G2 defeat fnatic, advance to final

G2 are the second team to make the grand final of the ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals after defeating fnatic 2-1 in the second semifinal (14-16 on Inferno, 16-8 on Cache, and 16-12 on Train).

The first map of the second semifinal of the ESL Pro League Season 3 finals was Inferno (a map which will soon make its way out of the Active Duty pool and out of tournament play and which was thus enjoying its Indian summer at this event) and it was fnatic's map pick.

G2 appeared to right away have the map sealed on their CT-side, with the French-Belgian team securing the first pistolround, first gunround, and generally presenting an insurmountable wall for the Swedes and thus finishing up with a commanding 13-2 first half.

However, the second half was the supreme Robin "flusha" Rönnquist show as the player picked up 29 kills in one half (and finished with a 2.11 rating on the map) and fnatic time and time again proved that they were a team who were not out until the 16th round was reached, which the Swedes achieved with a 16-14 first map win.


shox played a series worthy of his 2014 form

The series moved on to Cache, G2's map pick, and it was a Richard "shox" Papillon-led defense that yet again put G2 in the driver's seat as they generally shut down fnatic's entry attempts (losing against a few forcebuys in the process) to finish the half up 11-4.

Dennis "dennis" Edman fulfilled caster Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett's prophecy of being a pistoleer of exceptional skill with a very highlight-worthy ace on the second pistolround, and thus put fnatic back into the map.

However, once fnatic had secured their anti-eco's and the first gunround, G2 seemingly turned on the afterburners on their T-side, as shox and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom secured headshot after headshot to give the French-Belgian team round after round and allow them to take the second map 16-8.


fnatic barely fell short of a third consecutive Pro League final

With Train being the decider map, G2 kicked off an extremely strong CT-side for a third time in a row in the series, this time going up to a 8-0 score with shox in the lead before fnatic were finally able to take A-site and put a round on the board.

However, one round was all it took for flusha & co. to figure out G2's defense as multiple A-site takes continue to overwhelm Cédric "RpK" Guipouy and the rest of the G2 defenders and the half ultimately finished 9-6 in favour of G2, with fnatic having certainly got some late round wind in their sails.

An easily denied outer site take by fnatic gave John "wenton" Eriksson and the Swedes the second pistolround, but a bevy of Deagle kills by G2 on their force buy somehow put G2 back in the lead of the second half of the third map and G2 rocketed ahead to a 11-7 score.

With RpK finding his form as well, the Francophone team continued to advance and went as far as 14-8, before a classic fnatic hold came into play which included winning a three-versus-five retake on the outer site. However, G2 finally proved they had the mettle to take on fnatic's known ability to come back into the series, and managed to close out the map 16-12.

Sweden
Matchpage
1
2
14th May 2016
4
Overpass
16
16
Dust2
8
10
Cobblestone
16

 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 60 - 41 +19 90.4 1.41
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 57 - 39 +18 93.3 1.39
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 59 - 49 +10 91.0 1.29
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 53 - 36 +17 82.8 1.22
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 38 - 46 -8 59.8 0.98
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 50 - 51 -1 79.2 1.05
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 47 - 45 +2 61.2 0.98
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 39 - 55 -16 73.1 0.83
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 39 - 59 -20 65.2 0.74
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 36 - 57 -21 61.2 0.69

France
Matchpage
2
1
14th May 2016
14
Inferno
16
16
Cache
8
16
Train
12

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 72 - 56 +16 96.5 1.33
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 70 - 52 +18 87.7 1.22
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 58 - 48 +10 74.6 1.07
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 45 - 50 -5 65.8 0.96
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 51 - 53 -2 63.0 0.96
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 64 - 58 +6 90.3 1.16
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 56 - 66 -10 74.0 1.02
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 56 - 58 -2 72.6 0.96
Sweden John 'wenton' Erikssonwenton 43 - 58 -15 64.7 0.89
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 40 - 56 -16 63.1 0.87

