Luminosity Win Group A in ELEAGUE
The group A finals of the Tuner ELEAGUE took place today, and in a big step for competitive Counter-Strike, the match aired live on the American television network TBS. Viewers were treated to 3 intense maps and Brazilian giant, Luminosity Gaming, defeating the home favorited Cloud 9. After both taking the other’s chosen map, Luminosity prevailed 16-9 on the third map of the series.
The first map, Mirage, is generally seen as one of Luminosity’s strongest maps but they were soundly defeated on it by Cloud 9. After a 9-6 lead at the half, Cloud 9 rolled to a 16-11 victory on the map.
On the second map, Cobblestone, Luminosity barely defeated Cloud 9 in an extremely close game that went to overtime. After taking a late terrorist side lead over Cloud 9, Luminosity dropped 2 map points for Cloud 9 to force overtime. In overtime though, Luminosity dominated and were victorious with an almost easy 19-16 victory.
The third map of the series, Dust 2, was controlled by Luminosity from the second round of the game on. After dropping the opening pistol round Luminosity went on to win 14 straight rounds leading up to halftime to go up 14-1. After a stronger second half for Cloud 9, Luminosity would close out the map, and the series 16-9 and 2-1.
With that win, Luminosity Gaming claim the championship of Group A and walk away with a guaranteed spot in the ELEAGUE playoffs. Cloud 9 will have to win a last chance qualifier to make the playoffs.
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