Luminosity outlast NiP at ECS Finals

Luminosity outlived NiP in the opening match of ECS Season 1 Finals as they beat the Swedes 16-12 on Train.

The first match at the ECS Season 1 Finals was between two top five teams Ninjas in Pyjamas and Luminosity. The Swedes starting on the CT-side secured the pistol round as they almost lost a 5vs2 but recovered. Ninjas in Pyjamas grabbed the second round by losing three players and also managed to secure the third.

Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's double entry kill allowed Luminosity to take the first weapon round and Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo repeated what FalleN did in the previous round as the Brazilians took their second round. Luminosity took charge in the first half and led 9-6 as TACO was the most impactful player of the half.


FalleN's AWP reigned supreme in the second half. 

The Ninjas were able to grab the second half pistol round as well and survived a scare in the second round as Lincoln "⁠fnx⁠" Lau got two opening kills (9-8). Triple entry by Jacob "⁠pyth⁠" Mourujärvi in the first weapon round of the second half gave the lead to Ninjas in Pyjamas.

The Brazilian team had a clean round win to trail 10-12 and then went on to lead to game (13-12). Luminosity closed it out with a 16-12 score and started the tournament with a win.

Matchpage
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24th June 2016
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 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
28 - 14 +14 100.8 1.62
27 - 14 +13 94.7 1.49
19 - 16 +3 85.5 1.08
15 - 15 0 65.6 1.03
16 - 16 0 58.9 0.96
 Ninjas in Pyjamas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
18 - 22 -4 81.1 0.99
18 - 23 -5 75.6 0.91
15 - 18 -3 52.6 0.80
16 - 21 -5 56.6 0.78
8 - 21 -13 45.1 0.51