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France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1531
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1005
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden John 'wenton' Eriksson
John 'wenton' Eriksson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
198
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Ex6TenZ
2016-05-14 23:05
"They know me for my onetaps" ~ Scream 2k16
2016-05-14 23:08
gggg
2016-05-14 23:06
#69
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Turkey Mustafa- 
G2 deserved this <3 fnatic need olofmeister
2016-05-14 23:10
"They know me for my hair cut "
2016-05-16 22:38
Olof was the problem :v
2016-05-14 23:06
Although G2 won LG on train, it was bo1 which is such a random. I still think G2 won't win LG in bo3. The final is bo5, so... mission impossible.
2016-05-15 09:35
FUCK U
2016-05-14 23:06
#138
Xyp9x | 
Other GunnerL 
I still think they should have -SmithZ for bodyy, he's so inconsistent -.-
2016-05-15 03:52
#143
shox | 
Portugal NAOverEU 
EZ FOR Finish e-sports organization called ENCE e-esports containing of AWPer Aleksi "Allu" Jalli, ingame leader Mikko "xartE" Välimaa, rifler Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, allround player Juho "Juhob" Lampinen & the mad fragger Tom "stonde" Glad from the finnish eSports organization ENCE e-sports from the nordic country Finland.
2016-05-15 04:04
gg
2016-05-14 23:05
Winning the finals against G2 will be a dull title We wanted to face fnatic :(
2016-05-14 23:08
vs fnatic u would lose, lol 13-2 2x and lost both
2016-05-14 23:12
Flusha.exe, in this ESL , so many scenes ( aiming and walking enemy through wall )
2016-05-15 03:02
if g2 wins i'll laugh so hard
2016-05-14 23:12
+1000
2016-05-14 23:39
if G2 wins LG won't be able to go back to their home country
2016-05-15 00:59
#5
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Brazil SuperAfim 
Was a good game, on Train Wenton got 20 bombs so wasn't his fault... G2XLG tomorrow will be good!
2016-05-14 23:07
#7
hones | 
Czech Republic Zmetekcze 
y
2016-05-14 23:06
#8
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic Litox06 
NICE
2016-05-14 23:06
G2 <3333
2016-05-14 23:06
#10
 | 
Europe Scottxaxa 
gg
2016-05-14 23:06
NOICE
2016-05-14 23:06
gj
2016-05-14 23:06
s
2016-05-14 23:06
1st
2016-05-14 23:06
#16
 | 
Finland hltv_b8r 
LUL
2016-05-14 23:06
a
2016-05-14 23:06
#23
 | 
Poland Marcines 
nice
2016-05-14 23:06
#24
 | 
United States Drifter808 
ezg2
2016-05-14 23:06
1
2016-05-14 23:06
nice, they deserved!!
2016-05-14 23:06
#30
chrisJ | 
Hungary baGO. 
shoxieJESUS <3
2016-05-14 23:06
#31
KRIMZ | 
Sweden gigal 
ONE OF THE FIRST
2016-05-14 23:06
first
2016-05-14 23:06
w
2016-05-14 23:06
gg
2016-05-14 23:06
rekttttttttttttttttttttt
2016-05-14 23:06
ez 4 ence
2016-05-14 23:06
fuck off
2016-05-14 23:15
+1
2016-05-14 23:17
+5
2016-05-15 14:00
France > Swedistan
2016-05-14 23:06
GG G2. Amazing
2016-05-14 23:06
1st
2016-05-14 23:06
#41
method | 
United States f0xes` 
ggwp
2016-05-14 23:06
leyts
2016-05-14 23:06
gg
2016-05-14 23:06
EZ LUMINOSITY FINAL
2016-05-14 23:06
#45
United Kingdom ecu 
yes boooyz
2016-05-14 23:06
nice.
2016-05-14 23:06
x
2016-05-14 23:06
bye bye tier 2
2016-05-14 23:06
19
2016-05-14 23:06
#53
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Russia bralBry 
I can't believe G2 that good) WoooHooo!
2016-05-14 23:06
BAGUETTES VS MONKIES DANK FINAL
2016-05-14 23:07
fnatic just playing badly. g2 could rekt them easily
2016-05-14 23:07
#56
Europe bueR 
Where are the ex6tenz fangays now lol? Shox > ex6tenz in EVERYTHING
2016-05-14 23:07
