Luminosity win WCA North America Finals

Luminosity have earned a spot at the WCA main event after topping the North American Finals with a 2-1 victory over CLG in the final.

Eight teams - four invited and four qualified - competed in a single-elimination bracket over the weekend for the chance to earn the grand prize of over $11,000 and to represent the region at the WCA World Finals, later this year.

The first round of matches went exactly as expected as all favourites managed to win their matches without dropping a single map. The semi-finals threw up two mouth-watering fixtures, with Ethan "Ethan" Arnold inspiring CLG to beat Misfits on two close maps with a 1.56 Rating and a 110.3 ADR, while Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves and Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes shined as Luminosity moved past Complexity in a two-map series.

chelo averaged a 1.40 Rating in the qualifier

chelo put up another great display in the first game of the final, boasting a 2.28 Rating as he powered Luminosity to cruise to a 16-3 victory on Cache. CLG responded in similar fashion, picking up a comprehensive 16-4 victory on Cobblestone with a strong all-round performance, but the Brazilians were far too strong on Overpass and wrapped things up with a quick 16-7 success.

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 CLG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 53 - 48 +5 93.6 1.29
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 44 - 42 +2 82.4 1.09
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 42 - 46 -4 66.4 0.96
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 36 - 47 -11 76.3 0.86
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 34 - 45 -11 68.8 0.85
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedeschelo 61 - 33 +28 105.0 1.52
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittelyel 49 - 41 +8 79.3 1.17
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' CoelhoPKL 38 - 45 -7 74.2 1.06
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' GonçalvesSHOOWTiME 41 - 41 0 65.2 0.98
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' SchenatoNEKIZ 38 - 50 -12 66.0 0.82

World Cyber Arena North America Qualifier final standings:

1. Brazil Luminosity - $11,280 + WCA Finals spot
2. United States CLG - $5,630
3. United States Complexity - $2,260 
4. United States Misfits
5-8. Brazil Tempo Storm
5-8. Colombia Vault
5-8. Argentina Gale Force
5-8. Brazil Gorilla Core

The team list for the WCA 2017 Finals, which will run from December 17-22 in Yinchuan, China, currently looks as follows:

Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
556
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
799
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Xpected
2017-10-30 11:37
#21
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Germany No_Kappa 
Brace yourselves EU teams. Chelozera is coming.
2017-10-30 12:37
Brace yourselves germany, mohammed is coming
2017-10-30 16:21
+1 ROFL
2017-10-30 17:34
#2
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Poland TrapZ 
Gg siema arek
2017-10-30 11:37
#3
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
nice
2017-10-30 11:37
#4
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Norway Phancy11 
Chelo budget coldzera?
2017-10-30 11:37
#5
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
expected
2017-10-30 11:37
#6
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Greece Gianopoulos 
Ez 4 CheloKing
2017-10-30 11:37
#8
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Feel the dab
2017-10-30 11:37
#9
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Brazil GKR48 
Nice
2017-10-30 11:38
Wellplayed! Brazilian storm inc =O
2017-10-30 11:39
#12
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Other anarh1st47 
Who won who?
2017-10-30 11:39
#43
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United States ichibaNcs 
what
2017-10-30 15:58
chelok1ng
2017-10-30 11:40
#14
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Germany skraby 
chelo main carry
2017-10-30 11:42
#15
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Romania KrieppeN 
Am I the only one who noticed “China #1” ? :)))
2017-10-30 11:51
#16
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Brazil skazzi 
chelo is very good
2017-10-30 11:52
#17
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Brazil m4ngash0t 
Ggwp!
2017-10-30 12:00
chelok1ng
2017-10-30 12:01
#19
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World nakTriceps 
New coldzera incoming
2017-10-30 12:25
#20
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Brazil diixon 
chelok1ng in a few months = chelozera
2017-10-30 12:33
5-8 Galebots
2017-10-30 12:45
how's malvinas gaming doing?
2017-10-30 17:18
nobody cares, but probably they would perform better than those bots
2017-10-30 22:03
nt provincia
2017-10-31 13:47
nt fracasado cebollita segundon, ganen una final muertos
2017-10-31 16:10
wow our province is mad lul
2017-10-31 16:10
talking about football in a cs thread because you're out of arguments... oh wait, you never had one LUL nt gl next time
2017-11-02 01:26
who is talking about football dumbass? Dont you remember the nonamers event who those bots were second? Win something moron
2017-11-02 19:13
yeah, I remember that event were Uruguay qualified... oh wait! nt rebel province, keep traying to get through the amadora while these bots play the epl
2017-11-02 23:27
finishing at last everytime haha nt big nose
2017-11-03 13:46
"finishing last" you DO know they're currently in first place at MDL and that recently they were just 2 matches away from qualifying for the american minor? meanwhile Uruguay's "best pro team" can't even make it through the south american open and they abandon the only LAN they can play in months because they have to come back to their country the same day, nt dinosaur
2017-11-04 20:06
in a couple of moths you are going to have jony playing against the uruguayan team for the the same spot, they deserve nothing and they dont gonna get nothing. Retarded
2017-11-05 00:42
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, funny joke... oh wait, you're beeing serious? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2017-11-05 09:33
#23
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Brazil Abdul_Queota 
chelo the brazilian coldzera
2017-10-30 12:50
#24
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
We did it ma boys! Congratz to us! We are champions! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-10-30 12:57
#25
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Australia JingleBells 
The syrians are gonna literally plant a bomb
2017-10-30 12:59
#26
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
NA qual with 5 SA teams in top 8.
2017-10-30 13:03
#29
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Finland kelvinha 
kkkkkkkkkkkkk +1
2017-10-30 13:44
#44
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United States ichibaNcs 
+1
2017-10-30 15:58
#27
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Brazil xuspa 
Congrats to win the Tier 3 Major! 11k!!!
2017-10-30 13:04
na bo3
2017-10-30 13:08
#31
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
Gorilla Core XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2017-10-30 13:48
#32
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Brazil Setrock 
Thought CLG had it...
2017-10-30 13:54
#33
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Brazil Miudovski 
-PKL +steelega -SHowtime/NEKIZ +felps and you got 3 big brazilian teams fighting in the top 10 Denmark scene/Brazilian Scene Kreygasm
2017-10-30 14:03
#37
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Europe KappaKaako 
Hen1 Lucas Fnx Kng Felps Steel PKL Shoowtime Yel Horvy
2017-10-30 14:40
-horvy +chelo
2017-10-30 15:05
#55
Brazil FLXG 
felps would NEVER play with the twins
2017-10-30 20:40
Steelega is a bot like taco
2017-10-30 14:56
#34
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Brazil jeanntm 
Expected
2017-10-30 14:09
ez
2017-10-30 14:32
#36
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Europe KappaKaako 
Why is Gambit there :DD
2017-10-30 14:38
#38
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China NoAWPNoBrain 
EZ BRAZIL
2017-10-30 14:40
#39
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
Iraq cs dont plant the bomb, theyre the bomb
2017-10-30 14:44
Clg is a joke
2017-10-30 14:51
#46
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Brazil WWWWWWW 
xd
2017-10-30 16:31
Why the fuck Gambit is playing a t3 tournment ??? This is unfair, give them the 1st place money and close the event. Done !
2017-10-30 16:32
#62
Brazil FLXG 
hahahahah I see Isurus then I see Gambit like WTF?
2017-10-31 12:43
Chelo starting to become the star a lot o people predicted he would.
2017-10-30 16:48
#50
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Poland PLEWA 
pz ez 4 vp
2017-10-30 17:22
#52
fer | 
Brazil Flacky13 
yel ez
2017-10-30 17:43
#54
Brazil FLXG 
chelo has been awesome. Hope we are witnessing another great player rising
2017-10-30 20:39
#60
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Pakistan perth 
yel chelo nekiz steel horvy new immortals?
2017-10-31 10:58
#61
Brazil FLXG 
I think Id like -nekiz +desiny more
2017-10-31 12:40
brs stomping NA teams... nothing new to see here ppl
2017-10-30 20:40
nice to see Luminosity winning something again
2017-10-31 01:11
#59
EliGE | 
United States EdgyBlob 
FreeLG stomped by chelo lmao -taco +chelo Kappa
2017-10-31 08:48
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