G2 beat Luminosity in Leicester
G2 are through to the Upper Bracket final of Group A at the ESL Pro League Finals after moving past Luminosity 16-12 on Train.
Following the surprising opener at the ESL Pro League finals, which saw OpTic Gaming ease past Astralis, action resumed with the other Group A match, pitting Luminosity, riding the wave after winning DreamHack Austin last weekend, and G2 Esports.
Luminosity got out to a quick 8-0 lead in the game as G2 struggled to find a way to break through their opponents' defense. It was only then that the Frenchmen finally managed to get some rounds on the board, powered by Cédric "RpK" Guipouy and Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux, but still the Brazilians sat on a comfortable 11-4 lead at the end of the half.
One more underdog story in Leicester
G2 kept themselves in the game by winning the pistol round and the following anti-eco. Luminosity then went on a kevlar/tec9 buy, but they fell short to G2's MP9s and had to go on another eco. After buying up, Luminosity were finally able to get a round as Terrorist thanks to an A split, but G2 continued grinding out rounds and brought the scoreline to a 12-12 stalemate, forcing Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo to call a timeout.
Despite the pep talk, Luminosity struggled to find the key against G2 as the French team continued in the driving seat, picking up the next four rounds to seal a surprising 16-12 victory.
|G2||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|24 - 19||+5||95.2||1.40|
|23 - 15||+8||89.4||1.33|
|19 - 17||+2||69.7||1.07|
|19 - 20||-1||67.9||0.98|
|17 - 16||+1||60.7||0.93|