Yeah but ex6tenz >body))) in everything
2016-05-14 23:09
#70
Europe bueR 
not fragging. more brain & experience sure but bodyy can grow as a player too. ex6tenz rather degrades as he has been last few years.
2016-05-14 23:11
Yes man i agree torso is gonna be 2020 no1 player
2016-05-14 23:14
#102
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France Fran6k1D 
bodyy is gonna become huge at some point, i'm still suprised how shox still can frag like that as an igl. Though Fallen was an exception
2016-05-14 23:32
#139
Xyp9x | 
Other GunnerL 
Sure, shox is good but inconsistent, and I think SmithZ should have been the one who left because he's inconsistent as well .-.
2016-05-15 03:54
FRENCH SCENE IS BACK
2016-05-14 23:07
#120
France qor 
Let's not get carried away, mate.
2016-05-15 00:12
Are you sure this is the proper meaning ? I am not sure at all, but i think "carried away" means getting away from something, not getting excited over something. If someone could confirm ?
2016-05-15 02:49
"Getting carried away" means getting too excited or takings things too far. So he's basically saying to the first guy not to get his hopes up too much (as G2 could easily crumble for the next few months after this, etc)
2016-05-15 03:57
I got what he meant to say but i was not sure he used the proper phrase. I thought "getting carried away" meant getting away from the original subject of an argument. Thank you for the answer though.
2016-05-15 04:04
What was wrong with the crowd who? were they on drugs
2016-05-14 23:07
CANT EVEN BEAT G2 AHHAHHAA
2016-05-14 23:08
#61
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
gonna be an interesting final tomorrow. ggwp G2!
2016-05-14 23:08
how so? lg will easily win, g2 have no chance lmao
2016-05-14 23:09
GG
2016-05-14 23:08
#64
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Russia bralBry 
Sweds got rekt, same as stich) No hate)
2016-05-14 23:09
:*
2016-05-14 23:10
#81
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Russia bralBry 
Still love your stuff, just happy as a madman)
2016-05-14 23:15
no worries mate!
2016-05-15 00:26
NIP didnt got rekt at all super close Rounds on cbble. fnatic on the other hand... yes
2016-05-14 23:17
#89
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Russia bralBry 
NIP looks solid these days, it's true. Even Pyth had his moments, NIP vs VG rivalry is back soon?
2016-05-14 23:19
I LOVE U G2 I LOVE U SMITHZZ <3 THANKS G2 FINALLY A GRAND FINAL <3 WE GONNA WIN THIS!
2016-05-14 23:09
#71
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Greece tzonis 
gj shoxie!
2016-05-14 23:11
hahahahah such easy skins from fnatics G2 win take it all, well deserved gold in a long time
2016-05-14 23:12
#77
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Liechtenstein killahakan 
I thought they'll choke hard after that fnatic comeback. GJ G2, wonder if this had happened with ex6tenz
2016-05-14 23:13
#144
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
They'd 2-0 with Ex6TenZ. His T strats on inferno can usually work
2016-05-15 06:06
The Monster Trio Won the Match for G2 now beat the lucky favelas please <3
2016-05-14 23:15
Lucky favelas won again...deal with it WOWWWWWWWWOWWWWWWWWW!!!!
2016-05-16 02:41
Gg n1
2016-05-14 23:15
imagine if olof instead of wenton xd
2016-05-14 23:17
#86
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Sweden r4fa 
feeling that g2 will rape LG tomorrow =)
2016-05-14 23:17
#108
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Thailand KillerBee157 
They said this about nip XD
2016-05-14 23:47
#87
 | 
France ColonelAnders 
I'm so happyyyyyyyy
2016-05-14 23:17
#90
