points (15-11). The Polish veterans came alive when the map was on the line to take it to overtime as they got four consecutive rounds.

A very late execution on the A-site worked for Luminosity and they earned picked up the first round of the overtime. A three man hold by Virtus.pro towards middle paid off, tying the game at 16-16. Virtus.pro managed to come on top of a 2v2 to finish the first half of overtime 17-16 ahead. Virtus.pro were victorious in the end, finishing the match 19-17 and securing their own map pick.

FalleN got two opening kills to kick off his team's map pick, de_cbble, as they went on to win the anti-ecos (3-0). Virtus.pro decided to push the B-site but were unsuccessful, trailing 0-4. Double entry by Snax helped the Poles get their first round but they got reset as they lost the following round.

Virtus.pro saw enough and called for a timeout after Luminosity lead 9-1. The Poles lost the subsequent round but VP answered with a 2v5 eco round victory thanks to Paweł "byali" Bieliński's quad-kill. At halftime, the score was 11-4 in favor of FalleN & company.


pashaBiceps struggled on the second map

Despite losing the pistol round, Virtus.pro initiated a comeback attempt and Snax's 1v2, which brought the score to 12-10, caused Luminosity to take a timeout. It paid off for the Brazilians and they immediately won three rounds to acquire five match points and they finished it off with a 16-10 scoreline.

To decide it all, we went to de_overpass where pashaBiceps picked up a triple-kill in the pistol round as Virtus.pro started on a good note. Luminosity, undaunted, made the force buy work and took the lead (3-1). The Poles won two rounds and tied it but Luminosity took the lead once again to make it 4-3. Virtus.pro decided to force buy in the eighth round which did not work out for them. Luminosity led 12-3 at halftime break.

Luminosity's pistol round victory was countered by Virtus.pro who won the second round of the first half and went on to get their 6th round. The Brazilians picked up another weapon round to make it 14-6 but the Poles answered right back thanks to Snax's double entry (14-7). Just like on the second map, the Polish team made a comeback effort and reached to double digits with Filip "NEO" Kubski wreaking havoc with his AWP.

Epitacio "TACO" de Melo's triple kill gave the Brazilians four match points and Luminosity won it 16-11.

Matchpage
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 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 73 - 53 +20 83.7 1.25
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 67 - 53 +14 82.1 1.14
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 61 - 71 -10 82.0 1.07
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 61 - 58 +3 70.4 1.06
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 54 - 58 -4 70.8 0.98
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 67 - 62 +5 80.3 1.11
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 61 - 67 -6 86.2 1.09
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 54 - 59 -5 67.4 0.99
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 55 - 58 -3 64.0 0.89
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 56 - 70 -14 69.8 0.87

Luminosity will play their semi-final against Liquid later today while Virtus.pro will place 5th-8th place, exiting the tournament.

