Luminosity see off Heroic; through to DH Valencia final

Luminosity are through to the grand final at DreamHack Open Valencia after beating Heroic in a three-map series.

The second semi-final in Valencia kicked off on Train, Luminosity's map pick, with the Brazilians cruising to a 9-2 lead after shutting down any chances of Heroic stringing rounds together. It was only then that the Nordic side's offence truly came to life as they bagged three of the remaining four rounds of the half to keep themselves in it.

Heroic picked up where they had left off and secured the second pistol and the subsequent anti-ecos to reduce the gap to just two rounds. Luminosity responded in the first gun round despite making a blunder that almost allowed Adam "friberg" Friberg to pull off a ninja defuse on the inner site.

The Brazilians kept pressing on and hit map point without dropping any more rounds after keeping Heroic's players off any economic development. A triple kill from Patrick "es3tag" Hansen with an AWP then brought that streak to an end and began another one as the Nordic side set up a very tight defence to win seven rounds in a row and force overtime.

Luminosity had struggled for most of their T half, but they came into overtime brimming with confidence, winning two rounds convincingly before being denied the 3-0 half by Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen with a quad kill. Heroic's hopes would soon be dashed, however, as they had no response to the Brazilians' AWPs and lost two rounds in a row in the second half.

Luminosity through to the final following a dominant Cache display

Mirage, the map that followed, began with another quad kill from niko, who denied Luminosity's B execute. That was the start of a fantastic half from the 20-year-old, who racked up 23 frags to help Heroic cruise to a 12-3 lead.

es3tag went huge in the second pistol with three quick frags from palace in a 2v3 situation to kick Heroic further into the lead. The Nordic team refused to let their foot off the gas after that and added three more rounds to their tally to seal a comprehensive 16-3 victory.

Carrying their momentum into the final map, Cache, Heroic got off to a flying start and won five rounds right off the bat to build a solid economy. But the rest of the half was all about Luminosity's water-tight defence as the Brazilians frustrated the Terrorists time and time again to take ten rounds into the second half.

Now on the offensive side, Luminosity slaughtered Heroic with an A execute in the pistol round to pile more pressure on their opponents. The Nordic side still tried to get back in the game, but they could not find a way to stop the Brazilians, who completed an impressive 16-round streak to seal passage to the final.