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Krimz isn't on form anymore. I this match he was losing aim duels for fucking Smithzz... He used to be a monster, but now he always has negative K/D.
2016-05-14 23:19
bodyy played some situations so well... he is definitely a really good pickup for them, I can only see him getting a lot better with time. He has a lot of experienced players around him, he will be a monster with time. RpK & shox were REALLY hitting some sick shots (so was dennis).
2016-05-14 23:21
#95
 | 
Spain rezpekfull 
It's like he didn't need time to adapt... sick player
2016-05-14 23:23
#99
 | 
France Fran6k1D 
Bodyy goes from french sub top to top world in 1 month
2016-05-14 23:27
wow calm down baguette, they had an easy way 2 semi and a fnatic without olof and motivation.
2016-05-14 23:45
#112
 | 
France Fran6k1D 
maybe... they win vs LG, 3-0 vs fnatic if flusha didn't go crazy. Still impressive to me for a team that changed her IGL 1 month ago
2016-05-14 23:49
#94
 | 
Spain rezpekfull 
stitch writing this lmao
2016-05-14 23:22
*stich xD
2016-05-15 00:26
#149
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Spain rezpekfull 
my bad
2016-05-15 12:22
if olof would be there instead of wenton fnatic would win this match 2-0.. sadly now luminosity will run over g2 easily.
2016-05-14 23:24
+100 they lose anal virginity to brazylian
2016-05-14 23:26
well Wenton is replacing a 70+.. so ye they would have won easy, but that's life like in football when you lose a big striker to injury, can't be helped.
2016-05-15 02:01
#98
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France Fran6k1D 
YAaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy GOGOGO Boys, try to show a good game in FINALS
2016-05-14 23:27
#100
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
congratz boys!
2016-05-14 23:28
#101
 | 
Spain rezpekfull 
already more than g2 expected, well played for a wasted spot like they said
2016-05-14 23:29
Ex6tenz was indeed the problem
2016-05-14 23:38
Rpk is stoppen up a Lot lately
2016-05-14 23:38
Rip skinz, ty
2016-05-14 23:38
#109
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France Scoutty1 
NA NA NA NA, NA NA NA NA HEY HEY HEY GOODBYEEEEEEEEE
2016-05-14 23:48
#111
zonic | 
Denmark mainz 
wat. Also shox is green
2016-05-14 23:49
To lose against baguettes, what a shame.
2016-05-14 23:50
says the refugee.
2016-05-15 00:48
#115
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Portugal ryndzoff 
RpK is evolving...
2016-05-14 23:53
#117
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Spain rezpekfull 
this guy keeps getting better
2016-05-14 23:56
to NBK?
2016-05-15 00:48
#118
North America a7 
thx g2 :)
2016-05-14 23:58
Ez :D
2016-05-15 00:52
RpK is amazing, shox good as ever others are trash for the most part
2016-05-15 01:00
shox and RpK but still LG will win this event >S
2016-05-15 01:08
Super nice to see Shox & co. in finals. Hopefuly they can put up a good fight against LG
2016-05-15 02:24
Fnatic without olof is absolutely fucked
2016-05-15 02:32
G2 looks promising so far, i hope they can show up in the final.
2016-05-15 02:35
#145
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France rsi_rise 
Nice G2!
2016-05-15 07:39
l m a o. rip Sweden scene. rip 1st place. rekt by Frenchies. hehe.
2016-05-15 07:42
#148
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Sweden larsbananas 
Neato. Scene is getting tighter and tighter :D
2016-05-15 09:58
Always: Noob < G2 < Fnatic After match: Noob > G2 > Fnatic
2016-05-15 13:03
No olof no party
2016-05-15 13:28
missing olof
2016-05-16 15:35
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