Fnatic triumph over Luminosity to take the CS:GO title at IEM Katowice
The Swedish side's seventh $100,000 win came in emphatic fashion—with a 3-0 win against Luminosity Gaming.
Though the scoreline was one-sided, the surging Brazilian side gave the decorated team a run for their money with two games going into over time.
In game one Fnatic had to fight back from 11-1 down on Overpass to win 19-17 in overtime, before taking the second game 16-3. The final game of the series was another close affair where Fnatic had to come from behind, this time overcoming a 7-1 deficit. With the game split evenly at 15-15 Fnatic took four straight overtime rounds to secure the championship.
Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer proved once again to be the difference maker for his team throughout the tournament, ending the event on an even 300 kills.
With their win in the final, Fnatic also avenged their best-of-one loss against Luminosity in the group stage—their only loss in the tournament.
Astralis had momentum on their side in the group stages, being the only team to finish with a perfect five wins. But after Fnatic defeated Virtus.pro in the quarter finals, Astralis were the next side to fall.
Tempo Storm placed in the top six, with this being their first major event. EnVyUs will have a lot of work to do ahead of the MLG Major in Columbus in just over three weeks—they finished bottom of their group.
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