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
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
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
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
ELOSSA | 
Turkey paviz0 
12312
2016-04-02 20:21
stronger team moves on, VP gave a decent fight but they would've made for a pretty poor final if they had beat liquid
2016-04-02 20:23
#55
World B-eZ 
LG so lucky, that second round on overpass. How the fuck this nade didnt kill terro and then he killed byali on flash with 1hp. More luck than expected.
2016-04-02 20:26
#69
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Hungary Shaperz 
game is broken, that failure of the game costed vp 3 fucking rounds!! FUCK YOU GABEN !!!!!!!!!!!
2016-04-02 20:29
yep vp would probably had won the map if it wasn't for that shitty round
2016-04-02 20:30
#86
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Brazil R_ananias 
whine more please
2016-04-02 20:37
#132
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Shut up Brazilian Bully
2016-04-02 23:03
if you see how VP was playing since last year, i think they played beyond 'decent'. they put a hell of a fight for LG.. happy to see that they are getting back on track =)
2016-04-02 20:27
#105
Petra | 
Netherlands taorus 
i agree. GG WP both teams
2016-04-02 20:50
#147
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Poland dijef 
VP is super strong on finals except few against fnatic. VP lost games this tournament and few other because they play old ecos strategy. They should focus on killling as many players as possible instead of winning round with them dying with no kills. Because they dont do much economy damage other teams rolling and 1-2 rounds won dont break opponents economy. Which happens to VP a lot..
2016-04-03 17:06
xddd
2016-04-02 20:21
WELL PLAYED VP!
2016-04-02 20:24
1
2016-04-02 20:21
good game by LG
2016-04-02 20:21
VP played really well, if they can bring their CT sides back up to par then they'll be a top contender for sure.
2016-04-02 20:21
#7
Jesus | 
Czech Republic Jurys 
whole new champion PogChamp
2016-04-02 20:22
NMICE
2016-04-02 20:22
Lg good
2016-04-02 20:22
#10
FalleN | 
Russia bRAZILR 
GG LUMI
2016-04-02 20:22
1
2016-04-02 20:22
GG
2016-04-02 20:23
EEZ
2016-04-02 20:22
WP VP
2016-04-02 20:22
expected
2016-04-02 20:22
totally undeserved for lg way too much luck for them GO LIQUID
2016-04-02 20:23
#54
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Thailand KillerBee157 
nt lg hater
2016-04-02 20:26
#75
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Hungary Shaperz 
taco survive every 2nd round with 1 hp... yeah right, ok gaben
2016-04-02 20:30
#99
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France FlakeFag 
Good thing each player starts with 100 life, and not with 99.
2016-04-02 20:41
come one, show us your real flag
2016-04-02 20:38
expected
2016-04-02 20:23
we smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-04-02 20:23
expected
2016-04-02 20:23
NEO GOD, PASHA BOT
2016-04-02 20:23
ez
2016-04-02 20:23
#25
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Lg to win the major.
2016-04-02 20:23
Liquid is not gonna be easy
2016-04-02 21:01
Navi>LG sorry bro
2016-04-02 22:58
#26
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United States AshKetchum 
Yes they finnaly did it proud of my boys!!!
2016-04-02 20:23
Inb4 favelas go nuts
2016-04-02 20:23
lol hltv getting ddos'd from the traffic
2016-04-02 20:23
VACO CARRY THE FAVELAS
2016-04-02 20:23
Good show by taco last map
2016-04-02 20:23
Expected
2016-04-02 20:23
#32
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Hungary FHarbor 
noice
2016-04-02 20:24
ez 4 ence
2016-04-02 20:24
#34
NEO | 
Poland differ 
WP LG, gl in semis
2016-04-02 20:24
#80
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France kennySsSsS 
+1
2016-04-02 20:33
anyway nice try VP
2016-04-02 20:24
Ez 4 LG against Liquid
2016-04-02 20:24
Dont underestimate, LG never won a LAN match against liquid and they tend to aways choke against them ;) Its not gonna be easy
2016-04-02 21:03
EZ AGAINST LIQUID :v
2016-04-02 23:27
That was nothing ez about that match ;^)
2016-04-03 04:43
VP played good, nt.
2016-04-02 20:24
#38
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
VP is the real champion of the hearts.
2016-04-02 20:24
great game I wish LG can win now this major and btw. TACO is amazing... so many impact kills, especially in those last rounds
2016-04-02 20:24
he goes unnoticed by the majority of people who see stats and judge players, but TACO really has been so solid for Luminosity as he has played more and more.
2016-04-02 20:25
+1 so many impact kills who made lg win and a lot of DMG players saying he is bad because is bottom-fragging
