CS:GO January 13, 2016 17:17
Luminosity beat G2.Kinguin
This tournament is considered as the first big event for both teams after recent changes in the rosters. As well as in the previous stages, the game ran in the BO3 format. In 15 minutes before the match teams chose a list of maps by the crossing method. After spinning a coin the teams in turn cross out maps from the list. The teams chose only one map out of three remaining ones, and the last map becomes decisive in case when the teams play the first two in a draw. Map drafting:
The match started on the de_train map, which was the pick of Luminosity, who opened the score and got a win streak of six rounds. After quite an intensive fight, G2.Kinguin managed to get a comfortable score of 7:8 by the end of the first half. Having taken another side, Luminosity left the rival no chances in the pistol round and made a difference in the score even bigger [7:12]. Excellent tactics and high personal level of the game let the Brazilian team get a victory [9:16]. The next in turn was de_inferno. The beginning of the defense side turned out to be successful for G2.Kinguin, who managed to take not only the pistol round, but two following rounds, too. Luminosity managed to catch up with the rival only at the tenth round [5:5]. Having broken the economy of the opponents, the Brazilian team continued to dominate over the map and made a 5:10 score. In the second half Luminosity demonstrated full confidence in their strength and did not give G2.Kinguin a chance to show themselves in the attack. As a result, having lost only two points, Luminosity gets a victory in this meeting [7:16]. The match was covered by professional Counter-Strike Global Offensive commentators Konstantin "leniniw" Sivko and Aleksandr "HomeR" Lysenko.