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Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
201
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvi
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
423
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
338
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
207
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Ez for lg, nip top3 is a joke
2016-06-24 14:18
2 replies
fak, Im #15 Only 2 seconds too late =/
2016-06-24 14:18
n1 release plebs on chat
2016-06-24 14:18
#2
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Slovakia rky0
RIP NiP
2016-06-24 14:17
1 reply
#72
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Canada jalexf
Taco too gud 4 NIP
2016-06-24 15:51
n1
2016-06-24 14:17
lmao
2016-06-24 14:17
fallen fucking hacker keppo
2016-06-24 14:18
MONKEYS
2016-06-24 14:17
2 replies
NiP losing to 'monkeys' = underdeveloped snow apes EleGiggle
2016-06-24 14:49
1 reply
+1 cry NIPFANBOY
2016-06-24 15:00
ez
2016-06-24 14:17
#8
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Netherlands Swini
Good game
2016-06-24 14:17
#9
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Europe SteffeMvrs
HELLO PORCODDIO
2016-06-24 14:17
n1
2016-06-24 14:17
ok
2016-06-24 14:17
expected
2016-06-24 14:17
expected from noobs in pyjamas
2016-06-24 14:18
#14
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Portugal SlashOP
first
2016-06-24 14:17
first
2016-06-24 14:17
#16
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Greece Swishh_
n1
2016-06-24 14:17
#17
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Australia r1se2k
f
2016-06-24 14:17
sad
2016-06-24 14:17
ggwp
2016-06-24 14:17
j
2016-06-24 14:17
1
2016-06-24 14:17
ez
2016-06-24 14:17
GG
2016-06-24 14:17
Brazil zil zil zil! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-06-24 14:17
#27
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Serbia EKI.CS
12-9 to 12-16 *facepalm*
2016-06-24 14:18
what a rape
2016-06-24 14:18
#29
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Belgium GQHAN
FalleN's movement with AWP is amazing. The Best of the world. Fantastic to see him.
2016-06-24 14:18
3 replies
suck a duck
2016-06-24 14:19
2 replies
nt oskar
2016-06-24 14:24
1 reply
nt Sklodowska
2016-06-24 14:30
#32
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Sweden crindz
the real test for LG will still be fnatic
2016-06-24 14:18
6 replies
yeah, cheaters vs cheaters, pathetic days for cs
2016-06-24 14:27
1 reply
#52
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Sweden crindz
well, ok...
2016-06-24 14:29
Agree, Waiting for this since Olof's comeback x) Will be a very nice match to see
2016-06-24 14:38
2 replies
#60
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Sweden crindz
A final between LG and fnatic would be so sick! But yea, really looking forward to this game. =)
2016-06-24 14:41
1 reply
Lets see what this champ has for us.
2016-06-24 14:43
+1 since olof's injury it seems that LG has developed their game, I'm anxious about a final between them, cheering for LG but I love both teams :D
2016-06-24 14:51
#35
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Faroe Islands _shubaN
NiP won both pistols xddd
2016-06-24 14:19
EZ skinz
2016-06-24 14:19
FALLENGOD
2016-06-24 14:20
lul Fallen is 2x better with AWP than quardian
2016-06-24 14:21
#40
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France t3r4byt3
the most one-sided 16-12 I've ever seen LG are too good, I dont think even fnatic would be able to beat them so readily
2016-06-24 14:21
gg monkeys
2016-06-24 14:21
People is not giving TACO enough credit. He played really well too.
2016-06-24 14:21
#43
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Russia goodjob
outcheat you mean?
2016-06-24 14:22
1 reply
#66
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Norway wowsowow
"cyka blyat they are hacking my friend, and i need to post it on hltv"
2016-06-24 14:49
#44
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Brazil wnttl
ez
2016-06-24 14:24
LG too strong
2016-06-24 14:25
Gg really good game from taco hoping he doesn't lose form throughout the tournament. Cold needs to step up though, didn't do much especially on ct side gave too many entrys.
2016-06-24 14:26
Glad that all the SK drama doesn't seem to affect the, frankly, only thing I really care about in the end: performance on the server. Would be unfortunate if the (current) #1 team were to drop off because of that. But apparently they aren't - rock on.
2016-06-24 14:25
5 replies
Me too, LG.. SK.. doesn't matter for me (or little matter cause I have a LG shirt haha) They played very well, lost two pistols but won 16 of the 22 guns rounds. Strong. NiP need to improve, they lost against Immortals and now to LG, Liquid or G2 really can kick them off of this champ
2016-06-24 14:42
4 replies
At least you are getting a Brazilian team in a legendary CS org. Well, SK's "legend" status has suffered quite a bit in recent times, but still. SK|Toledo <FalleN> has a nice ring to it. And yeah, a lot of people are hyping NiP, but I still see all the weaknesses. I can't see them becoming a stable TOP5 team like this. Used to think pyth was one of the more promising upcoming Swedish players, but by now he just seemed like a pickup NiP could afford, rather than a confident pickup.
2016-06-24 14:50
3 replies
Hørt,
2016-06-24 14:54
Yes, I agree. I like the nip guys and really cheer for then to became a big team and they are on the way to do it, lets see...
2016-06-24 14:55
1 reply
Dreamhack malmö was looking promisng and so did dh summer but nip aint stable team like top team fnatic or lg. Nip do have shakyness still in there, unfortunately. But i think nip could win 1 big tournament still this yr. mb not cologne but next major? dunno. But nip just need to Practice Practice and PRACTICE. and not only aim and tactics they need to read enemy teams. todays match, they didnt know anything about lg. so im looking forward in the future of nip and every other "legend" team like fnatic vp navi etc.
2016-06-24 22:05
#54
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Indonesia kensbee
Fallen GODCSGO
2016-06-24 14:31
#58
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Brazil rickz1996
nice good work xD
2016-06-24 14:40
#59
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Brazil woody77
Please god! Fnatic vs LG in Finals on MD5, competing for 1,5kk prize , the world needs this game
2016-06-24 14:41
1 reply
Im 100% with you. Fnatic looking stunning atm and so does lg and both could be considered as best in the world. LG - FNATIC Is the El'Classico of csgo! On that match i hope Fnatic to win only cuz i dont like "new" teams to become the best.
2016-06-24 22:01
OUTLAST DLC
2016-06-24 14:46
Judging by the stats you'd think they stomped NiP 16-6 or something like that.
2016-06-24 14:47
very bad game from xizt that cost them the win
2016-06-24 16:32
TACO to bookmark this page.
2016-06-24 16:55
My analytic pov is that nip's ct side was mb too simple. No crossfires or positions where lg:s guys should face 2guys, allways was a 1v1 or 1v+1 and nip couldn't get those 1v1's. And offpoint im starting to do these analytic's on nip's games. This game's key was that Nip wasnt on the point, i've watch'd nip for like 2yrs and this was kinda similar to last year nip. And we know that wasn't that good. But allways there for nip and chanting for nip so gl to lower bracket and hope they'll beat g2 (if i remember right its g2) GLHF :)
2016-06-24 22:00
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