2016-04-02 20:37
#57
felps | 
Brazil Fr4m3 
he also was the first killed by NEO 3~4 times in a row.. B side was too ez for VP
2016-04-02 20:26
In his defense, Neo was playing out of his mind
2016-04-02 23:15
#40
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Argentina YH!one 
LET'S GO LUMINOSITY THIS MAJOR IS YOURS <3
2016-04-02 20:24
Finals: LG x Na'Vi, the best rivalry of 2016
2016-04-02 20:24
#42
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Brazil Nobuga 
expected
2016-04-02 20:24
ALL SUPPORT LIQUID PLZ! MONKEYS GO TO HOME
2016-04-02 20:24
U f0kn mad m8?
2016-04-02 21:05
easiest major ever
2016-04-02 20:24
#45
Sweden ald; 
respect
2016-04-02 20:25
#46
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
<3 i love you my country, i love u so much! we smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-04-02 20:25
LG champion is real
2016-04-02 20:25
#48
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India transformer 
VP made LG to sweat to earn this victory, everyone thought it will be a cakewalk for LG. Seeing now LG performance for sure Liquid will be pumped up.
2016-04-02 20:25
NA crowd is amazing
2016-04-02 20:25
#51
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Poland trancemeister 
Detriment. :( Bravo Virtus.Pro for fighting. I congratulate Brazil because they have a great team with 2 legends cs 1.6 (fnx , FalleN vs. Neo and TaZ) I hope they win tournament,they deserve it. C'mon Brazileiro ! Ty USA for support. <3 gg wp both teams.
2016-04-02 20:26
+1 good game, VP played amazingly.
2016-04-02 20:27
it was a great match, i almost had a heart attack. Is not for nothing that FalleN said VP was the hardest team to play against
2016-04-02 20:31
#90
Dosia | 
Brazil pacmanbr 
GG WP, it's good to see VP playing good again. It's my favorite team after LG because these guys are old-schools warriors. TaZ and Neo are legends ingame and very polite nice guys IRL. Bravo Virtus.Pro!
2016-04-02 20:38
#96
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Poland trancemeister 
Thanks my friend :) I wish Brazil victory because you have a super team. You can do it guys! mibr & LG = top level.
2016-04-02 20:41
#52
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Brazil AFTt 
WP VP <3
2016-04-02 20:26
#53
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Bahrain CRY_A_RIVER 
nt VP Great game!
2016-04-02 20:26
VP made bad mistakes for example losing 2nd round after winning pistols. If not this im sure they would have win atleast 6 rounds on ct.
2016-04-02 20:26
Who did expect this performance from "Virtus Slump Pro" They managed a fight and with the luck LG has VP could probably do it! VP had not the luck that LG had! You also do need luck in this game. Still congratulation tho. LG can go to the Final WOW!
2016-04-02 20:28
"Your mistake is thinking you are at home. You're far away to home. HERE IS BRAZILLLLLLLL" HU3HU3HU3BRBRBR
2016-04-02 20:27
#61
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Very good game, gg to LG. Seems like VP is back tho :) Still, it looks like it's time to shine for Na'Vi.
2016-04-02 20:27
#62
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Brazil Nukedzera 
Love VP, they play nice but LG was ready 4 this
2016-04-02 20:27
NT VP GO LG LG LG LG LG LG GO LG LG
2016-04-02 20:27
#64
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Germany bartooo 
Im feeling sad because of Neo... my favourite player since 1.6, the player of the decade 2000-2010. I saw the old Neo in this match. VP played very good, they are coming back and i hope that they will be able to win next tournaments.
2016-04-02 20:27
#85
xeta | 
Korea minixeta 
i saw a lot of oldschool plays, neo entry fragging with awp was insane.
2016-04-02 20:37
#66
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Brazil mvieira5 
O PAAASHA VAI ME MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR O PAAASHA VAI ME MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR O PAAASHA VAI ME MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR O PAAASHA VAI ME MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR O PAAASHA VAI ME MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR O PAAASHA VAI ME MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR
2016-04-02 20:28
faveladinho
2016-04-02 20:49
#67
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Poland trancemeister 
I really like LG and wish them victory! :)
2016-04-02 20:28
#68
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Brazil bvkzin 
Amazing game Cache was unreal Wp VP, glad to see u so strong <3polandbrothers
2016-04-02 20:28
#82
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Poland trancemeister 
