Luminosity eliminate Astralis

stich
May 12th, 2016 01:12

Luminosity eliminate Astralis from the $512,000 ESL Pro League Season 3 finals following a 2-1 victory in the Group A elimination match (9-16 on Dust2, 16-12 on Overpass, and 16-13 on Train).

An elimination match that practically no-one would have foreseen was the final game of the first day of the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals, as two elite level teams in the form of Luminosity (#1 ranked in the world) and Astralis (#4 ranked) played a best-of-three series to determine who would go home early in 7-8th place.

The first map kicked off on Dust2 and it was the Danes who got an early lead in the game by securing both the first pistolround (in which they only lost one player) and the first gunround of the game, and thus moved all the way to a 5-0 score early on.

Luminosity broke out the CT-side stratbook and began to play patient and coordinated defensive set-ups and answered back with four rounds of their own. The two teams dueled out the rest of the first half in tit-for-tat fashion, with the Brazilian side finishing up 8-7 and looking to kick off a T-side on the second half.

Although Luminosity managed to enter the bombsite and plant with a five-versus-three advantage on the second pistolround, it was actually Astralis who somehow clinched the retake and equalised the score.


Luminosity played Astralis to a tense three map series

With Nicolai "device" Reedtz on a tear with the AWP for his team, the Danes continued to acrrue rounds for their side and deny Luminosity's attempt to enter sites, although Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo did pick up an ace on the 21st round to give Luminosity their ninth round on the board. Ultimately however, it was the Danish team who simply played better defense and sealed the map 16-9.

The teams moved on to Overpass, where Luminosity started on their T-side and promptly took the pistolround and won both anti-ecos. A heroic 3K hold from Finn "karrigan" Andersen on the first gunround put the Danes on the board as well and they were ultimately able to equalise the score.

Luminosity utilised the AK entry power of Lincoln "fnx" Lau to take the seventh round but Astralis then answered right back and it was off of this round that the Danes established some economic control and moved as far forward as 9-4 before Marcelo "coldzera" David and Fernando "fer" Alvarenga chipped in to close the half out with a 9-6 score.

Luminosity yet again had no trouble securing a pistolround, this time on their CT-side, and the score stood at 9-9 after two anti-ecos; the first gunround then went the way of Astralis to move the Danes ahead yet again with a 10-9 score.

The next round saw FalleN in a one-versus-two sticking a defuse behind a smoke on the B bombsite which gave Luminosity a much needed round.


Astralis looked ready to run away with the series at multiple times

The game then entered manic mode as Astralis won a force buy powered by tec9 entries, and then Luminosity won a force buy to further shake up the economy of both teams, and after two successive rounds went the Brazilians way, Astralis won a force buy again to keep the score close at 13-12 for Luminosity.

That was all she wrote for the Danish team however as FalleN and his team finally buckled down and closed out the remaining three rounds (a showcase that Liquid could well learn from) to take the second map 16-12.

With the final battleground being Train, Astralis commenced their CT-side by winning a three-versus-three retake and claiming the first pistolround and the next two anti-ecos. FalleN then won an unlikely one-versus-two with the Scout on the first gunround to put Luminosity on the board.

Although the Brazilians moved as far forward as a 5-4 advantage in the first half, René "cajunb" Borg and device worked in tandem to give Astralis a string of rounds that ultimately saw the half end in 9-6 in favour of the Danish side.

FalleN and the rest of Luminosity seized the second pistolround and the first gunround of the second half and looked ready to run away with a map win, until a AWP 4K by device on the 21st round suddenly reinvigorated the Danish team and allowed them to fight ahead to a 12-11 lead.

The next few rounds however went the way of Luminosity, including a three-versus-five retake and an overall strong commitment to avoid error-prone play fron the Brazilians, and Luminosity thus emerged victorious 16-13 and thus avoided elimination.

Matchpage
1
2
11th May 2016
16
Dust2
9
12
Overpass
16
13
Train
16

 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 61 - 45 +16 79.4 1.25
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 62 - 57 +5 81.0 1.14
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 50 - 61 -11 82.1 0.96
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 55 - 60 -5 71.8 0.94
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 47 - 65 -18 53.4 0.75
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 81 - 50 +31 99.5 1.48
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 52 - 60 -8 80.0 1.05
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 53 - 54 -1 72.3 1.02
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 57 - 58 -1 71.5 0.99
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 45 - 55 -10 62.9 0.90

Tomorrow is the second day of the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals and it will be reserved for three best-of-three games: the Group B elimination match and the two remaining decider matches to determine the final two teams moving on to the semifinals of the event.

