Luminosity through to Group A final

Luminosity advance to the Group A final after defeating Liquid 2-0 (Mirage 16-6, Nuke 16-12) in the group semi-finals.

After the last matches of Group A were played out yesterday, it was time for the group's semi-finals, starting with Liquid in an uphill battle against Luminosity, current number one in the world.

For this stage the veto process goes back to basics, and we saw Mirage coming out as the Brazilians' pick, understandably. The favoured team started out being down 0-2, but an eco victory set off a five-round streak, which included three anti-ecos (or very light buys).

Nick "nitr0" Cannella and Eric "adreN" Hoag then combined for five kills for Liquid's third round, but Luminosity replied right back with three rounds in a row. Kenneth "koosta" Suen and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo then gave each team one round thanks to AWP triples, and shortly after Luminosity switched over with 10 rounds on the board.

Lincoln "fnx" Lau kicked off the second half with an all-headshot triple opening, helping his team finish off what they had started as Liquid only picked up a single round on their Terrorist side, on the back of Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski's quad-kill.


Luminosity so far undefeated in ELEAGUE

Liquid pulled out a pocket-pick for map two, which was Nuke, a map the Brazilians admitted to practising prior to the start of the league.

The beginning of the revamped map saw a return of CZ-75 in the pistol round and Spencer "Hiko" Martin found an all-headshot triple with it in a blink of an eye on the A bombsite. After losing the two following rounds, Luminosity found a way back into the match with three in a row.

adreN then defused the bomb in a 1v1 situation, putting his team up to an eventual 7-3 as their opponents attempted a couple of unsuccessful forcebuys. Hiko continued with great play towards the end of the half, which saw Liquid switching to Terrorists at 10-5.

However, Luminosity put up an even better defense, getting seven rounds to their name while fnx was on fire (26-11 at the time), before Liquid mustered two rounds together to tie it up at 12-12. It was all for nothing, however, as the Brazilians didn't let go of any more rounds and ended Liquid's hopes of qualifying for playoffs at 16-12.

Matchpage
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26th May 2016
16
Mirage
6
16
Nuke
12

 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 56 - 28 +28 115.4 1.82
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 43 - 28 +15 87.9 1.41
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 40 - 25 +15 77.9 1.30
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 31 - 23 +8 60.0 1.07
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 23 - 27 -4 53.1 0.93
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 33 - 38 -5 71.3 0.94
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 26 - 36 -10 63.3 0.86
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 30 - 39 -9 59.2 0.79
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 27 - 42 -15 61.9 0.67
United States Eric 'adreN' HoagadreN 14 - 38 -24 51.1 0.54

The other Group A semi-final between Renegades and Cloud9 is coming up, which is a re-match of yesterday's final best-of-two, where the teams split maps.