<3 Good luck my friend!
2016-04-02 20:34
#97
Dosia | 
Brazil pacmanbr 
+1
2016-04-02 20:41
Nice battle VP!
2016-04-02 20:29
#72
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Brazil rFM 
where the bananas in the desk of VP ? cry a river now racist.
2016-04-02 20:30
#74
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Turkey powergs 
VP just lost this map for stupid plays i mean they forced 2much and in cobble for example they were 4v2 then 1 player left a lot of times then no money ggwp etc. AND PASHA OMFG HE HAVE AIM AND SKILL BUT NO BRAIN LOOKS LIKE IDK WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THIS GUY PLS JUST STOP YOUR TWITCHES OR -PASHA
2016-04-02 20:30
He has a family also a child to take care. And he ain't stream so much
2016-04-02 21:07
#76
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Germany bartooo 
I think that even though VP lost this match, they won the hearts of many CS fans all over the world.
2016-04-02 20:31
too ez against virtus.bot
2016-04-02 20:32
#141
Poland MJP 
:) im not commenting a lot here as ppl behave like kids. But i love you post , you fighting with you self. You make anger win against you. Know one is angry , as VP done hell of a good job. A bit of luck more and game can go different way. LG did wp. And you my frend haha fantastic comment.
2016-04-03 00:15
5/5 london
2016-04-03 00:16
VP played very good GG
2016-04-02 20:33
is coldzera human?
2016-04-02 20:33
cold back at it again GG
2016-04-02 20:36
nice try virtus, now kick pasha
2016-04-02 20:36
#87
allu | 
North America hesh 
pasha was top fragging on overpass
2016-04-02 20:37
did you saw most of his kills? What matters is how impactant were his kills
2016-04-02 20:39
#138
allu | 
North America hesh 
snax did worse...no one needs to be kicked they're improving
2016-04-02 23:24
i didn't said they need to kick pasha. Actually I don't think they should kick him, just saying you can't say he was carryng vp on overpass because of the scoreboard.
2016-04-02 23:42
Can I get 25 replies? :D
2016-04-02 20:38
VP is so shitty. if u make those mistakes against teams like G2 u can still win but when u actually do those mistakes against a top 5 team then u are dead for sure
2016-04-02 20:39
How to shut an entire stadium 101, nicely do LG.
2016-04-02 20:40
I hope that this tournament could be the end of Virtus.Slump, they finally showed some great cs. And I hope that we lost to a MLG Major Champions, GO LG <3
2016-04-02 20:43
Can't wait to see them at Malmo!
2016-04-02 21:47
Luminosity = campers. How to play like Luminosity: Run down clock to 20 seconds then fully rush.
2016-04-02 20:46
Its not like this on everymap... And believe, they are reallyng savin strats
2016-04-02 20:48
Saving strats in a major quarter finals?????????????????????????? Next level of authism right here
2016-04-02 21:07
You know nothing about cs, stfu.
2016-04-02 22:47
Ofc mr ynk
2016-04-02 23:06
#126
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United States LilUziVert 
2016 and people still bitch about camping lmfao its called being a "smart" player ffs
2016-04-02 22:14
expected. USA can't live without monkeys and idiots like trump.
2016-04-02 20:47
WP VP
2016-04-02 20:52
faggots
2016-04-02 20:55
i'm calling LG as champion
2016-04-02 20:59
LG was kinda lucky to get overpass instead of mirage/train as last map imo
2016-04-02 21:03
One of the best matches I've seen on MLG, DH Malmö will be amazing too. I think that prize pool should be more than 250k $.
2016-04-02 21:04
#114
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
let's go LG <3 and gg vp
2016-04-02 21:04
-14 , always 4 vs. 5 :( :( :(
2016-04-02 21:10
I'm very happy for VP. They lost in details and some lesser mistakes that a Team outside of the top 5 wouldn't have been able to exploit. Excepting Fernando "MP9" Alvarenga, LG was no pushover
2016-04-02 21:14
"Luminosity's pistol round victory was countered by Virtus.pro who won the second round of the first half and went on to get their 6th round." second* half, not first
2016-04-02 21:31
GO <3
2016-04-02 21:50
YEEEEA
2016-04-02 22:00
#127
rain | 
Saudi Arabia notsure 
Turnament players statistisc: coldzera +39 fnx +38 Edward +34 device +32 seized +32 ... botceps -13
2016-04-02 22:27
#129
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Brazil godinh0 
#GOLG!
2016-04-02 22:56
#133
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Brazil ZACKK_SP 
we smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-04-02 23:04
- bot pasha No impact kills, just on eco or behind while forces
2016-04-02 23:14
expected
2016-04-02 23:19
ok
2016-04-03 02:31
Anus pogorelski
2016-04-03 06:48
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