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 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 56 - 51 +5 78.4 1.16
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 58 - 50 +8 80.9 1.13
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN 50 - 49 +1 76.1 0.99
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 39 - 55 -16 61.7 0.78
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 37 - 55 -18 59.5 0.78
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' SchenatoNEKIZ 58 - 49 +9 76.4 1.15
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 54 - 47 +7 74.2 1.10
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 55 - 50 +5 77.8 1.07
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 45 - 45 0 70.3 1.06
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittelyel 47 - 49 -2 70.4 1.01
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
989
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
862
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
#1
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Brazil bandicoot 
beautiful CS and technically 16-0
2018-07-14 15:26
#2
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Russia Baitzera_SK 
no GG EZ FOR THE BEST BRA71LIAN TEAM
2018-07-14 15:27
+1
2018-07-14 15:28
nt fake flagger
2018-07-14 15:34
+1
2018-07-14 15:38
#31
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Brazil bandicoot 
huh?
2018-07-14 15:39
#49
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Technically 16-5 actually :)
2018-07-14 16:17
if you count seccond and third map heroic did a 21 round streak.
2018-07-14 18:52
#3
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Brazil DanishBias 
So ez for LG
2018-07-14 15:26
#4
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Denmark danishwarrior 
danes gotta step up.. Friberg and MODDII cant do all the work!
2018-07-14 15:27
Negative score*
2018-07-14 15:28
#25
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Europe Cykage 
obviously a joke*
2018-07-14 15:35
ROFL i know, just explaning
2018-07-14 15:37
#50
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Jebaited
2018-07-14 16:18
XD
2018-07-14 16:46
#62
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Denmark Aamand 
+1 and even to botinosity
2018-07-14 18:48
Brazil is back boizzzzz
2018-07-14 15:26
#52
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
Lg>Mibr
2018-07-14 16:18
#65
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
+1
2018-07-15 01:45
So..... -friberg??
2018-07-14 15:30
I'm so drunk smh, replying my own comment...
2018-07-14 15:30
tf
2018-07-14 15:36
i was about to edit my comment at first tbh
2018-07-15 13:54
#64
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World Nastradoomus 
ENCE.
2018-07-15 00:15
#7
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Nice
2018-07-14 15:27
#8
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Poland big_boy_69 
EZ
2018-07-14 15:27
#9
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Europe wai7ing 
#denmarkdown
2018-07-14 15:27
denmark avg rating 1.09 sweden 0.78
2018-07-14 15:32
#10
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
gj
2018-07-14 15:27
yessssssssssss
2018-07-14 15:27
#12
Ireland TGC_ 
"Where the fucks coffee"
2018-07-14 15:27
+1
2018-07-14 15:36
+1
2018-07-14 15:47
hhahahahaha
2018-07-14 15:47
13
2018-07-14 15:27
#14
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Czech Republic Rewask 
unexpected
2018-07-14 15:27
#15
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Brazil vass28 
gg wp
2018-07-14 15:27
#16
FalleN | 
Brazil P4ul0 
HEN1, WHAT A GOD!!!
2018-07-14 15:27
Swedistan bots ruined game
2018-07-14 15:28
ShowTime was the problem
2018-07-14 15:29
#22
dexter | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
-moddi +mertz (1st awp) -friberg +cromen Moddi to coach heroic Es3tag to be 2nd awp Acilion to take IGL role Heroic top 15 confirmed
2018-07-14 15:30
#28
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Brazil Noice_boyzZ 
I missed the twins
2018-07-14 15:36
#32
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Brazil g4laxI 
Beautiful to watch. Proud of the best BR team atm. #golg
2018-07-14 15:41
Not expected.
2018-07-14 15:44
Kinda expected, LG best team in this tournament
2018-07-14 15:47
#34
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World nakTriceps 
fnx lost the Twins, omegalul
2018-07-14 15:43
I love reddit kids hating on Friberg here, even though he shows up in almost every other game and he's the IGL too. Get your heads straight.
2018-07-14 15:43
0/8
2018-07-14 15:55
he isnt the igl and he is trash . basically usseles
2018-07-14 16:16
#60
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
He's not IGL anymore bro.
2018-07-14 18:03
Ez 4 LG
2018-07-14 15:46
#40
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Vietnam NaMNaMNaM 
where is kick_friberg_ffs
2018-07-14 15:48
#42
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Brazil xpn :) 
Lg top 1 brazil team , Nekiz playing very well
2018-07-14 15:55
#43
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
5-0 ----> 5-16 #JustChokemarkThings
2018-07-14 16:01
#44
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
also kick moddii ffs and try to get mertz
2018-07-14 16:01
#45
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Israel xpicyyy 
imortals are back
2018-07-14 16:02
boltz to LG
2018-07-14 16:11
#58
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Israel xpicyyy 
Hopefully
2018-07-14 17:30
nice
2018-07-14 16:05
#51
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Netherlands eoNs! 
Lol I turned off the stream on 0-5, thinking LG is done... Que ota power I guess :) Well played
2018-07-14 16:18
Real fan right here. Whenever it goes ur way :D
2018-07-14 17:57
#53
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Brazil tito1982 
EZ FOR THE Best Brazilian team.
2018-07-14 16:35
Told you that LG is the real last hope of BRCS
2018-07-14 16:40
#56
sir | 
Brazil thor_v 
Lg new top 30 hltv?
2018-07-14 17:21
#57
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Brazil Gunzel 
Ez for Brazil zil zil zil! Suck europoops! Are you mad? Cuz I'm not
2018-07-14 17:23
What a shit final.....
2018-07-14 18:03
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