There will be no games taking place on Friday as teams and crew move from ESL's studio in Leicester to the Indigo at the O2 venue in London.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
944
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1261
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
483
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1370
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
 | 
Canada LongBaguette 
ez
2016-05-12 01:12
EZ ASTRALIS FREGUES
2016-05-12 01:13
#72
 | 
Netherlands HetIsPatat 
device +31 holy moly
2016-05-12 01:18
karrigan is not bottom fragging wtf holy moly
2016-05-12 01:27
4th best in the series with 80ADR
2016-05-12 01:29
Brand new cs go rou/lette ninjackpot.com go profile and to get free $ use this c/ode: s1mple
2016-05-12 18:28
EleGiggle
2016-05-12 01:13
#41
 | 
Poland camarpl 
this game was better than the final is going to be, you heard it here
2016-05-12 01:14
Agreed
2016-05-12 01:35
#145
 | 
Portugal kallihan 
for sure
2016-05-12 04:56
#44
Europe awt 
dev1ce 1.41 rating. he seems fit awper role
2016-05-12 01:13
I've been saying all time: dev1ce gotta play as fixed awper.
2016-05-12 01:33
EZ
2016-05-12 01:12
#45
 | 
United States mmotorcycle 
god device no chanz
2016-05-12 01:13
#3
Mexico hu5h 
Well played LG <3
2016-05-12 01:13
repeat with me stich We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we MAJOR champions, we CEVO champions, we DH AUSTIN champions, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-05-12 01:14
Enough for a joke team. :)
2016-05-12 01:20
LELELELELELEL
2016-05-12 03:23
lg won major,not you stupid monkey ts won CEVO, not you stupid monkey lg won dh austin,not you stupid monkey
2016-05-12 09:07
#160
 | 
United States CheeseHead 
We smart, we loyal, we MAJOR champions, we CEVO champions, we DH AUSTIN champions, we are ENCE electronic eSports organization from the Finnish country, the Republic of Finland!!!! EZ 4 ENCE
2016-05-12 13:10
4th... best i ever came
2016-05-12 01:13
Believe in yourself man
2016-05-12 01:13
next time i get 3rd !!
2016-05-12 01:16
#5
Canada LuoL1 
Chokelistras at its finest
2016-05-12 01:13
how is losing to the major champions and the number 1 ranked team a choke?
2016-05-12 22:05
idk man, maybe every player except Device didn't perform the way they're supposed to be at all? or they won only 3 round on T side in overpass? Or they lost so many clutches in Train? Maybe you're right. Maybe they're simply trash.
2016-05-12 23:58
not trash, but people keep expect them to win and when they dont they say they choked.. they arent as good as people think. they can be, they have the potential but they arent atm.
2016-05-13 18:32
1
2016-05-12 01:12
#7
 | 
Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
g
2016-05-12 01:12
#8
 | 
Germany jonezz 
1
2016-05-12 01:12
Damn, I rooted for the Danes! Oh well GGWP!
2016-05-12 01:13
#10
chelo | 
Denmark dEEEzyyy 
34
2016-05-12 01:12
xD
2016-05-12 01:12
1
2016-05-12 01:12
1st
2016-05-12 01:12
e
2016-05-12 01:12
gg
2016-05-12 01:12
#17
 | 
Europe SimonRed 
n1
2016-05-12 01:12
and sports is real sports, cause it's called sports idiot.
2016-05-12 01:13
ez
2016-05-12 01:12
co
2016-05-12 01:12
ez lg 13 memo
2016-05-12 01:12
1
2016-05-12 01:12
LUCKY
2016-05-12 01:13
#24
 | 
Europe Scottxaxa 
1sr
2016-05-12 01:12
Ez
2016-05-12 01:13
NICE GOLG
2016-05-12 01:13
#27
Brazil Dgk! 
hjkhkjch
2016-05-12 01:13
ggwp danes
2016-05-12 01:13
Woooo!
2016-05-12 01:13
#31
 | 
Brazil jny13 
LG CHAMPIONS ESL!!
2016-05-12 01:13
1% chance shots happening too often, Brasil :)
2016-05-12 01:13
#33
 | 
Brazil ElianBR 
ez
2016-05-12 01:13
GO BRAZILLLLLL!
2016-05-12 01:13
#35
oskar | 
Brazil soloprr 
GO LG PORRA
2016-05-12 01:13
#36
 | 
Bangladesh Ev1l Japan 
device nice skillz
2016-05-12 01:13
2-1* Victory
2016-05-12 01:13
Device is a beast, fuck!
2016-05-12 01:13
vac them all
2016-05-12 01:13
Gotta catch'em all
2016-05-12 01:35
#42
 | 
Colombia br0k0 
go brazil
2016-05-12 01:13
#43
 | 
France StickyRice 
Device : one man army.
2016-05-12 01:13
#46
shox | 
North America HackLMAO 
n1 devve
2016-05-12 01:13
#47
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
That was a good match.
2016-05-12 01:13
Astralis not in semifinals :(
2016-05-12 01:14
