Cloud9, who have looked more potent in ELEAGUE than they did for the previous few months, managed to pull off the upset on map one. On Mirage, Cloud9 were a couple of steps ahead of Luminosity at every turn. Winning the first half 9-6, the Americans managed to press their advantage to win 16-11 on Luminosity’s map pick. Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert, who has come under criticism in recent months for his performance, managed to post 33 kills.
On Cobblestone, Cloud9 were threatening to take a big scalp, once again winning the first half—albeit by a narrow 8-7 margin. The teams were inseparable in regulation and it took overtime for Luminosity to be able to take their first map in the series 19-16.
In the deciding map of the series Luminosity managed to pull everything together, demonstrating their strength. With their backs against the wall the Brazilians managed to put up a 14-1 first half en route to a 16-9 win.
Luminosity will now advance to the eight-team playoffs in week nine of the ten week competition. Cloud9 must fight their way through the last-chance bracket to claim one of two spots in the playoffs to remain in the competition.