The first semi-final at DreamHack Open Atlanta was between Ghost and Luminosity who started their best-of-three series on Train. Ghost kicked things off with the pistol victory on the T-side and followed it up with three more to lead 4-0.
Henrique "HEN1" Teles got a double kill with the AWP in the fifth round, giving Luminosity their first. The Brazilians tied the game at 4-4 but couldn't take the lead as Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik's double kill in the ninth round was enough for Ghost to go in front (5-4).
Gustavo "yeL" Knittel got double kills in all three of the following rounds and Luminosity took the lead (7-5). However, they were unable to finish the first half ahead as Ghost took the last three rounds before halftime and led 8-7.
Ghost started their CT-side campaign by winning the first two rounds (10-7). Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato's heroics, including a triple kill in a 2vs3 and an ace in the 25th round, wasn't enough for Luminosity who lost the map 16-10.
Dust2 started with the T-sided Ghost winning the pistol round. Luminosity hit back in the second round but Ghost went on a five round streak to make it 6-1. After trailing 9-6 at halftime, the Brazilians took three in a row to make it 9-9.
Ghost only secured one round on the CT-side as Luminosity picked up nine rounds in the second half. Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles & company closed out the map with a 16-10 scoreline after winning a 3vs5 in the 26th round.
The decider was Inferno where Matthew "WARDELL" Yu clutched a 1vs3 to put his T-sided team 1-0 ahead. Just like on Dust2, Ghost had a 6-1 lead after the first seven rounds. The Brazilian team won seven of the following eight rounds to make it 8-7 in their favor.
Kenneth "koosta" Suen's triple kill in the second pistol tied the game at 8-8. Ghost made it 12-8 thanks to Jason "neptune" Tran's 1vs2 clutch in the 20th round. Luminosity came back from 13-8 to win the map 16-14. The Brazilians have advanced to the grand final with the 2-1 series victory.
|Ghost||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza||60 - 54||+6||85.7||1.16|
|Jason 'neptune' Tranneptune||53 - 54||-1||66.1||0.98|
|Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta||51 - 56||-5||64.9||0.96|
|Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel||45 - 56||-11||65.7||0.92|
|Matthew 'WARDELL' YuWARDELL||42 - 55||-13||52.0||0.79|