#50
 | 
Brazil rickz1996 
device god wp
2016-05-12 01:14
Bo1 are stupid, Neither Astralis or LG should of been playing this match, this is a semi finals/final match.
2016-05-12 01:14
well, if they both won their first game (bo1) they would have faced of anyways.
2016-05-12 01:23
Yes but in semi finals.
2016-05-12 01:25
They just rushed the game, you'd see this in semis.
2016-05-12 01:37
But the loser would have another chance
2016-05-12 01:47
#83
Canada oxyx 
+1
2016-05-12 01:23
poor device
2016-05-12 01:14
i feel bad for device. he was a monster
2016-05-12 01:14
Device played out of his mind, congratz on that, but the retakes from LG were just on point, perfect team work.
2016-05-12 01:14
#66
JW | 
Finland Ilucs 
Exactly. I just cant see LG not win this tournament. Fallen is just out of this world.
2016-05-12 01:17
NiP to rekt them
2016-05-12 01:26
#100
 | 
Brazil wAc 
nip is playing better atm
2016-05-12 01:35
lolwat
2016-05-12 10:22
Holy shit device was carrying so hard
2016-05-12 01:14
fallen is a god, thanks fln
2016-05-12 01:14
really good game
2016-05-12 01:14
device +31 his team is so heavy
2016-05-12 01:14
I hope NIP kick this favelas
2016-05-12 01:14
GODDEV1CE
2016-05-12 01:15
astralis fans think they could win 4Head
2016-05-12 01:16
#65
 | 
Brazil coachdag3x 
device showing that he is the best awper right now
2016-05-12 01:16
No man, no..
2016-05-12 01:40
- xypex +kjaerbye -taco +felps
2016-05-12 01:17
stfu retard
2016-05-12 01:17
+1
2016-05-12 01:21
agree...
2016-05-12 01:25
taco lock down that b site on ct, Fer played so bad though.
2016-05-12 01:37
Yes ir closed but he is very insconsistent.. For pro level..
2016-05-12 02:25
He was great at iem katowice, mlg columbus and dh austin, everybody but cold got shit on at malmö. Let's wait the tournament end to judge him, also they were really jetlagged(although it's not a excuse ofc).
2016-05-12 02:27
Taco is a good bet, he's young and evolving really well. You'll see.
2016-05-12 04:07
WP device This match was so good, incredible and unbelieveble rounds for both the teams.
2016-05-12 01:17
what is it with device? he only performs well when they lose...
2016-05-12 01:17
No, he performs consistently - so when they lose he's always the only player not getting smashed, and when they win he's still posting the same good numbers as he always has been.
2016-05-12 01:25
no. when they win against real top, top teams he's almost never doing well. especially in playoffs or important series. he does well when he's free to get exit frags and easy trade frags because his teammates failed to finish off enemies, leading to easy clean ups for him since he's a pussy, always going in last.
2016-05-12 01:44
If you were talking early last year? Sure. Device isn't the choking problem in Astralis anymore, let it go.
2016-05-12 01:45
where in my post did i indicate he is in any way the choking problem? what i'm describing are the fundamentals of his play style, regardless of choking or not. he always plays that passively.
2016-05-12 01:47
that's not true. since he plays full-time awp he is !more! passive maybe but he always was and still is an aggressive player. ur beloved flusha once said on stream that u can always count on device pushing
2016-05-12 02:14
In your post, you basically say that he goes missing in big series (AKA chokes), that's not a playstyle issue at all. If your point is that you have issue with his playstyle then you and i must be watching very different versions of device.
2016-05-12 05:18
+1 what I meant but just too lazy to write it
2016-05-12 01:53
#73
 | 
Brazil SuperAfim 
Ez for Brazil
2016-05-12 01:18
#74
Dosia | 
Brazil pacmanbr 
gg wp
2016-05-12 01:18
device is god +31 wtf Unfortunately his team is shit gg wp lg
2016-05-12 01:19
Device in elo hell...
2016-05-12 01:20
#79
 | 
Brazil rFM 
we are back boys wp
2016-05-12 01:21
#80
 | 
Brazil abused1 
AQUI É BRASIL COROLHO!!
2016-05-12 01:23
Eliminated the danes with cheats it should say!
2016-05-12 01:23
Karma is a bi*ch. Astralis thought they could take the easy way by giving the game to Optic with hope that they would face G2 but karma hit them in the face and now their going home. That's what happens when you fack over the betters!
2016-05-12 01:23