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1168
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1196
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
#1
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
Well played
2016-05-26 22:17
#20
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United States SjD 
ez
2016-05-26 22:17
We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! 8-0!
2016-05-26 22:18
#37
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
1-7
2016-05-26 22:18
#46
Bulgaria dz3n 
2016-05-26 22:20
Fnx on fire
2016-05-26 22:20
#2
Finland 6-1 
Z1
2016-05-26 22:17
nice
2016-05-26 22:17
1
2016-05-26 22:17
ds
2016-05-26 22:17
#6
fox | 
Portugal ZendeR_ 
WP
2016-05-26 22:17
ss
2016-05-26 22:17
#8
 | 
Denmark Arize 
rip dream
2016-05-26 22:17
#9
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United Kingdom Bravid 
top 10 bois we getting closer
2016-05-26 22:17
#41
hornet | 
Japan zerotsu 
Gratz
2016-05-26 22:19
#10
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Finland teksi 
1
2016-05-26 22:17
nice comeback lg
2016-05-26 22:17
xd
2016-05-26 22:17
#13
 | 
Brazil sprk1 
ez
2016-05-26 22:17
expected
2016-05-26 22:17
#15
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
n1
2016-05-26 22:17
a
2016-05-26 22:17
ez LG
2016-05-26 22:17
1
2016-05-26 22:17
yjh
2016-05-26 22:17
n1
2016-05-26 22:17
#22
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Brazil Dgk! 
ez
2016-05-26 22:17
#23
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Poland Barcelonista 
26?
2016-05-26 22:17
f
2016-05-26 22:17
#25
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Brazil ak147 
5
2016-05-26 22:17
#26
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Brazil jny13 
CHAMPIONS!
2016-05-26 22:17
#27
Sweden qgh 
favela
2016-05-26 22:17
#28
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Brazil Diegho007 
a
2016-05-26 22:17
ez
2016-05-26 22:17
#30
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Austria punkyx18 
n1
2016-05-26 22:17
#31
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Germany HLTVBach 
gg
2016-05-26 22:17
NICE, fnx on nuke oh I remember the 1.6 times, GG!
2016-05-26 22:18
#52
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Korea karlyn90 
+1 fnx was a beast on the map
2016-05-26 22:23
but 1.6 nuke>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>csgo nuke
2016-05-26 23:57
HIK0-8 ARE YOU KIDDING ME
2016-05-26 22:18
rip TL without s1mple
2016-05-26 22:18
#38
FalleN | 
Portugal proak 
14 kills in 2 maps...adreN looking to break some records it seems lol
2016-05-26 22:18
adreN with a rating of 0.46. Glad to have him back...
2016-05-26 22:19
#42
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Portugal dracø 
ez 4 LG. Adren is a joke btw, if they want to do something they need to drop him. That performance in the major was once in a life time one
2016-05-26 22:20
No, Taco is a joke.. Adren >>> Taco :@
2016-05-26 22:32
#80
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Portugal dracø 
He wishes :( taco is useful for the team, Adren gets flanked when the only thing he needs to do is watch underpass xD
2016-05-26 22:33
#44
FalleN | 
Brazil gouSWAT 
its always hard against the best team
2016-05-26 22:20
>Adren 14 kills in 2 maps >S1mple was the problem 4Head
2016-05-26 22:21
cancer favela logic : LG win team OMG CHAMPIONSS BRAZIL BEST IN EUROPE Lg lose ok it was a very closed match (was 16-7) very well played next time do better! suck my dick already favela noobs the only half good thing in your shitty country is booty
2016-05-26 22:22
#56
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Brazil GhostzeraNTC 
Are you mad?? Because I'm not ;)
2016-05-26 22:25
no im not mad im laughing to dead to see those stupid favelas in hltv
2016-05-26 22:26
#59
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Brazil SuperAfim 
Well, LG is top1 and they beated all top EU teams (except Fnatic but they will because no olof no party).
2016-05-26 22:26
Navi will beat the shit out of LG
2016-05-26 22:27
#73
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Brazil SuperAfim 
Not gonna happen, NaVi in a shit form atm btw last time NaVi played LG they got rekt by 16-2... so its not happening but imo, NiP and Astralis can do this
2016-05-26 22:30
nip? haha ASStralis same thing. they will lose the only team that can beat the shit out of LG is Navi and Fnatic as soon as Olof gets back
2016-05-26 22:33
#100
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Australia JonoMate 
I agree Luminosity is the best team in the world but that time they beat Na'Vi GuardiaN was injured and playing at 4 times his normal sensitivity soo, I don't really think it counts.
2016-05-27 03:42
#63
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Brazil mibrzera 
mad haha
2016-05-26 22:27
+1
2016-05-26 22:33
Decent b8 I guess
2016-05-27 16:46
fnx too strong ops LG xDDD
2016-05-26 22:23
What does this mean for Liquid? I am still a little confused about the format. Are Liquid in LCQ or out of the tournament? EDIT: nvm, it seems Liquid are out of the tournament. Which teams get into the LCQ?
2016-05-26 22:25
#57
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Brazil diixon 
Out of the tournament
2016-05-26 22:25
That makes sense, but who plays in LCQ? Runner up from each group I presume, but there are only 6 groups and 8 LCQ spots.
2016-05-26 22:27
#66
 | 
Brazil diixon 
3rd team on the group I think... ?
2016-05-26 22:28
6 runner-up and 2 best 3rd places
2016-05-26 22:29
ty
2016-05-26 22:29
They lost 8 maps already and won none, they should not even make it out from group stage, how do you end up 0-6 and still have a change to go to the finals, joke tournament.
2016-05-27 00:07
#99
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Worst format ever, no doubt.
2016-05-27 01:49
#68
 | 
Brazil mth^ 
Spencer Martin ‏@Liquid_Hiko 9m9 minutes ago GG LG we lose 0-2 and end our tournament at @EL WP
2016-05-26 22:29
#58
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
fnx the phenom youngster CS world champion
2016-05-26 22:25
#60
 | 
Iceland PrTz1 
FNX ON NUKE = NO CHANCE MY FRIEND
2016-05-26 22:26
#62
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
aaaaaaaaaand we are on finals! Thank you boys, we appreciate that... We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from Brazil! <3
2016-05-26 22:26
Damn Fnx was beasting this match
2016-05-26 22:28
adreN -24, expected.
2016-05-26 22:29
nuke vs fnx... newfags players 4Head
2016-05-26 22:30
ez
2016-05-26 22:31
ez $30k for chokers
2016-05-26 22:33
Why the fuck is draft delayed?
2016-05-26 22:34
wp
2016-05-26 22:37
eleague is so boring it hurts...
2016-05-26 22:43
#98
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
Wait till the phase where Europeans and LG are playing together... the real thing starts there.
2016-05-27 01:47
yeah i know, but now it's painful to watch, and that stupid ESC makes good matches to be played offline for us to watch eleague?! it's stupid and retarded.
2016-05-27 12:16
#84
Sweden ald; 
ez LG cry
2016-05-26 23:06
#87
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Brazil prkz0r 
ez for the japanese guy
2016-05-26 23:26
#88
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Sweden godname 
adren:(
2016-05-26 23:42
fnxSTRONDA old school
2016-05-26 23:59
-adreN +BOT Jeff
2016-05-27 00:53
#102
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Austria punkyx18 
+BOT Vitaly
2016-05-27 07:54
+Bot Allu
2016-05-27 08:16
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