lmao. write more, dude.
2016-05-12 01:26
#FanLogic
2016-05-12 01:35
#danishlogic
2016-05-12 01:42
It doesn't make sense, because if Astralis wins and LOSE to LG on the winners they would have another chance against G2 for example. While losing they could get eliminated, and would have to face LG or G2 anyway
2016-05-12 01:45
that was god tier cs, really stupid the way the tournament system works atm, this just shows how random bo1s are, LG and Astralis would never lose to G2 and OpTic playing three maps, congratz Luminosity!
2016-05-12 01:28
+1
2016-05-12 01:35
poor device, i feel bad for him, good luck next time.
2016-05-12 01:28
Astralis out in groups two tournaments in a row, fnatic not T1 anymore, favelas losing to low tier baguettes. What the fuck is happening
2016-05-12 01:29
ITS ALL BECAUSE OF COMUNISM
2016-05-12 01:43
After Tyloo played LG, csgo is random asf
2016-05-12 01:47
Not really, TyLoo is a very strong team. Probably gonna qualify for the major and we will have top tier stickers
2016-05-12 01:49
+1. Imagine if they move to NA just like fallen & cia did.
2016-05-12 05:10
#95
f0rest | 
Sweden wick1 
Expected
2016-05-12 01:33
#97
 | 
Brazil HunterSk 
81/50 O.o
2016-05-12 01:34
Device.. What a performance he did.
2016-05-12 01:36
#104
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Sorry Astralis, we are better today... again... thank you for the hard work against us! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-05-12 01:37
"We smart".... Oh the irony
2016-05-12 04:29
where are you in g2 match?
2016-05-12 04:52
-xyp9x +kjaerbye -xyp9x +friis GG LG! Vai BR caralhoooo
2016-05-12 01:38
Ehhh not really. XyP9x has been playing really good recently. I would say -Karrigan +Kjarbye -Cajunb +aizy/Rubino
2016-05-12 01:51
How anyone can be a fan of these Danes is beyond me.
2016-05-12 01:41
#123
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
a fnatic fan saying that is beyond me
2016-05-12 01:54
top kek
2016-05-12 02:45
#114
 | 
Canada AnsonCheese 
team device
2016-05-12 01:44
gzuz what a beast was device in this BO3
2016-05-12 01:55
Device is a monster omfg
2016-05-12 02:37
EZ
2016-05-12 02:41
Wow those retakes from LG! Perfect teamplay
2016-05-12 03:26
#137
 | 
Brazil woody77 
FalleN is the best sniper and IGL in the world atm easy top5 player monster
2016-05-12 03:49
#138
 | 
Denmark FeNoM_XD 
Astralis, how the fuck? How can you lose to the team like LG?
2016-05-12 03:57
See: HLTV RANKING The answer is there
2016-05-12 04:30
#148
 | 
Thailand KillerBee157 
If never win?
2016-05-12 05:39
device +31 and 100 adr and they lose
2016-05-12 04:53
WOOOOW GO BRAZIL WE ARE SMART WE ARE LOYAL WE ARE FRIENDLY WE ARE FROM BRAZIL <3 GOOD ON YOU FER KICKING THERE ASSES THEY deserved it their so shit at this game and you guys are the best lg i love you i want to play on your team but im to young and i'm only legendary eagle but i have heart and practice a lot please fallen youa re my role model and i would give anything to be you smart and sniper
2016-05-12 05:59
astralis should have won the game already on overpass in the two last rounds where they forced. they gave away this two rounds very stupid
2016-05-12 08:58
#152
 | 
Germany Gloin 
Again Astralis only plays good when Device carries the sht out of them... nt by him
2016-05-12 09:28
Carrygan was palying very well too.
2016-05-12 10:34
Nt device
2016-05-12 10:25
nice try device, the rest of the team need to pull their finger out
2016-05-12 10:43
very bad...
2016-05-12 10:58
being a big Astralis fan I am starting to get fed up with the inconsistency of cajunb and xypex, I think something really needs to change in the roster... for me it would be the following... -cajunb *inconsistent -xypex *inconsistent +aizy +kjaerbye Astralis -------- Device Dupreeh Karrigan Aizy Kjaerbye #unbeatable
2016-05-12 11:24
drop Karrigan and cajunb, but keep Xyp9x. He is one of the best support players in the world. Karrigan was IGL, but he lacks consistancy and the faith by the other players, if the rumours is true. So I'd rather add MSL and kjaerbye if you'd change things up.
2016-05-12 15:44
device > Fallen
2016-05-12 16:04
Device gg
2016-05-12 23:55
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.
17%
vs
83%